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  • Parade, carnival highlight West Chicago’s Railroad Days Jul 11, 2014 9:12 AM
    Wintertime daydreams about summer fun often include visions of carnivals, outdoor concerts, parades or fireworks. West Chicago’s Railroad Days celebration has it all. The festival at Reed-Keppler Park, 129 W. National St., features a carnival, beer garden and food vendors.

  • Foundation grants help fund emergency assistance throughout the county Jul 14, 2014 5:00 PM
    During the past five years, more than $100,000 in grants from The DuPage Community Foundation have been awarded to local not-for-profit agencies that residents called on when times suddenly got tough—or tougher.

  • 15U Elite White Sox baseball travel team tryouts Aug. 4-5 Jul 14, 2014 4:48 PM
    The Bulls/Sox Academy will be hosting 15U Elite White Sox baseball travel team tryouts for their 2015 team on Monday, Aug. 4, and Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Benedictine University baseball complex in Lisle.

  • 4-H youth to demonstrate skills at DuPage County Fair Jul 14, 2014 4:49 PM
    For hundreds of local youth, 4-H project displays and animal shows are an important and fun part of the annual DuPage County Fair, which is scheduled for July 23 to 27 this year.

  • 4-H-ers to compete at Public Presentations and Demonstrations Contest Jul 14, 2014 4:50 PM
    Public speaking is an important skill for school, work and life, but many Americans have anxiety about presenting information to an audience. Through 4-H, youth are encouraged to develop communication and public speaking skills through presentations.

  • Suburban Law Enforcement Academy graduates 51 recruits Jul 10, 2014 11:35 AM
    The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 51 recruits representing 37 police agencies in Northern Illinois. The ceremony honored the recruits for completing 12 weeks – 480 hours – of basic law enforcement officer training which began this past spring.

  • Germany youth band to give free concert in Batavia Jul 10, 2014 11:32 AM
    The GHO Symphonic Band of Heide, Germany, will give a free concert for the community at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, 950 Hart Road, Batavia.

  • Third RR track coming to Geneva, as funding is announced Jul 10, 2014 5:35 PM
    The addition of the third track on the Union Pacific railroad line through Geneva is on track for construction in 2016, as the railway company and the Illinois Department of Transportation have announced funding for it is in place.

  • West Chicago man acquitted of sexual assault Jul 10, 2014 10:33 PM
    A 12-member DuPage County jury needed less than an hour Thursday evening to find Jose Ramirez-Alcantar not guilty of criminal sexual assault of a 42-year-old Aurora woman at his West Chicago home after a night of drinking at a Aurora bar in 2013. “The police jumped to the wrong conclusion. My client is innocent and that bore out today," his defense attorney said.

  • Wauconda remembers 'The Blues Brothers' shot in town 35 years ago Jul 10, 2014 5:42 AM
    A mission from God brought Dan Akyroyd and John Belushi to Wauconda in July 1979. Thirty-five years later, locals who were there remember "The Blues Brothers" coming to town. “The village was crazy busy,” said Wauconda resident Jayne Stuckmann, who was 20 at the time.

  • Fox Valley Festival Chorus plans garage sale fundraiser Aug. 1-2 Jul 10, 2014 3:46 PM
    The Fox Valley Festival Chorus plans a summer garage and craft sale “Treasures, Treats and ?” to help support its 2014-15 Lincoln Center performance season.

  • Chicago man sentenced for Wood Dale armed robberies Jul 10, 2014 2:03 PM
    A Chicago man was sentenced to prison Thursday after pleading guilty to robbing two Wood Dale tobacco shops. Michael Wilson, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery and was sentenced to two concurrent sentences of 8 years in prison, one for each robbery.

  • West Chicago Public Library Now Offers Downloadable Music from its Website Jul 9, 2014 4:06 PM
    The West Chicago Public Library has joined Library Ideas network of public library websites that offer access to Freegal Music Service.

  • Aurora woman testifies in criminal sexual assault trial Jul 9, 2014 6:46 PM
    A woman prosecutors say is the victim of a criminal sexual assault in West Chicago testified Wednesday that an enjoyable night of drinking and dancing at her favorite bar took a tragic turn after she left her drink unattended for several minutes.

  • COD Offers Fall Courses Leading to Computer Forensic ACE Certification Jul 9, 2014 4:16 PM
    College of DuPage will offer two computer forensic courses this fall that will prepare students to test for the AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) credential.

  • Kim Joins Education Faculty at Wheaton College Jul 9, 2014 4:17 PM
    Dr. Il-Hee Kim recently joined the Wheaton College faculty as Associate Professor of Education.

  • Schultz Joins Psychology Faculty at Wheaton College Jul 9, 2014 4:13 PM
    Dr. Tammy Schultz recently joined the Wheaton College psychology faculty as Professor of Counseling Psychology.

  • College of DuPage Announces Scholars Award Recipients Jul 9, 2014 4:04 PM
    College of DuPage has announced 130 incoming students as Scholars Award recipients for fall 2014. The awards fall into three categories: Presidential, a 64-semester hour full tuition scholarship; Board of Trustees, $2,500 per year; and Dean’s, $1,500 per

  • The Wheaton Municipal Band Goes Dancing Jul 9, 2014 4:02 PM
    The Wheaton Municipal Band joins up with DeSarge Danceworld (Naperville) to hold a dance lesson in Memorial Park in Wheaton., followed by a dance concert.

  • Strickler Joins Library Faculty at Wheaton College Jul 9, 2014 4:03 PM
    Christa M. Strickler recently joined the Wheaton College faculty as Assistant Professor of Library Science.

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