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  • From many, one Sep 18, 2014 1:01 AM
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  • DuPage board candidates debate outreach efforts Sep 18, 2014 9:19 AM
    A longtime incumbent on the DuPage County Board says he’s always been accessible to residents who reach out to him. But his opponent in the Nov. 4 election is promising to be the type of board member who reaches out to the constituents.

     
  • “Uncommon Threads” fashion-art show returns to St. Charles Sep 18, 2014 4:15 PM
    Tickets are now on sale for "Uncommon Threads," the annual one-of-a-kind wearable art show and luncheon, presented by Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. Superlative wearable art is the focus of this event, which brings together phenomenal textiles and accessories created by local and national artists.

     
  • Tri-County 4-H members earn top honors at Illinois State Fair Sep 18, 2014 6:45 PM
    Tri-county 4-H’ers earned 34 Superior Honors and 60 Awards of Excellence at the Illinois State Fair junior exhibit judging in Springfield in August. Nearly 100 DuPage, Kane and Kendall County youth shared their qualifying 4-H projects with judges on Aug. 9. The Award of Excellence is given to youth whose county project earned them a trip to the Illinois State Fair.

     
  • Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inducts individuals from Tri-County Area Sep 18, 2014 7:50 PM
    In August, more than 1,000 supporters watched the induction of 66 new members into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame, including three representatives of the tri-county area of DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties. Area winners include: Laura Bennett, DuPage County; Carol McKellar, Kane County; and Mary Ann Petersen, Kendall County.

     
  • Lake County museum sells Civil War newspaper collection to Cantigny estate Sep 17, 2014 8:34 AM
    Thirty-four bound volumes containing hundreds of Chicago Tribunes from the American Civil War are headed from a museum near Wauconda to one in Wheaton. The nearly complete collection includes reports about the war, the assassination of President Lincoln and the hunt for killer John Wilkes Booth, among other historically notable events.

     
  • New Wheaton store to focus on vinyl records Sep 17, 2014 8:36 AM
    Michael Paeth has always loved music and always loved vinyyl records, and he's found out a lot of other people --even younger people --do too. With his two teenage daughters, Abby and Allie, he'll be opening Mile Long Records in October in downtown Wheaton to sell new and old vinyl..

     
  • Cantigny ceremony celebrates 95 new U.S. citizens Sep 17, 2014 7:29 PM
    It took seven years, but on Wednesday afternoon Claudia Sierra-Sokop was finally able to call herself a citizen of the United States of America. “It feels amazing,” the Colombian native said. “I love the country I was born (in), but this is my country now.” Sierra-Sokop, of Palatine, was one of 95 people from 25 countries who took an Oath of Allegiance Wednesday during a naturalization ceremony at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

     
  • TMA Co-Hosts Taiwan Manufacturers at Networking Event Sep 16, 2014 7:15 AM
    The Technology & Manufacturing Association of Illinois recently co-hosted a dinner for more than 40 Taiwan manufacturing executives. The Taiwanese were in Chicago for the International Manufacturing Technology Show.

     
  • Fundraising party to benefit Cosley Zoo Sep 16, 2014 9:43 AM
    A new event called Live at the Zoo, a night of food, drinks and live entertainment, aims to raise money to support the more than 300 animals and wildlife conservation efforts of Cosley Zoo and impact the lives of 150,000 annual Cosley Zoo visitors.

     
  • Residents voice concerns with subdivision plans near Wheaton North Sep 16, 2014 11:40 AM
    More than a dozen residents are opposing plans to build 13 houses just north of Wheaton North High School. Flooding issues, increased traffic, noise and the removal of mature trees were among the concerns voiced during a recent public hearing about the possible annexation and development of 4 acres near 0N675 Morse St.

     
  • World Class Basketball taking registration for winter travel teams Sep 16, 2014 5:34 PM
    The World Class Basketball Association, a nonprofit organization, runs travel teams for boys in fourth through eighth grade. They are now accepting registrations for your 2014-15 winter travel program.

     
  • Two Wheaton lawyers disciplined by Illinois Supreme Court Sep 16, 2014 4:48 PM
    One Wheaton-based attorney was disbarred and another was placed on probation in the latest round of lawyer disciplinary orders filed by the Illinois Supreme Court. Officials with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission said sanctions were imposed against Brian P. Lee and Thomas McGrath O’Connor because they engaged in professional misconduct by violating state ethics law.

     
  • Step Family Day raises awareness for blended families Sep 15, 2014 11:29 AM
    One in three Americans is now a stepparent, a stepchild, a step sibling, or member of a blended family. That’s a big change from the ‘Leave it to Beaver’ days. The fact is; the traditional nuclear family (families where both parents are married and live together) is on the decline, from 45 percent of households in 1960 to 23 percent this year. Sept. 16 is National Step Family Day, which raises awareness for this growing demographic of families.

     
  • State of Illinois Proclaims September 14 - 20 Illinis Rail Safety Week Sep 15, 2014 4:40 PM
    State of Illinois Proclaims September 14 - 20 Illinois Rail Safety Week

     
  • Citizen’s group seeks support for open space referendum to preserve 53/56 Sep 15, 2014 4:58 PM
    A new citizens group wants to gain support for an open space referendum on the November ballot.

     
  • Health Department’s suicide hotline is a life-saver Sep 15, 2014 5:00 PM
    This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and the DuPage County Health Department would like to remind residents about the importance of suicide prevention and the services that are offered through the Health Department.

     
  • Grant Helps Impoverished Seniors in DuPage with Endowment Campaign Sep 15, 2014 4:54 PM
    The Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) has been selected to receive a $3,200 grant from the Mulholland Family Fund of The DuPage Community Foundation.

     
  • DuPage obesity rates for children lower than national Sep 15, 2014 4:44 PM
    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and FORWARD, a countywide, public-private partnership working to reverse the obesity trend in DuPage County, has released its most recent report on the rates of overweight and obese children. The full report is available at www.dupagehealth.org/bmi.

     
  • North Central student inspires youth to go to college Sep 14, 2014 5:37 PM
    By giving hope to young residents of the Joliet neighborhood where she grew up, North Central College senior Danara Barlow has become a hometown hero. As the recipient of North Central’s 2014 Mironda K. Heston Scholarship for Human Service, Barlow was awarded a budget of $2,500 to fund work in human rights and service. With her grant, she created Project Better, a program that focuses on inspiring youth and preparing them for college.

     
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