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  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Honor Flight a High Point For Woman Veteran at Sedgebrook Nov 19, 2014 4:00 PM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Wheaton man charged with sending nude photos Nov 19, 2014 6:43 PM
    A Wheaton man was ordered held on $125,000 bail Wednesday after authorities say he emailed nude photos of himself to an undercover police officer pretending to be a 15-year-old Buffalo Grove girl. Carl Zwanzig, 48, was charged with distribution of harmful material and grooming, class 4 felonies punishable by up to three years in prison.

     
  • New license allows online wine sales in Wheaton Nov 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    A new liquor license classification has been added in Wheaton to allow a business to engage in mail order and online wine sales. The city council unanimously approved an amendment to the liquor code Monday to create a Class T liquor license. City staff said the idea for the new license classification came from the owners of Today’s Wine, a Carol Stream online wine business.

     
  • DuPage forest preserve to cut 8 administrative jobs Nov 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    Eight administrative posts will be eliminated as part of a restructuring plan at the DuPage Forest Preserve District that’s projected to save about $1.5 million a year. Forest preserve commissioners Tuesday approved an organizational chart that will be implemented over the next three months. They say the changes will increase efficiency and reduce costs. “It’s a complete reorganization,” commission President D. “Dewey” Pierotti said. “It’s going to streamline the total operation of the forest preserve.”

     
  • Help serve the community this Christmas Nov 18, 2014 2:29 PM
    The Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County is calling for donations of new toys and nonperishable food to support underprivileged children and families through its annual Christmas Offering. It has been putting gifts under the tree for local children in need since 1979. This year, it is projected to serve 350 families with nutritious groceries as well as provide 1600 children and 125 seniors with Christmas gifts.

     
  • “It’s A Wonderful Life” at Tivoli Theatre to benefit sharing Connections Furniture Bank Nov 18, 2014 3:28 PM
    George Bailey and the magical town of Bedford Falls return for “It’s Wonderful Life.” The holiday classic will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Sharing Connection Furniture Bank. Come early and enjoy the preshow music on the Tivoli’s Wurlitzer pipe organ.

     
  • COD to host 13th annual Pathophysiology Panorama Dec. 3 Nov 18, 2014 3:10 PM
    College of DuPage will host its 13th annual Pathophysiology Panorama from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Health and Science Center Lobby. This event is free and open to the public.

     
  • Live blogging at College of DuPage board meeting Nov. 20 Nov 18, 2014 3:12 PM
    Volunteers from the College of DuPage Faculty Association (CODFA) will liveblog the College of DuPage board of trustees meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. in Student Services Center 2200.

     
  • College of DuPage constructing Homeland Security Training Center Nov 18, 2014 3:04 PM
    College of DuPage has begun construction of the new Homeland Security Training Center, a 39,714-square-foot facility that includes a state-of-the-art indoor firing range and a call center training lab. This facility is Phase II in the completion of the College’s Homeland Security Training Institute.

     
  • COD offers new ‘Physics of Politics’ class in spring 2015 Nov 18, 2014 3:06 PM
    College of DuPage is offering a new honors seminar titled “The Physics of Politics” for the first time in spring 2015. “This class is geared toward students pursuing a broad range of majors, including everything from philosophy to mechanical engineering,” said physics professor Tom Carter. “This combination of significant writing, group projects and basic quantitative analysis will provide opportunities and challenges for everyone.”

     
  • COD only Illinois Community College District to grow FTES enrollment over past five years Nov 18, 2014 2:59 PM
    Of the 39 community college districts in Illinois, College of DuPage was the only college district to grow Full Time Equivalent Student enrollment over the past five years.

     
  • New Wheaton brewery a place for people to gather Nov 18, 2014 6:52 PM
    Exposed brick walls, metal accents, a wooden ceiling and plans for local musicians to regularly play live music give Dry City Brew Works the feel of an urban coffeehouse. In reality, the new business in downtown Wheaton is a tiny brewery where people can work on their laptops, catch up with a friend or meet new people while enjoying a beer. The brewery — owned by Wheaton native Ben Sampson, his wife Jessica and her parents, Dave and Lori Carr — opened earlier this month at 120B N. Main Street.

     
  • Election filing begins today in four DuPage cities Nov 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Candidates for mayoral and city council races will be filing nomination petitions starting Monday morning in four of DuPage County’s largest cities. The filing period for the consolidated primary election — which, if necessary, will take place Feb. 24 — ends Nov. 24. Naperville, Wheaton, Downers Grove and Aurora all require people running for council and mayor to file during the primary filing period.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Nov 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of veterans on their day, a young chef with a new hamburger, and the first appearance of Santa to the gallery, representing more than 20 communities.

     
  • Wheaton mayor first to file nominating petitions Nov 17, 2014 5:37 PM
    Wheaton Mayor Michael Gresk was the only candidate to submit his nominating petitions Monday morning when the filing period opened for the spring election. Gresk appears likely to run unopposed in the spring election that also will feature races for two at-large city council seats.

     
  • DuPage culling nearly 400 deer from its preserves Nov 16, 2014 5:58 AM
    Federal sharpshooters are in the process of culling nearly 400 deer as part of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District’s annual deer management program. The district has received permits from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to remove 395 deer from 23 forest preserves throughout the county. This year’s removal effort started Nov. 3.

     
  • Aging Expert Provides Seven Ways to Increase Happiness Nov 14, 2014 7:50 AM
    Aging Expert Provides Seven Ways to Increase Happiness

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
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