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  • One in One Thousand: Darius Melton, 23, of Chicago and a lifeguard at the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center, was the recent recipient of the National Golden Guard Award from Ellis and Associates, Inc. Only one in one thousand lifeguards across the nation will ever receive this award. Greg Wooley, Oak Brook Park District

    Oak Brook Park District Lifeguard Receives National Top HonorMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oak Brook Park District is proud to announce that the agency has not only recently been awarded the prestigious Gold International Aquatic Safety Award by international risk management company Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc., but it’s very own lifeguard, Darius Melton, 23, has been recognized as one of the top lifeguards in the nation.

     
  • COD Photo Club Presents ‘Fine Art Nature Photography’Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    The College of DuPage Photo Club will present “Fine Art Nature Photography: Alternative Ways to View Nature” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at the McAninch Arts Center, Room 284, at the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

     
  • Lourdes H S Class of 1959Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    High School Reunion

     
  • Some homeowners required to have federal flood insurance like Cheryl Brady of Wheeling have seen their premiums jump. A new law approved this month limits the size of annual increases.

    Suburbs hit with flood insurance rate increasesMar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Homeowners in suburbs like Des Plaines, Prospect Heights, Wheeling, Addison and Aurora who have to keep a close eye on rising waters nearby will also have to worry about rising flood insurance rates. How far or for how long the rates will climb is unclear. “With all these hurricanes and tornadoes, I’m sure FEMA’s struggling, but do you have to take it out on us?” one homeowner said.

     
  • Public access television host Jerry Markbreit of Skokie, left, runs some dialogue with guest Mike Lieber, center, of Wilmette, before taping the program “Talking Sports” at the Comcast studio facility in Skokie.

    In YouTube era, public access TV still on the air in suburbsMar 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    You Tube. Facebook. Instagram. Three reasons out of many why you might expect public access television to have gone the way of the 8-track. But public access is still going strong, even with Comcast consolidating its production facilities in Mount Prospect. “You can just do your own thing,” Jerry Markbreit said. “We can talk about whatever interests us in the world of sports. We can say what we want, how we want. It’s great.”

     
  • 16 DuPage County ACT-SO Gold Winners Advance to National CompetitionMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    A record 16 students were awarded gold medals in 18 categories at this year's DuPage ACT-SO Awards. The students will move on to compete at nationals in Las Vegas in July.

     
  • Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Downers Grove office announces association with Elizabeth Hanson

    Elizabeth Hanson joins Coldwell Banker Downers Grove officeMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE DOWNERS GROVE OFFICE ANNOUNCES ASSOCIATION WITH ELIZABETH HANSON

     
  • Demand for Abortion Recovery on RiseMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Demand for abortion recovery is on the rise. CareNet DuPage's program to address the problem has received a substantial grant from Christ Church of Oak Brook.

     
  • Schaumburg recommends tax break to lure truck repair businessMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg trustees have recommended that Cook County grant a tax incentive that would bring a Wood Dale-based truck repair business to the village’s Spectrum Industrial Park. If the county grants the Class 6B incentive, AA Truck Repair would relocate to a former FedEx site in Schaumburg. The existing 34,882-square-foot facility — vacant for 3½ years — lies on a 2.93-acre lot at 700 W. Estes.

     
  • Crown Service Systems Joins A Non ProfitMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Crown Service Systems Donating Free House Cleaning to Women With Cancer

     
  • How video games might actually help kids lose weightMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kids these days are often living a more sedentary lifestyle which has contributed to increasing obesity.

     
  • Rainbow trout season opens at 6 a.m. April 5 at three DuPage County forest preserves.

    Start of rainbow trout season just around cornerMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    The spring rainbow trout season will open at 6 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at three DuPage County Forest Preserve District lakes: Pickerel Lake at Pratt’s Wayne Woods in Wayne; Grove Lake at Wood Dale Grove in Wood Dale; and Silver Lake at Blackwell in Warrenville.

     
  • The DuPage Community Foundation surpasses $50 million in managed endowmentMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    WHEATON, IL—This winter, The DuPage Community Foundation surpassed $50 million in total assets under management! “This is truly a momentous milestone for our community,” said David McGowan, president of The DuPage Community Foundation. “It is the culmination of nearly 30 years of dedicated work by our Board and staff and the generous advocacy and support of our many donors, volunteers and other friends who share our passion.”

     
  • College of DuPage bucks state trendsMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Coming off an exceptional fall enrollment, College of DuPage is the only community college district in the state of Illinois with an increase in Full-Time Equivalent Student (FTES) enrollment for the spring 2014 term, according to figures released by the Illinois Community College Board.

     
  • Criminal History Record Information Training Session April 14 Mar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    “Criminal History Record Information Training Symposium for Non-Criminal Justice Users” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at College of DuPage.

     
  • Barry and Mary Ellen Masek of Park Ridge enjoy swirling and sipping one of 60 wines at Clearbrook’s 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting. Chicago Corporate Photography

    Wine tasting banishes cabin fever for record crowdMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Saturday, February 22, over 450 people wined and dined at the 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting, benefitting Clearbrook’s Employment Services Program.

     
  • College of DuPage to Host 22nd Annual Asia Symposium March 11Mar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    College of DuPage will host the 22nd annual Asia Symposium “Dynamic Korea: History, Economics and the Arts” on Tuesday, March 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Dan Mikos of Wood Dale won first place in our February Photo Finish contest for this image he captured in his own back yard.

    Wood Dale photographer captures great image, contest prizeMar 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wood Dale's Dan Mikos won our DuPage Photo Finish contest with a haunting picture of the night sky. But while the $50 gift certificate is nice, he also won something even more important: bragging rights with his girlfriend.

     
  • Michael Wilson

    Bond set for Chicago man in Wood Dale robberiesFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bond was set at $300,000 Friday for a Chicago man accused of robbing two Wood Dale tobacco shops. Prosecutors alleged Michael Wilson, 19, pointed a revolver at two clerks in two separate holdups along Irving Park Road.

     
  • College of DuPage EMT Program Nationally Recognized for Certification Pass RatesFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    According to a report released by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), College of DuPage ranks far above the national average for passing rates on the emergency medical technician certification exam.

     
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