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  • Bensenville offers help in return for annexation Dec 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    After losing hundreds of homes to O’Hare International Airport expansion, Bensenville wants to increase its residential tax base. Meanwhile, the White Pines subdivision near the village has an aging water delivery system that needs to be replaced. So Bensenville officials are proposing a deal that they believe could benefit both the village and White Pines’ residents --- although some of the homeowners aren’t so sure.

  • Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff Dec 17, 2014 7:29 AM
    Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff

  • Honor Flight a high point for female WWII veteran Dec 12, 2014 9:42 AM
    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.

  • Sedgebrook woodworker brings new life to old finds Dec 8, 2014 1:18 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

  • Sedgebrook residents honor veterans with ceremony Dec 8, 2014 9:31 AM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

  • Man acquitted in bad haircut spat Dec 9, 2014 12:13 PM
    A Wood Dale man who pointed a BB gun at a barber after a “disappointing” haircut was acquitted Monday of assault and gun charges. A judge acquited Anthony Oplinger, 19, saying the barber should have known he was staring at the barrel of a BB gun.

  • St Stephen Culinaires present the annual Bake Sale Dec 5, 2014 7:11 AM
    St Stephen Culinaires present the annual Bake Sale

  • St Stephen Pancake Breakfast with Santa Dec 5, 2014 7:13 AM
    St Stephen Pancake Breakfast with Santa

  • St Stephen Pancake Breakfast with Santa Dec 5, 2014 7:13 AM
    St Stephen Pancake Breakfast with Santa

  • Stick to simple healthy hints to stay on track this holiday season Dec 5, 2014 10:52 PM
    Americans gain one to two pounds between the Thanksgiving feast and the New Year countdown. Some do not lose those extra pounds and add weight cumulatively every year. Simple, smart selections this holiday season can help avoid this annual obstacle and set up a positive start to 2015. “The best strategy for the holidays is to aim for weight maintenance,” said Laura Barr, Nutrition and Wellness Educator with University of Illinois Extension.

  • McFun for Westview McTeacher’s Dec 8, 2014 5:03 PM
    On Thursday, December 4th, Westview School PTO held a McTeacher’s Night at the new McDonald’s at 630 N. Route 83 in Bensenville. Teachers took over the restaurant serving up delicious meals to students and families to raise money for the school PTO. Many teachers worked very hard including McPrincipal Buttimer, who was busy tweeting out pics to the families. The McTeacher jobs included; drive-thru , greeters, cleaning the lobby, front counter, clearing tables, and serving ice cream. Teachers working included: Debbie Diaz, Stacy Meiner, Erin King, Andrea Donahoe, Eleni Papanicolaou, Melissa Serrano, Esmeralda Ojeda, Glorai Dotson, Rachel Weichenhain and MargeThomka. There were even teachers singing for tips. Westview McTeachers had it all covered, and the families all had a great time. The School plans to use the money raised to go into a fund for future programming and to possibly go towards some improvements to the playground. Lots of students, teachers, families and friends came out to support the school. The mayor of Wood Dale, Mayor Pulice, even stopped in to support Westview School. All the kids came to see their teachers work at the new Bensenville McDonald’s. A special appearance by Ronald McDonald helped make this fundraiser a memorable evening. Special thank you goes to Westview PTO President, Frannie Hargadon, who organized the entire event. It was a great night! Ronald McDonald’s appearance was courtesy of the Bensenville McDonald’s owner/operator, Dennis Stabile. For more information about events provided by the Bensenville McDonald’s contact the Bensenville McDonald’s Community Relations Director, Julie.Travers@comcast.net or visit their website and mcillinois.com/23784. Visit the website for all their Grand Re-Opening festivities through December 14th.

  • Come see what’s new at the Tivoli Bowl Dec 4, 2014 6:39 PM
    Check out the newly renovated Tivoli Bowl and make it your destination for holiday parties, fundraisers as well as an afternoon or evening of bowling.

  • Chicago's higher minimum wage worries some suburban businesses Dec 4, 2014 5:14 AM
    Suburban small business owners near the Chicago border aren't worried — for now — about the ordinance passed by the Chicago City County Tuesday, raising the minimum wage from $8.25 to $10 an hour in July 2015. It will then gradually increase to $13 an hour by 2019. The hourly wage for tip workers would rise from $4.95 to $5.95 an hour.

  • How to be a Santa to seniors in need Dec 8, 2014 1:31 PM
    Home Instead has partnered with local businesses, senior facilities and volunteers to bring gifts to seniors in need. The participating senior facilities are: ManorCare Health Services, Rolling Meadows; ManorCare Health Services, Arlington Heights; Arden Courts, Elk Grove Village; and Clare Oaks Senior Living, Bartlett. Area businesses will display Christmas trees holding ornaments bearing seniors’ first names and desired gifts. Shoppers can pick out an ornament, buy the gift and return it, unwrapped, to that location.

  • Ex-Bensenville cop indicted on theft charges Dec 3, 2014 6:34 PM
    A now former Bensenville police officer turned himself in Wednesday on a warrant for charges related taking gasoline for private purposes from the village’s gas pumps, officials say.

  • College of DuPage new student orientation Jan. 13 Dec 2, 2014 3:20 PM
    College of DuPage will welcome new students during two orientation sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the Health and Science Center, Room 1234, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

  • Christmas program to serve local families in need Dec 2, 2014 5:44 PM
    In the coming weeks, the Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County will serve 350 underprivileged, local families with nutritious groceries as well as provide Christmas gifts to needy children and senior citizens through its annual Christmas Offering program. The nonprofit is calling for donations of new toys and nonperishable food to ensure the success of this program.

  • COD president to receive 2014 CASE Region V Chief Executive Leadership Award Dec 2, 2014 6:02 PM
    College of DuPage President Dr. Robert L. Breuder will receive the 2014 CASE Region V Chief Executive Leadership Award on Dec. 16 at the annual CASE V conference in Chicago.

  • Fox Lake Theatre Presents Free Screening of “The Polar Express” Dec 2, 2014 4:07 PM
    Celebrate the holiday season at the Fox Lake Theatre with a FREE screening of “The Polar Express.” This special show is slated for Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 10 AM at the Fox Lake Theatre, located at 115 Town Centre Lane in Fox Lake. The film is sponsored by the Lions Club. Santa will be on hand to greet children before the film.

  • Santa Hustle Chicago 5K to benefit ACS, Toys for Tots Foundation Dec 2, 2014 6:16 PM
    The Santa Hustle Chicago 5K is comin’ to town this weekend-don’t miss out on all the jolly fun! Picture thousands taking to the streets and pathways of Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, outfitted in Santa hats and beards as holiday cheer overtakes the windy city!

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