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  • Motorcycle daredevil found guilty in Westmont chase May 7, 2014 8:38 PM
    A motorcycle daredevil’s exploits, including baiting suburban police officers into chasing him and then posting videos of the pursuit online, likely will land him in jail. Hamza Ali Ben Ali, 31, of Plainfield, was found guilty during a Wednesday bench trial of aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer and a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license.

     
  • Longtime taste tester on the edge of foodie trends May 5, 2014 4:55 AM
    Kukec's People features Maria Reyes of Woodridge, who has been a food taste tester for about 30 years, including the last 3 with olive oil at Romeoville-based KeHe.

     
  • Man convicted of running heroin ring Mar 13, 2014 9:02 AM
    A suburban man was convicted of operating a heroin sales ring for nearly six years and using the proceeds to buy jewelry, cars and suburban properties. David Price, 34, was living in Brookfield at the time of his arrest, but federal prosecutors said he had lived in homes in Lombard, Country Club Hills, Darien and Bolingbrook at various times while he ran the heroin distribution ring.

     
  • Keb’ Mo’ goes acoustic for DuPage concert Feb 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    A lot can change in 20 years, but inspiration still comes easy for Kevin Moore. “I love music and I love life and I love telling stories,” the Grammy-winning bluesman, better known as Keb’ Mo’, said in a recent interview. Moore’s performance Saturday at College of DuPage catches the renowned singer-songwriter in a reflective mood. This year marks the 20th anniversary of his self-titled debut under the nickname Keb’ Mo’ — a critically acclaimed album that started him on a path to become one of today’s most respected roots musicians.

     
  • Cleve Carney Art Gallery opening at College of DuPage Feb 5, 2014 9:04 PM
    Visitors can get a sneak peek Thursday of the new Cleve Carney Art Gallery at the McAninch Arts Center on the College of DuPage's Glen Ellyn campus. The 1,850-square-foot gallery is part of the 14-month, $35 million MAC renovation and opens its doors from noon until 2 p.m. for a preview of its inaugural exhibition, “Selection of Artworks from the Cleve Carney Collection.”

     
  • Forest preserve won’t provide land for Darien project Jan 27, 2014 4:44 PM
    A developer who wants to build a multisports complex in Darien won’t receive land for the project from the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. Forest preserve President D. “Dewey” Pierotti Jr. said he is going to notify Darien that the district doesn’t want property it owns between Lemont and Oldfield roads transferred to developer Sam Zagorac. Pierotti already has drafted a letter that he plans to send soon to Darien Mayor Kathleen Weaver.

     
  • COD names permanent MAC director Jan 24, 2014 5:46 PM
    Diana Martinez, once the director of Aurora’s Paramount Theatre and since September the interim director of College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center, has been named the MAC’s permanent director. The announcement concludes a national search conducted over the past five months led by Daniel E. Lloyd, COD’s dean of liberal arts.

     
  • Future of art at College of DuPage still in limbo Jan 24, 2014 5:30 AM
    A 40-by-12 foot ceramic mural that once adorned the wall of College of DuPage's Physical Education Building continues to come up in discussion there — even when it's not scheduled for debate. At Thursday's board meeting Trustee Nancy Svoboda questioned why discussion of the mural's future was not on the agenda.

     
  • COD aiming to promote recruitment, retention of black students Jan 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    The College of DuPage is launching an initiative officials say is specifically aimed at boosting enrollment, academic success and retention of black students. The announcement came as President Obama on Thursday kicks off a national campaign to encourage more low-income students to attend college.

     
  • Mario Tricoci shares business tips at College of DuPage Jan 21, 2014 5:50 PM
    In the world of business, salon owner and entrepreneur Mario Tricoci says, it almost always pays to make your own breaks. “The opportunity you get is the opportunity you make,” Tricoci said Tuesday during an appearance at the College of DuPage, where he discussed his career in the beauty industry and the challenges he overcame to build his brand and reputation.

     
  • Four suburban women charged in student loan scam Jan 17, 2014 4:37 PM
    Four women are facing student loan and identity theft charges following an investigation by College of DuPage, Illinois Attorney General and the U.S. Secret Service. The four are accused of co-opting strangers' identities to steal more than $100,000 in financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.

     
  • Suburban buildings among those honored for best design Jan 9, 2014 6:54 PM
    The Hanover Park Police Department, Schaumburg Township Library District and the College of DuPage were among the honorees when the American Institute of Architects Northeast Illinois Chapter handed out its 2013 Excellence in Design and Merit in Design awards. In all, 10 projects out of 59 entries submitted from across the region received awards.

     
  • Fire damages Darien townhome Jan 4, 2014 12:12 AM
    Firefighters battled a blaze Friday at a townhome in Darien. Several departments responded to the fire at a home on the 7900 block of Knottingham Circle, which rendered the townhome uninhabitable. At 1:52 p.m., the Darien-Woodridge Fire District responded to 911 reports. When the first fire units arrived less than three minutes later, they found heavy smoke pouring from the roof of a four-unit townhome building.

     
  • Lengthy to-do list for DuPage Forest Preserve District Jan 2, 2014 11:12 AM
    DuPage County Forest Preserve officials have compiled a long list of projects for the district to tackle in 2014, including creating wetlands, improving habitats and repairing historic buildings. “This is my last year and I wanted to make certain that all these various projects the board is looking to do are on the list,” said forest preserve President D. “Dewey” Pierotti, Jr., who is retiring from the commission in November.

     
  • Look to virtues of health care law Dec 26, 2013 9:55 AM
    A Darien letter to the editor: Now that the issues facing the Affordable Care Act’s website are resolved, I’m hoping our public debate can gop beyond the manufactured hysteria about the law and take a serious look at how it is benefiting health care in this country.

     
  • Curtain comes down on COD's Buffalo Theatre Ensemble — for now Dec 13, 2013 10:23 AM
    As the College of DuPage prepares to unveil its renovated McAninch Arts Center later this month, a staple of entertainment at the college for 27 years is shutting down the rest of its season. The Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, a professional theatre in residence at the college's Glen Ellyn campus since 1987, has canceled the last two shows of its season as it explores a more sustainable funding model with the college.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Dec 8, 2013 7:59 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features kids shopping for families in need, people decorating for the holiday season, and hundreds and hundreds of Santas running.

     
  • Health care panel discusses consequences of Obamacare Dec 7, 2013 5:22 PM
    A few dozen people turned out Saturday afternoon to share their concerns with the health care overhaul known as Obamacare and find out what the future might hold for them in terms of insurance costs and coverage. The forum was held at College of DuPage.

     
  • Group coming to Glen Ellyn to focus on insurance cancellations Dec 6, 2013 10:49 AM
    A group focusing on people whose insurance has been canceled due to Affordable Care Act requirements is coming to College of DuPage’s Glen Ellyn campus. The nonprofit group called Independent Women’s Voice will launch its “My Cancellation” town-hall tour Saturday to answer questions and “give a voice” to those with canceled health insurance policies, organizers say.

     
  • I-55 crash victim identified as Crystal Lake man Dec 2, 2013 6:59 PM
    Friends are remembering a 28-year-old Crystal Lake man who died Sunday morning in a two-car crash on southbound I-55 near Darien.

     
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