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Elmhurst schools locked down after bank robbery
By Melissa Silverberg
May 25, 2016 8:39 PM
Two Elmhurst schools were placed on lockdown for a short time on Wednesday morning following a nearby bank robbery.
College of DuPage Celebrates 49th Commencement
May 25, 2016 5:18 PM
College of DuPage Outstanding Graduates Dianne Hlinsky of Downers Grove and Ana Pliego of Wheaton addressed more than 630 of their fellow graduates during the 49th annual Commencement ceremony and spoke about the powerful influences of COD. Click here for photos from the event. Check out #codgrad for contributions made by students during the ceremony.
Rotary GroveFest 2016 Carnival Ride Specials
May 25, 2016 9:08 AM
It's once again that time of year when school is ending, the temperatures are rising, the sun is out and Rotary GroveFest is around the corner. What that means is that scheduling summertime festivals will be in full swing and the carnival rides at Rotary GroveFest will be full, and that's due to the great discounts being offered. As in past years, the Rotary Club of Downers Grove will be selling discounted tickets and specials for each day. Each year, the Rotary Club of Downers Grove offers a one price 'Sneak-a-Peek', all you can ride Thursday night special. The cost is only $25 and allows you to unlimited rides from 5:30 -- 10pm. You can pre-purchase these wristbands on line, in order to beat the crowds in line that night at:
Tom Cullerton passes measure to spread DuPage model throughout Illinois
May 25, 2016 9:00 AM
SPRINGFIELD- To mirror the success seen in DuPage County, State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) has passed his initiative to streamline and remove redundancies in local government. "Through our bipartisan work, we have made DuPage County a leader in government consolidation," Cullerton said. "It's time to use the lessons we have learned and spread our success throughout the state to save valuable taxpayer dollars."
Tom Cullerton works to streamline Illinois voter registration
May 25, 2016 9:01 AM
SPRINGFIELD- Currently there are more than 2 million Illinoisans who are eligible to vote, but aren't registered. To alleviate this problem, Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) sponsored Senate Bill 250 which would automatically register eligible citizens when they renew their drivers' license or state ID.
Annual gem, mineral, fossil, and jewelry show returns this weekend
Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association
May 23, 2016 8:40 PM
Seven area hobby clubs are celebrating the Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association's Ruby Jubilee! Experience the excitement of Illinois' largest gem, mineral, fossil, and jewelry show on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, at the DuPage County Fairgrounds.
COD Faculty Member Named Next Generation Indie Book Finalist
May 25, 2016 9:16 AM
College of DuPage Assistant English Professor Trina Sotirakopulos recently was named one of five finalists for the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards during a ceremony held recently at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Sotirakopulos and her co-editor Michelle Duster were honored in the Women's Issues category for their work, "Shifts: An Anthology of Women's Growth Through Change" (for which she is credited as Trina Sotira). The anthology, which also was a 2015 USA Best Book Awards finalist, features poems, short stories and essays by 35 women from various backgrounds, highlighting their strength and growth through life changes, including divorce, parenthood, job situations and loss.
College of DuPage Offers 'Citizens Public Safety Academy' this Summer
May 25, 2016 9:13 AM
The Homeland Security Training Institute at College of DuPage is offering the Citizens Public Safety Academy, designed to provide participants the opportunity to become more aware of and involved with their own safety. Classes will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 7 to Aug. 2, in the Homeland Security Education Center, on the College's main campus. Click here for directions.
Tom Cullerton passes measure to keep retired police dogs with officers
May 25, 2016 9:18 AM
SPRINGFIELD -- Working to keep retired police dogs with their handlers, State Senator Tom Cullerton (D--Villa Park) passed Senate Bill 3129 today, which creates the Police Dog Retirement Act. "As a dog owner myself, I know there is a special bond between an officer and their dog," Cullerton said. "It's important that we take the necessary precautions to honor the special relationship between an officer and their police dog."
"Expect the Unexpected!" in Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra's 56th Season
May 25, 2016 9:26 AM
Surprising musical adventures are in store for you in the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra's highly-anticipated 56th season: "Expect the Unexpected!" Concert programs ranging from the Beatles and Elton John to Grieg and Brahms are sure to please a wide range of musical tastes, and special events throughout the season will infuse the concert experience with a celebratory flavor. The ESO's home at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church offers a spectacular contemporary space in which to enjoy these not-to-be-missed performances with family and friends.
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