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  • Wheaton doctors work to spread positive message about house calls Nov 23, 2014 7:33 AM
    Bernard and Margaret Sloan don't schedule their doctor's appointments at a clinic anymore. Instead, the couple -- married 67 years -- has check-ups and procedures done in the comfort of their Wheaton home by a physician who does house calls for a living. Some say “a perfect storm” is occurring that will push more people back into the direction of home health care in the near future. That includes a mix of health care changes due to the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare and Medicaid fiscal crisis, increasingly advanced and portable medical technology that can be brought into the home and a quickly aging population.

     
  • DuPage County Board candidates seek to fill McBride’s term Nov 22, 2014 6:50 PM
    DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin hosted a forum for the finalists hoping to fill the county board vacancy in District 4. About 20 residents attended and asked questions.

     
  • Eight finalists named for DuPage board vacancy Nov 21, 2014 5:12 PM
    A former Glen Ellyn village president and the town’s village clerk are among eight finalists seeking to replace the late Jerry “JR” McBride on the DuPage County Board. County board Chairman Dan Cronin reviewed applications from 34 candidates interested in the District 4 board seat that’s been vacant since McBride’s death on Oct. 24. That list has since been narrowed down to the eight finalists.

     
  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab Nov 24, 2014 7:44 AM
    Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab

     
  • 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.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • “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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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