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Elk Grove Theatre Presents “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Oct 31, 2014 7:36 AM
Elk Grove Theatre Presents “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
Fine Line show features holiday gifts by top artists Oct 30, 2014 5:35 PM
Mark your calendar for Christmastime at the Fine Line Show and Sale, Dec. 5-13. This annual juried event in St. Charles showcases the best of our members’ artistic talents, and offers a wide range of unique holiday gifts.
Have a safe and spooky Halloween with safety tips from Illinois Poison Center Oct 28, 2014 5:59 PM
With children across Illinois set to hit the streets for trick-or-treating, the Illinois Poison Center is urging parents and guardians to be cautious about Halloween products like dry ice and cosmetics that could prove dangerous if used improperly.
Clearbrook Cuisine Curbs Suburban Appetites Oct 27, 2014 7:27 AM
AOIIs “Focus on College” on Nov. 12 in Prospect Heights
Donations and volunteers make new Ronald McDonald House possible in DuPage Oct 27, 2014 7:55 PM
Katie Allabough counts herself blessed to have a happy, healthy 5-year-old daughter. She knows not everyone is so lucky, that there are many families who have a child who is seriously ill. As the director of the new Ronald McDonald House under construction in Winfield across from Central DuPage Hospital, those families will be foremost in her mind and she'll be doing whatever she can to lighten their load and provide a safe place where they can find support. “I've had so many families touch my heart in different ways,” Allabough said.
DuPage candidates strongly differ on stormwater fee Oct 27, 2014 3:05 PM
A state law that gave DuPage County the ability to impose a stormwater utility fee continues to divide county board candidates. District 4 county board incumbent Grant Eckhoff says he would support adopting the fee as a way to pay for flood relief projects throughout DuPage. But Jeremy Custer, Eckhoff’s challenger in the Nov. 4 election, is opposed to the fee.
DuPage County Board mourns death of member J.R. McBride Oct 24, 2014 9:21 PM
The life of the DuPage County Board has passed away. J.R. McBride, who represented county board District 4, died early Friday morning at his Glen Ellyn home after a long battle with cancer. He was 47. On Friday, friends used words like “funny,” “smart,” and “gregarious” to describe McBride, an insurance broker who had served on the county board since 2006.
DuPage forest preserve candidates differ over taxes Oct 24, 2014 8:01 PM
Two DuPage County Forest Preserve candidates disagree about what should happen to millions of dollars in property tax revenue after the district is done repaying part of its debt.
Chicago Pet Show comes to St Charles Nov. 8-9 Oct 24, 2014 5:57 PM
Join the fifth annual Chicago Pet Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9, in the Prairie Events Center at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. Looking for pet services? Meet local vets, talk to food vendors, hang out with vet chiropractors, and find holistic methods available for your furry, feathery or scaly friends.
CDH proposes $14.2 million expansion of Winfield campus Oct 22, 2014 3:44 PM
Central DuPage Hospital is hoping to pursue a $14.2 million plan to modernize its pediatrics unit and neonatal intensive care unit. The Winfield-based hospital earlier this month submitted an application for expansion with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. The application is scheduled to be reviewed by the panel in December.
Holiday cards to support the Leukemia Research Foundation Oct 22, 2014 6:32 PM
The Leukemia Research Foundation announces its annual Holiday Card Sale. This year’s catalog includes cards for many occasions — and all can be customized. Cards for birthdays, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the New Year are available in many styles from general to business, religious, multicultural, progressive and more. The cards can be personalized and customers are able to customize verses. Cards range in style from a watercolor reproduction to traditional holiday scenes.
COD, Easter Seals celebrate 15-year photo collaboration Oct 20, 2014 4:24 PM
Celebrating a 15-year collaboration between College of DuPage and Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region, the college recently hosted a reception, highlighting student photographic works featuring Easter Seals clients.
McAninch Arts Center receives LEED certification Oct 16, 2014 4:01 PM
The McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Our HOMe Improvement Donates Carpeting to Clearbrook Oct 16, 2014 7:14 AM
Our HOMe Improvement Donates Carpeting to Clearbrook
COD Instructor Receives Prestigious Award Oct 15, 2014 4:49 PM
College of DuPage instructor Dr. Michael Fagel recently received the first ever Security Book of the Year Award by the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International for his book “Crisis Management and Emergency Planning: Preparing for Today’s Challenges.” “I am honored to receive this award,” Fagel said. “This book was written to educate people and help prepare them for the future. I never thought it would be nominated for anything, much less win.” Founded in 1955, ASIS International is a not-for-profit organization of more than 38,000 security practitioners worldwide, which advocates for the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. Fagel was officially recognized during an award ceremony and book signing at ASIS International’s 60th annual conference in Atlanta, GA. He said he was honored to receive this prestigious recognition from admired peers in the field. “The six authors on the committee have published more than 45 notable books between them,” Fagel said. “It was humbling but great to be welcomed into that group.” The author of several published books on topics related to safety and security, Fagel has nearly 40 years of experience working in emergency management, fire services, industrial safety, law enforcement, rescue and government. He is a Homeland Security Analyst at the Argonne National Laboratories, has spent 10 years at FEMA in their Occupational Safety and Health Cadre. Fagel has responded to incidents and disasters such as the Oklahoma City Bombing where he worked as a safety officer and CISD de briefer, and spent over 100 days at the World Trade Center for FDNY at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks. He has provided his skills and experience as a subject matter expert at several organizations including the National Organization for Research (NORC) at the University of Chicago, the National Center for Security and Preparedness (NCSP) at the University of Albany and the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) at the Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education at Louisiana State University. Fagel also teaches at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Northern Illinois University, Eastern Kentucky University and Aurora University. He has also taught at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Benedictine University. He has written over 300 articles on safety & disaster planning and served on the National Domestic Preparedness Office SLAG team (NDPO) at the FBI in Washington. Fagel has recently signed on with College of DuPage to teach new classes on Terrorism Planning and Response as well as Homeland Security, at the Homeland Security Training Institute. He said he was impressed with the College’s recently constructed Homeland Security Education Center. “I have taught homeland security all over the world, at numerous facilities; from palaces to tents and all types of classrooms,” Fagel said. “The facilities at the HEC are second to none. They are world class in both design and implementation.” Fagel added that he is proud to be a part of College of DuPage and that the College’s goals align perfectly with his own. “I am proud to be affiliated with the HSTI program at COD.” Fagel said. “I think our mission, which has been my mission since 9/11, is to create a world-class environment for training and educating the leaders of the future and that is what this facility and staff is focused on.” Housing the College’s Criminal Justice and Fire Science/EMS programs, as well as the Police Department, State-certified Fire Academy and the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy, the 66,000 square-foot Homeland Security Education Center is the only comprehensive multijurisdictional training center of its kind in the Midwest. The facility features a wide range of high-tech training spaces including a full-scale indoor street scene, forensics and cybercrimes labs, a hazardous materials leak simulator, a two-story smoke room with moveable walls, a full-size ambulance, an outdoor training tower for confined rescue and rappelling and a command center designed to instruct National Incident Management System protocols. Looking back on his career, Fagel said that the biggest challenge he has faced comes less from the actual threat of emergencies than from the underlying opinion of what safety and security entails. “Safety and security are not just plans; they are a continuous process,” Fagel said. “It’s not just guards, gates and guns; it’s an underlying attitude and approach. Decision makers in organizations need to understand that risk is an ever-evolving threat. Too often, people wait until it’s too late and make poor decisions based on knee-jerk reactions.” Fagel said that through his work he hopes to train the leaders of tomorrow and to train as many people as possible to be “comfortable, cognizant, aware and trained to take over and take care of the next generations.” He added that after all this time working in safety and security, his primary focus and motivating principle is simply to make a difference. “I’m going to do as much as I can for as long as I can for as many people as I can. That’s really what drives me,” he said.
COD Concealed Carry Class Nov. 8 Oct 15, 2014 4:46 PM
College of DuPage will offer the second session of its new Concealed Class on Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9. This previously sold-out 18-hour class will cover all elements of state-required training including basic principles of marksmanship; care, cleaning, loading and unloading of a concealable firearm; firearm safety; state and federal laws relating to ownership, storage, carry and transport of a firearm; and weapon and handling and legal qualification. In addition, students will gain hands-on, real-world experience through the use of a state-of-the-art concealed carry firearm simulator and the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) inside the four-dimensional immersion “street scene” within the Homeland Security Education Center. This class will be led by certified concealed carry instructor and distinguished firearm expert Michelle Quesada. She has trained at Fort Benning with the U.S. Army Rangers and the U.S. Air Force Pistol Service Teams and is recognized through the NRA as a Double Distinguished Expert Marksman, shooting over 600 perfect rounds in one day to complete her first Distinguished award. In addition, Quesada is NRA certified to teach Basic Pistol and Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home and has held the NRA appointment of Chief Range Safety Officer. To attend this class, students must be 21 or over, currently possess a valid Firearm Owner Identification Card, a valid Illinois state I.D. or driver’s license, and be physically capable of safely and effectively operating a firearm. To ease the Illinois CCL application process, electronic fingerprints and a digital photo will be offered to participants for an additional cash only $60 fee. A Concealed Carry class designed with an emphasis on issues related specifically to women and the concealed carry law will be offered on Dec. 6 and 7. Click here for more information about the CCL class at College of DuPage. Click here for more information about Concealed Carry licensure in Illinois.
Mission: preserve land, act ethically Oct 14, 2014 12:01 AM
A Winfield letter to the editor: I plan to vote to re-elect Shannon Burns as our District 6 commissioner on the DuPage County Forest Preserve Board. I believe a vote for Shannon is a vote for intelligent, environmentally correct management of our publicly owned land.
“Run, Walk & Roll” Oct. 26 to benefit Marklund Oct 14, 2014 5:14 PM
Get ready to "Run, Walk & Roll" for Marklund! Registration is still being accepted for Marklund’s second annual 5K/1 mile event which is set for Sunday, Oct. 26 in Geneva. “Last year, nearly 600 people participated in our inaugural event and helped us net $30,000 for programs and services for our clients so we're looking forward to growing that number this year!,” said Stephanie Heinz, Development Coordinator at Marklund.
Soroptimist Club accepting applications for Violet Richardson Award Oct 14, 2014 5:12 PM
Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago is now accepting applications for the Violet Richardson Award. Named after the president of the first Soroptimist club, the Violet Richardson Award honors girls who are making a difference through volunteer service. Each year, Soroptimist clubs honor girls who donate their time and energy to causes that make the community and world a better place — such as working to end discrimination and poverty, assisting women and children who are victims of domestic violence, or mentoring young girls.
Warrenville Park District Scares Up Fun at Annual Fest Oct. 24 Oct 14, 2014 5:00 PM
The Warrenville Park District is gearing up for a howling good time with its 11th annual Fall Family Fun Fest from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Recreation Center, 3S260 Warren Ave. This event is a great way for families to enjoy the season in a safe environment and features a fantastic lineup of activities for all ages.
- Cubs take next step and fire Renteria
- Trick-or-treating hours in the suburbs
- Insurance firm sues to avoid cost of arrested-cops cases
- Reputed gang members accused of illegal drug, firearm sales
- Trial date set for ex-Bear Avellini on DUI charges
- Northwest suburban trick-or-treating hours
- 2 fire districts field 'emotionally charged' questions
- St. Peter Lutheran School celebrates 150 years
- State officials: No more 'failing' schools this year
- ESHOF to honor Nemmers with Lifetime Achievement Award
- Football: Week 9 MVPs
- Football Focus: Week 10 Preview
- Discipline will be key to Huntley's playoff chances
- Plenty of intrigue surrounds opening round of football playoffs
- Football playoffs: Who's up, who's out, proposed changes
- Like it or not, Glenbard South gets Riverside-Brookfield again
- Football playoffs: First round pairings/game days and times
- Scouting this weekend's DuPage County playoff football games
- Tough playoff tests loom for MSL teams, St. Viator
- Updated: IHSA to look at sweeping changes to football system
- Lawsuit: Mom, daughter assaulted by clowns at haunted house
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- Shooting suspect caught after passers-by spotted him
- FBI says Bolingbrook teen hoped to join ISIS
- Bolingbrook teen in ISIS case called intelligent, normal
- Skies now more friendly for kids on autism spectrum
- Upscale Italian restaurant opening in Palatine
- Ebola nurse on defensive gets call from Obama
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- Vernon Hills man charged in sexual exploitation case
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