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Candidate filing begins in Aurora, Naperville, Wheaton

Wheaton News - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 13:38

With the dust still settling from the presidential election, officials in DuPage County and Aurora already are gearing up for local elections in the spring. The filing period for candidates seeking municipal posts in Aurora, Naperville and Wheaton begins today and continues through Nov. 28. Filing in those towns starts earlier than in others because if more than four candidates pursue any one post, a Feb. 28 primary will be needed to winnow the field.

Candidate filing begins in Aurora, Naperville, Wheaton

Aurora news - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 12:56

With the dust still settling from the presidential election, officials in DuPage County and Aurora already are gearing up for local elections in the spring. The filing period for candidates seeking municipal posts in Aurora, Naperville and Wheaton begins today and continues through Nov. 28. Filing in those towns starts earlier than in others because if more than four candidates pursue any one post, a Feb. 28 primary will be needed to winnow the field.

DEP Finds Record Radon Level in Home, Encourages PA Residents to Test for Radioactive Gas - bctv.org

Radon News - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 12:35

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DEP Finds Record Radon Level in Home, Encourages PA Residents to Test for Radioactive Gas
bctv.org
Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has detected a new record-high level of radon and is once again encouraging state residents to test their homes for this radioactive gas, a leading cause of lung cancer.

Beware of Radon, the uninvited guest in our homes - DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Radon News - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 06:32

DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Beware of Radon, the uninvited guest in our homes
DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Prolonged exposure to elevated indoor concentrations of radon gas in our homes is a leading cause. Elevated radon concentrations have been found in homes in every county in the state. Professional radon measurers have found over 41 percent of Illinois ...

Is your home safe from radon? - The Livingston County News

Radon News - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 05:56

Is your home safe from radon?
The Livingston County News
It can be present in your home without you knowing and has been identified by the Surgeon General as the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, radon is responsible for about ...

DuPage 'Living Room' a calmer alternative for mental crisis help

Wheaton News - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 15:42

With muted lights, soft music and floor-to-ceiling windows, the Living Room is designed to be an oasis -- a deliberate contrast to the emergency rooms many of its guests have frequented. Operated by the National Alliance on Mental Illness in DuPage County, this room, at the health department community center in Wheaton, invites guests to talk as much and as openly as they want about the mental health crises that brought them to the new facility seeking help and hope.

DuPage 'Living Room' a calmer alternative for mental crisis help

Naperville News - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 14:25

With muted lights, soft music and floor-to-ceiling windows, the Living Room is designed to be an oasis -- a deliberate contrast to the emergency rooms many of its guests have frequented. Operated by the National Alliance on Mental Illness in DuPage County, this room, at the health department community center in Wheaton, invites guests to talk as much and as openly as they want about the mental health crises that brought them to the new facility seeking help and hope.

Take steps to protect your home against radon | Editorial - lehighvalleylive.com

Radon News - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 11:08

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Take steps to protect your home against radon | Editorial
lehighvalleylive.com
It's radon season — when people spend most of their time indoors, that is — in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Each year at this time homeowners are reminded to have their properties tested for radon gas, if they haven't done so. Yet the presence of ...

This Thanksgiving, should you go cold turkey on political talk?

Naperville News - Sat, 11/19/2016 - 23:45

Susan Bragg, an avid Hillary Clinton supporter, will be spending Thanksgiving with members of her family who voted for Donald Trump. Susan Bragg, an avid Hillary Clinton supporter, will be spending Thanksgiving with members of her family who voted for Donald Trump.

Schaumburg mosque's open house draws hundreds

Carol Stream News - Sat, 11/19/2016 - 22:36

Kim Calabrese attended Saturday's open house at the Midwest Islamic Center near Schaumburg as much for her children as she did for herself. "I really wanted them to be able to surround themselves with peers they might have come in the door thinking differently about than they did as we left," the Carol Stream mother of two said.

Sanders vows to hold Trump's feet to fire, work to transform Dems

Naperville News - Sat, 11/19/2016 - 19:45

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders makes a point while speaking to a crowd of 3,300 who attended his book promotion appearance Friday night at North Central College in Naperville. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders makes a point while speaking to a crowd of 3,300 who attended his book promotion appearance Friday night at North Central College in Naperville.

5 ideas to brighten up your weekend

Naperville News - Sat, 11/19/2016 - 15:46

If you're feeling a little stressed about Thanksgiving and the holidays, take a breather this weekend and enjoy some seasonal fun. Here are five ideas.

Guilty verdict in case of man accused of store clerk's murder in Bensenville

Bensenville News - Sat, 11/19/2016 - 04:58

A DuPage County jury delivered a guilty verdict Friday evening in the murder trial of a Chicago man accused of fatally shooting a store clerk during a bungled hold-up, prosecutors said. After listening to about two hours of closing arguments and deliberating three hours, jurors found Stephan A. Russell, 23 guilty of the first-degree murder of Hussein Saghir, who was shot outside his Bensenville tobacco store on the evening of Jan 19, 2014.

Bernie Sanders in Naperville: 'Get involved yourself'Sen. Bernie...

Naperville News - Sat, 11/19/2016 - 04:01

Sen. Bernie Sanders knows his supporters are discouraged by the results of the presidential election, but on Friday night he encouraged more than 3,000 of them in Naperville to stay hopeful and move forward. "I ask all of you, in whatever capacity you're comfortable with, get involved," he said during a stop on his book tour at North Central College in Naperville.

Catapult Competition: St. Louis Radon seeks to double business, 'professionalize' industry - St. Louis Business Journal

Radon News - Sat, 11/19/2016 - 00:57

St. Louis Business Journal

Catapult Competition: St. Louis Radon seeks to double business, 'professionalize' industry
St. Louis Business Journal
One in five Missouri homes is estimated to have elevated levels of radon, a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that's a carcinogen in high doses. That's why St. Louis Radon CEO Cherie Summa wants to change how the state and public approach radon ...

Doctors urge testing for radon in homes - WFMZ - WFMZ Allentown

Radon News - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 22:10

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Doctors urge testing for radon in homes - WFMZ
WFMZ Allentown
Doctors are urging people to test their homes for radon after a record level of the gas was found in southern Lehigh County.
Pennsylvania home found with record-high radon reading - ABC27abc27

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Lincolnshire District 103 nearing decision on start times

Naperville News - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 21:56

A recommendation to shift hours for students in Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 schools is nearing, as final details on what it would cost are assembled. Superintendent Scott Warren said five-year financial projections related to the changes should be finalized by the end of the month and presented to the school board Dec. 13, when a decision is expected.

5 ideas to brighten up your weekend

Lisle News - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 20:46

If you're feeling a little stressed about Thanksgiving and the holidays, take a breather this weekend and enjoy some seasonal fun. Here are five ideas.

At Home: Don't put off preparing home for winter weather - Topeka Capital Journal

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 20:19

At Home: Don't put off preparing home for winter weather
Topeka Capital Journal
If you are unable to crawl under your home, hire a licensed professional home inspector. Check for loose or missing insulation on the perimeter walls and rim joists. Make sure that all soils or gravel on the floor of the crawlspace are covered with a 6 ...

Needle-wielding couple rob Niles CVS; similar heist happened in Naperville

Naperville News - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 17:36

Police are searched for two people suspected of stealing over-the-counter medication from a CVS in Niles, officials said. Police are searched for two people suspected of stealing over-the-counter medication from a CVS in Niles, officials said.

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