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Schaumburg mosque's open house draws hundreds

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.

Cutting-edge cakes, candy, and more at Americaa s Baking and Sweet show

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 01:36

America's Baking and Sweet show is back with its biggest sugar rush so far, as the country's first, and biggest, baking and sweets show returns for its fourth annual event. "Every year it's getting better and better, every year we are getting more and more people coming out," said the show's co-founder Fedele Naccarato.

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Fri, 11/11/2016 - 00:08

Daniel Alarik is the founder and CEO of a Chicago-area company, exactly what he didn't want to do when he graduated high school and joined the army. "I wanted to do something greater than myself," he says.

Lieutenant Governor tours Pack Expo

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 20:02

PACK EXPO International is the largest processing and packaging trade show in the world in 2016, with over 2,100 exhibitors. The trade show draws attendees from more than 130 countries to explore and view product demonstrations, while learning about the latest technologies in processing and packaging equipment.

Addison District 4, teachers union release contract proposals

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 23:43

Both sides locked in a contract stalemate in Addison Elementary District 4 made their "final" contract offers public Wednesday, confirming a wide gap in proposed salaries for teachers. Both sides are seeking a three-year pact.

Leading by example: Carolyn Ascher: 'I really feed off of helping others'

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 19:42

Everyday Hero Carolyn Ascher has the skill to decipher between those two instances. If the occurrence was within her control, then she chooses to learn from it and improve upon it.

Glenbard North premiers 'Smokefall'

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 19:42

For its fall theater production, Glenbard North High School presents "Smokefall," a family drama in which magical realism collides with vaudeville. In Noah Haidle's "Smokefall," fetuses swap philosophy while awaiting their birth, a daughter eats dirt and doesn't speak, a father is about to drive away and never return, and there's an apple tree growing through the walls of the house.

Winger keeps seat in 45th House

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 06:33

Wood Dale Republican Christine Winger fended off her opponent Tuesday to win a second term representing the state's 45th House District. With 107 of 108 precincts reporting, Winger secured 25,203 votes, or about 50.4 percent.

Whelan keeps DuPage forest preserve post

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 06:33

Republican Tim Whelan appears to have retained his seat in the race for the DuPage County Forest Preserve Dist. 4 seat.

Ives ahead in tight race for 42nd House

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 06:33

Democrat Kathleen Carrier of Carol Stream, left, is trailing incumbent Republican Jeanne Ives of Wheaton in a tight race for the 42nd state House seat in the Illinois legislature. Republican state Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton has a small lead in her quest for a third term, according to early unofficial vote totals.

College of DuPage Board Chairman and President Host Series of Town Hall Meetings

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 23:49

College of DuPage Board Chairman Deanne Mazzochi and President Dr. Ann Rondeau will host a series of Town Hall Meetings throughout District 502 to provide an opportunity for residents to share their thoughts and ask questions about the College. "No questions are off the table," Chairman Mazzochi said.

The DuPage County races worth watching Tuesday

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 14:24

With all the attention on the presidential campaign, it's easy to overlook races down the ticket that will determine how DuPage County residents are represented at the state and county levels. Voters in the state's 81st House District will choose between Republican incumbent David Olsen and Democratic challenger Greg Hose.

Almost 1 in 4 Illinois teachers miss 10-plus days of school year

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 12:08

Teacher Mercedes Draftz works with first-graders at Evergreen Elementary in Carol Stream, an excellent-attendance school, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Teacher Mercedes Draftz works with first-graders at Evergreen Elementary in Carol Stream, an excellent-attendance school, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.

EXCHANGE: Illinois veterans take flight in vintage biplane

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 13:51

In this Sept. 6 2016 photo, John Carlson, 90, climbs in to the front seat as he and seven other veterans got a chance to fly in a WWII-era biplane at the DuPage County Airport in West Chicago, Ill.

Candidate with a moral compass

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 08:15

When I think about the kind of person who I want to represent me on an elected board, I look for the following characteristics -- honesty, trustworthiness, a problem solver and someone who has a moral compass. One candidate for the DuPage County Board, Jim Zay, possesses these characteristics and the leadership qualities that will best represent District 6 families.

Glenbard Families United for Students Excellence to host holiday celebration

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 00:12

The Families United for Students Excellence: African American Parent Committee will host a holiday celebration and meeting on Saturday, Nov. 12. At the Nov. 12 event, former Chicago Bear Ray McElroy will provide inspiration as our master of ceremonies, and Directions program Principal Raquel Wilson will share strategies to encourage teens to excel. Free lunch will be provided for students and their families, and the talents of many Glenbard students will be showcased.

New Dunkin' Donuts in Carol Stream

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 18:12

Carol Stream's fifth Dunkin' Donuts will celebrate its grand opening Saturday, Nov. 5, at 222 W. Army Trail Road. From 10 a.m. until noon that day, staff members and volunteers from Humanitarian Service Project will distribute free travel mugs and coffee coupons to anyone who makes a donation of cash or canned goods.

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