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Suburban venues rock Black Wednesday with Homegrown Encore, music shows

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 14:11

The Aaron Williams Band is behind the return of the Homegrown Arts and Music Fest for Black Wednesday at BaseCamp Pub in Lisle. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is nearly a holiday in and of itself.

COD to Host Free 'Early High School Grad Preview Day' Dec. 3

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 00:57

College of DuPage will host an "Early Grad Preview Day" for high school students and their parents from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Student Resource Center, room 2000, on the College's Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. Aimed at high school seniors who are graduating this winter and their parents, this free event will provide participants with information about career exploration, field studies and study abroad opportunities at the College, as well as financial literacy and the college transfer process. Attendees can meet with a student success counselor and learn about the College and its academic and career training opportunities across a broad range of disciplines.

Burn off your stuffing at a turkey trot

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 20:46

But in Glen Ellyn -- and other places such as Addison, Roselle and Naperville -- there's a way to burn off a few calories before you start digging into the mashed potatoes and gravy: the annual Turkey Trot races. Addison gets a jump on the season with its Turkey Trot 5K that steps off at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Centennial Park, 1776 W. Centennial Place.

Officials: Man accused in exchange student's drug death had sex with 2nd student

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 01:45

A man accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage exchange student and supplying drugs that caused her fatal overdose was also having a similar relationship with another foreign student, prosecutors said Wednesday. The new details were revealed at a bond modification hearing Wednesday in DuPage County court for Francis Emanuele, 36, of Downers Grove.

Former interim president leaving COD

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 19:28

The administrator who oversaw daily operations at the College of DuPage as acting interim president "during a period of turbulence and transition" is stepping down. COD trustees on Thursday night are scheduled to vote on a retirement agreement with Joseph Collins, the Glen Ellyn school's vice president of academic affairs.

COD ready to approve 2-year faculty contract extension

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 05:03

College of DuPage trustees are expected to vote Thursday on a proposed two-year contract extension with the Glen Ellyn school's full-time faculty members that would begin next August and end the day before the start of the 2019 fall term. The proposal calls for the faculty's pay schedule to remain unchanged in each of the extension years.

Glen Ellyn Civic Betterment Party names candidates for town hall

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 00:54

There will be some new faces on the Glen Ellyn village board this spring and the transition already has begun with Trustee Tim Elliott stepping down to assume his recently-won DuPage County Board seat. Village President Alex Demos has recommended the board appoint Diane McGinley, a former trustee, to Elliott's spot.

Apartment, retail complex up in the air in Glen Ellyn

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 11:53

Three years after unveiling plans to demolish the Giesche store and build an apartment and retail complex in Glen Ellyn, developers still have not applied for village zoning approvals. Village planners have not heard from the owner of the property on the northwest corner of Main Street and Hillside Avenue.

Veterans Day events in DuPage urge unity and tolerance

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 03:54

Courage, sacrifice, tolerance, unity and peace were among the values shared Friday morning when dozens of Wheaton residents gathered in Memorial Park to celebrate Veterans Day. Members of American Legion Post 76 and the post's auxiliary explained how veterans' devotion during wartime can be translated into a devotion to peace, and how tolerance can result in even more progress toward a better and happier world.

DuPage election panel imposes restrictions on its attorneys

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 00:01

This week, the board that oversees the commission approved a policy that prohibits the agency's attorneys from engaging in certain political activity "on behalf of any candidate under the jurisdiction" of the commission. "The election commission is interested in good governance," said Cathy Ficker Terrill, the board chairwoman.

Avid bird watcher to speak to Sierra Club

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 17:57

Local birders can join in as the River Prairie Group of the Sierra Club learns from avid bird watcher Vernon LaVia, known for his impressive list of species identified in the field and his ability to reproduce many calls to attract birds into view. The Kane County resident will speak to the River Prairie Group of the Sierra Club at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane St., Glen Ellyn.

Historical society holds annual bazaar

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 15:33

At the Glen Ellyn Historical Society's fourth annual Holiday Bazaar, visitors can find unique and original pieces by crafters, artists and authors. The bazaar is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn.

Suburban leaders ask Albertsons to work with them to fill vacant Dominick's

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 23:52

Leaders from nearly a dozen suburbs gathered Thursday in Naperville to express their concerns with leases on former Dominick's locations that have been sitting vacant for nearly three years. The mayors and village presidents of Bartlett, Buffalo Grove, Glen Ellyn, Fox Lake, Naperville, Oswego, Palatine, Palos Heights, Romeoville, Schaumburg and Woodridge gathered for a news conference in which they called upon Albertsons, the parent company of Jewel-Osco, to do more to fill the spaces.

Elgin teen charged in Glen Ellyn kidnapping scheme released from juvenile detention facility

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 05:28

The 17-year-old Elgin teen charged in the Aug. 26 kidnapping and armed robbery of a 21-year-old Wheaton College student has been released, on home detention, from the juvenile justice detention facility. The teen, charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping and one count of armed robbery, has been detained since his Sept.

Addison District 4, teachers union release contract proposals

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 01:26

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.

Glenbard South to stage 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 19:18

The Glenbard South High School Theatre Department will present the Tony Award-winning "Fiddler on the Roof" as its fall musical. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 17 to 19, at Glenbard South, 23W200 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn.

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

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 15:10

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.

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