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Candidate filing begins in Aurora, Naperville, Wheaton

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.

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

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.

Weekend picks: Illumination lights up the night at Morton Arboretum

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 14:28

Interact with nature and innovative light and sound technology with the seasonal return of Illumination: Tree Lights starting Friday at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Hug or sing to trees along the milelong path to see how they'll respond.

Naperville Rotary collecting coats

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 19:21

Deb Newman recognizes that Naperville looks like a community of "haves." But through her volunteer work, she knows the community has a number of "have nots" -- people who are struggling financially, maybe homeless.

Video, tips lead to 3 warrants in Naperville car-stomping case

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 17:13

Naperville police have photographs and videos of seven people suspected of damaging four cars atop of one of the city's downtown public parking decks. Naperville police have photographs and videos of seven people suspected of damaging four cars atop of one of the city's downtown public parking decks.

Editorial: Election board right to restrict its attorneys' political activities

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 00:45

With the election behind us, talk of a "rigged" voting system has faded into the realm of presidential campaign hyperbole. But there's a reason the accusation attracted attention.

Five Additional First Trust ETFs Approved for Sale in Mexican Pension Plans

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 00:45

In accordance with Mexico's pension plan investment guidelines, CONSAR must approve an ETF before it can be purchased in a pension fund. They previously approved two First Trust ETFs, which are listed below along with the five newly approved ETFs.

Cosley Zoo decked out for holidays

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 05:41

More than 20,000 lights and lots and lots of trees will take center stage during the holiday season at Cosley Zoo . The zoo's Festival of Lights and tree sale begins Friday, Nov. 25, and continues through Dec. 30 at 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton.

Wheaton council reviews early concept for Loretto Convent property

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 01:33

"The intent is to allow a developer to present a proposal without spending significant dollars to get a sense of whether the concept makes any sense or not," City Manager Mike Dzugan said. "It basically gives direction to the applicant as they prepare an application for the zoning process."

She always believed in a country where love and kindness won. Would...

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 23:23

Cathy Mousseau, a midwestern Methodist, frequently goes on early-morning nature walks. She stops to look at a variety of birds on the trail.

DuPage investigators search again for information about baby Hope

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 12:09

The search continued Sunday for information about the parents of baby Hope, the newborn found dead Aug. 15 near Wheaton. Investigators canvassed the wooded area along Plamondon Road, where the baby girl was found abandoned, as well as the surrounding neighborhoods, according to the DuPage County sheriff's office.

DuPage detectives looking for leads in - Baby Hope' case

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 12:09

On Sunday, DuPage County detectives returned to the area where "Baby Hope" was found dead inside a backpack in August in west suburban Wheaton. Four detectives with the DuPage County sheriff's office were walking the area where "Baby Hope" was found and talking to residents to see if they could learn any new information that would help the case, authorities said.

Veterans Day events in DuPage urge unity and tolerance

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 02:41

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

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 22:46

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.

Weekend picks: Catch improv gurus in Batavia

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 13:59

Comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood were often integral to the success of TV's "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Catch them live with the touring show "The Two Man Group" tonight at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia. $44-$77.

Winning images of our weekly photo contest

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:06

I took this picture this past week on one of the more beautiful November days we've seen in a while. It started out a little foggy, but that was just the thing to add to the beauty of this morning along the Fox River in Geneva.

Whelan keeps DuPage forest preserve post

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 06:44

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

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