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Weekend picks: Illumination lights up the night at Morton Arboretum

Wheaton News - 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.

Suburban venues rock Black Wednesday with Homegrown Encore, music shows

Glen Ellyn News - 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.

Edward-Elmhurst CEO retiring after 28 years at hospital helm

Naperville News - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 13:16

Pam Davis, the longtime leader who helped transform Edward Hospital in Naperville from a small regional facility to a major medical center, on Thursday announced plans to retire effective June 30, 2017. Davis, who has spent more than 28 years leading Edward and recently became system CEO of both Edward and Elmhurst Hospital, said in a written statement, "it is difficult to adequately express how wonderful these years have been for me."

Where to recycle holiday lights

Naperville News - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 08:41

Residents and businesses are invited to bring their old, nonworking holiday lights to be recycled through the Naperville Park District. For the sixth year, the park district is coordinating a holiday lights recycling program beginning Nov. 18 and ending Feb. 10, 2017.

Dick Tracy statue moves to permanent location in Naperville

Naperville News - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 04:40

Dick Locher joked Thursday that Naperville's police chief can retire now that Dick Tracy is back on the job. Locher, a longtime Naperville resident who spent roughly three decades drawing the Dick Tracy comic strip, looked on as construction workers moved a 9-foot-tall sculpture of his famous cop to its new, permanent location in front of the Naperville Township building near the city's new Water Street District.

New I-90 ramps opening at Meacham, Roselle roads

Roselle News - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 01:35

Dust- and delay-weary drivers on the Jane Addams Tollway can celebrate a couple of victories this week as the Illinois tollway continues wrapping up a massive rebuilding project. The agency is expected to open new westbound entrance and exit ramps at Meacham Road and I-90 and a full-access interchange at Roselle Road and I-90 on Friday, officials said Thursday.

Alarm Detection Systems Recovering From Catastrophic Network Failure

Aurora news - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 01:06

A corrupted data packet has forced ADS to replace transceivers in more than 10,000 AES mesh network radio units. The root cause of the corruption is still under investigation.

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

Glen Ellyn News - 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.

County cuts down 'Hobson Oak' near Naperville

Naperville News - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 00:13

The tree known as the Hobson Oak has been standing in the same spot since well before white settlers came to what is now Naperville. And although crews cut down the decaying tree on Thursday, the historic bur oak's story is far from over.

Burn off your stuffing at a turkey trot

Glen Ellyn News - 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.

Naperville Rotary collecting coats

Naperville News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 20:07

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.

Naperville Dist. 203 sees value in later school start timesStarting...

Naperville News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 20:07

Starting junior high and high school classes later in the day could benefit students' health and sleep, according to a majority of respondents to a survey conducted by Naperville Unit District 203. But implementing a later start for students in sixth through 12th grades could cause logistical challenges that have parents wondering about effects on bus transportation, traffic, extracurricular activities and school/life balance.

Burn off your stuffing at a turkey trot

Addison, IL News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 19:57

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.

Naperville Rotary collecting coats

Wheaton News - 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.

Burn off your stuffing at a turkey trot

Roselle News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 19:18

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.

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

Naperville News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 17:58

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.

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

Wheaton News - 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.

Getaway driver identifies friend as gunman in fatal shooting of store clerk

Bensenville News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 16:31

A second alleged accomplice in a botched convenience mart holdup in Bensenville identified his friend Stephan Russell on Wednesday as the person who fatally shot the store's clerk in 2014. During Russell's murder trial in DuPage County court, Tremayne Davis, 26, of Chicago, testified how he drove with Russell, 23, and another man to the Sam's Tobacco store on Irving Park Road on Jan. 19, 2014.

Aurora officer accused of faking overtime work

Aurora news - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 16:30

A veteran Aurora police officer is charged with theft and facing termination after department officials accused her of faking extra work to get overtime compensation. Kimberly R. Hanson, 43, of Plano, has been on administrative leave since Oct. 3. She was charged with theft earlier this month and a warrant was issued Nov. 3. She turned herself into the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Nov. 8 and posted a $100 bail, according to Aurora Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli.

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