Cosley Zoo decked out for holidays

Wheaton News - 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.

COD ready to approve 2-year faculty contract extension

Glen Ellyn News - 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.

Man who did time for fatal DUI crash now accused of driving with no license

Bloomingdale News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 03:24

A former truck driver who spent a decade in prison for a drug-related crash that claimed the life of a Schaumburg Eagle Scout is back in legal trouble after authorities twice accused him of getting behind the wheel without a license. Richard Gancarz, 59, was set free Tuesday after spending the night in DuPage County Jail on a felony charge of aggravated driving while license revoked.

Hispanic Author Raul Castillo Releases 'La Bruja Que No Fue A La Escuela'

Aurora news - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 03:23

During Halloween weekend, Raul Castillo, a Hispanic author and educator, used a not so scary witch to bring home the point to Spanish-speaking families in his book "La Bruja Que No Fue A La Escuela" the importance of reading and writing at the offices of Ponce Reyna Agency/Farmers Insurance in Aurora, Illinois. Dressed in festive costumes, the agency's staff welcomed 25 families to personally meet Castillo and learn more about his book.

Wheaton council reviews early concept for Loretto Convent property

Wheaton News - 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."

Will overnight O'Hare runway rotation test expire or continue into 2017?

Bensenville News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 01:15

If the city of Chicago requests an extension of its overnight runway rotation test at O'Hare International Airport, the Federal Aviation Authority will consider it, a spokesman said Tuesday. The region is in the fifth month of the six-month trial, which ends Dec. 25, and so far has received positive reviews from communities inundated with noise such as Bensenville.

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Radon News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 01:06

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Glen Ellyn Civic Betterment Party names candidates for town hall

Glen Ellyn News - 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.

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

Wheaton News - 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.

McMahon looks ahead to 2nd full term as top Kane prosecutor

Aurora news - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 23:05

Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon said Tuesday his second full term will include establishing a Conviction Integrity Unit to examine cases where new evidence arises after appeals have been exhausted, and expanding Crisis Intervention Training for officers. During his tenure, McMahon, a former prosecutor who was appointed state's attorney in late 2010, has emphasized aggressive handling of career criminals and cases involving violent crime but has expanded pretrial diversion programs for first-time offenders.

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The folks at Airthings recently sent me one of their new NRPP approved Corentium Pro radon monitors to review, which currently retails for $1,499. This company had a booth at ASHI's InspectionWorld conference in January of this year and was previously ...

Batavia Chamber seeks nominations for Citizen of the Year

Aurora news - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 20:57

If so, nominate them for the annual Batavia Citizen of the Year Award. The award honors extraordinary contributions to the community over the course of the recipient's lifetime.

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Aurora news - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 18:35

AURORA, Ill. Low gas prices are just one of the reasons AAA anticipates a busy Thanksgiving travel period for 2016.

Theater events: Paramount enchants with 'Disney's The Little Mermaid'

Aurora news - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 14:08

Paramount Aurora revives "Disney's The Little Mermaid," the stage adaptation of the 1989 animated musical about a mermaid who falls in love with a human prince and bargains with a sea witch to make her dreams come true. Kari Yancy plays Ariel opposite Devin DeSantis' Prince Eric in director/choreographer Amber Mak's production.

Water Street District's debut wows in downtown NapervilleNearly 10...

Lisle News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 12:15

After almost 10 years and $93 million, a redevelopment effort massive even for Naperville and its vaunted downtown takes center stage this week. The Water Street District brings the downtown its first hotel in modern times, creating a hospitality destination with a wedding reception and banquet space.

Panel to discuss 'You Voted, Now What?' at annual meeting Nov. 17

Aurora news - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 06:07

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Celebration of Membership: Post Election Concerns, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Aurora Country Club, 1548 Prairie St. In addition to highlights of the last year and a focus on the future, they will discuss postelection concerns and what the results mean to the state's business, employers, and employees. The panelists include Madeleine Doubek, publisher of Reboot Illinois; Ben Taylor, IOM, executive director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Great Lakes office; and Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy and spokesman, Illinois Policy Institute.

Addison teachers protest before mediation session

Addison, IL News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 05:44

Addison Elementary District 4 teachers marched along Lake Street after classes Monday to protest a stalemate in contract negotiations with the school board. The two sides met Monday evening with a federal mediator for the first time since they released "final" contract offers that exposed divisions over proposed salaries for teachers.

Kick off the holiday season Friday with Winter Lights Festival

Aurora news - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 01:27

The City of Aurora is kicking off the holiday season with the annual Winter Lights Parade and Festival from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in downtown Aurora. The Winter Lights Parade will usher in the holiday season with dazzling floats along Downer Place, leading up to the official holiday tree lighting.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration set for Sunday

Aurora news - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 23:17

Worshippers from several faiths and congregations will gather in Buffalo Grove on Sunday for the Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council's 26th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration. The event takes place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Saint Mary Parish, 10 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove.

Yarmouth's Tri-Star Industries builds cutting edge stroke ambulances

Winfield News - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 19:15

A stroke ambulance built by Tri-Star of Yarmouth that is going to Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois. YARMOUTH, N.S. Tri-Star Industries in Yarmouth is playing a role in saving precious time when it comes to diagnosing and treating stroke patients.

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