Constable: Letter from Vietnam rekindles suburban veterans' past

Downers Grove News - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 13:49

An old pro when it comes to sharing his Vietnam War experience with school kids on Veterans Day, former infantry squad leader Chuck Derer was talking to a class at a suburban school last year. He pulled out a letter he had mailed in 1968 to his parents in Hinsdale, when it hit him.

Flipping TV shows – I prefer my fiction in books - Prescott Daily Courier

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 13:03

Flipping TV shows – I prefer my fiction in books
Prescott Daily Courier
As a home inspector, I have inspected many “flip” homes that had quality workmanship throughout. These were usually done by licensed contractors. But I have also inspected some flip homes that were “lipstick on a pig.” The buyers see new paint and ...

Naperville veteran given a new house as he confronts PTSDA...

Lisle News - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 12:04

The burden of spending roughly half his family's income on rent isn't even lifted yet, but Army Spc. Tony Chobanov of Naperville already feels better.

Visit Iran? US tour company says yes, despite recent arrests

Downers Grove News - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 09:50

It is home to beautiful mountains, breathtaking historical buildings and priceless artwork - but it's also the subject of strongly worded U.S. State Department warnings. For Americans, Iran may not be the first place that comes to mind when planning a vacation, even decades after the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover following the country's Islamic Revolution.

Visit Iran? US tour company says yes, despite recent arrests

Downers Grove News - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 09:50

In this Friday, April 8, 2011 file photo, Canadian tourist David Froud, left, and his Iranian wife Mahnaz sightsee the Jomeh mosque, which is now a historical monument, in the city of Isfahan, some 234 miles south of the capital Tehran, Iran. A U.S. luxury tour company is offering a new destination that's sure to raise eyebrows: Iran.

DeKalb hires community development director

Willowbrook News - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:13

Jo Ellen Charlton will take over as head of the department after the departure of Ellen Divita . Divita had held the position for about two years before leaving.

Winning images of our weekly photo contest

Wheaton News - 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.

Geneva man dies in St. Charles crash

Downers Grove News - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 01:59

ST. CHARLES – A 67-year-old Geneva man died as a result of injuries he suffered in a crash Nov. 9 in the 3700 block of Stern Avenue, police announced in a news release. Thomas Chlebowski, of the 400 block of North Glengarry Drive, Geneva, was first transported to Delnor Hospital in Geneva, then flown to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where he died of his injuries, the release stated.


Carol Stream News - 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.

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

Glen Ellyn News - 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.

Four women injured in pileup outside Elgin

Downers Grove News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 22:03

Four women, including one that was flown to a hospital, were injured Thursday morning in a four-vehicle chain reaction crash along Route 20 west of Elgin. The initial investigation indicates a 2013 Kia Sorrento driven by Monica Villanueva, 24, of Elgin, was eastbound about 7 a.m. on Route 20 when it crashed into the rear of a 2014 Mercedes C300 that was stopped at Coombs Road, Kane County Sheriff's Lt.

Lieutenant Governor tours Pack Expo

Carol Stream News - 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.

Former Bloomingdale PTO treasurer gets probation in theft case

Bloomingdale News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 20:01

The former PTO treasurer of Bloomingdale's Winnebago Elementary School was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation and 70 days of work release jail time after admitting to stealing money from the organization's bank account. Tiffany Moormann, 41, of the 300 block of Starling Court in Bloomingdale, had pleaded guilty to theft of more than $10,000.

I-355 interchange near Itasca dedicated to honor state trooper

Itasca News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 19:52

Thirty years ago, Illinois state trooper John Kugelman was killed near Itasca while attempting to assist in a high-speed chase. On the anniversary of his death Thursday, state police honored the memory of the 27-year-old Kugelman, who had been with the department for just three years at the time of his death.

Autism doc 'Life, Animated' a touching screening at Tivoli Theatre

Downers Grove News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 13:32

The After Hours Film Society presents Roger Ross Williams' documentary "Life, Animated," at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. The doc tells the story of an autistic boy named Owen, whose ability to communicate drastically improved after watching "Beauty and the Beast" plus other Walt Disney animated classics -- all of which he memorized.

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

Glen Ellyn News - 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.

Prospective Parents Q&A set for Nov. 15 at Rosary

Aurora news - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 03:50

Parents interested in learning more about the benefits of a Rosary High School education for their daughters are invited to attend a Prospective Parents Q&A from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the school, 901 N. Edgelawn Drive in Aurora. The morning will include a panel discussion with current parents, alumnae, faculty, administrators and students.

Why DuPage voters approve higher spending on library, parks, schools

Bloomingdale News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 01:52

A new $22.3 million Helen Plum Memorial Library is one of three improvements for which DuPage County voters in various taxing bodies approved property tax increases during Tuesday's election. Voters also said OK to tax increases for the Bloomingdale Park District and Salt Creek Elementary District 48. Leaders in three DuPage County jurisdictions who gambled by asking for tax increases on a presidential ballot are thanking their lucky stars and their referendum supporters.

Addison District 4, teachers union release contract proposals

Glen Ellyn News - 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.

Addison District 4, teachers union release contract proposals

Carol Stream News - 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.

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