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  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Villa Park

    THUMBS UP: What better way to celebrate the Villa Park Centennial Celebration than through food? The Friends of Villa Park Public Library gathered 200 ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Palmisano: Technology transforms District 45 classrooms

    So, what are kids up to these days in School District 45? One hundred fifty seven years have passed since the first school house opened on Meyers Road ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Larson: Watch the screen time

    While in our school district we are excited about an iPad initiative beginning this fall with all freshmen, we will emphasize the importance of mainta ...
    July 29, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • Perez: Food rescue thriving at People's Resource Center

    Each month, thousands of hungry DuPage County neighbors visit one of People’s Resource Center’s two food pantries in Wheaton and Westmont to choose a ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Villa Park

    THUMBS UP: June Kortum of Villa Park is on a mission to help people get their lives back on track through spiritual and emotional counseling. Kortum r ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Lombard

    THUMBS UP: Lombard artist Sean McMenemy is on a mission to inspire growth in downtown Lombard. McMenemy, who designs software for the popular "Golden ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Flowers: Lessons learned on the golf course

    My golf partner, Nick, plays golf with me each week at the Eaglewood golf course in Itasca. We play as part of the NEDSRA summer golf program. He is 1 ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:34 am
  • Doyle: Children in need get new shoes through Bridge Communities partnership

    When a homeless family becomes part of Bridge Communities, their lives are transformed in major ways. They’re moved into a safe, stable apartment; the ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:35 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Villa Park

    THUMBS UP: It's good to see the Villa Park Mariners Swim Team continue to grow. The club, which serves ages 5 to 18, has more than tripled in size ove ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:35 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Lombard

    THUMBS UP: June Kortum, founder of The Gathering Lighthouse in Lombard, is on a mission to help people get their lives back on track through spiritual ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:35 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Villa Park

    THUMBS UP: This looked like a lot of fun. The Life Size Battleship event at Jefferson Pool made a huge splash as kids of all ages (including parents) ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:34 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Lombard

    THUMBS UP: Well that was fun. Lombard, once again, celebrated Independence Day with the Taste of Lombard. Great weather seemed to make the food taste ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:34 am
  • McGuire: Understanding trauma with Family Shelter Service

    Trauma robs people of feeling safe. It interrupts their world view and can alter it forever. And traumatic experiences are more pervasive than one mig ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:38 am
  • LaRocca: Addison chamber jumps into summer

    Well, here we are…moving through summer at breakneck speed! Our annual golf outing turned out to be a great day. Golfers were able to get in a full ro ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:40 am
  • Our view: Lombard trustees know when to fold on video gaming

    If the art of gambling is knowing the odds and having the will power to walk away from a strong hand, then the Lombard village trustees might make exc ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:38 am
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