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  • 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
  • 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 24, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • 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 23, 2014 - 6:20 pm
  • 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 18, 2014 - 5:30 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 11, 2014 - 5:30 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 7, 2014 - 7:09 pm
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Villa Park

    THUMBS UP: Are you ready to rock? A couple of Willowbrook High School alumni will headline the Taste of Lombard on Fourth of July. Brothers Dan and Ge ...
    June 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Flowers: Dedicated youth run NEDSRA summer camps

    NEDSRA summer camps are in full swing, and children with both physical and mental disabilities are enjoying themselves. This is all made possible with ...
    June 30, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • Helton: Foundation mini-grants benefit District 88 staff

    This past school year, the District 88 Foundation introduced mini-grants to give back to District 88 teachers and staff.
    June 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Villa Park

    THUMBS UP: A pair of Villa Park siblings continue to make their mark in the tap dancing world. Lilly, 17, and Anthony Clampit, 15, both were named 201 ...
    June 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Villa Park

    THUMBS UP: It was good see families out for a morning of fishing June 6 at North Terrace Park. Nice weather helped the Villa Park Parks and Recreation ...
    June 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Simler: DuPage Pads earns highest ratings from nonprofit evaluators

    DuPage Pads earns 4-star rating from Charity NavigatorDuPage Pads, a nonprofit whose mission is to e ...
    June 17, 2014 - 7:13 pm
  • Valle: The truth about Independence Day

    Spring is turning into summer, and with Memorial Day behind us, we look forward to the Fourth of July. While doing some research for this column, I ca ...
    June 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Villa Park

    THUMBS UP: Villa Park residents teamed with DuPage Habitat for Humanity to work on repairs and landscaping at a three-family townhome building May 31 ...
    June 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
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