Elmhurst Park District Kite Fest takes flight this Weekend

Kids can look forward to free kite building, a candy drop, kite lessons and races, according to a news release. Participants are also welcome to bring their own kites to fly during open fly times. Kite Fest will also feature music from Impulse Entertainment and food trucks, including Chicago Pizza Boss Mobile Pizzeria, Cupcakes for…

Judge allows some internet search evidence in Naperville murder trial

Grant Muren’s internet searches regarding the film “The Bourne Supremacy” may be relevant in his upcoming murder trial but searches involving several pornographic terms and themes are not, according to a DuPage County judge. Prosecutors argued during a Wednesday morning hearing that the Naperville man’s search history, which included inquiries about “homosexual sex with African-American…

Glen Ellyn District 41 bans food at school parties

Board of Education members approved the new policy during their Aug. 1 meeting. Members Kurt Buchholz and Patrick Escalante voted “no.” While classroom parties – including birthday parties – must be celebrated without food, “alternative non-food classroom celebrations are allowable” in the new policy. The new policy also prohibits the use of food as a…

Happy hour drink and food specials coming to Downers Grove

Businesses and residents looking for a cheap drink after work will now get to enjoy happy hour alcohol specials after the Downers Grove Village Council loosened restrictions on the practice. The board voted 6-1 during its Aug. 2 meeting to align its restrictions with what Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law last July for the…

The New CoD President says More Transparency is Needed for Trustees

Ultimately, the objective is to build trust, and that is what we are doing through shared governance,” Rondeau said, in addressing trustees at the July 28 board meeting. “We’re opening up all matters of communication…and making sure that we are open and transparent and are accountable.” Rondeau started July 1 as the College of DuPage’s…

3rd Party Candidate for DuPage County Not Allowed on Ballot

A third-party candidate for a DuPage County Board seat won’t appear on the November ballot after the county’s electoral board ruled there were problems with his nominating papers. Lombard resident Timothy Goodcase had hoped to run as a Constitution Party candidate in District 2, which covers all or portions of Addison, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove,…

Wizardry comes to Downer’s Grove to celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday

Local medieval event space Adventure Realm will host a special birthday party for fictional wizard Harry Potter on July 31, according to a news release from the business. The game is played in the facility’s 20,000-square-foot medieval kingdom where guests go on quests and adventures alongside their magic wand, interacting with more than 150 special…

A Nice Tax Reduction for Glen Ellyn Residents

Glen Ellyn residents are expected to pay less to the Park District as a result of the decision of its Board of Commissioners to allow debt to retire that funded the majority of construction costs for the Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center. Commissioners unanimously voted at their July 19 meeting to allow the debt to…

La Grange Woman who hit her Boyfriend with his Car is out on Bail

The LaGrange woman accused of using her boyfriend’s car to run him down on a Lombard sidewalk Saturday morning is free after posting 10 percent of the $200,000 bail set Tuesday. According to court records, Elizabeth Donatelli, 20, posted bail late Tuesday. Judge Richard Russo ordered that she be fitted with an alcohol monitoring bracelet…

Wood Dale says it has new Security Plans for this Year’s Prairie Fest

Wood Dale officials say they have a new emergency response plan in place after two people were killed and 22 others injured when high winds from a fast-moving storm knocked over a tent at last year’s Prairie Fest. But they say they won’t share them with the public because of unspecified concerns over security. The…

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