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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…

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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,…

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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‚Äôs 20,000-square-foot medieval kingdom where guests go on quests and adventures alongside their magic wand, interacting with more than 150 special…

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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…

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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…

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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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Downers Grove developer at odds with park, school districts

  The Village Council originally approved a proposal to construct the five-story, 89-unit apartment building at 5100 Forest Ave. in August 2015, and heard the pleas of Holladay Properties Vice President Drew Mitchell during its July 19 meeting. Mitchell said progress was slow but steady through the past three years since acquiring the property, which…

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Friends of Wheaton Public Library to hold an annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Wheaton Public Library will hold its annual book sale in August. All proceeds will benefit library programs. The sale will take place from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26 and 27 at the library, 225 N. Cross St. A preview…

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The DuPage County Fair Starts it’s 5 Day Festivities Today

The five-day celebration will be family friendly and affordable, starting with its mix of livestock, music and high-calorie festival food. There’s also going to be a rodeo and demolition derby over the weekend. If looking at animals is your thing, there will be plenty at the fairgrounds as soon as the gates open at 8…

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If You’re an Avid Lawn Tender Glen Ellyn is the Place for You!

The community can explore the evolution of the American backyard at the “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard” exhibit at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane St. The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 28. Through rare photographs, historic drawings and period advertisements, the exhibit explores the mid-century backyard of…

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