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Clarendon Hills residents encouraged to help assemble care packages for our US troops on June 18th.

Congressional nominee Leslie Coolidge is encouraging volunteers from Clarendon Hills to join her in helping assemble care packages for American troops serving overseas during the … Read more ›

Then Oberweis DuPage County Campaign Manager Rick Carney of Wheaton, left, introduces Senate hopeful Jim Oberweis, right, as he meets and greets the assembled guests at DuPage County Republican's Lincoln Day Dinner in 2003. (Tribune File Photo / April 30, 2012)

DuPage election commission chairman resigns

The chairman of the DuPage Election Commission has resigned in the wake of a report that criticized a broad range of practices at the bipartisan … Read more ›

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / March 22, 2011)

DuPage Housing Authority on right path, consultant says

The DuPage Housing Authority is on a path toward getting its financial house in order after mismanaging more than $10 million in federal funding, but … Read more ›

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Poverty in DuPage County

Poverty in DuPage County has been increasing over the past several years. Food pantries and other services have had significant increases in the number of … Read more ›

An electricity consultant for municipalities estimated that ComEd stands to lose up to one-third of its residential customers to aggregation, though the utility will continue to handle billing, complaints, maintenance and delivery. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / March 7, 2012)

With voters’ OK, municipalities have work to do on electricity deals

About 300 local governments statewide, about half in the Chicago region, held referendums Tuesday on whether to aggregate electricity, a process by which municipalities and … Read more ›

DuPage township investigates whether employee did political work

Though he called the allegations “groundless,” the supervisor of a township in DuPage County has begun an investigation into whether one of his employees engaged … Read more ›

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Stand for Children Congratulates Kirk Dillard on his 24th Senate District Win

“Stand for Children congratulates Senator Kirk Dillard on his 24th Senate District win in the Illinois primary. The citizens of Illinois and the voters of … Read more ›

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Education Advocacy Group Stand for Children Endorses Fourteen Candidates In Illinois' March Primary

Stand Supports Senator Kirk Dillard, along with Thirteen Additional Democratic and Republican Candidates Committed to Prioritizing Students before Adults in their Education Policy Decisions Chicago … Read more ›

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Downers Grove Township Open House

The Township of Downers Grove is hosting their 3rd annual Open House in honor of Local Government Week. The Township offices will be open to … Read more ›

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Giant Steps representatives visit Illinois Statehouse

February 29, 2012 State Sen. Kirk Dillard welcomed to the Illinois Statehouse on Feb. 29 representatives from Giant Steps, a school and treatment center in … Read more ›