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Lincoln Birthday Talk at Warrenville Public Library on Lincoln Discovery

The Warrenville Public Library features Batavian Dan Van Haften talking about the book he co-authored, “Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason”. The talk will … Read more ›

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4th Annual Warrenville Cemetery Walk

The 4th Annual Warrenville Cemetery Walk will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2011. Presented by the Warrenville Historical Society, residents and history lovers alike … Read more ›

DuPage County Historical Museum Hosts 100th Anniversary Exhibit of Girl Scouting
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“Everything and Anything Girls Can Imagine” DuPage County Historical Museum Hosts 100th Anniversary Exhibit of Girl Scouting

By J. Eakins Jane Doyle and Rosemarie Courtney are historians. Not your typical, musty, bespeckled historians—these women manage an ever growing collection of games and … Read more ›

Mebers of the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District honor guard walk the American Flag up the aisle to kick-off the ceremony. (Bridget Doyle/TribLocal photo)

‘They’ll never take our core values away’

About 100 DuPage County residents gathered Sunday to pay tribute and look forward in honor of the tenth anniversary of the  9/11 terrorist attacks. DuPage’s … Read more ›

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In their own words: TribLocal contributors reflect on 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned bright and clear, but before the day was out indelible memories had been etched into our collective consciousness. For the 10-year … Read more ›

DuPage County will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the Morton Arboretum. (Chicago Tribune file photo)

DuPage plans 9/11 tribute at Morton Arboretum

With the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nearing, DuPage County is planning an event to remember those who lost their lives and … Read more ›

Linda Gilbert, president of the Citizens for Glen Ellyn Preservation, wants to save the McKee House in the Churchill Woods Forest Preserve in Glen Ellyn. (Corey R. Minkanic, Photo for the Chicago Tribune / July 11, 2011)

Historic DuPage County Forest Preserve District buildings in danger of being razed

A 1930s-era limestone home that once belonged to DuPage County’s first forest preserve superintendent and an adjacent building that housed the forest preserve district’s first … Read more ›

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Civil Rights Attorney Donates a piece of African American History to University

(Chicago, IL) May 18, 2011 – Celebrated matrimonial attorney and historian Jeffery M. Leving will be donating an original 1855 first edition of My Bondage … Read more ›

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Warrenville Then & Now: Biking Along the Old Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Train Line

As Warrenville residents take part in the sixth annual Warrenville Bike Rodeo Saturday, May 14, the Warrenville Historical Society remembers the electric trains that used … Read more ›

Discover a historical Decoration Day presentation at the farmstead.
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An Old-Fashioned Memorial Day at Kline Creek Farm

Visit the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Kline Creek Farm, an 1890s living-history farm in West Chicago, on Monday, May 30 at 1:30 p.m. … Read more ›