Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Farmers markets are opening around DuPage County. Find out where to find fresh produce, flowers and artisan made crafts and foods at the many markets held throughout the county.
Shopping in the grocery store is fine, but when spring and summer roll around, farmers markets are in full swing, offering a community experience along with the fresh produce, flowers and food items available. We share information on the various markets happening in our DuPage Patch communities. Find information in the photo captions.
Dozens rallied along Butterfield Road Tuesday following revelations that the Internal Revenue Service placed additional scrutiny on the tea party and other conservative groups.
Dozens of tea party activists rallied outside the Internal Revenue Service office in Downers Grove on Tuesday to protest the tax agency's improper targeting of conservative groups. The crowd stood along Butterfield Road, just outside the Esplanade office building, for more than an hour, waving "Don't Tread on Me" flags and chanting anti-IRS slogans. Some activists held signs calling for the IRS to be abolished and likened the agency's actions to Nazi Germany. The Tea Party Patriots organized more than 100 protests at IRS offices across the country Tuesday afternoon. In Illinois, protests were held in Downers Grove, Chicago, Rockford and Springfield. "Our purpose is to bring awareness across the country about the disturbing and illegal …
Donations to organizations and agencies that will take in displaced animals can help.
In the wake of a 2-mile wide tornado that tore through Oklahoma on Monday, Americans across the country are stepping up to help out however they can. READ: How You Can Help the Victims Residents might not be the only ones in need of a helping hand. One woman's happy reunion with her dog has touched hearts nationwide, but other animals left homeless will be scooped up and housed in rescue facilities manned by volunteers. Many agencies are lending their services, some by bringing in search dogs, or collecting food for animals and connecting lost pets with their loved ones. There are a few ways you can contribute to their efforts, according to Vetstreet.com: Search Dog Foundation Oklahoma City Animal Shelter Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City…
Also, woman catches neighbor videotaping her children—again, and kids approached by strangers.
Elmhurst police encourage residents to report anything strange they might see around town. Following are some of these suspicious incidents, reported over the weekend and on Monday. A white man driving a gold sedan stopped at Cottage Hill and Church and asked girls walking westbound on Church to place their bags in the back of his car at 6:19 p.m. May 17. The girls ignored him and ran to a friend's grandparents' house. At around 4:15 p.m. May 17, a skinny white man in his late teens or early 20s with blonde or red spiky hair was in his black van, backed in near the dumpsters at Bryan Middle School, 110 W. Butterfield Road. A victim and his friends were riding by on their bicycles when the suspect asked them if they wanted some ice cream. …
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by the tornado that ripped through Oklahoma on Monday. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. If you know someone local who was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact Karen Chadra, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bill, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would prohibit all teens 17 and younger from using UV tanning beds.
Legislation to ban minors from indoor tanning beds was sent to Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday after being approved by the Illinois Senate. House Bill 188, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would ban Illinois minors age 17 and younger from UV tanning beds. Currently, minors ages 14 to 17 are allowed to tan if they provide a parent's signature. Spray-on tanning is exempt from the legislation, as is phototherapy, which applies to situations where a physician supervises tanning when it is necessary to treat a medical condition. Radogno said in a press release that she sponsored the bill to protect Illinois minors from the serious health risks involved with indoor tanning beds. “Not only do children not realize there …
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken drivingat least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. We reached out to readers of our Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn and Wheaton sites and asked them: should the DUI limit be lowered to 0.05 percent? Here’s some of the responses we got: Linda McFarland…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Also, man found guilty in triple murder, and a baseball coach is accused of filming sex acts with a player.
Bridget Brown also works to convince pregnant women carrying babies with Down Syndrome not to abort. "Have the child. I will even talk to you if you are thinking of getting rid of the baby," she says.
City purchases the last piece of the Hahn redevelopment site from "reluctant seller" for $1.77 million.
Elmhurst will pay $1.77 million for a parcel of land at the corner of York Road and Hahn Street—the current home of Pauli's Marathon and Auto Repair. After an executive session, during which City Council members approved the 30th change to the original sales agreement, aldermen voted 10-3 to purchase the station. City Manager Jim Grabowski outlined the deal for audience members at City Hall Monday night. The city will take ownership on July 10, he said. At that time, owner Chuck Pauli will no longer stock or pump gasoline, but he will be able to run the service station through March 2014. No base rent will be charged to Pauli, but he will pay taxes and utilities. The parcel is part of Tax Increment Financing District 4, which stretches up …