Tuesday, May 14, 2013
It's Police Week in the United States; in that spirit, we asked our local readers in DuPage County what they appreciate most about their local force.
Did you know that this week—May 13-20—is officially Police Week in the United States? According to PoliceWeek.org: In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. In the spirit of the week, we reached out to our DuPage County readers on Facebook and asked what they appreciate most about their local police departments. Here’s some of what readers shared with us: Carol Gog: “Back in the nineties, I locked my keys in …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Outgoing Village President Mark Pfefferman thanks residents for their confidence and for the opportunity to serve.
Monday, May 13
Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor sent to Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com. ----------- Dear Editor, Our town is blessed with wonderful neighborhoods, outstanding schools and plenty of nature. Yet it is truly the people who make Glen Ellyn a premiere community. Government must reflect this excellence. Martha, Matt, Mitch and I would like to thank you for the honor of serving Glen Ellyn as Village President these past four years. Thank you for your confidence and giving us this incredible opportunity. With a lot of hard work, tremendous community support, planning, and an incredible team, the village seems to be better off than we were before. I sincerely hope you are proud of your community. Some say it takes a …
Outgoing Glen Ellyn Village President Mark Pfefferman reflects on his time serving on the Village Board.
Monday, May 13
The following is a letter from outgoing Village President Mark Pfefferman: What can we do for Glen Ellyn today? That question accurately describes the Village Board’s strategy since 2009. In partnership with our customers (Glen Ellyn’s taxpayers, commissioners and village employees) this board was never happy resting on Glen Ellyn’s considerable laurels, realizing to retain the status quo and grow takes effort. First, we had to stabilize the core. That started with setting the tone and acting like winners. Glen Ellyn’s government must reflect the excellence of its citizens. Winners have nothing to hide and listen more than talk. They put Glen Ellyn’s interests above all others in decision and action. Ground rules were set that valued the …
One hundred lucky winners will receive tickets to any DuPage County Hounds baseball game this summer. Just sign up for our free daily newsletter and you'll be entered into the drawing.
Summer is well on its way to the western suburbs, and with that comes baseball season. Patch is partnering with the DuPage County Hounds to offer 100 lucky readers a pair of tickets to any one of their baseball games this summer, played at Benedictine University's Sports Complex. We want to send you to a game for free. All you have to do is sign up for our free daily newsletter. The deadline to enter is noon Friday, May 31, the day of the Hounds' home opener, when we'll draw 100 names and contact the lucky winners by email. Good luck to all of our new newsletter subscribers, and don't forget to tell your friends! OK, now for the rules:
Sunday, May 12, 2013
April showers brought flood of problems to an already troubled state.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Our moms are wonderful and we want you to tell us why.
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Saturday, May 11
Friday, May 10, 2013
Got junk? Post your garage or yard sale on Glen Ellyn Patch and we'll help you sell it.
By Lorraine Swanson, Oak Lawn Patch It's that time of year again -- garage sale season. Here at Glen Ellyn Patch we pride ourselves on local, useful information. That includes who has tools for a bargain, a dresser in their driveway or some clothes laid out on the lawn. Be the first on your block to know stuff. Sign up for the Glen Ellyn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Posting your garage sale on Glen Ellyn Patch is easy ... and even better yet, it's free. Log in to Glen Ellyn Patch . You can use your Facebook log in, or create a new account if you don't have one. Then click on our "Events" tab on the top of the page and on "Add an Event" near the top right corner. Or just go to Glen Ellyn Patch Events. Fill out the information…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A bill that has already passed the Illinois House could pave the way for limited prescriptions of pot.
Illinois lawmakers may be poised to enact one of the toughest medical marijuana laws in the nation after a Senate Committee moved a bill Wednesday allowing those with a limited list of illness to obtain a prescription for the drug. The bill has passed the Illinois House and Gov. Pat Quinn has said he is open to the proposal, reported the Chicago Tribune. The Senate Committee voted 10-5 even after law enforcement officials objected on the grounds that the bill does not include provisions for driving under the influence of marijuana, the Trib reported. The law would allow patients to obtain 2.5 ounces of marijuana every two weeks. Sixty pot dispensaries would be set up throughout the state. The bill is sponsored by former State’s Attorney …
Looks like more than just humans can enjoy a dip in the pool. What's this pup thinking?
Patch readers, you're up! We need your wit, creativity and animal psychic abilities to craft the perfect caption for the next edition of our pet photo caption challenge! Suggest your caption in the Comments section below. Comments will close at 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. The winner will be announced Thursday, May 16. The author of the winning caption and pet owner can find a Patch-branded version of the photo, with the caption inserted included in the next week's edition. Congratulations to L W Sagan, the winner of last week's edition, Caption This: Pup Who's Had Enough. Well, the old 'hair of the dog' thing did NOT make me feel better. Have a photo you'd like captioned in future editions? Add it to our collection and your pet will be …
Local business owners and organizations around the suburbs learn firsthand the benefits of Patch.
Dozens of local business owners and organizations are discovering Patch across the west suburbs each month. Listen to what one local organization had to say about the experience. To learn more about how Patch can benefit your business or organization contact Advertising Manager Jim Hankes at 630-815-4171.