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Schools >> Downers Grove South

South High fall sports registration now open South High in Downers Grove has opened registration for all fall athletic teams and has shared information about team start dates, times and locations. All athletes must have a physical on file in the South High Athletic Office. Additionally, every athlete must be registered online before they can tryout. Click on the REGISTRATION tab at the top of the Athletic Home Page. Below is more information for each fall sport: Boys Cross Country: Practice begins August, 6 at 7:15 a.m. Meet in the stadium near the concession stand dressed to run. Contact Coach Caldwell at bcaldwell@

csd99.org with questions. Girls Cross Country: Practice begins August 8 at 7 am for all levels. Meet at door #6 and wear running gear. Bring a combination padlock. There will be an overnight team trip to Camp Wokanda in Chillicothe from July 26-28. Information packets about the trip have been distributed during the summer running camp. If a student did not attend camp, but intends to participate in the girls cross country season, please email Coach Plunkett at dplunkett@csd99.org as soon as possible for the camping trip details. Football: More calendar information can be found at www.dgsfoot-

ball.com. Varsity: All Varsity football players will meet Coach Molinari in the Little Theatre at 7 a.m. on Monday, August 6. Practice will be from 7 am to 1:30 pm. Bring helmets, cleats and gym shoes. Sophomore: All sophomore football players will meet in the weight room in the basement at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, August 6. Bring helmets, cleats and gym shoes. Practice will be from 7:30-11:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday. Freshmen: All incoming freshmen football players will meet in the weight room in the basement at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 6. Bring cleats and gym shoes. Practice will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Boys Golf: Start date for both levels is Monday, August 6. On this day, varsity will be at Village Greens and the sophomore level (freshmen and sophomores) will be at Green Meadows. Tee times will be available when confirmed by the courses. Tee times will be announced via DGSBoysGolf Twitter account. Each golfer will pay his own green fees during tryout days. Coaches will give the complete tryout schedule on the first day. All freshmen and sophomores trying out for golf are strongly encouraged to attend an organizational meeting on Saturday, August 4 at 8 a.m. in the DGS Cafetorium to explain expectations and answer any questions. Parents

are welcome to attend. This meeting will last about 45 minutes. Contact Coach Tiesman at ttiesman@ csd99.org with any questions. Girls Golf: Tryouts for both levels is August 6 at Downers Grove Park District (Downers Grove Golf Club - 2420 Haddow Ave, Downers Grove, Ill. 60515). The times for the first three days are Monday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday, August 7 at 10:30 a.m.; and Wednesday August 8 at 11:45 a.m. Each golfer will pay her own green fees during tryouts (generally around $18.00). All golfers need to come on August 6 with their own golf clubs (14 club limit), golf bag, golf balls, tees, ball marker and ball mark repair tool.

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Teacher named History Teacher of the Year Award is presented to one middle school and one high school teacher with each receiving $5,000 Jacob Little, a social studies teacher at Lakeview Junior High School in Center Cass School District 66 in Downers Grove was named the 2018 James F. Harris History Teacher of the Year for the junior division. This prestigious teaching award is presented to one middle school and one high school teacher with each receiving $5,000. The award is sponsored by Dr. James F. Harris, past president of the Board of Trustees of National History Day. Each of the 57 National History Day affiliates could nominate one middle and one high school teacher for this award. Little was the nominee from Illinois for the junior division. His students have participated in the National History Day contest for the past seven years. During those seven years Little has worked to increase his students’ appreciation for history by organizing field trips into the city to visit the Chicago Public Library, Chicago

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Jacob Little, a social studies teacher at Lakeview Junior High School in Center Cass School District 66 in Downers Grove was named the 2018 James F. Harris History Teacher of the Year for the junior division. History Museum, and the University of Illinois at Chicago Library. He also mentored several other teachers on using the National History Day Contest in their classrooms. “Mr. Little’s commitment to history education is admirable,” said National History Day Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn. “He

engages students with researchbased inquiry, teaches them to analyze sources, and inspires them to challenge themselves. He is truly an outstanding National History Day teacher.” Little was presented with the award at the National History Day Contest awards ceremony at the University of Maryland.


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Man gets 23 years for armed robbery Michael Ingram, 30 appeared in court June 26 for sentencing on one count of Armed Robbery with a Firearm

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced June 26 that a Woodridge man charged with robbing a Westmont gas station at gunpoint has been sentenced to 23 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). Michael Ingram, 30 appeared in court June 26 for sentencing on one count of Armed Robbery

with a Firearm, a Class X Felony. Ingram has been in custody since Oct. 3, 2014 on a $1 million bond. The sentence was handed down by Judge Liam Brennan. On October 2, 2014, at approximately 11:40 p.m., Ingram and his co-defendant, Martell Delgado, 31, of Chicago went to the Citgo Gas Station located on Ogden Avenue in Westmont. Once at

the gas station, Ingram entered the station and ordered the clerk at gunpoint to open the register and stole several hundred dollars before fleeing the scene with Delgado. Alerted to the robbery, nearby Westmont police officers encountered the men in their vehicle just blocks away from the gas station and initiated a traffic stop where they found the men in possession of a firearm and money stolen from the gas station. Both men were taken into custody at that time. On June 29, 2017, following

Downers Grove Park District

Upcoming events from Downers Grove Park District Downers Grove Park District Summer Camps There is still time to enroll in summer camp! Downers Grove Park District summer camps offer adventures where kids will make memories that will last a lifetime. Check out action-packed sport camps, teen trips, traditional day camps and our preschool camps. Unique specialty camps let kids delve into science, robotics, cooking, visual and performing arts. Campers can take a swing at our golf camps, discover the great outdoors with nature camps or explore their historical side at one of our museum camps. Before and after care is available for select camps.

Fall Youth Soccer League Registration

Registration ends July 9 Practices begin August 6 / Games begin August 11. Pre-K to Grade 2: Residents: $75 / Non-residents: $90 Grades 3 to 12: Residents $80 / Non-residents: $95 The Downers Grove Park District is accepting registration for our Fall Youth Soccer League now through July 9! Players will learn teamwork and sportsmanship as they further develop their soccer skills. The girls’ and boys’ divisions are open to players in grades K-6 and the co-ed division is open to youth in grades 7-12 and Pre-K.

Zumba in the Park July 14 and August 11 from 9 to 9:55 a.m. Free! Ages 15+ Fishel Park, Grove Street, Downers Grove Join us for free Zumba in the Park workouts. Maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning with Latin and International music. This class features aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Bring water and a towel. The class is FREE, however, registration is required.

Super Hero Adventure Golf at Miner Mike’s

July 14 from 12 to 3 p.m. $6 in advance / $8 at door Miner Mike’s Adventure Golf, 6801 S. Main St., Downers Grove Bring your capes, masks and super powers! Free ice cream for all participants. Miner Mike’s Adventure Golf welcomes putt-putters of all ages onto its mini golf course for some fun in the sun. To make each game a little more challenging, use the “mischief spinners” that tell players to perform acts such as putting with their eyes closed or putting behind their backs.

Honey Harvest July 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. All ages; $18 per family Lyman Woods Nature Center & Preserve, 901 31st St., Downers Grove Get buzzing and discover the amazing world of honeybees! Learn how bees make honey and see firsthand how honey is extracted. Try your hand with the hot knife or extractor, and have a taste of wild Lyman Woods honey.

Lucky Lucky Hudson August 3 & 4 at 7 p.m., August 5 at 2 p.m. All ages! Tickets: $12 general admission / $8 for youth or adults 62 and up. Downers Grove South High School, 1436 Norfolk St., Downers Grove Join the Downers Grove Park District for this fun musical featuring local youth performers. The wildly imaginative show is a perfect blend of song, story and action featuring a musical score of Chicago jazz, ragtime and blues! Through a clever plot twist, up-and-coming teenage writer Steve Jenkins gets pulled into his own story. Lucky Hudson, his crime-busting hero, puts him right into the comic underworld of nightclubs and back alleys with a nonstop laugh parody of crooks and racketeers. Tickets are available for purchase online through 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 or at the door.

a jury trial, Delgado was found guilty of one count of Armed Robbery with a Firearm. Judge Brennan sentenced him to 21 years in the IDOC on August 18, 2017. “I would like to commend the Westmont Police Department for their extremely quick apprehension of both Mr. Ingram and Mr. Delgado,” Berlin said. “It is because of their efforts that my office was able to mount a very strong prosecution against both these men. Mr. Ingram’s twenty-threeyear sentence, along with Mr. Del-

gado’s twenty-one-year sentence, sends the message that in DuPage County we will not accept this type of violent behavior and that if you are convicted of this type of crime you will find yourself behind bars for a very long time. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Jim Scaliatine and Sean Kelly for their work in holding both defendants responsible for their actions.” Both Ingram and Delgado will be required to serve 50 percent of their sentence before being eligible for parole.

Village News >> Woodridge

Rotary grants help residents participate in park programs Applications will be considered within three working days of submission Since 1990, the Woodridge Rotary Club and the Woodridge Park District have partnered to provide families who have economic hardships with financial assistance to participate in recreation programs. A total of 1,300 families have been served since the program’s inception. “The Rotary Club is thrilled to have served another 70 Woodridge residents in the past year. We are so thankful for the success of this program and how the community has supported our club’s efforts,” said John Kozlowski, President-elect of the Woodridge Rotary Club. “Our partnership with the Rotary Club has been very effective over the years. So many Woodridge families have benefitted from this program,” commented Mike Adams, Park District Executive Director. According to the Park District website assistance may be in the form of a payment plan where the cost of the program is spread over a period of time to allow the family/individual to afford the program; or may be a partial scholarship where the cost of the program is reduced and the dif-

ference reimbursed by Rotary. The Executive Director and Deputy Director of the Woodridge Park District serve as agents for the Rotary Club of Woodridge to determine eligibility and funding assistance/scholarships. Applications will be considered within three working days of submission and are completely confidential. Residents using the Program Assistance Plan can follow normal Park District registration procedures. Participants must reside within the boundaries of the Woodridge Park District to be eligible. Woodridge residents who need assistance to participate in Park District programs should contact the Park District at 630-353-3300 or visit www.woodridgeparks.org/ for more information. Woodridge Rotary was formed in 1989 to support important community initiatives, particularly enhancing families and children. The program’s goal is to make sure that every person in Woodridge has the opportunity to participate in recreation programs that fulfill their lives. The Rotary Club partners with many community organizations to further its goals. Funds for the recreation program assistance and many other community initiatives are raised primarily through the Club’s annual Mini Triathlon.


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Grant’s first march to war was from Springfield to Quincy Approximately 1,000 men of the 21st Illinois marched about 8 miles the first day before setting up camp BY GREG OLSON OF THE JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL-COURIER Col. Ulysses S. Grant passed up a chance to have his soldiers ride in train cars. Instead, he thought it best that they march to war. So, on July 3, 1861, Grant mounted a horse and led his first Civil War command out of Camp Yates in Springfield, en route to Quincy. The 39-year-old Grant had molded his somewhat unruly troops — members of the 21st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment — into a disciplined fighting force. “There was direct railroad communication between Springfield and Quincy, but I thought it would be good preparation for the troops to march,” Grant wrote in his “Memoirs.” The approximately 1,000 men of the 21st Illinois marched about 8 miles the first day before setting up camp just west of present-day Riddle Hill near what is known today as the Old Jacksonville Road in Sangamon County. On the Fourth of July, Grant led his men to Island Grove in western Sangamon County, where they stopped for a while at the home of Capt. James N. Brown, a wealthy farmer and Shorthorn cattle raiser. “My father, Capt. Brown, sent (my brother), William Brown, out to meet Col. Grant and tell him the people wished him to stop and the troops could rest and enjoy the day with them,” wrote Benjamin Warfield Brown in 1927. “The exercises soon began and Col. Grant and a great many of the soldiers listened very intently to the exercises. Hon. David A. Brown read the Declaration of Independence and the Rev. Peter Cartwright delivered the main address.” The march on the Fourth covered about 17 miles and ended on the Corrington farm, 9 miles east of Jacksonville. Years later, William Corrington recalled the soldiers’ encampment on his father’s farm.

“I well remember that 4th of July as I watched Grant and his regiment go in camp just across the road from my father’s home … on the head of the Mauvaisterre (Creek),” Corrington wrote. “Another reason that I remember it so distinctly was I had my pockets full of firecrackers; had been celebrating the 4th, when by some means, the crackers got on fire, and before I could get them out, they had burned a hole in my new cotton trousers; and as I was standing in front of Grant’s tent that evening, he said, ‘Son, what’s the matter with your pants?’ My answer was: ‘I had firecrackers in my pocket, and they got on fire,’ He laughed and said: ‘I bet you are a Union man,’ and I said, ‘Yes, sir.’ I was all through the camp, and the soldiers gave me several little keepsakes I prized very highly. They were a tired, footsore lot.” On July 5, the 21st Illinois broke camp and headed west to Jacksonville. The regiment passed through Jacksonville on State Street late on the morning of July 5. As the soldiers passed the Joshua Moore family home on West State Street, 15-year-old Ensley Moore asked what regiment it was. “The reply was ‘the 21st Illinois.’ And to the question who is your colonel, the reply was ‘Grant.’ Grant! I had never heard of him, and probably no other citizen of Jacksonville had,” Moore said years later. “But there he was, riding along up the street, his horse moving at a slow walk, an officer on each side of the colonel.” The 21st Illinois made its way to the Morgan County Fairgrounds just west of Jacksonville and rested. During the Civil War, the fairgrounds was called Camp Duncan and was used for drilling soldiers. In 1910, A.Y. Hart of Mattoon, who served in the 21st Illinois, remembered the regiment’s brief stay at the

fairgrounds. “Col. Grant stationed himself at the gate at the fairgrounds and examined our canteens for whiskey,” Hart said. “One man of my company bought a coffee boiler, stopped the passage between the boiler and spout with wax, filled the boiler with whiskey and the spout with milk, and Col. Grant passed him in.” After resting at the fairgrounds, the 21st Illinois marched southwest to Allinson’s Grove, about 7 miles from Jacksonville. The soldiers camped there the night of July 5. The next day, Grant and his command covered about 15 miles, marching from Allinson’s Grove, through Exeter in Scott County and camping that night on the northern edge of Naples, near the east bank of the Illinois River. On July 8, the regiment was ferried across the river and then marched west on the Perry and Naples Road. Grant later received orders to return to the west bank of the Illinois River and wait for a steamboat that would carry them to St. Louis. From there the regiment was to board a train for Ironton, Mo. Grant and the regiment waited for the steamboat, but it never arrived because it got hung up on a sandbar downstream. On July 10, the 21st Illinois crossed the Illinois River and caught a train for Quincy. Grant’s men then went to Missouri to reinforce Union troops who were under attack from secessionist guerrillas. Grant left the 21st Illinois in August 1861, when he was promoted to brigadier general. He would later lead all Union forces in the war. Members of the 21st regiment, most of whom were from eastern Illinois, later participated in the battles of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Chickamauga, Ga., where they suffered many casualties. Greg Olson of the Jacksonville Journal-Courier can be reached at golson@ civitasmedia.com.


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NASCAR legends Bobby and Donnie Allison visit Joliet’s Race Fan Rally ahead of the annual race

BY MARK GREGORY Sports Editor @Hear_The_Beard mark@buglenewspapers.com

While several thousand people filled the streets surrounding the Rialto Square Theater in downtown Joliet for the 18th annual Race Fan Rally ahead of the yearly NASCAR weekend, there were two men whose credentials outweighed anyone else there. Brothers Bobby and Donnie Allison, a pair of NASCAR legends, made a repeat appearance to the rally to sign autographs, take pictures with fans and participate in an on-stage question and answer session with WJOL’s Mike Guglielmucci. Outside of being known for their superb driving skills and for being two-thirds of racing’s ‘Alabama Gang,’ the Allison’s were part of an event that put NASCAR on the map. At the end of the 1979 Daytona 500, the first live televised NASCAR race, Donnie was involved in a final-lap crash with Cale Yarborough. Donnie was leading the race on the final and as Yarborough attempted his signature slingshot pass at the end of the backstretch, Allison attempted to block him but Yarborough refused to give ground. As he pulled alongside Allison, his left side tires left the pavement and went into the wet

and muddy infield grass. Yarborough lost control, hit Donnie’s car and as the two battled for position and control, they crashed into the outside wall in turn three. The two argued and after it appeared they had settled it, brother Bobby Allison, who was lapped at that point, pulled over and began to defend his brother, resulting in a fist-fight that kept fans coming back for more – ultimately launching the sport into the mainstream. As Bobby told fans during the on-stage event, “Cale kept beating his face on my fist, and that’s my story.” Other than the fight, one thing Donnie, now 78-years-old, remembers of the day was that he was leading the race and had a chance to win the Daytona 500, a race he joked with fans that he has not won — yet. Bobby did win at Daytona three times and officially posted 84 career Cup wins – tied for fourth all-time with Darrell Waltrip. The racing legends have enjoyed their trips to Joliet. “We have enjoyed it every time we have been here and I ran some of the short tracks in the area,” said Bobby, now 80 years-old. “I never got to run Chicagoland, but I know I would have liked it.

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NASCAR legends Donnie (left) and Bobby Allison sign autographs at Joliet’s Race Fan Rally. SEE VISIT PAGE 6


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ARCA drivers Natalie Decker, left, and Toni Breidinger sign for fans at Race Fan Rally. VISIT FROM PAGE 5 “We have enjoyed our careers. He and I have done a lot of things along the way and helped people and given them a hand if they needed. It has been special to do it with my brother.” If it is up to the brothers, they may not be done attending events in Joliet. “I enjoy this a whole lot,” Donnie said of Race Fan Rally. “It is very well organized and a lot of great people and I will definitely be back if I’m asked. “We never get tired of meeting the fans. This never gets old. This is why we raced as hard as we raced all of our lives – because of fans like this and we are still 100 percent racers. We don’t get rich off this, but we have a chance to sell some memorabilia to the fans and let them have a part of what was so special to us.” Something else that is special for the Allison family this year was the announcement that Davey Allison, Bobby’s eldest son, will be inducted into the

NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2019. He will be joined by Jeff Gordon, Alan Kulwicki, Roger Penske and Jack Roush in the 10th class of the Hall of Fame. Davey competed in NASCAR from 1985 to 1993 when he lost his life in a helicopter crash at the age of 32. Davey earned a pair of wins, five poles and nine top-five finishes in his first full-season and was named 1987 premier series rookie of the year. He won 19 races and 14 poles, including the 1992 Daytona 500, before his tragic death. Davey finished second to his father in the 1988 Daytona 500, as the pair became the first and only father-son duo to finish 1-2 in the ‘Great American Race.’ Davey joins his father in the Hall of Fame, as Bobby was inducted in the second class in 2011. “He had a great career even though it was cut short,” Bobby said. “I am very proud and now we have to get (Donnie) in next year.”

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An estimated 8,000 fans enjoyed Joliet’s 18th annual Race Fan Rally.


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McKinley Morganfield worked his way north to Chicago, after growing up in the Mississippi Delta. he played the Blues the whole way here and is the legendary artist who electrified the Blues. Best known as Muddy Waters, he discovered “God’s Country” here in Westmont and made our Village his home from 1973 until he passed in 1983. Muddy participated in the community, performed at the high school and local festivals and enjoyed living here in Westmont. The Taste of Westmont honors his memory and the blues, by hosting a blues tribute on Sunday of the Taste. Well known Blues Artists, as well as local performers grace our stage each year to remember Muddy and the Blues–be sure not to miss our Open Mic Blues Jam each year!

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For the past 15 years, members of the Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s Teen Committee have been working together to offer an incredibly unique opportunity for teen bands in Illinois. Each year the committee is responsible for coordinating the large number of local teen battle of the bands events that take place all over the state, placing the winners into regional competitions, and finally running the state finals, which takes place each August at the Illinois State Fair. Each year approximately 120 teen bands participate in the event state-wide and compete for prizes that have included everything from studio time to band makeovers. This event, the only one of its kind in the country, features young musicians and gives them a chance to play in front of a new audience, meet other bands, and gain experience on stage. Judges give the bands feedback at each level of

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Stop playing with metals; pay off debt DEAR DAVE, I make about $240,000 annually, and I will be maxing out my 401(k) contributions this year. I have $60,000 in student loan debt I’m trying to pay off, a small amount left on my home mortgage, plus I’ve been investing in a lot of gold and silver. Those investments are worth about $30,000 right now. In addition to this, I’ve got $10,000 in cash just sitting in a savings account for emergencies. Should I stop the gold and silver investing, and focus on paying off the loans, or keep splitting my money between them? ADAM DEAR ADAM, I’d stop investing in gold and silver completely. I don’t put money in precious metals at all, because they have a lousy longterm track record. My advice would be to cash out every bit of your gold and silver, and put the money toward paying off your student loans. That would instantly cut your student loan debt in half. Then, with your salary, you should be able to pay off the rest in just a few months. The key will be to start living on a very strict budget. Don’t spend on anything that’s not absolutely necessary. I also want you to temporarily stop contributing to your 401(k). Do this just until you get the student loan debt wiped out, then pick it up again like before. If you want to put even more toward retirement, you could check with a quality investment professional — one with the heart of a teacher — to see if you’re eligible for a back-door Roth IRA. When it’s all said and done, Adam, I want you to have 15 percent of your yearly income going toward retirement.

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CALENDAR Until AUGUST 11 “Are We There Yet?” Exhibit at

Downers Grove Museum, 831 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Take a trip through the history of vacations, tourism and leisure from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. This exhibit explores how Downers Grove residents and tourists who visited the village planned, enjoyed and remembered their travels. 630963-1300 or visit dgparks.org.

JULY 4 Independence Day Celebration.

4-10 p.m. at Ty Warner Park, 801 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont. We will be lighting up the skies with bigger and better fireworks than ever before! The family fun begins at the old-fashioned Independence Day Celebration. A complete list of activities can

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be found in the summer program guide on Westmont Park Districts website. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the best 4th of July around. Lisle Community Band. Thursdays, at 11 a.m., 4th of July Parade.

JULY 10 Free Outdoor Concert. 7 p.m. at

Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, Downers Grove. Part of the Downers Grove Park District 2018 Summer Concert Series. Final Say (Pop/Rock). Food, beer and wine sales will begin at 6 p.m. Dgparks.org

JULY 11 Concert in the Parks. 7-8:30 p.m.,

Brittany and the Spears at Mending Wall Park, 8406 Mending Wall Drive, Woodridge. Bring your chairs and

blankets for a free concert.

JULY 12 Lisle Community Band. Thurs-

days, 7:30 p.m. at the Lisle Park District Band Shell, east side of Lisle’s Sea Lion Aquatic Park. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments sold, courtesy of Faith United Methodist Church. In case of rain or excessive heat, concerts are held in the Lisle High School Auditorium across the street.

JULY 12-15 Taste of Westmont. 5:30-9:30 p.m.

at downtown Westmont on Cass Ave.

Visit Westmont in July for the award-winning Taste of Westmont summer festival. A

four-day weekend full of fun for the

whole family. Thursday is Kidzapalooza featuring carnival specials, Irving stage, battle of the bands, car show and more. More carnival specials all weekend, plus craft show, kids activities, face painting, beer tent, and of course, grab a “taste” at our local restaurant food booths. westmontevents.com/

JULY 14 12TH Annual Downers Grove Garden Walk. Features six gardens

in Downers Grove. You may start at any of the gardens listed on the ticket from 9:30 a.m.-3p.m. Ticket available at Anderson’s Bookstore Downers Grove, 630.963.2665; Community Bank of Downers Grove 630.968.4700; Downers Grove First United Methodist Church 630.968.7120; Growing Place, Naperville, 630.355.4000; Phillip’s Flowers and Gifts, Westmont, 630.719.5211.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on July 14. Tickets may also be pur-

chased online July 7 www.dgfumc. org/gardenwalk .

JULY 17 Free Outdoor Concert. 7 p.m. at

Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, Downers Grove. Part of the Downers Grove Park District 2018 Summer Concert Series. Generation (Oldies/Rock). Food, beer and wine sales will begin at 6 p.m. Dgparks.org

JULY 18 Concert in the Parks. 7-8:30 p.m.,

The Nick Pont Arelli Band at Janes Avenue Park, Woodridge. Bring your chairs and blankets for a free concert.

Summer Entertainment Series: Heartache Tonight, Eagles tribute. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the newly

JULY 20 Family Fun Fest. 6-8:30 p.m. at

Community Park Bandshell, 1825 Short Street, Lisle Come out this summer for an evening of entertainment! The Community Park Bandshell area will be filled with fun for the whole family, including fun fair games, face painting, children’s entertainment, inflatables, prizes and more. Win prizes at more than 20 fun fair games that will entertain and challenge. $10 for a punch card of 25 punches. Snacks will be available for purchase at Sea Lion Aquatic Park’s Sammy’s Snack Shack. All Ages Rain site: Lisle High School Commons - 1800 Short Street, Lisle. http://lisleparkdistrict.org/specialevents.html

JULY 24 Free Outdoor Concert. 7 p.m. at

Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, Downers Grove. Part of the Downers Grove Park District 2018 Summer Concert Series. The Four C Notes (The Four Seasons Tribute). Food, beer and wine sales will begin at 6 p.m. Dgparks.org

JULY 25 Concert in the Parks. 7-8:30 p.m.,

DuPage Band at Ty Warner Park, 800 North Blackhawk Drive, Westmont. Bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs, blankets and dance moves to our park and enjoy an evening of outdoor entertainment. Concert in the Parks. 7-8:30 p.m., Bopology at Seven Bridges Park, 6516 Green Road, Woodridge. Bring your chairs and blankets for a free concert.

Summer Entertainment Series, Mike Wheeler Band, Chicago blues. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the newly

renovated Van Kampen Stage, Lisle Community Park, 1800 Short Street. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Bring your family, friends, chairs & blankets.

renovated Van Kampen Stage, Lisle Community Park, 1800 Short Street. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Bring your family, friends, chairs & blankets.

JULY 19 Lisle Community Band. Thurs-

JULY 26 Lisle Community Band. Thurs-

days, 7:30 p.m. at the Lisle Park District Band Shell, east side of Lisle’s Sea Lion Aquatic Park. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments sold, courtesy of Faith United Methodist Church. In case of rain or excessive heat, concerts are held in the Lisle High School Auditorium across the street.

days, 7:30 p.m. at the Lisle Park District Band Shell, east side of Lisle’s Sea Lion Aquatic Park. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments sold, courtesy of Faith United Methodist Church. In case of rain or excessive heat, concerts are held in the Lisle High School Auditorium across the street.


COUNTY

NEWS

FROM THE SURROUNDING COUNTY AREA

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District 68 Board

Board names new assoc. principal for Jefferson

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Board of Education unanimously appointed Andrew Neidlinger At its regular meeting on June 25 the Woodridge School District 68 Board of Education unanimously appointed Andrew Neidlinger as the new associate principal of Thomas Jefferson Junior High School, effective July 1. Neidlinger joins Woodridge 68 with 16 years of experience in education and comes from Chelsea School District in Chelsea, Mich., where he served as assistant principal at Chelsea High School. He acted as instructional coach with an emphasis on school culture, environment, and student engagement. With a focus on character education and empowering learners, the question of “What is best for this learner?” is central to his educational belief. He gained additional administrative-level experience as Assistant Principal/ Athletic Director for East Jackson Community Schools (Jackson, Mich.) and Dean of Students at Lake View High School in Chicago Public Schools. Andrew began his career with Charlotte (Mich.) Public Schools as a social studies teacher and basketball coach. “I am so excited to welcome Andrew Neidlinger to Jefferson Junior High! His broad educational experience as a teacher, coach, and administrator will be a wel-

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At its regular meeting on June 25 the Woodridge School District 68 Board of Education unanimously appointed Andrew Neidlinger as the new associate principal of Thomas Jefferson Junior High School, effective July 1. come addition to our administrative team. We are thoroughly impressed with his experience managing and improving student behavior, serving as athletic director, coaching and evaluating staff, and coordinating student assessment,” says Justin Warnke, principal at Jefferson Junior High. “I am looking forward to leading alongside Andrew next school year and am confident that Andrew will help us continue to move in the right direction.” Neidlinger earned a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from American College of Edu-

cation, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies and Physical Education from Albion College. He also played college basketball and was named Division III First Team All Conference, Second Team All Great Lakes Regional, and Academic All American. “My family and I are excited to be heading back to the Chicagoland area. I can’t wait to get to work with the staff and students at Jefferson Junior High! I’m excited to be part of the innovative practices and helping the students at Jefferson in any way I can,” says Neidlinger.

DuPage County is hosting a Latex Paint Recycling Program at the County’s Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility, , 7900 S. Route 53. Residents can drop off their usable, unwanted latex paint during designated summer collections free of charge. The County will accept latex-based paint that has not been frozen, is less than 10 years old and has not been mixed with other products. The paint will be filtered and re-blended into a variety of colors, types and finishes. The recycled paint will then be offered free to residents, businesses and non-profit organizations in five-gallon containers. While commercial entities can pick up the recycled paint, drop off is limited to residents. Paint from businesses, contractors or commercial entities will not be accepted. “The yearly latex paint recycling event is one of our most popular and successful. DuPage County is pleased to offer this option to residents as an environmentally-safe and responsible way to recycle unwanted, but usable latex paint. And the recycled, redistributed paint benefits our friends and neighbors in the community who can truly use it,” said DuPage County Board Environmental Committee Chairwoman Amy Grant.

MORE INFO Since the start of the program in 2001, the county has collected more than 92,000 gallons of paint and distributed roughly 49,000 gallons of recycled paint. The program has served more than 16,000 residents. For more information, contact DuPage County at (630) 407-6700 or the Public Works Department at (630) 985-7400 or visit, www.dupageco.org/ recycling/.

Homeowners can drop off their unwanted latex paint at the Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7900 S. Route 53 in Woodridge, Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. through Aug. 4. Since the start of the program in 2001, the county has collected more than 92,000 gallons of paint and distributed roughly 49,000 gallons of recycled paint. The program has served more than 16,000 residents. For more information, contact DuPage County at (630) 4076700 or the Public Works Department at (630) 985-7400 or visit, www.dupageco.org/recycling/.


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