Wednesday, April 24, 2013
HCS Family Services in Hinsdale will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday after it experienced a distribution increase earlier this week.
The food pantry at HCS Family Services in Hinsdale will be open an extra day this week and stay open longer hours to address an increased need after last week's extensive flooding in DuPage County. The HCS pantry will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, according to a release from the family services organization located in Hinsdale's Memorial Hall, 20 E. Maple St. Typically, the pantry is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only until 12:30 p.m. "The pantry itself was not affected by the flooding, but is being inundated this week with requests for food," the release reads. "In fact, Monday of this week, the food pantry experienced a 45 percent increase in distribution, staying open an extra two hours to meet …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Readers watched results roll in and shared their predictions and reaction in real time with Patch's election night live blog. Take a moment to catch up on the conversation.
Looking to find some community as election day votes are tallied? We're here to help. Patch will be live-blogging throughout election night, starting when polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday. We'll be updating results and other election news in real time. Tune in online and share your election predictions and reactions on our live blog.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Illinois Cancer Registry estimates 1,890 women statewide will die from breast cancer this year, and about 9,400 women will be diagnosed. Early detection, offered in routine exams at numerous nearby locations, saves thousands of lives annually.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Erin Sauder
Friday, October 19, 2012
Studies have shown that early detection of breast cancer improves the chances of a cure. That in itself is the most important reason to make an appointment today for a breast exam or mammogram. Here is a list of local places where you can go for mammograms and breast exams: Going for an exam can be nerve-wracking. To better understand the importance of exams, here's helpful information that explains the process, when you should go and why: Breast self-exams There has been a lot of heated debate in the research and medical communities about the usefulness of breast self-exams in detecting breast cancer in the early stages. One cancer research organization has even said it’s a myth. The American Cancer Society’s guidelines state that women …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we asked west suburban women to share their breast-cancer experiences with us. We gathered their wisdom here. Share your story in the comments or upload a photo of an inspirational survivor in your life.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One of the greatest challenges for those who have been newly diagnosed is finding sources of support. Patients are eager for information on everything from enduring surgery and chemotherapy to how to deal with hair loss. While there are many local resources and support groups available in DuPage County and Kane County, women can also find comfort in a sisterhood of survivors who have already been in their shoes. Best selling author and breast cancer survivor Barbara Delinsky has gathered the wisdom of hundreds of breast cancer survivors who are eager to inspire those who are new to the “breast cancer sisterhood.” She shares all of the stories and tidbits she found in her book "Uplift: …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Ah! But my esteemed Kane Countians get to take the week off!
My fine Kane County compatriots! You’ve done well. Political perfection may be a pipe dream, but I have to say that things are looking a little better out here because of your recent voting proclivities. The sheriff who thought he was king is long gone and Pat Perez has done a phenomenal job in his place. In fact, he’s done so well that I’ve been encouraging him to consider a third term. You might want to do the same thing. Once stripped of her County Board cronies, Chairman Karen McConnaughay fled for Springfield faster than a Rush Limbaugh advertiser jumped ship. She’ll do far less damage down there and fit in perfectly with that group of ineffectual state senators. You saw right through Cathy Hurlbutt’s court clerk makeover attempt, you…
Monday, May 14, 2012
June 3 is Patch Day for the new DuPage County Hounds baseball team. Does your young fan want to be a bat boy or girl at a home game at Benedictine University in Lisle? Add a photo to our gallery.
Hey, baseball fans: There's a new wood-bat team in DuPage County, featuring college-age players. The DuPage County Hounds kick off their first season in the Midwest Collegiate League this June. They will play their home games at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex at Benedictine University in Lisle. The 28-man roster includes local players from Patch towns such as Darien, Downers Grove, Lemont, Lisle and Western Springs. Patch is proud to sponsor Patch Day on Sunday, June 3. Patch readers are invited to redeem four free tickets to the 5 p.m. game against the Rockford Foresters. You'll have a chance to meet local editors from Patch's DuPage County sites, and more importantly, catch the new team in action! Simply …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Lirim Luzaj is a member of a drug ring that conspired to deliver more than 5,000 grams of Cannabis throughout the Chicago area.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, July 15, 2011
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced today that Lirim Luzaj, 38, a member of a drug ring with ties to California and Michigan, has been found guilty of Unlawful Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Deliver more than 5,000 grams (a Class X Felony.) The conviction is the result of a year-long investigation by the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group and several local law enforcement agencies. Dubbed “Operation Chicago Haze,” the combined efforts of the agencies resulted in 12 arrests and the seizure of approximately $1 million, 11 vehicles and five weapons…