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  • Wheaton's James Ellingson, businessman, dies at 81

    James Ellingson created and ran a successful Rolling Meadows-based building materials distribution firm. Mr. Ellingson also was willing to get his hands dirty when it came to volunteering in Wheaton, his longtime home, building sets for the Wheaton Drama...
  • Habitat steps in to help veteran improve home

    Instead of being evicted, 89-year-old Royal Manor Estates resident Calvin Dever will have a newly refurbished and painted home, courtesy of Habitat for Humanity's Neighborhood Revitalization Program. The revitalization program rehabilitates existing...
  • Volunteers help veteran, 88, bring his mobile home up to snuff

    Volunteers help veteran, 88, bring his mobile home up to snuff
    An 88-year-old World War II veteran who was nearly evicted from his home of more than 20 years is instead seeing it transformed by a crew of volunteers putting in upgrades including a new roof and porch. "I just sit here all day long and watch them...
  • DP List: Thrift Stores

    DP List: Thrift Stores
    Dedicated thrifters know that getting more bang for their buck isn't always a cakewalk. Second-hand shopping can be rewarding, but not without its challenges – especially if you find yourself trapped in an overwhelming maze of clothes, furniture and...
  • Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County receives $35,000 gift, and other company news

    Habitat for Humanity receives $35,000 gift Doylestown Presbyterian Church recently contributed $35,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County's "House that Faith Built" campaign. This represents the largest contribution to the campaign thus far, and...
  • Effort To Link Troubled New Britain Young People With Jobs

    NEW BRITAIN — The federal government is providing $1.1 million and Habitat for Humanity is giving $275,000 to have 70 out-of-work, troubled young people build five affordable one-family houses in the city. Capital Workforce Partners will run the...
  • Former Bears linebacker Tim Shaw battles ALS

    Former Bears linebacker Tim Shaw battles ALS
    "It is almost a gift to have someone tell you when they think you are going to die. Imagine all the petty, insignificant, unworthy things you spend time thinking about and doing in your life. When someone tells you that you don't have much time, you are...
  • Presbyterian church hires new pastor

    Presbyterian church hires new pastor
    Jason T. Micheli grew up in Colorado, and he spent time in Columbus, Georgia. Now he feels like he’s definitely found his home. Seated inside a conference room inside the Winter Park Presbyterian Church, Micheli said he was looking forward to...
  • Oz's Dorothy, Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch get makeovers

    Oz's Dorothy,  Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch get makeovers
    What would happen if the tornado that took farm girl Dorothy Gale for a spin had set her down in a modern fashion designer's atelier instead of in Oz? Would her blue gingham pinafore and demure white blouse be tossed out like yesterday's news? Well,...
  • Looking for work — again and again

    Looking for work — again and again
    Jeanne Keen bustled in the door, black blazer over a dress shirt, a file folder with paperwork in her shoulder bag. If only she were walking into work. Then she would have a paycheck. A way to save her Dundalk rowhouse from foreclosure. A daily outlet...
  • Dreaming of meaningful work

    Dreaming of meaningful work
    A high school senior, Carlos is already a promising carpenter. He is volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity site, assembling the frames for the bedroom walls, the boards for one frame laid out neatly in front of him. He measures the distance between them....