DuPage County in 60 Seconds

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DuPage County in 60 Seconds


Lisle park staff hits the streets:

After another delivery snarl prevented a number of brochures from reaching people in the Steeple Run neighborhood, Lisle Park District staff members became temporary letter carriers this week. The district has experienced many problems using the Postal Service to bring the brochures to the unincorporated area located on the border of Naperville and Lisle. After learning a number of the summer 2002 booklets never reached some residents in Steeple Run, district employees hand-delivered them Tuesday. Officials intend to use a private company to distribute the brochures in future.

Lombard shows off toy benches:

A toy bench display honoring the 75th anniversary of the Lombard Park District is on display at the Yorktown Shopping Center until June 2. The public art project is similar to Chicago's famous Cows on Parade. Lombard's version has 30 toy benches decorated by amateur artists. A silent auction of the benches will start during Lilac Time May 11 and run until a July 27 picnic. Each toy bench is expected to sell for several hundred dollars. Proceeds will benefit Love Letters, which sends letters to ill children; First Things First, which gives baby supplies to needy families; and the Lombard food pantry. For more details, call the park district at (630) 620- 7322.

MS Walk raises $2.4 million:

Walkers in Illinois - including those along Naperville's Riverwalk and in St. Charles - raised a combined $2.4 million Sunday in the MS Walk sponsored by the Greater Illinois chapter of the National Multiple Scleroris Society. Walks were held in 22 northern and central Illinois towns. This is the third straight year the event has raised more than $2 million. Proceeds will support multiple scleroris research as well as programs and services for people with multiple scleroris and their families. Multiple scleroris is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that generally strikes people between the ages of 20 and 40. …

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