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Sarah Warren, a 15-year-old speed skater from Willowbrook, will be representing the United States in the short-track speed skating competition at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. A member of the Glen Ellyn Speed Skating Club, she says she's always enjoyed going as fast as possible on the ice. Read More

GEL PERISCOPE: We're Looking for Amazing Holiday Lights in Glen Ellyn

It's time to nominate your favorite Holiday light design here in Glen Ellyn! mail the editor.



This example is not in Glen Ellyn, but I know we have rivals!

Voted as one of America's Best Leaders of 2009 by U.S. News & World Report, Glen Ellyn native Eboo Patel will return to his high school, Glenbard South, today to discuss how the skills and perspective he learned as a teen have translated into his career. The 1993 Glen Ellyn graduate who now lives in Chicago will discuss "From Glen Ellyn to Washington — building bridges of cooperation," as part ...Read more

GEL PEOPLE: Glen Ellyn veteran remembers Pearl Harbor attack

Louis Licastro, 93, had just finished breakfast at the U.S. Army airfield near Pearl Harbor when the Glen Ellyn veteran spotted the Japanese fighter planes on Dec. 7, 1941. He doesn't mind talking about those days. After retiring from his job in industrial lighting, he's often at the Wheaton VFW Post 2164 attracting a crowd with his stories.Read more -

GEL PEOPLE: Teacher writes detective story, includes local history

After living in Glen Ellyn, graduating from Glenbard West High School and raising her children in the village, Nancy McCaffrey wanted to write a book about the “charming town.” McCaffrey, who’s also a teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, wrote the book with her students in mind, as well as her own interests. She incorporated her long-time love for traveling and architecture.Read more -

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