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Fairs & fests: Ready your costume for suburban Halloween happenings

Morton Arboretum's Fall Color Festival and Boo Breakfast: 7 a.m. to sunset daily through Monday, Oct. 31, at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Scarecrow Trail and special events. Trick or Trees from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the children's garden includes games, fall crafts, tree seeds to take home, and small pumpkins to purchase and paint. Boo Breakfast: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Includes visits from favorite characters. Costumes encouraged. Advanced registration required for the breakfast. General arboretum admission is $9-$14; free for members. (630) 968-0074 or mortonarb.org.

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BLACKBERRY TOWNSHIP – The Build McNair committee continues to spread word around the Elburn, Kaneville and Sugar Grove area about the proposed development for a 60-acre public open space and youth sports complex that would be situated in Blackberry Township, northwest of Route 47 and Main Street.

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The Aurora Historical Society will hold "Death Comes to the Tanner House," a self-guided tour of the 1857 Aurora mansion, as re-enactors mount a Victorian-style Halloween party. Real-life spirit medium and fortune teller Susan Helwig will portray Madame Zarkov, a fictional person from the Romanian...

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Elmhurst College Alumnus to Give $2.25 Million to Center for Professional Excellence

Elmhurst College alumnus and longtime Trustee Russell Weigand (Class of 1964) and his wife, Joyce Slone Weigand, will give $2.25 million to the College to continue and enhance the work of the Center for Professional Excellence.

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Marmion Academy to Host Fall Open House

Marmion Academy, located at 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora, will hold an open house for 5th-8th grade boys and their families on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1:00 PM (doors open at 12:30 PM, please use door #7).

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The Batavia Mothers' Club Foundation held its 31st annual Autumn Craft and Vendor Show Oct. 15 at Batavia High School. More than 700 shoppers came through the doors to enjoy more than 100 crafters and vendors, the ever-popular bake sale, a charity raffle, the 50/50 raffle, and lunch served by Jimmy John's.

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The Rotary Foundation is marking 100 years of good-doing. It’s considered one of the top-rated charitable foundations in the world, after the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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