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The work of artist Julia Zhe Wang — in an exhibition called The Tranquil Spirit — is on display through March at Gallery 777 in Lisle Library District, 777 Front St., Lisle.


More early voting sites open for primary

Registered voters have more locations to cast ballots before the March 20 primary. In addition to the DuPage County Election Commission office, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, polls have been set up at the following government offices:

  • Addison Township Office, 401 N. Addison Road, Addison,
  • Bartlett Community Center, 700 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett,
  • Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove,
  • Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York Road., Elmhurst,
  • Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 535 Duane St., Glen Ellyn, and
  • Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville.

Voters may also cast ballots at the clubhouse of the Olive Trees Condominiums. 200 E. Bailey Road, Naperville, and the Stratford Square Mall, Fox Valley Mall and Yorktown Center.

Dates and times vary, depending on location. For more information, go to dupageco.org or call 630-407-5600.

Commission Introduces new way to report election results

Keeping track of election night results will be easier starting with the March 20 primary. The DuPage County Election Commission has partnered with Scytl to implement a new scalable Election Night Reporting (ENR) system on the commission’s website. The new system provides each user the ability to customize a person’s viewing experience to fit the size of any viewing screen and the ability to select “My Favorite Races” to track. Visitors will also have access to a graphical view of in-depth county results, including a breakdown of votes received by contest, candidate, and Precinct. Downloadable reports, custom filtering, and maps illustrating Precincts reporting, voter turnout, and results are also available.

The Commission will begin to upload results to the new page at approximately 7:30 pm on March 20, election night. Updates will occur every 15 minutes throughout the night until all polling locations have reported. Additionally, voters will have access to archived election results for each DuPage County election through 2011. Additional results will be made available following the March Primary Election. 

The results for 2018 General Primary Election, and archived results, can be found at www.dupageresults.com.


Advice to be given about how to sell a house

Putting your home in its best light to attract prospective buyers is the topic of a free seminar to be offered at 7 p.m. March 8, at the Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.

A panel of experts including longtime Wheaton resident and Re/Max Action real estate broker Josie Morrison, a real estate attorney, mortgage brokers, and home inspector will present and answer questions about the best way to sell a house. 

Registration is required. Each attendee must be registered individually to be guaranteed a seat. In the event that this program becomes full, individuals on the waiting list may be seated (if seating is available) at the scheduled program start time. Register at events.wheatonlibrary.org.


Annual band concert slated for March 11

The Elmhurst College Music Department will host its annual March Band Concert at 7 p.m. March 11, with performances by the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. This year’s concert will feature Jennie Brown, professor of flute at Elmhurst College, performing a three-movement concerto with the Wind Ensemble. 

The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Joseph Manfredo, features three pieces: Lone Star Celebration by James Curnow; a beautiful, majestic work by Mark Camphouse titled Yosemite Autumn; and an energetic, three-movement composition by Brian Balmages.

The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of James Hile, will perform a relatively new composition by John Mackey called Fanfare for Full Fathom Five; and a three-movement flute concert by Joel Puckett titled The Shadow of Sirius, inspired by the poetry of W.S. Merwin and featuring Professor Brown. 

Overture to Colas Breugnon, by Dmitri Kabalevsky, and the British folk song favorite Country Gardens, by Percy Grainger, also will be performed.

American composer David Maslanka, who died last summer, will be remembered with the final movement of his Symphony No. 4.
The March Band Concert will be held in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Admission is free. For more information, visit Elmhurst.edu/music. 

Park district offers bridal fair

Prospective brides are invited to the Elmhurst Park District’s Wilder Mansion Bridal Show to be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 18. The show will feature wedding vendors from Chicago and suburbs. At the show, visitors will be able to taste and sip offerings from caterers, get exclusive deals and individual consultations, and sample salon stylings. From stationary to make-up artists, fine art photographers to models in designer wedding gowns, there is something for every style and budget. Admission is free.


Solo art exhibit on display at library

The work of artist Julia Zhe Wang is on display through March at Gallery 777 in Lisle Library District, 777 Front St., Lisle. The solo art exhibition is called The Tranquil Spirit. The show features paintings and drawings. The main focus is on Wang’s portraiture, figurative paintings, still life paintings and drawings. The exhibition may be viewed during regular library hours.

One of the library’s missions is to enhance the library experience through art and culture. Gallery 777 serves as an avenue for the presentation of artistic and imaginative talents within the community. It also provides creative recognition for local artists to display their works. For more information, contact Gail Graziani at grazianig@lislelibrary.org or
630-971-1675, ext. 1507.


–DuPage County News Briefs–