Police will serve lunch, raise funds for Special Olympics
Officers from the Naperville Police Department and Naperville Park District Police will serve lunch to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. The benefit lunch will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 27, at Texas Roadhouse, 2856 Patriot Lane, Naperville. Guests will enjoy a “free” lunch served by police officers and may simply leave a donation at the table. One hundred per cent of the donations will go toward Special Olympics Illinois.
Park police began fundraising for Special Olympics Illinois earlier this spring by selling T-shirts and by participating in the national Dunkin Donuts Cop on a Rooftop event in June. Special Olympics merchandise will be sold during the benefit lunch and also is available for purchase by calling the Naperville Park District police at 630-848-5049.
TV news correspondent to talk about her children’s book
Simple lessons of appreciation for the world around us are at the heart of a picture book by “Good Morning America” news correspondent Linsey Davis.
Davis will share her inspirational book, “The World is Awake,” at 2 p.m. July 22, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.
Davis turned her attention from asking hard-hitting questions of newsmakers to raising direct questions of little ones: Who opens the flowers? Who are the animal friends in my backyard or at the zoo? The book also champions the importance of inclusive characters, one of her priorities. She says children look for self-affirmation in their reading, and including nonwhite characters in her book was important to her as an author and mother.
Her appearance in Naperville is free. Davis will discuss her book, participate in a question-and-answer session and sign copies for attendees. To join the book signing line, purchase the book at Anderson’s.
Davis is a correspondent for ABC News who has filed reports for “World News,” “Good Morning America,” “20/20” and “Nightline” since 2007. She has received several honors for her reporting, including two Emmy Awards and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award. In addition, the Center for Leadership Development awarded her with the distinction of “Up and Comer.”
For details about her Naperville appearance, visit andersonsbookshop.com.
Failures of medical device Industry topic of film at COD
A documentary exposing the massive health problems caused by the $400 billion medical device industry will be shown at the College of DuPage. COD’s Human Services Department will present a free screening of “The Bleeding Edge” at 1 p.m. July 17, in the Berg Instructional Center, Room 2541, on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.
Created by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, “The Bleeding Edge” documents the unnecessary pain and suffering caused to patients by devices and procedures that received little or no testing. The film delves into the lax regulations, corporate cover-ups and profit-driven motives that put patients at risk.
Library makes list of Great Places
Addison Public Library is one of Illinois’ 200 Great Places, chosen by The Illinois Council of The American Institute of Architects, in honor of the state’s bicentennial. Each of the 200 Great Places is accessible to the public, holds significance for its community and creates a unique experience for visitors.
All of the 200 Great Places are featured in a new website at illinoisgreatplaces.com.
Williams Architects designed the library, capturing additional space from throughout the building to invent new spaces for group collaboration, meetings, technology and creation. The 54,000-square-foot library, was constructed in 2008. Because of the rise of new media, the library’s collections were reduced, allowing for several new study rooms to be created. New, smaller modular service points were introduced throughout the facility, allowing for more space to be dedicated to patron seating and display of new and popular materials. A Creative Studio “maker space” and Digital Media Lab were constructed within Adult Services, offering flexible space for creation of all types of media and artwork. The library’s teen area was quadrupled in size, with a new, flexible “breakout” space for studying, programs and video gaming. In addition to the renovation of space, Williams developed a comprehensive graphic way-finding scheme to make it easier for patrons to find circulating items and spaces.
AIA Illinois’ Illinois Great Places recognition program was created in 2007 to commemorate AIA’s 150th anniversary and was designed to broadly include the “built environment,” which includes civil, landscape and engineering places, as well as architecture. The list has been expanded to 200, in honor of Illinois’ bicentennial celebration of statehood.
Emergency Nurses Association award goes to Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital’s Emergency Department is one of 19 departments in the country and the only department in Illinois to be recognized by the Emergency Nurses Association with it prestigious Lantern Award.
The Lantern Award is in reference to Florence Nightingale who was also called the “Lady of the Lamp.” In her work during the Crimean War she used a lantern at night as she cared for wounded British soldiers. She was credited with transforming nursing from an untrained job to a skilled profession. Excellent practice, innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research are some of the characteristics of an emergency department that is given this award.
The hospital is at 25 N. Winfield Road, Winfield.
–DuPage County News Briefs–