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Briefs: District 53 board vacancy
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Published: 5/16/2008 12:12 AM

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Applicants are needed to fill a vacant seat on the Butler District 53 school board. The seat came open this month when Tanuja Rathi resigned for personal reasons. Qualified applicants must be 18 or older, a U.S. citizen, a resident of District 53 for at least the past year and a registered voter. Interested residents should submit a resume detailing related experience and qualifications to the Butler School District 53 office, 2801 York Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Materials must be received no later than noon May 23. The board will invite selected applicants to interview at a closed-door meeting. The board will name a successor in open session. The law gives the board 45 days to fill the vacant seat.

Kids invited for breakfast

Kids ages 12 and younger can come dressed in their pajamas and enjoy a free breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon June 8 at Sweet Tomatoes restaurants' new locations: 986 N. Route 59, Aurora; 2820 Lombard Ave., Lombard; 850 S. Waukegan Road, Waukegan. Breakfast favorites include zucchini frittatas, Belgian waffles, homemade cinnamon chip biscuits with butter cream glaze, and build-your-own breakfast burritos. For details, contact www.sweettomatoes.com.

Run helps literacy

The seventh annual Jeanine Nicarico 5K Run/Walk for Reading will take place at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at River Woods Elementary School, 2607 River Woods Drive, Naperville. Registration is $25. During the past 12 years, nearly $100,000 in grants have been awarded to public and private schools in Naperville by the Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy. For details, visit nicaricoliteracyfund.org.

Crone students plan walk

Students from Team 7-0 at Naperville's Crone Middle School are scheduled to hold their annual walkathon today at Commissioner's Park at 248th Avenue and 111th Street. Roughly 145 students have collected $5,500 in pledges to support three charities: Naperville Humane Society, Miracle Michael Foundation and Feed Our Starving Children. The walk, which has been delayed twice by weather, begins at 8:30 a.m. and will be led by teacher Keisha Rembert.

Three stores cited

A liquor store in Itasca and gas stations in Lisle and Willowbrook were each ticketed for selling tobacco to minors as part of a compliance check run by the DuPage County sheriff's office. Itasca Liquors at 5N105 Route 53 in Itasca, Circle K at 1117 Maple Ave. in Lisle and Clark Gas at 11S370 Route 83 in Willowbrook were each given citations punishable by a fine of up to $200. The establishments were among 52 businesses checked by police for compliance in the past year, authorities said.

School board vacancy

School officials in West Chicago Elementary District 33 are looking for candidates for an open school board position. The vacant seat is an 11-month term. Interested applicants can pick up an information packet at the district offices, 312 E. Forest Ave., and submit a letter of interest by May 30 to the attention of school board President Dave Barclay. For details on the board vacancy, call Gayle Zuardo at (630) 293-6000, ext. 203.

School rummage sale

Pioneer Elementary School will be sponsoring a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 615 Kenwood Ave., West Chicago. Proceeds will be used to purchase and install smoke detectors in the homes of new kindergarten students this fall.