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Published: 7/25/2008 12:11 AM

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Area residents have a rare opportunity to see an international chess grandmaster take on 30 opponents simultaneously in Lombard. John Fedorowicz, a four-time World Open chess champion who is ranked fourth among American-born players, will test his talent 7 tonight at Helen Plum Library, 110 W. Maple St. For details, call (630) 627-0316.

Flood aid fundraiser

A rummage sale to benefit the American Red Cross for flood victim aid will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Daniel & Associates Real Estate, 465 E. Roosevelt Road, West Chicago. Call (630) 231-8090.

New grill manager

Hotel Baker in St. Charles has named Marcello Cancelli manager of its new restaurant, Rox City Grill, 100 W. Main St. Cancelli most recently was manager and wine director at Sopa in Highwood and has held similar positions at Restaurant Michael in Winnetka, Brazzaz in Chicago, Carlos' Restaurant in Highland Park and Lincoln Park's North Pond Cafe. Cancelli, a native of Brazil, currently resides in St. Charles. To reach Rox City Grill, call (630) 845-5878.

IMSA board chairman named

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy board of trustees has elected educational leader Steven Isoye of Chicago as its fifth chairman. Isoye is principal of Maine East High School in Park Ridge. An IMSA trustee since 1998, Isoye most recently served as first vice chairman. He also serves on the academy's Strategic Planning Team. Isoye succeeds scientist Luis Nuñez as chairman of the IMSA board. Other past chairs were business leaders James D. Pearson, John H. McEachern Jr. and Sheila Griffin. Isoye is the first educator to serve in the role.

Winfield hospital makes list

Central DuPage Hospital has been named one of the most wired hospitals in the country by an industry magazine. The list of the 100 most wired hospitals, published by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine, focuses on how hospitals use information technology to improve patient care, business operations and customer service. This is the fourth year CDH has made the annual listing.

Plane Pull Saturday

The 2008 Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull to raise money for Special Olympics is planned for Saturday at the DuPage Airport, 2700 International Drive, West Chicago. The tug-of-war-style contest involves teams of 10 who compete to pull a 70,000-pound aircraft 20 feet the quickest. Registration starts at 8 a.m., with competitions to follow at 9 a.m. Each team must have raised at least $500 for Special Olympics Illinois. Call (800) 394-0562.