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Published: 12/23/2009 12:15 AM

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Deputies aid Special Olympics:

DuPage sheriff's deputies raised $20,113 for Special Olympics this year, Sheriff John Zaruba announced Tuesday. Deputies raised the cash through activities during their off-duty hours. The money will be used to provide year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and enhance their physical fitness, motor skills, self confidence and social skills.

Agencies brighten holidays:

Nearly 3,400 Aurora children and adults will have a happier Christmas this season, thanks to a coalition of social service organizations that combined their holiday outreach efforts through the Fox Valley United Way. Participating organizations included: Catholic Charities, Aurora; Family Counseling Service, Aurora; Holy Angels Church, Aurora; Love Fox Valley, a coalition of local churches, housing and counseling agencies; Rita's Ministry, North Aurora; Salvation Army, Aurora; Visiting Nurses Association, Aurora.

Architectural legacy:

When it comes to Chicago's renowned Prairie School of architecture, most of the glory goes to Frank Lloyd Wright. But an exhibit at the Elmhurst Historical Museum showcases the legacy of another of the Prairie School architects, Walter Burley Griffin, considered the third member of the trinity of leaders that included Wright and Louis Sullivan. Griffin lived and worked in Elmhurst before his international reputation took him abroad. "Dwellings: A Study in Residential Architecture" will be on display through May 23, 2010, at the museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For details, contact (630) 833-1457 or