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  • High school football: Morton shows promise despite narrow loss against Riverside Brookfield

    BERWYN – Morton football coach Bob Organ imagined victory. It was there for the taking.Looking to ma ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Illinois taxpayers continue to fund state lawmakers' health insurance

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois taxpayers spent $1.23 million last year to provide health insurance to state lawmakers despite the fact that the jobs are part- ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Weekly Wrap: High school football is back in DuPage, Cook counties

    Football season is finally here. High school students are back in the classroom, and athletes are ready to go head-to-head to reach the playoffs and b ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Illinois state only paying out lottery prizes of less than $25,000

    SPRINGFIELD — Win the Lottery? You might want to hold off on that new bass boat, dream house or even ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for Aug. 26

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from Police Departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been prov ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • High school football: Riverside Brookfield hangs on against Morton

    BERWYN – Riverside Brookfield wide receiver Dean Zigulich scored three touchdowns and keyed the game-winner with a 43-yard reception on a halfback opt ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • High school football: Suburban Life teams to watch in 2015

    Summer camp is long over, preseason practices are done and high school football teams from the area are ready to hit the lights on the 2015 season. He ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • WSSRA programs to begin for specal education kids, disabled adults in Berwyn

    Registration has opened for the West Suburban Special Recreation Association’s therapeutic recreation programs for Berwyn children with special educat ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Cicero woman, 68, says she'll run until she's 90

    CICERO – Jean Yunker started running marathons when she was 50 years old.More than 180 races later, ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Judge: State must pay bills, show a plan

    SPRINGFIELD — U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman is keeping an eye on how well Illinois complies with her order to meet its obligations to cit ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • Castro: Berwyn South School District 100 kicks off new school year with new initiatives

    On Aug. 24, Berwyn South School District 100 welcomed back all of our students and their families for their first day of the 2015-16 school year.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 1:58 pm
  • High school football: Suburban Life Media players to watch in 2015

    When all is said and done, every player on every football team in the area will play a role for their squads, but some playmakers figure to make a nam ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • High school football: Quotable players and coaches

    As football teams from across the state get set to start the football season, here are what some players and coaches from schools in the Suburban Life ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • High school football: Carson Bartels, Nazareth set for title defense

    LA GRANGE PARK – After seeing playing time as a backup the past two years, Carson Bartels will be the Roadrunners’ starting QB from day one. He spoke ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • High school football: Naz opens title defense with trip to Bloomington

    Nazareth Roadrunners footballCoach: Tim Racki2014 record: 14-0 (7-0 ESCC)Conference: East Suburban C ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • High school football: Nazareth hopes to defend state title

    Defending champs: Being a defending state champion means Nazareth will have a target on its back this season. The Roadrunners have plenty of talent ba ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • High school football: Fenwick looks to replace key losses against tough schedule

    Tough schedule: It's nothing new, but it's still worth mentioning that Fenwick faces a demanding schedule. The Chicago Catholic League Green, which is ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Berwyn's Presto Cafe aims for high quality at reasonable prices

    BERWYNAndrius Presniakovas had an idea to bring a bit of Europe to Berwyn.He found an empty store fr ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • 2015 Suburban Life high school football season preview

    Aug. 30, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • High school football: Morton's Darin Gipson aims to take Mustangs to playoffs

    BERWYN – Darin Gipson is entering his third season on Morton’s varsity team. He has been primarily a linebacker, but is also playing some tight end fo ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • High school football: Morton hopes to start hot against RB

    Morton Mustangs football Coach: Bob Organ 2014 record: 2-7 (2-4 WSG) Conference: West Suburban Gold ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • High school football: Morton's motto is 'win'

    Time to win: Having never made the playoffs, each year the goal is to end the drought. Coach Bob Organ enters year six at Morton trying to preach a wi ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 4:53 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars earn first NWSL playoff berth

    LISLE – The Chicago Red Stars secured their place in the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs on Aug. 23 for the first time since they joined the l ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Miracle Dog and Berwyn teen film star headed to District 100 schools

    BERWYN – Marshall the Miracle Dog and film producer Cynthia Willenbrock will visit Emerson Elementary School at 1 p.m. and Heritage Middle School at 2 ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • Berwyn police: Parking dispute leads to man threatening another with knife

    BERWYN – A Berwyn man was charged with aggravated assault at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12 after he allegedly threatened a man and the man's father with a knife o ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 4:51 pm
  • Berwyn South District 100 implements new report card program this year

    BERWYN – Berwyn South School District 100 will implement its new and improved Standards-Based Report Card for the 2015-2016 school year.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • Berwyn's Autre Monde names new first chef de cuisine

    BERWYN – Chef Andrew Kerns was named the new chef de cuisine at Autre Monde Café & Spirits, 6727 W. Roosevelt Road.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Berwyn's Taste of Main Street returns to Cermak Road Aug. 27

    BERWYN – Cermak Road will be the place to be for some good eats in Berwyn as the Taste of Main Street event returns to the city.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Harlem Avenue railroad crossing to close for repairs Aug. 27

    RIVERSIDE – Drivers who use Harlem Avenue to commute or run errands should expect some big delays at the end of August.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Flowers for Hope cancer research fundraiser set for Sept. 26

    BERWYN – Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate, as Marlene Comella, owner of Berwyn’s Violet Flower Shop, can attest to.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for Aug. 19

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from Police Departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been prov ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • GLOBE Music and Arts Festival set for Aug. 23

    BERWYN – The GLOBE Music and Arts Festival will take place from noon to 7 p.m., Aug. 23, at Janura Park, 28th Street and East Avenue.
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Redfin: Berwyn home prices remain strong

    The market for homes in Berwyn remains strong, with sales prices reaching record-highs this spring. ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Raise a glass of craft beer at Brookfield Zoo's ZooBrew Aug. 21 and 22

    BROOKFIELD – More than 80 beers from 30 breweries will be on hand to go down the hatch for the fourth annual ZooBrew at Brookfield Zoo.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • School District 100 launches new bi-lingual program

    BERWYN – Berwyn South School District 100 recently announced it will launch its new dual-language program at Emerson Elementary School when the school ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Berwyn Girl Scout earns organization’s highest award

    BERWYN – Girl Scouts of America recently announced Madeline Crook of Berwyn, a member of Girl Scout Troop 44616, received the Gold Award.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Girls golf: Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield skew young, Fenwick, Nazareth boast returning talent

    The high school girls golf season is underway, and players have their sights set on making it to Decatur, site of the state tournaments in mid-October ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 5:57 pm
  • Boys golf: Lyons Township, Morton, Riverside Brookfield set to tee off this season

    If it hasn’t already, school is about to start and with it the boys golf season. Teams and individuals all tee off with the same goal in mind – to boo ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 1:44 pm
  • Parts of DuPage, Cook counties without power after Aug. 18 thunderstorm

    Several DuPage and Cook County residents are still without power following a storm that ripped through the Chicago area the night of Aug. 18, accordin ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • MacNeal Hospital to exhibit 'MEGA Brain' at health fair in Berwyn

    BERWYN – MacNeal Hospital will host the fourth annual Get Healthy! Go Green! Family Walk and Health Fair, featuring MEGA Brain, to raise awareness in ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Metra to install mobile charging stations in downtown Chicago

    Metra announced Aug. 18 that it is installing charging stations for electronic mobile devices at four of its downtown Chicago stations, according to a ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner offers new legislative package

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Aug. 17 said he’s again proposing legislation for a two-year freeze on local property taxes combined with what he c ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars sunk by Washington stoppage time goal

    LISLE – The Washington Spirit came to Chicago in hopes of securing a win and three points on Sunday night against the Chicago Red Stars, and with a la ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • Letter: Thanks to everyone who attended the Korean War plaque dedication in Berwyn

    To the editor:On behalf of the Korean War Memorial Committee, I wish to thank those who attended the ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • Fiesta Nuestras Raíces to take place Aug. 22

    BERWYN – Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend?Fiesta Nuestras Raíces, to tak ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Weekly Wrap: Multicolored revenge in Glen Ellyn

    This past week, presidential hopeful and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker stopped by Downers Grove and made his pitch to the DuPage Republican Party. Local ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for Aug. 12

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been p ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Delivery driver says he was punched, threatened with gun in Berwyn

    BERWYN – A delivery driver told police he was punched and threatened with a gun at about 2 p.m. Aug. 9 in an alley of the 6800 block of Roosevelt Road ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Our view: Keep negotiations in Gov. Bruce Rauner's hands

    Illinois voters elected Bruce Rauner knowing full well his stance on organized labor and with the expectation that he would negotiate with the state’s ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Major cocaine bust leads to arrest of Berwyn, Cicero men

    BERWYN – A Berwyn man and two Cicero men are among 24 people facing federal drug charges following a 2.5-year investigation uncovering their roles in ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Berwyn Development Corporation offers another round of sales for banner program

    BERWYN – Business banners are back in Berwyn.The Berwyn Development Corp. recently launched the 2015 ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Berwyn water bill scofflaws to be left high and dry under new city policy

    BERWYN – Berwyn water customers who don’t pay their bills may find themselves running high and dry in an effort to bring them up to date on payments a ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Shared space a benefit for collegiate athletic conferences

    Shared homes for college conferencesIn addition to The Summit League, the CCIW and the Big Ten, ther ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • The Summit League finds success with men's and women's hoops tourneys

    The premier event for The Summit League is the men’s and women’s basketball championship tournaments that are held at the same time at the Denny Sanfo ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • College athletic conferences find home in suburban headquarters

    The Big Ten Conference’s headquarters in Rosemont are hard to miss from I-294. The conference’s prom ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Orzel: Many exciting events remain in Cicero this summer

    Summer is not over, even if sometimes the weather wants us to think it is. In the town of Cicero, we use the time to celebrate families, children and ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Brookfield Zoo announces names for wolf pups based on public's votes

    BROOKFIELD – Voters made their voices heard at the Brookfield Zoo with their picks for names for a litter of Mexican grey wolf puppies recently born a ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars' unbeaten streak undone by Portland Thorns

    PORTLAND, ORE. – Alyssa Mautz put the Chicago Red Stars ahead early. Allie Long and the Portland Tho ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • La Fleur Spa opens in Berwyn

    BERWYN – La Fleur Spa, 6830 W. Windsor Ave., is the latest addition to new businesses in Berwyn’s Depot District. Owner Flor Infante, an industry vete ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Berwyn alderman to be honored honored with Charles E. Piper award

    BERWYN – Eighth Ward Alderman Nora Laureto will be the guest of honor at the 31st annual Charles E. Piper Award Dinner Nov. 7, the Berwyn Development ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 3:40 pm
  • Chicago woman faces forgery charges for counterfeit currency in Berwyn

    BERWYN – A Chicago woman was charged with forgery at 9:51 a.m. Aug. 6 after she attempted to pass counterfeit currency at two locations in the 6600 bl ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Big Guys' 4th Annual Sausage Fest: 6 photos

    Big Guys Sausage Stand holds their fourth annual Sausage Fest and block party in Berwyn on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015.
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Weekly Wrap: DuPage County has a new flood map

    The week brought good news for some and bad news for others as FEMA released the new DuPage County flood maps.
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Berwyn’s Big Guys to host annual Sausage Fest Aug. 8

    BERWYN – Big Guys Sausage Stand, 7021 W. Roosevelt Road, will host its fourth annual Sausage Fest and block party from 1 p.m. to midnight Aug. 8.
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Riverside Fishing Club to host annual Swap Meet Aug. 8 in La Grange

    LA GRANGE – All are welcome at the Riverside Fishing Club's sixth annual Swap Meet, which will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 8 in La Grange.
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 2:14 pm
  • Berwyn Arts Council to host Kaleidoscope Art Fair Aug. 8, 9

    BERWYN – The Berwyn Arts Council will present the second annual Kaleidoscope Art Fair from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 at the Berwyn Gardens Park, ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Berwyn's memorial plaque installation for Korean War to be held Aug. 11

    BERWYN – The public is invited to the dedication of a memorial plaque at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 in honor of seven Berwyn men who lost their lives in the Korea ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Pillars to oversee $25 million grant for Headstart programs

    0Mental health and social services provider Pillars recently announced the organization received a $25 million federal grant to manage Head Start and ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Route 66 Car Show to roll into Berwyn Aug. 29

    BERWYN – When summer heats up, the hot cars start to arrive in Berwyn.The 25th annual Berwyn Route 6 ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Real solutions for Cook County have to come from Springfield

    Now that the votes are counted and the sales tax hike is set to go into effect Jan. 1, the next step will be to monitor what effect it has on Cook Cou ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Area football players set to shine at Division I college level in 2015

    The college football season is about to officially begin as teams soon will be reporting for preseason practices ahead of the season kickoff. Several ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 4:51 pm
  • Illinois Senate OKs federal ‘pass-through’ spending bill

    SPRINGFIELD — In a growingly rare moment of bipartisan peace, the Illinois Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for state agencies to spend about $4.8 bi ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Tobolski: County sales tax hike tough but necessary

    Last week the Cook County Board made the difficult, but necessary decision to increase the County’s portion of the sales tax by 1 percent. I voted in ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Riverside chief calls on Cook County to offer overdose training for police

    RIVERSIDE – Now that Riverside police are equipped to help overdosed drug users immediately on the scene, Police Chief Tom Weitzel has called upon Coo ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for July 29

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • Berwyn man charged with 1st degree murder in death of 10-month-old girl

    BERWYN – A Berwyn man was charged Aug. 3 with first degree murder for allegedly causing the death of a 10-month-old girl.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Lyons Township graduate Jake Elliott racks up milestones with Memphis football

    Jake Elliott, a Lyons Township grad and junior kicker at Memphis, already has racked up an impressive amount of stats and accomplishments in his two y ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Zoning approved for new Berwyn microbrewery

    BERWYN – A nice, cold bottle of Flapjack beer may soon be headed to Berwyn's Depot District.Berwyn c ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Christen Press scores twice in Chicago Red Stars draw

    LISLE – For the second game in a row, the Chicago Red Stars came away with a tie for the after facing a fellow National Women's Soccer League title co ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Cicero man charged with battery after grabbing woman's thigh in Berwyn

    BERWYN – A Cicero man was charged with battery at 9:30 p.m. July 29 after he allegedly walked up to a woman on a park bench and grabbed her thigh.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 10:45 am
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