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  • Reward offered for information on Berwyn Chase Bank robbery

    BERWYN – Police are looking for a man who robbed a Chase Bank on Thursday in Berwyn, according to media reports.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Cicero cops treat kids to holiday shopping spree

    CICERO – Cicero police helped 30 families celebrate Christmas at their annual Children's Christmas Shop with a Cop Charity drive Dec. 13.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Tobolski: Looking ahead at 2015 in Cook County

    On Dec. 1, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, my fellow Cook County commissioners and I were sworn in for the 2014-2018 term. We welcomed t ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Local products ready for college football bowl season

    College football’s postseason slate is all set, and a slew of athletes who played at area high schools will be suiting up for their college teams. Her ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • Memorial honors Judy Baar Topinka: 7 photos

    Politicians, friends and family gather to honor the life of Judy Baar Topinka during the memorial Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Countryside.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 4:38 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner offer high praise at Judy Baar Topinka memorial

    COUNTRYSIDE – Illinois leaders – past, present and future – gathered Wednesday morning with one common agenda: honoring the life and service of Rivers ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • Seniors, students to benefit from Pav YMCA grants

    BERWYN – The Pav YMCA recently was awarded three grants totalling $85,000 to support its after school program for students and healthy living program ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for Dec. 17

    BERWYNNorth Community Bank robbed on Roosevelt RoadA man walked off with $20,000 after robbing the N ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Cicero landlord sentenced to life for arson that killed 7

    CICERO – Lawrence J. Meyers, 64, was sentenced to life without parole Tuesday in Cook County Judge Carol Kipperman's court room in Maywood, according ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:04 pm
  • A perfect fit: Maryam Wilcher helps lead Morton’s hoops resurgence

    BERWYN – Two years ago, Maryam Wilcher was fighting for playing time on a deep and talented Trinity girls basketball team.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 3:30 pm
  • Morton East students earn kudos in reading competition

    CICERO – A couple of Morton East High School students put their school in high standing when it comes to reading following their participation in a na ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Prep roundup: LT and Morton boys pick up impressive wins

    BOYS BASKETBALL Lyons Township The Lions put up another winning weekend to improve to 7-1 on the sea ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Berwyn's Deck the Depot: 5 photos

    Students from Emerson and Piper Schools kick off Berwyn's Deck the Depot event singing carols while waiting for Santa to arrive at Karasek Park in Ber ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:11 pm
  • Vandal yells 'Long live Satan', after egging, decapitating Nativity statues at St. Odilo in Berwyn

    BERWYN – Three statues were reported vandalized Dec. 7 , two of them beheaded, in a courtyard of the St. Odilo Church convent, 6617 West 23rd Street.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:34 pm
  • MacNeal Hospital collects food pantry donations

    BERWYN – The employees of MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn donated more than 1,400 nonperishable food items and $400 in gift cards to help feed local famili ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:30 am
  • SHLAH: Celebrate the holidays at the Stickney-Forest View Public Library

    When I overhear people saying “Wow, the holidays are here already; I just can’t believe it!” I secretly wish that I knew what it was like to have time ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • T-Mobile promises better service with added antenna, Berwyn to consider

    BERWYN – A public hearing will take place on a request to the Berwyn Zoning Board of Appeals for a conditional use permit to install another rooftop c ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Berwyn supports tougher regs for tank cars on the rail

    BERWYN – Berwyn has joined a growing list of communities that support stronger standards than those being proposed for railroad tank cars and operatio ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for Dec. 12

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Berwyn Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:02 pm
  • Bulls/Sox Academy offering holiday basketball, baseball, softball camps

    LISLE – The Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle will be hosting Chicago Bulls Basketball Camps and Chicago White Sox Baseball Holiday Camps on Dec. 29 and 30 a ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • North Berwyn Park District to host Santa's Workshop Dec. 13

    BERWYN – The North Berwyn Park District is hosting Santa's Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13, at the Community Center, 1619 Wesley Ave.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • Ready to Deck the Depot this weekend in Berwyn?

    Deck the Depot returns to Berwyn’s historic Depot District from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday with the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree, shopping and fun ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Sisters honor late uncle by selling Brookfield home to Seguin

    BROOKFIELD – When sisters Barb and Margi Sirovatka sold their parent’s Brookfield home, it allowed them to fulfill not one, but two dreams.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Riverside community shares Topinka stories

    RIVERSIDE – News of the death Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Wednesday came as a shock to many of those in her Riverside community wh ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:06 pm
  • Our View: Judy Baar Topinka was devoted to public service in Illinois

    Before she was a politician, Judy Baar Topinka was an award-winning journalist.Topinka, 70, died ear ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Reeder: Topinka liked people and loved Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – It’s a question of: macaroni or steak? That’s how Judy Baar Topinka explained the prob ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Lemery: Topinka leaves legacy of achievements and fond memories

    On the day in 2009 that the Illinois Legislature removed Rod Blagojevich from office, one of my first thoughts was, "This must feel like vindication t ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Officials react to the passing of Judy Baar Topinka

    Local and state officials shared their thoughts and feelings Wednesday upon hearing of the passing of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka:
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • From the archives: Judy Topinka, award-winning journalist

    Note to readers: Before embarking on a political career, Judy Baar Topinka was a journalist in the western suburbs at a precursor of Suburban Life Med ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka dies at 70

    Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died early Wednesday of complications from a stroke suffered on Tuesday, according to spokesman Brad Hahn.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 5:26 am
  • All-area football: Meet the 2014 selections from the Berwyn/La Grange/Riverside area

    The high school football season is officially in the books, which makes it the perfect time to honor the best players from local schools with our all- ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • Local teens recognized with 2014 Youth Service Medal by Cook County Sheriff

    A number of local high school students were honored Tuesday night at an awards ceremony hosted by the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Wilcher leads Morton girls to win against Leyden

    BERWYN – Morton girls basketball has been improving over the past two seasons and Maryam Wilcher is a big reason why.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • New K-9 takes to Berwyn’s streets

    BERWYN – Berwyn’s got a new top dog in town.The Berwyn Police Department now has a third K-9 team on ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Mustangs start strong in conference

    BERWYN – Saturday marked the second and final West Suburban Gold conference game of 2014 for Morton’s boys basketball team.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Police Reports for Berwyn: Dec. 7

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Berwyn Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Morton at Hinsdale South boys basketball: 10 photos

    Hinsdale South plays Morton at home in Darien on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 4:53 pm
  • Season of distinction for Nazareth football

    CHAMPAIGN – Nazareth's football team had high expectations, both internally and externally, entering this season.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • Nazareth's three stars from state football final

    Nazareth had a number of standout players perform well in the Class 6A state title game Saturday. Here are a few of the best performers from the Roadr ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • WWII vets sought to speak at Sunday's memorial plaque unveiling ceremony in Berwyn

    BERWYN – Berwyn is looking for World War II veterans to share their experiences and thoughts when the Combined Veterans of Berwyn commemorate World Wa ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • Light the Veltway, Deck the Depot to get Berwyn into holiday spirit

    BERWYN – Berwyn is switching on the lights for the holiday season, and that means it’s almost time to Light the Veltway and Deck the Depot.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 1:37 pm
  • Boys basketball previews: LT, Morton, RB have talent, high hopes

    The boys basketball season tipped off with Thanksgiving tournaments to start the season. Here's what to expect the rest of the way from Fenwick, Lyons ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • Berwyn Park District to host pasta fundraiser

    BERWYN – The Berwyn Park District is hosting its eighth annual Positively Pasta Dinner Fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Liberty Cultural Ce ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Former Bear Hampton to be Morton College keynote speaker

    BERWYN – Dan Hampton, a former defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears, was announced as the keynote speaker at the Friends of Morton Foundation’s thir ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Dexter Dale double-double leads Morton past Hinsdale South

    DARIEN – Dexter Dale didn't have his best performance when Morton's boys basketball team played against Fenwick on Saturday.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Morton West High School invites community to annual Holidays Concert

    BERWYN – The Morton West High School Music Department will present its annual Holidays Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 10, at the Morton West Auditorium, 2400 ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • Snapshot: Virruso honored for 65 years of service in Cicero

    CICERO – Cicero Township Supervisor Joe Virruso, center, was honored with a proclamation celebrating his 65 years of service with the town of Cicero a ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Nazareth football state title, in their words

    Nazareth football players and coaches react to winning the first state championship for the program and school.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Nazareth’s Racki back on top

    CHAMPAIGN – The Gatorade bucket shower is nothing new for Nazareth football head coach Tim Racki.Fiv ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • CBS Food Pantry to host Breakfast with Santa

    BERWYN – For the 17th year in a row, the CBS Food Pantry will host an opportunity for good little girls and boys to get some quality time with St. Nic ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 5:40 am
  • Woman denied entry hopes to spread information about service dogs

    Karrilynn Stachowicz trains service dogs. She also has multiple sclerosis, and uses one of her specially trained greyhounds to get around. So, when sh ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Berwyn to unveil WWII plaque at City Hall Sunday

    BERWYN – The city of Berwyn and the Combined Veterans of Berwyn will host a special unveiling of a newly installed World War II memorial at Berwyn Cit ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Nazareth runs to victory and first state title in school history

    CHAMPAIGN – To win the first state title in any sport in school history, Nazareth went to what it does best: run the ball.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for Nov. 26

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Montoya: The economic future looks bright in Berwyn

    By most economic standards, the city of Berwyn has enjoyed a very active and successful year. Throug ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Berwyn all in for Small Business Saturday

    BERWYN – Berwyn’s small business community is reaching out to its customers with offers of added savings on Small Business Saturday this weekend.
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Berwyn man charged in 4-vehicle roll-over crash on Harlem

    RIVERSIDE – A Berwyn man faces charges for allegedly causing a four-car roll-over crash that resulted in injuries to a Bolingbrook woman at 7:34 a.m. ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:01 pm
  • Cook County Health Department reports increase in flu-like cases

    An increase in the number of people seeking emergency room treatment, and in reported school absences, for exhibiting flu-like symptoms caused the Coo ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Major statement: Nazareth football wins big to earn first state finals berth

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nazareth Academy’s football team is headed to the Class 6A state title game after a convincing semifinal victory Saturday.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • Morton basketball hits the century mark in season opener

    CICERO – The Morton boys basketball team played its season opener in front of its home crowd Monday night and put on a show for the fans.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Girls basketball previews: Area teams loaded with returning talent

    The girls basketball season has tipped off with many teams playing in tournaments to start the campaign. Here's the outlook for Lyons Township, Morton ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Kuzniewski: The latest at Morton and saying 'thank you' to our school board

    During these past few weeks we have had the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.Once again our ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • Old Fashioned Candies in Berwyn reopens after fire

    BERWYN – It’s hard to keep a good chocolate-covered strawberry down. After being destroyed by a fire ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:55 am
  • Reel Art Collectibles to host Warehouse Sale

    BERWYN – Collectors of all kinds are invited to Reel Art Collectibles’ annual Warehouse Sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 through 7 at 6727 Stanley A ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Cement shortage creates issues with sidewalk programs in Berwyn and Riverside

    Berwyn’s 2014 sidewalk replacement program has been put on hold until spring 2015 as a result of a cement shortage being felt throughout the state of ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:20 am
  • Berwyn’s Tacos y Salsa

    BERWYN – Is there such a thing as a bad taco?A tortilla, some meat, fish or beans, a little pico de ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:46 pm
  • Berwyn man held on child porn charges

    BERWYN – A 42-year-old Berwyn man was charged with possession of child pornography and reproduction of child pornography, Berwyn police said.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:16 pm
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