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  • High school girls basketball: Conference closer a benchmark win for Morton

    VILLA PARK – Maryam Wilcher has plenty of postseason basketball experience.Though the Morton senior ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Metra BNSF line derails near Naperville station, no injuries reported

    NAPERVILLE – Metra has not yet determined whether the BNSF line derailment that caused delays during the Feb. 8 morning commute will affect afternoon ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:35 pm
  • Dona Mart corner grocery store opens in Berwyn

    BERWYN – One of the few small corner groceries in Berwyn has reopened.Dona Mart now is open at 1400 ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:23 pm
  • Berwyn man's kidnap ordeal ends in arrest of 5, officials say

    CHICAGO – A Berwyn man who spent more than a day being held against his will in an SUV and later at an auto body shop by five men was ultimately freed ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Morton's finishing kick against Willowbrook secures winning season

    VILLA PARK – It didn't come easy, but Morton's girls basketball team set a benchmark against Willowbrook on Feb. 5.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Berwyn offers ways to beat the winter blues

    BERWYN – The winter’s chill is persistent, but don’t let it stop you, your friends and your family from going out and having a good time in your neigh ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Chicago Public School takeover plan lives

    SPRINGFIELD — When the time comes, suburban and downstate Democrats will join him in his effort to have the state take control of Chicago’s debt-strap ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children renews call for info about missing Lyons teen

    LYONS – The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is seeking information about Zoe Lovett, who was reported missing in August 2015 from L ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Longtime Berwyn resident's family looks back on 100 years

    BERWYN – Lillian Hajek had a simple goal: to live to turn 100 years old. And in December 2015, the former 80-year Berwyn resident reached that milesto ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 9:18 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces plan for private-public partnership for I-55 widening

    Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Feb. 4 a plan to add managed lanes to Interstate 55 through a private-public partnership.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • Illinois Comptroller: State debt spiraling

    SPRINGFIELD — Unless something changes soon, Illinois is heading $6.2 billion deeper into debt and taxpayers will remain on the hook, state Comptrolle ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois can save $500M on purchases

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Feb. 2 urged a streamlining of procurement, or the way the state buys goods and services, saying it could save the ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for Feb. 3

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Berwyn Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Berwyn South School District 100 superintendent to be Morton College president

    BERWYN – Berwyn South School District 100 Superintendent Stan Fields resigned Jan. 27 after accepting the position of president at Morton College in C ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:50 pm
  • Illinois legislation aims to regulate cellphone surveillance

    SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers are moving to put some boundaries on police surveillance technology that can literally snatch the data from a person’s c ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Berwyn native to star in 'The Glass Menagerie'

    BERWYN – Mental illness is the central theme in a Chicago theater’s reimagined production of the classic Tennessee Williams play “The Glass Menagerie, ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 10:01 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Inconsistency makes life tough on Morton

    LOMBARD – Morton boys basketball coach Tony Martinucci got a sense of deja vu on Jan. 30.So what els ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Budget, higher education battles roll on

    SPRINGFIELD — Democratic lawmakers on Jan. 28 passed a measure they said will help university students and community colleges despite the lack of a bu ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Berwyn resident competes in 'Bar Rescue' host's entrepreneur contest

    BERWYN – A Berwyn resident with dreams of opening a fantasy/sci-fi bar needs community support to help make that happen.
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 6:49 pm
  • Berwyn-based Buona celebrates 35 years in business

    BERWYN – Owning and operating an independent family restaurant company for 35 years is no small feat, and Joe Buonavolanto Jr. couldn’t be prouder of ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner softens tone but stays with agenda

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner hammered away Jan. 27 on the need for fundamental change in the way Illinois operates, while Democratic leaders blamed ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Illinois Treasurer to invest $220 million to spur tech jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will invest more than $220 million in emerging technology companies over the next three years, state Treasurer Michael Frerichs ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:56 pm
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for Jan. 27

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Berwyn Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 5:01 pm
  • Illinois Democrats, Republicans to talk school aid, pensions

    SPRINGFIELD — State Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, dropped two big pieces of news Jan. 25:
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Picnic, camping permits offered by Forest Preserves of Cook County

    To help distract from the deep freeze, it’s not too early to pick up picnic permits, which opened this month for groups of 25 or more who plan to gath ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Illinois continues to shed jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — December’s employment numbers show Illinois is continuing to lose jobs.“For the first ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • 3 Berwyn businesses change hands, undergo renovations

    BERWYN – Two south Berwyn taverns have new kitchens and names, and a former Mexican restaurant will be turned into a display area for new cars.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Riverside Children's Theater to stage 'Aristocats'

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Children’s Theater Guild will present “The Aristocats.”The audience will f ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Morton making late-season move

    ADDISON – After wrapping up the Riverside Brookfield Holiday Classic on Dec. 30, Morton girls basketball coach Joe Maietta challenged his team to fini ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • GOP seeks state control of Chicago schools

    SPRINGFIELD — Republicans on Jan. 20 announced a plan to put the financially floundering Chicago Public Schools system under state control and open th ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Gray seal first birth of 2016 at Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – The Chicago Zoological Society, which operates Brookfield Zoo, announced its first birth of 2016. Lily, an 11-year-old gray seal, gave bi ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Pillars to host 10th annual ball to benefit mental health services

    LA GRANGE PARK – Community members are invited to enjoy an evening of food, drink, music, gaming and raffles while supporting mental health services i ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 1:14 am
  • Jaci’s Resale Shop in Berwyn celebrates first anniversary

    BERWYN – Berwyn resident Jacinta Theobald knows that people with special needs have a lot to offer the workforce. That’s why she provides opportunitie ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for Jan. 20

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Berwyn Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Berwyn District 100 to host student-led technology conference

    BERWYN – Berwyn's Heritage Middle School will play host for the first time to a student-led technology conference in February.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Big win a confidence boost for Morton

    FRANKLIN PARK – A dimly lit fieldhouse didn’t keep Morton from shining bright on Jan. 15.The Mustang ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 2:03 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner asks for impasse ruling

    SPRINGFIELD — Is Illinois headed toward a state workers strike?That’s the question in Springfield, w ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Metra bans hoverboards due to safety concerns

    CHICAGO – Metra announced that hoverboards will no longer be permitted onboard its trains due to concerns over potential fire hazards.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 6:55 pm
  • World’s Largest Laundromat in Berwyn celebrates 10 years of business after fire

    BERWYN – Ten years ago, Tom Benson reopened the doors to his rebuilt and renovated business, the World’s Largest Laundromat, after it had been destroy ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Berwyn South School District 100 to host student-led conference

    BERWYN – The Students Involved with Technology Conference is heading to Berwyn in February, and registration ends Jan. 22.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 6:57 pm
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for Jan. 13

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Berwyn Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • State, AFSCME talks break down

    SPRINGFIELD — Talks between Gov. Rauner’s administration and the state’s largest public-sector employee union broke down Jan. 8.
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • State cuts lead to tough budget talks for Berwyn South School District 100

    BERWYN – Berwyn South School District 100 officials warn the district is in dire financial straits, and without an increase in funding from either the ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner reflects on first year of budget impasse, pension negotiations

    SPRINGFIELD – One year into Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s term, the state doesn’t have a budget, and he hasn’t gotten the structural reforms he’s bee ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Feds back off on Real ID demands

    SPRINGFIELD — The federal government is backing off its demand that Illinois and four other states bring their driver’s licenses and state ID cards to ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • High school boys basketball: Morton struggles against Downers Grove South's balance

    BERWYN – The boys basketball team at Downers Grove South has what every coach covets – multiple options other teams must plot to stop or try to neutra ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Real ID: A costly U.S. reach into your rights?

    SPRINGFIELD — If Illinois is forced to make changes to its driver’s license that the federal government is demanding, the results may include higher o ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 1:00 pm
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