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  • Beer lovers come out for Berwyn Brew Fest

    BERWYN – The Berwyn Park District and Berwyn Development Corporation presented the second annual Berwyn Brew Fest on Oct. 10 in Proksa Park.
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Lyons Township, Morton, Riverside Brookfield primed for postseason kickoff

    The boys soccer regular season is at an end and teams are getting ready for the postseason to kick off with the goal of reaching the Class 3A state fi ...
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Federal lawsuit by deaf Illinois prisoners granted class-action status

    SPRINGFIELD — A federal lawsuit by deaf and hard-of-hearing Illinois prisoners will proceed with class-action status after a ruling by a U.S. District ...
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Metra BNSF Railway reopens after hazardous material investigation

    Service has been restored along Metra's BNSF Railway after it was closed due to potentially hazardous material found near the tracks at Congress Park ...
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • High school boys soccer: Morton finds a way, guts out win against Leyden

    BERWYN – A huge throng of Morton soccer fans lined the west side of the stands, shrieking at the possibility of something positive about to unfold.
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Metra BNSF Railway remains closed after potentially hazardous material found

    Train traffic along Metra's BNSF Railway remains suspended until further notice after a potentially hazardous material was found near the tracks at Co ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 5:46 pm
  • National Register of Historic Places now includes Berwyn bungalow homes

    BERWYN – Berwyn's residential areas are recognized for their Chicago-style bungalow houses – some more than a century old.
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, Democrats continue war of words

    SPRINGFIELD — The war of words over the lack of a state budget and Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda” continued this week, though the statehouse ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • High school football: Morton breaks through for win against Addison Trail

    ADDISON – Morton's football team had been on the wrong end of several close games this season.The Mu ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner tries to crank up the pressure

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Oct. 7 painted his side of the budget-impasse picture, saying that while his department heads are saving the state ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Heritage Middle School learning director to leave position at end of school year

    BERWYN – Sue Butler, learning director at Heritage Middle School in Berwyn, will step down from her position as the school's lead administrator at the ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Live Coverage: Suburban Life High School Football Week 7

    Oct. 12, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Rep. Frank Mautino likely Illinois’ next auditor general

    SPRINGFIELD — If confirmed by the Legislature, a longtime state representative from Bureau County will be the state’s next auditor general.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for Oct. 7

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Berwyn Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Retired Downers Grove dentist fills in at Haitian clinic

    DOWNERS GROVE – Not quite two years into his retirement, retired dentist and Downers Grove resident David Schubert still sees patients a couple of tim ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Community efforts help Berwyn family build room for son

    BERWYN – When Margarita and Jaime Rivera held a ribbon cutting at their Berwyn home Oct. 4, it was about more than showing off the newly constructed b ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana board recommends adding chronic pain to approved uses

    COUNTRYSIDE – The Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board voted to add some chronic pain conditions to the qualifying list of conditions for medical ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Portillo's to open its first Wisconsin restaurant

    OAK BROOK – Wisconsin hot dog lovers, rejoice – Portillo’s is planning to open its first restaurant in the Badger State in 2016.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • AFSCME says Gov. Bruce Rauner trying to end step increases

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration wants to abolish step increases, or scheduled raises based on time in service, according to the state ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Best Chicago Cubs Wild Card watch parties in suburban DuPage, Cook counties

    The Chicago Cubs are in back in the Major League Baseball Postseason for the first time since 2008 and will face the Pittsburgh Pirates on Oct. 7 in t ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Berwyn District 100 recognized for LGBTQ student outreach

    BERWYN – Berwyn South School District 100 received the Ally of the Year award from the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, an organization promoting suppo ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • High school football: Morton keeps sights set on improvement despite setbacks

    BERWYN – The results haven’t been there for Morton’s football team this season, but Greg Hoard sees a new team on the field each game.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • High school boys soccer: Morton looking to recapture scoring magic

    BERWYN – Adan Carriedo says there is a lot of room for improvement for Morton’s boys soccer team to make.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Four finalists named in Illinois state auditor general search

    SPRINGFIELD — The list of candidates to become Illinois’ auditor general has been narrowed to four.T ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Berwyn Brew Fest on tap for second year

    BERWYN – Twenty-nine brewers from across the country will provide samples of 40 craft beers during the second annual Berwyn Brew Fest from 1 to 5 p.m. ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • High school football: Late score lifts Willowbrook against Morton

    BERWYN – Sophomore Jack Jessen's 1-yard touchdown run with just 20.9 seconds left finished a wild back-and-forth second half battle as Willowbrook fou ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • Berwyn cops to don aprons for Special Olympics

    BERWYN –­ Berwyn police will be working overtime for the benefit of Special Olympics Illinois on Oct. 11.
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Suburban Life recognizes Best Under 40 award winners

    WOODRIDGE – Suburban Life Media honored a dozen young professionals Sept. 30 during its annual Best Under 40 awards banquet at the Seven Bridges Golf ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 6:50 pm
  • Police reports: Berwyn for Sept. 30

    BERWYNCriminal damage to property• A vehicle was damaged by a bottle at 3:25 a.m. Sept. 21 in the 38 ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • 'Berwyn's Best' seeks top Italian beef, sausage sandwich

    BERWYN – Berwyn residents can cast their vote for the best Italian beef and sausage combo sandwich in the city.
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Morton College named safe fourth safest campus in U.S.

    CICERO ­– Morton College has been named the fourth-safest campus in the U.S., according to a recently released study.
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Morton College campus addition ready for class

    CICERO –­ Morton College officials say the two-story addition to the campus will be opened on time for the fall 2016 semester.
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Illinois state museums, Sparta shooting fields will close despite pause in layoffs

    SPRINGFIELD -- A pause in state layoffs won’t stop the planned closures of the state’s museum system nor its shooting facilities near Sparta, Gov. Bru ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • High school football: Morton coming closer to closing out games

    DOWNERS GROVE – It was a familiar refrain for Tavolis Parker and Morton’s football team.Close, but n ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • Secretary of state not sending out renewal reminders to drivers

    SPRINGFIELD — The lack of a state budget soon will start to be felt by more people, namely Illinois drivers.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for Sept. 23

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Nazareth rolls past Marian Catholic to get back on track

    LA GRANGE PARK – Playing after a loss for the first time since the 2014 season opener, Nazareth football had an answer.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove South uses second half surge to get past Morton

    DOWNERS GROVE – There was no panic for Downers Grove South's football team.After playing three chall ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Weekly Wrap: Champaign man charged with 1985 murder of girl near Glen Ellyn

    This week, a cold case from 1985 had a significant new development when, thanks to DNA evidence, a Champaign man was charged with the murder of a 15-y ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Illinois House hears first details of Emanuel plan

    SPRINGFIELD — Sept. 24 marked another day of activity but little visible movement in the state Capitol.
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Live Coverage: Suburban Life High School Football Week 5

    Sept. 28, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Parad-Ice returns to Berwyn after 3-year hiatus

    BERWYNAfter a three-year hiatus to find a new location, Parad-Ice is back in Berwyn – in the Depot D ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs stumps for college grant program

    SPRINGFIELD — State Treasurer Mike Frerichs is on the road in a push to get the General Assembly and the governor to restore funding for a need-based ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Illinois state puts employee layoffs on hold

    SPRINGFIELD — Layoffs of state unionized employees are on hold.Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Berwyn building evacuated after exterior wall collapses onto roof of Paparazzi Bar

    BERWYN – A building was evacuated Sept. 23 after bricks from the top part of the facade of the building collapsed.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Bulls/Sox Academy to host Columbus Day baseball, basketball camps

    GLEN ELLYN – The Bulls/Sox Academy will host Columbus Day Chicago Bulls and White Sox skills camps on Monday, October 12, at Ackerman Park in Glen Ell ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • High school football: Weather delay robs Nazareth momentum in loss against Marian

    WOODSTOCK – Nazareth’s football team was undefeated entering its game against Marian Central on Sept. 18.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Prep roundup: Fenwick football looks to bounce back after loss against Loyola

    Fenwick's football team hosted powerhouse Loyola at Concordia University on Sept. 19 and got throttled 54-16 by the Ramblers. Fenwick is now 1-3 and i ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • St. Leonard School in Berwyn will host community event Sept. 26

    BERWYN – St. Leonard School, 3322 Clarence Ave., will host its Blocktoberfest event from noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 26 at the school.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Smoking in Illinois beer gardens off limits?

    SPRINGFIELD — Lighting up in an outdoor beer garden soon might get smokers ticketed.A committee of l ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Amber Moreno becomes new Señorita Cicero

    CICERO – The crown was passed in Cicero on Sept. 10 with the naming of the 2015-16 Senorita Cicero.T ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Bobby Whitlock, co-founder of Derek & the Dominos, will perform at FitzGerald's Nightclub

    BERWYN – Musician Bobby Whitlock has appeared on numerous seminal classic rock recordings, including being a co-founder of Derek & the Dominos with Er ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • High school football: Morton sparked by defense in first win of season

    BERWYN – It took three tough losses and an extra day to wait thanks to bad weather, but Morton football finally got its first win.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Med payments a mixed bag for Illinois state employees

    SPRINGFIELD — About 150,000 state employees, retirees or dependents are or soon will be stuck paying cash up-front for medical services, according to ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Payment to Illinois state employees’ medical providers may stop

    SPRINGFIELD — It’s cash up-front for many state employees needing medical services, or it likely soon will be.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • High school boys soccer: Morton responds to tourney loss with big win

    LA GRANGE – It only took an instant for Baltazar Duran to help Morton’s boys soccer team put a disappointing loss in the rearview mirror.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 5:10 pm
  • Weekly Wrap: Sikh community gathers to condemn hate based crimes

    After being brutally beaten last week, Darien Sikh man Inderjit Singh Mukker returned to the spot where the alleged attack began to condemn the hate c ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Berwyn Oktoberfest continues Saturday: 6 photos

    Berwyn's Oktoberfest continues on Windsor and Stanley Avenues on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • High school football: Games moved to Sept. 19 because of weather

    The stormy weather that rolled through the suburbs on Sept. 15 led to some football suffering delays and others being rescheduled.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Aurora police believe body found near I-88 is missing Berwyn woman

    BERWYN – According to a news release from the Aurora Police Department, a body discovered Sept. 17 in a wooded area near Interstate 88 was tentatively ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Art of relationships at heart of West Chicago production

    The latest offering by Glen Ellyn playwright Carl Zeitler explores interactions among couples, friends and family in "Relationships in Progress," a co ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • Live coverage: Suburban Life high school football Week 4

    Sept. 18, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner says no to medical marijuana expansion

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration last week rejected efforts to expand by 11 the list of conditions for which marijuana can be prescrib ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • High school girls cross country: Plenty of talent for Lyons Township and Morton, Riverside Brookfield on young side

    The girls cross country state meet always is a competitive affair, and several local athletes could shine on the big stage later this season. Here’s t ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • High school boys cross country: Lyons Township, Morton, Riverside Brookfield ready to run

    The road to the cross country state finals is traversed in 3-mile segments in meets during the regular season. With competitors already off and runnin ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Prep roundup: Fenwick football looks to get back on track, Morton, LT soccer start tourney with wins

    Fenwick football fell to 1-2 on the season after a 27-20 loss at De La Salle on Sept. 11. The game was the Chicago Catholic League Green opener for bo ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • High school football: Nazareth notches big win ahead of test against Marian Central

    LA GRANGE PARK – Playing under the lights at home for the first time, Nazareth backed up the occasion with a stellar showing.
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for Sept. 16

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Stickney hosts Fall Family Fest Saturday: 5 photos

    The village of Stickney held their Fall Family Fest Saturday featuring fall activities such as pumpkin coloring and scarecrow making.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 4:21 pm
  • U.S. Chamber: Illinois' lawsuit climate is terrible

    SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 10 said Illinois’ lawsuit climate is nearly the worst in the country.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • High school football: Morton flexes muscle early against Oak Park

    BERWYN – The quest for respectability and accomplishment continues for a Morton football team that has exhibited promise and hope if not victories.
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Weekly Wrap: More bad news for College of DuPage

    The College of DuPage is again in the news, and it's not good news for everyone. Two administrators were fired for questionable investment policies, a ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 10:38 am
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