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  • Tobolski: In defense of a 1 percent sale tax increase

    It is without question that an increase in Cook County’s portion of the sales tax is the most fiscally responsible way to address the County’s pension ...
    NEW: July 6, 2015 - 5:40 am
  • Pechous says planned Berwyn Korean War plaque needs to be bigger

    BERWYN – Plans to install a plaque in July honoring Berwyn soldiers killed in the Korean War have been postponed until August, said Don Pechous, the g ...
    July 6, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 'Ms. Reba' retires from Berwyn Park District after long career teaching children

    BERWYN – Reba Wachal, Berwyn Park District superintendent of Early Childhood, has held many titles during her long career in early childhood education ...
    July 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for July 1

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    July 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Emergency generator approved for Berwyn pumping station

    BERWYN – Berwyn officials recently took steps to make sure that a power outage won’t stop firefighters from doing their firefighting duty on the north ...
    July 5, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Berwyn police: Online dating leads to theft of purse

    BERWYN – A Berwyn woman reported having her purse stolen at 2:20 p.m. June 23 by a man she had met online.
    July 4, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Berwyn Fire Department urges safe celebrations ahead of Fourth of July

    BERWYN – The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance and the Berwyn Fire Department are reminding residents to let trained professionals handle fireworks ahead ...
    July 2, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • How and where to celebrate July 4 in and around Berwyn

    Whether you call it the Fourth of July, July 4th, or Independence Day, it’s the most important day of the year to hoist the American flag high and cel ...
    July 2, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Fourth of July fireworks roundup for Chicago suburbs

    Celebrating the Fourth of July calls for parades, barbecues, food and fun.But most of all, Independe ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • New Wild Encounters exhibit at Brookfield Zoo to bring patrons up close with animals

    BROOKFIELD – Like children’s hand prints in wet cement, the paw prints of esteemed animal ambassadors dot the ground at Brookfield Zoo’s new Wild Enco ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Deep postseason runs highlights for Nazareth spring sports

    School is out for the summer, but before looking ahead to the fall sports season starting in August it’s time to take one more look back at the best o ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Illinois State shutdown appears ever more likely

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats remain in a philosophical and political staredown as the state heads into its new fiscal yea ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Ritz: Berwyn Police rev up Junior Cadet Program

    After recently searching our police department archives, it was discovered that our Berwyn Police Explorer program will be celebrating their 50-year a ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Rugby state title among highlights for Morton spring sports

    The fall high school sports season starts in August, but now is the time to look back at Morton’s best spring sports moments. Here’s a list of some of ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Chicago Red Stars to host Women's World Cup viewing party today

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars will help support the U.S. Soccer women's team with a viewing party near Lincoln Park Zoo today.
    June 30, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • Former Nazareth pitcher Ryan Powers makes pro debut with White Sox affiliate

    Nazareth Academy graduate and La Grange native Ryan Powers has started his professional baseball career, and got to do it in the Chicago White Sox org ...
    June 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Scott Darling's Stanley Cup experience: 'It's been unbelievable'

    LEMONT – The past year has been a whirlwind for Scott Darling after the Lemont native signed with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 1, 2014.
    June 30, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for June 24

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    June 28, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Our view: Berwyn two-way mirror saga comes to proper conclusion

    It can seem really unfair when regional and national attention is focused on what is really just a local issue. Sometimes that wider attention does mo ...
    June 26, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Don Pechous to fund war plaque in Berwyn for veterans of Korean War

    BERWYN – Seven of Berwyn’s sons were killed in America’s “Forgotten War.”Don Pechous believes they n ...
    June 26, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • MacNeal Hospital names new vice president

    BERWYN – MacNeal Hospital named James R. Williams as the hospital’s new vice president of Ambulatory and Ancillary Services, according to a news relea ...
    June 25, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs bill to fund education

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into a law June 24 a bill that will let state money flow to schools so they can open their doors on time.
    June 25, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • McDonald's withdraws request to turn Berwyn bungalow into parking lot

    BERWYN – A Berwyn bungalow in the 3600 block of Wisconsin Avenue will remain just that and not become a parking lot for the Golden Arches.
    June 24, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • FitzGerald's American Music Festival returns July 1 through 4 in Berwyn

    BERWYN – It’s that time of year again for the definitive summer music festival for fans of blues, rock, pop, zydeco, soul, funk, jazz, country and fol ...
    June 24, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Berwyn's Autre Monde hosting class on summertime, on-the-go cocktails

    BERWYN – A To-Go Summer Cocktails Class is being hosted at noon June 27 at Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits, 6727 W. Roosevelt Road.
    June 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Why we rarely use anonymous quotes, and when we would

    If you’ve been a reader of Suburban Life over the past couple of years, you might have noticed that we almost never use anonymous sources in our stori ...
    June 23, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Police: Berwyn man drives onto railroad tracks, charged with DUI

    BERWYN – A 20-year-old Berwyn man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he drove his vehicle onto the Burlington Northern Sant ...
    June 23, 2015 - 4:50 pm
  • Voting deadline nears for best frozen treat in Berwyn

    BERWYN – The results are in and it is now time to pick the best of the best when it comes to the most delicious of summer treats – those that are froz ...
    June 25, 2015 - 9:58 am
  • Nazareth, RB, Fenwick baseball standouts lead All-Area baseball team

    The high school baseball season is officially in the books as all the state trophies have been awarded. With the season in the rearview mirror, it’s t ...
    June 23, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Confident All-Area baseball MVP Ryan Kramer helps create offense for Nazareth

    LA GRANGE PARK – Many athletes are choosing to focus on just one sport at younger ages, but Ryan Kramer was given a second chance to play multiple spo ...
    June 23, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Pauly: State funding cuts hurting poorest students most

    Illinois public schools – and students – are the most inequitably funded in the nation. It’s school funding formula ranks 49th in equity and 50th in a ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • In Berwyn, cattle and chickens not allowed; city clarifies rules

    BERWYN – Were you dreaming of waking at dawn and collecting farm- fresh eggs from your chicken coop out back? Wake up.
    June 23, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for June 17

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from Police Departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a Crime have not been prov ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Illinois’ auditor to retire at year’s end

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ auditor general, hailed as an example of integrity in a state known for rough and sometimes corrupt politics, announced his re ...
    June 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Morton School District 201 increases AP calculus enrollees

    One of the goals of Morton High School District 201’s Mathematics Department has been to increase the number of students who enroll in and successfull ...
    June 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Cirque Italia opens in Cicero: 7 photos

    Cirque Italia opens a weekend run in their tent erected in the parking lot of the Bobby Hull Community Ice Rink in Cicero on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. ...
    June 22, 2015 - 7:25 am
  • Snapshot: Big Rig Books truck makes stop in Stickney

    STICKNEY – Students at Sunny Days Learning Center, 6807 W. Pershing Road, got the chance to pick up some new reading material June 11.
    June 19, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Berwyn to make case for national status for bungalows

    BERWYN – Berwyn’s City of Homes Organization will make its case June 19 for establishing a portion of the city as a historic district with the Illinoi ...
    June 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Suburban Chicago street festivals: a complete guide

    It's that time of year again. The spring weather ushers in a host of local outdoor activities and street fests, which ramp up in the summer months. He ...
    June 22, 2015 - 7:19 am
  • At Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, Berwyn comedian sets cancer in her sights

    BERWYN – Judy Fabjance has a few hilarious things to say about cancer – and it’s not like she doesn’t know what she’s talking about.
    June 18, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Woman reports man exposed himself to her in Berwyn

    BERWYN – A man reportedly exposed himself at 9:48 a.m. June 8 to a woman who was walking from East Avenue on 27th Street, according to Berwyn police r ...
    June 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Shaw Media to acquire Kendall County weekly newspapers

    DIXON – Shaw Media, owner of Suburban Life, announced today that it is purchasing Record Newspapers Inc. from Jeff and Kathy Farren.
    June 17, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • 'Cirque Italia' brings water stage to Cicero June 17 through 28

    CICERO – Cirque Italia will present its “Aquatic Spectacular” from June 17 to 28 under the swirling blue and white tent at the Bobby Hull Community Ic ...
    June 18, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Riverside man charged with public indecency in Berwyn

    BERWYN – A Riverside man was charged at 7 p.m. June 10 with public indecency after he allegedly was caught masturbating behind a fence in the 7100 blo ...
    June 16, 2015 - 5:55 pm
  • Well-done dinner leads to gun charge in Berwyn

    BERWYN – A burnt dinner led to a Berwyn man being charged with unlawful possession of a firearm at 12:20 a.m. June 10, according to police reports.
    June 16, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Berwyn bans 2-way mirrors, comedian Tamale Rocks pleased with result of viral video

    BERWYN – It’s official: Two-way mirrors are illegal in Berwyn. Berwyn City Council members unanimous ...
    June 17, 2015 - 8:43 am
  • Standouts from LT, RB, Morton, Nazareth headline All-Area softball team

    The high school softball season is officially in the books as all the state trophies have been awarded. With the season in the rearview mirror, it's t ...
    June 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Nazareth baseball battles, settles for second in state

    JOLIET – Baseball is often described as a game of inches. Nazareth found that out the hard way on Ju ...
    June 15, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Nazareth wins 3A semifinal baseball; takes 2nd in state: 7 photos

    Nazareth Academy wins a rain-delayed Class 3A baseball semifinal game 2-1 over St. Francis at Silver Cross Field in Joliet on Friday, June 12, 2015. T ...
    June 15, 2015 - 5:51 pm
  • Nazareth baseball falls to Highland in state title game

    JOLIET – In a back and forth Class 3A state title game, Nazareth's baseball did everything but land the knockout blow.
    June 15, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Police Reports: Berwyn for June 10

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    June 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Nazareth baseball books state championship berth

    JOLIET – Ryan Kramer played a big part in making his own dream come true.Kramer's leadoff double tur ...
    June 15, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Suburban Life takes home 44 awards in annual Illinois Press Association contest

    NORMAL -- Suburban Life Media took home 44 awards, including 14 first-place plaques, in the annual Illinois Press Association contest.
    June 13, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Berwyn library welcomes hoopla to bolster digital offerings

    BERWYN – Patrons of the Berwyn Public Library now have free online and mobile access to more than 300,000 movie, music, e-book and comic titles throug ...
    June 11, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Artist works with Berwyn-North Riverside VWF on flag mural, part of national project

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – A new flag now flies on the north wall of the Berwyn-North Riverside VFW Post 2378, 2622 S. Desplaines Ave.
    June 14, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois Democrats still butting heads

    SPRINGFIELD — Another day in Springfield passed June 9 without a visible inch of movement in the deadlock between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative De ...
    June 10, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • LT, Morton, RB players part of all-area soccer team

    The girls soccer season is officially over after two state championship games on June 6 put and end to the campaign. Now is the perfect time to honor ...
    June 10, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Berwyn D-100 supports state funding plan as a first step

    BERWYN – Berwyn South School District 100 is on record for its support of the proposed state FY16 education budget as a step toward equitable funding ...
    June 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Fundraiser set June 18 for Berwyn woman with cancer

    BERWYN – Family and friends of a Berwyn resident diagnosed with cancer are welcoming the community to Berwyn Barbecues for Bonnie from 5:30 to 10:30 p ...
    June 10, 2015 - 5:08 am
  • Berwyn firefighters boot up for MDA fund drive

    BERWYN – Berwyn firefighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association began the annual Fill the Boot fundraiser campaign June 6 to help people fighting ...
    June 9, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • Missed chances lead to supersectional loss for Nazareth softball

    ROSEMONT – Nazareth softball had already made history, but missed opportunities ended the team's chance to go to state.
    June 8, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Illinois House passes workers' compensation bill

    SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats on June 4 passed their own workers’ compensation reform bill despite warnings from their Republican colleagues that it f ...
    June 8, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Reeder: Time to put an end to playing make-believe with Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – There are three ways to “balance“ a state budget: raise taxes, cut spending or play “make believe.”
    June 8, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Classic Cinemas Wednesday Morning Movie series starts June 10

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – Classic Cinemas’ Wednesday Morning Movie series of PG-rated films will be held from June 10 through Aug. 15.
    June 8, 2015 - 5:40 am
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