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  • Dispute over Illinois state payroll rolls on

    SPRINGFIELD — The question of whether the state can pay employees during a no-budget shutdown became political football July 2. 
    July 6, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Woodridge Rotary seeks volunteers

    WOODRIDGE – The Woodridge Rotary needs volunteers for its Aug. 16 mini triathlon.The club's 16th ann ...
    July 3, 2015 - 5:10 pm
  • Ashley Furniture celebrates opening of unique facility in Romeoville

    ROMEOVILLE – More than 100 people turned out Thursday morning for the ribbon-cutting at a new, one-of-a-kind Ashley Furniture store in Romeoville.
    July 2, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Bolingbrook celebrates landmark anniversary

    BOLINGBROOK – Bolingbrook residents packed into the Town Center Grounds to celebrate their village's 50th anniversary with a picnic June 28.
    July 2, 2015 - 3:11 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
  • Ex-Illinois women's basketball players, including those from Bolingbrook, sue school, coach

    URBANA – Seven former University of Illinois women's basketball players sued the university Wednesday, accusing coach Matt Bollant and a former assist ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Strode pleased path has led to Romeoville AD job

    ROMEOVILLE – Growing up in the home of a man who was a successful longtime coach and athletic director, it may come as no surprise that Mike Strode be ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Romeoville fire station rebuild approved

    ROMEOVILLE – The Romeoville Fire Station 1 has not seen major renovations since the mid-1980s, Fire Chief Kent Adams said.
    July 1, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Eyes to the Skies returns to Lisle’s Community Park

    Lisle's Eyes to the Skies Festival will return for its 33rd year July 1 through 5 at Community Park.
    July 2, 2015 - 6:49 pm
  • Woodridge Age Friendly task force needs survey participants

    WOODRIDGE – The Woodridge Age Friendly task force is working to assess and identify ways to improve the quality of life for Woodridge seniors and need ...
    June 30, 2015 - 4:40 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
  • State budget crisis centerstage at legislative town hall meeting in Bolingbrook

    BOLINGBROOK – With Illinois just one day away from shutting down services, residents filled a room at the Fountaindale Public Library on Monday night ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Woodridge to sell early Fourth of July Picnic tickets

    WOODRIDGE – For those who want to avoid the lines, advance ticket sales for the Fourth of July Picnic will be from noon to 4 p.m. July 1 and 2 in the ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • 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: Woodridge, Lisle and Bolingbrook for June 24

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    June 29, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • Bolingbrook celebrates its 50th anniversary: 7 photos

    Bolingbrook celebrated it's 50th anniversary with a village picnic Sunday at the Town Center Grounds and Outdoor Stage.
    June 29, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Bolingbrook to celebrate 50th anniversary at picnic

    BOLINGBROOK – The village of Bolingbrook will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a village picnic June 28.
    June 26, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Lisle native Frank Kaminsky drafted by Charlotte Hornets

    Former Benet Academy basketball player Frank Kaminsky was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the ninth overall pick June 25 in the first round of ...
    June 28, 2015 - 7:56 am
  • Woodridge man charged with financially exploiting Villa Park senior

    A Woodridge man was charged with felony theft by deception after allegedly being paid by a Villa Park senior for remodeling work that was never comple ...
    June 29, 2015 - 2:13 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
  • DuPage fairgrounds officials: precautions against equine, livestock diseases in place

    WHEATON – A number of animal diseases are forcing county and state fairs nationwide to evaluate biosecurity measures this summer. The DuPage County Fa ...
    June 24, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Lisle's old Village Hall site to get second life

    LISLE – Construction of a mixed-use development on more than 2 acres of land in downtown Lisle, a site that has remained vacant for more than a decade ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:56 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
  • Players from Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont, Westmont comprise 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 25, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Man sentenced to 47 years for Woodridge murder, sexual assault

    WOODRIDGE – A Northlake man was sentenced June 23 to 47 years in prison for the December 2012 murder and sexual assault of his former girlfriend in Wo ...
    June 23, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Woodridge invites residents to chat with leaders

    WOODRIDGE – Woodridge residents are invited to a Coffee with the Mayor and Village Board from 8 to 9:30 a.m. June 27 at Echo Point Park.
    June 23, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Police Reports: Woodridge and Bolingbrook for June 17

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    June 22, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Lisle police investigate attempted luring

    LISLE – The Lisle Police Department is looking for a man who repeatedly offered a ride to a 15-year-old girl as she was walking in the 4700 block of M ...
    June 20, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • 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
  • Safety advocates urge against longer trucks on highways

    Tucked away in a $55.3 billion federal transportation spending bill up for vote in the U.S. Senate this week is a non-budgetary item allowing for bigg ...
    June 20, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Woodridge students get creative through Genius Hour project

    WOODRIDGE – The sixth-graders at Meadowview Elementary School in Woodridge were in for a special treat on their last day of school June 10, all thanks ...
    June 22, 2015 - 7:28 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
  • Lockport, Homer Glen officials and residents oppose Caton Farm bridge plan

    LOCKPORT – City and township officials and residents of Lockport and Homer Glen Wednesday night tore into a Will County project that would connect Cat ...
    June 17, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Lisle library kicks off summer of learning

    LISLE – Lisle Library District patrons Cristina and Aedan Kuch enjoy ice cream treats from an old-fashioned "Good Humor Man" during the library's Summ ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • Woodridge offers video-gaming licenses to businesses

    WOODRIDGE – Woodridge businesses can now apply for video-gaming licenses.On June 4, the Woodridge Vi ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Police Reports: Woodridge and Bolingbrook 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 17, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont, Westmont players comprise all-area softball squad

    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 17, 2015 - 10:18 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
  • Superb season for Downers Grove South softball despite ending

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South's softball team looked like its usual self for one inning.The Mu ...
    June 16, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Bolingbrook woman killed when car drives into Romeoville pond

    ROMEOVILLE – A Bolingbrook woman died after a vehicle she was driving veered into a retention pond in Romeoville overnight.
    June 16, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • New music among highlights at Woodridge Jubilee

    WOODRIDGE – Woodridge residents will hear new music and enjoy some festive fireworks at this year’s Jubilee, which begins June 17.
    June 15, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Union League Club of Chicago elects Woodridge resident as president

    WOODRIDGE – A Woodridge resident will be the 126th president of the Union League Club of Chicago, according to an organization news release.
    June 12, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • Bolingbrook students have fun in the sun

    BOLINGBROOK – Jamie McGee Elementary School kindergartner Sydney Nguyen puts everything she has into the tug of war May 29 during Field Day at the Bol ...
    June 12, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Union employees rally with barbecue in Crest HIll

    CREST HILL – Stateville Correctional Center state workers rallied for union rights in a unique way Thursday.
    June 11, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont players comprise all-area soccer team

    The girls soccer season is officially over after two state championship games June 6 put and end to the campaign. Now is the perfect time to honor the ...
    June 10, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Bolingbrook Police Pension Board compels Drew Peterson to provide deposition

    BOLINGBROOK — The Bolingbrook Police Pension Board voted unanimously Wednesday to compel Drew Peterson to provide a deposition in a case determining w ...
    June 10, 2015 - 4:31 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
  • Downers Grove South ends softball season in supersectional: 6 photos

    Despite a four run third inning Downers Grove South ends their softball season with a  5-4 loss to Marist in a 4A supersectional at Benedictine Univer ...
    June 10, 2015 - 5:56 pm
  • McGuire: Advocates help break cycle of violence

    Ten-year-old Aaron didn't know why he wet the bed at night; but he was terrified of what his father would do if he found out. 
    June 10, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Benedictine University selects Michael Brophy as new president

    LISLE – Benedictine University announced June 9 that the current president of Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., will be ...
    June 9, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Police Reports: Woodridge, Lisle and Bolingbrook for June 3

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    June 9, 2015 - 4:03 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
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