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  • 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
  • Live Coverage: Suburban Life High School Football Week 7

    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Four charged in Bolingbrook Promenade thefts

    BOLINGBROOK – Three Chicago women and a 17-year-old girl were arrested Wednesday in connection with several thefts at The Promenade Bolingbrook.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Romeoville police: Man charged after injuring infant son

    ROMEOVILLE – A man is charged after he injured his child and was involved in a hit-and-run, according to a Romeoville Police Department news release.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 5:10 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
  • 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
  • Romeoville trustees approve downtown development

    ROMEOVILLE – Development in the Uptown Square downtown area is continuing with approval of plans for a new multi-tenant building.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:52 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
  • Plainfield South football has a happy homecoming against Romeoville

    JOLIET – Plainfield South jumped out to a 20-0 first quarter lead, extended it to 35-0 at the half and never looked back en route to a 55-14 homecomin ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • 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
  • Will County reports big increase in West Nile virus for 2015

    JOLIET – The number of mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile virus in Will County was up 68 percent this year, the Will County Health Departme ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Police Reports: Woodridge, Lisle and Bolingbrook for Sept. 30

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Bolingbrook area crash causes delays on I-55

    Traffic was delayed Thursday morning after a crash with minor injuries on Interstate 55.The incident ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 9:58 am
  • Climbers aim high during Illinois Arborist Association contest

    LISLE – Professional tree climbers competed for the title of best climber Sept. 26 during the Illinois Arborist Association’s Tree Climbing Championsh ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Oak View Elementary in Bolingbrook evacuated for gas smell

    BOLINGBROOK – Oak View Elementary School was briefly evacuated Tuesday morning due to a gas smell.A ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • DuPage Children’s Museum reopens its doors after flood

    NAPERVILLE – Elated. Proud. Relieved. That’s how Dee Dee McDevitt, director of marketing and sales for the DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville, des ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 12:34 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
  • 'Weird' wet and cold growing season doesn't dampen major fall festivals in Will County area

    Pumpkin yield may not be spectacular this year – thanks to the unusual summer weather – but two major pumpkin farms in Will County still are preparing ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Staff at Woodridge's Cypress Cove aquatic park save toddler's life

    WOODRIDGE – Five Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park staff members are recognized at the Sept. 8 Woodridge Park District Board of Commissioners meeting f ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • STEM Education Grant for $1.4 million given to for Lewis University in Romeoville

    ROMEOVILLE — U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski announced late Tuesday afternoon that the National Science Foundation has awarded Lewis University in Romeoville a ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Danica Patrick to continue partnership with Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare's 'Healthy Driven' campaign

    Since 2014, race car driver Danica Patrick has been at the forefront of Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare's "Healthy Driven" campaign, an initiative designed ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 1:13 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
  • Symposium on Pope Francis’ Call to Care for Creation this week

    ROMEOVILLE – Can’t make the voyage to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis this week?Join Lewis Universi ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Local church sues Romeoville, files injunction to prevent eviction

    ROMEOVILLE – A local church has filed suit against the village of Romeoville claiming that the church is being forced out using a discriminatory zonin ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 11:04 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
  • Joliet area football game start changes

    Due to weather conditions, many area football games have been postponed to start later tonight or Saturday.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • Dogs offer comfort to patients at Elmhurst Memorial, Edward hospitals

    At about 11 a.m. Sept. 8, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital volunteers Eric Foster and Kelly Lambert and their therapy dogs, Rufus and Sage, stop by the hosp ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • High school football: Impending weather forces schedule changes

    The weather forecast for Sept. 15 is impacting high school football.With impending thunderstorms exp ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 4:46 am
  • Live coverage: Suburban Life high school football Week 4

    Sept. 18, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Romeoville trustees approve liquor license, special use for Metal Monkey Brewery

    ROMEOVILLE – A microbrewery that has been making unique beer blends like “Simian Fever” and “Fonkey Mucker” in a Romeoville basement will soon have an ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Police Reports: Woodridge, Lisle and Bolingbrook for Sept. 16

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Bolingbrook students remember patriots through 9/11 project

    BOLINGBROOK – Pioneer Elementary School third-graders Jordan Gyambrah (from left) and Katherine Pajel show off the miniature American flags they decor ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 8:51 am
  • Romeoville trustees review Route 53 gas, diesel stations

    ROMEOVILLE – Two gas station developments may help spark more development along Romeoville’s Route 53 corridor.
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • 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
  • Freight movement in focus at Will County CED’s annual Global Summit

    BOLINGBROOK – Investment in freight movement is key to Will County and the Chicago region remaining players in the global economy, business experts sa ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Lewis University President Gaffney going to Washington to hear Pope Francis speech

    ROMEOVILLE – Brother James Gaffney, president of Lewis University, will be in the gallery to hear Pope Francis’ address to the U.S. Congress on Sept. ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Second human case of West Nile reported in DuPage County

    A Glen Ellyn woman in her 60s is the second person to be diagnosed with the West Nile virus this year in DuPage County, according to a Sept. 14 DuPage ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Plainfield told Illinois gridlock preventing top credit rating

    PLAINFIELD – Plainfield Village Administrator Brian Murphy was surprised when he was told the bond rates a town in Missouri was getting.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • DuPage Medical Group doctor on the cutting edge of oncology care

    Dr. Ciarán Bradley is one of the first doctors in the nation to earn the American Board of Surgery's subspecialty certificate in complex general surgi ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 2:58 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
  • 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
  • Police Reports: Woodridge, Lisle and Bolingbrook for Sept. 9

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Illinois Senate passes nearly $4B spending bill

    SPRINGFIELD — With entirely Democratic support, the state Senate on Sept. 9 passed a bill to fund human service providers, to let road money flow thro ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 2:14 pm
  • Live coverage: Suburban Life high school football Week 3

    Sept. 11, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Growing fire academy in Romeoville shows changes in rescue since 9/11

    ROMEOVILLE – Romeoville Fire Department Battalion Chief Jon Ibrahim remembers firefighters huddled around the TV after the first airplane hit the Worl ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Illinois comptroller: Finances bad and getting worse

    SPRINGFIELD — If nothing changes, Illinois will enter calendar year 2016 with about $8.5 billion in unpaid bills, the state comptroller said Sept. 9.
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 12:51 pm
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