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  • Prom lessons: High schools conduct mock accidents, other events to stress safety

    ROMEOVILLE – Some Romeoville High School students watched in horror Friday morning as village police and fire officials attended to the scene of a moc ...
    May 3, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • West suburbs' young achievers honored as Suburban Life Scholars

    The west suburbs' best and brightest were recognized recently by Suburban Life Media.Two area high s ...
    May 3, 2015 - 3:27 am
  • Hearings begin over Drew Peterson's Bolingbrook pension

    BOLINGBROOK – Drew Peterson's monthly $6,000 pension could be taken away if board members believe he used his police training to kill his third wife.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • School district celebrates Week of the Young Child

    Mekhi Brown is eager to have Valley View School District 365U Superintendent Dr. James Mitchem read “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” to his Duck Room class A ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Analysis: Next year's budget cuts right around the corner

    An unexpected windfall of income tax revenue means Illinois will reinstate the $26 million in social service and public health grants cut last month b ...
    April 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • Romeoville man pleads guilty in homicide case

    JOLIET - A 72-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing his wife during an argument five years ago in their Romeoville home.
    April 30, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • The Great Read ends with rock songs from the past

    BOLINGBROOK – Blasting inside the Fountaindale Public Library on Wednesday was the history of rock music through the ages. 
    April 29, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Hinsdale South at Downers Grove South girls soccer: 6 photos

    Downers Grove South plays at home against Hinsdale South on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, winning 7-6. ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Police Reports: Woodridge, Lisle and Bolingbrook for April 22

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    April 27, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Hearings begin over Drew Peterson's Bolingbrook pension

    BOLINGBROOK - Drew Peterson's monthly $6,000 pension could be taken away if board members believe he used his police training to kill his third wife.
    April 24, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Extended winter delays start of growing season for Joliet-area community gardens

    JOLIET – Michael Staley and Rebecca Wlodarczyk covered several of their gardening plots Wednesday afternoon at the Joliet Park District organic commun ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Strong defense could lift Lewis men's volleyball to summit

    ROMEOVILLE – In most sports, defense wins championships. If the saying rings true in the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association tournament, th ...
    April 23, 2015 - 6:47 pm
  • Letter: A compassionate Illinois?

    To the editor:Gov. Rauner has proposed a budget beginning July 1 that totally eliminates respite ser ...
    April 21, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Chiropractor opens practice in Lisle

    LISLE – Dr. Michael Genslinger began his chiropractic practice Feb. 16 in Lisle.Genslinger, a 2014 g ...
    April 21, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Police Reports: Woodridge, Lisle and Bolingbrook for April 15

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    April 20, 2015 - 1:36 pm
  • Letter: Support the HEAL Act

    To the editor:The U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently recognized for the first time ...
    April 20, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • Woman, young son killed in crash in Bolingbrook

    BOLINGBROOK – A 25-year-old woman and her young son were killed Saturday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 55 Frontage Road in Bolingbrook, according ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:54 pm
  • Civil rights activist talks at JJC about overcoming school segregation

    JOLIET – Sylvia Mendez shared Friday a story she promised her mother she would tell everyone: her family’s fight to make sure she and her siblings cou ...
    April 18, 2015 - 1:00 am
  • Giant Steps celebrates awareness month with event, outreach, expansion plans

    LISLE – During an Autism Awareness Month marked by a $1 million cut to autism services in Illinois, Giant Steps in Lisle is hard at work, reaching out ...
    April 17, 2015 - 6:03 pm
  • Bolingbrook woman charged with murder

    BOLINGBROOK – A man was fatally stabbed during a domestic argument Thursday night in Bolingbrook, according to a Bolingbrook Police Department news re ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Bolingbrook man arrested on drugs, weapon charges

    BOLINGBROOK - Police say a man had an ingredient used to make ecstasy delivered to his house Thursday.
    April 17, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Lemont native Scott Darling notches first NHL playoff win in Blackhawks' victory

    In a season of memorable firsts, Scott Darling added another one to the list Wednesday night. The Le ...
    April 16, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • High schoolers lead village board in budget talks, firefighters contract

    ROMEOVILLE – Romeoville High School students co-ran the workshop portion of the village’s board meeting for Student Government Day Wednesday night, wh ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Anthony J. Canino Varsity Gymnastics Invitational: 8 photos

    Athletes from the WSC Gold and Silver Divisions compete at the Anthony J. Canino Varsity Gymnastics Invitational at Hinsdale Central on Friday, April ...
    April 15, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Woodridge Rotary triathlon fees to support area charities

    WOODRIDGE – Early Bird registration is now open for the Woodridge Rotary Club's 16th annual mini triathlon, and athletes may choose one of five charit ...
    April 14, 2015 - 5:33 pm
  • Police Reports: Woodridge, Lisle and Bolingbrook for April 8

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    April 13, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Goss: Night of Champions honoring 2 of 'Tiger Ray's' best

    One promise for Thursday’s Joliet Township Athletic Boosters Night of Champions is that interesting Ray Klootwyk tales will be spun.
    April 11, 2015 - 6:19 pm
  • Government contractor signs lease for space in Romeoville

    ROMEOVILLE – The equipment that drives the U.S. Postal Service’s operations will be housed in Romeoville after a government contractor signed a lease ...
    April 11, 2015 - 6:11 pm
  • Volunteers to clean up Woodridge parks for community day

    WOODRIDGE – Spring is here, and that means Woodridge’s many parks will soon be busy with residents enjoying the warmer weather. And after this weekend ...
    April 10, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Romeoville summit shares strategies on stopping heroin abuse

    ROMEOVILLE — Jeff Coady believes treating heroin addiction is not enough to curtail its widespread use — a comprehensive public health approach is nee ...
    April 10, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • Lemont puppeteer helps with Bolingbrook theater production

    BOLINGBROOK – Bolingbrook’s Theatre-on-the-Hill will present the world premiere of “Made of Stars” by Bolingbrook’s Lorrisa Julianus, opening at 8 p.m ...
    April 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Softball previews: Benet, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, Lisle start softball season

    The first pitch has been thrown for area high school softball teams, many of which had successful postseason runs last spring. Here’s how things are s ...
    April 9, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Experts predict more retail growth in Will County

    BOLINGBROOK — Business experts predict more retail growth in the next several years in the Chicago metropolitan area, which would mean more jobs in a ...
    April 9, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Police Reports: Woodridge, Lisle and Bolingbrook for April 1

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    April 8, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Francesca's Amici makes name for itself

    In the mood to let seasoned pros do the cooking, we decided to make our first visit to Francesca's Amici. It inhabits a warm, sophisticated space in d ...
    April 10, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Incumbents win Lisle Village Board seats in close contest

    LISLE – Three incumbents were re-elected to the Lisle Village Board on Tuesday, according to preliminary election results.
    April 8, 2015 - 1:58 am
  • Woodridge re-elects incumbents for 4-year trustee seats

    WOODRIDGE – Woodridge voters have re-elected three incumbents to sit on the Woodridge Village Board, according to unofficial election results.
    April 8, 2015 - 12:49 am
  • Incumbents win Bolingbrook Village Board seats

    BOLINGBROOK – With 100 percent of precincts reporting in DuPage and Will counties, three incumbents have won back their seats on the Bolingbrook Villa ...
    April 7, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Lisle springs into season with annual Egg Hunt

    LISLE – The hunt was on, as children of all ages searched for eggs hidden at Community Park in Lisle.
    April 6, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Lincoln Way West at Downers Grove South softball: 5 photos

    Downers Grove South plays Lincoln Way West in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 4, 2015.
    April 6, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Westmont Bunny Breakfast: 6 photos

    Kids visit with the Easter Bunny at a breakfast sponsored by the Westmont Park District on Saturday, April 4, 2015.
    April 5, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Should all workers get paid sick and/or vacation leave?
    Paid sick leave only
    Paid vacation leave only
    Both
    Workers should not be entitled to either