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  • Task force drafting downsizing plan

    SPRINGFIELD – A task force aimed at the Illinois local government glut began shaping its report to the governor and legislature Nov. 19 as members app ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Rauner reaches labor deals, still in fight with AFSCME

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 18 announced it has reached new four-year deals with several trade unions, as well as with Se ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Will County denies zoning variance for Bolingbrook area man's 'junkyard'

    JOLIET – After giving a man more time to clean up his property in unincorporated Will County near Bolingbrook, and with little progress, the County Bo ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: State to suspend accepting Syrian refugees

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Nov. 16 announced Illinois is putting a hold on  accepting any new refugees from Syria.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Chicago argues its pension deal unlike failed state law

    SPRINGFIELD — Lawyers for Chicago and two of its struggling pension funds on Nov. 17 argued the city’s effort to shore up those funds is legal because ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Illinois state agency sues attorney general’s office

    SPRINGFIELD — One of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s department heads is suing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and asking the court to remove the attorney ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • 2 charged in Romeoville robbery where woman thrown from car

    ROMEOVILLE – Two suspects have been arrested and police are seeking a third in connection with a robbery earlier this month.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Up to 8 inches of snow predicted in DuPage and Cook counties

    The National Weather Service upgraded a winter storm watch to a warning early Nov. 20 ahead of a storm that meteorologists now say could drop up to 8 ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 7:10 am
  • Bolingbrook High School concession stand named in honor of Dan Jones

    BOLINGBROOK – From this point forward, the Bolingbrook High School stadium concession stand will be known as the Dan Jones Concession Stand in honor o ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Romeoville elementary school gets STEM grant

    ROMEOVILLE – A National Energy Education Development Project grant is allowing students who attend Hermansen Elementary School in Romeoville to teach ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Gospel play nears in Bolingbrook

    BOLINGBROOK – The ministry play “Choices: Counting the Cost” will be performed Nov. 21 and 22 in Bolingbrook by members of area churches.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Illinois House Dems, GOP still playing rough

    SPRINGFIELD — Three key votes in the Illinois House on Tuesday showed Democrats and Republicans still playing hardball politics and assessing blame.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Rauner reaches agreement with business and labor on unemployment insurance laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 9 said it had reached agreements with business and labor groups on changes to the state’s une ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Comedy to open at Brooks Middle School in Bolingbrook

    BOLINGBROOK – The comedy “Just Another Snow Day” will be performed Nov. 18 to 20 at Brooks Middle School in Bolingbrook.
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Forest preserve workday nears in Romeoville

    ROMEOVILLE – Opportunities to enjoy nature while helping the environment are offered by the Forest Preserve District of Will County. A resource manage ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Pinkney: Integrated health care meeting needs in southeast DuPage

    Two human services providers are teaming up to provide integrated behavioral health and human services for southeast DuPage’s most vulnerable resident ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Bolingbrook police: Drunk man assaults waitress at Denny's

    BOLINGBROOK – Police said a drunken Bolingbrook man capped off his birthday celebration early Tuesday by groping a waitress.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • National Weather Service: Strong winds, storms approaching Cook, DuPage counties

    ROMEOVILLE – Strong winds and thunderstorms could hit suburban Cook and DuPage counties during the Nov. 11 evening commute.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces deal on child care

    SPRINGFIELD —  Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office on Nov. 9 announced the Republican chief executive would loosen eligibility standards for the state’s child ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Battle over child care program heats up

    SPRINGFIELD – A battle between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats is shaping up as House Democrats attempt to undo cuts made by Ra ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Romeoville expert reenactors to demonstrate Colonial cooking

    ROMEOVILLE – Visitors will learn how settlers cooked meals without electricity, gas or appliances during a Cooking in the Colonies program from 11 a.m ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Illinois treasurer, 3 insurance companies duel over audits

    SPRINGFIELD — Three insurance companies are suing Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs over his request to audit their records to make sure death ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Illinois health administrators plead for state money

    SPRINGFIELD —  What happens if Illinois doesn’t get funds flowing to local public health departments?
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Romeoville trustees hear detailed plan for Blain's Farm and Fleet development

    ROMEOVILLE – More plans for the Blain’s Farm and Fleet development were revealed at the Romeoville Village Board meeting Wednesday night, including a ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Odor in Romeoville not toxic, result of compressor shutdown at Citgo refinery

    ROMEOVILLE – A foul odor in the air Wednesday morning in Romeoville was the result of flare gas expulsion at the Lemont Citgo refinery coupled with fo ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Small communities in Illinois worried about road salt revenue

    SPRINGFIELD – Smaller Illinois cities and counties are hoping for an exceptionally mild winter or a breakthrough in the state budget impasse.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Civic groups want bipartisan agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – Good-government groups are urging the governor and four legislative leaders to work together toward an inclusive, bipartisan agenda for ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Bill would allow but regulate fantasy sports games

    SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois lawmaker wants to continue to allow people to put their money toward online fantasy sports contests if they wish, but he say ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Naperville Central's second-half rally ends Bolingbrook's season

    NAPERVILLE – Naperville Central scored two second-half touchdowns to rally past Bolingbrook, 14-7, on Friday night. Led by senior quarterback Connor J ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Father wants to get evidence in Romeoville murder case

    JOLIET – Police reports and other documents will be turned over to a Romeoville man representing himself on murder charges, while his 16-year-old son ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Turn back clocks: Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 1

    The clocks turn back one hour Nov. 1, marking the end end of Daylight Saving Time and the annual shift back to standard time.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Meeting taking shape between Gov. Bruce Rauner, leaders

    SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois heads for its fifth month without a budget, the governor and at least three of the four legislative leaders appear set for a ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 9:00 pm
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