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  • 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
  • Baseball previews: Benet, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, Lisle begin baseball season

    The first pitch has been thrown for area high school baseball teams, many of which had successful postseason runs last spring. Here’s how things are s ...
    April 2, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Romeoville Village Board approves Uptown Square redevelopment deal

    ROMEOVILLE – Trustees approved a detailed Uptown Square redevelopment agreement for the Franconi’s and Fat Ricky’s establishments that provide incenti ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Ray Graham Association helps people with disabilities find jobs

    Like many 23-year-olds, Josh Mueller had trouble finding work. A stint cleaning at McDonald's wasn't ...
    April 3, 2015 - 5:41 pm
  • No bond for Naperville man charged with attempted murder

    NAPERVILLE – A judge has ordered that the Naperville man charged with stabbing a couple as they slept be held without bond, according to a DuPage Coun ...
    April 8, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Lewis Airport to get grant

    ROMEOVILLE — Lewis University Airport in Romeoville will receive a $490,615 grant for a taxiway to its aviation center.
    April 1, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Lisle businesses cited with selling alcohol to minor

    During a recent compliance check, the DuPage County Sheriff's Office found two Lisle businesses allegedly sold alcohol to an underage minor, according ...
    March 31, 2015 - 7:04 pm
  • Ferrara Candy announces Bolingbrook expansion

    BOLINGBROOK – Bolingbrook's industrial scene got sweeter after Ferrara Candy Company decided to open a new packaging center to go along with its exist ...
    March 31, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Police Reports: Woodridge, Lisle and Bolingbrook for March 25

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    March 30, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Woodridge police raise $17,000 for Special Olympics

    WOODRIDGE – Woodridge police officers recently plunged into the icy waters of Lake Michigan in support of Special Olympics Illinois.
    March 30, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars move season finale to Toyota Park

    The Chicago Red Stars will be on the move for their National Women's Soccer League regular season finale on Sept. 6.
    March 30, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Lewis students stand where history was made, participate in Selma anniversary march

    ROMEOVILLE – Earlier this month, Lewis University students became part of history by returning to a spot where history was made.
    March 28, 2015 - 6:52 pm
  • Postseason propels Bolingbrook's Nixon to Herald-News Boys Basketball Player of Year honors

    AColorado State basketball coach was visiting Bolingbrook a couple years ago.The object of the Rams’ ...
    March 28, 2015 - 6:31 pm
  • Woodridge Village Board candidates talk town topics during forum

    WOODRIDGE – Woodridge Village Board candidates shared their take on village issues during the League of Women Voters of Downers Grove/Woodridge/Lisle' ...
    March 27, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Lisle man charged with robbing gas station

    LISLE – A Lisle man was charged with robbing the Oak Hill Shell gas station in early March, according to a Lisle Police Department news release.
    March 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, Benet, Lisle, Bolingbrook kick off girls soccer season

    Spring is upon us and girls soccer teams have already hit the field for season openers. Here’s the outlook for what to expect from the local teams thi ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • New director takes over at Romeoville Area Chamber

    ROMEOVILLE – Michelle Jarnutowski started her relationship with the Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce in October of 2013 as an eager member who volu ...
    March 25, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • Romeoville mayor lauds village departments during address

    ROMEOVILLE – The Romeoville Police Department showed off its new decorated DARE squad car Tuesday.Th ...
    March 25, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Valley View holds first districtwide STEM fair

    ROMEOVILLE — During the first districtwide STEM Fair at Valley View Schools, educators will connect students with people who work in technology and in ...
    March 25, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Police Reports: Woodridge, Lisle and Bolingbrook for March 18

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    March 31, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Area Roundup: USF’s Panayotovich earns NAIA honor

    JOLIET – St. Francis’ Adam Panayotovich was named NAIA National Pitcher of the Week after throwing a pair of extra-inning shutouts as the Saints opene ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Romeoville mayor talks development during village address

    ROMEOVILLE – About 450 business, community and other area leaders from Will and DuPage counties heard Romeoville Mayor John Noak speak about the villa ...
    March 24, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • Lewis women's basketball ready to cap memorable season

    ROMEOVILLE – In an era when many top women’s basketball players don’t play their entire careers at one college, Lewis University’s team is an anomaly.
    March 23, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Romeoville hosts gun buy-back April 11

    ROMEOVILLE – The Romeoville Police Department will conduct a “Gun Buy-Back” program April 11.The eve ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • Bolingbrook celebrates basketball team

    BOLINGBROOK – An excited crowd of parents, students, administrators and city officials gathered Sunday afternoon outside of the gymnasium at Bolingbro ...
    March 22, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Lewis women's basketball looks to make more history at Elite Eight

    ROMEOVILLE – After being focused on winning a national championship throughout much of the season, Lewis University’s women’s basketball team isn’t li ...
    March 22, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Early voting is open – meet all the local candidates

    March 22, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Snow to return to west suburbs for Monday commute

    Snow is anticipated in the west suburbs early Monday and through the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.
    March 23, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Goss: Bolingbrook's third place a definite keeper

    As much success as the Joliet area has had in state tournaments in various sports, boys basketball excursions to the state finals have been relatively ...
    March 22, 2015 - 6:22 pm
  • Bolingbrook boys basketball finishes strong, claims third

    PEORIA – The finish was more like it.The Bolingbrook boys basketball team was disappointed in Friday ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Women's basketball: Lewis' Itschner plays key role on team of stars

    ROMEOVILLE – The No. 4-ranked Lewis women’s basketball team made school history by advancing to the Elite Eight.
    March 21, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • Romeoville softball fortunes may be on the rise

    ROMEOVILLE – There hasn’t been much to be excited about surrounding the Romeoville softball team of past years. That could change this season.
    March 21, 2015 - 7:03 pm
  • State funding freeze could hurt Woodridge Park District plans

    WOODRIDGE – A funding freeze imposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner on all state grants for park district construction projects may impact financing for the pla ...
    March 23, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • Meet the all-area boys basketball team with players from Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont, Lisle

    The high school basketball season will wrap up with state title games in Class 3A and 4A on Saturday, so now is the perfect time to honor the best pla ...
    March 19, 2015 - 12:06 pm
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