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  • Illinois football hall of fame inducts former LT coach

    LA GRANGE – Jack Derning was a physical educator and a varsity football coach for Lyons Township High School for 19 years.
    April 26, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Police Reports: Riverside and Lyons 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 25, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Letter: Riverside chief argues for after school program funding by state

    To the Editor:Law enforcement calls the after-school hours the prime time for juvenile crime. That’s ...
    April 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • RB parking lot plan irks Hollywood neighbors

    BROOKFIELD – Riverside Brookfield High School’s proposal to build a 90-space parking lot and new tennis courts has resulted in a block of opposition f ...
    April 23, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Local students to participate in art show at Cheney Mansion in Oak Park

    OAK PARK – More than 550 pieces of artwork created by local elementary and middle school students will be on display at the Young Artists Show from 10 ...
    April 23, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Prayer vigil held for Western Springs student missing in Colorado

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Friends, family and neighbors gathered at Ridgewood Park in Western Springs to hold a prayer vigil for the safe return of Berry "Tyl ...
    April 24, 2015 - 6:12 am
  • LeaderShop to hold community day of service Saturday

    LA GRANGE – The LeaderShop in La Grange invites the public to participate in their fifth annual Day of Service.
    April 22, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Riverside police officer is ready for some football

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Police Officer Jim Lazansky is a paid defender of the law during work time, but after hours he defends another line altogether.
    April 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • LT, RB girls track standouts eye state meet berths

    Girls track and field sectionals are less than a month, while the state meet is during Memorial Day weekend. Area teams are a few weeks into the outdo ...
    April 22, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling of Lemont makes 50 saves in 3OT playoff win

    Scott Darling stopped 50 shots and Brent Seabrook scored the game winner a minute into the third overtime Tuesday as the Chicago Blackhawks pushed the ...
    April 23, 2015 - 5:57 am
  • Prep roundup: Nazareth baseball team sweeps doubleheader

    Nazareth’s baseball team swept St. Viator Saturday in a East Suburban Catholic Conference doubleheader.
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Returning state qualifiers boost LT, RB boys track squads

    The outdoor boys track and field season is out of the blocks with athletes from area schools looking to eventually make their way to state. Here’s a l ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Prep roundup: Riverside Brookfield girls soccer earns third straight win

    Riverside Brookfield’s girls soccer team beat Illiana Christian 2-1 Thursday for its third straight win.
    April 21, 2015 - 4:26 pm
  • Connor Berek gives Riverside Brookfield baseball winning edge

    BROOKFIELD – Connor Berek is the type of pitcher every coach and fielder would want – he throws strikes.
    April 21, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • YMCA to host Healthy Kid’s Day in Lyons April 24

    LYONS – The Greater La Grange YMCA will host Healthy Kids Day to teach healthy habits to kids from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 24 at Zion Lutheran Church, 79 ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Milani: Top-ranked Farmers Market readies for return

    The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce is once again eagerly anticipating the opening of our Farmers Market at 8 a.m. June 6. If you’ve been to our Farmer ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police: Cicero man flees Riverside backyard crash, reports car stolen

    RIVERSIDE – A Cicero man faces numerous charges after he allegedly crashed his car into a garage in Riverside then fled the scene on foot at 3:40 a.m. ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Riverside Walking Tours to begin May 31

    RIVERSIDE – A series of walking tours of historic Riverside are set to begin May 31.The two-hour tou ...
    April 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for April 15

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police chiefs honor Topinka as Public Official of the Year

    RIVERSIDE – The late Illinois Comptroller and state Senator Judy Baar Topinka was honored with the 2014 Public Official of the Year Award by the Illin ...
    April 17, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Hinsdale Central at York boys tennis: 6 photos

    York plays Hinsdale Central at Berens Park in Elmhurst on Thursday, April 16, 2015. ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • LT students to raise awareness of LGBT bullying with Day of Silence

    The halls of Lyons Township High School’s North and South campus will be a little quieter Friday as students join others nationally in a day of silenc ...
    April 16, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • Riverside man charged after attempting to steal taps at Irish Times

    BROOKFIELD – A Riverside man was charged at 2:27 a.m. March 4 with resisting and obstructing an officer following an altercation in the 3800 block of ...
    April 16, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Man wanted for fatal shootings in Milwaukee kills himself at Lyons motel

    LYONS – The search for a man wanted in connection with two fatal shootings in Milwaukee was located Thursday by Chicago police and U.S. Marshals in Ly ...
    April 17, 2015 - 4:45 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
  • 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
  • Prep roundup: Naz baseball nets victory during Kentucky road trip

    Nazareth’s baseball team traveled to Central Hardin High School in Cecilia, Ky., and came back home with a 10-9 win Saturday. Kyle Kane was 4 for 4 wi ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • RB’s Kendall Hastings off to hot start

    RIVERSIDE – The Hastings family has a strong history for Riverside Brookfield softball and Kendall Hastings is doing her part to keep that going.
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hernandez: Important state services must be protected

    One of the biggest challenges we face in Illinois is the looming budget crisis. The financial challenges have always been around, and in today’s world ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Defensive effort helps RB soccer stand up to challenge

    CICERO – Riverside Brookfield’s girls soccer team had three of its first six games postponed because of the weather, so the Bulldogs were itching to s ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Candlelight bowl fundraiser set for Brookfield's Rick Feirick Saturday

    BROOKFIELD – A candlelight bowl fundraiser for a 63-year-old Brookfield man with massive medical costs resulting from a lung transplant will be held S ...
    April 14, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Berwyn man faces peeping Tom charges in Riverside

    RIVERSIDE – A Berwyn man was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct after he was allegedly seen peeping into apartment windows in Riverside at ...
    April 13, 2015 - 3:02 pm
  • Bonnette called in as consultant for D-96 superintendent search

    RIVERSIDE – A retired superintendent of Riverside School District 96 retired was asked to assist the district in the selection and hiring of an interi ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Riverside Brookfield at Glenbard South baseball: 8 photos

    Glenbard South plays Riverside Brookfield in Glen Ellyn on Monday, April 6, 2015. RB wins 7-2. ...
    April 9, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Incoming Riverside Brookfield High School freshmen will get laptops

    RIVERSIDE – Incoming freshmen beginning with the 2015-16 school year will be provided Chromebook laptops as part of the Riverside-Brookfield High Scho ...
    April 9, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Riverside's first female police officer is ready to serve

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Police Officer Tammy Pruim has been patrolling and learning the village’s twisted streets on her own since January.
    April 9, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • MacNeal Board urges opposition to state Medicaid cuts

    BERWYN – The MacNeal Hospital Board of Trustees is urging state Sen. Steven M. Landek, D-Burbank, and state Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez, D-Chicago, to op ...
    April 9, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Softball previews: Seniors lead Morton, new look for Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield

    The high school softball season is in full swing with teams in the area already having several games under their belts. Here's what to expect for Lyon ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Getty slate topples District 103 incumbents

    A slate backed by Lyons Village President Chris Getty took three out of four seats in the Lyons Elementary School District 103 race.
    April 8, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Winslow, Waterloo and LaBarbera win seats in Brookfield-La Grange Park D-95 race

    It was a close race on Tuesday for three open seats on the Brookfield-La Grange Park School District 95 Board of Education.
    April 8, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Riverside D-96 close to the finish, but Miller, Murphy, Regan and Klyber take seats

    RIVERSIDE – It was a close race in Riverside School District 96 from beginning to end as seven candidates fought for four seats on the district's boar ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Incumbents retain North Riverside Village Board seats

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – All three incumbents retained their seats in the North Riverside Village Board race with a Save Our Firefighters Party incumbent pul ...
    April 7, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Rosinsky, Palmer and Polacek win election to LT Board

    LA GRANGE – Barbara Rosinsky took the lead in the election for the Lyons Township High School District 204 Board of Education on Tuesday night, based ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • PEP Party victorious in Brookfield trustee race

    BROOKFIELD – The Peoples Economic Party has retained its unanimous control of the Brookfield Village Board of Trustees, with its three trustee candida ...
    April 7, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Taxes, school boards on the minds of Cook County voters

    Taxes and and school boards were on the minds of voters at the polls in La Grange and Brookfield Tuesday.
    April 7, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • Bulldog volleyball battling through inexperience

    RIVERSIDE – A number of young, talented players have created optimism about the future of Riverside Brookfield’s boys volleyball program, but for now ...
    April 7, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Dropka: Judy Baar Topinka's legacy lives on through Riverside Township Republicans

    It has been four months since the passing of our dear friend and trusted elected official Judy Baar Topinka, and yet in a way it is as if it was only ...
    April 7, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • D-103 administrator calls Parents for Student Excellence email misleading over departures

    LYONS – Several recent resignations in Lyons School District 103 have rumors spreading in Lyons that the depatures are due to problems between adminis ...
    April 7, 2015 - 7:05 pm
  • Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield split softball doubleheader

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The bats for both Lyons Township and Riverside Brookfield were on display Saturday, with the two teams combining for 41 runs and six ...
    April 6, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Young orangutan and surrogate mom bond at Brookfield zoo

    BROOKFIELD – Brookfield zoo welcomed visitors Wednesday to meet their newest resident at Tropic World: Asia.
    April 2, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Lyons police: Chicago Public Schools employee sexually abused teen in shower at fitness club

    LYONS – The Lyons Police Department confirmed charges against a Chicago man on Wednesday who allegedly grabbed a 17-year-old male's genitals in a show ...
    April 2, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Brookfield trainer hopes to raise $30,000 with spin class fundraiser

    BROOKFIELD – On April 11, Nicole Capone is going for a spin – and she’s taking a group with her.The ...
    March 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Haley Scaman excelling at Oklahoma

    Many college athletes struggle with the transition from prep and club sports to competing for a big university.
    March 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • LT grad creates app to help businesses get customer feedback

    WESTERN SPRINGS – To Dan Miklosz, a resident of Western Springs, a graduate of Lyons Township High School and a finance student at the University of I ...
    March 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Body found in tent in woods near Harlem Avenue

    A decaying body was discovered inside a tent and reported to the Lyons Police Department at 3:05 p.m. March 22 after the caller discovered it while wa ...
    March 31, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Powers: Future is now for libraries

    This is an exciting time for libraries and library visitors. Outreach and programming and community partnerships are extremely prevalent with regard t ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Baseball previews: Lyons Township, Morton, Riverside Brookfield rely on returning talent

    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 ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • 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
  • Ceramic artist to be featured at North Riverside theater

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – The ceramic works of Chicago artist Taehoon Kim will be on display throughout March at the North Riverside Luxury 6 theater, 7501 W. ...
    Feb. 30, 2015 - 4:54 am
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for March 25

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the area police department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not b ...
    March 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
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