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  • Kids can write a letter to Santa at LT's annual Holiday Write Night

    LA GRANGE – In the spirit of the quickly approaching holiday season, Lyons Township High School is inviting all children, in kindergarten through thir ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 5:40 am
  • Brookfield police charge 2 in connection with robbery of La Grange Park commuter

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Police Department announced Wednesday that investigators charged two people in connection with a robbery that occurred nea ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Berwyn man charged in 4-vehicle roll-over crash on Harlem

    RIVERSIDE – A Berwyn man faces charges for allegedly causing a four-car roll-over crash that resulted in injuries to a Bolingbrook woman at 7:34 a.m. ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:01 pm
  • Cook County Health Department reports increase in flu-like cases

    An increase in the number of people seeking emergency room treatment, and in reported school absences, for exhibiting flu-like symptoms caused the Coo ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Major statement: Nazareth football wins big to earn first state finals berth

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nazareth Academy’s football team is headed to the Class 6A state title game after a convincing semifinal victory Saturday.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • Girls basketball previews: Area teams loaded with returning talent

    The girls basketball season has tipped off with many teams playing in tournaments to start the campaign. Here's the outlook for Lyons Township, Morton ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Powers: Through the looking glass: Libraries are more important than ever

    A lot of library directors are buried in bunkers inside of their libraries. They are enshrined in tombs away from the public. And, attempting to locat ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • Snapshot: La Grange girl wins 3rd place in zoo photo contest

    La Grange resident Gracie Anderson brought home 3rd place in the Brookfield Zoo’s 2014 Photo Contest child category. The contest, hosted by the Chicag ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Police join Sarah’s Inn holiday gift drive

    RIVERSIDE – For women and children victims of domestic violence, celebrating the holiday season can be especially difficult.
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • LT recognizes winning speech team

    LA GRANGE – Members of the first and second year speech teams at Lyons Township High School returned home with more than a dozen medals after a recent ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Cement shortage creates issues with sidewalk programs in Berwyn and Riverside

    Berwyn’s 2014 sidewalk replacement program has been put on hold until spring 2015 as a result of a cement shortage being felt throughout the state of ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:20 am
  • Oak Park man charged with stealing package from porch in Riverside

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside police are crediting a 911 caller for helping with the apprehension of an 18-year-old Oak Park man taken into custody for steali ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:53 pm
  • Riverside woman charged with DUI, hit and run after striking 10-year-old

    RIVERSIDE – A drunken driver was charged with striking a 10-year-old girl with her vehicle as the girl was crossing a street Thursday in Riverside, po ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 5:56 am
  • La Grange Park man robbed after getting off train in Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD – A La Grange Park man on his way home from work reported being robbed Wednesday night near the Brookfield train station as he was about to ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Program to discuss crime prevention, identity theft

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police department and Riverside Township will host a comprehensive crime prevention seminar at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the second ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Brookfield library to host family reading night

    BROOKFIELD – Get ready for an evening of stories, snacks and literacy-related activities this week.A ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 1:38 pm
  • All-area girls volleyball team

    The girls volleyball season wrapped up on Saturday with all four classes finishing up at Redbird Arena in Normal. That means its time to honor the bes ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Nazareth set for first semifinal, showdown with St. Francis

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nobody has been able to stop Nazareth so far this season, and the offensive line showed why Saturday.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Zoo volunteer writes children’s book

    BROOKFIELD – Anna Grob’s days as a volunteer in Brookfield Zoo’s docent program are spent helping visitors find what they’re looking for amidst the zo ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Lyons Township High School perks up with coffee shop run by transition students

    LA GRANGE – Business is brewing at a new Western Springs coffee shop run through the Lyons Township High School Transition Program.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • LT and Fenwick send several swimmers to state

    Girls swimming sectionals took place on Saturday and both Lyons Township and Fenwick sent double digit qualifiers to the state meet. This year's state ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Letter: Don't reward people for immigrating illegally

    To the Editor:I find it disconcerting that President Obama would consider rewarding people that have ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Riverside fire chiefs achieve state's highest certification

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Fire Department got double the good news recently, when both the chief and the deputy chief were honored with the state's hi ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • O-line paves way for another big Nazareth win

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nobody has been able to stop Nazareth so far this season and the offensive line showed why on Saturday.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 7:57 pm
  • Police: Bully Bandit strikes Riverside bank for second time

    RIVERSIDE – Police believe a suspect known as "The Bully Bandit" has struck again following a Thursday morning armed robbery of Bank of America, 3300 ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 6:07 am
  • All-area boys soccer: Meet Suburban Life Media's 2014 selections

    The boys soccer season is officially in the books after two championship games on Saturday concluded the campaign. Now is the perfect time to honor th ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Bulldogs football back on track this fall

    RIVERSIDE – Lou Grigoletti embodied the progression of Riverside Brookfield football. The senior off ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Fire at Carson Pirie Scott at North Riverside Mall attributed to merchandise

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – North Riverside firefighters fought a blaze that broke out at Carson Pirie Scott, located in the North Riverside Park Mall, early We ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Joe Rizza Ford hosts community fundraiser

    hosted Drive 4UR Community to raise funds for J. Sterling Morton High School. At the event, which was hosted in conjunction with parent teacher confe ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Brookfield's 10 minute play festival opens Saturday

    BROOKFIELD – Dim the lights; Brookfield’s 10-minute Play Festival will open to the public Saturday night.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Topinka says electorate gets what it sees

    Judy Baar Topinka will soon begin her second term as Illinois Comptroller, having beaten two other candidates for the seat following the General Elect ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 5:46 pm
  • Delegate Assembly of D-102 seeks candidates

    The Delegate Assembly of School District 102 is seeking qualified members of the community with a strong belief in public education to consider applyi ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • Tish Hinojosa brings Tex-Mex folk sound to FitzGerald’s

    BERWYN – Tish Hinojosa will bring back her unique blend of folk and Tex-Mex music to FitzGerald’s at 8 p.m. Nov. 19.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • Lyons man takes flight

    LYONS – John Matiello has been a resident of Lyons for 54 years. Recently, along with his best friend, Pete Peterson, of Hinsdale, he took part in an ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Nazareth waltzes into football quarterfinals

    CHICAGO – Nazareth football just keeps on rolling.The Roadrunners improved to 11-0 with a 45-8 win a ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Prep roundup: Fenwick heads into football state quarters

    A 31-14 win at Carmel has Fenwick football in the Class 7A quarterfinals. Fenwick got two rushing touchdowns each from Pat Donahue and Adam Williams.
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Preschoolers Dig for Dinosaurs: 5 photos

    Preschoolers dig into dinosaurs at the Park District of La Grange on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Police: Work at First Avenue and Ridgewood Road to be completed ahead of schedule

    RIVERSIDE – Commuters who driver through the First Avenue and Ridgewood Road/Forest Avenue intersection are due for an early Christmas present – the e ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Latest release by Chicago Archdiocese of abusive priests lists 18 from area

    The Archdiocese of Chicago released additional documents Thursday detailing cases of sexual abuse by members of the clergy.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Weitzel: Collaboration works – here's how to begin

    Communication is the foundation for cooperation, coordination, collaboration and change. Police agencies that start communicating early and often with ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • Stomach virus causes Robinson School in Lyons to close, not flu. What you should know

    LYONS – What is typically called flu season hit Lyons School District 103 particularly hard on Thur ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Lyons voters say yes to sales tax

    LYONS – Lyons residents approved two tax sales issues when they went to the polls Nov. 4, the proceeds from which will be used specifically for infras ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Riverside bond question approved by voters

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside voters answered the question of whether or not the village should issue $2.5 million in bonds for road and street repairs with a ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • Man wearing bulletproof vest apprehended for trying to enter Riverside grammar school

    RIVERSIDE – A California man wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying $24,000 in cash was taken into custody by police when he attempted to enter St. M ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • ‘Brundibar’ children’s opera to star Brookfield family

    BROOKFIELD – A Brookfield family will take to the stage in a children’s opera that tells a story of hope in a time when the world’s future seemed hope ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • Zoo celebrates first birthday of 2 dolphins

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Zoo is celebrating the success of their dolphin program as they also celebrate the first birthdays of two dolphins at the ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Improved RB volleyball reaches regional final

    RIVERSIDE – Every team tries to improve as the season progresses, but not all of them are able to achieve that.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • Roadrunners roll into second round

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nazareth’s football team has made a habit of getting off to fast starts in home games this year.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Gutierrez continues 4th District Congressional dominance

    U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez will continue to fill his 4th District Congressional seat, a seat he has held since 1993, following a not-so-close election.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Voters cool despite hot races in Cook County

    Hotly contested races with massive amounts of money spent didn't exactly stir the blood of voters in Cook County.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Rep. Lipinski wins re-election in U.S. Third District

    U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., was re-elected to his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Republican challenger Sharon Branniga ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Riverside Brookfield student charged with assaulting staff, police

    RIVERSIDE – A 17-year-old Riverside Brookfield High School student is facing numerous charges, including aggravated battery, after he fought with staf ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Seniors led Riverside Brookfield football back to playoffs

    GLEN ELLYN – As Riverside Brookfield seniors Matt Chapp and Lou Grigoletti walked off the Glenbard South field together Saturday afternoon, the tears ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Prep roundup: Six picks help Fenwick football move on

    FOOTBALL Fenwick The Friars advanced in the Class 7A playoffs by winning 17-10 at Highland Park on S ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Letter: Riverside Farmers Market ends, but Winter Market around the corner

    The 2014 Riverside Farmers Market may have ended for the summer, but we are excited that Winter Market is right around the corner. Some of your favori ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 1:46 pm
  • Brookfield library to host programs on importance of art in communities Thursday

    BROOKFIELD – As part of the Brookfield Public Library's continuing celebration of their 100th anniversary this year, the library will host several pro ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Riverside Brookfield seeks veterans for classroom duty Nov. 11

    RIVERSIDE –  Riverside Brookfield High School students will have the the chance to learn from veterans at a special Veterans Day program at the high s ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • 2 DUI crashes send vehicles off road in Riverside

    RIVERSIDE – Two accidents involving alleged drunken driving sent vehicles off road in Riverside – one into the woods and the other into a front yard – ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Referendum Guide: Riverside and Lyons

    Residents in many communities will be casting votes for more than just a candidate Nov. 4. Voters in Lyons, Riverside and Berwyn Township, will vote o ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Glenbard South gets by Riverside Brookfield easier in rematch

    GLEN ELLYN – No drama this time, Glenbard South just won. A week after winning in the final seconds ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Ending doesn't define season for LT soccer

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Even in a moment of disappointment, John Mazur was able to put things in perspective.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Nadkarni: Why volunteering is my passion

    People often ask me why I volunteer my time to support the work of civic organizations in the La Grange area, and why I am an active member of the Boa ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • National Merit Scholarship recognizes five RB seniors

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Brookfield High School announced five of its students have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Senior ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Village looks to replace Brookfield Avenue bridge

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Avenue bridge has been spanning Salt Creek for nearly 100 years, and engineers believe it may be time for it to be replace ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Village of Brookfield's new website will allow online payment

    BROOKFIELD – The village’s new and improved website will give residents the ability to pay water bills online when it’s rolled out in the second week ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Reader Poll

    When do you put up your holiday decorations?
    Right after Thanksgiving
    Early December
    Close to the holiday
    I don't decorate