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  • Creating the market for smaller, green homes key to success for developer

    Scott Sanders is out to change the Chicago-area housing market one home at a time.It’s no small chal ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Suburbs brace for possible 4 inches of snow

    Two to four inches of snow may come to the Chicago area by Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Cicero man calls for help while lying on ice on Des Plaines River in Riverside

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside and Lyons police helped a man off the frozen Des Plaines River after he made a 911 call at 8:15 p.m. Jan. 20 for medical assista ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:52 am
  • Rakocevic comes up big as Chargers hoops tops Friars

    OAK PARK – After being eliminated in the playoffs by Fenwick last year, Nick Rakocevic and St. Joseph made sure to fire up for the Friars this season.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Prep roundup: RB boys, Nazareth girls hoops squads pick up big wins

    Riverside Brookfield’s boys basketball team picked up a quality win against St. Pius X from Houston on Saturday as part of the MLK Dream Classic at Wh ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Transfer Carter boosts RB wrestling

    RIVERSIDE – One day Al’lon Carter just showed up to Riverside Brookfield and became arguably the Bulldogs’ best wrestler.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for Jan. 21

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • LT students bring home honors, FAFSA workshop scheduled

    Students from Lyons Township High School took home 35 individual medals and ribbons awarded at a speech tournament at Lyons Township High School and c ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:07 am
  • Riverside man killed, two injured in Nevada crash

    RIVERSIDE – The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle rollover crash that killed an 18-year-old Riverside man and injured three othe ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Business experts to anchor Economic Forecast event

    What is the economic forecast for the suburban market in 2015?A panel of experts will provided their ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 2:36 pm
  • Letter: Keep the Chicago lakefront open forever

    In 1890, mail order tycoon Montgomery Ward brought suit to have the Chicago Lakefront kept open forever. He continued the fight for 20 years. Finally, ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Rakocevic's game-winning free throws cap off wild finish

    OAK PARK – Nick Rakocevic had a big play go against him late in the game that almost cost St. Joseph the game, but the big man made up for it in a big ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Village of Lyons takes trash, recycling services in-house

    LYONS – The village of Lyons will no longer be contracting its trash removal service, making the decision to instead turn over those duties to the vil ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Plymouth Place resident donates to library genealogy collection

    While the season of giving may have ended for most, at the Riverside Public Library it’s only just begun.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 6:33 pm
  • Kristin Smetana named Riverside Brookfield principal

    RIVERSIDE – Kristin Smetana has been appointed principal of Riverside Brookfield High School.The Dis ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • College notes: Farmer wins water polo national title, Burt on top-ranked Wash. U.

    Fall college sports have wrapped up and winter sports are in full swing. Here’s some of the more notable showings by local high school graduates in bo ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Ballard, Friars hang on against Benet

    LISLE – Fenwick’s Mike Ballard had just watched Benet erase a 15-point deficit and send the game into overtime.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 9:12 am
  • Bulldogs notch big conference wins

    RIVERSIDE – If responding to adversity is the sign of a good team, Riverside Brookfield proved its worth in two games last week.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Prep roundup: St. Joe’s boys basketball gets back on track

    St. Joseph’s boys basketball picked up two wins over the weekend after losing 48-43 against DePaul College Prep 48-43 Jan. 6.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 6:00 am
  • Alleged North Riverside bank robber charged

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – A 23-year-old North Riverside man was charged with the Jan. 6 armed robbery of Chase Bank in North Riverside.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 8:58 am
  • Decision to close school for bad weather not an easy one for superintendents

    The decision to close schools because the snow is too high or the temperatures are too low isn't made easily. Neither is the decision to keep schools ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Moran: Stay healthy this flu season

    Each year, up to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets hit with some form of the flu. That means one in five people – or more than 63 million people ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Lyons Township joins list of closed schools today, Riverside schools stay open

    Schools across the Chicago area decided to close for a second day of extremely cold temperatures. Even with a high of 18 degrees expected today, schoo ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Lyons Township - Riverside Brookfield High Schools brave the cold: 5 photos

    Riverside Brookfield and Lyons Township High Schools are two of just a few area high schools to hold classes in the face of extremely frigid weather o ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 5:40 pm
  • Prep roundup: Nazareth boys basketball cracks win column

    Nazareth’s boys basketball team went 1-3 at York’s Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament. Naz opened with a 6 ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Police: Brookfield man caught on video burglarizing vehicle

    BROOKFIELD – A Brookfield man is facing charges in connection with two vehicle burglaries that occurred Dec. 22 and 23 in the 3100 and 3200 block of E ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • Benedictine University to host upcoming baseball, soccer camps

    LISLE – The baseball and women's soccer teams at Benedictine University will host upcoming camps aimed at training youth players in each sport.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • North Riverside to host free Medicare seminar

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – The village of North Riverside Parks and Recreation Department will host a free seminar on Medicare Rights at 1 p.m. Jan. 15, at the ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • Man who tried to enter Riverside school in bulletproof vest pleads guilty

    RIVERSIDE – A San Francisco man found wandering around St. Mary’s School wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying $24,000 in cash pled guilty to charge ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Bulldogs try to learn from first loss

    ELMHURST – Riverside Brookfield received a bit of a wake-up call in the final of York’s Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Riverside man dies from fall at party in Chicago

    RIVERSIDE – The 21-year-old woman who hosted a drinking party at her Chicago apartment from which an underage Riverside man died after falling three s ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • Cook County begins pilot project for courtroom cameras

    On Monday, Cook County began a pilot program for a policy to allow audio and video records to be made in some Cook County criminal courtrooms, accordi ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • North Riverside man, 20, charged with DUI after driving 99 mph in Riverside

    RIVERSIDE – A 20-year-old North Riverside man faces numerous charges, including driving under the influence, after being stopped by police for driving ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Police chief to serve on mental health committee

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel has been asked to serve on a committee made up of like-minded officials who agree that incarcerating ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • North Riverside Mall to host surreal impressionist art exhibit throughout January

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – The work of North Riverside artist Zachary Fiala will be on display at North Riverside Mall throughout the month of January as part ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 5:20 am
  • Riverside Brookfield's unbeaten runs ends in Tosh final

    ELMHURST – Riverside Brookfield received a bit of a wake up call Wednesday at York. The Bulldogs ent ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Prep roundup: Chargers basketball makes final at Proviso West tournament

    St. Joseph’s boys basketball team made the final of the Proviso West Holiday Tournament before falling against Stevenson 69-60 on Saturday. The Charge ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Riverside Brookfield at Lyons Township boys basketball: 8 photos

    Lyons Township boys basketball team plays Riverside Brookfield at home in La Grange on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Both teams made the final four at York ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 9:03 am
  • Fun and food are front and center for area New Year's Eve celebrations

    There are many ways and many places to celebrate the end of 2014 and welcome the new year. Here are just some of the places to dance the night away, o ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • RB stays undefeated with quarterfinal win against St. Ignatius

    ELMHURST – Riverside Brookfield has plenty of talented players, but Sam Johnson has taken his game to another level this season.
    Dec. 29, 2014 - 7:23 pm
  • Letter: West Suburban PADS looks back at the year and looks ahead

    I’m humbled when I walk through our daytime Support Center on the way to my office every morning. Most of the men, women and families who are here to ...
    Dec. 29, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Year of the champion: Celebrating the year's top prep sports highlights for LT, RB, Nazareth, others

    With the calendar about to flip from 2014 to 2015, there is not better time to honor the sensational performances the athletes from Lyons Township, Na ...
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 8:58 am
  • RB girls win their own holiday tournament

    RIVERSIDE – From a basketball standpoint, everything went right for the Riverside Brookfield girls. However, an injury to senior forward Janae Dabney ...
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 6:51 pm
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