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  • High school sports roundup: Riverside Brookfield boys basketball survives vs. IC Catholic

    Riverside Brookfield’s boys basketball team found itself in a battle against host IC Catholic on Feb. 5. The Bulldogs trailed 36-34 at the half and ba ...
    NEW: Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Metra BNSF line derails near Naperville station, no injuries reported

    NAPERVILLE – Metra has not yet determined whether the BNSF line derailment that caused delays during the Feb. 8 morning commute will affect afternoon ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Chicago Public School takeover plan lives

    SPRINGFIELD — When the time comes, suburban and downstate Democrats will join him in his effort to have the state take control of Chicago’s debt-strap ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children renews call for info about missing Lyons teen

    LYONS – The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is seeking information about Zoe Lovett, who was reported missing in August 2015 from L ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces plan for private-public partnership for I-55 widening

    Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Feb. 4 a plan to add managed lanes to Interstate 55 through a private-public partnership.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • Illinois Comptroller: State debt spiraling

    SPRINGFIELD — Unless something changes soon, Illinois is heading $6.2 billion deeper into debt and taxpayers will remain on the hook, state Comptrolle ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • High school wrestling: Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield set for start of postseason

    After months of training and making weight, wrestlers are preparing to start on the path to the state finals. Here’s the outlook for wrestlers from Ly ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 6:13 pm
  • Police Reports: Riverside and Brookfield for Feb. 3

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois can save $500M on purchases

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Feb. 2 urged a streamlining of procurement, or the way the state buys goods and services, saying it could save the ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Illinois legislation aims to regulate cellphone surveillance

    SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers are moving to put some boundaries on police surveillance technology that can literally snatch the data from a person’s c ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Riverside Brookfield splits weekend set

    Jalen Clanton made all 10 of his free throw attempts and scored 17 points, but it wasn't enough for Riverside Brookfield's boys basketball team in a 5 ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 4:59 pm
  • Riverside child receives 911 Award

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police Department honored a 9-year-old who helped secure help for her ill father by dialing 911. She received a 911 Award at ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Budget, higher education battles roll on

    SPRINGFIELD — Democratic lawmakers on Jan. 28 passed a measure they said will help university students and community colleges despite the lack of a bu ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Brookfield man fatally shot in front of home

    BROOKFIELD – A 33-year-old Brookfield man was shot and killed while in his vehicle Jan. 27, according to a release from the Brookfield Police Departme ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 6:47 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 3 games to watch this weekend

    Playoff seeding in Class 3A and 4A boys basketball is a little less than three weeks away (Feb. 18), and teams are jostling for position. 
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Riverside Brookfield football hosts showcase night Jan. 29

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Brookfield's football program will host an open house showcase night starting at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 29.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner softens tone but stays with agenda

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner hammered away Jan. 27 on the need for fundamental change in the way Illinois operates, while Democratic leaders blamed ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Police Reports: Riverside and Brookfield for Jan. 27

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 1:31 pm
  • Illinois Treasurer to invest $220 million to spur tech jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will invest more than $220 million in emerging technology companies over the next three years, state Treasurer Michael Frerichs ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:56 pm
  • Illinois Democrats, Republicans to talk school aid, pensions

    SPRINGFIELD — State Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, dropped two big pieces of news Jan. 25:
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Picnic, camping permits offered by Forest Preserves of Cook County

    To help distract from the deep freeze, it’s not too early to pick up picnic permits, which opened this month for groups of 25 or more who plan to gath ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • SEASPAR to debut fish fry fundraiser in Lisle

    LISLE – The community is invited to a fish fry fundraiser Feb. 5 at Wheatstack in Lisle to benefit recreational services provided by the Southeast Ass ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois continues to shed jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — December’s employment numbers show Illinois is continuing to lose jobs.“For the first ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • Prep sports roundup: Riverside Brookfield, Fenwick boys basketball go toe-to-toe

    The first half belonged to Riverside Brookfield’s boys basketball team.The second half belonged to F ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Riverside Children's Theater to stage 'Aristocats'

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Children’s Theater Guild will present “The Aristocats.”The audience will f ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • GOP seeks state control of Chicago schools

    SPRINGFIELD — Republicans on Jan. 20 announced a plan to put the financially floundering Chicago Public Schools system under state control and open th ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Gray seal first birth of 2016 at Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – The Chicago Zoological Society, which operates Brookfield Zoo, announced its first birth of 2016. Lily, an 11-year-old gray seal, gave bi ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Medical marijuana programs set in Brookfield, Riverside

    Three programs on medical marijuana will be presented in Brookfield and Riverside venues beginning Jan. 20.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Theatre of Western Springs to stage 'Leading Ladies' for laughs

    The Theatre of Western Springs presents the Ken Ludwig comedy “Leading Ladies,” directed by David Knezz. Performances will take place Jan. 21 to 31.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 5:30 pm
  • Pillars to host 10th annual ball to benefit mental health services

    LA GRANGE PARK – Community members are invited to enjoy an evening of food, drink, music, gaming and raffles while supporting mental health services i ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 1:14 am
  • High school girls basketball: Lyons Township rips Riverside Brookfield in Frannie Corrigan's return

    LA GRANGE – Frannie Corrigan is back.Lyons Township's girls basketball team celebrated the return of ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • Police Reports: Riverside and Brookfield for Jan. 20

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Classic Cinemas to present Predict the Oscars contest

    Classic Cinemas’ Predict the Oscars contest returns for the 2016 awards season.The grand-prize winne ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Prep sports roundup: Nazareth boys basketball looking to snap skid, Tommy Russell wins wrestling tourney

    Looking to rebound from an 80-63 loss against St. Ignatius on Jan. 12, Nazareth’s boys basketball team fell 72-59 against East Suburban Catholic Confe ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 4:50 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner asks for impasse ruling

    SPRINGFIELD — Is Illinois headed toward a state workers strike?That’s the question in Springfield, w ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo picks photo contest winners

    BROOKFIELD – Nearly 200 photos, including butterflies, snow leopards, gorillas and a variety of bird species, were entered in the Chicago Zoological S ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 8:42 pm
  • Brookfield comedian to play Sketch fest

    BROOKFIELD – Brookfield resident Jake Dewar and Addison native Alex Barontini will participate in the 15th annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival runni ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Metra bans hoverboards due to safety concerns

    CHICAGO – Metra announced that hoverboards will no longer be permitted onboard its trains due to concerns over potential fire hazards.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 6:55 pm
  • North Riverside Library eyes March referendum

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – The North Riverside Public Library District plans to ask taxpayers to redirect funds in a March referendum, according to a news rele ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 1:54 pm
  • Police Reports: Riverside and Brookfield for Jan. 13

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 1:25 pm
  • Brookfield teen attends GRAMMY Camp

    BROOKFIELD –  The dream of working with the best in the music business became a reality for 39 high school students at Best Buy GRAMMY Camp – Weekend, ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 9:34 pm
  • State, AFSCME talks break down

    SPRINGFIELD — Talks between Gov. Rauner’s administration and the state’s largest public-sector employee union broke down Jan. 8.
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner reflects on first year of budget impasse, pension negotiations

    SPRINGFIELD – One year into Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s term, the state doesn’t have a budget, and he hasn’t gotten the structural reforms he’s bee ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Feds back off on Real ID demands

    SPRINGFIELD — The federal government is backing off its demand that Illinois and four other states bring their driver’s licenses and state ID cards to ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • High school boys basketball: Riverside Brookfield makes statement in conference clash

    RIVERSIDE – Glenbard South's boys basketball team entered its touted showdown with Riverside Brookfield poised to make a statement.
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Real ID: A costly U.S. reach into your rights?

    SPRINGFIELD — If Illinois is forced to make changes to its driver’s license that the federal government is demanding, the results may include higher o ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 1:00 pm
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