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  • High school boys soccer: Lyons Township, Morton, Riverside Brookfield primed for postseason kickoff

    The boys soccer regular season is at an end and teams are getting ready for the postseason to kick off with the goal of reaching the Class 3A state fi ...
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Federal lawsuit by deaf Illinois prisoners granted class-action status

    SPRINGFIELD — A federal lawsuit by deaf and hard-of-hearing Illinois prisoners will proceed with class-action status after a ruling by a U.S. District ...
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Metra BNSF Railway reopens after hazardous material investigation

    Service has been restored along Metra's BNSF Railway after it was closed due to potentially hazardous material found near the tracks at Congress Park ...
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • Metra BNSF Railway remains closed after potentially hazardous material found

    Train traffic along Metra's BNSF Railway remains suspended until further notice after a potentially hazardous material was found near the tracks at Co ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 5:46 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, Democrats continue war of words

    SPRINGFIELD — The war of words over the lack of a state budget and Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda” continued this week, though the statehouse ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Interfaith walk in La Grange to fight hunger

    LA GRANGE – Several west suburban churches are joining forces for the La Grange/Western Springs/Brookfield Crop Hunger Walk starting at 12:30 p.m. Oct ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • High school football: Riverside Brookfield rebounds against Fenton

    BENSENVILLE – After suffering its first loss of the season, Riverside Brookfield's football team got back on track with a 25-0 win against Fenton on O ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner tries to crank up the pressure

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Oct. 7 painted his side of the budget-impasse picture, saying that while his department heads are saving the state ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Rep. Frank Mautino likely Illinois’ next auditor general

    SPRINGFIELD — If confirmed by the Legislature, a longtime state representative from Bureau County will be the state’s next auditor general.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana board recommends adding chronic pain to approved uses

    COUNTRYSIDE – The Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board voted to add some chronic pain conditions to the qualifying list of conditions for medical ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Portillo's to open its first Wisconsin restaurant

    OAK BROOK – Wisconsin hot dog lovers, rejoice – Portillo’s is planning to open its first restaurant in the Badger State in 2016.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Prep roundup: Late miscues cost Riverside Brookfield football

    Riverside Brookfield’s football team turned the ball over twice within a 10-second span, including an interception with 1:41 to play, in a 15-8 loss a ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • AFSCME says Gov. Bruce Rauner trying to end step increases

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration wants to abolish step increases, or scheduled raises based on time in service, according to the state ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Best Chicago Cubs Wild Card watch parties in suburban DuPage, Cook counties

    The Chicago Cubs are in back in the Major League Baseball Postseason for the first time since 2008 and will face the Pittsburgh Pirates on Oct. 7 in t ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Four finalists named in Illinois state auditor general search

    SPRINGFIELD — The list of candidates to become Illinois’ auditor general has been narrowed to four.T ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • High school football: IC Catholic gets best of Riverside Brookfield

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Brookfield's football team debuted its new stadium for the first time on Oct. 2. 
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Suburban Life recognizes Best Under 40 award winners

    WOODRIDGE – Suburban Life Media honored a dozen young professionals Sept. 30 during its annual Best Under 40 awards banquet at the Seven Bridges Golf ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 6:50 pm
  • 'Berwyn's Best' seeks top Italian beef, sausage sandwich

    BERWYN – Berwyn residents can cast their vote for the best Italian beef and sausage combo sandwich in the city.
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Morton College named safe fourth safest campus in U.S.

    CICERO ­– Morton College has been named the fourth-safest campus in the U.S., according to a recently released study.
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Morton College campus addition ready for class

    CICERO –­ Morton College officials say the two-story addition to the campus will be opened on time for the fall 2016 semester.
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Illinois state museums, Sparta shooting fields will close despite pause in layoffs

    SPRINGFIELD -- A pause in state layoffs won’t stop the planned closures of the state’s museum system nor its shooting facilities near Sparta, Gov. Bru ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Riverside Brookfield rolling after rocky start

    BENSENVILLE – The excitement on the Riverside Brookfield sideline after its 3-1 soccer win against Fenton was obvious.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Milani: Brookfield chamber has your best fall events

    The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce ended the summer with our annual art fair Sept. 26 at Kiwanis Park. The fest included pottery, paintings, fiber art ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • Grant funds Riverside police summer bike patrol

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police Department implemented its bicycle patrol unit during the summer.Th ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • Secretary of state not sending out renewal reminders to drivers

    SPRINGFIELD — The lack of a state budget soon will start to be felt by more people, namely Illinois drivers.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • St. Louise de Marillac Parish Players holding auditions for "Seussical"

    LA GRANGE PARK – The La Grange Park Police Department will host a drug collection drive for National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 2 ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • High school boys soccer: Lyons Township comes from behind to win PepsiCo showdown in overtime

    CHICAGO – Nick Economou's reaction after scoring the tying goal for Lyons Township said it all.The L ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 8:10 pm
  • High school football: Running trio, defense lead Glenbard West romp at LT

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Glenbard West has had a successful formula in recent years of tough defense and a strong running game.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • Riverside resident has rescued animals for 30 years with Hinsdale Humane Society

    HINSDALEJoining Jennifer Vlazny on her return road trip this summer to Illinois from Mississippi wer ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 5:16 pm
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for Sept. 23

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Nazareth rolls past Marian Catholic to get back on track

    LA GRANGE PARK – Playing after a loss for the first time since the 2014 season opener, Nazareth football had an answer.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Riverside Brookfield stays undefeated with road win at Wheaton Academy

    WEST CHICAGO – The opening road trip of Riverside Brookfield's season is over and the Bulldogs still haven't lost.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Weekly Wrap: Champaign man charged with 1985 murder of girl near Glen Ellyn

    This week, a cold case from 1985 had a significant new development when, thanks to DNA evidence, a Champaign man was charged with the murder of a 15-y ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Illinois House hears first details of Emanuel plan

    SPRINGFIELD — Sept. 24 marked another day of activity but little visible movement in the state Capitol.
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard West-Lyons Township and Riverside Brookfield-Wheaton Academy highlight Week 5 games

    As high school football teams hit the halfway point on the regular season, conference races are starting to take shape and each game has added signifi ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Riverside Brookfield boys soccer wins 3-1 over Fenton: 5 photos

    Riverside Brookfield plays an away game against Fenton in Bensenville on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • RB boys soccer stays hot with win at Fenton

    BENSENVILLE – The excitement on the Riverside Brookfield sideline after its 3-1 win against Fenton was obvious.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Riverside-Brookfield High School dedicates athletic center to 47th mayor of Chicago

    RIVERSIDE – The athletic complex at Riverside Brookfield High School carries a history back to the 1940s.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • RB stadium lights to be on for 24 hours starting tonight

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Brookfield High School will begin testing the new lighting system at their new stadium tonight, according to a message from the ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 4:20 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo welcomes new baby gorilla, born Sept. 23

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield proudly announced the birth of a baby gorilla Sept. 23 at the zoo's Tropic World: Africa exhibit.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs stumps for college grant program

    SPRINGFIELD — State Treasurer Mike Frerichs is on the road in a push to get the General Assembly and the governor to restore funding for a need-based ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Illinois state puts employee layoffs on hold

    SPRINGFIELD — Layoffs of state unionized employees are on hold.Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Bulls/Sox Academy to host Columbus Day baseball, basketball camps

    GLEN ELLYN – The Bulls/Sox Academy will host Columbus Day Chicago Bulls and White Sox skills camps on Monday, October 12, at Ackerman Park in Glen Ell ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Riverside police charge Burbank man with second DUI in two weeks

    RIVERSIDE – Police charged a Burbank man Sept. 19 with driving under the influence of alcohol two weeks after he was charged with the same offense, ac ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • High school football: Weather delay robs Nazareth momentum in loss against Marian

    WOODSTOCK – Nazareth’s football team was undefeated entering its game against Marian Central on Sept. 18.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • High school football: Riverside Brookfield keeps winning on road during 4-0 start

    MELROSE PARK – Riverside Brookfield football has survived four weeks playing away from home without losing, so what’s another road game?
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Prep roundup: Fenwick football looks to bounce back after loss against Loyola

    Fenwick's football team hosted powerhouse Loyola at Concordia University on Sept. 19 and got throttled 54-16 by the Ramblers. Fenwick is now 1-3 and i ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Brookfield library will host Taste of Brookfield fundraiser Sept. 25

    BROOKFIELDPatrons of the Brookfield Public Library will be able to sample local sounds, smells and f ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 4:30 am
  • Smoking in Illinois beer gardens off limits?

    SPRINGFIELD — Lighting up in an outdoor beer garden soon might get smokers ticketed.A committee of l ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Riverside police receive grant for tablet computers, recognized for DUI enforcement

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police Department recently received awards for its work toward crime prevention and for the department’s work toward combati ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Balance helps Riverside Brookfield find success

    PARK RIDGE – The first thing that draws the eye at a Riverside Brookfield girls volleyball match is Dana Rettke.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Med payments a mixed bag for Illinois state employees

    SPRINGFIELD — About 150,000 state employees, retirees or dependents are or soon will be stuck paying cash up-front for medical services, according to ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Payment to Illinois state employees’ medical providers may stop

    SPRINGFIELD — It’s cash up-front for many state employees needing medical services, or it likely soon will be.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Boy injured in Riverside DUI released from hospital

    RIVERSIDE – The 8-year-old boy that was struck by a vehicle Sept. 14 in Riverside and placed in a medically induced coma after sustaining severe injur ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Weekly Wrap: Sikh community gathers to condemn hate based crimes

    After being brutally beaten last week, Darien Sikh man Inderjit Singh Mukker returned to the spot where the alleged attack began to condemn the hate c ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Brookfield Art Fair returns Sept. 26

    BROOKFIELDDrawing in local artists – both newcomers and longtime veterans – the upcoming 2015 Brookf ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 5:50 am
  • Endangered turtles hatched at Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – The final batch of ornate box turtles hatched at Brookfield Zoo as part of a joint effort with Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago to restore nat ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Letter: Our local schools are like sweatshops; where's the AC?

    In 2011, Amazon came under fire when workers at a Pennsylvania warehouse labored in 100-plus degree heat while packing boxes.
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Paul: Doing the right thing takes time

    When I started working for the city of Countryside in 2007, the mayor made it very clear that he expected employees to be held accountable for their a ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Riverside police: Lyons woman charged with DUI after allegedly striking 8-year-old

    RIVERSIDE – An 8-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle about 5:01 p.m. Sept. 14 in the 300 block of Eastgrove Road, according to the Riverside Police D ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • A Sound Education to raise donations for food pantry with free guitar re-string event

    BROOKFIELD – Whether you’re a shredder, picker or strummer, every guitar player loves the feel of new strings.
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner says no to medical marijuana expansion

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration last week rejected efforts to expand by 11 the list of conditions for which marijuana can be prescrib ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • High school girls cross country: Plenty of talent for Lyons Township and Morton, Riverside Brookfield on young side

    The girls cross country state meet always is a competitive affair, and several local athletes could shine on the big stage later this season. Here’s t ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • High school boys cross country: Lyons Township, Morton, Riverside Brookfield ready to run

    The road to the cross country state finals is traversed in 3-mile segments in meets during the regular season. With competitors already off and runnin ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Prep roundup: Fenwick football looks to get back on track, Morton, LT soccer start tourney with wins

    Fenwick football fell to 1-2 on the season after a 27-20 loss at De La Salle on Sept. 11. The game was the Chicago Catholic League Green opener for bo ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Police Blotter: Brookfield and Riverside for Sept. 23

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • High school football: Nazareth notches big win ahead of test against Marian Central

    LA GRANGE PARK – Playing under the lights at home for the first time, Nazareth backed up the occasion with a stellar showing.
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • U.S. Chamber: Illinois' lawsuit climate is terrible

    SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 10 said Illinois’ lawsuit climate is nearly the worst in the country.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • High school football: Riverside Brookfield impresses, moves to 3-0 on season

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Riverside Brookfield football coach Brendan Curtin is the first to admit the risk of playing his quarterback Ryan Swift on defense.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • High school football: Riverside Brookfield moves to 3-0 on the season

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Riverside Brookfield's football team remained unbeaten on the season with a 21-7 victory against St. Edward on Sept. 12.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 9:13 am
  • Weekly Wrap: More bad news for College of DuPage

    The College of DuPage is again in the news, and it's not good news for everyone. Two administrators were fired for questionable investment policies, a ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • North Riverside to host Autumn Fest on Sept. 18

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – Chili, face painting, balloon artists, inflatables and live music by Dr. Rock will be featured at this year’s Autumn Fest in North R ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
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