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  • Salt Creek Ballet to present 'Nutcracker' with guest artists

    HINSDALE – Salt Creek Ballet brings its festive family-friendly “Nutcracker” ballet to the Hinsdale Central Auditorium at 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 28 and 1 p ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Joint study tracks urban river otter in Cook County

    BROOKFIELDA century after near-extinction in Illinois and decades after reintroduction, an urban riv ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Greater LaGrange YMCA Special Olympic bowlers see success at competition

    Bowlers from the Greater LaGrange YMCA Special Olympics earned several honors in a recent competition.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:46 pm
  • Letter: Parents, not police, need to take responsibility

    To the editor:Is anyone else sick and tired of the communities, particularly citizens in the black c ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Task force drafting downsizing plan

    SPRINGFIELD – A task force aimed at the Illinois local government glut began shaping its report to the governor and legislature Nov. 19 as members app ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Rauner reaches labor deals, still in fight with AFSCME

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 18 announced it has reached new four-year deals with several trade unions, as well as with Se ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Boys Basketball: Lyons Township, Morton, Nazareth, Riverside Brookfield, St. Joseph set for tipoff

    Basketball is a numbers game: Points per game, field goal percentage and total rebounds can all tell the story of a team. With the season about to tip ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 6:54 am
  • Cook County food pantries look to meet holiday needs

    The holidays are a time for giving of both time and riches. Suburban Life gathered a sampling of food pantries across Cook County looking for food and ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • High school football: Nazareth shuts out St. Laurence, advances to 5A state championship

    Looking at Julian Love’s statistics, you would think Saturday was 60 degrees and sunny. The Nazareth ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: State to suspend accepting Syrian refugees

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Nov. 16 announced Illinois is putting a hold on  accepting any new refugees from Syria.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Chicago Jazz Caravan to present Terry Sullivan Trio in Riverside

    RIVERSIDE – The Chicago Jazz Caravan will bring the Terry Sullivan Trio back to Riverside on Nov. 22.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • Turkey Shoot benefit nears in North Riverside

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – The Mater Christi Holy Name Society will host its annual Turkey Shoot from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 at the school in North Riversid ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Chicago argues its pension deal unlike failed state law

    SPRINGFIELD — Lawyers for Chicago and two of its struggling pension funds on Nov. 17 argued the city’s effort to shore up those funds is legal because ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Illinois state agency sues attorney general’s office

    SPRINGFIELD — One of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s department heads is suing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and asking the court to remove the attorney ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Up to 8 inches of snow predicted in DuPage and Cook counties

    The National Weather Service upgraded a winter storm watch to a warning early Nov. 20 ahead of a storm that meteorologists now say could drop up to 8 ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 7:10 am
  • High school girls basketball: Lyons Township, Morton, Riverside Brookfield ready for tipoff

    Basketball is a numbers game: Points per game, field goal percentage and total rebounds can all tell the story of a team. With the season about to tip ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Illinois House Dems, GOP still playing rough

    SPRINGFIELD — Three key votes in the Illinois House on Tuesday showed Democrats and Republicans still playing hardball politics and assessing blame.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Rauner reaches agreement with business and labor on unemployment insurance laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 9 said it had reached agreements with business and labor groups on changes to the state’s une ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • High school football: Riverside Brookfield battles before falling against Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Riverside Brookfield’s Bulldogs showed some bite against a powerful Prairie Ridge team, but the Wolves pulled away in the second half f ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Elks to provide Thanksgiving dinners in Brookfield, Lombard, Villa Park, Elmhurst

    Since 1994, Elmhurst Elks Lodge 1531 has helped DuPage County neighbors in need by supplying families with a complete Thanksgiving Day meal, including ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • British accent to flavor holiday bazaar in Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD – A holiday bazaar is about to return in royal style, presented from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 by the Daughters of the British Empire and C ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • National Weather Service: Strong winds, storms approaching Cook, DuPage counties

    ROMEOVILLE – Strong winds and thunderstorms could hit suburban Cook and DuPage counties during the Nov. 11 evening commute.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • High school boys soccer: All-area Player of the Year Baltazar Duran does it all for Morton soccer

    BERWYN – On its way to a state finals berth, Morton’s boys soccer team thoroughly dominated nearly every opponent it faced.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces deal on child care

    SPRINGFIELD —  Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office on Nov. 9 announced the Republican chief executive would loosen eligibility standards for the state’s child ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Battle over child care program heats up

    SPRINGFIELD – A battle between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats is shaping up as House Democrats attempt to undo cuts made by Ra ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Vehicle strikes Marathon Gas Station in Riverside

    RIVERSIDE – The driver of a black 2013 Kia struck a Marathon Gas Station in Riverside after misjudging the brake and gas pedals, according to a Rivers ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • LaGrange Area Teen Theater Ensemble to present 'The Dining Room'

    The LaGrange Area Teen Theater Ensemble will perform "The Dining Room" at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 14.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • High school cross country: Vince Zona, Danny Kilrea help Lyons Towmship take second in state

    PEORIA – Lyons Township boys cross country runner Vince Zona was disappointed Oct. 17 after finishing 22nd at the conference meet.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Traffic enforcement detail to go operational in Riverside

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police Department created an Intensified Traffic Enforcement unit in 2011, which has evolved into a multifaceted unit that g ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Lyons tour set for national historic site

    LYONS – Friends of the Chicago Portage announced its final walking tour of 2015 at the Chicago Portage National Historic Site will begin at 10 a.m. No ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Holiday Craft Fair nears in North Riverside

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – The village of North Riverside will present the 10th annual Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • La Grange American Legion to recognize Veterans Day with ceremony

    Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and area veterans groups and governments have planned events to honor those who have served in the U.S. military.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • SEASPAR Trivia Challenge scores support

    Nearly 200 people turned out for the South East Association for Special Parks And Recreation's recent Trivia Challenge fundraiser at Arabian Knights F ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Prep roundup: Riverside Brookfield's Nunez on to state cross country meet

    Riverside Brookfield’s Mateo Nunez placed 19th with a time of 16:30 to move on from the Oct. 31 Class 2A Wheaton Academy cross country sectional to th ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Illinois treasurer, 3 insurance companies duel over audits

    SPRINGFIELD — Three insurance companies are suing Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs over his request to audit their records to make sure death ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Honeywell donates equipment to McCook Fire Department

    RIVERSIDE – Honeywell UOP McCook/Riverside facility has donated firefighting gear to the McCook Fire Department as part of the Honeywell Hometown Solu ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Illinois health administrators plead for state money

    SPRINGFIELD —  What happens if Illinois doesn’t get funds flowing to local public health departments?
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Neurosurgeon Christopher Loftus of Riverside earns honors

    RIVERSIDE – Dr. Christopher Loftus, a neurosurgeon who lives in Riverside, recently received two major honors.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Small communities in Illinois worried about road salt revenue

    SPRINGFIELD – Smaller Illinois cities and counties are hoping for an exceptionally mild winter or a breakthrough in the state budget impasse.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • High school football: Despite Lyons Township's playoff exit, future bright for Lions

    NORTHBROOK – Lyons Township’s offense made a great first impression.Unfortunately for the Lions, the ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • Civic groups want bipartisan agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – Good-government groups are urging the governor and four legislative leaders to work together toward an inclusive, bipartisan agenda for ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Lyons Township hangs tough before falling against Benet

    LISLE – Lyons Township’s girls volleyball team played about as well as possible for much of the first game against Benet.
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Four alumni to join Lyons Township High School Hall of Fame

    LA GRANGE – Four alumni have been chosen for this year’s Lyons Township High School Hall of Fame, with the induction ceremony and banquet set for Nov. ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Bill would allow but regulate fantasy sports games

    SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois lawmaker wants to continue to allow people to put their money toward online fantasy sports contests if they wish, but he say ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Riverside woman arrested after threatening to kill her husband

    RIVERSIDE – Police arrested and charged a Riverside woman for threatening to kill her husband in a domestic altercation, according to a Riverside Poli ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 6:42 pm
  • National magazine Law and Order lauds area WEDGE Task Force

    Accolades for the multicommunity WEDGE Gang and Drug Task Force landed Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel’s photo in the September edition of the n ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 6:43 pm
  • High school football: Riverside Brookfield tops St. Ignatius, moves on in playoffs

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Brookfield's football team ended a long drought on Oct. 30.With a 28-13 win ag ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Turn back clocks: Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 1

    The clocks turn back one hour Nov. 1, marking the end end of Daylight Saving Time and the annual shift back to standard time.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Meeting taking shape between Gov. Bruce Rauner, leaders

    SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois heads for its fifth month without a budget, the governor and at least three of the four legislative leaders appear set for a ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Snow leopard cubs at home in Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – Malaya and Daania, 4-month-old snow leopard cubs, recently made their public debut in their outdoor habitat at Brookfield Zoo.
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Big trapshooting tourney could leave Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD — The group that puts on the Grand American, the national championship of American trapshooting, has begun the process of voiding its cont ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Rauner, handful of unions reach tentative pacts

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration said Oct. 22 it has reached tentative agreements with unions representing roughly 300 engineers and o ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • High school football: Riverside Brookfield heads to playoffs with best record since 2001

    RIVERSIDE – Ryan Swift had a big game for Riverside Brookfield’s football team, and there was a simple explanation for it.
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • High school football: Nazareth wins big before home playoff game

    LA GRANGE PARK – Heading into the regular-season finale, it was never in doubt that Nazareth’s football team would make the postseason.
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Moody’s downgrades Illinois bond ratings

    SPRINGFIELD — Moody’s Investor Services on Oct. 22 downgraded its ratings on Illinois bonds.The move ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Education leaders skip state hearing

    SPRINGFIELD — Representatives of the Illinois State Board of Education were a no-show at a House hearing on Oct. 20 regarding the compensation package ...
    Oct. 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Rep. Frank Mautino chosen state’s auditor general

    SPRINGFIELD — State Rep. Frank Mautino will be Illinois’ next auditor general.The Democrat from Spri ...
    Oct. 26, 2015 - 1:52 pm
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