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  • Letter: Time to highlight needs of caregivers

    To the Editor:November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to highlight the needs of caregiv ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • 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
  • Glenbard District 87 approves levy that could mean small increase in taxes

    GLEN ELLYN – Residents could see a slight increase in their taxes to Glenbard Township High School District 87 next year.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 3:06 pm
  • 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
  • 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 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: Glenbard South, West, Wheaton North, Wheaton Warrenville South 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. 19, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • Carol Stream salutes car dealer Joe Cotton on 80th birthday

    CAROL STREAM – The second of November marked an important day for Joe Cotton, a staple in the Carol Stream business community, as he celebrated his 80 ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • DuPage County food pantries prepare for holiday season

    The holidays are a time for giving of both time and riches. Suburban Life gathered a sampling of food pantries across DuPage County looking for food a ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 6:49 am
  • High school football: Glenbard West flexes might against Knights, moves on to semifinals

    ROCKFORD – It takes execution in all three phases – offense, defense and special teams – to win a football game.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Army Corps of Engineers studies DuPage River for potential flood projects

    Long-suffering residents around the DuPage River may be getting some floodwater relief from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beginning in 2018.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 7:33 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
  • Leagues of Women Voters to present heroin overdose presentation Nov. 19

    WHEATON – Several Leagues of Women Voters are coming together to host a forum on heroin overdose and addiction Nov. 19, according to a news release fr ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Glenbard West makes statement at state finals

    NORMAL – Natalie Schilling and Kate Wagner were Glenbard West varsity girls volleyball teammates from the beginning.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • Glenbard North to stage comic 'I Hate Hamlet'

    CAROL STREAM – Students will perform the comedy “I Hate Hamlet” from Nov. 19 to 21 at Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream.
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Dark art exhibit to open at Kosart Gallery in Westmont

    WESTMONT – An artists reception from 3 to 10 p.m. Nov. 14 opens the fifth annual Maleficium dark art exhibition in Westmont, curated by Lisle native J ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • High school boys soccer: All-area Player of the Year Jonathan Burke backstops St. Francis to success

    WHEATON – Jonathan Burke was around for some lean years for St. Francis soccer.He also was a key to ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 6:38 pm
  • High school cross country: Lindsey Payne's second place paces Glenbard West girls at state

    PEORIA – Glenbard West sophomore Lindsey Payne ran the fifth-fastest time ever at the girls cross country state meet on Nov. 7 in the Class 3A finals ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard West moves on to quarterfinals, Glenbard South falls in second round

    GLEN ELLYN – Mount Carmel’s storied football history is one that speaks for itself. The Caravan has ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • High school girls volleyball: With big win, Glenbard West state-bound

    ELMHURST – Natalie Schilling and Kate Wagner were key players when Glenbard West’s girls volleyball team came up just short of state in 2012.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 4:44 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
  • 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
  • Bloomingdale Artists Association to teach ornament making

    BLOOMINGDALE – Bloomingdale Artists Association members Carol Balabanow and Suzette Horyza will demonstrate the art of creating Zentangle holiday orna ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Veterans Day observance nears in Streamwood

    STREAMWOOD – The village of Streamwood Veterans Memorial Commission invites the public to participate in a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11.
    Nov. 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard West defense shuts down Mt. Carmel

    GLEN ELLYN – Glenbard West's defense left the usually potent Mt. Carmel option offense with few, or no, options as the Hilltoppers sent the Caravan pa ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Noted violinist to perform at Windsor Park in Carol Stream

    CAROL STREAM – Grammy-nominated solo violinist James Oliver Buswell IV will play at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Windsor Park Retirement Community in Carol Str ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Famed artist to appear with Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra

    The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s 40th anniversary season looks forward and back, commemorating a long history of award-winning programming with yo ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • After Halloween, SCARCE recycles pumpkins into compost

    GLEN ELLYN – While your jack-o'-lantern might be looking a little long in the tooth these days, Kay McKeen hopes you don't throw it out.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Glenbard West gets past York for sectional title

    RIVERSIDE – In four varsity volleyball seasons, Glenbard West senior volleyball player Natalie Schilling has been on both ends of the Class 4A section ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • High school girls volleyball: Glenbard West win sets sectional rematch with York

    RIVERSIDE – Natalie Schilling and her Glenbard West teammates played like they had somewhere to be.T ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 3:39 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
  • 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
  • Gbur: WDSRA's Lekotek Family Play Program helps kids learn through play

    Lately I have been telling everyone about a brand new program that just opened its doors. I am proud to say that it is a family support program the We ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Rep. Conroy to host coffee shop stop in Glendale Heights

    GLENDALE HEIGHTS – State Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, invites local residents to join her for coffee from 9 to 10 a.m. Nov. 5 in the Glendale Height ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Top Chicago comics to star in arts benefit at high school

    WEST CHICAGO – Some of Chicago’s top stand-up comedians will help the students of West Chicago Community High School raise funds for their trip to per ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • 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
  • High school football: Glenbard West wins big, moves on to second round of playoffs

    GLEN ELLYN – The setting was different but the outcome the same for Glenbard West's football team.Sa ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 6:44 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
  • Beauty floats into view with Bloomingdale Artists Association

    BLOOMINGDALE – The Bloomingdale Artists Association recently held a workshop on the art of Japanese paper marbling.
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 9:00 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
  • Larson: Make America great again by prioritizing education

    America is known as a land of opportunity, and throughout our history the escalator to achieve success has always been our education system. While Eur ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 4:16 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: Top seed Glenbard West hungry for playoff success

    ADDISON – Nearly 11 months ago, Glenbard West’s football team was one minute away from a berth in the Class 8A state championship game.
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 11:25 am
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