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  • 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.
    UPDATED: Oct. 8, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Pink fire hydrant offers hope for downtown Glen Ellyn employee

    GLEN ELLYN – As soon as Barbara Doherty saw the pink fire hydrant at Main and Duane streets, she felt like it was a sign that everything was going to ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Prep roundup: Glenbard South squad, West individuals move on in boys golf postseason

    Glenbard South’s boys golf team shot a 303 to finish second at the Class 2A St. Patrick regional on Oct. 6 to move on to the Nazareth sectional on Oct ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 5:23 pm
  • Former Bloomingdale resident slain in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Two suspects are in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old DeKalb man Tuesday during a drug deal at 817 Pleasant St. ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard South's Sean Cooke runs wild against Wheaton Academy

    WEST CHICAGO – Sean Cooke ran like the wind and Glenbard South blew away host Wheaton Academy 55-14 on a blustery afternoon Oct. 3.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 3:22 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
  • High school football: Glenbard West takes reins in conference race

    GLEN ELLYN – Sam Brodner is an old-school type of physical running back.So he took a bit of extra pl ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 1:20 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
  • New off-leash dog area open in Forest Preserve District

    WHEATON – The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has opened a new off-leash dog area in Bartlett's Hawk Hollow Forest Preserve, according to a ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:00 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
  • College of DuPage cancels evening classes in response to bomb threat

    The College of DuPage canceled evening classes Oct. 5 after receiving a bomb threat, according to a post on the college's website.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Fired College of DuPage administrators drop appeal

    Two fired financial administrators for the College of DuPage will be dropping their termination appeal against the school – but may be filing suit aga ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:26 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
  • Glenbard Township High School District 87 students named to scholarship program

    GLEN ELLYN – Twenty-six Glenbard Township High School District 87 students have been named commended students in the National Merit Scholarship progra ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • New staff member joins West Chicago-based WAYS group

    WEST CHICAGO – Jessica Lara has joined the staff at Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services, the group announced in a news release.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • High school football: Glenbard North gets by Wheaton North

    WHEATON – A grueling stretch of games got even more difficult for Wheaton North's football team in Oct. 2, while Glenbard North set itself up nicely f ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • For Carol Stream woman, dealing with ALS is a family matter

    CAROL STREAM – Being diagnosed with ALS disease is a terrible situation, and for Carol Stream mother Umesh Saini it has been an ongoing struggle.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard West-Hinsdale Central among key games in conference races

    Week 6 of the high school football season brings with it plenty of stellar matchups. Glenbard North and Wheaton North face off in a crucial DuPage Val ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:31 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
  • Glendale Heights police: Americana Elementary School evacuated after bomb threat

    GLENDALE HEIGHTS – Glendale Heights Police Department received a report of a bomb threat at 7:40 a.m. Oct. 1 at Americana Elementary School before cla ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard West rolls into matchup with Hinsdale Central, Glenbard South makes it three straight

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Each game, Glenbard West’s football team is impressing in a new way.That includes ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 7:36 pm
  • Bald eagle being treated at Willowbrook Wildlife Center dies

    GLEN ELLYN – An injured American bald eagle being treated at DuPage County Forest Preserve District's Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn died o ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:29 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
  • 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
  • Community rallies to support reopening Buffalo Theater Ensemble at College of DuPage

    Members of the College of DuPage and the District 502 community are asking the school's Board of Trustees to reverse yet another decision by disgraced ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • College of DuPage passes 2016 budget filled with $7.5 million in cuts

    The College of DuPage will shave a few million dollars off of what college staff has called a "bloated budget" and will cut back on what it asks from ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Community Unit School District 200 talks budget, setting goals, committees, donations

    The Community Unit School District 200 Board of Education finalized a few long-gestating items – including its budget for next year – and gave updates ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • 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
  • Live Coverage: Suburban Life High School Football Week 5

    Sept. 28, 2015 - 2:20 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
  • Family, friends happy with renaming College of DuPage building after local hero

    WHEATON – Amid the excitement and controversy of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees meeting Sept. 17 was a bit of celebration for a man who never ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:36 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
  • Prep roundup: Glenbard North soccer starts with 9-0 record

    The Glenbard North boys soccer team improved to a perfect 9-0 on the fall with a 6-3 victory against Wheaton Warrenville South in a DuPage Valley Conf ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • High school football: Defense, ground game the difference for Glenbard North

    CAROL STREAM – Jonathan Czernek and his Glenbard North football teammates had plenty of time to reflect during their game against Glenbard East.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • High school girls volleyball: Glenbard West finds silver lining in loss against York

    ELMHURST – Glenbard West girls volleyball coach Pete Mastandrea was obviously disappointed with his team’s 18-25, 25-21, 25-19 loss to York in a West ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • 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
  • High school football: Glenbard West defense sets tone in dominant win

    DOWNERS GROVE – Glenbard West football has a powerful offense, but Nico Gagliano and his teammates on defense provided the spark against Downers Grove ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 1:54 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs "Breuder Bill" limiting severance pay for community college administrators

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill aimed at limiting future costly severance packages with community college employment contracts after ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:20 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • High school football: Glenbard East leading Glenbard North in suspended game

    CAROL STREAM – The Glenbard East-Glenbard North football game started two hours earlier than originally scheduled on Sept. 18, but it still couldn’t b ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • High school football: Quick start sparks Glenbard West in rout of Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – The first play was of the game was a small but adequate sample of what was to come when Downers Grove North hosted Glenbard West in a ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • High school football: Games moved to Sept. 19 because of weather

    The stormy weather that rolled through the suburbs on Sept. 15 led to some football suffering delays and others being rescheduled.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Art of relationships at heart of West Chicago production

    The latest offering by Glen Ellyn playwright Carl Zeitler explores interactions among couples, friends and family in "Relationships in Progress," a co ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • High school football: Impending weather forces schedule changes

    The weather forecast for Sept. 15 is impacting high school football.With impending thunderstorms exp ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 4:46 am
  • Live coverage: Suburban Life high school football Week 4

    Sept. 18, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • College of DuPage board voids President Robert Breuder's contract, cuts severance package

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees has voted to void the contract of its controverial president, making him an at-will employee subject to termin ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • High school football: West Suburban Silver clashes, Westmont-Lisle, Glenbard East-Glenbard North among big Week 4 games

    Nearing the halfway point of the regular season, Week 4 of the high school football season brings some key matchups.
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • Cross country preview: Young Glenabrd North teams tap into promise

    The cross country state meet is always a competitive affair, and several Glenbard North athletes could shine on the big stage later in the season. Her ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Law: Severance deals open to public

    The controversial severance package for College of DuPage President Robert Breuder has produced public outcry and a variety of reactions, and Gov. Bru ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • High school football: Glenbard North defense sparks Panthers in first win of season

    CAROL STREAMAlex Taylor and his Glenbard North football teammates knew a pretty good way to remedy a ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 10:28 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
  • College of DuPage to vote on voiding Breuder contract, renaming Homeland Security Center

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees will take a vote on voiding the contract of embattled President Robert Breuder on Sept. 17, marking yet anothe ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • Second human case of West Nile reported in DuPage County

    A Glen Ellyn woman in her 60s is the second person to be diagnosed with the West Nile virus this year in DuPage County, according to a Sept. 14 DuPage ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • High school football: Cochrane, Glenbard West in complete control against York

    GLEN ELLYN – Brian Cochrane did his best Tom Brady impression against York. Just two days after Brad ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 1:50 pm
  • Trial begins for pair accused of taking money from DuPage Forest Preserve District

    Almost three years to the day after they were formally charged, two of the three men who allegedly funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • High school football: Defense does the job in Glenbard North win against Wheaton Warrenville South

    CAROL STREAM – Glenbard North's football team used five interceptions, including a 36-yard return for a touchdown by senior Devion Hodges, to earn its ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 7:56 pm
  • Illinois Senate passes nearly $4B spending bill

    SPRINGFIELD — With entirely Democratic support, the state Senate on Sept. 9 passed a bill to fund human service providers, to let road money flow thro ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 2:14 pm
  • Live coverage: Suburban Life high school football Week 3

    Sept. 11, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Proposed county budget calls for no property tax increase

    The DuPage County section of property tax levies will again stay flat, despite being in what county board Chairman Dan Cronin calls the “awkward posit ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • High school football: Glenbard North comes up short against Waubonsie Valley

    AURORA – Glenbard North’s football team suffered its second straight tough loss to open the 2015 season, falling 14-7 against Waubonsie Valley on Sept ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Illinois comptroller: Finances bad and getting worse

    SPRINGFIELD — If nothing changes, Illinois will enter calendar year 2016 with about $8.5 billion in unpaid bills, the state comptroller said Sept. 9.
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • First human case of West Nile reported in DuPage County

    DuPage County has seen its first human case of the West Nile virus for 2015, according to a Sept. 10 news release from the county health department.
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Larson: Two-year property tax freeze would harm students

    A key centerpiece of the budget wrangling in Springfield focuses on the governor's proposal of a two-year freeze on property taxes. While advocating f ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Girls volleyball preview: Glenbard North looking for continued growth

    The high school girls volleyball season culminates at the state finals on Nov. 14, and teams from across the state harbor dreams of reaching Redbird A ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Illinois GOP, Democrats keep butting heads

    SPRINGFIELD — Like many before it, a legislative hearing Sept. 8 on the impact of Illinois’ budget impasse included a good deal of blame-laying betwee ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Roselle woman dies in Bloomingdale collision, man critically injured

    BLOOMINGDALE – A Roselle woman is dead and a man remains intensive care following a Sept. 8 Bloomingdale car crash, according to a Bloomingdale Police ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • College of DuPage fires treasurer, controller after investment policy violations

    The College of DuPage has fired a pair of top administrators who came under board scrutiny for their investment policies after a buried internal audit ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Bloomingdale doctor pleads guilty to $4 million Medicare fraud

    BLOOMINGDALE – A Bloomingdale doctor pleaded guilty Sept. 8 health care fraud and now faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • College of DuPage near bottom of recent educational survey

    A recent study ranking more than 600 of the country's community college has rated the College of DuPage near the bottom.
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Illinois pot decriminalization bill flames out

    SPRINGFIELD — Small-amount marijuana possession remains a crime in Illinois. The recent choice by Ho ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 11:44 am
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