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  • DuPage, Cook County begin Fourth of July festivities

    A roundup of some of the best of what’s on tap for Independence Day celebrations all week will steer fireworks fans to multiple nighttime displays and ...
    June 30, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • Local officials react to state budget deal

    After Illinois legislators approved a partial spending deal June 30 to allow schools stay open for the next year, local lawmakers shared their thought ...
    June 30, 2016 - 4:49 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Suburban Life all-area MVP Brittany Paganucci leads Glenbard East to the next level

    Brittany Paganucci has lived up to the number on her back. The Glenbard East forward was a transfor ...
    June 29, 2016 - 1:40 pm
  • Video: Rep. Ron Sandack appears on 'Daily Show'

    Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, appeared on the June 28 episode of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" during a segment about the Il ...
    June 30, 2016 - 6:42 am
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for June 29

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    June 29, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • Accomplished Advocate Good Samaritan nurse executive to retire

    DOWNERS GROVE – People find their calling in a variety of ways.For Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital ...
    June 30, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County passes 2016-17 budget

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County approved a new budget featuring a decrease in spending and a number of initiatives for the 2016-17 fisca ...
    June 28, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Valle: Protocol determines U.S. flag etiquette

    In honor of our recent observation of Flag Day and of Independence Day on July 4, I would like to share with you some facts about our nation's flag.
    June 28, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Emerson, Thoreau play to traverse Morton Arboretum

    LISLE – The Morton Arboretum’s woodlands and tree-lined clearings will set the scene for the acclaimed outdoor walking play, “Nature.”
    June 28, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Jeff Jendryk, Jacob Schmiegelt earn college volleyball postseason accolades from American Volleyball Coaches Association

    With the season over, several former standouts from high schools covered by Suburban Life Media earned men's volleyball postseason accolades at the co ...
    June 27, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • 4-year-old drowns at Downers Grove Swim and Racquet Club

    DOWNERS GROVE – A 4-year-old died after being found unconscious in a pool at the Downers Grove Swim and Racquet Club on June 19, according to a news r ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:54 pm
  • High school sports: Track champ, softball trophy spring highlights for Downers Grove South

    By any measure Downers Grove South had impressive performances during the spring sports season. Here are a few of the highlights:
    June 23, 2016 - 9:32 am
  • High school sports: Jaida Green, Robby Prescott track and field finishes part of spring highlights for Downers Grove North

    With school out for the year and summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to look back at the spring sports highlights for Downers Grove North. H ...
    June 22, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • High school softball: Downers Grove South seniors set records this season, new coach ready to take over

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South’s rich softball history includes 13 seasons with 30 or more wins, including a 36-1 squad in 1993 that won the stat ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:59 am
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for June 22

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    June 22, 2016 - 10:34 am
  • Hail, thunderstorms, floods expected June 22 in DuPage, Cook counties

    Numerous severe storms are expected June 22 in suburban Cook and DuPage counties, with potentially significant severe storms rolling in during the ear ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • SEASPAR to tee up Summer Golf Classic in Woodridge

    WOODRIDGE – The Southeast Association for Special Parks and Recreation will present the annual Summer Golf Classic fundraiser July 8 at the Village Gr ...
    June 21, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Woodridge student honored for volunteer service

    WOODRIDGE – Bianca Spalla of Woodridge, a junior at Downers Grove North High School, was presented with an engraved bronze medallion to recognize her ...
    June 20, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Downers Grove students graduate library's Girls Who Code program

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Public Library recently announced the graduation of students who completed the new Girls Who Code program, according ...
    June 20, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Downers Grove North grad Marckus Simmons named a track and field MVP at Augustana College

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The 2016 Augustana men’s track and field awards were recently announced for head coach Paul Olsen’s team. 
    June 17, 2016 - 8:54 pm
  • Economic Development Council: Downers Grove business headed in right direction

    DOWNERS GROVE – The "best days are still to come" for Downers Grove and its business climate, according to presenters at the annual Downers Grove Econ ...
    June 21, 2016 - 7:09 am
  • Student-run Waterleaf dining room, Culinary Market open for summer

    The student-run Waterleaf Dining Room and Culinary Market at College of DuPage both opened for the summer term this week.
    June 20, 2016 - 8:40 am
  • Downers Grove District 58 backpedals on report card changes amid parent, teacher outcry

    DOWNERS GROVE – District 58 schools are backtracking on major and oft-controversial changes to its middle and elementary school report cards after par ...
    June 20, 2016 - 8:38 am
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for June 15

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    June 16, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital hires new chief nurse

    DOWNERS GROVE – A longtime hospital nursing leader will take over as the chief nurse at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital later this month, according t ...
    June 16, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Dissenting DuPage County Board members say vote to re-name Convalescent Center rushed

    A divided DuPage County Board approved a measure naming the county's Convalescent Center in honor of a former board member and circuit court judge.
    June 16, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Letter: County Board members shouldn't have pensions

    To the Editor:Recently, the Illinois Assembly unanimously passed Senate Bill 2701 that would prohibi ...
    June 16, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Downers Grove, Wheaton program to reveal how to enhance curb appeal

    A program on how to subtly and dramatically enhance your home’s curb appeal will be presented in Downers Grove and Wheaton this month.
    June 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • DuPage County heroin battle inflamed by spread of deadlier fentanyl, officials say

    For years, officials and professionals across DuPage have devoted attention, resources and public awareness efforts toward combating the county's grow ...
    June 16, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • DuPage County continues consolidation by eliminating Naperville lighting district

    The DuPage County Board has officially axed another government body in its quest for consolidation.T ...
    June 15, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • Downers Grove, Lombard Highland Avenue repairs to begins

    DOWNERS GROVE – Lane closures and repair work on the I-88 ramp to Highland Avenue began to morning of June 15 and will continue the next two weekends, ...
    June 16, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • High school baseball: Brendan Shanahan a senior tone-setter for Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – Brendan Shanahan went from being a foot soldier to a general in the baseball equivalent of a blink of an eye.
    June 15, 2016 - 10:01 am
  • Downers Grove District 58 clashes with public over loss of LRC staff

    DOWNERS GROVE – In the face of possible funding cutbacks coming down from the state, parents and District 58 administration are at odds over cutting l ...
    June 15, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • High school softball: Downers Grove South caps season, coach's career with victory

    PEORIA – The ultimate dream was denied, but Downers Grove South’s softball team still closed the season in style.
    June 15, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Downers Grove South grads Zack Burdi, Danny Mayer taken in MLB Draft

    As a hard-throwing pitcher at Downers Grove South, Zack Burdi already was charting a career path toward professional baseball while he was still in hi ...
    June 14, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • 'Ernie & Me:' Longtime DuPage County resident reflects on Chicago Cubs fandom in new memoir

    Through good times and bad, sports fans have typically had one true ally in their ups and downs – each another.
    June 14, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • DuPage County to offer latex paint recycling

    WOODRIDGE – DuPage County will offer a latex paint recycling program at its Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility.
    June 14, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Downers Grove Suburban Life wins award for state's best large weekly

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove Suburban Life took home a number of honors June 10 at the annual Illinois Press Association awards ceremony in Springfie ...
    June 13, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • Downers Grove Kiwanis Club seeking new members

    DOWNERS GROVE – The local Kiwanis Club is seeking new members to provide additional community service at a new membership open house June 16, accordin ...
    June 13, 2016 - 8:00 am
  • High school softball: Downers Grove South rebounds for win in third place game

    PEORIA – Downers Grove South’s softball team had a slugging finish to its season in the Class 4A third-place game on June 11.
    June 12, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • High school softball: Downers Grove South to play for third place after semifinal loss

    PEORIA – Downers Grove South's softball team will have to readjust its goal heading into the final game of the season.
    June 10, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Downers Grove Park District launches box subscription service

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Park District recently unveiled a new box subscription service to encourage residents to visit its various attractio ...
    June 10, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Downers Grove South grad Zack Burdi picked by White Sox in MLB Draft

    As a hard-throwing pitcher at Downers Grove South, Zack Burdi was already charting a career path towards professional baseball while he was still in h ...
    June 12, 2016 - 7:31 am
  • Former Notre Dame swimmer to talk about recovery, faith at Benedictine University

    LISLE – Former Notre Dame swimmer turned author Haley Scott DeMaria will visit Benedictine University on June 15 to speak about her recovery from para ...
    June 10, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Downers Grove South track stars get pups named after them

    DOWNERS GROVE – A trio of Downers Grove South High School track stars now share names with three puppies at a local rescue organization, according to ...
    June 10, 2016 - 7:44 am
  • 4 file, 2 challenged for DuPage County Democrat ballot positions

    Two of the four Democrats slated to fill vacant spaces on the DuPage County ballot will be challenged by the DuPage Election Commission.
    June 10, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • High school baseball and softball: Downers Grove South, Montini, Lemont effected by state semifinal schedule changes

    The first major heat wave of the year will impact the high school baseball and softball teams competing in the state finals this weekend.
    June 9, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • DuPagePads planning career fair for public and homeless clients alike

    Although DuPage County has one of the lowest jobless rates in the state, many still struggle with under-employment and unemployment.
    June 9, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • True Blue painters give Lisle vet's home new coat

    LISLE –  A longtime local painting business recently said thank you to an area vet with a new coat of paint for his Lisle home.
    June 9, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for June 8

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    June 8, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • High school boys volleyball: Downers Grove South primed for success next year

    DOWNERS GROVE – The start wasn’t what Shawn Tischler and his Downers Grove South volleyball teammates were hoping for.
    June 7, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • High school softball: Spotlight on Downers Grove North's future after season-ending loss

    PLAINFIELD – A fight to the finish in the sectional semifinals could foretell a strong 2017 for Downers Grove North’s softball team.
    June 7, 2016 - 2:24 pm
  • Police: Man wounded in Woodridge shooting

    WOODRIDGE – A man was wounded in a shooting during the evening of June 6, according to the Woodridge Police Department.
    June 7, 2016 - 1:44 pm
  • High school softball: Downers Grove South gets over hump, headed to state finals (with video)

    LISLE – It was now or never for Nicole Bowman and her Downers Grove South softball teammates. Now s ...
    June 7, 2016 - 12:34 pm
  • Downers Grove South softball punches ticket to state semifinals with supersectional win: 12 photos

    Downers Grove South defeated Sandburg in the Class 4A supersectional softball game Monday at Benedictine University in Lisle.
    June 8, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Downers Grove high schools celebrate opening of Memorial Peace Gardens

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove North and South high schools both took time to celebrate the lives and sacrifices of alumni who were killed serving thei ...
    June 7, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Blind customers turned away by McDonald's, lawsuit claims

    OAK BROOK – A blind man from Louisiana recently filed a class action lawsuit against McDonald's Corporation for not providing drive-thru accommodation ...
    June 7, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Downers Grove Park District begins 2016 summer concert series at Fishel Park

    DOWNERS GROVE – Those looking to enjoy some live music and a nice evening outdoors need look no further than the annual Downers Grove Park District Su ...
    June 6, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • High school softball: Downers Grove South overcomes deficit for big win in sectional championship game

    PLAINFIELD – Neither bad weather nor deficits in each sectional game could rain on Downers Grove South’s third softball sectional title in four years.
    June 7, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • After Hours Film Society to hold 'Monty Python & The Holy Grail' fundraiser

    DOWNERS GROVE – The After Hours Film Society will hold a special quote-along/sing-along version of the classic comedy "Monty Python & The Holy Grail" ...
    June 6, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Downers Grove's First Congregational Church celebrates 150th anniversary

    DOWNERS GROVE – The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Downers Grove will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a special free concert in ...
    June 4, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • High school girls softball: Downers Grove South tops Downers Grove North, moves on to sectional championship game

    PLAINFIELD – Caroline Hedgcock’s award-winning morning turned into an even better afternoon.Hours af ...
    June 4, 2016 - 7:40 am
  • Downers Grove students receive Evans caddy scholarships

    DOWNERS GROVE – Three local students and golf caddies were recently awarded a full housing and tuition scholarship, according to a news release from t ...
    June 3, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • DuPage County sales tax drops after Water Commission moves towards autonomy

    DuPage County residents will enjoy a drop in their sales taxes starting June 1 after the DuPage Water Commission has officially moved into revenue aut ...
    June 6, 2016 - 7:38 am
  • Rauner calls for new funding formula for school districts

    ITASCA – Gov. Bruce Rauner said he is appalled Illinois ranks last among states for state share of school funding.
    June 3, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • Downers Grove District 58 teachers, parents meet over curriculum issues

    DOWNERS GROVE – Parents and concerned residents met recently with teachers from Downers Grove District 58 to talk about a “crisis” in one of the most ...
    June 2, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Redhouse Bar & Grill a welcome newcomer in Downers Grove: Mystery Diner

    DOWNERS GROVE – The name on the outside says Redhouse Bar & Grill, and the way my companion and I were treated on a recent dinner excursion was nothin ...
    June 7, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • DuPage Animal Care and Crontrol reopens after renovation

    WHEATON – The barks, meows, chirps and growls echoing throughout the DuPage Animal Care and Control facility may now sound a little bit more content a ...
    June 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school softball: Downers Grove South seniors win regional title on home field, Downers Grove North takes regional in shutout

    DOWNERS GROVE – Megan LoBianco made her final game on Downers Grove South’s softball field a memorable one.
    June 1, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • DuPage County partners with local groups for river and stream preservation

    ADDISON – DuPage County will have a new intergovernmental force to help enhance and preserve the quality of streams and rivers throughout the area, ac ...
    June 1, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Police reports: Downers Grove for June 1

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    June 1, 2016 - 11:14 am
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