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  • 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
  • College of DuPage returns to normalcy after bomb hoax

    Students and faculty are back in class after the College of DuPage received a bomb threat this week that officials have since determined to be a hoax.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Critic’s Choice: ‘Watson Intelligence’ funny and absorbing

    CHICAGO – A revised version of Madeline George’s clever, amusing 2014 hit play, “The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence,” has taken to the Thea ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Police Reports: Downers Grove for Oct. 7

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • Downers Grove presents balanced budget with property tax increase

    DOWNERS GROVE – The village of Downers Grove is proposing a balanced budget for the 2016 fiscal year, according to documents released by village offic ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • 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
  • Face Time with Andy Van Acker

    Elburn resident Andy Van Acker, 49, was at a St. Charles garage sale when he answered eight questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Campton Hills trustees question process for proposed addiction treatment center

    CAMPTON HILLS – Village trustees abruptly tabled discussion Tuesday about their opposition to a proposed drug and alcohol treatment center for a forme ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Plainfield gets clean bill of financial health in 2014-15 audit

    PLAINFIELD – In 2007, the village of Plainfield’s capital account was in a $12 million hole.Eight ye ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Budget impasse puts Will County 911 services in jeopardy

    JOLIET – Emergency 911 services for Will County residents may be in jeopardy because of the ongoing politically charged budget standoff in Springfield ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Joliet council sides with homeowners against trucks

    JOLIET – The Joliet City Council this week sided with homeowners in blocking a truck terminal at the Spencer Road Industrial Park.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Lincoln-Way D-210 performance audit requested by state lawmaker

    NEW LENOX – A state representative has filed legislation asking the Illinois Auditor General to conduct a performance audit that would include a revie ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Joliet Junior College board trustees welcome new members

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees became full again Tuesday.Trustees voted to hav ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Work on Jefferson Street bridge in downtown Joliet will continue in the spring

    JOLIET – The Jefferson Street bridge will have to be shut down again in the spring to finish a paint job that was started in July, Joliet Public Works ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Two local attorneys face discipline

    Geneva attorney Peter O. Muldoon and St. Charles attorney Laurel S. Hickman were among 36 recently suspended by the Illinois Attorney Registration and ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:44 pm
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