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  • New Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn president has deep roots in organization

    GLEN ELLYN – The new president of the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn has deep roots in the organization.S ...
    July 29, 2016 - 2:11 pm
  • New COD president stresses transparency in report to Board of Trustees

    In her first report to the College of DuPage Board of Trustees, new COD President Ann Rondeau said she plans to be as open and transparent as she can ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Sunshine Dance Project to move into bigger Glen Ellyn space

    GLEN ELLYN – The Sunshine Dance Project Studio has been given the green light to move into a bigger space in downtown Glen Ellyn.
    July 28, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • DuPage Chief Judge accepting applications to fill associate judge vacancy

    Local attorneys can now apply to fill a vacancy for the office of associate judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court in DuPage County, according to a ...
    July 28, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn and Wheaton for July 28

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    July 28, 2016 - 12:42 pm
  • High school football: Summer the unofficial start of season for Glenbard South, Wheaton North, Wheaton Warrenville South

    Friday, Aug. 26, will be the first time most fans get a look at the high school football teams they root for.
    July 28, 2016 - 7:11 pm
  • DuPage County Fair offers entertainment for whole family

    WHEATON – From carnival rides to music acts to pig races, the DuPage County Fair promises to provide fun for the whole family.
    July 27, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn Park District tax bills to shrink

    GLEN ELLYN – Glen Ellyn residents are expected to pay less to the Park District as a result of the decision of its Board of Commissioners to allow deb ...
    July 27, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Letter: Cut back vegetation at Lake Ellyn

    To the Editor:This is to the Glen Ellyn Park District. In my 40-plus years in Glen Ellyn there have ...
    July 28, 2016 - 7:21 am
  • Grace Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn holds special summer services

    GLEN ELLYN – Grace Lutheran Church, 493 Forest Ave., Glen Ellyn, is offering two opportunities to worship each week this summer.
    July 26, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn Public Library exhibit highlights history of American backyard

    GLEN ELLYN – The community can explore the evolution of the American backyard at the "Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard" exhibit ...
    July 25, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: July 11-17, 2016

    Stop over-mulching treesPeople of Western Spring, please stop over-mulching the poor trees. It’s hur ...
    July 26, 2016 - 7:28 am
  • DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau holding workshops on future of tourism

    The DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold three public input workshops to aid in the development of a strategic plan for the future of the l ...
    July 25, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • Larson: Equity in AP is needed to adapt to changing economy

    The erosion of the middle class and the premium our economy places on highly skilled workers has placed a new mandate on public schools. First, school ...
    July 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Wheaton NHL player joins DuPage Animal Care and Control for Clear the Shelters event

    DuPage County Animal Care and Control will host a Clear the Shelters adoption event July 23 with the help of a Wheaton native turned NHL player, accor ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn and Wheaton for July 21

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    July 21, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • DuPage, Cook counties under excessive heat warning

    DuPage and Cook counties are among many under an excessive heat warning today, facing heat index values as high as 115 degrees, according to the Natio ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:40 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Summer season lays foundation for area teams

    Tipoff for the high school boys basketball season is still months away.  Preseason practices won’t ...
    July 22, 2016 - 6:15 pm
  • DuPagePads receives DuPage Foundation grants

    Homeless nonprofit DuPagePads was one of 30 organizations that received grants June 22 during the DuPage Foundation's Spring Grant Awards Breakfast, a ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • New Glen Ellyn theater company to present first production

    GLEN ELLYN – Jared Titus and Stephanie Hansen want to introduce youngsters and teens to the bright lights of the theatrical world.
    July 21, 2016 - 5:42 pm
  • Goal achieved as Glen Ellyn resident Bailey Perez top-3 at national gymnastics meet

    Recent Glenbard West graduate Bailey Perez still is years from challenging for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in men’s artistic gymnastics.
    July 21, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • DuPage County forest preserve commissioner wants to garner support, funds for McKee House

    Forest Preserve District of DuPage County commissioner Tim Whelan wants to build support – and funds – for preserving the McKee House in the Churchill ...
    July 20, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • DuPage Unity in Diversity Memorial celebrates lives of slain Dallas officers

    LISLE – People from all backgrounds and walks of life gathered July 16 to celebrate diversity and the five police officers who were killed in Dallas, ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • DuPage County elections: One Democrat stays, one leaves ballot after challenge

    One local Democrat was recently kicked off the November ballot while another stood up to a challenge in front of the DuPage County Election Commission ...
    July 20, 2016 - 7:15 am
  • Lake Ellyn Boathouse restoration wrapping up

    GLEN ELLYN – Glen Ellyn Lions Club member Rachel Wincenciak beamed with excitement as she toured the newly restored Lake Ellyn Boathouse on July 12.
    July 20, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • DuPage County State’s Attorney launches military option for first-time offenders

    WHEATON – A new DuPage County initiative offers non violent first time offenders an opportunity to serve in the military to keep a conviction from bei ...
    July 19, 2016 - 7:23 am
  • Future of McKee House remains unclear

    There are new efforts to preserve the McKee House in the Churchill Woods Forest Preserve even as Forest Preserve District of DuPage County staff have ...
    July 20, 2016 - 7:13 am
  • Bicyclists to race around Lake Ellyn as part of Tour of Glen Ellyn

    GLEN ELLYN – Hundreds of cyclists are set to test their skills July 16 during the fast-paced Packey Webb Ford Tour of Glen Ellyn presented by Intent C ...
    July 18, 2016 - 9:18 am
  • Hill Avenue bridge reconstruction to begin week of July 18

    Starting the week of July 18, the Hill Avenue bridge over the East Branch of the DuPage River will be closed as part of a reconstruction project.
    July 16, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • Pictures of the week July 8-14: 5 photos

    Check out some of the best shots by our photographers this week. ...
    July 15, 2016 - 7:47 am
  • Jazz Up Glen Ellyn puts focus on music

    GLEN ELLYN – Those who come to hear The Sonic Poets perform July 16 as part of the Jazz Up Glen Ellyn festival will discover the Chicago jazz band has ...
    July 18, 2016 - 9:17 am
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn and Wheaton for July 14

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    July 14, 2016 - 3:32 pm
  • Glen Ellyn chamber honors Mike Formento

    GLEN ELLYN – Outgoing Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mike Formento choked back tears as he thanked those who attended a gathering i ...
    July 14, 2016 - 7:09 am
  • DuPage County board, sheriff begin FY2017 budget talks 1 year after public fight

    The DuPage County board and Sheriff have begun their annual budget talks, and both sides are hoping it goes smoother than last year.
    July 14, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve to host Special Needs Adventure Day

    WARRENVILLE – Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will lead Special Needs Adventure Day on July 15.
    July 13, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • Glenbard Wastewater Authority receives awards

    The Glenbard Wastewater Authority recently received two distinguishable awards for its efforts during the 2015 calendar year.
    July 11, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn website offers development updates

    GLEN ELLYN – Residents now have an interactive way of discovering current development projects in Glen Ellyn at the village's website, glenellyn.org.
    July 11, 2016 - 1:04 pm
  • Glen Ellyn's Main Street Pub tempts with elevated burgers, appetizers: Mystery Diner

    GLEN ELLYN – Although Main Street Pub in downtown Glen Ellyn is still relatively new to the village's restaurant scene – it opened in November 2015 – ...
    July 10, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Ice cream social spotlights former Glen Ellyn businessman's house

    GLEN ELLYN – A house built in 1900 for prominent Glen Ellyn businessman Leroy Newton will be on display as part of an ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m ...
    July 11, 2016 - 1:06 pm
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn and Wheaton for July 7

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    July 7, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Glenbard District 87 board approves incentive agreement for Mariano's development

    Glenbard Township High School District 87 Board of Education members recently approved a 10-year incentive agreement that will help bring a Mariano's ...
    July 8, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • DuPage County Stormwater Management releases residential flood-proofing guidebook

    DuPage County Stormwater Management has released a flood-proofing guidebook intended to help homeowners resolve common localized flooding issues, acco ...
    July 10, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve photo contest kicks off July 10

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will begin its "Take 5 Photo Contest" July 10, according to a news release from the district.
    July 6, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn, Wheaton celebrate Independence Day: 13 photos

    Glen Ellyn and Wheaton celebrated the Fourth of July with parades and other activities.The towns' Fo ...
    July 6, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • High school softball: Suburban Life softball teams, players among state's best

    The western suburbs of Chicago have always been home to some of the best softball players in the state, and the 2016 was no different.
    July 6, 2016 - 5:13 pm
  • Glen Ellyn makes history as police station breaks ground

    GLEN ELLYN – In helping break ground July 5 for the village's new police station, Glen Ellyn Deputy Police Chief Robert Acton described the moment as ...
    July 11, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • Morton Arboretum launches 5-year, $63 million capital campaign

    The Morton Arboretum has launched a five-year, $63-million capital improvement campaign aimed at expanding its work and improving core facilities, acc ...
    July 7, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Glen Ellyn native writes about pet's support

    GLEN ELLYN – Glen Ellyn native Janet Sutherland is thankful for the help her pet corgi provided her after she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm in 20 ...
    July 5, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Attorney General: beware of scammers preying on storm-damaged homes, businesses

    ELMHURST – After severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on June 22, Attorney General Lisa Madigan warned residents in impacted areas to be alert for scamm ...
    July 5, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Downers Grove South's Caroline Hedgcock caps stellar career with best season yet

    DOWNERS GROVE – On the softball diamond, Caroline Hedgcock throws hard and she hits hard. Off the f ...
    July 8, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Glenbard students to receive iPads

    The 2016-17 school year marks the first year all Glenbard Township High School District 87 students will use an iPad for coursework.
    July 5, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn construction projects underway

    GLEN ELLYN – Several major construction projects are continuing in 2016 in Glen Ellyn.The crosswalk ...
    July 5, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Pinkney: Addison Children’s Center Addressing Early Learning Needs

    Meeting and anticipating residents’ needs is essential for communities to prosper. Some of Addison’s youngest residents are being prepared for success ...
    July 5, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • DuPage Election Commission recruiting judges for November election

    The DuPage Election Commission is recruiting judges to work the Nov. 8 General Election, according to a news release from the county.
    July 5, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Bussey: Glen Ellyn is community of readers

    The Glen Ellyn community loves to read.And while loving to read may not be unique to Glen Ellyn, wha ...
    July 1, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Letter: One impressive rescue and one failure

    To the editor:As we speak there is a rescue flight being staged to fly to the South Pole to assist a ...
    July 1, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • 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 ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:18 am
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