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  • College of DuPage appointment in hands of Illinois Community College Board chairman

    The man in charge of filling the vacancy on the College of DuPage Board of Trustees said he is "disappointed" the board couldn't fill the vacancy on i ...
    NEW: Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • College of DuPage plans free truck driving sessions at Addison Center

    ADDISON – College of DuPage will offer four free advising sessions in Addison, covering information about the college’s Commercial Driver’s License pr ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 7:58 pm
  • Lake Ellyn Boathouse project remains on schedule

    GLEN ELLYN – As restoration of the Lake Ellyn Boathouse in Glen Ellyn continues, the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has decided to in ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • DuPage Airport Authority files suit seeking to acquire Pheasant Run

    ST. CHARLES –  The future of Pheasant Run Resort has been called into question as the DuPage Airport Authority recently filed a lawsuit seeking acquis ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Glenbard West's Sam Noland finds niche on defense

    GLEN ELLYN – A growth spurt helped Sam Noland become the player he is today.The Glenbard West senior ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Enza takes Italian for a spin

    GLEN ELLYN – When we visited Enza Sicilian Osteria, a new addition to the Italian dining scene in Glen Ellyn, we took a liking to the kitchen’s invent ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • Chorus of DuPage adds phone option to singing valentines

    Quartets from the Chorus of DuPage once again will fill offices, homes, colleges, hospitals, businesses and restaurants with the sound of four-part ha ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • College of DuPage board meeting to fill vacancy canceled

    A Feb. 11 meeting for College of DuPage trustees to select someone to fill a vacancy on their board has been canceled because of a lack of a quorum.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 1:56 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner to Democrats: Work with me or pass tax hike

    SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Bruce Rauner on the evening of Feb. 9 closed out a tour of speeches to civic groups around the state with an often-repeated messag ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn Park District board continues state lobbying group discussions

    GLEN ELLYN – The Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners continues to talk about whether it should leave the Illinois Association of Park Dist ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 7:54 am
  • Official: Illinois state museum could reopen in weeks

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Museum could reopen in a matter of weeks if the General Assembly approves changes sought by Gov. Bruce Rauner, accord ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Mazzochi calls special College of DuPage Board of Trustees meeting to fill vacancy

    College of DuPage trustees have one final chance to select someone to fill a vacancy on their board.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • District 89 board selects new superintendent

    GLEN ELLYN – Emily Tammaru, assistant superintendent for learning at Community Consolidated School District 89, will become the district's new superin ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • Young's Appliances in Glen Ellyn celebrates 85th anniversary

    GLEN ELLYN – Don't tell Young's Appliances President Doug Samuels that his business is 85 years old.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Formento: Glen Ellyn chamber seeks nominations for Community Awards

    The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce and the Village Fair Committee have joined together to present the annual Community Awards. These awards are the mo ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Metra BNSF line derails near Naperville station, no injuries reported

    NAPERVILLE – Metra has not yet determined whether the BNSF line derailment that caused delays during the Feb. 8 morning commute will affect afternoon ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Glen Ellyn named 'Green Power Community'

    GLEN ELLYN – The village of Glen Ellyn has been designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a "Green Power Community."
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Chicago Public School takeover plan lives

    SPRINGFIELD — When the time comes, suburban and downstate Democrats will join him in his effort to have the state take control of Chicago’s debt-strap ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • High school basketball: 3 games to watch on Feb. 5

    The postseason is already visible on the horizon for girls basketball teams, while conference races for boys teams are getting down to the nitty-gritt ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • DuPage Federation marks 20th anniversary

    LOMBARD – The DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform recently hosted its 20th anniversary celebration.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • High school wrestling: Glenbard South, Glenbard West wrestlers gear up for postseason

    After months of training and making weight, wrestlers are preparing to start on the path to the state finals. Here’s the outlook for wrestlers from Gl ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • Glen Ellyn Park District board extends contract of executive director

    GLEN ELLYN – Dave Harris will continue to be the executive director of the Glen Ellyn Park District for the next three years.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • Glenbard West grad dedicated life to helping others

    GLEN ELLYN – Andrew Garwood dedicated his life to helping other people, even as he was battling brain cancer.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Glenbard South girls get better of IC

    Glenbard South’s girls basketball team edged IC Catholic 44-39 in a Metro Suburban West game Jan. 28 but fell 48-42 against Lemont on Jan. 30.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn for Feb. 4

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Glen Ellyn Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces plan for private-public partnership for I-55 widening

    Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Feb. 4 a plan to add managed lanes to Interstate 55 through a private-public partnership.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • Illinois Comptroller: State debt spiraling

    SPRINGFIELD — Unless something changes soon, Illinois is heading $6.2 billion deeper into debt and taxpayers will remain on the hook, state Comptrolle ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • High school boys basketball: Glenbard West survives physical battle against Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – There was no buzzer beater needed this time.The first meeting this season between th ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • College of DuPage board sees first quorum since November

    For the first time since November 2015, the College of DuPage Board of Trustees had a quorum at its Feb. 3 meeting to conduct college business.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • Wheaton resident, Glen Ellyn trainer talks $10,000 'Broken Skull' chance

    A local trainer recently got his shot at physical stardom, though he fell a few feet short of $10,000.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:59 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois can save $500M on purchases

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Feb. 2 urged a streamlining of procurement, or the way the state buys goods and services, saying it could save the ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Challenges keep coming for Glenbard West

    GLEN ELLYN – Alex Passi and his Glenbard West basketball teammates seemingly breezed through the first half of the season.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • College of DuPage to pay taxes on wrongly expensed meals at Waterleaf restaurant

    The College of DuPage has agreed to pay taxes to the Internal Revenue Service for meals that were wrongly expensed at the college's Waterleaf restaura ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • College of DuPage to create task force to address Higher Learning Commission concerns

    College of DuPage acting interim President Joseph Collins is creating a task force to address the issues raised by the Higher Learning Commission when ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:54 pm
  • B.R. Ryall YMCA looks ahead to future after marking 50 years at Glen Ellyn site

    GLEN ELLYN – Over the years, longtime B.R. Ryall YMCA members Tippi and Benno Friedrich of Winfield have seen the facility greatly expand since it ope ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Woman charged with prostitution at Glen Ellyn spa

    GLEN ELLYN – A woman was charged with prostitution following a police investigation of Sun Spa Massage, 565 Roosevelt Road in Glen Ellyn.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • Illinois legislation aims to regulate cellphone surveillance

    SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers are moving to put some boundaries on police surveillance technology that can literally snatch the data from a person’s c ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Budget, higher education battles roll on

    SPRINGFIELD — Democratic lawmakers on Jan. 28 passed a measure they said will help university students and community colleges despite the lack of a bu ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • College of DuPage trustees call for special meeting to end boycott

    In yet another twist in the standoff between the two factions on the College of DuPage Board of Trustees, Dianne McGuire, Erin Birt and Joseph Wozniak ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Look inside the numbers of Wheaton North's win against Glenbard West

    WHEATON – March madness started early.Rowan McGowen's deep 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left swished t ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:07 am
  • College of DuPage trustees file lawsuit to gain access to records

    College of DuPage trustees Dianne McGuire, Erin Birt and Joseph Wozniak have filed a lawsuit against three of the college's law firms in an attempt to ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Chocolate shop proposed for downtown Glen Ellyn

    GLEN ELLYN – Elizabeth Mager plans to bring some sweetness to downtown Glen Ellyn.Mager wants to ope ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 3:01 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 3 games to watch this weekend

    Playoff seeding in Class 3A and 4A boys basketball is a little less than three weeks away (Feb. 18), and teams are jostling for position. 
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • College of DuPage board again left without quorum as deadline nears to fill vacancy

    Once again, the College of DuPage Board of Trustees could not conduct business at its Jan. 28 meeting because of a lack of a quorum.
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 9:33 am
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn for Jan. 28

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Glen Ellyn Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn to host Indoor Sidewalk Sale

    GLEN ELLYN – Several businesses will participate in the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn's Indoor Sidewalk Sale from 10 a.m. Jan. 29 to 4 p.m Jan. 30 a ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 6:14 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner softens tone but stays with agenda

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner hammered away Jan. 27 on the need for fundamental change in the way Illinois operates, while Democratic leaders blamed ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Illinois Treasurer to invest $220 million to spur tech jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will invest more than $220 million in emerging technology companies over the next three years, state Treasurer Michael Frerichs ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:56 pm
  • Letter: Customer service not a priority

    To the editor:According to the rules set forth by the health care insurance company, I was required ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Letter: Platform tennis vote a disappointment

    To the editor:This decision by the Glen Ellyn board regarding platform tennis might be above my pay ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • College of DuPage to hold special board meeting

    College of DuPage Board of Trustees Vice Chairwoman Deanne Mazzochi has called a special board meeting for Jan. 28, but it remains to be seen whether ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 9:26 am
  • Glen Ellyn District 41 Facilities Task Force updates board on efforts

    GLEN ELLYN – The Glen Ellyn School District 41 Facilities Task Force continues to look at the district's space needs.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 5:04 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Shooting struggles sink Glenbard South against West Chicago

    WEST CHICAGO – After three quarters of struggles, it appeared as if Billy Bair and his Glenbard South teammates had finally broken through.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • Illinois Democrats, Republicans to talk school aid, pensions

    SPRINGFIELD — State Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, dropped two big pieces of news Jan. 25:
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Glenbard West takes first loss in stride

    HILLSIDE – Justin Pierce put on a one-man offensive show at Proviso West on Jan. 22, but his 29-point performance wasn’t quite enough.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Glen Ellyn District 41 board to start meetings earlier

    GLEN ELLYN – The Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education has decided to begin its meetings a half hour earlier to help prevent them from goin ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 7:42 am
  • Mayo to leave Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners

    GLEN ELLYN – Glen Ellyn Park District commissioner Gary Mayo has announced he intends to move outside the district's boundaries within the next few mo ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • DuPage County experts express cautious optimism at Suburban Life economic forecast

    Business and community leaders from around DuPage County believe there is reason to be optimistic – and cautious – in 2016 when it comes to local econ ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Microbrewery eyes former Schmid store in Glen Ellyn

    GLEN ELLYN – The former Schmid Gifts and More store in downtown Glen Ellyn may soon house a microbrewery and restaurant.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 3:38 pm
  • Illinois continues to shed jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — December’s employment numbers show Illinois is continuing to lose jobs.“For the first ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard West's Sam Brodner picks Wisconsin

    GLEN ELLYN – Sam Brodner traded in Tennessee for Wisconsin.At one time a Vanderbilt football recruit ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • Craft brew event to benefit DuPage County's Sensory Garden

    Celebrating craft beer, Arrowhead Golf Club will present Straight from the Tap from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 30 in Wheaton.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Glenbard Parent Series to discuss decision-making in adolescents

    The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present "Age of Opportunity: The New Science of Adolescence" with Laurence Steinberg on J ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • GOP seeks state control of Chicago schools

    SPRINGFIELD — Republicans on Jan. 20 announced a plan to put the financially floundering Chicago Public Schools system under state control and open th ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Glen Ellyn native to discuss arctic expeditions

    GLEN ELLYN – Glen Ellyn native John Huston always wanted to be an explorer.Huston will talk about hi ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 8:16 pm
  • Niece of 'Downton Abbey' creator to speak at College of DuPage

    GLEN ELLYN – As the niece of "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes, Jessica Fellowes has more than a passing interest in the popular television seri ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • College of DuPage trustee claims effort afoot to reinstate Breuder

    GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage trustee Frank Napolitano claims trustee Dianne McGuire wants to become board chairwoman so she can overturn the firings ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 7:55 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Four games to watch Jan. 22 and 23

    The thick of the conference schedule is keeping boys basketball teams plenty busy, and there are several games worth watching on Jan. 22 and 23.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:33 pm
  • Passion for the job doesn't fade for longtime Hadley Junior High School art teacher

    GLEN ELLYN – As a wide-eyed new teacher at Hadley Junior High School, Frank Tomaszkiewicz didn't know quite what to expect when he arrived at the scho ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • College of DuPage interim president, board vice chairwoman butt heads at meeting

    GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage acting interim President Joseph Collins got into a testy exchange with Board of Trustees Vice Chairwoman Deanne Mazzoch ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn for Jan. 21

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Glen Ellyn Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Letter: Party stoops to undemocratic tactics

    To the editor:First, I need to admit that I am a new “acting” Democratic Committeeman for a Glen Ell ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 1:04 pm
  • Prep sports roundup: Glenbard West wrestlers win big ahead of fundraising night

    Glenbard West’s wrestling team continued its stellar season with a 59-12 win against Fenton on Jan. 16.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • Glen Ellyn hires communications coordinator

    GLEN ELLYN – The village of Glen Ellyn has named Megan Plahm its communications coordinator.More tha ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 6:15 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Late surge lifts Glenbard South against ACC

    GLEN ELLYN – Sarah Cohen made only one basket Jan. 19, but it was an important one.The sophomore gua ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 2:06 pm
  • Glen Ellyn officials discuss needs of Volunteer Fire Company

    GLEN ELLYN – Village officials are taking another look at the capital and funding needs of the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 7:42 am
  • Illinois Community College Board waits to make College of DuPage trustee appointment

    Illinois Community College Board Chairman Lazaro Lopez is not yet ready to appoint a trustee to fill a vacancy on the College of DuPage Board of Trust ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 2:33 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Justin Pierce buzzer-beater makes Glenbard West a winner

    GLEN ELLYN – Justin Pierce missed on his first two attempts to be the hero.The Glenbard West senior ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:42 am
  • DuPage County State's Attorney's Office may take action against College of DuPage trustees

    The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office is looking at whether it can force College of DuPage trustees Dianne McGuire, Erin Birt and Joseph Wozniak ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Mazzochi: What is happening at the College of DuPage?

    Once again, the College of DuPage is in the news not for its positives, but board disagreements. It is critical for the public to know the current sta ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 5:43 pm
  • Glen Ellyn trustees favor keeping Taste of Glen Ellyn at current location

    GLEN ELLYN – It appears the Taste of Glen Ellyn will be staying at its current location – at least for now.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • All Things Delivered brings groceries, more to Wheaton, Glen Ellyn customers

    In an increasingly digital age, more and more things are becoming available online at an increasingly fast pace.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:57 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner asks for impasse ruling

    SPRINGFIELD — Is Illinois headed toward a state workers strike?That’s the question in Springfield, w ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Glen Crest Middle School students learn how to make stop-motion animation videos

    Glen Crest Middle School eighth-grader Ethan Doman of Glen Ellyn carefully puts the Iron Man-type character in place as he prepares to shoot another f ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:42 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Justin Pierce buzzer-beater lifts Glenbard West against Downers Grove North (with video)

    GLEN ELLYN – It wasn't Justin Pierce's best game of the season, not by a long shot. But when he was ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Metra bans hoverboards due to safety concerns

    CHICAGO – Metra announced that hoverboards will no longer be permitted onboard its trains due to concerns over potential fire hazards.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 6:55 pm
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn for Jan 14

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Glen Ellyn Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • High school boys and girls basketball: Downers Grove North vs.Glenbard West boys tipoff in West Suburban Silver

    The three-day Martin Luther King Junior holiday weekend will keep boys and girls basketball teams plenty busy. Between conference games and Martin Lut ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • College of DuPage trustees McGuire, Birt call for new trustee to be appointed

    In another twist to the ongoing standoff between the two factions on the College of DuPage Board of Trustees, trustees Dianne McGuire and Erin Birt ha ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • 'Alive Inside' film to reveal music's effects on dementia, brain injury

    A free screening of “Alive Inside,” a documentary about how music affects the minds of people with dementia, will be shown at 2 p.m. Jan. 23.
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn District 41 Facilities Task Force continues to study district's space needs

    GLEN ELLYN – The District 41 Facilities Task Force needs more time to look at the Glen Ellyn district's space needs before it makes a presentation to ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Prep sports roundup: Glenbard West wrestlers knock off top team

    Glenbard West’s wrestling team enjoyed two big highlights in three days.First was a 36-18 win agains ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 3:01 pm
  • Former Elmhurst Mayor Pete DiCianni running unopposed for Republican primary

    ELMHURST – Former Elmhurst Mayor Pete DiCianni will run unopposed in the March 15 Republican primary in the 8th Congressional District after officials ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Glenbard West ready for tough tests to come

    GLEN ELLYN – Winning a basketball game in Oak Park-River Forest’s field house is no easy task.Glenba ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • High school boys basketball: Glenbard South struggles in key conference clash against Riverside Brookfield

    RIVERSIDE – Glenbard South’s boys basketball team entered its touted showdown with Riverside Brookfield poised to make a statement. 
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Future in fine form at Glenbard South tops St. Francis

    GLEN ELLYN – The season-ending injury to senior point guard Payton Carli has forced Glenbard South’s young girls basketball players to look to the fut ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 1:31 pm
  • Glen Ellyn bicyclist injured after being hit by van in Glendale Heights

    A 29-year-old Glen Ellyn bicyclist was treated at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for severe injuries Jan. 12 after he was hit by a van on No ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • State, AFSCME talks break down

    SPRINGFIELD — Talks between Gov. Rauner’s administration and the state’s largest public-sector employee union broke down Jan. 8.
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn Park District board rejects expansion of platform tennis

    GLEN ELLYN – The Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners has rejected a proposal from the Glen Ellyn Platform Tennis Club asking the district ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • College of DuPage trustees renew battle over agendas

    College of DuPage trustees continue to battle over agendas.COD Board of Trustees Vice Chairwoman Dea ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 11:37 am
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