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  • Glen Ellyn Park District commissioner Jay Kinzler announces congressional run

    GLEN ELLYN – Citing the need for change, Glen Ellyn Park District commissioner Jay Kinzler is running against U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, in th ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Crowd welcomes home Glenbard West state champions

    GLEN ELLYN – Boisterous cheering filled Biester Gym on Nov. 28 as the Glenbard West High School community welcomed home its Class 7A state football ch ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Glenbard West breaks through for Class 7A state football title: 19 photos

    All hail the Hilltoppers! Glenbard West is the Class 7A state football champion after defeating Libertyville, 34-28, in the title game.
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Glen Ellyn businesses to participate in Small Business Saturday

    GLEN ELLYN – As the executive director of the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn, Carol White tries to get people to shop locally every day.
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 7:48 am
  • Sierra Club's River Prairie Group to host polar explorer in Glen Ellyn

    GLEN ELLYN – The River Prairie Group of the Sierra Club will host "Climate Change in the Arctic: A Polar Explorer's Perspective" at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at t ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Boys basketball: Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, West Chicago teams set for tipoff

    Basketball is a numbers game: Points per game, field goal percentage and total rebounds can all tell the story of a team. With the season about to tip ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:02 am
  • Bottle & Bottega in Glen Ellyn to celebrate Weekend of Giving

    GLEN ELLYN – During Bottle & Bottega’s upcoming Weekend of Giving, the art and wine studio at 498 Crescent Blvd. in downtown Glen Ellyn has partnered ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Letter: Health care act fails to live up to promises

    To the Editor:Almost six years since its inception, the grand experiment known as the Affordable Car ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Glen Ellyn's Holiday Walk to usher in holiday season

    GLEN ELLYN – Thousands of people are expected to fill downtown Glen Ellyn on Nov. 27 to usher in the holiday season at the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Comme ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:50 pm
  • Glenbard District 87 approves levy that could mean small increase in taxes

    GLEN ELLYN – Residents could see a slight increase in their taxes to Glenbard Township High School District 87 next year.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 3:06 pm
  • Task force drafting downsizing plan

    SPRINGFIELD – A task force aimed at the Illinois local government glut began shaping its report to the governor and legislature Nov. 19 as members app ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Rauner reaches labor deals, still in fight with AFSCME

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 18 announced it has reached new four-year deals with several trade unions, as well as with Se ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Willowbrook Wildlife Center on target to see close to 9,000 animals this year

    GLEN ELLYN – Willowbrook Wildlife Center staff veterinarian Jen Nevis was recently examining a male opossum that was brought to the center a few month ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • College of DuPage trustees criticize fellow member for writing response to Higher Learning Commission's report

    GLEN ELLYN – Members of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees took fellow trustee Dianne McGuire to task Nov. 19 after she wrote her own response to ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 3:40 pm
  • College of DuPage trustees approve firm to search for new president

    GLEN ELLYN – After a contentious debate, the College of DuPage Board of Trustees voted 4-2 Nov. 19 to hire an executive search firm to help the board ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • High school football: Brodner, Glenbard West run over Cary-Grove

    After suffering through a heartbreaking loss in the Class 8A semifinals last year, the Glenbard West senior class was determined to make it to the sta ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: State to suspend accepting Syrian refugees

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Nov. 16 announced Illinois is putting a hold on  accepting any new refugees from Syria.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Chicago argues its pension deal unlike failed state law

    SPRINGFIELD — Lawyers for Chicago and two of its struggling pension funds on Nov. 17 argued the city’s effort to shore up those funds is legal because ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn event to benefit park district scholarship program

    GLEN ELLYN – Excitement is building for the first chocolate, cheese and wine tasting community event being co-sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Chamber of C ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Illinois state agency sues attorney general’s office

    SPRINGFIELD — One of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s department heads is suing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and asking the court to remove the attorney ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Up to 8 inches of snow predicted in DuPage and Cook counties

    The National Weather Service upgraded a winter storm watch to a warning early Nov. 20 ahead of a storm that meteorologists now say could drop up to 8 ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 7:10 am
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn for Nov. 19

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Glen Ellyn Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Glenbard South, West, Wheaton North, Wheaton Warrenville South set for tipoff

    Basketball is a numbers game: Points per game, field goal percentage and total rebounds can all tell the story of a team. With the season about to tip ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • Glen Ellyn explores increasing budget for proposed new police station

    GLEN ELLYN – Village trustees are weighing whether to increase the $12 million budget for a proposed new police station that would be built at Panfish ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • DuPage County food pantries prepare for holiday season

    The holidays are a time for giving of both time and riches. Suburban Life gathered a sampling of food pantries across DuPage County looking for food a ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 6:49 am
  • Muslim speakers preach peace in face of Paris attacks

    GLEN ELLYN – In light of the recent deadly attacks in Paris, Azam Akram wants the world to know the face of Islam is not the one portrayed by terroris ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard West flexes might against Knights, moves on to semifinals

    ROCKFORD – It takes execution in all three phases – offense, defense and special teams – to win a football game.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Army Corps of Engineers studies DuPage River for potential flood projects

    Long-suffering residents around the DuPage River may be getting some floodwater relief from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beginning in 2018.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • Glen Ellyn trustees study downtown overpass, underpass options

    GLEN ELLYN – Village trustees continue to discuss the possible construction of vehicular and pedestrian overpasses and underpasses as a way to improve ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Illinois House Dems, GOP still playing rough

    SPRINGFIELD — Three key votes in the Illinois House on Tuesday showed Democrats and Republicans still playing hardball politics and assessing blame.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Rauner reaches agreement with business and labor on unemployment insurance laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 9 said it had reached agreements with business and labor groups on changes to the state’s une ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Doyle: Give a Tuesday on #GivingTuesday

    Are you familiar with #GivingTuesday? You may want to circle this day – Tuesday, Dec. 1 – on your calendar.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Glenbard West makes statement at state finals

    NORMAL – Natalie Schilling and Kate Wagner were Glenbard West varsity girls volleyball teammates from the beginning.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • Glen Ellyn Historical Society to host holiday bazaar

    GLEN ELLYN – The Glen Ellyn Historical Society will host its third annual holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 20 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn for Nov. 12

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Glen Ellyn Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • Abraham Lincoln students 'fill the cubbies' for Glen Ellyn Food Pantry

    GLEN ELLYN – Abraham Lincoln Elementary School students collect more than 1,400 items to "fill the cubbies" as part of a drive led by the Abraham Linc ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • UPDATED: Glen Ellyn's Churchill Elementary School 'all clear' after bomb threat

    GLEN ELLYN – It is now safe for Churchill Elementary School students and staff to return to the Glen Ellyn school, after being evacuated this morning ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Glen Ellyn plan commissioners say McChesney & Miller project would revitalize downtown

    GLEN ELLYN – Plan Commission members believe a developer's proposal to raze the former McChesney & Miller grocery store at Crescent Boulevard and Pros ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 7:59 pm
  • College of DuPage responds to Higher Learning Commission report

    GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage officials have responded to the Higher Learning Commission report that threatened sanctions against the college in ligh ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 6:39 pm
  • Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn to host Ladies Night Out

    GLEN ELLYN – The Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn will hold its eighth annual Ladies Night Out from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 17.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn Food Pantry to distribute 600 Thanksgiving meals

    GLEN ELLYN – Last year, the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry worked to make sure that 23,000 people didn't go hungry.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • High school boys soccer: All-area Player of the Year Jonathan Burke backstops St. Francis to success

    WHEATON – Jonathan Burke was around for some lean years for St. Francis soccer.He also was a key to ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 6:38 pm
  • Glen Ellyn Public Library receives grant

    GLEN ELLYN – The Glen Ellyn Public Library was selected to receive $7,500 from the Association for L ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 5:47 pm
  • Author visits Glen Ellyn's Arbor View Elementary School

    GLEN ELLYN – Although award-winning children's author Dori Hillestad Butler wrote her first novel when she was in sixth grade, it took Butler much lon ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • High school cross country: Lindsey Payne's second place paces Glenbard West girls at state

    PEORIA – Glenbard West sophomore Lindsey Payne ran the fifth-fastest time ever at the girls cross country state meet on Nov. 7 in the Class 3A finals ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard West moves on to quarterfinals, Glenbard South falls in second round

    GLEN ELLYN – Mount Carmel’s storied football history is one that speaks for itself. The Caravan has ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Glen Ellyn Veterans Day ceremony displays support for veterans

    GLEN ELLYN – Even though the military operations that are still ongoing in Iraq and Afghanistan have faded from the headlines, retired Lt. Col. Eric P ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: With big win, Glenbard West state-bound

    ELMHURST – Natalie Schilling and Kate Wagner were key players when Glenbard West’s girls volleyball team came up just short of state in 2012.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: St. Francis fights back, clinches state tournament berth

    BOLINGBROOK – In the rare case where two defending state champion girls volleyball teams meet with a trip to state on the line, it would only be fair ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • McChesney & Miller proposal sees positive response from Glen Ellyn Architectural Review Commission

    GLEN ELLYN – Members of the village's Architectural Review Commission reacted favorably Nov. 10 to a developer's proposal to raze the former McChesney ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • National Weather Service: Strong winds, storms approaching Cook, DuPage counties

    ROMEOVILLE – Strong winds and thunderstorms could hit suburban Cook and DuPage counties during the Nov. 11 evening commute.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Lake Ellyn Boathouse restoration to continue as planned despite commissioner's concerns

    GLEN ELLYN – The restoration of the historic Lake Ellyn Boathouse in Glen Ellyn will move forward as designed, despite concerns voiced by a park board ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces deal on child care

    SPRINGFIELD —  Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office on Nov. 9 announced the Republican chief executive would loosen eligibility standards for the state’s child ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Battle over child care program heats up

    SPRINGFIELD – A battle between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats is shaping up as House Democrats attempt to undo cuts made by Ra ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Benet claims sectional title, falls short of state berth

    LA GRANGE – Tiffany Clark knew she and her Benet volleyball teammates were in for a battle.Facing Mo ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • Glen Ellyn to honor Veterans Day

    GLEN ELLYN – A Veterans Day ceremony will be from 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 11 at Glen Ellyn Fire Station #1, 524 Pennsylvania Ave. in downtown Glen Ellyn.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • College of DuPage, Elmhurst College create transfer program for philosophy students

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College and College of DuPage have partnered to give students the opportunity to earn an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in phi ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • HeARTfelt Create opens in downtown Glen Ellyn

    GLEN ELLYN – Lucy Dallman hopes that people walking into her heARTfelt Create studio and gallery will feel the desire to create.
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn for Nov. 5

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Glen Ellyn Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard West defense shuts down Mt. Carmel

    GLEN ELLYN – Glenbard West's defense left the usually potent Mt. Carmel option offense with few, or no, options as the Hilltoppers sent the Caravan pa ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • College of DuPage outlines progress after Higher Learning Commission report

    After public outcry and a harsh report from the Higher Learning Commission earlier this year, the College of DuPage administration and Board of Truste ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • Sleep Out Saturday to raise money for Bridge Communities

    GLEN ELLYN – Diderot Tchapda and his family would have been homeless if it were not for the efforts of Bridge Communities, a Glen Ellyn-based transiti ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • High school girls volleyball: St. Francis sweep sets up dream matchup

    AURORA – Teams generally lose their confidence when they’re going through a difficult time.Napervill ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • After Halloween, SCARCE recycles pumpkins into compost

    GLEN ELLYN – While your jack-o'-lantern might be looking a little long in the tooth these days, Kay McKeen hopes you don't throw it out.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Glenbard West gets past York for sectional title

    RIVERSIDE – In four varsity volleyball seasons, Glenbard West senior volleyball player Natalie Schilling has been on both ends of the Class 4A section ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Suit filed against College of DuPage campus police officers

    GLEN ELLYN – A former College of DuPage student filed a federal lawsuit Nov. 5 against the college and two campus police officers, claiming she sustai ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 7:56 am
  • Chicago Bears name Glen Ellyn teacher 'Hero in the Classroom'

    GLEN ELLYN – As someone who struggled in school, Lincoln Elementary School teacher Brian Pindar knows the difference a teacher can make in a child's l ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 5:33 pm
  • Illinois treasurer, 3 insurance companies duel over audits

    SPRINGFIELD — Three insurance companies are suing Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs over his request to audit their records to make sure death ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn Police Department lends ear to community

    GLEN ELLYN – Glen Ellyn Police Chief Phil Norton believes in the importance of hearing what the community has to say.
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Illinois health administrators plead for state money

    SPRINGFIELD —  What happens if Illinois doesn’t get funds flowing to local public health departments?
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • High school football: Big win brings Glenbard South home for second round

    CHICAGO – As it turns out, a strong regular-season schedule that led to a lower playoff seed was better than the alternative.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 5:40 pm
  • Poor weather affects attendance at Glen Ellyn's Sunset Pool

    GLEN ELLYN – A less than ideal swimming season resulted in a sharp decline in the number of people who visited the Glen Ellyn Park District's Sunset P ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Glenbard West win sets sectional rematch with York

    RIVERSIDE – Natalie Schilling and her Glenbard West teammates played like they had somewhere to be.T ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • Small communities in Illinois worried about road salt revenue

    SPRINGFIELD – Smaller Illinois cities and counties are hoping for an exceptionally mild winter or a breakthrough in the state budget impasse.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: St. Francis surges into sectional final

    AURORA – Danielle Messa and her St. Francis volleyball teammates have been in enough tough situations to be able to handle the pressure.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 1:38 pm
  • Bussey: Glen Ellyn library introduces Digital Media Lab

    Do you have old home movies on VHS tape that you would like to convert to DVD? Or maybe you have a large collection of photo slides that you would lik ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Glen Ellyn School District 41 board debates pension contributions

    GLEN ELLYN – Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education members are discussing whether the district should continue to contribute to the pension ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Civic groups want bipartisan agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – Good-government groups are urging the governor and four legislative leaders to work together toward an inclusive, bipartisan agenda for ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Gbur: WDSRA's Lekotek Family Play Program helps kids learn through play

    Lately I have been telling everyone about a brand new program that just opened its doors. I am proud to say that it is a family support program the We ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn for Oct. 29

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Glen Ellyn Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 3:46 pm
  • Bill would allow but regulate fantasy sports games

    SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois lawmaker wants to continue to allow people to put their money toward online fantasy sports contests if they wish, but he say ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Valle: York Township Food Pantry invites community support

    October brings the colors of the changing seasons, and Halloween reminds us that Thanksgiving and Christmas are not far behind. This is the time of ye ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Glen Ellyn students celebrate Halloween with parade

    Nov. 1, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn Historical Society travels back in time for spooky fun

    Oct. 1, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard West wins big, moves on to second round of playoffs

    GLEN ELLYN – The setting was different but the outcome the same for Glenbard West's football team.Sa ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 6:44 pm
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