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  • Glen Ellyn voters choose candidates at Civic Betterment Party Town Meeting

    GLEN ELLYN – The list of Civic Betterment Party of Glen Ellyn candidates running for village president, Village Board and library board in the April 2 ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • Glen Ellyn History Center to present story time

    GLEN ELLYN – Aunt Tillie’s Story Time will be from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Dec. 6 in the Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 5:30 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Late surge lifts York against Glenbard West

    GLEN ELLYN – Michael Pedote didn't score in the first half. He didn't even attempt a shot.It turns o ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Glen Ellyn Village Board swears in McGinley to fill Elliott's vacant seat

    GLEN ELLYN – Former Glen Ellyn trustee Diane McGinley on Nov. 21 took her seat on the Glen Ellyn Village Board to serve the remainder of trustee Tim E ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • 2 men charged in Glen Ellyn kidnapping

    GLEN ELLYN – Two men have been arrested in the kidnapping of a man at about 8:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at The Arbors of Glen Ellyn apartment complex at 325 Ram ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 8:57 am
  • Glenbard West basketball player Evan Taylor is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Lisa Cleaver

    Evan TaylorGlenbard WestBasketballSophomoreWhat he did: Taylor twice led the Hilltoppers in scoring, ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • High school basketball: High hopes this season for Wheaton North boys, Glenbard South, Glenbard West, Wheaton North, Wheaton Warrenville South girls

    The stats can say a lot about a basketball team or a specific player. Winning percentage, points per game, 3-point percentage and number of steals are ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn and Wheaton for Dec. 1

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Glen Ellyn District 41 board reviews results of community survey

    GLEN ELLYN – Forty-one percent of Glen Ellyn School District 41 residents would support additions at the district's four elementary schools to accommo ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 8:04 am
  • Retired Wheaton attorney makes good grammar his mission

    GLEN ELLYN – Park View Elementary School third-grader Olivia Ocasio was busy looking up the word "jellyfish" in her new dictionary.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 8:39 am
  • Glen Ellyn police investigate alleged kidnapping of 36-year-old man

    GLEN ELLYN – Glen Ellyn police detectives continue to investigate the alleged kidnapping of a man Nov. 26.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • DuPage County nonprofits looking for support on Giving Tuesday

    After the business-focused days of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, area nonprofits are hoping to see a surge of support during ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 7:12 am
  • Glen Ellyn, Wheaton businesses to participate in Small Business Saturday

    The Bookstore bookseller Jenny Fischer hopes people will make an extra effort to stop in her bookstore and other local shops during Small Business Sat ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 1:24 pm
  • Glenbard District 87 to celebrate 100th anniversary

    Glenbard Township High School District 87 Superintendent David Larson views the district's 100th anniversary as a way to celebrate the district's iden ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 1:35 pm
  • Glen Ellyn, Wheaton offer cooking oil recycling opportunity

    As part of an annual one-day event, Glen Ellyn and Wheaton will be collecting used liquid cooking oil to be recycled into biodiesel. 
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Glenbard West football player Eric Samuta is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Litsa Lekatsos

    Eric SamutaGlenbard WestSeniorFootballWhat he did: The linebacker played tough defense throughout th ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn and Wheaton for Nov. 24

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Nov. 14-20

    Didn’t show upTo all those people who are protesting in the streets over Trump’s victory, they are t ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 1:37 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Lettenberger leads Glenbard swimming at state

    EVANSTON – Since she began swimming four years ago, Ahalya Lettenberger has had some pretty memorable experiences, including representing the United S ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard West's 'unbelievable' run comes to an end

    GLEN ELLYN – Plenty of obstacles were thrown in the way of Glenbard West’s football team this fall, from injuries to a rare two-game losing streak to ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • McAninch Arts Center celebrates 30th anniversary

    More than 2 million people have passed through the doors of the McAninch Arts Center since it first opened in October 1986.
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 8:28 am
  • COD board approves payment for state's performance audit

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees on Nov. 17 voted 4-2 to approve a $416,507 payment for a performance audit recently conducted by the Office of ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • Bridge Communities receives Bank of America's 2016 Neighborhood Builders award

    GLEN ELLYN – Bridge Communities, a Glen Ellyn-based organization devoted to transitioning homeless families to self-sufficiency, is a recipient of the ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Glen Crest teacher named Illinois Middle School/Junior High Art Educator of the Year

    GLEN ELLYN – Glen Crest Middle School teacher Rich Stachon was named Illinois Middle School/Junior High Art Educator of the Year at a banquet Nov. 4 a ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • Letter: No need for lights at Newton Park in Glen Ellyn

    To the editor:Recently we attended a neighborhood meeting with the Glen Ellyn Park District regardin ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Wheaton man charged with unlawful use of weapon in incident at Glen Ellyn hotel

    GLEN ELLYN – A 27-year-old Wheaton man has been charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon following a gun fight Nov. 16 in front of the Budgete ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 7:31 am
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Nov. 7-13

    Hope for prosperityI wish to congratulate President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence on th ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn Civic Betterment Party slates candidates

    GLEN ELLYN – The Civic Betterment Party has announced its slate of candidates for its town meeting Dec. 3.
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Glenbard South presents 'Fiddler on the Roof'

    GLEN ELLYN – The Glenbard South High School Theater Department presents its fall musical, the Tony Award-winning “Fiddler on the Roof.”
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Tasting to benefit Glen Ellyn Park District Scholarship Program

    GLEN ELLYN – Those who attend the second annual Chocolate, Cheese and Wine Tasting event Nov. 18 will get their fill of a variety of food and drink.
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn and Wheaton for Nov. 17

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 12:46 pm
  • Glen Ellyn, Wheaton to usher in the holiday season

    Glen Ellyn and Wheaton will usher in the holiday season with festivities in their downtowns on Nov. 25.
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Glenbard West football player Cole Brady is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Cindy Purdom

    Cole BradyGlenbard WestFootballSeniorWhat he did: Brady passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns to h ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • COD board approves retirement settlement with ex-interim president

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees at its meeting Nov. 17 approved a voluntary retirement agreement with Vice President of Academic Affairs Josep ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 4:06 pm
  • Special Olympians recognized by SEASPAR

    A local special needs parks and recreation organization is commemorating some of its most accomplished athletes with a new Wall of Fame.
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard West headed home to Duchon Field for semifinal against Loyola

    GLEN ELLYN – Dionte Moorehead and his Glenbard West football teammates had to go 266 miles just to ensure they could eventually take a short walk.
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Glenbard, Wheaton co-op swimmers make state meet plans

    ELMHURST – Super swims by two sophomores had the Glenbard co-op making a statement at the York girls swimming sectional Nov. 12.
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 9:30 am
  • Glen Ellyn police investigate incident with gun at Budgetel Inn

    GLEN ELLYN – The Glen Ellyn Police Department is investigating an altercation between two men that involved a gun at the Budgetel Inn in Glen Ellyn, a ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 7:08 pm
  • Glen Ellyn residents repeat concerns about proposed Newton Park lights

    GLEN ELLYN – Residents living near Newton Park in Glen Ellyn repeated their concerns about a Glen Ellyn Park District proposal to install lights aroun ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Two Hound Red brew pub to move into former Schmid store in downtown Glen Ellyn

    GLEN ELLYN – Plans continue to move forward to bring a brew pub to the former Schmid Gifts and More store in downtown Glen Ellyn.
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • College of DuPage vice president of academic affairs to step down

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees at its meeting Nov. 17 is set to vote on a voluntary retirement agreement with Vice President of Academic Affa ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn to host annual Ladies Night Out

    GLEN ELLYN – The Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn is kicking off the holiday shopping season with the ninth annual Ladies Night Out.
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 3:02 pm
  • DuPage Forest Preserve to raise endangered dragonflies in Warrenville

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will be raising endangered Hine's emerald dragonfly larvae thanks to federal funding, according to a new ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • New Glen Ellyn memory care center to launch education series

    GLEN ELLYN – Before Maple Glen Memory Care Community opens in Glen Ellyn next spring, it is launching a community education series.
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • Former Glen Ellyn trustee Diane McGinley to return to board

    GLEN ELLYN – Former Glen Ellyn trustee Diane McGinley will be appointed to serve the remainder of trustee Tim Elliott's term as he steps down from the ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • Glen Ellyn Historical Society hosts holiday bazaar

    GLEN ELLYN – On Nov. 11 and 12, the Glen Ellyn Historical Society is holding its fourth annual holiday bazaar.
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 2:24 pm
  • Officials charge Albertsons with intentionally leaving ex-Dominick's stores vacant

    Area municipal leaders are accusing Jewel-Osco's parent company, Albertsons, with intentionally renewing the leases of vacant Dominick's stores with t ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 12:33 pm
  • Glenbard West cross country runner Lindsey Payne is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Jenny LaPointe

    Lindsey PayneGlenbard WestCross countryJuniorWhat she did: Payne earned her third top-five finish in ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Glenbard South, Glenbard West, St. Francis come up short in sectional finals

    LOMBARD – Glenbard South’s girls volleyball team knew it was in for a challenge, and a challenge is what it got.
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

    Compromise on state deficitI’m calling in regards to the current state deficit, which they estimate ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Police Reports: Glen Ellyn and Wheaton for Nov. 10

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 1:15 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Glenbard West's Katelynne Hart sets freshman record, wins state

    PEORIA – Following her first victory in her third Glenbard West girls cross country race, freshman Katelynne Hart hardly looked back.
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Valle: November holidays a time for observance, giving thanks

    Every November my thoughts immediately go to Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, two American holidays that make us reflect on who we are as a nation and a ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Glen Ellyn residents voice concerns over proposed lights at Newton Park

    GLEN ELLYN – Residents living near Newton Park in Glen Ellyn have voiced concerns about a Glen Ellyn Park District proposal to install lights around t ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • DuPage County Coroner's Office releases name of victim in house fire near Glen Ellyn

    The DuPage County Coroner's Office has released the identity of a man who died in a house fire Oct. 24 in an unincorporated area near Glen Ellyn.
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • Republicans grab complete hold of DuPage County Board

    Republican lawmakers now have complete control over the DuPage County Board after a full electoral sweep Nov. 8, according to unofficial results from ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:39 pm
  • Roskam wins re-election to Congress

    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, won re-election Nov. 8 to the 6th Congressional District of Illinois.
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • State Rep. Breen cruises to District 48 victory

    State Rep. Peter Breen, R-Lombard, says his principled but bipartisan efforts during his freshman term was the fuel for his big electoral victory Nov. ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Elliott wins handily to secure seat on DuPage County Board

    Glen Ellyn trustee Tim Elliott has won handily over his Democratic opponent, Khizar Jafri, for a four-year seat on the DuPage County Board, according ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:36 pm
  • SmartAsset: DuPage County tops Illinois in Social Security payout, worth in 2016

    DuPage County is a pretty good place to work, live and retire, according to a study from financial education and advising firm SmartAsset.
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Local woman organizes annual Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association fundraiser

    DOWNERS GROVE – A Downers Grove resident is helping organize an annual Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association fundraiser that allows attendees to meet ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • DuPage Basket Brigade looking to stock up on food, volunteers for holiday drive

    Although last year was a small affair with only a few baskets, Segatti believes this year he can drive enough participation to fill 100 baskets of hol ...
    Nov. 7, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center expands services to Churchill School

    GLEN ELLYN – Israel Munoz wants to help children reach their full potential.In September, Munoz star ...
    Nov. 7, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Letter: 'Brave' Americans could have prevented Benghazi

    To the editor:I just saw an article on a U.S. military aircraft, and there’s no doubt we have some a ...
    Nov. 7, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Larson: Education should be campaign priority

    After listening to our two major political party presidential candidates argue and launch insults at each other over the past few weeks, it occurred t ...
    Nov. 7, 2016 - 9:37 am
  • High school football: Ground game gets Glenbard West into quarterfinals

    GLEN ELLYN – After back-to-back losses in the middle of the regular season, the feeling was that Glenbard West's football team was being counted out.
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 5:03 pm
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