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  • Hastert to appear in federal court

    Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert is scheduled to appear Thursday in a federal court in Chicago on charges he violated banking laws and lied abou ...
    June 1, 2015 - 7:48 pm
  • ‘No strike, no lockout’ bill clears Illinois Senate

    SPRINGFIELD — A measure Democrats say is intended to prevent a state government shutdown in the case of labor-management strife cleared the Senate on ...
    June 1, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Former House Speaker Hastert charged with lying to FBI, has name removed from Wheaton College building

    WHEATON – Former U.S. Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert had his name removed from Wheaton College's policy building amid charges of evading curre ...
    June 1, 2015 - 7:18 pm
  • Illinois Democrats pass ‘no strike, no lockout’ measure

    SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats passed a measure May 29 they say is intended to prevent a strike or lockout should Gov. Bruce Rauner and the largest sta ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Oakwood Hills-inspired Open Meetings Act reform passes House

    The Oakwood Hills-inspired Open Meetings Act reform measure passed the House unanimously Sunday, sending the bill to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk.
    May 31, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • District 200 talks future of community outreach, advisory committee

    WHEATON – Community engagement has been a significant aspect of public dialogue in Community Unit School District 200 in recent years.
    May 30, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • JJC board will vote on approving college police chief's contract

    JOLIET — Joliet Junior College trustees are scheduled June 9 to consider renewing JJC Police Chief Pete Comanda’s contract.
    May 30, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Report: Hastert payments tied to sexual allegations

    Former Republican House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert was paying a man identified as Individual A, so he would keep silent about an incident that happened ...
    May 31, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Batavia School District 101 proposing balanced budget

    BATAVIA – Batavia School District 101 is projecting a balanced budget for the coming year if state funding remains stable.
    May 29, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Batavia School District 101 examining high school's lunch options

    BATAVIA – Batavia School Board members are considering whether to remove Batavia High School from the national school lunch program.
    May 29, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Wheaton College removes Hastert's name from college's center

    WHEATON – Amid allegations of sexual misconduct against former U.S. Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert, Wheaton College has removed Hastert's nam ...
    June 1, 2015 - 7:40 pm
  • Proposals change for Elmhurst's Addison Avenue sites

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst now has only one developer interested in its downtown properties at 138 and 142 N. Addison Ave.
    May 29, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Lombard launches interactive construction map

    LOMBARD – The village of Lombard’s Public Works Department is launching a new digital interactive construction map that will allow residents to view p ...
    May 29, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • Omnibus police reform bill passes Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House passed a wide-reaching police reform bill May 28 with more than 100 votes.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:43 pm
  • Lemont library targets August start for renovations

    LEMONT – The Lemont Public Library Board of Trustees approved the final design plans for major renovations to the library that will include building a ...
    June 1, 2015 - 4:45 pm
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