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  • Founders Day to celebrate Downers Grove's living history

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Historical Society and the Downers Grove Museum will present the annual Founders Day celebration May 7.
    May 5, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • Woodstock to consider home rule policy similar to Downers Grove

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock City Council has agreed to put together a policy that would outline guidelines for the city when it becomes home rule.
    May 5, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • Cary officials worry fractured dispatch could cause problems in emergencies

    CARY – The Village Board is considering whether to provide the Cary Fire Protection District with a "financial bridge" to prevent the district from sw ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:49 pm
  • Downers Grove Village Council starts crafting language for stormwater referendum questions

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Village Council reviewed a first draft of three advisory referendum questions on how to fund the village's stormwate ...
    May 5, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Sen. Tom Cullerton passes measure to keep retired police dogs with officers

    VILLA PARK – Working to keep retired police dogs with their handlers, state Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, passed Senate Bill 3129, which creates t ...
    May 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Crystal Lake ditches panhandling ban in wake of federal court ruling

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A federal court’s decision to strike down Springfield’s anti-panhandling ordinance prompted the City Council to repeal its similar vers ...
    May 4, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • DuPage Senior Citizens Council receiving Meals on Wheels state funds – for now

    As the budget standoff continues in Springfield, nonprofits around the state continue to tread water financially.
    May 5, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Crystal Lake public works employees save 9 ducklings from storm sewer

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Pulling debris from the sewer is part of the job for Crystal Lake public works employees Joe Gallina and Pete Beer.
    May 4, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Glen Ellyn Park District mulls $5M referendum

    GLEN ELLYN – The Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners is looking at the possibility of asking residents in fall 2016 or spring 2017 to appr ...
    May 5, 2016 - 6:52 am
  • Elmhurst District 205 Board President Shannon Ebner talks Focus 205, English curriculum

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Community Unit District 205 has been working on various initiatives to improve its operations and the experience offered to El ...
    May 4, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Fate of Randall Road widening in Algonquin, Lake in the Hills on line in upcoming meeting

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will meet in a Committee of the Whole that could help determine the fate of the Randall Road widening and improve ...
    May 3, 2016 - 6:13 pm
  • DuPage County announces $15M in highway, trail construction projects

    DuPage County has announced more than $15 million in highway and trail construction projects for 2016, according to a county news release.
    May 3, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Voter advocacy groups to host home rule event in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – In response to a special census that could result in Woodstock’s recognized population growing above 25,000 and giving the city home-rule ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Woodstock lawyer touts experience in McHenry County State's Attorney race

    Woodstock-based attorney Jim Harrison says his "vast and wide" experience is what sets he and his opponent apart in the race for McHenry County state' ...
    April 29, 2016 - 5:35 pm
  • Elmhurst Director of Finance Marilyn Gaston to retire after 27 years of service

    ELMHURST – City of Elmhurst Director of Finance Marilyn Gaston will retire after 27 years of service to the city.
    April 28, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Reader Poll

    How do you like to spend Mother's Day?
    Doing whatever Mom wants to do.
    I'm the mom, and I just want to see/hear from family
    Mom's no longer with us, but it's a day to remember her
    I don't mark Mother's Day