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  • Hinsdale police sergeant graduates from NU program

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Police Department announced March 16 Sgt. Thomas Yehl recently graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command program a ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Willowbrook woman makes most of ‘Recycled Life’

    WILLOWBROOK – Gwendolyn Westlund is not afraid to talk in detail about her experiences with her heart transplant.
    March 27, 2015 - 9:58 am
  • Hinsdale Central girls soccer solid all over field

    HINSDALE – The faces may change, but the goals remain the same for Hinsdale Central’s girls soccer team.
    March 27, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • New head coach, new look for Hinsdale South girls soccer

    DARIEN – It’s a new era for Hinsdale South’s girls soccer team in more ways than one.Jen Belmonte, a ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • 40 years of neighborly care: People's Resource Center celebrates decades of service

    There are no simple, one-size-fits-all solutions to poverty.Food assistance, clothing, rent assistan ...
    March 26, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • Expectations remain high for DGS girls

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South's girls soccer team has its sights set on more than a 13th straight West Suburban Gold conference championship thi ...
    March 26, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Hinsdale Central girls LAX wins rematch vs. Glenbrook South

    In a rematch of the 2014 Illinois High School Women’s Lacrosse Association state finals consolation game, the Hinsdale Central Red Devils upended the ...
    March 26, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Letter: Support My Clarendon Hills slate April 7

    To the editor:I have been a member of the Clarendon Hills Village Board for the past 12 years. Servi ...
    March 26, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • Letter: Support the Voice for Clarendon Hills slate April 7

    To the editor:For the first time in 10 years, residents of Clarendon Hills will have a choice for th ...
    March 26, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • State titles for Hinsdale Central swimming, Hinsdale South's Josh King highlight winter

    With boys basketball state titles handed out Saturday, the high school winter sports season is officially in the books.
    March 26, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Darien police investigating Hinsdale South student who brought BB gun to school

    DARIEN – District 86 officials said that on Wednesday, a student was taken into custody by police after a broken BB gun was found in their possession ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • Community voices concern over board member's alleged actions toward student

    HINSDALE – At the District 86 Board of Education meeting Monday, community members told the board in no uncertain terms how they felt about the allege ...
    March 26, 2015 - 6:23 am
  • District 86 asking voters about teacher strikes, evaluations

    HINSDALE – The April 7 election ballot will include two advisory questions posed by Hinsdale Township High School District 86 relating to its teachers ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • St. Joseph wins state title

    PEORIA – For all of the success and reputation of St. Joseph boys basketball, coach Gene Pingatore still knows how special and difficult it is to get ...
    March 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DuPage Clerk: Tax rate increases low, home values stabilizing

    Though housing values dropped for the sixth consecutive year and property taxes ticked up across the county in 2014, DuPage seems to be emerging from ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • District 86 limits campaigning on campus

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Superintendent Bruce Law announced new district rules that prohibit political and non-school rela ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • College of DuPage remains indecisive on audit

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees took no action Thursday related to funding a state audit.
    March 23, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • 15-year-old charged after shotgun shell found at Hinsdale Central Friday

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Police Department announced Monday that a 15-year-old Hinsdale Central student was charged with one count of possession of amm ...
    March 24, 2015 - 8:38 am
  • Early voting is open – meet all the local candidates

    March 22, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Snow to return to west suburbs for Monday commute

    Snow is anticipated in the west suburbs early Monday and through the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.
    March 23, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • St. Joseph brings home Class 3A boys basketball title

    PEORIA – St. Joseph's boys basketball team made its first trip to the state finals since the 1998-99 season worth it.
    March 22, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale and Darien for March 20

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    March 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hinsdale Central lockdown was due to live ammunition found on campus

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central High School was put on soft lockdown Friday at about 11:45 a.m. after a piece of live ammunition was found abandoned in th ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • College of DuPage hires $250 per hour public relations firm

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees on Thursday approved hiring a Chicago-based public relations firm to help disseminate information ...
    March 20, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • Blackhawk fitness comes to Darien Sportsplex

    DARIEN – Proper nutrition and exercise are key ingredients to success for young athletes, and on Monday they learned a bit of both.
    March 19, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Darien instituting crime-free housing program

    DARIEN – Many Darien rental property managers will be required to become certified in Darien’s Crime Free Multi-Housing Program, according to a Darien ...
    March 19, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Business-friendly legislators recognized in Oak Brook

    OAK BROOK – Gov. Bruce Rauner, center, was on hand as the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce honored four state legislators with its Legislative Le ...
    March 19, 2015 - 3:43 pm
  • Indian Prairie Public Library to host job fair for teens Saturday

    DARIEN – Teen and parents of teens in search of a summer job, take notice.The Indian Prairie Public ...
    March 19, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • DuPage County Board member Eckhoff charged with DUI

    WHEATON – Longtime DuPage County Board member and Wheaton resident Grant Eckhoff was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol earlier this ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • All-area boys basketball MVP Matt Rafferty the total package for Hinsdale Central (with video)

    HINSDALE – To a basketball fan trained to think big men belong in the paint, seeing Matt Rafferty shoot a 3-pointer didn’t seem quite right.
    March 19, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Meet the all-area boys basketball team with players from Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont, Lisle

    The high school basketball season will wrap up with state title games in Class 3A and 4A on Saturday, so now is the perfect time to honor the best pla ...
    March 19, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Smith: Spring brings whirlwind of activity to park district

    As March roared in with unseasonable temperatures (both low and high), the signs of spring are beginning to make their appearance. What does that mean ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Sectional setback doesn't diminish Red Devils' strong season

    AURORA – Even in a season-ending loss, Hinsdale Central’s boys basketball team showed its character.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:23 am
  • Area products take part in NCAA basketball tournaments

    The NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments bring some of the best young athletes to the national stage. This year's tournaments have plenty of ...
    March 18, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • DuPage County Board approves flood plan

    The DuPage County Board voted to accept the East Branch DuPage River Watershed Resiliency Plan at its meeting March 10.
    March 18, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • Hinsdale South Special Olympics basketball team finishes first at state

    DARIEN – Hinsdale South's Special Olympics Black basketball team brought home first place from the state competition held at Illinois State University ...
    March 17, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Petition calls for District 86 board member to resign over behavior

    HINSDALE – An online petition calling for Hinsdale High School District 86 Board Member Claudia Manley to resign has gathered nearly 1,100 signatures ...
    March 19, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • La Grange restaurateur will bring Casa Margarita to Hinsdale

    HINSDALE – Twenty years ago, Al Lotfi opened his first restaurant, Al’s Char-house in La Grange. Since then, Lotfi has become a staple of the La Grang ...
    March 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Autism therapy center expands office in Burr Ridge

    BURR RIDGE – By Your Side Autism Therapy Services has added space to its Burr Ridge office at 16W361 S. Frontage Road, Suite 131, according to a news ...
    March 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hinsdale Central takes West Aurora to limit before falling in sectional final

    AURORA – Things didn't look good for Hinsdale Central's boys basketball team on multiple occasions. ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Hinsdale teen raises $14K to send Girl Scout Cookies to soldiers overseas

    HINSDALE – Whether you enjoy Thin Mints, Samoas or you’re willing to give the new Rah-Rah-Raisins a try, there are more than a few sweet reasons to su ...
    March 13, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Durkin: 'Year of the Budget' requires bi-partisan effort in Illinois

    The spring legislative session is underway in Springfield. A new governor is at the helm and optimism is abound in the capitol. The legislature’s sing ...
    March 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • College of DuPage chairwoman suggests banning alcohol reimbursements

    GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage Board of Trustees Chairwoman Erin Birt has suggested a policy to ban college officials from expensing alcohol, and has ...
    March 13, 2015 - 6:47 am
  • Rafferty, Red Devils rise to occasion, book trip to sectional final

    AURORA – Matt Rafferty put every inch of his 6-foot-8 frame to good use Tuesday night. The Hinsdale ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • All-area girls basketball MVP Gabrielle Rush leaves legacy of success at Hinsdale Central

    HINSDALE – Four years at Hinsdale Central flew by for Gabrielle Rush.The standout basketball player ...
    March 12, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • Illinois Tollway looks to speed up suburban highways

    The Illinois Tollway is moving closer to increasing the speed limit on several area tollways from 55 to 60 mph, according to an Illinois Tollway news ...
    March 14, 2015 - 7:33 am
  • Hinsdale police out in force for St. Patrick's Day holiday enforcement campaign

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Police Department, as well as many other area police departments, will be out in force to conduct special patrols to crack dow ...
    March 12, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Hinsdale South senior named state journalist of year

    DARIEN – Hinsdale South High School yearbook adviser Jim Kelly believes senior Ashley Yong represents the future of journalism.
    March 12, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Snapshot: Walker School's Purple people

    CLARENDON HILLS – The Walker School community is letting its colors show to support one of their own.
    March 12, 2015 - 3:07 pm
  • Sweet tradition continues at maple syrup event

    OAK BROOK – Do you love maple syrup on your pancakes?At one time, it was one of the few sweeteners a ...
    March 12, 2015 - 3:05 pm
  • New principal announced for Madison School

    HINSDALE – Community Consolidated School District 181 announced Wednesday a new principal has been named for the 2015-16 school year at Madison School ...
    March 12, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Hinsdale Humane Society to hold Lucky Dog Adoption Special

    HINSDALE – Do you have room in your life for a new family member?If you’re looking for one on four l ...
    March 12, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • York ends season in 4A sectional semifinal: 6 photos

    York plays West Aurora in the 4A sectional semifinal basketball game at East Aurora on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
    March 15, 2015 - 7:28 am
  • Hinsdale Central advances to 4A sectional final: 6 photos

    Hinsdale Central defeats Metea Valley, 88-67, in the 4A sectional semifinal basketball game at East Aurora on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
    March 12, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Hinsdale South hopes workouts will help boys basketball

    DARIEN – It was an up and down season for Brian Kern and his Hinsdale South boys basketball teammates.
    March 12, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Meet the all-area girls basketball team with players from Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lisle area

    After Saturday’s state finals, the girls high school basketball season is officially in the books. Now is the perfect time to honor the best players f ...
    March 12, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Valle: Get the facts before eliminating townships

    At the annual meeting of the Town of York next month, the township will celebrate 165 years since the Constitution for the new Town of York was passed ...
    March 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Red-hot Rafferty leads Hinsdale Central into sectional final (with video)

    AURORA – Matt Rafferty didn't have a thesaurus handy Tuesday night. If he had, he might have said me ...
    March 11, 2015 - 9:27 am
  • Chicago Blitz football team to host open house Thursday

    VILLA PARK – Fans can get an up close look at the area's very own football team when the Chicago Blitz hosts its Meet the Blitz Open House.
    March 10, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • Rauner's budget causes concern as child poverty levels in DuPage County rise (with video)

    Area nonprofits are closely watching the governor’s office and state legislature as they could face big cuts in state funding despite DuPage County’s ...
    March 15, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Red Devils' regional win sets up sectional showdown against Metea Valley

    HINSDALE – Matt Rafferty would like the basketball-watching public to know one thing: Hinsdale Central's second straight boys basketball regional titl ...
    March 9, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale, Darien and Burr Ridge for March 6

    HINSDALEHit-and-runA driver left the area without leaving his information after he struck a parked v ...
    March 9, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • ‘The Crucible’ coming to Hinsdale South stage

    DARIEN – Hinsdale South High School’s theater department will present Arthur Miller’s drama “The Crucible” a 7 p.m. March 12 to 14 at the school audit ...
    March 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Montini girls finish third in Class 3A basketball

    NORMAL – After a setback in a state semifinal game, Montini's girls basketball team responded in the best way possible.
    March 8, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Hinsdale Central tops Downers Grove North for boys hoops regional title

    DOWNERS GROVE – When Hinsdale Central's boys basketball team needed a boost, Matt Rafferty provided it.
    March 6, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Prep roundup: Top-5 finishes buoy Hinsdale Central boys track

    Top-5 finishes from Dan Lillard (third, 52.28) and James Reilly (fifth, 53.03) in the 400-meter dash and a third-place time of 4:29.52 by Blake Everts ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Danceline wins 6th straight state title

    DARIEN – The Hinsdale South High School Danceline took first place in the 2A kick and poms categories at the Team Dance Illinois Category Championship ...
    March 5, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Darien to honor reverend's 50 years of service

    DARIEN – Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, 8404 S. Cass Ave., on Sunday will honor the Rev. Gavin Quinn, 76, in a celebration of his 50 years of servic ...
    March 5, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Willowbrook native places 3rd in housewares design competition

    Austin Laniosz is a busy guy.While completing a study abroad program in Singapore this semester, the ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Ives’ hot hand leads Hinsdale Central past South, into regional final

    DOWNERS GROVE – It didn’t take long for Thomas Ives to get into a groove. The Hinsdale Central senio ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Willis Griffin named Coach of the Month by BMO Harris Bank, Chicago Blackhawks

    CHICAGO – Willis Griffin recently got as close to NHL action as most will ever get.The Hinsdale Cent ...
    March 4, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • District 181 will move administrative office due student enrollment growth

    BURR RIDGE – School District 181 is growing and more space is needed, district officials said as the Board of Education voted Monday to approve a leas ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • The Big Read starts a new chapter

    For the last 10 years, the libraries of Downers Grove, Woodridge, Hinsdale, La Grange, La Grange Park, Clarendon Hills, Lisle, Indian Prairie and Thom ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Thomas Ives' hot start leads Hinsdale Central boys past Hinsdale South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Thomas Ives could be the new spokesman for Kingsford Charcoal, because he was on fire.
    March 3, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Josh King, Maddie Nowak honored at Hinsdale South assembly (video)

    DARIEN – Josh King won a number of wrestling tournaments this season, including the Class 3A state title at 220 pounds, so he gained plenty of notorie ...
    March 4, 2015 - 9:47 am
  • State-ranked students honored at Hinsdale South assembly: 5 photos

    Hinsdale South holds a pep rally honoring IHSA state-ranked students, including wrestling champ Josh King and state gymnast Maddie Nowak on Friday, Fe ...
    March 3, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • County seeks funds for East Branch DuPage River flood plan

    DuPage County Stormwater Management hopes to receive federal grant money at the end of this year to fund projects designed to mitigate flooding in the ...
    March 2, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Hinsdale Central surprises with boys swimming state title

    WINNETKA – Bob Barber could not have asked for a better ending to his first season as Hinsdale Central’s boys swimming coach.
    March 6, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Hinsdale Central wins boys swimming state title

    WINNETKA – The impressive state title trophy haul of the 2014-15 school year continued for Hinsdale Central on Saturday.
    March 2, 2015 - 7:01 am
  • Police Reports: HInsdale and Darien for Feb. 27

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hinsdale Central, South boys hoops ready for postseason

    The road to the state finals for Class 3A and 4A boys basketball teams starts with regional tournament games beginning Monday. Here’s the outlook for ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 5:34 pm
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale and Darien for Feb. 20

    HINSDALELSD possessionA 15-year-old from Clarendon Hills was charged with possession of a controlled ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • COD Faculty Association: "Bad relationship" with Breuder led to no confidence vote

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Faculty Association has released details about its September vote on no confidence in college President Robert Breu ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Hinsdale

    THUMBS UP: It’s good to see the community come together to weigh in on how to best move forward with the Hinsdale High School District 86 master facil ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Wheaton North hosts DuPage County spelling bee

    WHEATON – Perlustrate. Stymieing. Inselberg. Picaresque. Hard enough to spell on their own, a group ...
    March 2, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Hinsdale Central falls in sectional semis after regional title

    CHICAGO – Winning 20 games and a regional title is never easy for a basketball team. Hinsdale Centra ...
    March 12, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • Glen Ellyn woman fined, given community service for false allegations against Oak Brook police

    A Glen Ellyn woman was sentenced to 40 hours of community service, fined $497 and will be required to write a letter of apology to her arresting offic ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Rates to rise in Hinsdale’s electric aggregation program

    HINSDALE – An official with the village of Hinsdale announced Monday, even though the rates will continue to be lower than those of ComEd customers, r ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 3:05 pm
  • Physical therapist to lead fall prevention seminar in Burr Ridge

    BURR RIDGE – To help reduce the risk of falls in your life or a loved one’s, a fall prevention seminar is offered at 2 p.m. March 6 at the Great Loung ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Snapshot: Robert Crown Center holds Happy to Be Me event

    HINSDALE – About 340 women and girls attended a lunch and speakers at the Happy to Be Me event held Saturday at The Carlisle, 435 E. Butterfield Road ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Matt Rafferty's back for Hinsdale Central boys basketball

    HINSDALE – When Matt Rafferty broke a bone in his right hand on Jan. 23, his return this season for Hinsdale Central's basketball team was in question ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Willowbrook at Hinsdale Central boys basketball: 6 photos

    Hinsdale Central wins at home, 57-47 over Willowbrook on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 8:09 am
  • Hinsdale Central boys hold off Verge-less Willowbrook (video)

    HINSDALE – The boys basketball teams from Hinsdale Central and Willowbrook met Wednesday night in what could be a regional championship matchup in a l ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Hinsdale Central band invited to London parade: 5 photos

    Members of the Hinsdale Central Red Devil Marching Band prepare to greet the former Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster, Cllr. Duncan Sandys on Tues ...
    March 3, 2015 - 7:12 am
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