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  • ‘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
  • Sentinels step up, win sectional title

    LISLE – Kyle Domin savored Westmont's run to the state finals in baseball last year, but had to do so from the bench.
    June 1, 2015 - 6:50 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
  • Movies on the Green returns to Oak Brook with free summer movies

    OAK BROOK – Movies on the Green – a series of free, outdoor movies on the Village Green at Oak Brook Center – has returned with a new lineup of family ...
    May 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 2015 La Grange Carnival continues Sunday: 5 photos

    Despite the light rain, a few hardy souls try the carnival rides at the 2015 La Grange Carnival on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The carnival is scheduled t ...
    June 1, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Lyons Township's Schaufelberger, relay lead list of track and field state medalists

    CHARLESTON – The second day of the boys state track and field meet on May 30 wasn't the best day to compete.
    May 30, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Joyce, Hinsdale Central take tennis titles over Ross, Lyons Township

    NORTHBROOK – There were plenty of story lines in the singles draw of the boys state tennis tournament.
    May 30, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale for May 29

    HINSDALEDUIVictor Manuel Ibarra-Ibarra, 32, of the 6600 block of Pershing Road, Stickney, was charge ...
    May 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Erin Smith's OT header propels Hinsdale Central past LT again

    HINSDALE – In a game where both defenses were in control and made few mistakes, a set piece had a good chance of being the difference.
    May 29, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Westmont baseball powers way into sectional final

    LISLE – Paul Gordon said it's unwise to underestimate the power of the bench.Gordon and the rest of ...
    May 29, 2015 - 9:13 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
  • Hinsdale South can’t overcome slow start in sectional semifinal

    LEMONT – It was not the hoped-for finish after the greatest season in program history. Still, the fi ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Reeder: Madigan not the one to call for transparency

    SPRINGFIELD – “We need taller interns,“ a statehouse wag told me my first year covering the Illinois Capitol. I was a bit perplexed. After all, at 6-f ...
    May 29, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Hinsdale on board for memorial tribute to Oak Street Bridge

    HINSDALE – Scott Banke wants to save a part of Hinsdale history and the village is on board with that.
    May 29, 2015 - 5:40 am
  • Westmont Swim Club to get its own aquatic training facility in Willowbrook

    WILLOWBROOK – When members of the Westmont Swim Club head to the pool this summer, they’ll practice in a sparkling new, state-of-the-art aquatic facil ...
    May 29, 2015 - 5:10 am
  • Second-half effort lifts Hinsdale Central girls soccer to sectional final

    HINSDALE – Katy Coseglia had a great vantage point to watch a great comeback.The Hinsdale Central ju ...
    May 28, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • Our view: Now’s the time to revel in nice weather, great events

    In the depths of January’s icy freeze, no doubt many of us wondered why anyone would choose to live in such a frozen wasteland. In February and March, ...
    May 28, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Hinsdale Central Class of 2015 receives $24.5M in scholarships

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale High School District 86 announced May 22 that students in the Class of 2015 at Hinsdale Central High School, 5500 S. Grant St., we ...
    May 28, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • Ugochi Ihemeson, Hinsdale Central relays relish state track meet showings

    CHARLESTON – Jessica Sprong was just looking for a good night’s sleep in familiar surroundings. Befo ...
    May 28, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Hinsdale Central, South send six to boys state track meet

    DOWNERS GROVE – Hinsdale Central senior James Reilly beat an unwavering competitor at the Class 3A Downers Grove South sectional May 22 – the clock.
    May 28, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • Illinois Senate Democrats beat on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plans

    SPRINGFIELD — Democrats were rough on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agenda Wednesday.Senate Democrats voted do ...
    May 28, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner submits his bills

    SPRINGFIELD — With five days to go before the May 31 legislative deadline, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday submitted his legislative “ask” through GOP leg ...
    May 27, 2015 - 6:18 pm
  • Army specialist charged with sexually assaulting girl in Oak Brook

    OAK BROOK – The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office announced May 26 that an Army specialist was charged with sexually assaulting a young female r ...
    May 27, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • Downers Grove North and South boys book state track meet berths

    DOWNERS GROVE – Until last year, Downers Grove South senior Nick Kersting spent his athletic life only playing soccer.
    May 27, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Democrats readying $36 billion budget

    SPRINGFIELD —House Speaker Michael Madigan on Monday announced Democrats will spend the next several days preparing a roughly $36.3 billion spending p ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Downers Grove South soccer checks off one goal with regional title

    LOMBARD – Meghan Riordan knew she had to stick with the play, and Ava Porlier knew she had to get to the front of the net.
    May 27, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Westmont stays calm, move on to softball sectional

    WESTMONT – Emily Whitburn was used sparingly in the regular season for Westmont’s softball team, but when her number was called the sophomore came thr ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Power surge helps Westmont baseball win regional title (with video)

    ELMHURST – Anthony Powers lived up to his last name, and so did some of his Westmont baseball teammates.
    May 26, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Simler: Supportive housing ends homelessness

    Cleveland stopped smiling in 1987.He was working a steady job and had been there for five years when ...
    May 26, 2015 - 5:19 pm
  • Annie Carlson captures four state medals for Westmont track

    CHARLESTON – When Annie Carlson left the state meet on May 23, she could be identified by the distinct sound of medals clanging against each other.
    May 26, 2015 - 2:56 pm
  • ‘Millionaire tax’ falls short in House

    SPRINGFIELD — Speaker Michael Madigan’s “millionaire tax” fell three votes short May 21 in the Illinois House.
    May 26, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Downers Grove South boys track and field sectional: 12 photos

    Athletes compete at the boys track and field sectional meet at Downers Grove South High School on Friday, May 22, 2015. Top finishers advance to the s ...
    May 23, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale and Darien for May 22

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    May 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County suspends horse sales after public concern

    The fate of a pair of former DuPage County horses remains unknown, but the forest preserve district is taking steps to care for its aged equines movin ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Hinsdale Central, South softball peaking ahead of postseason

    High school softball teams are about to start the postseason with one goal in mind – get to the EastSide Centre in East Peoria for the state finals. H ...
    May 23, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • College of DuPage board shifts power via policy changes and more: 5 items

    In a marathon five-hour meeting that featured divided votes on almost every issue on what became a nearly 20-item agenda, the College of DuPage Board ...
    May 23, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Hinsdale Central, South baseball look to leave struggles behind in postseason

    The high school baseball regular season is winding down and the first pitches of the postseason are about to be thrown as teams look to go on a winnin ...
    May 22, 2015 - 6:29 am
  • District 181 volunteer and social worker earn awards

    HINSDALE – The Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association gave Distinguished Service Awards to Monroe School volunteer Danet ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Registration opens for District 181 preschool

    HINSDALE – Community Consolidated School District 181 is accepting new registrants for its 3 and 4-year-old preschool/early childhood program, accordi ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Roosevelt University graduate from Darien develops app to promote recycling

    DARIEN – When Roosevelt University honors student Dusan Koleno took a sustainabilities studies course called Waste and Consumption, he not only learne ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Romp has Hinsdale Central girls soccer ready for regional final

    HINSDALE – With the start of the state tournament looming, Sydney Griffin noticed a sharp increase in focus, intensity and point of emphasis at practi ...
    May 21, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Prep roundup: Hinsdale South's Judy Yang second at state badminton, Hornets finish fourth

    CHARLESTON – A rotator cuff injury seems like it would be a problem for a badminton player, but it wasn’t for Hinsdale South’s Judy Yang.
    May 21, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Chris Botsoe successfully returns from injury to lead Hinsdale Central baseball

    HINSDALE – Chris Botsoe is not accustomed to sitting out and watching baseball games.So when the cur ...
    May 21, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • Hinsdale South's Siaw stays loose to win gymnastics state medal

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale South senior gymnast Adrian Siaw prepared for the individual state meet finals on floor exercise with a bit of humor.
    May 21, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • DuPage officials warn heroin crisis not over, call for more effort

    After a slew of heroin overdose deaths in the first half of 2013, DuPage County agencies and politicians scrambled to come up with new programs and re ...
    May 29, 2015 - 8:53 am
  • Hinsdale Central student wins Congressional Art Competition

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central High School junior Ruoqi Wei was chosen as the overall winner of the Congressional Art Competition for Illinois' 6th Distr ...
    May 20, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • McDonald's Oak Brook headquarters grilled by protesters

    OAK BROOK – About 2,000 Service Employees International Union members and labor workers protested May 20 near McDonald's Plaza in Oak Brook, demanding ...
    May 20, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • Protesters demonstrate at McDonald's headquarters: 5 photos

    Protesters demonstrate for a $15 an hour minimum wage outside McDonald's corporate office in Oak Brook on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Protesters from aro ...
    May 20, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • Westmont feeling ‘loose’ heading into postseason

    WESTMONT – Saturday was not a great day for Westmont’s baseball team.The Sentinels lost two games ag ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • District 86 appoints Darien resident Ralph Beardsley as new board member

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education unanimously approved Darien resident Ralph Beardsley to fill its member va ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Railway oil tanker concerns need to be taken seriously

    We spend a lot of time worrying about preventing things that might never happen. We buy homeowners’ insurance and install smoke detectors in case a fi ...
    May 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Downers Grove South baseball undefeated in conference for second straight season

    DOWNERS GROVE – Danny Oriente knows nothing but success in West Suburban Gold baseball. He was with ...
    May 20, 2015 - 6:42 pm
  • Investigation finds D86 board member's comments 'mean spirited but not bullying

    HINSDALE – A report given to the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education May 18 said that board member Claudia Manley's interacti ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket crowing strong in Willowbrook on Route 66: Mystery Diner

    WILLOWBROOK – Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket is tucked among small, one-story buildings and a few chain hotels on a dusty, winding road that once reigned ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • State boys gymnastics individual finals: 13 photos

    Athletes compete in the IHSA state gymnastics individual finals at Hinsdale Central High School on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
    May 20, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • Safety Zones established for online transactions in Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale

    CLARENDON HILLS – Those who are concerned about safety in carrying out online sales transactions now have a place to go to do business in a safe place ...
    May 18, 2015 - 5:40 am
  • Williams: Homemade readers at Indian Prairie Public Library

    As a kid, I was fascinated by “The Boxcar Children” series because the children – Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny – make a home from scratch. They wor ...
    May 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Roskam shows courage with Academic Freedom Bill

    To the editor:In a strong show of courage, Illinois [Rep.] Peter Roskam, R-6th, has called for an en ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Police reports: Hinsdale for May 15

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Hinsdale Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    May 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Students lead morning news program at Madison School in Hinsdale

    HINSDALE – Students at Madison School have enjoyed a successful first year of their new broadcasting program, “Paws for the News,” according to a Dist ...
    May 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • College of DuPage accreditation under review due to recent controversies

    In recent months, College of DuPage administrators and faculty have stressed that the controversies surrounding the school have not affected its acade ...
    May 18, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • 5 from College of DuPage: State audit greenlighted, $51K for Res Publica and more

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees was busy May 14, as the political tides of the school continue to turn post-election.
    May 15, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Regional titles first goals in mind for Hinsdale Central, South girls soccer teams in playoffs

    High school girls soccer teams started the season with hopes of making it to the state finals. With the playoffs starting next week, here’s what the p ...
    May 15, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Downers Grove North 3A girls track sectional:11 photos

    Downers Grove North hosts 3A girls sectional track finals on a wet track on Thursday, May 14, 2015.
    May 15, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Oak Brook police charge 2 with burglary

    OAK BROOK – The Oak Brook Police Department charged two Milwaukee men with burglary May 10 at an office building at 120 W. 22nd St.
    May 15, 2015 - 1:11 pm
  • Hinsdale police and fire make switch to DU-COMM, encourage use of Smart911

    HINSDALE – As of April 28, the Hinsdale Police and Fire departments have transitioned to their new 911 service provider.
    May 15, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • Darien native releases debut country album, performing tonight

    DARIEN – Country singer and songwriter Andrew Salgado returns to his hometown of Darien for an album release party tonight at Chuck’s Southern Comfort ...
    May 15, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Derossett: Keep accountability and transparency

    As state government scurries to fill a projected $8 billion deficit in the 2016 fiscal year budget, it would seem to make sense to accept successful c ...
    May 15, 2015 - 7:40 am
  • Hinsdale Central softball upgrades, moves to new field (with video)

    HINSDALE – In the softball sense, Hinsdale Central has checked into the Ritz-Carlton for an extended stay.
    May 15, 2015 - 6:18 am
  • College of DuPage staff: President Breuder ordered positive pre-election mailers

    After a victory in April, the former Clean Slate candidates turned new College of DuPage trustees hope to address a series of mailers sent in the week ...
    May 15, 2015 - 2:16 am
  • Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South gymnasts set for state meet

    WHEATON – Despite recovering from a knee injury most of this boys gymnastics season, Hinsdale Central sophomore Ryan Leahy still qualified for the ind ...
    May 14, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Prep roundup: Hinsdale Central quintet headed to state badminton

    DOWNERS GROVE – Samantha McClary and Angela Li won a sectional championship as Hinsdale Central tied Downers Grove North for the sectional title at th ...
    May 14, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Hinsdale South's Judy Yang, teammates ride sectional title to badminton state tourney (with video)

    DARIEN – Judy Yang is in a unique position. The Hinsdale South sophomore badminton player finished s ...
    May 14, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Hinsdale District 86 board to receive Manley investigation results next week

    HINSDALE – The legal counsel for Hinsdale Township High School District 86 will present the investigation findings from a complaint filed against boar ...
    May 13, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • Our view: Consolidation efforts a great step forward for DuPage

    In the aftermath of the Illinois Supreme Court’s expected decision to strike down the 2013 pension reform law, the state now finds itself in an even b ...
    May 13, 2015 - 7:19 pm
  • Porlier, DGS soccer have downstate dreams

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South senior Ava Porlier fondly recalls playing in the state soccer finals as a freshman, when the Mustangs finished thi ...
    May 13, 2015 - 6:13 am
  • Primetime showdown set for DGN-DGS softball

    DOWNERS GROVE – Former teammates and current neighbors will become rivals, at least for one night, when the softball teams from Downers Grove North an ...
    May 12, 2015 - 7:11 pm
  • First place part of positives for Nazareth baseball

    LA GRANGE PARK – Hits were at a premium Saturday, which has been a rare occurrence for Nazareth baseball this season.
    May 12, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Huerta shines for Red Stars in 3-0 win over Boston

    CHICAGO – Saturday’s meeting between the Chicago Red Stars and the Boston Breakers was a game of firsts. 
    May 12, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • Suburban Life celebrates 12 Women of Distinction

    In an effort to continue a new tradition, Suburban Life Magazine hosted its second annual Women of Distinction Awards event Thursday at Seven Bridges ...
    May 12, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale for May 8

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    May 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois Supreme Court unanimously strikes down state pension fix as unconstitutional

    After months of postulating, speculation and political forecasting, the General Assembly's attempt to right the capsizing ship that is the state pensi ...
    May 8, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • Prep roundup: Hinsdale South duo shows well at conference gymnastics

    In a meet dominated by Willowbrook and Addison Trail, Hinsdale South’s boys gymnastics team received strong showings from Adrian Siaw and Kwame Lipsco ...
    May 8, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • Rauner talks economic development at Choose DuPage event in Oakbrook Terrace

    Gov. Bruce Rauner stopped by Oakbrook Terrace on Tuesday to discuss his plans to boost Illinois' economy.
    May 8, 2015 - 6:15 pm
  • Registration open for 2015 Run for Veterans in Burr Ridge

    BURR RIDGE – Registration is now open for July’s Run for Veterans 5K race in Burr Ridge, according to organizers.
    May 11, 2015 - 9:13 am
  • District 86 launches free app for smartphones

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale High School District 86 announced April 30 the release of its new smartphone app, which is now available for download, according t ...
    May 8, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Diamond stars emerging for Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South

    Each spring provides a chance for baseball and softball players to make their mark, some for the first time at the varsity level. Here are a few havin ...
    May 8, 2015 - 12:44 pm
  • Girls soccer: Hinsdale Central survives penalties against Lyons

    HINSDALE – No one was surprised that Hinsdale Central and Lyons Township played a close, competitive match, but it doesn't get any closer than Thursda ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Legislators ask lieutenant governor to look at DuPage Election Commission consolidation

    One of the biggest issues of 2014's DuPage County clerk race was the future of the DuPage Election Commission – namely whether it should continue.
    May 7, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • Darien seeking alderman to fill vacancy on City Council

    DARIEN – The city of Darien is now seeking volunteers to fill an open Ward 4 alderman position on the Darien City Council. Members of the community ar ...
    May 7, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Michael Johnson leads by example for Hinsdale Central baseball

    HINSDALE – Michael Johnson commands respect from his teammates, and not just because of his performance on the field.
    May 7, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Hinsdale South's Josh King sets football recruiting timeline (with video)

    DARIEN – Josh King might have broken a few hearts with a recent post on twitter, but he said that it wasn’t to be taken seriously.
    May 8, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • Claudia Manley releases statement regarding allegations she bullied student

    HINSDALE – Saying they want the public to know the truth about Hinsdale District 86's ongoing investigation, Claudia and Noel Manley have sent out a p ...
    May 8, 2015 - 6:41 am
  • Breakout stars emerging for DGN, DGS, Westmont baseball, softball teams

    Each spring provides a chance for baseball and softball players to make their mark, some for the first time at the varsity level. Here are a few playe ...
    May 6, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Payton Buresch perfect as part of DGS softball sweep

    GLEN ELLYN – If it’s possible, Downers Grove South’s unbeaten softball team became ever more perfect on Saturday.
    May 6, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • New leadership takes over District 86 board

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Township High School District 86 seated its newly elected board of education, which voted Kay Gallo as its president during its Mo ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Police: Armed robbers invade Burr Ridge family home

    BURR RIDGE – Burr Ridge police officers responded to a report of a home invasion at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday in the 8300 block of Clyndervan Road, according ...
    May 6, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Joe Donovan leads Westmont baseball from behind the plate

    WESTMONT – Most underclassmen on a varsity baseball team would sit by and let seniors lead the way. ...
    May 6, 2015 - 9:11 am
  • Chicago Red Stars down Sky Blue FC 1-0 in World Cup send-off

    CHICAGO – The National Women’s Soccer League’s Chicago Red Stars dominated and stayed unbeaten in their third match of the 2015 campaign on Saturday, ...
    May 5, 2015 - 8:37 am
  • D-181 community invited to conversation on facilities, future of Hinsdale Middle School

    Community Consolidated School District 181 will hold two 90-minute events to discuss the district’s facilities and the future of Hinsdale Middle Schoo ...
    April 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
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