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  • Michaela Hackbarth's state title, baseball conference perfection spring sports highlights for Downers Grove South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Sports success is nothing new for Downers Grove South, but this spring brought a whole new set of highlights. Before fall sports get s ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Hinsdale resident elected to Chicago a cappella ensemble

    HINSDALE – James G. Massie of Hinsdale recently was elected to the acclaimed vocal ensemble Chicago a cappella’s Board of Directors, according to a ne ...
    June 30, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Illinois State shutdown appears ever more likely

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats remain in a philosophical and political staredown as the state heads into its new fiscal yea ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Hardware haul a highlight for Westmont High School spring sports

    WESTMONT – Now that school is out and high school sports won’t start again until August, it’s the perfect time to look back on a successful spring for ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars to host Women's World Cup viewing party today

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars will help support the U.S. Soccer women's team with a viewing party near Lincoln Park Zoo today.
    June 30, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • Scott Darling's Stanley Cup experience: 'It's been unbelievable'

    LEMONT – The past year has been a whirlwind for Scott Darling after the Lemont native signed with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 1, 2014.
    June 30, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • College of DuPage accreditation review postponed

    A review of the College of DuPage's accreditation has been delayed after the Higher Learning Commission postponed a trip to the school scheduled for J ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • La Grange's Kowalski wins USTA Midwest championships, Hinsdale's Joyce runner-up

    Fresh off winning his second state title during the boys high school season this spring, Martin Joyce made a deep run in a major junior tournament.
    June 29, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • DogFest benefiting Canine Companions for Independence to be held in Oak Brook

    OAK BROOK – It’s been said that a dog is a man’s best friend. The nonprofit organization Canine Companions for Independence is proving this through it ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County begins centennial celebrations

    The history of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is one that begins with a dedicated group of residents and a vote 100 years ago.
    June 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Hinsdale business blooms for White House floral designer

    HINSDALE – While Thomas Jefferson’s passion for horticulture didn’t get him elected president, a shared zeal for the subject regularly lands Michael S ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • College of DuPage weighs future of controversial Waterleaf Restaurant

    The on-campus Waterleaf Restaurant at College of DuPage may undergo some drastic changes in the near future.
    June 30, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Choose DuPage president tapped as new Illinois Tollway executive director

    The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors has unanimously voted to hire Choose DuPage President and CEO Greg Bedalov as the agency's executive director, ...
    June 25, 2015 - 6:52 pm
  • Snapshot: Digging in at new Elmhurst Hospital facility to open in Hinsdale

    HINSDALE – Elmhurst Hospital personnel, project architects, developers and village of Hinsdale officials were on hand June 24 with shovels ready to br ...
    June 25, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs bill to fund education

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into a law June 24 a bill that will let state money flow to schools so they can open their doors on time.
    June 25, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Sean McCormack, Hinsdale South football teammates spend summer building chemistry

    DARIEN – A glimpse of the future for Hinsdale South football came last season.Sean McCormack saw a f ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Smith: Summer of fun and swim safety Lions Park Pool

    When the Clarendon Hills Park District's Lions Park Pool opened for the 2015 season over Memorial Day weekend, this event served as the community's of ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • DuPage fairgrounds officials: precautions against equine, livestock diseases in place

    WHEATON – A number of animal diseases are forcing county and state fairs nationwide to evaluate biosecurity measures this summer. The DuPage County Fa ...
    June 24, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Our view: Why we rarely use anonymous quotes, and when we would

    If you’ve been a reader of Suburban Life over the past couple of years, you might have noticed that we almost never use anonymous sources in our stori ...
    June 23, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Darien to get off-leash dog park

    DARIEN – Families with dogs living in southeast DuPage County soon will be able to visit a dog park closer to home.
    June 23, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Players from Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont, Westmont comprise all-area baseball team

    The high school baseball season is officially in the books as all the state trophies have been awarded. With the season in the rearview mirror, it’s t ...
    June 25, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Pro Jersey Sports serves up souvenirs for Blackhawks fans

    DOWNERS GROVE – Even after selling sports fan gear – hats, jerseys, T-shirts and more – for years, Dan Verven still is blown away by the tenacity of f ...
    June 24, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • All-area baseball MVP Charlie Donovan does it all for Westmont

    WESTMONT – Charlie Donovan already had all the tools as a freshman to be a baseball player on everyone's radar.
    June 22, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Illinois’ auditor to retire at year’s end

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ auditor general, hailed as an example of integrity in a state known for rough and sometimes corrupt politics, announced his re ...
    June 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • McGonagle: Volunteer Camp at The Community House a great experience

    One of the most profound lessons that we can teach our children is to give back to the community. The Community House in Hinsdale offers one of the be ...
    June 20, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Letter: Garden Study Club of Hinsdale thanks supporters of annual Plant Sale

    The Garden Study Club of Hinsdale would like to thank everyone that supported our annual Plant Sale held May 9 at the Kramer Grocery in Hinsdale. All ...
    June 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • College of DuPage audit: Hamilton's 'Clean Slate' involvement violated board policy

    The chairwoman of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees violated board policy earlier this year by campaigning for three newly-elected trustees, acc ...
    June 22, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • Perez: People's Resource Center brings Summer Science to DuPage County

    Many parents of young school-aged children have been thinking about how to keep their children busy and still learning through the summer. For lots of ...
    June 19, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Hinsdale South Special Olympians finish strong in state meet

    DARIEN – Special Olympics are all about the spirit of competition, and several athletes from Hinsdale South were in good spirits after the Special Oly ...
    June 19, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • College notes: Highlights aplenty for Hinsdale's Dan Hinspeter with UIC track

    The spring season was a busy one for high school athletes at Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South, and graduates from each of those schools were busy w ...
    June 19, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Clarendon Hills boy flies high with Make-A-Wish

    CLARENDON HILLS – Call him Capt. William, thank you very much.Seven-year-old William Kottos of Clare ...
    June 19, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • Lane School students benefit from 3D printing in studies

    HINSDALE – Students at The Lane Elementary School have long studied perimeter and volume as part of their classes. However, thanks to an app called Bl ...
    June 18, 2015 - 6:03 pm
  • Hinsdale District 86 Board approves summer construction projects

    HINSDALE – Though there was a lengthy debate among members, the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education passed four construction ...
    June 18, 2015 - 5:46 pm
  • Hinsdale Village Board approves liquor sales at salons, new police hires

    HINSDALE – The village of Hinsdale created a new liquor license for salons and hired new police officers during a Hinsdale Village Board meeting held ...
    June 18, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Suburban Chicago street festivals: a complete guide

    It's that time of year again. The spring weather ushers in a host of local outdoor activities and street fests, which ramp up in the summer months. He ...
    June 22, 2015 - 7:19 am
  • All-area softball MVP Caroline Hedgcock 'phenomenal' for Downers Grove South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Caroline Hedgcock excels in all aspects of softball, but she definitely has one part of the game she enjoys best.
    June 17, 2015 - 7:21 pm
  • Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont, Westmont players comprise all-area softball squad

    The high school softball season is officially in the books as all the state trophies have been awarded. With the season in the rearview mirror, it's t ...
    June 17, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Shaw Media to acquire Kendall County weekly newspapers

    DIXON – Shaw Media, owner of Suburban Life, announced today that it is purchasing Record Newspapers Inc. from Jeff and Kathy Farren.
    June 17, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Superb season for Downers Grove South softball despite ending

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South's softball team looked like its usual self for one inning.The Mu ...
    June 16, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Charlie Donovan: 'Cool feeling' being taken in MLB Draft

    WESTMONT – The professional baseball scouts came out in droves to watch Charlie Donovan in person this season, and he knew he had a great chance to be ...
    June 16, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • College of DuPage hires temp finance team after administrators put on paid leave

    A split College of DuPage Board of Trustees voted to hold down the financial fort by hiring a consultant firm after the school put a pair of top admin ...
    June 15, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Nazareth baseball battles, settles for second in state

    JOLIET – Baseball is often described as a game of inches. Nazareth found that out the hard way on Ju ...
    June 15, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale and Darien for June 11

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    June 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Nazareth baseball books state championship berth

    JOLIET – Ryan Kramer played a big part in making his own dream come true.Kramer's leadoff double tur ...
    June 15, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Hinsdale Central students' candy dress turns heads in boutique window

    HINSDALE – When people walk past Kelsey Resale Boutique’s Glen Ellyn location, it’s not unusual for them to stop and stare at the dresses in the windo ...
    June 18, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • College of DuPage report: WDCB manager may have known about Elmhurst fraud

    A previously redacted report released by the College of DuPage Board of Trustees shows the school's former WDCB radio station manager may have known a ...
    June 12, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Marchetti: Tourism funding makes fiscal sense for Illinois

    When visitors come to Illinois, they fill our hotels, meeting centers, restaurants, shops and attractions. Most importantly, they create economic impa ...
    June 11, 2015 - 6:57 pm
  • Hinsdale South High School's Class of 2015 receives millions in college scholarships

    DARIEN – Hinsdale Township High School District 86 announced June 3 that students from the Hinsdale South Class of 2015 earned $17.6 million in colleg ...
    June 11, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Red Devils girls lacrosse finishes 2nd in state final

    EVANSTON – Hinsdale Central’s girls lacrosse team might not have been the favorite in the state championship match, but it gave the favorite quite a s ...
    June 11, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Oak Brook police respond to residential ruse burglary

    OAK BROOK – Oak Brook police officers responded to a report of a possible residential burglary at 3 p.m. May 30 in the 100 block of Concord Drive.
    June 11, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Darien historical society to hold ice cream social June 17

    DARIEN – The Darien Historical Society will host an ice cream social and membership drive kick-off at 5:30 p.m. June 17 outside the Old Lace Schoolhou ...
    June 11, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Hinsdale Central's Dannhausen-Brun has goal-scoring knack

    HINSDALE – Most high school athletes say there is a big jump between playing at the sophomore level and playing varsity.
    June 10, 2015 - 5:10 pm
  • Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont players comprise all-area soccer team

    The girls soccer season is officially over after two state championship games June 6 put and end to the campaign. Now is the perfect time to honor the ...
    June 10, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Charlie Donovan of Westmont High School taken in MLB Draft

    WESTMONT – Charlie Donovan was a well-known talent as a baseball player as a freshman at Westmont High School.
    June 10, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois Democrats still butting heads

    SPRINGFIELD — Another day in Springfield passed June 9 without a visible inch of movement in the deadlock between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative De ...
    June 10, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Downers Grove South ends softball season in supersectional: 6 photos

    Despite a four run third inning Downers Grove South ends their softball season with a  5-4 loss to Marist in a 4A supersectional at Benedictine Univer ...
    June 10, 2015 - 5:56 pm
  • McGuire: Advocates help break cycle of violence

    Ten-year-old Aaron didn't know why he wet the bed at night; but he was terrified of what his father would do if he found out. 
    June 10, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Downers Grove South softball struggles in supersectional

    LISLE – The offense for Downers Grove South's softball team was a force to be reckoned with all season.
    June 9, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • College of DuPage places 2 administrators on leave after buried audit emerges

    Two top College of DuPage administrators have been placed on administrative leave after a buried internal audit calling several costly investments int ...
    June 9, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Westmont baseball sees silver lining to season's end

    WESTMONT – After taking third place in the state last year, a loss before the state finals was a shock for Westmont’s baseball team.
    June 9, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Offense comes through as Downers Grove South softball wins sectional

    DOWNERS GROVE – Another great day for Kristin Lea, Caroline Hedgcock and the Downers Grove South softball team also produced payback. 
    June 9, 2015 - 10:05 am
  • Illinois House passes workers' compensation bill

    SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats on June 4 passed their own workers’ compensation reform bill despite warnings from their Republican colleagues that it f ...
    June 8, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Hinsdale guitarist bringing the funk to House of Blues with band Walsher Clemons

    HINSDALE – A Hinsdale resident and the members of his band are hoping to make it big with Walsher Clemons.
    June 8, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Reeder: Time to put an end to playing make-believe with Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – There are three ways to “balance“ a state budget: raise taxes, cut spending or play “make believe.”
    June 8, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Q&A: Hinsdale counselor talks about new book on pet grief

    HINSDALE – A new book is out to help people grieving the loss of a pet.Joy Davy, a licensed clinical ...
    June 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Boys volleyball: Hilltoppers, AT set for semifinal meeting

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Glenbard West boys volleyball is on a mission, and not even graduation could stop them.
    June 5, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • Willowbrook resident and florist to participate in design competition

    WILLOWBROOK – Joe Lesczynski loves a good challenge.Lesczynski, a Willowbrook resident, floral desig ...
    June 5, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Hinsdale South's Josh King commits to Michigan State football (with video)

    DARIEN – In the end, Josh King's decision wasn't too difficult. The Hinsdale South football defensiv ...
    June 5, 2015 - 8:43 pm
  • West Chicago man charged with child abduction, abuse has ties to towns across DuPage County (with video)

    A West Chicago man who may have worked at area park districts, churches and YMCAs as recently as May is being held without bond after allegedly attemp ...
    June 11, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Hinsdale Central soccer comes up just short of state finals

    ROMEOVILLE – The will was there but the way was nowhere to be found.Hinsdale Central tried mightily ...
    June 4, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • Hinsdale South's Josh King to make college football decision on June 5

    DARIEN – Josh King is one of the most prized high school football recruits in the nation.By the time ...
    June 4, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Video: Oak Brook firefighters respond to Porsche SUV in flames

    OAK BROOK – The Oak Brook Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at about 12:16 p.m. June 4 at 31st Street and Meyers Road.
    June 5, 2015 - 6:37 am
  • Hinsdale South's Drabchuk, Nodus nab state track medals, Central's Chun all-state in pole vault

    CHARLESTON – Charlie Nodus received a Class 2A state medal in the fall after finishing eighth in cross country.
    June 4, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Win ends Hinsdale Central's regional softball drought

    HINSDALE – When you’ve been waiting eight years, what’s an extra few minutes?Hinsdale Central’s soft ...
    June 4, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Hinsdale Central boys volleyball squad ready for state debut

    RIVERSIDE – In a tight spot in the Riverside Brookfield sectional final June 2, Hinsdale Central boys volleyball turned to an unlikely hero.
    June 4, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • Hinsdale Pet Walk returns June 7

    HINSDALE – Animal family members will parade, perform and get pet at the 2015 Hinsdale Pet Walk scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7 at Katherine Le ...
    June 4, 2015 - 9:39 am
  • Hinsdale to end electrical aggregation program, go back to ComEd

    HINSDALE – Citing rising rates in the deregulated electrical market, the Hinsdale Village Board announced during its June 2 meeting that it will not b ...
    June 4, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • Doyle: Supportive housing is a sound investment for Illinois

    Gov. Rauner’s proposed 2016 budget severely cuts or eliminates many of the state-funded programs that save money for the state. Unfortunately, it appe ...
    June 3, 2015 - 7:46 pm
  • DGN softball lives up to early promise on playoff run

    PLAINFIELD – Downers Grove North senior pitcher Megan Ramsden had the unenviable task of following in the footsteps of Dale Ryndak.
    June 3, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Tennis: Ross brothers lead Lions to state trophy

    NORTHBROOK – There were plenty of story lines in the singles draw of the boys state tennis tournament.
    June 3, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Red Stars remain unbeaten with draw in Seattle

    SEATTLE – The Chicago Red Stars entered their game against Seattle Reign FC undefeated and used a strong defensive performance to remain unbeaten.
    June 3, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Downers Grove North, South both claim baseball regional titles

    DARIEN – Zack Jones might hold the unofficial record for longest start in baseball history.The Downe ...
    June 2, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • Season a success despite ending for Westmont softball

    LISLE – Alana Pace, Skyler Poel, Kiera Aldridge and Alix Mendoza got Westmont's offense going for an inning.
    June 2, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Illinois House approves some Chicago pension restructuring

    SPRINGFIELD — With largely Democratic support, the Illinois House on Saturday passed a bill to help Chicago stabilize its massive police and fire pens ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Darien boutique to hold annual Enchanted Farmers Market

    DARIEN – Downers Grove resident Erika Zimmerman is preparing to host her fourth annual Enchanted Farmers Market on June 7 outside her boutique The Cot ...
    May 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • ‘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
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