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  • 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
  • Hinsdael 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 22, 2015 - 2:33 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 22, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • 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 20, 2015 - 6:37 pm
  • 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
  • Prep roundup: Hinsdale South soccer wins big against Addison Trail

    Tess Sobol had three goals plus an assist, and Sara Cepeda and Gina Cavalli each added goals in Hinsdale South’s West Suburban Gold girls soccer win a ...
    May 2, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • Westview Hills band to represent DuPage County at SuperState, White Sox game

    WILLOWBROOK – Get ready to be blown away by the Westview Hills Middle School band.The group of stude ...
    April 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Snapshot: Annual Kitten Shower brings donations to Hinsdale Humane Society

    HINSDALE – Claire and George Monahan of Clarendon Hills play with a kitten at the Hinsdale Humane Society's annual Kitten Shower April 18. Over 75 com ...
    April 2, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale and Darien for May 1

    HINSDALETheft• A cellphone was reported stolen between 3 and 5 p.m. April 20 at Hinsdale Central Hig ...
    April 1, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • West suburbs' young achievers honored as Suburban Life Scholars

    The west suburbs' best and brightest were recognized recently by Suburban Life Media.Two area high s ...
    May 3, 2015 - 3:27 am
  • Chemistry key to Hinsdale Central baseball surge

    HINSDALE – All Jake Ryder and his Hinsdale Central baseball teammates needed was a little time.Ryder ...
    April 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Breuder out, audit upcoming and reimbursements suspended at College of DuPage (with video)

    The College of DuPage could be on its way to a "Clean Slate," but the cleaning may not come too easy if the new board's second meeting Thursday is any ...
    May 1, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • 'Clean Slate' trustees named officers of divided College of DuPage board in tense first meeting

    What some believe to be a new era at the College of DuPage started off with a rocky first few votes Thursday.
    May 1, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Hinsdale South baseball hopes to get it going vs. DGS

    DARIEN – The baseball conference title in the West Suburban Gold the past few seasons has come down to the three-game series between Hinsdale South an ...
    April 30, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Tough stretch part of playoff preparation for Hinsdale Central soccer

    WHEATON – Persistence paid off for Hinsdale Central’s girls soccer team Saturday.After going scorele ...
    April 30, 2015 - 3:07 pm
  • National lacrosse showcase lands three from Central

    HINSDALE – Three Hinsdale Central freshmen lacrosse players will play on a national stage this summer.
    April 30, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Developer proposes houses for Belluomini’s site

    HINSDALE – The village of Hinsdale recently received a proposal for a subdivision project of four single-family detached homes at 950 and 954 Madison ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • Robert Crown Center event combines art with philanthropy Saturday in Hinsdale

    HINSDALE – The Robert Crown Center will co-host an event at Clementine Beauty, 42 S. Washington St., for mother and child photographs, the proceeds of ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • Snapshot: Packed up and ready to go

    HINSDALE – Volunteers stand before hundreds of bags of food donated and packaged for St. Isaac Jogues, 306 W. Fourth St., community-wide food drive. P ...
    April 29, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Hinsdale Central's Jordan Bradshaw picks Augustana basketball

    HINSDALE – After a season in which he played a big role in helping Hinsdale Central's basketball team to the sectional championship game, Jordan Brads ...
    April 29, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Dan Walker, former governor and troubled Oak Brook bank chairman, dies at 92

    Dan Walker, the former Illinois governor whose financial dealings with an Oak Brook bank led to a stay in federal prison, died overnight at the age of ...
    April 29, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Jackson Fischer in fine form for Westmont baseball

    WESTMONT – It would have been easy for Jackson Fischer to hang his head at times in his start against Wilmington.
    May 6, 2015 - 9:11 am
  • Radogno: Child health safety should be a priority

    When moms and dads drop their babies off at day care, there must be a level of assurance that their children will be taken care of and protected from ...
    April 29, 2015 - 9:12 am
  • Embattled College of DuPage President Breuder takes medical leave days before potential ouster

    The controversial president of the College of DuPage won't be in office when trustees potentially take a scheduled vote on whether to put him on paid ...
    April 29, 2015 - 7:02 am
  • Board members walk out on District 86 meeting in protest

    DARIEN – Board members walking out in protest forced an abrupt ending to Monday's Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education meeting ...
    April 28, 2015 - 6:28 pm
  • Hinsdale South at Downers Grove South girls soccer: 6 photos

    Downers Grove South plays at home against Hinsdale South on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, winning 7-6. ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Hinsdale Rotary honors student with Youth Merit awards

    HINSDALE – Five students who attend Hinsdale Central High School and Hinsdale Middle School have been recognized as extraordinary high school and midd ...
    April 27, 2015 - 5:56 am
  • Tim Feigh gets A.D. Hall of Fame call

    ELMHURST – Winning an award is nothing new for Tim Feigh, who compiled a long list of achievements during nearly a quarter-century as a high school at ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:40 am
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale for April 24

    HINSDALEUnderage drinkingA 16-year-old male juvenile and a 15-year-old male juvenile, both from Clar ...
    April 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Third federal subpoena seeks College of DuPage video, audio recordings

    The College of DuPage has been served its third federal subpoena this month, with authorities seeking recordings of the school on the day administrato ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Former Hinsdale Central teacher charged with criminal sexual abuse

    HINSDALE – A former teacher at Hinsdale Central High School was taken into custody and charged with criminal sexual abuse Friday, according to a news ...
    April 25, 2015 - 4:59 am
  • Hinsdale Central, South boys and girls track off and running

    The starting gun has gone off on the outdoor track and field season with some big outdoor meets having already taken place. Here’s the outlook for the ...
    April 24, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • Snapshot: Clarendon Hills Middle School students create a patchwork picture

    CLARENDON HILLS – Clarendon Hills Middle School art teacher Jean Fitzgerald works with professional artist Mirtes Zwierzynski to create the school's f ...
    April 24, 2015 - 5:43 am
  • Hinsdale’s Monroe students learn about water scarcity

    HINSDALE – Third grade students at Monroe School in Hinsdale are planning a fundraising campaign to support Charity: Water, an organization that works ...
    April 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DuPage officials pledge to reduce emissions by 20 percent

    County leaders came together April 14 to announce plans for a greener DuPage over the next decade and a half.
    April 23, 2015 - 8:43 pm
  • Local students to participate in art show at Cheney Mansion in Oak Park

    OAK PARK – More than 550 pieces of artwork created by local elementary and middle school students will be on display at the Young Artists Show from 10 ...
    April 23, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Snapshot: Granny and the wolf at Elm School

    BURR RIDGE – Elm School students Annette Ciupek, left, and Schyler Karthan portray Granny and the Wolf in the school's musical, "The Granny Awards," A ...
    April 23, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Snapshot: Jim Thome helps raise $2,000 bar tending in Hinsdale for charity

    HINSDALE – Former Chicago White Sox star Jim Thome served as guest bartender April 14 at a fundraising event for Charlie’s Gift Autism Center at the C ...
    April 24, 2015 - 6:20 am
  • Hinsdale library to hold fundraiser with Chicago Shakespeare Theater

    HINSDALE – A benefit in support of Friends of the Hinsdale Library will allow attendees to experience the sets and costumes of an upcoming production ...
    April 23, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • State title in sights for Hinsdale Central tennis

    HINSDALE – Eddie Grabill won five of his seven matches at last year’s state tennis tournament in two sets on his way to a singles title.
    April 23, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Prayer vigil held for Western Springs student missing in Colorado

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Friends, family and neighbors gathered at Ridgewood Park in Western Springs to hold a prayer vigil for the safe return of Berry "Tyl ...
    April 24, 2015 - 6:12 am
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