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  • Darien police: Aurora man arrested in connection with armed robberies in Darien, Naperville and Warrenville

    DARIEN – An Aurora man suspected of committing a series of armed robberies in the DuPage County area was arrested and charged July 29 in North Aurora ...
    July 31, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • College of DuPage exploring options after Attorney General rules on Breuder contract

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees is looking into what a recent legal opinion from the Attorney General's office might mean for the contract of ...
    July 31, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Hinsdale Central, South athletes step up to summer AAU, club competition

    It used to be that elite high school athletes had three jerseys in their closets – one for a fall sport, one for a winter sport, and one for a spring ...
    July 31, 2015 - 6:12 am
  • College of DuPage attorney: Investigation, prosecution for Breuder closed meeting leak

    The College of DuPage and its attorneys are investigating the source of the leak of an audio recording of a closed meeting regarding a contract extens ...
    July 31, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Asimakopoulos: Free access to Lynda.com through Indian Prairie Public Library

    Today, someone asked me how Instagram works. Last week, a friend accepted her first management position and wanted to improve her people skills. I rec ...
    July 30, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Gone fishin’: 7-year-old wins longest catch at Clarendon Hills Fishing Derby after reeling in 27-inch fish

    CLARENDON HILLS – The Clarendon Hills Park District held its annual Fishing Derby for residents July 25 at Prospect Park pond.
    July 30, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • DuPage Health Department: West Nile present in mosquitoes, but keep playing outside

    The DuPage County Health Department is monitoring the small number of West Nile virus cases it has seen this year in mosquitoes.
    July 30, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District sees rating increase

    WOODRIDGE – The Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District recently was bumped up to a Public Protection Class 2 rating by the Insurance Services Offic ...
    July 30, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • Illinois state pension headed to U.S. Supreme Court?

    SPRINGFIELD — Attorney General Lisa Madigan is considering an appeal of the state high court’s May decision that tossed out the state’s 2013 Pension R ...
    July 29, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Reports: College of DuPage's Breuder requested double amount of severance package

    GLEN ELLYN – Anonymously released tapes show College of DuPage President Robert Breuder's controversial buyout package was nearly twice as much and hi ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Lots of sports options for athletes looking to specialize

    Athletes who decide to specialize in one sport have plenty of options to choose from. Club and AAU teams not only offer top-notch competition, but als ...
    July 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 8 photos: DuPage County Fair offers family fun

    WHEATON – The DuPage County Fair returned for the 61st year from July 22 to 26, and with it came fun for the whole family.
    July 29, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • McGuire: Cutting services can carry a high cost

    When people trapped by domestic violence come to Family Shelter Service, they find a lot more than they expect. That's because we are not an isolated ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Oak Brook police: Willowbrook teen caught burglarizing Bath & Tennis Club

    OAK BROOK – Police caught a Willowbrook 16-year-old boy July 28 shortly after he allegedly stole cash, alcohol and electronics from the Oak Brook Bath ...
    July 28, 2015 - 5:34 pm
  • Forest preserve's new leader is Oak Brook public works director

    After years of absent or temporary leadership, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has announced its new executive director after a unanimou ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:26 pm
  • Illinois state employees get another win in pay dispute

    SPRINGFIELD — State employees can keep getting their regular paychecks for the near future, another state court has ruled.
    July 28, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Mystery Diner visit to Fuller House in Hinsdale: 5 photos

    A fresh addition to downtown Hinsdale is Fuller House, which elevates the restaurant and bar scene to a destination for delectable edibles.
    July 29, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Alleged Lombard Hobby Lobby burglar faces additional charges

    LOMBARD – A Florida man previously convicted of stealing $2 million worth of merchandise from Toys R Us now faces more charges in DuPage County and ha ...
    July 27, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Attorney general: College of DuPage violated Open Meetings Act with Breuder contract extension

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees violated the Open Meetings Act when it approved a 2011 contract extension for President Robert Breuder, accord ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Fuller House proves worthy newcomer: Mystery Diner

    HINSDALE – It didn't take long for the newly opened Fuller House to distinguish itself from other restaurants in downtown Hinsdale. A large and lively ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Metra expands, adjusts service for Lollapalooza weekend rush

    Metra is adjusting its train schedules to Chicago to accommodate the thousands of passengers that are expected to attend Lollapalooza, according to a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Christen Press goal leads Chicago Red Stars against Washington Spirit

    GERMANTOWN, Md. – The National Women's Soccer League-leading Chicago Red Stars nearly handed third-place Washington Spirit its first home defeat of th ...
    July 27, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Our view: Take steps to avoid contracting West Nile virus

    It seems the buzz surrounding the West Nile virus in Illinois quiets more every summer.That’s not a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • Clarendon Hills annual fishing derby: 6 photos

    Families cast for catfish and bass at the annual Clarendon Hills fishing derby in the two ponds at Prospect Park on Saturday, July 25, 2015.
    July 25, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • Hinsdale Central library to take part in Library of Congress program

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Township High School District 86 announced July 20 that Hinsdale Central Library media specialist Leah Giarritano recently was sel ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois Tollway, IDOT, DuPage County announce opening of new I-290, Illinois Route 390 interchange

    ITASCA – DuPage County residents will soon have a more manageable commute to O'Hare International Airport.
    July 27, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • Card-boatin in Clarendon Hills

    CLARENDON HILLS – Grab your cardboard and duct tape. The regatta sails again in Clarendon Hills.The ...
    July 24, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Old-fashioned fun continues through July 26 at DuPage County Fair

    WHEATON – The DuPage County Fair kicked off its annual festivities July 22, which will feature a lineup of family-friendly fare through July 26 at the ...
    July 23, 2015 - 8:10 pm
  • Vanessa Niestrom welcomes experience with Red Stars Reserves

    OAK BROOK – After riding the bench for two years at Illinois State, Vanessa Niestrom was looking for some action this summer.
    July 23, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Ticknor: Preparing students for a digital world

    I recently watched a National Geographic special on the 1980s, and was struck by this fact: the smartphones we use today are more powerful than any co ...
    July 23, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Oak Brook fire leaves home uninhabitable, no injuries reorted

    OAK BROOK – A residential fire that broke shortly after midnight on July 23 in Oak Brook left one home uninhabitable, but no injuries have been report ...
    July 23, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • Red Stars strike late for win against Boston Breakers

    BOSTON – The Chicago Red Stars maintained their first place ranking in the National Women's Soccer League table on July 22 earning three points on the ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Red Stars fans welcome home World Cup heroes

    LISLE – A whirlwind for four members of the U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team continued July 18.The ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • College of DuPage trustees, accreditation reviewers discuss board dysfunction

    The division of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees was clear as accreditation reviewers discussed the subject with trustees earlier this week.
    July 23, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Hinsdale District 86 Board passes rules for board member conduct amid contentious debate

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education adopted several board protocols on how the board and its members will cond ...
    July 22, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • Local soccer players help Chicago Fire Academy win national championship

    The Chicago Fire Academy's U-17/18 team won the 2014-15 U.S. Soccer Development Academy national championship with a 3-1 victory over Real Salt Lake- ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:17 pm
  • Oak Brook police: Single vehicle collision leaves man injured

    OAK BROOK – A man injured his back after his vehicle collided with a guardrail July 18 in Oak Brook, according to an Oak Brook Police Department news ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Darien police report armed robbery at Speedway

    DARIEN – The Darien Police Department issued a community alert after a Speedway gas station, located at 8301 Lemont Road, was reported robbed by a gun ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Golf the name of the game for Shubham Nain and family

    WESTMONT – Shubham Nain hopes to one day have a career similar to his favorite golfer, Phil Mickelson.
    July 22, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Oak Brook Police squad car T-boned while responding to an emergency

    OAK BROOK – A police officer sustained nonfatal injuries July 21 after his squad car was struck by another vehicle that failed to yield to the officer ...
    July 24, 2015 - 8:40 am
  • Chicago Red Stars look to maintain momentum of Women's World Cup win

    LISLE – The United States returned to the pinnacle of women’s soccer by winning the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Vancouver earlier in July.
    July 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Humanitarian Service Project calls on DuPage County volunteers

    The Humanitarian Service Project is in need of local volunteers to deliver groceries to marginalized senior citizens.
    July 21, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Leibforth: Red cups of alcohol are not for teens

    The red Solo cup has become a cultural icon. It announces: “I am – not so subtly – partaking in the consumption of alcohol, so get on board or get out ...
    July 20, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Oak Brook police: Westmont motorcyclist killed in crash

    OAK BROOK – A Westmont woman died late July 17 in Oak Brook when the motorcycle she was riding collided with another vehicle, according to an Oak Broo ...
    July 20, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Hinsdale School District 181 needs members for learning committee

    HINSDALE – Community Consolidated School District 181 is seeking community members to join its Learning Committee, according to a district news releas ...
    July 20, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • District 181 superintendent taking facilities discussion to community

    HINSDALE – Community Consolidated School District 181 Superintendent Don White will attend three public events in August to talk about the district’s ...
    July 20, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Hinsdale police offering self-defense, driver safety classes

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Police Department will offer two safety-related classes in August targeted toward high school and college students.
    July 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale for July 17

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    July 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • College of DuPage accreditation review rescheduled

    A review of the College of DuPage's accreditation will move forward next week after the Higher Learning Commission postponed a trip to the school last ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • College of DuPage board mulls spending policy changes

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees may take steps to change certain spending policies.All three ...
    July 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Breen's Breuder Rule passes House

    LOMBARD – A community college reform bill that includes state Rep. Peter Breen’s, R-Lombard, Breuder Rule passed the Illinois House on July 9.
    July 17, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Hinsdale police: Suspect in suspicious interaction with teen found, no criminal offense

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Police Department issued an update July 17 regarding a suspicious incident that occurred in the village between a man and a 14 ...
    July 17, 2015 - 3:40 pm
  • Heat advisory in place for July 18 for Cook, DuPage, Will counties

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 18 for several area counties, including Cook, DuPage and ...
    July 17, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • Hinsdale South baseball fines tunes little things in advance of spring season

    DARIEN – Even after a 4-3 loss against Romeoville in the playoffs ended Hinsdale South’s summer baseball season, there was a lot to like.
    July 17, 2015 - 9:58 am
  • Clarendon Hills Park District to host annual fishing derby July 25

    CLARENDON HILLS – The Clarendon Hills Park District will host its annual summer Fishing Derby starting at 8 a.m. July 25.
    July 17, 2015 - 5:40 am
  • Hinsdale Central baseball comes together during summer season

    HINSDALE – Summer break is often hardly that for high school athletes, and that includes members of Hinsdale Central’s baseball team.
    July 16, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • With code violations addressed, DuPage fair prepares for opening day

    WHEATON – The DuPage County Fair's organizers have long said the fairgrounds would be ready by summer, despite more than 600 building code violations ...
    July 20, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Police charge Indiana man with shooting in unincorporated Willowbrook

    WILLOWBROOK – The DuPage County Sheriff's Office announced July 16 that an Indiana man was charged with a shooting that occurred in unincorporated Wil ...
    July 16, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Law: District 86 takes summer to work on master facilities plan

    What does the word summer mean? Well, it depends on whom you ask.Ask students about their thoughts o ...
    July 16, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Hinsdale police alert community after suspicious incidents

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Police Department issued a community alert July 15 following a report of a suspicious incident involving an unidentified man a ...
    July 15, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • District 181 hires new Lane School principal

    HINSDALE – Angela Stallion was selected as the new principal of The Lane School in Community Consolidated School District 181, according to a district ...
    July 15, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Reeder: High court case could end 'fair share' fees

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case last week that has union bosses worried. Very worried.I ...
    July 15, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Downers Grove South baseball focuses on fundamentals during summer season (with video)

    DOWNERS GROVE – Darren Orel likes to keep things simple, especially in the summer. With players comi ...
    July 15, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Hinsdale police: No injuries reported in three-car collision on Route 83

    HINSDALE – No one was injured in a three-vehicle collision July 14 on Route 83 near Hinsdale, according to Hinsdale Police Department Officer Grant Mc ...
    July 14, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • St. Francis at Hinsdale Central summer baseball: 7 photos

    Hinsdale Central plays a home baseball game with St. Francis on Monday, July 13, 2015. ...
    July 14, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Mystery Diner visit to Cooper's Hawk Winery in Burr Ridge: 6 photos

    Uncorking some of the pleasures of wine country, Cooper's Hawk Winery in Burr Ridge and Naperville is known for delectable dishes thoughtfully paired ...
    July 14, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • Illinois Comptroller: July 15 payroll will go out

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois employees will receive their regular paychecks for the July 15 pay date, Comptroller Leslie Munger, R-Lincolnshire, announced J ...
    July 14, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Summer helps Westmont baseball set up for spring season

    WESTMONT – Matt Alisauskis is one of the few holdovers from Westmont High School’s spring baseball team that has seen plenty of playing time this summ ...
    July 14, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • DuPage County Sheriff: Willowbrook area shooting under investigation

    The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting occurred late July 13 in unincorporated Willowbrook.
    July 14, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Cooper's Hawk Winery evokes Napa in Burr Ridge, Naperville: Mystery Diner

    BURR RIDGE – Lunch at Cooper's Hawk? As a wine lover, it wasn’t hard to convince me. Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant has become known for its wide ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Rep. Jim Durkin's office collecting children's clothing for back to school drive

    BURR RIDGE – The office of State Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Burr Ridge, will hold a back to school clothing drive July 13 to Aug. 10.
    July 13, 2015 - 5:50 am
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale and Darien for June 10

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    July 12, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • Football seeding changes exciting for Hinsdale Central, DGS coaches

    The IHSA announced rule changes that will affect postseason play in team sports, including a new way to seed teams in the football playoffs.
    July 11, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Report: Watchdog says records may indicate 'pay-to-play' at College of DuPage

    A local watchdog group is questioning whether College of DuPage engaged in “pay-to-play” politics in relation to projects funded by the school's $168 ...
    July 11, 2015 - 1:11 pm
  • First Folio's Shakespeare Under the Stars to spin 'Winter's Tale'

    OAK BROOK – “The Winter’s Tale” promises a summer’s enchantment when Shakespeare Under the Stars returns for a 19th season at First Folio Theatre of O ...
    July 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oak Brook wins latest appeal in former police chief pension case

    OAK BROOK – The Illinois Second District Appellate Court ruled in favor of the village of Oak Brook in an appeal of its pension liability to former Oa ...
    July 15, 2015 - 9:36 am
  • Illinois House passes stopgap spending plan

    SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats on July 9 passed a stopgap budget to pay for limited July operations, including a month of state payroll.
    July 10, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Summer helps Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South football prep for season

    There are several question marks for Hinsdale Central’s football team with the start of preseason practices a little more than a month away.
    July 9, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Author raises glass to family health in 'Sip the Garden' book, will give talk, samples in La Grange Park July 11

    HINSDALE – T. Kari Mitchell of Burr Ridge may be retired from teaching, but she can’t keep from crafting a lively lesson plan, this one in the form of ...
    July 9, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner challenges Democrats

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on July 8 essentially told legislative Democrats to just do it.If th ...
    July 9, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Most Illinois state workers to go unpaid

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger plans to appeal a  judge’s ruling that state employees who work during a no-budget shutdown can be pa ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:04 am
  • Reeder: State workers need to bear share of cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – The way Illinois has handled negotiations with the largest union representing state workers has always been political.
    July 7, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Illinois Attorney General, Comptroller meet in court

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Attorney General’s and Comptroller’s Offices met in court the morning of July 7 in an attempt to find out how much the stat ...
    July 7, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Lombard man charged with burglarizing, damaging Burr Ridge mansion

    BURR RIDGE – A Lombard man has been charged with residential burglary and criminal damage to property of over $300 after allegedly trespassing and usi ...
    July 8, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Barret Benson makes basketball commitment to Northwestern

    DARIEN – Barret Benson has been hotly pursued by college basketball coaches for much of his high school career.
    July 7, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • Illinois residents pawns in a giant state chess game

    The mighty struggle underway over the Illinois state budget is eerily similar to the game of chess. The comparison is both apt and sad.
    July 7, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Historians honor man who died in mid-air rescue with pond name in Burr Ridge

    BURR RIDGE – Decades after his death, Bruno Schustek has received permanent recognition for his heroic actions that saved a life, but cost his own.
    July 16, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Dispute over Illinois state payroll rolls on

    SPRINGFIELD — The question of whether the state can pay employees during a no-budget shutdown became political football July 2. 
    July 6, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Downers Grove South's Erik Swenson looks forward to playing football for Michigan

    DOWNERS GROVE – Erik Swenson always had the dream of playing football at Michigan. When he started to gain notoriety on the field at Downers Grove Sou ...
    July 6, 2015 - 7:25 pm
  • Fuller House brings bar atmosphere to downtown Hinsdale

    HINSDALE – Patrons of downtown Hinsdale now have a full-service restaurant and bar they can dine at.
    July 6, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Edible book contest returning to Clarendon Hills library July 11

    CLARENDON HILLS – Patrons can chow down on some of their favorite literary titles during the Clarendon Hills Public Library’s Edible Book Contest from ...
    July 5, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Badminton, gymnastics state showings spring highlights for Hinsdale South

    DARIEN – In a busy high school spring sports season, athletes from Hinsdale South stood out with some strong performances. Here are some of the Hornet ...
    July 4, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Keefe: Check out book versions of sizzling summer movies

    There’s something about sitting in a dark room with a big screen that feels especially indulgent and refreshing on a sunny summer day. 
    July 4, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale and Darien for July 3

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • College of DuPage ex-trustee files complaint against Clean Slate for alleged campaign violation

    A former College of DuPage trustee has filed a complaint alleging the committee for a slate of former Board of Trustees candidates failed to report a ...
    July 6, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Tennis state title among spring highlights for Hinsdale Central

    HINSDALE – The fall and winter seasons were successful ones for Hinsdale Central athletes, and spring sports kept up the trend. A tennis state title, ...
    July 2, 2015 - 7:16 pm
  • Report: College of DuPage's Breuder spent more than $100,000 in foundation money

    College of DuPage President Robert Breuder spent more than $102,000 of the College of DuPage Foundation's money from 2010 to 2014, according to a Chic ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Taste of Oak Brook and other can't miss events for the Fourth of July

    It’s Independence Day weekend. There are a couple of festivals on the Fourth of July, but those looking for a fireworks show nearby will need to go ou ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Willowbrook trustee named president of Illinois State Bar Association

    WILLOWBROOK – Umberto Davi, a resident of Willowbrook and trustee for the village of Willowbrook, was recently installed as president of the Illinois ...
    July 2, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • Former coach of Red Devils Watson enters Hall of Fame

    HINSDALE – Former Hinsdale Central High School swimming Don Watson earned plenty of accolades during his time with the Red Devils.
    July 2, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Fourth of July fireworks roundup for Chicago suburbs

    Celebrating the Fourth of July calls for parades, barbecues, food and fun.But most of all, Independe ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:13 pm
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