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  • Burr Ridge burglary possibly linked to other incidents

    BURR RIDGE – A residential burglary, an attempted burglary and a report of a suspicious person in Burr Ridge were linked by police via a common vehicl ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:13 pm
  • Central's McCarthy, Graham medal at state swimming

    One Hinsdale Central phenom competed in her final high school state swimming meet Saturday at Evanston while another appeared in her first.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Major statement: Nazareth football wins big to earn first state finals berth

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nazareth Academy’s football team is headed to the Class 6A state title game after a convincing semifinal victory Saturday.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • Sears Appliance & Hardware Athlete of the Week: Charlie Donovan

    Charlie DonovanWestmontBaseballSenior–Why Donovan was selected:A Michigan recruit for years, Donovan ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • HC Boosters Club selling holiday pies

    HINSDALE –The Hinsdale Central Boosters Club is bringing back the Thanksgiving Fasano Pies sale again this year.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • Darien church to honor fallen soldiers Dec.

    DARIEN – St. John Lutheran Church & Early Learning Center announced the second annual Remembrance Ceremony, hosted by the Survivor Outreach Services o ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:02 am
  • Hinsdale firefighter, lieutenant honor late deputy chief with lifesaving training classes

    HINSDALE – Just more than four years after the Hinsdale Fire Department said goodbye to Mark “Big” Johnson, a department firefighter and lieutenant ha ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale for Nov. 21

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Downers Grove North swimmers capture second straight state trophy

    EVANSTON – Downers Grove North's girls swimming team did it again. A year after winning their first ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Hinsdale Central girls swimming sends 10 to state

    DOWNERS GROVE – Hinsdale Central’s girls swimming and diving team crowned three champions at Saturday’s Downers Grove South sectional.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Athletes visit capital for resolution adoptions

    HINSDALE – Members of the Hinsdale Central High School’s IHSA State Championship teams visited the state’s capital Thursday to join the Illinois House ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:03 am
  • Gateway SRA Gators send three teams to State Special Olympics

    The Gateway Special Recreation Association Green and Red teams brought home the gold in volleyball at the Special Olympics Qualifying games in Septemb ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • Oak Brook co-workers receive $1M Illinois Lottery check

    OAK BROOK – Cheers for Richard Lewis rang through the Elmhurst Minuteman Shell gas station Wednesday afternoon as 42 co-workers celebrated their winni ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 2:37 pm
  • Hinsdale police report residential burglaries, working with area police departments

    HINSDALE – Two residential burglaries and one attempted burglary reported to Hinsdale police have investigators comparing notes with area police depar ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Darien police report 4 burglaries Monday, believed to be part of pattern

    DARIEN – The Darien Police Department said that a number of residential burglaries reported fit a pattern of residential burglaries in the city in rec ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 2:04 pm
  • Hinsdale South football comes up short against St. Francis

    WHEATON – Robby Regan and Hinsdale South's offense had no answer for St. Francis on Saturday. After ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • Hinsdale Humane Society to offer pet friendly photos with Santa

    HINSDALE – This year, holiday photos with Santa aren’t just for the kids. The Hinsdale Humane Society is inviting families – with their four-legged fa ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • 7th Annual Burr Ridge Jingle Mingle: 5 photos

    Burr Ridge hosts the 7th annual Jingle Mingle at Burr Ridge Village Center on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 6:00 am
  • Park District announces gymnastics class openings

    CLARENDON HILLS – The Clarendon Hills Park District recently announced openings in its upcoming gymnastics programs for children of all ages to mark o ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Prospect School hosts NED Show assembly for students

    Prospect School recently hosted a school-wide student assembly for The NED Show in October. The Oct. 29 assembly taught students through magic, humor ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hinsdale police cracking down on driving violations

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Police Department recently announced its increased enforcement plan for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday while also reminding ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Miscues cost Red Devils in playoff loss

    CHICAGO – Football coaches at all levels stress to their teams the importance of taking care of the ball.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Students craft blankets for infants

    HINSDALE – Students part of the Hinsdale Middle School's Life Skills Class recently finished a service project supporting the University of Chicago – ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Hinsdale Township High School District 86 achieves academic goals

    HINSDALE – Despite the chilly fall breeze and the excitement of the holidays beginning to brew, students and faculty in Hinsdale Township High School ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • Indian Prairie Public Library to offer family interviews this November

    DARIEN – In honor of National Listening Day, the Indian Prairie Public Library will celebrate with an opportunity for attendees to interview members o ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • Prospect School students meet Chicago mayor at museum

    Students at Prospect School recently visit the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood on the Near West Side where they saw Ch ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale for Nov. 14

    HINSDALEBurglary and theft• A home was reported burglarized between 10 and 11:20 a.m. Nov. 6 in the ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Vet friends

    HINSDALE – Best buddies John Matiello of Lyons and Pete Peterson of Hinsdale take a minute to grab a picture amid the crowd of friends, family and onl ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 2:19 pm
  • Downers Grove South Fall Jazz Concert: 7 photos

    Downers Grove South High School jazz groups perform in the school's Fall Jazz Concert on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 6:53 am
  • Hinsdale Central boys cross country defends state title

    PEORIA – Despite finishing second to Sandburg at the sectional race the week before, Hinsdale Central’s boys cross country team felt it was in a good ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • Keefe: Your library card is your ticket to free movies, music and more

    A couple of weeks ago I decided to fix some cereal and snuggle up with my 4-year-old daughter to watch some Saturday morning cartoons. Turns out, that ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • All-area soccer MVP: Wes Bergevin backstops Hinsdale Central's success

    HINSDALE – Wes Bergevin's last name is well-known in hockey. It's quickly becoming known in soccer circles.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • All-area boys soccer: Meet Suburban Life Media's 2014 selections

    The boys soccer season is officially in the books after two championship games on Saturday. Now is the perfect time to honor the best players with the ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Hinsdale South advances to 6A football quarterfinals: 7 photos

    Hinsdale South beats DeKalb 17-14 in Darien in a second round Class 6A football playoff game on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. The Hornets advance to the quart ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 6:13 am
  • Hinsdale Falcons teams win four BGYFL titles

    HINSDALE – The 93-pound Gold team from Hinsdale Falcons football achieved absolute perfection on Sunday.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Burr Ridge to host seventh annual Jingle Mingle Saturday

    BURR RIDGE – Although the cold is expected to continue through the weekend, the latest polar vortex won't hold back holiday celebrations in Burr Ridge ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • DuPage forest preserve district board reopens director search, releases letter addressing termination

    Extending a search that has gone on more than two years, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is again looking for an executive director.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Top of the class

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Will McGowen was on the end of the biggest goal of the season for Hinsdale Central's boys soccer team.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Defense helps Hinsdale South dispatch DeKalb

    DARIEN – Robert Hall didn't score a touchdown, but he had two of the biggest plays for Hinsdale South's football team against DeKalb.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • DuPage Community Foundation to host benefit dinner Nov. 15

    OAK BROOK – The DuPage Community Foundation will host its 22nd annual benefit dinner Saturday in Oak Brook.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Village of Hinsdale to welcome new public services director

    HINSDALE – The village of Hinsdale recently announced it will welcome a new public services director in December.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 1:23 pm
  • Hinsdale Fire Department responds to roof fire at Graue Mill Medical Offices

    HINSDALE – At 2:56 p.m. Nov. 10, the Hinsdale Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at the Graue Mill Medical Offices, 950 N. York Road.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • Monroe students graduate from peer mediation program

    HINSDALE – This past October, more than 20 students at Monroe School completed their basic training for the Peer Mediation program.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 5:58 pm
  • Police: DUI driver drove wrong way on Stevenson Expressway, crashes into Willowbrook woman

    A 29-year-old Willowbrook woman was injured in a head on crash at 1:30 a.m. Sunday on the Stevenson Expressway.
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • DuPage forest preserve district board looks to fill seat

    The Board of Commissioners for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is looking for applicants to fill the vacancy left by President-elect Jos ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • Hinsdale Central wins 3A soccer final: 8 photos

    Hinsdale Central wins the Class 3A boys state soccer championship game 1-0 over Normal at Hoffman Estates High School on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • Hinsdale Central boys cross country team wins state

    PEORIA – The Hinsdale Central boys cross country team strided to a comfortable victory at the 3A state final meet on Saturday in Peoria.
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • McGowen, Loebig, Floersch help Hinsdale Central soccer to state title

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Will McGowen, Bryan Loebig and Evan Floersch were key cogs for Hinsdale Central's boys soccer team all season.
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:04 am
  • Oak Brook restaurant to host mac ’n’ cheese cook off Tuesday

    OAK BROOK – Corporate Executive Chef Paul Katz and Executive Chef Tim Benedict, of Oak Brook’s Old Town Pour House, will host a neighborhood cook off ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Hinsdale Central soccer moves into state championship match

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Mikey Usher was one of the heroes for Hinsdale Central's soccer team Friday night.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Tough defense helps Hinsdale South stop DeKalb

    DARIEN – Robert Hall came up big twice to help Hinsdale South's football team to one of the program's most memorable wins in recent history.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Darien man charged with assault after pointing knife at driver following a road rage incident

    OAK BROOK – A road rage incident led to the traffic crash which led to a Darien man getting charged with assault.
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Spitalli of Darien found guilty of murder, kidnapping

    DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin announced Friday that a jury found Joseph Spitalli, 36, of Darien, guilty of first degree murder and kidn ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • ‘Vietnam 101: The War on Campus’ comes to Central

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Central High School Drama Group is traveling back in time for its upcoming performance of “Vietnam 101: The War on Campus.”
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • Girl Scouts, club prepare 1400 meals

    DARIEN – The Darien Rotary Club and Girl Scouts recently joined together to pack more than 1400 meals for about 100 needy children in the area.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Prep roundup: Haff returns, Red Devil girls run to sectional title

    MIDLOTHIAN – Led by the return of Alexa Haff and her winning time of 17:02.72, Hinsdale Central’s girls cross country team captured the title at Satur ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • 10-year-old Hinsdale author wins Kids Rock Award

    HINSDALE – Four years ago, then 6-year-old LaNiyah Bailey said she came home from school in tears because of the mean-spirited comments students in he ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Library patrons get access to free movies, music

    HINSDALE –The Hinsdale Public Library is expanding its digital offerings to library patrons with a partnership with Hoopla Digital, a music and movie ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 5:00 am
  • Area villages introduce Ebola protocols

    LA GRANGE – Several villages around the area have joined together with local hospitals to outline a set of uniform protocols for employee safety, pati ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 1:44 pm
  • Residents take stand on 3 referendums

    HINSDALE – In Tuesday’s General Election, residents in the area and neighboring communities were posed with various referendum questions to advise loc ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 1:40 pm
  • Garden Study Club of Hinsdale announces holiday wreath project

    HINSDALE – The Garden Study Club of Hinsdale will raise their holiday wreath with the help of DuPage Forest Preseve employees at an event Monday at Gr ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 1:28 pm
  • Author to have book signing in Oak Brook

    OAK BROOK – Community members and readers from all over the area are invited out for a book signing event for a Chicago-area author at Oak Brook Cente ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Hinsdale Community House features speech by Bill Kurtis

    Community House Active Adult Director Kate Vogts (from left), acclaimed news anchor Bill Kurtis and Community House Executive Director Jenifer Fabian ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • Hinsdale Village Board unanimously approves agenda items at Tuesday meeting

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Village Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favor of several agenda items at their meeting at Village Hall, 121 Symonds Dri ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 5:45 pm
  • Defense gets it done

    HINSDALE – Colin Goss and the rest of Hinsdale Central's defense grabbed their share of the spotlight on Saturday.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Foster re-elected in 11th District

    U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, appeared poised for re-election Tuesday night, according to unofficial election results.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 2:04 pm
  • Hinsdale Central soccer locks up state berth with shootout win

    ROMEOVILLE – Will McGowen went high, Wes Bergevin went right and Hinsdale Central's soccer team is heading to state.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • Zaruba wins re-election bid for DuPage sheriff

    Incumbent DuPage County sheriff candidate John Zaruba won his re-election bid Tuesday night after claiming 62 percent of the vote.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Cronin takes second term as DuPage County Board chairman

    The DuPage County Board will be led by a familiar face for the next four years after Chairman Dan Cronin won his second term in a landslide victory in ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:29 am
  • Roskam wins re-election in U.S. House 6th District

    Republican Peter Roskam easily secured his fifth term in the U.S. House, capturing roughly 67 percent of the vote in an election night victory over De ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 12:56 am
  • Hinds gets decisive win in DuPage clerk race after opponent's 'surprisingly negative' campaign

    In a DuPage County clerk race filled with allegations, the quieter candidate was the one that came out on top.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 3:57 am
  • Curran keeps DuPage County Board seat in District 3

    Woodridge resident John Curran was re-elected to represent the 3rd District in DuPage County over Democratic challenger Pamela Miles of Downers Grove.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Quigley takes lead in U.S. House District 5 race

    With more than 85 percent of precincts reporting in the city of Chicago, Democratic incumbent Mike Quigley is leading the race for U.S. House of Repre ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:14 am
  • All lanes reopen after fatal I-294 crash near Oak Brook

    A fatal crash early Tuesday morning caused major delays on northbound Interstate 294 near Oak Brook.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Elmhurst Memorial names cancer center after donor

    ELMHURST – An unprecedented donation has inspired Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare to rename its Center for Cancer Care "The Nancy W. Knowles Cancer Cente ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Referendum guide: Clarendon Hills

    CLARENDON HILLS – Residents in Clarendon Hills will vote on a referendum asking for their opinion about preserving the town’s charm during the Nov. 4 ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Referendum Guide: School District 86

    HINSDALE – In the upcoming Nov. 4 general elections, voters in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 will see an advisory referendum question on t ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Referendum Guide: Burr Ridge

    "Shall the Village President (Mayor) of Burr Ridge, who receives a stipend of $6,000 per year, and the Burr Ridge Trustees, who receive a stipend of $ ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Hinsdale Central stuffs Benet in playoff opener

    HINSDALE – Matt Rafferty and Thomas Ives have been two key pieces for a potent Hinsdale Central offense that has drawn rave reviews.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Hinsdale South handles Crystal Lake Central in playoff opener

    CRYSTAL LAKE— When Crystal Lake Central scored on its first drive to go up 7-0 on Hinsdale South Friday night, the question became how will the Hornet ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Hinsdale church encourages Sleep Out Saturday

    HINSDALE – Children and adults across DuPage County will be sleeping on the streets this weekend to help them better understand the lives of the area’ ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Hinsdale South boys win cross country regional

    DARIEN – Led By Charlie Nodus’ winning time of 16:10.1, Hinsdale South’s boys cross country team captured the title at Saturday’s Class 2A Rosary regi ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Red Devils ready for tough test from Redwings

    HINSDALE – Jimmy Thompson wasn’t about to let Hinsdale Central’s recent run of success against Downers Grove North end on his watch.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Letter: D. 86 Board needs to show commitment to transparency with independent firm

    To the Editor:Civil disobedience is “the refusal to obey certain governmental laws or demands in ord ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Rivalry win sets stage for Hinsdale South’s football playoff push

    DARIEN – Matt Brandeis took some time to linger on the field at Hinsdale South and savor a win against Downers Grove South, and with good reason.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • HC announces 4 writing competition semifinalists

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central High School recently announced four students qualified as semifinalists for the Norman Mailer Writing Award for the High S ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Local trick or treating times and tips from police for a fun, safe Halloween

    The Hinsdale Police Department and the Burr Ridge Police Department released their annual tip sheets for keeping children safe and having fun on Hallo ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Darien police issue community alert following string of burglaries

    DARIEN – The Darien Police Department issued a community alert to resident Wednesday bringing attention to a string of burglaries that in occurred vil ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Trooper Erin Hehl Memorial Overpass dedicated: 7 photos

    The Illinois State Police hosts a dedication ceremony at the Burr Police Department for the Trooper Erin Hehl Memorial Overpass on Thursday, Oct. 30, ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Red Devil runners sweep regional titles

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central cross country, both boys and girls teams, have strong squads this year so putting them on their home course was an extra a ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • ‘We were all business’

    HINSDALE – It’s state title or bust for Hinsdale Central’s girls tennis team each season.Rugile Vali ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Shootout win sends HC to sectional final

    WESTERN SPRINGS – It was a bigger stage, but it was a scenario Wes Bergevin was very familiar with.T ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 12:23 pm
  • Adventist Women's Care to host free seminar Nov. 11

    OAK BROOK – Women of all ages from the area are invited to a free seminar discussing treatments for common gynecological conditions in November.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Hinsdale Central wins soccer semifinal over Lyons Township: 6 photos

    Hinsdale Central wins a Class 3A sectional semifinal soccer match 1-0 over Lyons Township in Western Springs on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Oak and Madison schools students learn about food allergies

    HINSDALE – Students at Oak School and Madison School were treated to a special performance Oct. 23 designed to teach them about food allergies.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Hinsdale Middle School 8th graders meet author of class novel, 'Unwind' by Neal Shusterman

    HINSDALE – Eighth grade students at Hinsdale Middle School got a unique opportunity to meet with the author of the book they are reading in class and ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Hinsdale firefighters extinguish blaze, save cat

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Fire Department was called to structure fire in the 900 block of South Bodin Street at 4:07 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Snapshot: Bella Cosa Jewelers donates to Darien Lyons Club

    DARIEN – The Darien Lyons Club got a boost for their annual Candy Day fundraiser from Willowbrook-based Bella Cosa Jewelers, 7163 Kingery Hwy.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Police respond after Warrenville man drives into Neiman Marcus at Oak Brook Mall

    OAK BROOK – The Oak Brook Police Department was summoned to Oak Brook Mall at 2:52 p.m. Monday after a driver struck several parked cars and then smas ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Downers Grove South at Hinsdale South football

    Hinsdale South plays their last regular season home football game against Downers Grove South, winning 7-0, on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Club donates 750-plus dictionaries

    DARIEN – The Rotary Club of Darien recently distributed more than 750 dictionaries at eight area schools for their 2014 annual dictionary project.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Darien Rotary Club to host 2 food packing sessions

    DARIEN – The Darien Rotary Club will offer two food packaging sessions for its backpack program.In t ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:39 pm
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