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  • Willowbrook man charged with first degree murder for allegedly strangling woman

    First degree murder charges were announced Friday against a Willowbrook man who allegedly strangled a woman he lived with Wednesday, according to the ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Holiday help: Area nonprofits serving Hinsdale seek support this season

    For many, the holiday season is among the happiest times of year, filled with gifts and loved ones.B ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:29 am
  • Darien resident receives award

    DARIEN – Darien resident Sean Gallagher was honored with a Norman Cohn Hope Award in December by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Illi ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Home and Garden Expo returns

    OAK BROOK – The Home and Garden Expo will return to Oak Brook in January to host its largest annual event.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Prep roundup: Matt Rafferty has big game in Hinsdale Central hoops win

    NILES – Hinsdale Central’s boys basketball team went on the road for a tough nonconference game against Notre Dame and came home with a 74-70 win Satu ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • Kern comes through for Hornets

    VILLA PARK – There is something about Willowbrook’s gym that suits Brian Kern just fine.The Hinsdale ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Hinsdale Liquor Commission hands out 30-day suspension

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale’s Liquor Commission announced a 30-day liquor license suspension for Hinsdale Food Mart, 5827 S. Madison St., at a meeting of the ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Snapshot: Hinsdale Central baseball team helps fight hunger

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central's baseball team got together Dec. 9 to head to Chicago's north side and assist Ravenswood Community Services – a hunger re ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Downers Grove Dist.99 Holiday Concert: 6 photos

    Community High School District 99 holds a holiday concert in the Downers Grove South gym on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 7:34 pm
  • Rebellato, Sentinels shut down Coal City

    WESTMONT – A huge rebounding edge and Jack Rebellato’s hot shooting hand combined to produce great results Friday for host Westmont in a 60-40 win aga ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Whole Foods to host holiday DIY workshop

    HINSDALE – Residents, community members and neighbors from all around the area are invited out to a Whole Body DIY Holiday Workshop event at Whole Foo ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • U.S. House passes bill to dispose of nuclear waste at Argonne

    The Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives could save Argonne National Laboratory millions of dollars by all ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Letter: ERA is something our representatives should support

    The Hinsdale-Oak Brook area branch of the American Association of University Women has, for the past 63 years, sponsored a Home Tour featuring unique ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 5:40 am
  • Pinstripes announces NYE double balloon drop

    OAK BROOK – There can never be enough New Year’s Eve celebrations to choose from, and this year, one Oak Brook business is offering a double balloon d ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Teen struck by train in Hinsdale

    HINSDALE – A 17-year-old female is in critical condition after being struck by a train at 7:03 p.m. Saturday at Garfield Crossing of the Burlington No ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Oak Brook hotel to host several opportunities for breakfast with St. Nick

    OAK BROOK – For three Sundays in December, residents, community members and families from around the area invited out to enjoy a morning Breakfast wit ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Keefe: So many books, so little time

    I have a love-hate relationship with year-end “best of lists.”First, I love them. They’re concise, t ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Brian Kern helps Hinsdale South outlast Willowbrook

    VILLA PARK – With University of Illinois men's basketball coach John Groce on hand to watch Barret Benson and Alonzo Verge Jr., Brian Kern stole the s ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Park District announces holiday, seasonal events

    CLARENDON HILLS – The holiday season is in full swing and whether there is snow on the ground or not, the Clarendon Hills Park District will host mult ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Park executive president nearing end of his term

    CLARENDON HILLS – As the new year quickly approaches, the Midwest Institute of Park Executives president is preparing to pass his torch and continue h ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Whole Foods to host holiday tasting event

    HINSDALE – To help shoppers get in the holiday spirit, one area grocery store will host a Taste of the Holidays event this month.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale and Burr Ridge for Dec. 12

    HINSDALEAttempted burglary stopped by residentPolice reported an instance of attempted burglary Dec. ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Police release final results of crackdown

    OAK BROOK – After joining together with the Illinois Department of Transportation to enforce the use of seat belts and sober driving, the Oak Brook an ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Bulls/Sox Academy offering holiday basketball, baseball, softball camps

    LISLE – The Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle will be hosting Chicago Bulls Basketball Camps and Chicago White Sox Baseball Holiday Camps on Dec. 29 and 30 a ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Leibforth: Talking about tough topics with kids

    Let’s talk about sex. A year ago, I was walking my 9-year old to school when he asked, “Mommy, what’ ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • All-area football: Meet the 2014 defensive selections from the South DuPage area

    DEFENSETuf BorlandSchool: BolingbrookYear: JuniorImpact: The Bolingbrook linebacker anchored one of ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • All-area football: Meet the 2014 offensive selections from the South DuPage area

    The footballl season wrapped up on Thanksgiving weekend with all eight classes finishing up at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. That means its time to h ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Downers Grove North boys basketball edged twice in first week of conference play

    DOWNERS GROVE – Building a contending boys basketball team in the West Suburban Silver conference is an arduous task.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Western Springs Fire Department raises money, shaves mustaches

    WESTERN SPRINGS – In an effort to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues commonly faced by men, two ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • LT wins at home against York: 9 photos

    Lyons Township varsity boys basketball team plays York at home in La Grange on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. LT wins 51-33.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Hinsdale Central’s conference title defense starts strong

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central’s boys basketball team is trying to take advantage of an early season lull in which they play only three games in 20 days.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • Adventist Hinsdale Hospital announces partnership, provides pediatric care

    HINSDALE – In an effort to provide greater access to its pediatric care patients, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital announced a new affiliation with Ann and ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • Darien Police Department announces $5,000 reward for information on burglaries

    DARIEN – The Darien Police Department recently announced a $5,000 reward for any information on the recent burglaries in town that leads to the arrest ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • Hinsdale Chamber's 49th annual Christmas walk: 5 photos

    The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce hosts its 49th annual Christmas walk on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Nazareth Academy to remain closed through Wednesday after 25 percent of students call in sick

    LA GRANGE PARK – Officials at Nazareth Academy will keep the school closed through Wednesday to allow staff to perform a deep cleaning of the school b ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Firefighters hope to Keep the Wreath Red with holiday fire education

    HINSDALE – Teaming up with the Illinois Fire Chief’s Association and neighboring fire departments, the Hinsdale Fire Department announced it will once ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Police, fire department to host joint blood drive

    OAK BROOK – The Oak Brook Police and Fire departments will work together to co-sponsor a holiday blood drive.
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Roskam secures Ways and Means oversight position, vows to 'shine a light'

    Though he wasn't able to secure a move up in the hierarchy of U.S. House Republican leadership, Rep. Peter Roskam, R – Wheaton, will still hold a majo ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 6:33 pm
  • Watch live: Midwest Cheerfest to sound off Sunday at Hinsdale South

    DARIEN – Hinsdale South will host the 2014 Midwest Cheerfest high school cheerleading competition, starting at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in Darien.
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • Lombard, Darien ballerinas to dance with Moscow Ballet

    Two local ballerinas will perform in Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" on Sunday.This is th ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 1:23 pm
  • Western Springs, Hinsdale fire departments raise money, shave mustaches

    HINSDALE – In an effort to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues commonly faced by men, two area f ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Morton at Hinsdale South boys basketball: 10 photos

    Hinsdale South plays Morton at home in Darien on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 4:53 pm
  • Tradition holds for Broncos

    CHAMPAIGN – In what has become something of a tradition, Montini’s football team spent the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend at Memorial Stadium on the ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • Season of distinction for Nazareth football

    CHAMPAIGN – Nazareth's football team had high expectations, both internally and externally, entering this season.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • Darien resident receives award for 4th year in a row

    DARIEN – For the fourth consecutive year, Darien resident Mitchell Gurick was honored with an Illinois Business Education Association Scholarship for ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale, Darien and Burr Ridge for Dec. 5

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Boys basketball previews: Big men bolster Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South

    Thanksgiving tournaments signaled the start of the boys basketball season. Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South competed at Central’s tourney, and here ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Nazareth's three stars from state football final

    Nazareth had a number of standout players perform well in the Class 6A state title game Saturday. Here are a few of the best performers from the Roadr ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Hinsdale Central’s Edmond takes title at Barrington wrestling tournament

    Juwan Edmond won the 152-pound title at Barrington’s Moore/Prettyman wrestling tournament Saturday and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler in the ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • ‘Something special’ about state for Montini coach

    CHAMPAIGN – After coaching in an IHSA-record sixth straight state championship game Saturday, Montini’s Chris Andriano was asked if he would return ne ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Ladder to Leadership graduation: 6 photos

    Community health leaders on Action Learning Teams make presentations on their plans formed during their "Ladder to Leadership" training. Following the ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 6:07 pm
  • American India Foundation raises $950,000 plus at Chicago Gala

    HINSDALE – More than 500 business leaders, elected officials and community organizers joined together at the ninth annual Bangles and Bowties Chicago ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Area health leaders graduate, share ideas for community projects

    HINSDALE – With the help of two area organizations, 13 community health leaders graduated from the Ladder to Leadership: Developing the Next Generatio ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • Burr Ridge fitness club to help one winner become loser

    BURR RIDGE – In the midst of all the holiday chatter and celebrations, a Burr Ridge fitness club is offering to help a resident get a head start on th ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Dexter Dale double-double leads Morton past Hinsdale South

    DARIEN – Dexter Dale didn't have his best performance when Morton's boys basketball team played against Fenwick on Saturday.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • DuPage gets $70,000 donation for heroin overdose reversal drug program

    WHEATON – DuPage County's campaign to save the lives of overdosing heroin users got a financial boost during the Nov. 25 County Board meeting, when Ch ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale, Darien and Burr Ridge for Nov. 28

    HINSDALETheftA total of $40 was reported missing from a resident’s room between 6 p.m. Nov. 15 and 5 ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Nazareth football state title, in their words

    Nazareth football players and coaches react to winning the first state championship for the program and school.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Nazareth’s Racki back on top

    CHAMPAIGN – The Gatorade bucket shower is nothing new for Nazareth football head coach Tim Racki.Fiv ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Oak Brook library to host 2 holiday musical events

    OAK BROOK – The Oak Brook Public Library announced two musical events will be hosted at the library for the holidays in December.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Indian Prairie Library to host KidsTech open house Saturday

    DARIEN – Families around the area are invited to a KidsTech Open House at the Indian Prairie Public Library early in December.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Darien shopping center to offer holiday events

    DARIEN – Residents and community members are invited to two holiday-themed events at Darien’s Brookhaven Plaza.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • Community House to host holiday party Dec. 10

    HINSDALE – The Community House’s Active Adults program will host a holiday party in December at 415 W. Eighth St.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • Annual Hinsdale Christmas Walk returns for 49th year

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce and Ettleson Auto Group will bring the 49th annual Christmas Walk to Hinsdale on Dec. 5.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • 2 new businesses make holiday shopping easier

    HINSDALE – As family and friends begin to gather for holiday get-togethers and festivities, ideas for what to bring to the party may begin to dwindle.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 3:29 pm
  • DuPage Forest Preserve District lowers tax levy

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County voted to slightly decrease its tax levy Nov. 18, according to a district news release.
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Nazareth runs to victory and first state title in school history

    CHAMPAIGN – To win the first state title in any sport in school history, Nazareth went to what it does best: run the ball.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Area businesses prepare for Small Business Saturday

    HINSDALE – With Small Business Saturday just around the corner, a few local businesses announced their plans to bring community members and residents ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Letter: District 86 community, not "union organizers," prevented the teachers strike

    Here is a tall tale making the rounds about our narrow escape from a teachers strike in Hinsdale High School District 86: “Non-taxpaying union organiz ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEWS

    The girls basketball season has tipped off with many teams playing in tournaments to start the campaign. Here’s the outlook for Hinsdale Central and H ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • 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. 29, 2014 - 7:10 am
  • 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
  • Montini rolls Geneseo to make sixth straight Class 5A title game

    LOMBARD – Going to state has become routine for Montini football, but that doesn't mean it has gotten old.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:14 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
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