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  • Willis Griffin named Coach of the Month by BMO Harris Bank, Chicago Blackhawks

    CHICAGO – Willis Griffin recently got as close to NHL action as most will ever get.The Hinsdale Cent ...
    March 4, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • District 181 will move administrative office due student enrollment growth

    BURR RIDGE – School District 181 is growing and more space is needed, district officials said as the Board of Education voted Monday to approve a leas ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • The Big Read starts a new chapter

    For the last 10 years, the libraries of Downers Grove, Woodridge, Hinsdale, La Grange, La Grange Park, Clarendon Hills, Lisle, Indian Prairie and Thom ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Thomas Ives' hot start leads Hinsdale Central boys past Hinsdale South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Thomas Ives could be the new spokesman for Kingsford Charcoal, because he was on fire.
    March 3, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Josh King, Maddie Nowak honored at Hinsdale South assembly (video)

    DARIEN – Josh King won a number of wrestling tournaments this season, including the Class 3A state title at 220 pounds, so he gained plenty of notorie ...
    March 4, 2015 - 9:47 am
  • State-ranked students honored at Hinsdale South assembly: 5 photos

    Hinsdale South holds a pep rally honoring IHSA state-ranked students, including wrestling champ Josh King and state gymnast Maddie Nowak on Friday, Fe ...
    March 3, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • County seeks funds for East Branch DuPage River flood plan

    DuPage County Stormwater Management hopes to receive federal grant money at the end of this year to fund projects designed to mitigate flooding in the ...
    March 2, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Hinsdale Central surprises with boys swimming state title

    WINNETKA – Bob Barber could not have asked for a better ending to his first season as Hinsdale Central’s boys swimming coach.
    March 2, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • Hinsdale Central wins boys swimming state title

    WINNETKA – The impressive state title trophy haul of the 2014-15 school year continued for Hinsdale Central on Saturday.
    March 2, 2015 - 7:01 am
  • Police Reports: HInsdale and Darien for Feb. 27

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hinsdale Central, South boys hoops ready for postseason

    The road to the state finals for Class 3A and 4A boys basketball teams starts with regional tournament games beginning Monday. Here’s the outlook for ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 5:34 pm
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale and Darien for Feb. 20

    HINSDALELSD possessionA 15-year-old from Clarendon Hills was charged with possession of a controlled ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • COD Faculty Association: "Bad relationship" with Breuder led to no confidence vote

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Faculty Association has released details about its September vote on no confidence in college President Robert Breu ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Hinsdale

    THUMBS UP: It’s good to see the community come together to weigh in on how to best move forward with the Hinsdale High School District 86 master facil ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Wheaton North hosts DuPage County spelling bee

    WHEATON – Perlustrate. Stymieing. Inselberg. Picaresque. Hard enough to spell on their own, a group ...
    March 2, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Hinsdale Central falls in sectional semis after regional title

    CHICAGO – Winning 20 games and a regional title is never easy for a basketball team. Hinsdale Centra ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Glen Ellyn woman fined, given community service for false allegations against Oak Brook police

    A Glen Ellyn woman was sentenced to 40 hours of community service, fined $497 and will be required to write a letter of apology to her arresting offic ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Rates to rise in Hinsdale’s electric aggregation program

    HINSDALE – An official with the village of Hinsdale announced Monday, even though the rates will continue to be lower than those of ComEd customers, r ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 3:05 pm
  • Physical therapist to lead fall prevention seminar in Burr Ridge

    BURR RIDGE – To help reduce the risk of falls in your life or a loved one’s, a fall prevention seminar is offered at 2 p.m. March 6 at the Great Loung ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Snapshot: Robert Crown Center holds Happy to Be Me event

    HINSDALE – About 340 women and girls attended a lunch and speakers at the Happy to Be Me event held Saturday at The Carlisle, 435 E. Butterfield Road ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Matt Rafferty's back for Hinsdale Central boys basketball

    HINSDALE – When Matt Rafferty broke a bone in his right hand on Jan. 23, his return this season for Hinsdale Central's basketball team was in question ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Willowbrook at Hinsdale Central boys basketball: 6 photos

    Hinsdale Central wins at home, 57-47 over Willowbrook on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 8:09 am
  • Hinsdale Central boys hold off Verge-less Willowbrook (video)

    HINSDALE – The boys basketball teams from Hinsdale Central and Willowbrook met Wednesday night in what could be a regional championship matchup in a l ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Hinsdale Central band invited to London parade: 5 photos

    Members of the Hinsdale Central Red Devil Marching Band prepare to greet the former Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster, Cllr. Duncan Sandys on Tues ...
    March 3, 2015 - 7:12 am
  • Oak Brook police to host Citizen’s Police Academy class

    OAK BROOK – Interested in getting a better idea of what the Oak Brook Police Department does on a daily basis?
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:19 pm
  • Oak Brook police charge two with battery, theft

    OAK BROOK – An argument over gas money led to two men being arrested and charged with battery and theft, according to the Oak Brook Police Department.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • Baldinelli Pizza celebrates grand opening

    HINSDALE – They may be at a new location, but it’s still the same old Baldinelli’s that Hinsdale residents have been ordering pizzas from for 25 years ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  • 'Pretty special' state title for Hinsdale South's Josh King

    CHAMPAIGN – Josh King has wrestled for most of his life, so he knows what he accomplished Saturday was something special.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • Hinsdale Central's Matt Allen, Juwan Edmond medal at state wrestling

    CHAMPAIGN – Matt Allen watched from the stands the last two years as older brother Brian Allen stepped into the spotlight and took part in the grand m ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Hinsdale South's Maddie Nowak nabs three state gymnastics medals

    PALATINE – Maddie Nowak is a tough girl to please.The Hinsdale South junior gymnast rarely is as imp ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • College of DuPage's Waterleaf lost $536,000 in 2014

    GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage officials made a presentation Thursday to update the Board of Trustees on the financial standing of Waterleaf Restauran ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 8:09 pm
  • Three College of DuPage trustee candidates running on 'Clean Slate' platform

    Three candidates for the College of DuPage Board of Trustees are running on the "Clean Slate" platform, according to a news release from the group.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • Kelsy Kurfirst takes home event title at state gymnastics

    PALATINE – Kelsy Kurfirst won a title and was top-3 in two other events at the state gymnastics meet and was fourth in the all-around as Lyons Townshi ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • Montini, Glenbard North, Hinsdale South wrestlers win state titles

    CHAMPAIGN – Adding to its already decorated wrestling program, six of seven Montini wrestlers won state championships over the weekend, giving the Bro ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • College of DuPage to freeze tuition rates

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees voted 5-1 to freeze tuition rates for the 2016 fiscal year.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Hinsdale South's Nowak, Hinsdale Central's Cultra book state gymnastics berths

    HINSDALE – After a one-year absence from high school gymnastics, Hinsdale South junior Maddie Nowak is returning to the state meet with a different ou ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Hinsdale

    THUMBS UP: Way to go, Madison. The Hinsdale school was named one of the top 50 American public elementary schools by thebestschools.org. Academic exce ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Prep roundup: Red Devils girls into regional final

    BERWYN – Hinsdale Central’s girls basketball team topped host Morton 66-55 on Wednesday and moved into a Class 4A regional championship game. The Red ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • College of DuPage officials respond to radio station fraud

    GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage officials have spoken publicly for the first time about alleged fraud at the school's radio station that resulted in th ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 6:56 am
  • Music comforts DuPage Convalescent residents

    WHEATON – Sometimes a song can make a world of difference.Residents of the DuPage County Convalescen ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 7:42 pm
  • Hinsdale South struggles, learns from loss against OPRF

    DARIEN – Barret Benson perfectly summed up what transpired when Hinsdale South's boys basketball team hosted Oak Park-River Forest on Tuesday.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Downers Grove High Schools answer "How do I get to Carnegie Hall?" question: 5 photos

    On Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, Downers Grove South Wind Symphony members rehearse music from "West Side Story." Downers Grove South and North High Schools ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:01 am
  • Hinsdale Central's defense not enough vs. LT

    LA GRANGE – Matt Rafferty’s absence hurts Hinsdale Central’s boys basketball team in a number of ways, but the most evident for now is scoring.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • Hinsdale Central's Allen, Edmond, Hinsdale South's King return to state wrestling

    DOWNERS GROVE – Matt Allen had the easiest championship match Saturday at the Downers Grove North wrestling sectional.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Autism center embraces family as a whole

    The experience of having a child with a disability is something that only one who has walked in those shoes can truly understand. Trying to understand ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Upcoming open house welcomes neighborhood newcomers, provides gardening tips

    HINSDALE – Meeting your neighbors is an important part of settling into a new community.With that in ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Madison School named among top 50 American public elementary schools

    HINSDALE – Madison School has been named among the top 50 American public elementary schools by the website thebestschools.org.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Community to provide input on District 86 facilities plan

    HINSDALE – Seeking to move forward with its master facilities plan, Hinsdale High School District 86 is bringing in community members to review the pl ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Residents chip in to help buy land for DuPage County forest preserve

    HINSDALE – Residents of Hinsdale's Timberlake subdivision can breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to a cooperative effort between 22 homeowners and the F ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 5:28 pm
  • Tyree Johnson, Pat Walker and E.J. Phillips qualify for wrestling state final

    DOWNERS GROVE – Tyree Johnson crossed one wrestling goal off his list Saturday. Then he immediately made a new one.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Letter: Vote 'no' on bill that gives nurses more license to presribe

    To the Editor:The physicians of the DuPage County Medical Society are greatly concerned about propos ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 9:01 am
  • Hinsdale South boys struggle in loss to Oak Park-River Forest

    DARIEN – Sometimes there is as much to learn from mistakes as there is from triumphs. Not much went ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Group charged with distributing DuPage fair funds may be next on consolidation chopping block

    The latest DuPage County consolidation effort may funnel some much-needed cash into the hands of the county fairgrounds.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Downers Grove, Lemont, Oak Brook golfers get shot at TPC Sawgrass

    Four suburban Chicago golfers will soon have the chance to test themselves on a course that often stymies some professional golfers.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:07 am
  • Hinsdale Central Girls Sectional Gymnastics:12 photos

    Hinsdale Central hosts a girls sectional gymnastics meet on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • Hinsdale Central, South girls ready for postseason tipoff

    The road to the state finals for Class 3A and 4A girls basketball teams starts with regional tournament games beginning Monday. Here’s the outlook for ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale and Burr Ridge for Feb. 13

    HINSDALETheft• Glenn B. McKernan, 40, of the 400 block of Bradford Place, Bolingbrook, and Dawn M. P ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • LT tops rival Hinsdale Central, seizes control of WSC Silver

    LA GRANGE – The Lyons Township fieldhouse had been full since the freshmen game more than two hours before the scheduled start of the varsity game, bu ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Community House expands Ageless Yoga

    HINSDALE – The Community House of Hinsdale announced the organization is expanding opportunities for residents to participate in their Ageless Yoga pr ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Legislators respond to COD's Breuder buyout by proposing legislation, investigation

    Illinois Senate Democrats announced the formation of a new subcommittee to investigate executive compensation at public institutions in a news release ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Rauner orders consolidation task force led by DuPage's Sanguinetti, Cronin (with video)

    Government consolidation, DuPage style, may be coming to counties across the state.Gov. Bruce Rauner ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Prep roundup: Red Devils fall against Proviso West before LT showdown

    Ahead of tonight’s West Suburban Silver game against Lyons Township, Hinsdale Central’s boys basketball team lost 54-46 against WSS foe Proviso West o ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 7:55 am
  • Burr Ridge history explored in new book on village

    BURR RIDGE – It was a place that went by many names, which changed depending on who you asked. Some called it The Plainfield Road, the Joliet, The Ind ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Hinsdale

    THUMBS UP: Looking for some award-winning reading? Hinsdale South High School may have the book for you. The 2014 edition of Vespa, the school’s yearb ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Wulf: Borrow books, movies and music anytime, anywhere

    Who else has that long list of books they’d like to read in their “free time”? Or that growing list of movies they’d like to watch on their next “snow ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Madison students Skype with author

    HINSDALE – Students at Madison School in Nancy Gadzala’s fifth-grade class talked about the importance of being avid readers with author Rob Buyea on ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • State holding off on project for Oak Brook Park District

    OAK BROOK – The state has hit the brakes on a park project by the Oak Brook Park District after the Illinois Department of Natural Resources told the ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Gennifer Simpson leads Hinsdale South on senior night

    DARIEN – Gennifer Simpson grabbed a piece of the spotlight Tuesday night before Hinsdale South’s senior night game.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • ‘Emotional’ game goes against Red Devils

    HINSDALE – After her team trailed the entire first half, Emma Day gave Hinsdale Central’s girls basketball team a third-quarter spark.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Regional success first step for Hinsdale Central, South wrestlers

    CICERO – For some wrestlers the regional meet is just a step toward bigger and better things, but many are simply happy to advance to the sectional.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 1:39 pm
  • Seniors honored at Hinsdale Central Special Olympic Pack the Place event

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central's Special Olympics basketball team hosted a Pack the Place event when it hosted the District 99 (Downers Grove) team on Ja ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Oak Brook attorney sentenced to 6 years in fraud case

    Oak Brook-based real estate attorney and radio talk show host Kathleen Niew was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment for stealing more than $2 million ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Hinsdale South hangs on for girls basketball win vs. West Chicago (video)

    DARIEN – Senior night wins are never a guarantee, but Gennifer Simpson helped ensure the status of her senior night.
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Hinsdale Central at Lyons Township girls basketball: 6 photos

    Lyons Township plays at home against Hinsdale Central on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • Western Springs-based Jo's Footwork to host dance fundraiser in Hinsdale

    Jo’s Footwork Studio will host its fourth annual Winter Interlude dance concert and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 beginning.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • Hinsdale Humane Society offers free spaying, neutering

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Humane Society, which also serves the La Grange area, is offering free spay and neutering vouchers throughout the month of Feb ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • ‘Frozen Hinsdale’ tickets go on sale

    HINSDALE – Looking for an evening of drinks, local talent and plenty of laughter?The Community House ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Local teams compete at Morton wrestling regional: 11 photos

    Wrestlers compete at the Morton 3A wrestling regional in Cicero on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. First and second place winners advance to a sectional.
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Hinsdale Travel program to explore Italy’s charms

    Hinsdale Travel will present a travel talk on Rome and the Amalfi Coast at Mayslake Ministries, 718 Ogden Ave., Suite 200 in Downers Grove. “On Holida ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • Hinsdale South yearbook wins honors

    Hinsdale South High School’s yearbook, Vespa, could appear in its own pages this year as the winner of Most Likely to Succeed.
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • Clarendon Hills hires new village manager

    CLARENDON HILLS – The village of Clarendon Hill announced Monday that after a four-month national search, they have found their new village manager.
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • Police Reports: Hinsdale, Darien and Burr Ridge for Feb. 6

    HINSDALEVehicle theftA black, 2010 Lexus was reported stolen between 9:15 p.m. Jan. 27 and 9 a.m. Ja ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • Hinsdale Central grad rescued after two days on Swiss Alps

    HINSDALE – A 2013 graduate of Hinsdale Central High School has been hospitalized in Switzerland but is expected to have no lasting injuries after bein ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 7:20 pm
  • Slow start, Proviso West too much for Hinsdale Central girls basketball to overcome (video)

    HINSDALE – A win on senior night would have locked up at least a share of the conference title and been the perfect way to send out Hinsdale Central g ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • New faces stepping up for Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South boys hoops

    Each basketball season provides a chance for fresh faces to impact the teams they play for. From sophomores and juniors getting their first taste of v ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Prep roundup: Sydney Kopp's scores career high for Hinsdale South girls

    DARIEN – Sydney Kopp scored a career-high 30 points against Morton on Saturday, but the effort wasn’t enough for Hinsdale South’s girls basketball tea ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South wrestlers ready for road to state

    The high school wrestling state finals start Feb. 19, but first come regional meets Saturday. Here’s the postseason outlook as wrestlers from Downers ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 6:52 pm
  • Hinsdale South boys hit rough patch against Morton, Willowbrook

    CICERO – Hinsdale South’s boys basketball team went to Morton with a four-game winning streak and arguably playing its best basketball of the season.
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 12:44 pm
  • Red Devils adjusting to life without Matt Rafferty (video)

    HINSDALE – For much of the past four years, Hinsdale Central’s boys basketball program hasn’t known life without Matt Rafferty.
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Downers Grove North at Lemont girls basketball: 6 photos

    Lemont girls basketball at home against Downers Grove North on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 8:26 pm
  • Consolidation, heroin top DuPage County's legislative priorities

    Legislators in Springfield have a long to-do list over the next several months, including working on a new budget and the ever-increasing pension cost ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • Division I football players among area student athletes making college sports commitments

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, is the first chance for high school seniors to officially commit to play sports in college. Several area players will ink wit ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Pension reform, protecting local funds top DuPage Mayors and Managers' legislative goals

    The DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference is hoping 2015 is the year when Illinois finally reforms its public safety pension system and protects local ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 7:13 pm
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