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  • High school sports: Record-setting relay heads 5 Hinsdale Central spring highlights

    Hinsdale Central is no stranger to athletic success, and was the case during the 2016 spring sports season. Here are just a few of the Red Devils’ hig ...
    June 24, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • High school sports: Badminton champ, school-record relays spring highlights for Hinsdale South

    The spring sports season at Hinsdale South was full of memorable moments, and with summer just underway now is the perfect time to reflect back on som ...
    June 24, 2016 - 9:30 am
  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth hosts Elmhurst workshop on improving veterans services

    ELMHURST – U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) and Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05) recently led a workshop in Elmhurst discussing the public and private resou ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • High school sports: Jaida Green, Robby Prescott track and field finishes part of spring highlights for Downers Grove North

    With school out for the year and summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to look back at the spring sports highlights for Downers Grove North. H ...
    June 22, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Noted artist to conduct choral instruction in Hinsdale for older adults

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Encore Chorale at The Community House will offer adults 55 and older the opportunity to sing with acclaimed professional condu ...
    June 22, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Letter: COD hires audit firm with historic notoriety

    To the Editor:The College of DuPage recently hired the firm of CliftonLarsonAllen to conduct the col ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Hail, thunderstorms, floods expected June 22 in DuPage, Cook counties

    Numerous severe storms are expected June 22 in suburban Cook and DuPage counties, with potentially significant severe storms rolling in during the ear ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Elmhurst History Museum explores rise of TV marketing

    ELMHURST – A new exhibit at the Elmhurst History Museum presents the story and gadgets of a man who pioneered the art of selling inventions on televis ...
    June 21, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth hosts workshop on improving veterans services: 6 photos

    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth hosted expert panelists that spoke Tuesday in the City of Elmhurst Council Chambers, on several topics related to veteran se ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Polo season to gallop into Oak Brook

    OAK BROOK – It’s time to mark calendars for the June 26 return of polo to Oak Brook.The village anno ...
    June 21, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • ARC Physical Therapy hosts Summer Sidewalk Fest

    ELMHURST – ARC Physical Therapy is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a public block party.The 20 ...
    June 21, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • SEASPAR to tee up Summer Golf Classic in Woodridge

    WOODRIDGE – The Southeast Association for Special Parks and Recreation will present the annual Summer Golf Classic fundraiser July 8 at the Village Gr ...
    June 21, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Dinosaur sculpture on the prowl in Clarendon Hills

    CLARENDON HILLS – The Prospect Park dinosaur made his official arrival in Clarendon Hills on May 27, and was welcomed to town by hundreds of Prospect ...
    June 20, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Myesthenia Gravis walk raises $21,000

    ELMHURST – The fourth annual Strides Against MG Walk in Elmhurst raised $21,000 to help support people battling myasthenia gravis.
    June 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Letter: D-86 vote creates unfairness between schools

    To the editor:Recently, the Hinsdale Township High School D-86 Board of Education adopted a new poli ...
    June 20, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Metra train strikes, kills man in Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Police Department is investigating a June 19 incident in which a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train, according to a c ...
    June 21, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • Economic Development Council: Downers Grove business headed in right direction

    DOWNERS GROVE – The "best days are still to come" for Downers Grove and its business climate, according to presenters at the annual Downers Grove Econ ...
    June 21, 2016 - 7:09 am
  • Student-run Waterleaf dining room, Culinary Market open for summer

    The student-run Waterleaf Dining Room and Culinary Market at College of DuPage both opened for the summer term this week.
    June 20, 2016 - 8:40 am
  • Hinsdale's Martin Joyce, Eddie Grabill meet in final of U.S. Open tennis qualifer

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – When Martin Joyce and Eddie Grabill were on the same team, they were each two-time high school state champions at Hinsdale Central.
    June 17, 2016 - 12:22 pm
  • Elmhurst American Legion still facing financial woes

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst American Legion is still struggling to achieve financial stability, and despite a surge of support from residents at the end o ...
    June 20, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Helton: Thank you for another tremendous school year at District 88

    On May 22, I had the honor of watching members of the class of 2016 from our two high schools – Addison Trail and Willowbrook – walk across the stage ...
    June 16, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital hires new chief nurse

    DOWNERS GROVE – A longtime hospital nursing leader will take over as the chief nurse at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital later this month, according t ...
    June 16, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Dissenting DuPage County Board members say vote to re-name Convalescent Center rushed

    A divided DuPage County Board approved a measure naming the county's Convalescent Center in honor of a former board member and circuit court judge.
    June 16, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Hinsdale South announces inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class

    DARIEN – Hinsdale South announced the members of its inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class on June 14.
    June 15, 2016 - 8:41 pm
  • Letter: County Board members shouldn't have pensions

    To the Editor:Recently, the Illinois Assembly unanimously passed Senate Bill 2701 that would prohibi ...
    June 16, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Downers Grove, Wheaton program to reveal how to enhance curb appeal

    A program on how to subtly and dramatically enhance your home’s curb appeal will be presented in Downers Grove and Wheaton this month.
    June 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • DuPage County heroin battle inflamed by spread of deadlier fentanyl, officials say

    For years, officials and professionals across DuPage have devoted attention, resources and public awareness efforts toward combating the county's grow ...
    June 16, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Book sale deals await at Clarendon Hills Library

    CLARENDON HILLS – People can check out the bargains at the Clarendon Hills Public Library’s annual book sale June 16 through 20 at 7 N. Prospect Ave.
    June 15, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • DuPage County continues consolidation by eliminating Naperville lighting district

    The DuPage County Board has officially axed another government body in its quest for consolidation.T ...
    June 15, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • Downers Grove, Lombard Highland Avenue repairs to begins

    DOWNERS GROVE – Lane closures and repair work on the I-88 ramp to Highland Avenue began to morning of June 15 and will continue the next two weekends, ...
    June 16, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Villa Park senior struck, killed by car in parking lot

    VILLA PARK – The Villa Park Police Department is investigating an incident in which a 92-year-old Villa Park resident was struck and killed by a vehic ...
    June 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • 'Ernie & Me:' Longtime DuPage County resident reflects on Chicago Cubs fandom in new memoir

    Through good times and bad, sports fans have typically had one true ally in their ups and downs – each another.
    June 14, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • DuPage County to offer latex paint recycling

    WOODRIDGE – DuPage County will offer a latex paint recycling program at its Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility.
    June 14, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • 'Footloose: The Musical' to dance onto Westmont stage

    WESTMONT – Progressive Village Performance Network will present “Footloose: The Musical,” a show about teenage rebellion featuring music and dance, fr ...
    June 14, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • High school softball: Cat Klostermann a key to Nazareth's success

    LA GRANGE PARK – Recent Nazareth Academy graduate Cat Klostermann uses her gift of being ambidextrous to be a dual threat in softball.
    June 14, 2016 - 2:22 pm
  • McDonald's headquarters moving from Oak Brook to Chicago by 2018

    OAK BROOK – McDonald's will be relocating its corporate headquarters from its longstanding Oak Brook location to downtown Chicago, according to a news ...
    June 14, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Letter: Church committed to fighting against racism

    To the editor:The Unitarian Church of Hinsdale invites our neighbors to join us in dismantling syste ...
    June 13, 2016 - 6:44 pm
  • Riverside Center for Education raises nearly $26,000 through DuPage Human Race

    Riverside Center for Education representatives Rachel Newsom (from left), Clare McCormack, who coordinated Riverside's effort in the DuPage Human Race ...
    June 13, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Summer takes over Elmhurst's Flight 112 Gallery

    ELMHURST – There’s a new art exhibit at Flight 112 gallery showcasing work by different artists and celebrating the colors of summer.
    June 13, 2016 - 2:43 pm
  • ​Ross: Beat the heat and prevent heat stroke

    During the very hot summer weather, it’s important to recognize the signs of heat stroke, a condition in which your body is unable to regulate its tem ...
    June 13, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Elmhurst unveils Explore Elmhurst Trolley, summer sweepstakes contest

    ELMHURST – The Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley is back. The maiden voyage of the free trolley that ...
    June 13, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • Elmhurst Knights of Columbus prepare for classic car show

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Knights of Columbus is gearing up for a classic car show in support of non-profit Soles 4 Souls.
    June 10, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Former Notre Dame swimmer to talk about recovery, faith at Benedictine University

    LISLE – Former Notre Dame swimmer turned author Haley Scott DeMaria will visit Benedictine University on June 15 to speak about her recovery from para ...
    June 10, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Downers Grove South track stars get pups named after them

    DOWNERS GROVE – A trio of Downers Grove South High School track stars now share names with three puppies at a local rescue organization, according to ...
    June 10, 2016 - 7:44 am
  • 4 file, 2 challenged for DuPage County Democrat ballot positions

    Two of the four Democrats slated to fill vacant spaces on the DuPage County ballot will be challenged by the DuPage Election Commission.
    June 10, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • High school baseball and softball: Downers Grove South, Montini, Lemont effected by state semifinal schedule changes

    The first major heat wave of the year will impact the high school baseball and softball teams competing in the state finals this weekend.
    June 9, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • DuPagePads planning career fair for public and homeless clients alike

    Although DuPage County has one of the lowest jobless rates in the state, many still struggle with under-employment and unemployment.
    June 9, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Mariano's sells for $25 million 5 years after opening

    ELMHURST – The Mariano's Fresh Market that opened in 2013 in Elmhurst has been sold for about $25 million to a private venture.
    June 9, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Hinsdale District 86 teacher negotiations break for summer

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Township High School District 86 and the Hinsdale High School Teachers Association announced they have made significant progress i ...
    June 7, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Pillars hosts virtual shout-out to celebrate 10th anniversary

    LA GRANGE PARK – Michelle Rafacz doesn’t know where she and her 7-year-old daughter would be if it weren’t for Pillars. The organization helped the Do ...
    June 8, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • High school softball: Spotlight on Downers Grove North's future after season-ending loss

    PLAINFIELD – A fight to the finish in the sectional semifinals could foretell a strong 2017 for Downers Grove North’s softball team.
    June 7, 2016 - 2:24 pm
  • Police: Man wounded in Woodridge shooting

    WOODRIDGE – A man was wounded in a shooting during the evening of June 6, according to the Woodridge Police Department.
    June 7, 2016 - 1:44 pm
  • Downers Grove South softball punches ticket to state semifinals with supersectional win: 12 photos

    Downers Grove South defeated Sandburg in the Class 4A supersectional softball game Monday at Benedictine University in Lisle.
    June 8, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Downers Grove high schools celebrate opening of Memorial Peace Gardens

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove North and South high schools both took time to celebrate the lives and sacrifices of alumni who were killed serving thei ...
    June 7, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Blind customers turned away by McDonald's, lawsuit claims

    OAK BROOK – A blind man from Louisiana recently filed a class action lawsuit against McDonald's Corporation for not providing drive-thru accommodation ...
    June 7, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Downers Grove Park District begins 2016 summer concert series at Fishel Park

    DOWNERS GROVE – Those looking to enjoy some live music and a nice evening outdoors need look no further than the annual Downers Grove Park District Su ...
    June 6, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • After Hours Film Society to hold 'Monty Python & The Holy Grail' fundraiser

    DOWNERS GROVE – The After Hours Film Society will hold a special quote-along/sing-along version of the classic comedy "Monty Python & The Holy Grail" ...
    June 6, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • High school sports roundup: Hinsdale South sets school records at state track

    CHARLESTON – Roman Drabchuk, Michael Noble, Charlie Nodus and Brian Jordan set a Hinsdale South record in the 4x800-meter relay prelims at the Class 3 ...
    June 3, 2016 - 12:32 pm
  • DuPage County sales tax drops after Water Commission moves towards autonomy

    DuPage County residents will enjoy a drop in their sales taxes starting June 1 after the DuPage Water Commission has officially moved into revenue aut ...
    June 6, 2016 - 7:38 am
  • Patriot Assault Bike Challenge returns to Elmhurst for five-year anniversary

    ELMHURST – The streets will be overtaken by cyclists this weekend when the fifth annual Patriot Assault Bike Challenge returns to Elmhurst.
    June 4, 2016 - 7:37 am
  • McDonald's moving headquarters from Oak Brook to Chicago

    OAK BROOK – McDonald's plans to soon relocate its corporate headquarters from Oak Brook to the former Harpo Studios campus in Chicago, according to me ...
    June 2, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Elmhurst Farmers Market, Block to Block kick-off the summer season

    ELMHURST – It’s nearly summer and that means it’s time to enjoy the long days and outdoor activities.
    June 2, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Redhouse Bar & Grill a welcome newcomer in Downers Grove: Mystery Diner

    DOWNERS GROVE – The name on the outside says Redhouse Bar & Grill, and the way my companion and I were treated on a recent dinner excursion was nothin ...
    June 7, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • York High School principal Diana Smith retires, remembered for community activism

    ELMHURST – For York High School Principal Diana Smith, retirement is not the end of her career as an educator, but the beginning of a new chapter of h ...
    June 3, 2016 - 7:14 am
  • DuPage Animal Care and Crontrol reopens after renovation

    WHEATON – The barks, meows, chirps and growls echoing throughout the DuPage Animal Care and Control facility may now sound a little bit more content a ...
    June 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • DuPage County partners with local groups for river and stream preservation

    ADDISON – DuPage County will have a new intergovernmental force to help enhance and preserve the quality of streams and rivers throughout the area, ac ...
    June 1, 2016 - 11:48 am
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