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  • Downers Grove police investigating Ron Sandack case

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove police have confirmed there is a current investigation in which former Ill. State Rep. Ron Sandack is a potential victim ...
    July 27, 2016 - 7:16 am
  • Kayla Morrissey racks up accolades with Grinnell softball

    Kayla Morrissey had plenty of success on and off the softball field as a freshman at Grinnell College (Iowa) in 2015.
    July 26, 2016 - 1:40 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: July 11-17, 2016

    Stop over-mulching treesPeople of Western Spring, please stop over-mulching the poor trees. It’s hur ...
    July 26, 2016 - 7:28 am
  • DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau holding workshops on future of tourism

    The DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold three public input workshops to aid in the development of a strategic plan for the future of the l ...
    July 25, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • Elmhurst College wants to install beehive on campus

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College has approached the city for permission to install a beehive on campus.Th ...
    July 25, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Wheaton NHL player joins DuPage Animal Care and Control for Clear the Shelters event

    DuPage County Animal Care and Control will host a Clear the Shelters adoption event July 23 with the help of a Wheaton native turned NHL player, accor ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Elmhurst School District 205 hires new assistant superintendent

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board of Education confirmed that Mary Baum will be the next assistant superintendent for l ...
    July 21, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Happy hour might be coming to Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Evenings in Downers Grove may get a little boozier should the Village Council lift the restrictions of its happy hour alcohol sale.
    July 22, 2016 - 6:07 pm
  • DuPage, Cook counties under excessive heat warning

    DuPage and Cook counties are among many under an excessive heat warning today, facing heat index values as high as 115 degrees, according to the Natio ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:40 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Summer season lays foundation for area teams

    Tipoff for the high school boys basketball season is still months away.  Preseason practices won’t ...
    July 22, 2016 - 6:15 pm
  • DuPagePads receives DuPage Foundation grants

    Homeless nonprofit DuPagePads was one of 30 organizations that received grants June 22 during the DuPage Foundation's Spring Grant Awards Breakfast, a ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Elmhurst Cycling Classic returns July 22

    ELMHURST – For the fourth year in a row, the streets of Elmhurst will become a race track for professional cyclists from around the world.
    July 21, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • DuPage Unity in Diversity Memorial celebrates lives of slain Dallas officers

    LISLE – People from all backgrounds and walks of life gathered July 16 to celebrate diversity and the five police officers who were killed in Dallas, ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • DuPage County elections: One Democrat stays, one leaves ballot after challenge

    One local Democrat was recently kicked off the November ballot while another stood up to a challenge in front of the DuPage County Election Commission ...
    July 20, 2016 - 7:15 am
  • DuPage County State’s Attorney launches military option for first-time offenders

    WHEATON – A new DuPage County initiative offers non violent first time offenders an opportunity to serve in the military to keep a conviction from bei ...
    July 19, 2016 - 7:23 am
  • Downers Grove financial advisor named to Million Dollar Round Table

    DOWNERS GROVE – A Downers Grove financial advisor has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table.
    July 18, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts discusses proposed facility

    ELMHURST – On July 13, board members of the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts presented their vision for a 30,000-square-foot facility during the or ...
    July 16, 2016 - 9:38 pm
  • Pictures of the week July 8-14: 5 photos

    Check out some of the best shots by our photographers this week. ...
    July 15, 2016 - 7:47 am
  • Elmhurst District 205 assistant superintendent resigns, accepts position in Florida

    ELMHURST – Community Unit School District 205 Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Teaching Dr. Michelle Fitzgerald resigned June 28.
    July 15, 2016 - 7:16 am
  • High school baseball: Downers Grove South's Danny Oriente a 'special' baseball talent, all-area team MVP

    DOWNERS GROVE – Speak softly and carry a big stick was the foreign policy ideology of President Theodore Roosevelt.
    July 15, 2016 - 7:12 am
  • Downers Grove designer talks "House Hunters Renovation" appearance

    DOWNERS GROVE – Some residents – particularly those who may have recently redone a room in their homes – may have recognized a familiar face on their ...
    July 14, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • DuPage County board, sheriff begin FY2017 budget talks 1 year after public fight

    The DuPage County board and Sheriff have begun their annual budget talks, and both sides are hoping it goes smoother than last year.
    July 14, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve to host Special Needs Adventure Day

    WARRENVILLE – Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will lead Special Needs Adventure Day on July 15.
    July 13, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • Downers Grove approves food truck pilot program

    DOWNERS GROVE – Village diners will soon see some new, more mobile options when looking for a bite to eat.
    July 13, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Legacy Guild in La Grange awards 54 scholarships

    LA GRANGE – Many of the 54 Legacy Guild scholars gathered with guild board members June 12 at the home of Karen and Tom Scaletta in La Grange to each ...
    July 12, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Austin Kline, Brunswick Community College baseball make NJCAA World Series

    Austin Kline, a Hinsdale resident and 2014 Montini High School graduate, had one of his best baseball seasons ever this spring.
    July 10, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • Alter Brewing Company hosting Hops for Humanity fundraiser July 11

    DOWNERS GROVE – Alter Brewing Company will hold a July 11 fundraiser for Elmhurst-based nonprofit Hops for Humanity on July 11, according to a news re ...
    July 8, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Littlewood: Argonne thanks community for its support

    As we at Argonne National Laboratory mark the lab’s 70th anniversary this year, we recognize the vital role of our local community in our decades of g ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Elmhurst American Association of University Women seeking donations for annual sale

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst area branch of the American Association of University Women is collecting books and media for its annual sale.
    July 8, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • DuPage County Stormwater Management releases residential flood-proofing guidebook

    DuPage County Stormwater Management has released a flood-proofing guidebook intended to help homeowners resolve common localized flooding issues, acco ...
    July 10, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • Downers Grove Area FISH Food Pantry contemplating move, may leave Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – A longtime local food pantry is asking the community to help it find a new, more accommodating home – one it hopes continues to be in ...
    July 8, 2016 - 7:02 am
  • Elmhurst College offering accelerated chiropractic doctorate degree

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College launched an accelerated chiropractic degree on June 24 in partnership with National University of Health Sciences.
    July 7, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve photo contest kicks off July 10

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will begin its "Take 5 Photo Contest" July 10, according to a news release from the district.
    July 6, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • High school softball: Suburban Life softball teams, players among state's best

    The western suburbs of Chicago have always been home to some of the best softball players in the state, and the 2016 was no different.
    July 6, 2016 - 5:13 pm
  • Elmhurst Art Museum's newest exhibit explores intersection of art, science in education

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Art Museum is hosting a new traveling exhibition that invites visitors of all ages to experience the intersection of art, science ...
    July 6, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Downers Grove natives find success with Chicago Combs

    DOWNERS GROVE – A pair of locals have found success by helping people keep their hair coiffed with products made in the U.S.
    July 11, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • Morton Arboretum launches 5-year, $63 million capital campaign

    The Morton Arboretum has launched a five-year, $63-million capital improvement campaign aimed at expanding its work and improving core facilities, acc ...
    July 7, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Attorney General: beware of scammers preying on storm-damaged homes, businesses

    ELMHURST – After severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on June 22, Attorney General Lisa Madigan warned residents in impacted areas to be alert for scamm ...
    July 5, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Downers Grove South's Caroline Hedgcock caps stellar career with best season yet

    DOWNERS GROVE – On the softball diamond, Caroline Hedgcock throws hard and she hits hard. Off the f ...
    July 8, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Lombard Highland Avenue bridge closes for construction

    LOMBARD – The Highland Avenue bridge over Butterfield Road in Lombard will close July 6 and will not reopen until mid-August, according to DuPage Coun ...
    July 6, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Downers Grove South football golf outing on July 22

    WOODRIDGE – The Downers Grove South football program will hold its alumni golf outing at 1 p.m. on July 22 at the Village Greens of Woodridge.
    July 5, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • Pinkney: Addison Children’s Center Addressing Early Learning Needs

    Meeting and anticipating residents’ needs is essential for communities to prosper. Some of Addison’s youngest residents are being prepared for success ...
    July 5, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Body found in Downers Grove pond morning of July 4

    DOWNERS GROVE – The body of what appeared to be an elderly man was pulled from a Downers Grove pond early July 4, according to a news release from the ...
    July 6, 2016 - 6:59 am
  • Food trucks could be coming to Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove foodies may have new options when grabbing grub, as the Village Council is considering a resolution allowing a food truc ...
    July 7, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • DuPage Election Commission recruiting judges for November election

    The DuPage Election Commission is recruiting judges to work the Nov. 8 General Election, according to a news release from the county.
    July 5, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Downers Grove Boy Scout groups to collect for vets during July 4 parade

    DOWNERS GROVE – While some participants in the Downers Grove Fourth of July parade will be giving away items, two Boy Scout troops actually will be ta ...
    July 1, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • DuPage, Cook County begin Fourth of July festivities

    A roundup of some of the best of what’s on tap for Independence Day celebrations all week will steer fireworks fans to multiple nighttime displays and ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:18 am
  • High school girls soccer: Suburban Life all-area MVP Brittany Paganucci leads Glenbard East to the next level

    Brittany Paganucci has lived up to the number on her back. The Glenbard East forward was a transfor ...
    July 1, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Smith: Learn to swim for lifetime of fun, fitness, safety

    Water is everywhere – from swimming pools to streams, lakes to lagoons, water parks to water falls and the expansive oceans that cover most of our Ear ...
    June 29, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Video: Rep. Ron Sandack appears on 'Daily Show'

    Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, appeared on the June 28 episode of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" during a segment about the Il ...
    June 30, 2016 - 6:42 am
  • Elmhurst College to host biennial Zoroastrian Games

    ELMHURST – The 15th biennial Zoroastrian Games, also known as Z Games, are coming to Elmhurst.From J ...
    June 29, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Palzet: Reflections of a year-one superintendent

    We’ve all had a first time in a new job. During those first few days, we experience the excitement that comes with meeting new people and learning our ...
    June 28, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Hinsdale Humane Society scores win with 5K at Pet Walk

    HINSDALEThe Hinsdale Humane Society’s addition of a certified 5K run to the 27th annual Pet Walk & R ...
    June 28, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Accomplished Advocate Good Samaritan nurse executive to retire

    DOWNERS GROVE – People find their calling in a variety of ways.For Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital ...
    June 30, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County passes 2016-17 budget

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County approved a new budget featuring a decrease in spending and a number of initiatives for the 2016-17 fisca ...
    June 28, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Valle: Protocol determines U.S. flag etiquette

    In honor of our recent observation of Flag Day and of Independence Day on July 4, I would like to share with you some facts about our nation's flag.
    June 28, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Emerson, Thoreau play to traverse Morton Arboretum

    LISLE – The Morton Arboretum’s woodlands and tree-lined clearings will set the scene for the acclaimed outdoor walking play, “Nature.”
    June 28, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • York High School student earns perfect ACT score

    ELMHURST – Mateo Sanchez isn’t sure yet where he’s going to college, but the soon-to-be senior at York Community High School will likely have his choi ...
    June 29, 2016 - 7:22 am
  • Reader Poll

    What would it take for you to switch political parties?
    I’m not loyal to any party
    A really good opposition candidate
    A dreadfully bad candidate from my party
    I’ll never switch parties