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  • Rep. Ron Sandack honored for efforts to stop drunk driving

    DOWNERS GROVE – Mothers Against Drunk Driving named State Rep. Ron Sandack, R.-Downers Grove, as one of its six "2015 Legislators of the Year," accord ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Letter: District 86 should fight against lawsuit

    To the Editor:It is troubling that board member Claudia Manley and her husband have prolonged a friv ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • High school football: Hinsdale South falls in back-and-forth semifinal clash

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale South ended up on the wrong end of a wild Class 6A state semifinal Nov. 21. Fac ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Salt Creek Ballet to present 'Nutcracker' with guest artists

    HINSDALE – Salt Creek Ballet brings its festive family-friendly “Nutcracker” ballet to the Hinsdale Central Auditorium at 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 28 and 1 p ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Oak Brook Infant Welfare to present festive fundraisers

    OAK BROOK – The Oak Brook Chapter of the Auxiliary of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago will host its signature holiday fundraisers, Cocktails in ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Task force drafting downsizing plan

    SPRINGFIELD – A task force aimed at the Illinois local government glut began shaping its report to the governor and legislature Nov. 19 as members app ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Rauner reaches labor deals, still in fight with AFSCME

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 18 announced it has reached new four-year deals with several trade unions, as well as with Se ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: State to suspend accepting Syrian refugees

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Nov. 16 announced Illinois is putting a hold on  accepting any new refugees from Syria.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Chicago argues its pension deal unlike failed state law

    SPRINGFIELD — Lawyers for Chicago and two of its struggling pension funds on Nov. 17 argued the city’s effort to shore up those funds is legal because ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Illinois state agency sues attorney general’s office

    SPRINGFIELD — One of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s department heads is suing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and asking the court to remove the attorney ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Up to 8 inches of snow predicted in DuPage and Cook counties

    The National Weather Service upgraded a winter storm watch to a warning early Nov. 20 ahead of a storm that meteorologists now say could drop up to 8 ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 7:10 am
  • Jeweler adds luster to Darien Lions Club's Candy Day fundraiser

    DARIEN – The owner of Bella Cosa Jewelers, Joseph Molfese, recently made a donation of $1,500 to the Darien Lions Club for its Candy Day drive.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • High school football: Semifinals calling for Hinsdale South

    DARIEN – History isn’t lost on Ravon Johnson, Marcus Curry and their Hinsdale South football teammates.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Pawction online auction to benefit West Suburban Humane Society

    DOWNERS GROVE – The West Suburban Humane Society of Downers Grove has launched an online auction fundraiser called Pawction.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • DuPage County food pantries prepare for holiday season

    The holidays are a time for giving of both time and riches. Suburban Life gathered a sampling of food pantries across DuPage County looking for food a ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 6:49 am

    Basketball is a numbers game: Points per game, field goal percentage and total rebounds can all tell the story of a team. With the season about to tip ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Pinstripes fun-seekers can 'Bowl a Turkey, Get a Turkey, Give a Turkey'

    OAK BROOK – For every turkey (three strikes in a row) bowled at one of Pinstripes’ locations including Oak Brook from now to Nov. 22, the entertainmen ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Turkey Raffle to support Darien Historical Society

    The Darien Historical Society will conduct a Turkey Raffle at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Arabian Knights Farms in Willowbrook.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Illinois House Dems, GOP still playing rough

    SPRINGFIELD — Three key votes in the Illinois House on Tuesday showed Democrats and Republicans still playing hardball politics and assessing blame.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Rauner reaches agreement with business and labor on unemployment insurance laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 9 said it had reached agreements with business and labor groups on changes to the state’s une ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Guest bartenders at Il Poggiolo in Hinsdale to support Community House

    HINSDALE – The Community House will host a festive guest bartending night from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 at Il Poggiolo in Hinsdale to raise awareness about ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Nature inspires art show at Mayslake in Oak Brook

    OAK BROOK – Works of art inspired by the natural and historic resources that the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has protected during the pa ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Doggie divas to hit Oak Brook runway to benefit canine companions

    OAK BROOK – The Mutt Strutt fashion show set for 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 15 lets four-legged buddies walk the Oak Brook runway in this season’s canine coutur ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Brandys of Burr Ridge celebrates reopening as Design Bar @ Brandys

    BURR RIDGE – Brandys of Burr Ridge, which recently reopened at a new location and under new ownership as Design Bar @ Brandys, is celebrating this wee ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Hinsdale orchestra to bring Mozart to Lemont

    LEMONT – Hinsdale’s West Suburban Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Singers, led by conductor Peter Lipari, will perform at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Lemont ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Real Urban Barbecue to mark anniversary in Oak Brook

    OAK BROOK – Real Urban Barbecue in Oak Brook will celebrate its first anniversary Nov. 14 to 17 with a Big RUB Birthday Bash set for Nov. 14.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Prep roundup: Hinsdale South football cruises into quarterfinals, all-state cross country quintet

    Junior Blake Evertsen (fourth, 14:26) was among the front runners and earned an all-state medal at the Class 3A state meet as Hinsdale Central placed ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • High school boys soccer: All-area Player of the Year Peter Becht boosts Downers Grove South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Some players scored more goals and some were more flashy, but perhaps no player was more important to his team than Peter Becht.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • National Weather Service: Strong winds, storms approaching Cook, DuPage counties

    ROMEOVILLE – Strong winds and thunderstorms could hit suburban Cook and DuPage counties during the Nov. 11 evening commute.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Downers Grove District 99 to host workshop on learning strategies

    DOWNERS GROVE – Community High School District 99 will host its Keys to Academic Success for Parents program, the district announced in a news release ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces deal on child care

    SPRINGFIELD —  Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office on Nov. 9 announced the Republican chief executive would loosen eligibility standards for the state’s child ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Battle over child care program heats up

    SPRINGFIELD – A battle between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats is shaping up as House Democrats attempt to undo cuts made by Ra ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Wanted driver abandons car with drugs, cash in Darien

    DARIEN – A traffic pursuit that began the night of Nov. 6 in Grundy County ended with Illinois State Police District 2 finding the vehicle – with drug ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Darien Lions plan pie sale benefit; recap Halloween festivities

    DARIEN – The Darien Lions Foundation is hosting a Pies for Eyes fundraiser to help provide doctor’s visits, eyeglasses and more to disadvantaged child ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Robert Crown, DuPage officials remind community of need for progress on Heroin Awareness Day

    One of the biggest issues in DuPage County over the last few years has been heroin use and overdose – though county officials say many still don't vie ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Hinsdale Central to stage 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central High School’s Drama Group will present “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a black comedy.
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Hinsdale's Vistro to be part of American Cancer Society's Taste of Hope

    Chef-owner Paul Virant’s Vistro in Hinsdale will be in the American Cancer Society Taste of Hope event Nov. 12 at Venue One in Chicago.
    Nov. 8, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Unitarian Church of Hinsdale to screen film for Black Lives Matter initiative

    HINSDALE – The second segment of “Race: The Power of an Illusion,” a documentary focusing on the historical categorization of human beings, will be sh ...
    Nov. 8, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Hinsdale South to offer benefit Fall Craft Fair in Darien

    DARIEN – Hinsdale South High School’s Fall Craft Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7.“Enjo ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • LOVE Christian Clearinghouse benefit nears

    Laughing with LOVE is designed to put the fun back in fundraising, according to LOVE Christian Clearinghouse of Clarendon Hills, whose 30th anniversar ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • 'Mr. Music' John C. Svoboda inspired scores of students

    DOWNERS GROVE – When longtime Downers Grove resident John C. Svoboda died Oct. 7, the 93-year-old left a 30-year legacy extending clear across the Uni ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Prep roundup: Hinsdale South football rides Curry to 2nd round, Hinsdale Central, South send runners to state

    HARVEY – Marko Ristic opened and closed the ledger for Hinsdale South’s football team Oct. 30.In bet ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 7:34 pm
  • Hinsdale District 86 extends superintendent contract

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Township High School District 86 announced the Board of Education voted to extend Superintendent Bruce Law’s contract at its meeti ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 7:30 pm
  • Region's first Xfinity retail store opens in Oak Brook

    OAK BROOK – Comcast this month opened its first Xfinity retail store in Oak Brook, its first in the western suburbs.
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • High school football: Team effort moves Montini into second round

    LOMBARD – Even with years of playoff success under his belt, Montini football head coach Chris Andriano knows nothing is given in the postseason.
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • SEASPAR Trivia Challenge scores support

    Nearly 200 people turned out for the South East Association for Special Parks And Recreation's recent Trivia Challenge fundraiser at Arabian Knights F ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois treasurer, 3 insurance companies duel over audits

    SPRINGFIELD — Three insurance companies are suing Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs over his request to audit their records to make sure death ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Illinois health administrators plead for state money

    SPRINGFIELD —  What happens if Illinois doesn’t get funds flowing to local public health departments?
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Small communities in Illinois worried about road salt revenue

    SPRINGFIELD – Smaller Illinois cities and counties are hoping for an exceptionally mild winter or a breakthrough in the state budget impasse.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Civic groups want bipartisan agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – Good-government groups are urging the governor and four legislative leaders to work together toward an inclusive, bipartisan agenda for ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • High school football: Downers Grove North falls in playoff opener despite O-line effortd

    LIBERTYVILLE – Downers Grove North’s offensive line possessed a special and powerful bond this football season. 
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • Sporty Oak Brook benefit to support school leadership mission

    “Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders” isn’t just a tagline that sits below the logo of Salt Creek School District in Villa Park.
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Downers Grove South musters top effort in sectional final loss

    BERWYN – Sam Dumford and Anthony Masello had just walked off the field as teammates for the last time, but they immediately grasped the big picture vi ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • Four alumni to join Lyons Township High School Hall of Fame

    LA GRANGE – Four alumni have been chosen for this year’s Lyons Township High School Hall of Fame, with the induction ceremony and banquet set for Nov. ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • High school football: Nazareth gets rid of nerves in first-round win

    LA GRANGE PARK – Tim Racki has coached enough first round playoff football games to know there are always some jitters.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Officials: Rash of heroin overdoses shows DuPage County still fighting crisis

    After a rash of heroin overdoses in early October across DuPage County and Chicago, county officials are saying the fight against the drug is far from ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • Bill would allow but regulate fantasy sports games

    SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois lawmaker wants to continue to allow people to put their money toward online fantasy sports contests if they wish, but he say ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • District 99 looking to issue $3.5 million in bonds

    DOWNERS GROVE – Community High School District 99 intends to issue $3.5 million in bonds to cover upgrades at both high schools.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Valle: York Township Food Pantry invites community support

    October brings the colors of the changing seasons, and Halloween reminds us that Thanksgiving and Christmas are not far behind. This is the time of ye ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Clarendon Hills student art to grace Walker's new yearbook

    CLARENDON HILLS – Student winners have been announced for Walker elementary’s Yearbook Cover Art Contest in Clarendon Hills.
    Nov. 1, 2015 - 6:47 pm
  • Shutout win send Hinsdale Falcons 103 Gold team to playoffs on high note

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Falcons 103-pound NFC gold team wrapped up the regular season in impressive fashion with a 22-0 win against Glen Ellyn on Oct. ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Close win secures high playoff seed for Hinsdale Falcons JV Silver football

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Falcons JV Silver squad closed out the regular season with a nail-biting 20-18 victory over the visiting Elmhurst Eagles on Oc ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove North can't contain Libertyville

    LIBERTYVILLE – For more than 20 minutes, Downers Grove North's football team was toe-to-toe with one of the most prolific offenses in Illinois and one ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • High school football: Marcus Curry carries load as Hinsdale South advances

    HARVEY – Marko Ristic opened and closed the ledger for Hinsdale South's football team on Oct. 30.In ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Turn back clocks: Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 1

    The clocks turn back one hour Nov. 1, marking the end end of Daylight Saving Time and the annual shift back to standard time.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Meeting taking shape between Gov. Bruce Rauner, leaders

    SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois heads for its fifth month without a budget, the governor and at least three of the four legislative leaders appear set for a ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 9:00 pm
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