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  • Local performers to stage 'Little Shop of Horrors' musical in Western Springs

    The Theatre of Western Springs will cap its 88th season of Mainstage shows with the campy musical “Little Shop of Horrors” from June 2 to 12.
    May 27, 2016 - 7:57 pm
  • Run the Ridge 5K to fight childhood obesity

    The Run the Ridge 5K Run and 1K Walk will welcome runners of all ages to come together to help battle childhood obesity June 4 in Burr Ridge. It will ...
    May 27, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • Elmhurst's Hops for Humanity looks to extend charitable reach

    ELMHURST – Hops for Humanity, a charitable organization that combines the joy of drinking beer with the satisfaction of helping the community, wants t ...
    May 27, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Hinsdale travel agent visits Cuba

    HINSDALE – When Hinsdale travel agent Jane Sanchez went on a recent cruise to Cuba she had no idea what she’d find.
    May 27, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • High school sports roundup: Hinsdale Central relay wins at girls state track, shatters school record

    CHARLESTON – There is breaking a record and then there is shattering it.Hinsdale Central’s 4x800-met ...
    May 27, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Palzet: Assessing each student's top 10 percent

    Spring is a time for blooming flowers, outdoor activities, and … school assessments. Part of the school cycle includes state and local testing in the ...
    May 26, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Protests continue at McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook

    ELMHURST – Lena Germany, 23, of Pittsburgh, Pa., says she had to give her son up for adoption because she couldn't afford a heart transplant that he n ...
    May 27, 2016 - 6:45 am
  • Technology Center of DuPage names executive director

    ADDISON – Starting July 1, Technology Center of DuPage and the DuPage Area Occupational Education System will welcome Michael Zimmerman of Crown Point ...
    May 26, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Protesters rally at McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook despite severe weather

    OAK BROOK – Severe weather could not stop the "fight for 15" on May 25 in Oak Brook. If anything, t ...
    May 26, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • Downers Grove FISH Food Pantry receives 25,000-pound donation

    DOWNERS GROVE – When it comes to donations to a local food pantry, there’s no such thing as too much.
    May 25, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Preschoolers help butterflies take flight in Darien

    DARIEN – Metamorphosis is a timely concept to teach during the spring months, and many classrooms, including those at St. John Lutheran Early Learning ...
    May 25, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Superhero Hustle in Villa Park supports Easter Seals

    VILLA PARK – Family and friends supported local superheroes at the 13th annual Run for the Kids: Superhero Hustle 5K Run/2-Mile Walk on May 7 at Easte ...
    May 25, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school girls softball: One goal left for Downers Grove South, retiring coach Ron Havelka

    DOWNERS GROVE – The choice of coaching instead of accounting has added up to great things for Ron Havelka.
    May 25, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • High school girls track and field: State meet brings titles for Downers Grove South's Michaela Hackbarth, Downers Grove North's Jaida Green

    CHARLESTON – In 2015, Michaela Hackbarth captured the Class 3A girls track and field state meet championship in the 800-meter run by defeating the def ...
    May 24, 2016 - 7:03 pm
  • Valle: Americans find many ways to honor Memorial Day

    Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces of the United States of Ameri ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Developers propose apartments at Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort

    WESTMONTAproposed development would bring a state-of-the-art swim complex and luxury apartments to t ...
    May 23, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Elmhurst's Cilantro Taco Grill promises fresh food, grilled meat

    ELMHURST – With a fifth location now open in Elmhurst, the Morfin family business is seeking to become the area’s go-to restaurant for fresh grilled M ...
    May 24, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • Registration open for Ben's Memorial Run in memory of Downers Grove man

    DOWNERS GROVE – Registration for the first annual Ben's Memorial Mile race to remember the life of a Downers Grove man and raise funds for mental heal ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Celebrity Dance Studio wins honors at nationwide contest

    Teachers and students at Celebrity Dance Studio in Downers Grove won multiple honors at the Wisconsin State DanceSport Competition that took place Apr ...
    May 20, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Swimming pool, dinosaur replica ready for fun in Clarendon Hills

    CLARENDON HILLS – Families can catch the unveiling of a life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex sculpture about to take up permanent residence at Prospect Park. ...
    May 20, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Burr Ridge mayor authors roadmap to success

    BURR RIDGE – Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub credits family and friends for vital support during the 2012 odyssey that is the vehicle for his newly pub ...
    May 20, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Prospect School students take part in disability awareness

    CLARENDON HILLS – Students at Prospect School in Clarendon Hills had the unique opportunity to experience how athletics are played by those with physi ...
    May 19, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Wrzesinski: Come visit Downers Grove Township during annual open house

    Now that spring seems to have finally sprung, I’m beginning to see friends and neighbors coming out of seemingly endless winter hibernation.
    May 19, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • High school baseball and softball: Postseason's first pitch impending for Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South

    The first pitch of the softball and baseball playoffs for Class 3A and 4A schools will soon be delivered as teams from across the state aim to make a ...
    May 19, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Culinary summer camps offered young teens at Technology Center of DuPage

    ADDISON – Starting in June, Technology Center of DuPage in Addison will host eight identical summer culinary camps for students who will be in grades ...
    May 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school boys gymnastics: Downers Grove North's Lukas Elisha finishes among state's elite

    HINSDALE – After undergoing left shoulder surgery in September, Downers Grove North sophomore Lukas Elisha wasn’t even sure he could compete this gymn ...
    May 18, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Blackwell Forest Preserve campground opens

    WARRENVILLE – A mini-vacation awaits right in DuPage County with a night spent under the stars at the family campground at Blackwell Forest Preserve i ...
    May 17, 2016 - 11:57 am
  • Oak Trace resident stays active by helping children with autism

    DOWNERS GROVE – At 87 years old, James “Rocky” Guzzaldo still finds a reason to get up and going at 5 a.m. each morning.
    May 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Layman: Indian Prairie Public Library targets young single adults

    DARIEN – Are you in your 20s or 30s and wondering how to make friends as an adult? Whether you’re new to the area or just want to hang out with people ...
    May 16, 2016 - 1:01 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South gymnasts move on to state

    Ryan Leahy booked gymnastics state meet berths in six events and the all-around at the Wheaton Warrenville South sectional May 4, and he was joined by ...
    May 13, 2016 - 7:32 am
  • Letter: District 181 seeking input from residents

    To the editor:Where do we go from here? That is the question we are posing to District 181 residents ...
    May 12, 2016 - 12:26 pm
  • Roskam discusses heroin crisis with DuPage County Heroin Task Force

    ELMHURST – U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, held a round table meeting May 6 with DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and members of the DuPage ...
    May 12, 2016 - 1:04 pm
  • College of DuPage selects Bensenville mentorship program

    BENSENVILLE – College of DuPage’s Teacher Preparation Program recently designated Project CARE in Bensenville as its program of choice, and will launc ...
    May 11, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Downers Grove North's Emma Moravec sets record at conference track meet

    Emma Moravec set a meet record in the 800-meter run with a winning time of 2:12.80 at the West Suburban Silver meet May 6, and that was just the start ...
    May 11, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • High school boys gymnastics: Five from Downers Grove North, two from Downers Grove South make state field

    GLEN ELLYN – Augie Strauch’s horizontal bar routine at the Glenbard West sectional May 6 could have been his last.
    May 12, 2016 - 7:23 am
  • Free wood chips offered DuPage County residents

    WEST CHICAGO – People can pick up free wood chips from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14 at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Native Plant Nursery ...
    May 10, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • SEASPAR to tee up nine-hole golf benefit

    DOWNERS GROVE – Golfers are invited to the Downers Grove Golf Course for a May 17 outing to benefit SEASPAR’s recreational programs and services for i ...
    May 10, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Art Museum exhibit explores connection between Playboy, architecture, Chicago

    ELMHURST – Architecture is not the first thing that comes to mind when talking about Playboy magazine, but a new exhibit at the Elmhurst Art Museum sh ...
    May 11, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Author to appear at Frugal Muse in Darien

    DARIEN – A book reading and signing by author John Guzlowski, who explores his family’s war refugee experience in his latest work, will be presented f ...
    May 9, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Know Your Board: Center Cass School District 66 Board of Education

    There aren’t enough reporters in all of Illinois to cover the 7,000 units of government that exist in this state. In 2016, Suburban Life is going to s ...
    May 9, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Elmhurst resident, gym owner breaks burpees world record

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst resident and gym owner Nick Janowitz was tired of making excuses, so he decided to break a Guinness World Record by doing more tha ...
    May 8, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Founders Day to celebrate Downers Grove's living history

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Historical Society and the Downers Grove Museum will present the annual Founders Day celebration May 7.
    May 5, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • Providence Bank & Trust acquires Cobra Capital of Darien

    DARIEN – Providence Bank & Trust closed on an asset purchase agreement in which the bank acquired substantially all of the assets and assumed the oper ...
    May 5, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Tapas reach lofty heights at El Tapeo in Oak Brook

    OAK BROOK – El Tapeo restaurant at Le Méridien transports patrons to an unusual suburban destination. Given that the hotel chain originally was establ ...
    May 13, 2016 - 7:40 am
  • High school sports roundup: Lively bats lead to better results for Hinsdale Central baseball

    ELMHURST – After struggling with the bats early in the season, Hinsdale Central’s baseball team seems to have come out of its slump.
    May 13, 2016 - 7:41 am
  • Downers Grove high school students earn national art and writing awards

    DOWNERS GROVE – Five students from Downers Grove North High School and two students Downers Grove South High School received national medals in the 20 ...
    May 5, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Letter: Tax hike proposal circumvents Cook County's budget process

    To the editor:A 66 percent tax increase to Cook County’s special use gasoline and fuel tax has been ...
    May 4, 2016 - 6:17 pm
  • Letter: Bipartisan measures a needed step on road to state budget

    To the Editor:I joined my Senate colleagues on April 22 in unanimously approving two bipartisan meas ...
    May 4, 2016 - 6:18 pm
  • Kentucky Derby fundraiser benefits Advocate Good Samaritan perinatal bereavement program

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Friends of Share at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital will host a Kentucky Derby benefit from 3 to 6 p.m. May 7 at Parkers’ Restaur ...
    May 4, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Plant sale to sprout at Clarendon Hills Library

    CLARENDON HILLS – Perennial plants will be featured in a sale by the Friends of the Clarendon Hills Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 7. ...
    May 4, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Downers Grove North girls take four event titles at track invite

    Downers Grove North’s Faith LaMantia, Isabel Maletich, Prevail Bonga and Jaida Green teamed up to win the 4x200-meter relay in 1:45.67 at the Rolling ...
    May 4, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • Grove Players bring 'Romantic Comedy' to Downers Grove stage

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Grove Players will perform “Romantic Comedy” for two weekends from May 6 to 15 at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grov ...
    May 4, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Salt Creek Ballet to make beautiful pointe

    WESTMONT – Salt Creek Ballet of Westmont will spin “Harlequinade: An Italian Fairy Tale” into view at 3 p.m. May 14 and 1 p.m. May 15 at the McAninch ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Elmhurst District 205 Board President Shannon Ebner talks Focus 205, English curriculum

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Community Unit District 205 has been working on various initiatives to improve its operations and the experience offered to El ...
    May 4, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • High school girls track and field: Shaliyah Dixon-Tucker, Michaela Hackbarth pace Downers Grove South

    DOWNERS GROVE – As freshmen, Michaela Hackbarth and Shaliyah Dixon-Tucker shared their first big Downers Grove South girls track moment together.
    May 5, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Pinkney: Families escape homelessness and find stable futures through SHIFT

    Emma never thought homelessness would be something she would experience. The married mother of two ...
    May 3, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Hinsdale Central Students Against Drunk Driving stages car crash for senior class

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central High School’s Students Against Drunk Driving Club presented a simulated car crash to the class of 2016 on April 20 in conj ...
    May 3, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Benefit at DuPage Airport to help Honor Flight Chicago soar

    WEST CHICAGO – The DuPage Veterans Foundation’s fifth annual fundraiser at DuPage Airport to benefit Honor Flight Chicago will unfold with fanfare fro ...
    May 3, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school baseball: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South see crosstown game as turning point

    DOWNERS GROVE – Ben Ficht didn’t hesitate in saying he hasn’t been productive with the bat in his hands lately.
    May 3, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • 'Dancing with the Starz' gala to help DuPage County seniors

    LOMBARD – The DuPage Senior Citizens Council’s fifth annual “Dancing with the Starz” benefit is heating up with celebrity dancers rehearsing their dan ...
    May 3, 2016 - 2:23 pm
  • Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra ends season with concert featuring special guest

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will soon close its season with a concert of friendship and spectacular music-making.
    May 3, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • DuPage County announces $15M in highway, trail construction projects

    DuPage County has announced more than $15 million in highway and trail construction projects for 2016, according to a county news release.
    May 3, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Know Your Board: DuPage High School District 88 Board of Education

    There aren’t enough reporters in Illinois to cover all of the 7,000 units of government that exist in this state. In 2016, Suburban Life is going to s ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:28 pm
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