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  • 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.
    NEW: 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
  • DuPage Forest Preserve lecture, events to attract pollinators

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites residents to join its efforts to increase populations of butterflies, bees and other imperiled a ...
    April 29, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry unveils state-of-the-art facility

    ELMHURSTAfter nearly two years of fundraising efforts, the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry has a new ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Hinsdale Central girls soccer can't solve Fremd

    The Naperville Invitational is loaded with elite teams and is considered one of the best regular-season girls soccer tournaments in the state.
    April 28, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • Grammys honor Downers Grove North music teacher Brayer Teague

    DOWNERS GROVE – During an April 22 presentation at Downers Grove North High School, the Grammy Foundation confirmed what many at the school already kn ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Suburban Life recognizes local scholars, awards scholarships

    WOODRIDGE – Suburban Life Media and the DuPage Credit Union honored some of the best high school seniors in the western suburbans April 26 at the Subu ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Elmhurst prepares for 20th Annual Art in the Park

    ELMHURST –  Spring is in full swing, and that means Elmhurst is getting ready for the 20th installment of Art in the Park.
    April 30, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • High school softball: Downers Grove North passes test against Glenbard South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Savannah Rodriguez and her Downers Grove North softball teammates faced one of their biggest tests of the season April 23.
    April 27, 2016 - 9:56 pm
  • Valle: Shining light on York Township's myriad services

    America's richest blessing is her people. They are the real strength in her grass roots, and that is what township government is all about. It is ofte ...
    April 27, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • American English to star in SEASPAR benefit concert

    The Southeast Association for Special Parks and Recreation will present a benefit concert featuring The Beatles tribute band American English on May 5 ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • Westmont's Hinsdale Dance Academy sends competitors to New York

    WESTMONT – Thirteen local dancers will head to the Youth America Grand Prix finals in New York City from April 22 to 29.
    April 26, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Sign-up underway for Hinsdale Humane Society summer camps

    HINSDALE – Children and animals will come together during Hinsdale Humane Society’s summer camps in June, July and August. For the first time, HHS wil ...
    April 25, 2016 - 3:00 pm
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