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  • DuPage County Coroner: Willowbrook student died after choking in lunch room

    LOMBARD – DuPage County officials are investigating the death of a 15-year-old Willowbrook High School student.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 4:42 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Lyons Township wins Silver Brick trophy with penalty kick victory against Hinsdale Central

    HINSDALE – A great rivalry game deserved a wild finish. Down 2-0 against host Hinsdale Central early ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • York High School graduates to form alumni association

    ELMHURST – A group of York alumni have started the process of forming an association that will be known as the York Community High School Alumni Assoc ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Good Samaritan Hospital celebrating 40 years in Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital will celebrate its 40th anniversary in Downers Grove Oct. 11, according to a news release from the ho ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Skeleton Key Brewery brings good beer, education programs to Woodridge

    WOODRIDGE – Anew brewery opening in Woodridge believes the key to success is brewing well-crafted, balanced beer and telling interested people how to ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Lisle Barkapalooza celebrates canines, West Suburban Human Society

    Barkapalooza, the decades-old celebration of canines and the West Suburban Humane Society, promises to be a fun day of activities for all members of t ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 7:31 am
  • Mystery Diner: Babcock's Grove House brings Midwestern comfort food to Lombard

    LOMBARD – A downtown Lombard building that predates the Civil War has been transformed into a modern hot spot for Midwestern comfort food.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 7:28 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove South struggles against AT, but still eyeing conference title

    DOWNERS GROVE – The effort was there for Downers Grove South’s football team, especially in the second half, but the result was not.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 3:48 pm
  • Elmhurst amateur radio operators celebrate club’s 80th anniversary

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst York Radio Club recently celebrated its 80th year as an organization dedicated to supporting amateur radio
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Downers Grove District 99 passes balanced budget, plans to expand reserves

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove District 99 will operate under a balanced budget as officials hope to build up its scant reserves despite growing concer ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 7:41 am
  • League of Women Voters groups join forces to press candidates into forum participation

    Members of the League of Women Voters in DuPage, McHenry and Kane counties are uniting to assemble local politicians for a public forum before the Nov ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 7:42 am
  • Letter: U.S. Rep. Roskam protects students and their families

    To the Editor:Students today face a growing pressure to attend college in order to boost their chanc ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • High school football: Hinsdale Central moves past York

    HINSDALE – In what was a 14-0 game at the half, Hinsdale Central handed York a 35-7 loss in a West Suburban Silver clash on Sept. 16.
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Former Rep. Sandack victim of international crime ring, engaged in 'inappropriate online conversations'

    DOWNERS GROVE – A former state representative says he was the victim of a crime ring from the Philippines focused on luring high profile individuals t ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 4:41 pm
  • Elmhurst husband and wife to be Team Chairs for ALS Walk for Life

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst residents Matt and Karen Toole were selected to be the Team Chairs for the 2016 Les Turner ALS Walk for Life on Sept. 18 at Soldie ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Valle: York Township here to serve residents

    Township government is the oldest form of government in our country; yet it is probably the one people are most unfamiliar with.
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school football: Downers Grove North sees progress vs. Hinsdale Central, hoping for more against Glenbard West

    DOWNERS GROVE – The final score was in favor of Hinsdale Central on Sept. 9, but Downers Grove North’s football team was pleased with its effort in a ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 2:31 pm
  • West Suburban Symphony Orchestra opens 2016-17 season ticket sales

    HINSDALE – Season tickets for the West Suburban Symphony Orchestra's 2016-17 concert series in Hinsdale and Naperville are now available, according to ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Downers Grove's American Association of University Women to offer scholarships

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Area branch of the American Association of University Women is accepting applications for a variety of scholarships ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Craft beer fest coming to Elmhurst History Museum

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Heritage Foundation and the Rotary Club of Elmhurst will host the second annual Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest from noon to 5 p.m. S ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 7:20 am
  • DuPage County Chairman Cronin proposes flat property taxes, $10.6M in reductions in 2017-18 budget

    WHEATON – Despite what he called a "disgraceful lag" on payments from the state and a second year without a budget in Springfield, DuPage County Board ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 7:24 am
  • High school football: Matt Greenwald, Downers Grove South grab back Rebel Cannon from Hinsdale South

    DARIEN – Downers Grove South quarterback Matt Greenwald played a forgettable first half Friday night.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 6:15 pm
  • New Downers Grove private school giving opportunities to students with dyslexia

    DOWNERS GROVE –  A new school in Downers Grove is hoping to give promising students struggling with dyslexia a safe, supportive environment to learn h ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • Westmont Chamber of Commerce hosts inaugural fine arts festival

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau will host the first ever Westmont Fine Arts Showcase on Sept. 18, according to a news r ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra previews season with 'A Hard Day’s Night'

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will preview its 2016-17 season, which opens with music written by the Beatles, with a showing of “A Hard D ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • DuPage County Election Commission offering special assistance with voter registration

    Voters who are elderly or handicapped can receive special assistance in voter registration, according to a news release from the DuPage County Electio ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Ross: How not to raise a bully

    Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior that involves an imbalance of power. It’s not just physical. Bullying can be verbal, such as teasing or name ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Luna Flooring Gallery opening in Oak Brook

    OAK BROOK – The Luna Flooring Gallery will open its sixth retail showroom in Oak Brook, according to a news release from the company.
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove South takes back Rebel Cannon with win against Hinsdale South

    DARIEN – Downers Grove South quarterback Matt Greenwald played a forgettable first half Friday night.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Benioff : Event helps keep older adults safe on the road

    Older adults often notice subtle changes in their driving ability. This is natural because as we age, changes in our bodies may affect our driving ski ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Downers Grove Sharing Connections donates for Louisiana flood relief

    DOWNERS GROVE – Area nonprofit Sharing Connections is providing aid to victims of recent Louisiana floods, and is asking for additional help, accordin ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • DuPage Election Commission seeks election judges

    The DuPage Election Commission continues to seek election judges for the Nov. 8 election, according to a news release from the county.
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Downtown Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival returns for 40th year

    DOWNERS GROVE – Decades of fine art tradition returns to the area Sept. 10 and 11 with the annual Downtown Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival.
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school football: Despite record, Hinsdale South 'feels good' about progress

    DARIEN – The West Suburban Silver conference was expected to be challenging this fall, and with the seven teams combining for a 10-4 record through tw ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 10:02 am
  • Palzet: Great changes coming for Pleasantdale D-107

    Over the past year, we have made some huge strides in Pleasantdale School District 107.In the last t ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Art Museum showcases large-scale inflatable art for upcoming exhibition

    ELMHURST – Continuing its offering of unique art exhibits, Elmhurst Art Museum’s next installation features thought-provoking inflatable art.
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Dean Netzel, Downers Grove South winners at boys golf invite

    At the Fenton invite at White Pines on Sept. 3, Dean Netzel carded a 4-under-par 66 to take first place as Downers Grove South’s boys golf team won wi ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove South makes strides against Hinsdale Central

    DOWNERS GROVE – Nathan Galway and his Downers Grove South football teammates are 0-2 on the season.N ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 9:39 am
  • Downers Grove American Legion Post 80 to hold Vet Expo and Blood Drive

    DOWNERS GROVE – Local veterans can enjoy free refreshments and information, as well as participate in a blood drive, at a special expo Sept. 10, accor ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Quigley: 15 years of challenges mark 9/11 anniversary

    ELMHURST – Has it really been 15 years since 9/11?I was nearing the end of my second year as Preside ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 7:51 am
  • Hinsdale Falcons JV NFC Gold opens with a 'W'

    HINSDALE – In its first game of the season, the Hinsdale Falcons JV NFC Gold team won its season opener 32-0 against West Chicago.
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • High school football: Hinsdale Central pulls away from Downers Grove South in second half

    DOWNERS GROVE – Luke Skokna helped provide a quick start for Hinsdale Central's football team against Downers Grove South on Sept. 2.
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • High school football: Glenbard West tops Hinsdale South in defensive battle

    DARIEN – Defending football state champion Glenbard West improved to 2-0, but it was far from easy.L ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • DuPage County, Downers Grove agencies practice train derailment exercises

    DOWNERS GROVE – The flashing lights and closed roads around the railroad tracks Aug. 31 in Downers Grove were all a part of a scheduled plan of action ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Elmhurst honors life of Annie LeGere with passing of LeGere Law

    ELMHURST – A year after their daughter's death of an allergic reaction, Shelly and John LeGere stood alongside state and local lawmakers, family, frie ...
    Sept. 4, 2016 - 8:16 am
  • High school boys soccer: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South ready to go this season

    The boys soccer season is in its early stages, and teams across the state are searching for trips to the state finals in late October (Class 1A) and e ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 7:28 pm
  • High school football: Loss a learning experience for Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – Like most of his teammates, Downers Grove North senior cornerback Jailyn Jacobs doesn’t have a lot of varsity experience.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • York Distinguished Alumni Program announces 2016 Dukes of Distinction

    ELMHURST – The York Distinguished Alumni Program recently announced the 2016 Dukes of Distinction.Th ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • DuPage Health Department confirms 3 human cases of West Nile Virus

    The DuPage County Health Department has confirmed the first three cases of human West Nile Virus in 2016 from around the county, according to releases ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 7:22 am
  • York High School names new head coaches for 2016-17

    ELMHURST – York High School announced new head coaches for the 2016-17 school year in a news release from Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 7:29 am
  • Q&A: New District 99 Superintendent Hank Thiele talks start of school year

    DOWNERS GROVE – As the first day of school approaches, students get the chance to meet new friends, teachers and opportunities.
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 7:24 am
  • Letter: Roskam has excellent record on animals rights

    To the Editor:Fighting animal cruelty is a big issue for me, which is why I’m glad U.S. Rep. Peter R ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • Downers Grove, DuPage County to host train derailment exercise

    DOWNERS GROVE – DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Downers Grove first responders and other public safety officials w ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 7:26 am
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