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  • Chorus of DuPage adds phone option to singing valentines

    Quartets from the Chorus of DuPage once again will fill offices, homes, colleges, hospitals, businesses and restaurants with the sound of four-part ha ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner to Democrats: Work with me or pass tax hike

    SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Bruce Rauner on the evening of Feb. 9 closed out a tour of speeches to civic groups around the state with an often-repeated messag ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Official: Illinois state museum could reopen in weeks

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Museum could reopen in a matter of weeks if the General Assembly approves changes sought by Gov. Bruce Rauner, accord ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Keenan Davis finds top gear for Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – If sophomore basketball is akin to a go-kart, then varsity basketball is like the Indy 500.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:19 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Downers Grove South looking to build on regional title, earn state meet berth

    DOWNERS GROVE – Kayla Carlson felt this was going to be a special season for Downers Grove South’s girls gymnastics team.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:02 pm
  • Metra BNSF line derails near Naperville station, no injuries reported

    NAPERVILLE – Metra has not yet determined whether the BNSF line derailment that caused delays during the Feb. 8 morning commute will affect afternoon ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Downers Grove South High School inducting five into athletic hall of fame Feb. 13

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South High School will honor four former athletes and a coach during its Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 5:3 ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Downers Grove South trumpeter returning to Carnegie Hall

    DOWNERS GROVE – For many Community High School District 99 band students, last year’s trip to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City was a once-in- ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Chicago Public School takeover plan lives

    SPRINGFIELD — When the time comes, suburban and downstate Democrats will join him in his effort to have the state take control of Chicago’s debt-strap ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Lombard, Elmhurst firefighters battle garage fire

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Fire Department helped the Lombard Fire Department on Feb. 4 extinguish a large detached garage fire that was threatening neig ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school basketball: 3 games to watch on Feb. 5

    The postseason is already visible on the horizon for girls basketball teams, while conference races for boys teams are getting down to the nitty-gritt ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • High school boys basketball: Patrick Grabowski, York grab win before key showdown

    LA GRANGE – York senior Patrick Grabowski didn’t play in his team’s 54-40 loss to West Suburban Silver leader Glenbard West on Dec. 11.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • High school boys basketball: Hinsdale South reaches 'turning point' in season

    VILLA PARK – Hinsdale South’s boys basketball team won six of its first seven contests to open the season.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:30 am
  • DuPage Federation marks 20th anniversary

    LOMBARD – The DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform recently hosted its 20th anniversary celebration.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Regional exhibit to show Hinsdale Central's winning art

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central High School congratulates the art students whose works appeared in the 2016 Scholastic Art competition as part of the Scho ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school wrestling: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South wrestlers start on postseason paths

    After months of training and making weight, wrestlers are preparing to start on the path to the state finals. Here’s the outlook for wrestlers from Do ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:35 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces plan for private-public partnership for I-55 widening

    Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Feb. 4 a plan to add managed lanes to Interstate 55 through a private-public partnership.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • Downers Grove company to teach computer science to tweens

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove residents Chris Davis and Marissa Schultz have started a tutoring company to provide middle school students more opportu ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Illinois Comptroller: State debt spiraling

    SPRINGFIELD — Unless something changes soon, Illinois is heading $6.2 billion deeper into debt and taxpayers will remain on the hook, state Comptrolle ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • High school boys basketball: Glenbard West survives physical battle against Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – There was no buzzer beater needed this time.The first meeting this season between th ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Q&A: York High School legendary track coach Joe Newton reflects on 55 years

    ELMHURST – This past fall was Joe Newton's 55th season as the head coach of the York High School cross country team.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois can save $500M on purchases

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Feb. 2 urged a streamlining of procurement, or the way the state buys goods and services, saying it could save the ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation prepares for 16th annual Chef Fest

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation will once again host more than 30 chefs at its annual culinary fundraising event.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • York High School poms dance team host dance camp

    ELMHURST – The York High School poms dance team is looking for kindergarteners through eighth graders who are interested in learning a dance routine.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Downers Grove welcomes Mexican restaurant to downtown community

    DOWNERS GROVE –  For the first time in about a decade, downtown Downers Grove has a full-service Mexican restaurant.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 2:51 pm
  • Cupid Courts benefit for Misericordia set in Hinsdale

    HINSDALE – For the past five years, a group of women passionate about the game of paddle tennis have hosted Cupid Courts Misericordia, a day of friend ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Downers Grove District 99 keeps traditional calendar, eyes earlier start in future

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove high school students could be starting the 2017-18 school year earlier than usual.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Downers Grove South still in contention after first conference loss

    DOWNERS GROVE – Few opponents can match the all-out play and intensity of Downers Grove South senior guard Sam Ebersold.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Illinois legislation aims to regulate cellphone surveillance

    SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers are moving to put some boundaries on police surveillance technology that can literally snatch the data from a person’s c ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Daddy-Daughter Date Night set Feb. 5 in Clarendon Hills

    CLARENDON HILLS – Girls ages 4 to 10 and their dads will have a night on the town Feb. 5, when the Clarendon Hills Park District presents its annual D ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Budget, higher education battles roll on

    SPRINGFIELD — Democratic lawmakers on Jan. 28 passed a measure they said will help university students and community colleges despite the lack of a bu ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Downers Grove District 99 considering early start to next school year

    DOWNERS GROVE – Administration at Community High School District 99 will make a recommendation on whether to start the next school year earlier during ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • 'Jeeves at Sea' about to set sail in Oak Brook

    OAK BROOK – Fans of the witty comic adventures of Jeeves and Wooster will want to mark calendars for the latest installment presented by First Folio T ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • York High School to screen morning announcements after LGBT censorship controversy

    ELMHURST – York High School staff recently developed and implemented a morning announcements screening system in response to a recent controversy surr ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • High school boys basketball: York rides defense in win against Hinsdale Central

    HINSDALE – York boys basketball senior Jack Morrissey had a scoreless first half at Hinsdale Central on Jan. 22, not even taking a shot.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 6:07 pm
  • Hinsdale South Foundation to spin Pizza Palooza

    DARIEN – The Hinsdale South High School Foundation will host its annual Pizza Palooza fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in the school cafeteria.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner softens tone but stays with agenda

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner hammered away Jan. 27 on the need for fundamental change in the way Illinois operates, while Democratic leaders blamed ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Slow stretch sinks Hinsdale Central boys

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central’s boys basketball team knew it was in for a challenge when it played York.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • Illinois Treasurer to invest $220 million to spur tech jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will invest more than $220 million in emerging technology companies over the next three years, state Treasurer Michael Frerichs ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:56 pm
  • Chicago Portage history lecture nears in Burr Ridge

    BURR RIDGE – The Friends of the Chicago Portage will offer the first in its series of four historical presentations, “The Roads That Led to Chicago,” ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Illinois Democrats, Republicans to talk school aid, pensions

    SPRINGFIELD — State Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, dropped two big pieces of news Jan. 25:
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school wrestling: Downers Grove South setting up for strong postseason run

    DOWNERS GROVE – Ahmir Hooks might be in the most difficult weight class in the toughest Class 3A wrestling regional in the state.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Lauren Porcelli lifts Downers Grove North to important conference win

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove North senior guard Lauren Porcelli has yet to commit to a college because she’s looking for a school with a four-year en ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 3:15 pm
  • Illinois continues to shed jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — December’s employment numbers show Illinois is continuing to lose jobs.“For the first ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • High school football: Downers Grove South's Erik Swenson searching for new college scholarship

    DOWNERS GROVE – Erik Swenson had been committed to playing football at the University of Michigan, his dream school, since he was a sophomore in 2013.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:16 pm
  • Craft brew event to benefit DuPage County's Sensory Garden

    Celebrating craft beer, Arrowhead Golf Club will present Straight from the Tap from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 30 in Wheaton.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Leading expert on adolescence to lecture in Hinsdale

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Township High School District 86 presents the next program in the Community Speaker Series.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Seton Montessori School plans benefit gala

    Seton Montessori School will present its annual Winter Ball benefit gala Jan. 30 at The Drake Oak Brook.
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • GOP seeks state control of Chicago schools

    SPRINGFIELD — Republicans on Jan. 20 announced a plan to put the financially floundering Chicago Public Schools system under state control and open th ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Niece of 'Downton Abbey' creator to speak at College of DuPage

    GLEN ELLYN – As the niece of "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes, Jessica Fellowes has more than a passing interest in the popular television seri ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Gray seal first birth of 2016 at Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – The Chicago Zoological Society, which operates Brookfield Zoo, announced its first birth of 2016. Lily, an 11-year-old gray seal, gave bi ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Comedians to kick off Roadrunners Soccer Club benefit at Tivoli

    Comedians will star in a benefit for the Roadrunners Soccer Club. It will present its first annual Kickin’ Up Some Laughs Comedy Night at 7:30 p.m. Ja ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Four games to watch Jan. 22 and 23

    The thick of the conference schedule is keeping boys basketball teams plenty busy, and there are several games worth watching on Jan. 22 and 23.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:33 pm
  • High school boys basketball: York wins twice at compressed Martin Luther King tournament

    WHEATON – Nick Trapani couldn’t miss in the second half of one game, and the trend continued in the first half of the next game.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Letter: D-181 residents can get info on referendum

    To the editor:For many years, we have been trying to address the facility challenges of Hinsdale Mid ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Hinsdale South yearbook scores repeat All-American award

    HINSDALEHinsdale South High School announced its yearbook Vespa earned a rating of All-American from ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • High school girls basketball: IC Catholic, Timothy Christian making strides ahead of postseason

    ELMHURST – The IC Catholic Prep and Timothy Christian girls basketball teams each have encountered some growing pains this winter.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 8:05 pm
  • Theatre of Western Springs to stage 'Leading Ladies' for laughs

    The Theatre of Western Springs presents the Ken Ludwig comedy “Leading Ladies,” directed by David Knezz. Performances will take place Jan. 21 to 31.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 5:30 pm
  • Pillars to host 10th annual ball to benefit mental health services

    LA GRANGE PARK – Community members are invited to enjoy an evening of food, drink, music, gaming and raffles while supporting mental health services i ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 1:14 am
  • High school boys basketball: Hinsdale Central boys back on track

    DOWNERS GROVE – The instructions to Chris Eck at halftime were simple – get to the hoop.The Hinsdale ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 4:01 pm
  • Villa Park leadership training to target young students

    VILLA PARK – Salt Creek School District 48 is on a mission to train students in kindergarten through eighth grade in the leadership skills needed to b ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Downers Grove South learns lesson, finishes strong in tourney

    WHEATON – Basketball is the most spontaneous of games.Actions and events fluctuate from moment to mo ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 1:46 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Downers Grove North bested by buzzer-beater

    GLEN ELLYN – Devin Blake and his Downers Grove North boys basketball teammates played a fantastic second half against Glenbard West.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:44 am
  • High school girls basketball: Progress puts Downers Grove North in prime position

    VILLA PARK – It had been a while since Jaida Green and her Downers Grove North girls basketball teammates had been in this position.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • Elmhurst College wins recognition for sustainability efforts

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College's gardens and food scrap composting program is being recognized by the National Wildlife Federation and the Illinois Food ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner asks for impasse ruling

    SPRINGFIELD — Is Illinois headed toward a state workers strike?That’s the question in Springfield, w ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Real Urban Barbecue eating contest pits Hinsdale athletes

    OAK BROOK – Real Urban Barbecue in Oak Brook celebrated its one-year anniversary this fall with special events.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Justin Pierce buzzer-beater lifts Glenbard West against Downers Grove North (with video)

    GLEN ELLYN – It wasn't Justin Pierce's best game of the season, not by a long shot. But when he was ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Metra bans hoverboards due to safety concerns

    CHICAGO – Metra announced that hoverboards will no longer be permitted onboard its trains due to concerns over potential fire hazards.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 6:55 pm
  • Elmhurst District 205 reconsiders special education relocation

    ELMHURST – Following a public outcry, Elmhurst School District 205 will reconsider its decision to relocate a special education program from Field to ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • High school boys and girls basketball: Downers Grove North vs.Glenbard West boys tipoff in West Suburban Silver

    The three-day Martin Luther King Junior holiday weekend will keep boys and girls basketball teams plenty busy. Between conference games and Martin Lut ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • High school boys basketball: York rebounds with win after OT loss, looks ahead to challenging weekend

    ELMHURST – Five straight wins led York’s boys basketball team to the title at its own Jack Tosh holiday tournament.
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 8:45 am
  • High school boys basketball: Hinsdale Central gains big-game experience in loss to Lyons Township

    HINSDALE – Lyons Township’s boys basketball team proved it can take the heat.In front of a capacity ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 5:03 pm
  • 'Alive Inside' film to reveal music's effects on dementia, brain injury

    A free screening of “Alive Inside,” a documentary about how music affects the minds of people with dementia, will be shown at 2 p.m. Jan. 23.
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Rep. Patti Bellock honored by national organization

    WESTMONT – Women In Government honored its Legislative Champions during its second annual fundraiser, “A Taste of the States,” at the Nuclear Energy I ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra plans baroque concerts

    ELMHURST – Music lovers have two opportunities in January to hear the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra and four musicians perform a baroque concert.
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • State, AFSCME talks break down

    SPRINGFIELD — Talks between Gov. Rauner’s administration and the state’s largest public-sector employee union broke down Jan. 8.
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: All hands on deck in dominant Downers Grove South win

    BERWYN – Downers Grove South’s boys basketball team has what every coach covets – multiple options other teams must plan to stop or try to neutralize.
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 7:20 am
  • High school boys basketball: Downers Grove North 'road warriors' pick up win in home opener (with video)

    DOWNERS GROVE – Bryan Jakobsze had to wait a while to play in his first varsity home game as a member of Downers Grove North’s basketball team.
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 4:51 pm
  • Strategic communications firm stocks York Township Food Pantry

    ELMHURST – The DeForest Group Ltd. of Elmhurst helped stock the York Township pantry shelves for the holiday season.
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Hinsdale entrepreneur to launch men's salon in Lombard

    LOMBARD – Poised to open next week in Lombard is a new location of 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons.“When men ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • DuPage County students enter American Legion speech contest

    The American Legion National High School 2016 Oratorical Constitutional Speech Contest took place Jan. 2 for local contestants in grades nine through ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner reflects on first year of budget impasse, pension negotiations

    SPRINGFIELD – One year into Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s term, the state doesn’t have a budget, and he hasn’t gotten the structural reforms he’s bee ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Feds back off on Real ID demands

    SPRINGFIELD — The federal government is backing off its demand that Illinois and four other states bring their driver’s licenses and state ID cards to ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:40 am
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