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  • Creating the market for smaller, green homes key to success for developer

    Scott Sanders is out to change the Chicago-area housing market one home at a time.It’s no small chal ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Suburbs brace for possible 4 inches of snow

    Two to four inches of snow may come to the Chicago area by Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Radio Controlled airplanes move indoors for winter: 6 photos

    Several  area radio controlled airplane flying clubs take their hobby indoors for the winter flying at The Max in McCook on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • Robert Crown Center to host open house for National Drug Facts Week

    HINSDALE – The Robert Crown Center for Health Education, 21 Salt Creek Lane, will host a series of events as part of an open house for parents and tee ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • La Grange Business Association reports record breaking holiday sales

    LA GRANGE – With holiday sales up as much as 60 percent over 2013 at businesses in La Grange, business and government leaders in the village of La Gra ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Rakocevic comes up big as Chargers hoops tops Friars

    OAK PARK – After being eliminated in the playoffs by Fenwick last year, Nick Rakocevic and St. Joseph made sure to fire up for the Friars this season.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Prep roundup: RB boys, Nazareth girls hoops squads pick up big wins

    Riverside Brookfield’s boys basketball team picked up a quality win against St. Pius X from Houston on Saturday as part of the MLK Dream Classic at Wh ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • LT grinds out back-to-back wins

    GLEN ELLYN – When Lyons Township senior guard Harrison Niego walked toward the Lions’ locker room, he vented his frustration and relief that his team ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Lions girls get best of Friars

    VILLA PARK – Lyons Township and Fenwick are not in the same town, but there is definitely some local familiarity with the two girls basketball teams.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Police Reports: La Grange, Countryside, Westchester and Western Springs for Jan. 21

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • LT students bring home honors, FAFSA workshop scheduled

    Students from Lyons Township High School took home 35 individual medals and ribbons awarded at a speech tournament at Lyons Township High School and c ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:07 am
  • Snapshot: Crystal Point Spa opens in Indian Head Park

    INDIAN HEAD PARK – Officials from the village of Indian Head Park helped welcome a new luxury spa to the community at a grand opening ceremony on Frid ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Business experts to anchor Economic Forecast event

    What is the economic forecast for the suburban market in 2015?A panel of experts will provided their ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 2:36 pm
  • Community Nurse receives national quality award

    LA GRANGE – The Community Nurse was recently named a recipient of the Health Center Quality Leader Award by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Se ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • The Barker Shop to host low cost pet vaccine clinic

    LA GRANGE – The Barker Shop, 1404 W. 55th St., will host a low cost pet vaccine clinic Jan. 31 by appointment, according to a news release.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Letter: Approve the Keystone Pipeline

    To the Editor:Obstruction of the construction of the Keystone Pipeline seems to be simply another in ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lyons Township erases 21-point deficit to beat Glenbard West in overtime

    GLEN ELLYN – When Lyons Township senior guard Harrison Niego walked towards the Lions' locker room he vented his frustration and relief that his team ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 5:54 pm
  • Rakocevic's game-winning free throws cap off wild finish

    OAK PARK – Nick Rakocevic had a big play go against him late in the game that almost cost St. Joseph the game, but the big man made up for it in a big ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • LT students to put on comedic play, host Pack the Place

    LA GRANGE – Following winter break for students of Lyons Township High School, events are picking up again.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 6:33 pm
  • Plymouth Place resident donates to library genealogy collection

    While the season of giving may have ended for most, at the Riverside Public Library it’s only just begun.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 6:33 pm
  • Letter: Thanking area blood donors

    As we near the start of our 41st year of saving lives in the western suburbs, we need to thank the hundreds of generous and under-appreciated area res ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • College notes: Farmer wins water polo national title, Burt on top-ranked Wash. U.

    Fall college sports have wrapped up and winter sports are in full swing. Here’s some of the more notable showings by local high school graduates in bo ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Ballard, Friars hang on against Benet

    LISLE – Fenwick’s Mike Ballard had just watched Benet erase a 15-point deficit and send the game into overtime.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 9:12 am
  • Prep roundup: St. Joe’s boys basketball gets back on track

    St. Joseph’s boys basketball picked up two wins over the weekend after losing 48-43 against DePaul College Prep 48-43 Jan. 6.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 6:00 am
  • Lions try to regroup after losing at rival Hinsdale Central

    HINSDALE – Joe Brunner had a big second half for Lyons Township’s boys basketball team Friday. The 6 ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Defense does the trick for LT girls at Hinsdale Central

    HINSDALE – Victoria Swift didn’t need much time to formulate an answer as to what was the key in a 53-25 girls basketball win against Hinsdale Central ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Western Springs’ fiber artist carries on tradition

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Whether it be through the creation of her chainmail jewelry, woven tapestries or beadwork “painting,” the art of Western Springs res ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Decision to close school for bad weather not an easy one for superintendents

    The decision to close schools because the snow is too high or the temperatures are too low isn't made easily. Neither is the decision to keep schools ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Rafferty leads Red Devils past Lyons Township

    HINSDALE – Matt Rafferty has been a standout for Hinsdale Central's boys basketball team for four years, but he may have had one of the best performan ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Moran: Stay healthy this flu season

    Each year, up to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets hit with some form of the flu. That means one in five people – or more than 63 million people ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Good Samaritans come to rescue of woman on tracks

    WESTERN SPRINGS – It’s hard to know how you’ll react in an emergency situation until you’re actually confronted with it.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 10:01 am
  • Lyons Township joins list of closed schools today, Riverside schools stay open

    Schools across the Chicago area decided to close for a second day of extremely cold temperatures. Even with a high of 18 degrees expected today, schoo ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Lyons Township - Riverside Brookfield High Schools brave the cold: 5 photos

    Riverside Brookfield and Lyons Township High Schools are two of just a few area high schools to hold classes in the face of extremely frigid weather o ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 5:40 pm
  • Prep roundup: Nazareth boys basketball cracks win column

    Nazareth’s boys basketball team went 1-3 at York’s Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament. Naz opened with a 6 ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Lions battle for strong tourney finish

    ELMHURST – After playing five games in six days, Lyons Township’s boys basketball team learned a lot about itself at York’s Jack Tosh Holiday Tourname ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 1875 La Grange home on the market

    In the market for a new home in 2015?One to consider – should you have the funds – is the former hom ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Benedictine University to host upcoming baseball, soccer camps

    LISLE – The baseball and women's soccer teams at Benedictine University will host upcoming camps aimed at training youth players in each sport.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Cook County begins pilot project for courtroom cameras

    On Monday, Cook County began a pilot program for a policy to allow audio and video records to be made in some Cook County criminal courtrooms, accordi ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • First baby of 2015 born at La Grange Memorial Hospital arrived Friday

    LA GRANGE – A Fox River Grove couple had the distinction of their child being the first baby born at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital in 2015.
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • First Merit Bank in Western Springs robbed by man who showed gun

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The Western Springs Police Department announced that First Merit Bank, 5450 Wolf Road, was robbed Tuesday at 4:10 p.m.
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Lyons Township wins in double OT for third place at Tosh

    ELMHURST – After a long tournament, Lyons Township came out the winner in a long game. The Lions too ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • Prep roundup: Chargers basketball makes final at Proviso West tournament

    St. Joseph’s boys basketball team made the final of the Proviso West Holiday Tournament before falling against Stevenson 69-60 on Saturday. The Charge ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Riverside Brookfield at Lyons Township boys basketball: 8 photos

    Lyons Township boys basketball team plays Riverside Brookfield at home in La Grange on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Both teams made the final four at York ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 9:03 am
  • Jasinski: What a year for the LGBA

    2014 has been quite a year. I was starting to focus on the issues across the globe, from ISIS to the Ukraine to ebola. But then, I spotted a big red S ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 5:10 am
  • Fun and food are front and center for area New Year's Eve celebrations

    There are many ways and many places to celebrate the end of 2014 and welcome the new year. Here are just some of the places to dance the night away, o ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Letter: West Suburban PADS looks back at the year and looks ahead

    I’m humbled when I walk through our daytime Support Center on the way to my office every morning. Most of the men, women and families who are here to ...
    Dec. 29, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Year of the champion: Celebrating the year's top prep sports highlights for LT, RB, Nazareth, others

    With the calendar about to flip from 2014 to 2015, there is not better time to honor the sensational performances the athletes from Lyons Township, Na ...
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 8:58 am
  • St. Joseph falls to Stevenson in Proviso West final

    HILLSIDE – St. Joseph hung with Class 4A favorite and nationally ranked Stevenson, but the Chargers weren't playing for moral victories.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 10:15 pm
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