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  • Prep roundup: Nazareth, RB baseball pick up conference wins

    Nazareth's baseball team swept Carmel in a doubleheader Saturday to extend their East Suburban Catholic Conference winning streak to seven games.
    May 5, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Mixed results continue for Lions baseball

    DOWNERS GROVE – Consistency isn’t an easy thing in baseball, and Lyons Township is learning that the hard way.
    May 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars down Sky Blue FC 1-0 in World Cup send-off

    CHICAGO – The National Women’s Soccer League’s Chicago Red Stars dominated and stayed unbeaten in their third match of the 2015 campaign on Saturday, ...
    May 5, 2015 - 8:37 am
  • Comic fans fill Chimera Comics on Free Comic Day: 6 photos

    On Saturday, May 2, 2015, fans line up outside and fill the aisles at Chimera Comics in La Grange for the annual Free Comic Book Day, held annually on ...
    May 4, 2015 - 6:57 am
  • West suburbs' young achievers honored as Suburban Life Scholars

    The west suburbs' best and brightest were recognized recently by Suburban Life Media.Two area high s ...
    May 3, 2015 - 3:27 am
  • Breuder out, audit upcoming and reimbursements suspended at College of DuPage (with video)

    The College of DuPage could be on its way to a "Clean Slate," but the cleaning may not come too easy if the new board's second meeting Thursday is any ...
    May 1, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • 'Clean Slate' trustees named officers of divided College of DuPage board in tense first meeting

    What some believe to be a new era at the College of DuPage started off with a rocky first few votes Thursday.
    May 1, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • La Grange approves sidewalk repairs

    LA GRANGE – The village board of La Grange approved a contract for their sidewalk repair program in La Grange's central business district at their mee ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Police Reports: La Grange, La Grange Park, Western Springs and Westchester for April 29

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    April 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Chimera's Comics offers comics and treats for Free Comic Book Day

    LA GRANGE – La Grange's Chimera's Comics will be hooking new fans, celebrating current fans and honoring old fans by handing out free issues of their ...
    April 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lyons Township softball 'taking steps' in right direction

    ELMHURST – Things are starting to come together for Sapphire Munoz and Lyons Township’s softball team, but they are still missing the final product.
    April 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Sweet chili takes top prize at La Grange American Legion cook off

    LA GRANGE – Saturday was a day of full bellies, burning tongues and plenty of chili being served at the Robert E. Coulter Jr. Post 1941 American Legio ...
    April 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Embattled College of DuPage President Breuder takes medical leave days before potential ouster

    The controversial president of the College of DuPage won't be in office when trustees potentially take a scheduled vote on whether to put him on paid ...
    April 29, 2015 - 7:02 am
  • Countryside Harley dealership receives award for supporting local veterans

    COUNTRYSIDE – For its work supporting local veterans, the Illinois Harley-Davidson dealership in Countryside, 9950 Joliet Road, was honored April 15 w ...
    April 28, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • LTHS upgrades online learning system

    LA GRANGE – Lyons Township High School has long searched for a fast, reliable and secure online education system. One that allows students to continue ...
    April 28, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • BEDS shelter approved by La Grange Village Board for Ogden, East avenues

    LA GRANGE – After several hours of deliberations, questions and public comments the La Grange Board of Trustees unanimously approved a proposed develo ...
    April 29, 2015 - 6:03 pm
  • Grace Salvino steps up for Lyons Township soccer

    WESTERN SPRINGS – After losing a ton of talent from last year’s conference and sectional winning team, Lyons Township girls soccer is leaning on a lot ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Prep roundup: Nazareth softball wins big, Morton boys track shows well at invite

    Devyn Zuro, Cat Klostermann and C.J. Mardirosian each had three hits for Nazareth's softball team in a 13-3 win against St. Ignatius on Thursday.
    April 28, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • La Grange Coulter Post chili cook off contest: 5 photos

    Robert E. Coulter, Jr. Post 1941 holds a chili cook off contest at the American Legion post in La Grange on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
    April 27, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • Indian Head couple to appear on Wheel of Fortune Tuesday

    INDIAN HEAD PARK – An Indian Head couple will be spinning for cash and prizes on the legendary game show Wheel of Fortune Tuesday.
    April 27, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • First Congregational Church of Western Springs rummage sale begins Tuesday

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Residents have the chance to shop and save at the First Congregational Church of Western Springs' annual rummage sale.
    April 27, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Illinois football hall of fame inducts former LT coach

    LA GRANGE – Jack Derning was a physical educator and a varsity football coach for Lyons Township High School for 19 years.
    April 26, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Western Springs student reported missing in Colorado found

    WESTERN SPRINGS – A Western Springs native and University of Colorado student who went missing earlier this month in Boulder has been found.
    April 27, 2015 - 1:27 am
  • Lipinski congratulates All-American Boy and Girl essay finalists

    WESTERN SPRINGS – U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Western Springs, offered his congratulations to finalists at the All-American Boy and Girl award ceremony. ...
    April 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Riverside chief argues for after school program funding by state

    To the Editor:Law enforcement calls the after-school hours the prime time for juvenile crime. That’s ...
    April 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: La Grange, Western Springs, Countryside and Westchester for April 22

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    April 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Third federal subpoena seeks College of DuPage video, audio recordings

    The College of DuPage has been served its third federal subpoena this month, with authorities seeking recordings of the school on the day administrato ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • LTHS to host student art show, Empty Bowls fundraiser event

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Lyons Township High School will host its annual Spring Art Show, featuring award-winning work in nearly every artistic medium design ...
    April 23, 2015 - 4:53 pm
  • Local students to participate in art show at Cheney Mansion in Oak Park

    OAK PARK – More than 550 pieces of artwork created by local elementary and middle school students will be on display at the Young Artists Show from 10 ...
    April 23, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Prayer vigil held for Western Springs student missing in Colorado

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Friends, family and neighbors gathered at Ridgewood Park in Western Springs to hold a prayer vigil for the safe return of Berry "Tyl ...
    April 24, 2015 - 6:12 am
  • BEDS Plus Care gave Barbara Lennie a home, now she's returning the favor

    LA GRANGE – Barbara Lennie remembers a time, 12 years ago, when Western Springs residents were upset about a proposed BEDS homeless care site at the W ...
    April 23, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • LeaderShop to hold community day of service Saturday

    LA GRANGE – The LeaderShop in La Grange invites the public to participate in their fifth annual Day of Service.
    April 22, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Good music never goes out of style

    Lyons Township High School junior Brandon Herman has brought his love of classic rock and jazz to the airwaves with his weekend show on 88.1 WLTL-FM.
    April 24, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • LT, RB girls track standouts eye state meet berths

    Girls track and field sectionals are less than a month, while the state meet is during Memorial Day weekend. Area teams are a few weeks into the outdo ...
    April 22, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling of Lemont makes 50 saves in 3OT playoff win

    Scott Darling stopped 50 shots and Brent Seabrook scored the game winner a minute into the third overtime Tuesday as the Chicago Blackhawks pushed the ...
    April 23, 2015 - 5:57 am
  • Prep roundup: Nazareth baseball team sweeps doubleheader

    Nazareth’s baseball team swept St. Viator Saturday in a East Suburban Catholic Conference doubleheader.
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Returning state qualifiers boost LT, RB boys track squads

    The outdoor boys track and field season is out of the blocks with athletes from area schools looking to eventually make their way to state. Here’s a l ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 'Hairspray Jr.' comes to Westchester Middle School

    WESTCHESTER – Big hair, big songs and lots of dancing will be on the stage during the production of “Hairspray Jr.,” presented by Westchester Middle S ...
    April 23, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Lyons Township baseball looking to fix little things

    ELMHURST – Baseball is a game of little things, and right now the little things seem to be costing Lyons Township.
    April 21, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Callaghan: Westchester library leads way with new permeable parking lot

    The Westchester Public Library is extremely excited to announce that this month we will break ground on the construction of our new parking lot using ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • COD's Hamilton talks Clean Slate win, possible bid for chairwoman and Breuder ouster

    In a few weeks, area voters will see a Clean Slate at the College of DuPage.Amid a crowded field of ...
    April 23, 2015 - 5:57 pm
  • Medlock, LT volleyball still making progress

    LA GRANGE – A hard and fast jump serve is one of the most visually impressive things in a volleyball match.
    April 20, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Ides of March to bring classic rock anthems to Theatre of Western Springs

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave., will host a one-night only performance of Jim Peterik and The Ides of March in Ma ...
    April 20, 2015 - 5:35 am
  • Rep. Lipinski hosting town hall and senior fairs

    Residents of Illinois 3rd Congressional District are invited to a town hall meeting and two senior fairs hosted by U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D.-Ill., du ...
    April 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • La Grange is 8th safest community in state

    LA GRANGE – The village of La Grange can count itself as one of the top 10 safest locations in Illinois, according to the data research company ValueP ...
    April 18, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Police Reports: La Grange, La Grange Park, Westchester and Western Springs for April 15

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Family fun night at St. Louise School tonight

    LA GRANGE PARK – St. Louise de Marillac School will welcome potential students and their parents to a night of crafts, movies and games at their Famil ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • La Grange trustees discuss 'Ahhh La Grange' Carnival, swear in new sergeant Monday

    LA GRANGE – The La Grange Village Board of Trustees met at 7:30 p.m. April 13 at the village hall. M ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Willow Springs D-108 seeking candidates for board vacancies

    WILLOW SPRINGS – The Willow Springs School District 108 Board of Education will be accepting applications for volunteers to fill in the board vacancie ...
    April 17, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Hinsdale Central at York boys tennis: 6 photos

    York plays Hinsdale Central at Berens Park in Elmhurst on Thursday, April 16, 2015. ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • LT students to raise awareness of LGBT bullying with Day of Silence

    The halls of Lyons Township High School’s North and South campus will be a little quieter Friday as students join others nationally in a day of silenc ...
    April 16, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • Lemont native Scott Darling notches first NHL playoff win in Blackhawks' victory

    In a season of memorable firsts, Scott Darling added another one to the list Wednesday night. The Le ...
    April 16, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • College of DuPage under federal investigation, trustee says school destroyed documents

    In an event signaling more trouble for the long-embattled College of DuPage, the U.S. Attorney's Office has issued a subpoena to the school for docume ...
    April 16, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Embattled College of DuPage Board bows out of final meeting

    After months of headlines, scandal and controversy, the current College of DuPage Board of Trustees won't be going out with a bang.
    April 16, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • Amid controversy, COD Foundation director announces retirement

    The director of the College of DuPage Foundation has announced she will retire in October after months of controversy – though not because of it.
    April 15, 2015 - 6:23 pm
  • Anthony J. Canino Varsity Gymnastics Invitational: 8 photos

    Athletes from the WSC Gold and Silver Divisions compete at the Anthony J. Canino Varsity Gymnastics Invitational at Hinsdale Central on Friday, April ...
    April 15, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • LT baseball looks to regroup after slow start in conference

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Lyons Township and Oak Park-River Forest are both premier baseball programs with state titles in recent years, so when they get toge ...
    April 15, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Prep roundup: Naz baseball nets victory during Kentucky road trip

    Nazareth’s baseball team traveled to Central Hardin High School in Cecilia, Ky., and came back home with a 10-9 win Saturday. Kyle Kane was 4 for 4 wi ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Leibforth: Prevention beats treatment when it comes to health

    I recently got an email from the U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy. I receive the occasional greeting from my friends at the White House, but this wa ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Village Board addresses elected sales tax

    LA GRANGE – Approved by La Grange voters April 7, the village will be receiving an increase in their nonhome sales tax of 0.75 percent, bringing the t ...
    April 14, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • Westchester seeks nature-minded volunteers

    WESTCHESTER – Volunteers can help spread the word about how residents can help restore the forest buffer between the Wolf Road Prairie and Hickory Lan ...
    April 14, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Breen saves shootout win for LT girls

    SCHAUMBURG – Penalty shootouts may largely come down to luck, but Lyons Township goalkeeper Lidia Breen is showing there’s a little more to it than th ...
    April 14, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • La Grange American Legion heats up with inaugural chili cook-off

    LA GRANGE – The Robert E. Coulter Jr. American Legion Post 1941 welcomed the public to bring an appetite, their secret family recipe and maybe an iron ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • LT badminton goes orange to fight leukemia

    LA GRANGE – The Lyons Township High School badminton team will be decked out in orange and hosting a night of games to help those with leukemia. 
    April 14, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Former College of DuPage radio engineer charged with stealing $200K pleads not guilty

    A former College of DuPage radio engineer accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the school's radio station, WDCB, pleaded not guilty to a dozen ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Sparks fly at Boy Scouts welding event that could set world record

    WILLOWBROOK – A gathering of 275 area Boy Scouts did not only learn about welding Saturday at the ETI School of Skilled Trades in Willowbrook.
    April 13, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • BEDS presentation to be held at La Grange Public Library tonight

    LA GRANGE – Looking for more information about BEDS Care and their plans for La Grange?Tina Rounds, ...
    April 13, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • Police Reports: La Grange, La Grange Park, Countryside, Westchester and Western Springs for April 8

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    April 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • La Grange can tidy up with annual Spring Cleaning Day

    LA GRANGE – La Grange residents will have the chance to seriously tidy up their homes on Spring Clean Up Day.
    April 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Riverside Brookfield at Glenbard South baseball: 8 photos

    Glenbard South plays Riverside Brookfield in Glen Ellyn on Monday, April 6, 2015. RB wins 7-2. ...
    April 9, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Hodgkins hosts Bike-A-Thon for St. Jude

    HODGKINS – The village of Hodgkins is looking for walkers and bicyclers to prep their shoes and wheels for the upcoming St. Jude Bike-A-Thon fundraise ...
    April 9, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Rare courtship of woodcock on view at Prairie House on Saturday

    WESTCHESTER – Local birdwatchers will have the rare opportunity to witness the spring courtship flight of the woodcock, a bird native to the area.
    April 9, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Snapshot: Kids ice skate for La Grange Park's Adopt-A-Cop program

    LA GRANGE PARK – Officers and children took to the ice for the La Grange Park Police Department's Adopt-A-Cop ice skating party at the Darien Sportspl ...
    April 9, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Indian Head Park artist's gallery show, 'Remnant Memories' opens in La Grange Saturday

    LA GRANGE – The La Grange Art League will host a reception for their featured monthly artist, Sarah E. Rehmer, a resident of Indian Head Park, from 6 ...
    April 9, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Hydrant flushing planned for April in La Grange

    LA GRANGE – The village of La Grange Public Works Department has advice for residents during the village’s annual fire hydrant flush.
    April 10, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Softball previews: Seniors lead Morton, new look for Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield

    The high school softball season is in full swing with teams in the area already having several games under their belts. Here's what to expect for Lyon ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Mystery Diner: Francesca's Amici makes name for itself

    In the mood to let seasoned pros do the cooking, we decided to make our first visit to Francesca's Amici. It inhabits a warm, sophisticated space in d ...
    April 10, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • 'Clean Slate' candidates sweep College of DuPage race (with video)

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees will soon be looking at a Clean Slate. The trio ...
    April 8, 2015 - 6:28 am
  • La Grange voters approve retailers and service tax referendum

    LA GRANGE – Voters in La Grange approved a referendum for a 0.75 percent increase in the village’s non-home rule sales tax at the voting booth Tuesday ...
    April 8, 2015 - 3:05 pm
  • Winslow, Waterloo and LaBarbera win seats in Brookfield-La Grange Park D-95 race

    It was a close race on Tuesday for three open seats on the Brookfield-La Grange Park School District 95 Board of Education.
    April 8, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Anderson, Scotty, Jandris and Kowalczyk win La Grange D-102 seats

    LA GRANGE – In Tuesday's election, Matthew Scotty, Brian Anderson, Amanda Jandris and Jason Kowalczyk won seats on the La Grange School District Board ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Padgett, Secord and McLawhorn win election to District 101 Board

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Jeanne Padgett lead with the race for the Western Springs School District 101 Board of Education with 30.69 percent of votes, accord ...
    April 7, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Rosinsky, Palmer and Polacek win election to LT Board

    LA GRANGE – Barbara Rosinsky took the lead in the election for the Lyons Township High School District 204 Board of Education on Tuesday night, based ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Countryside gets a new mayor with McDermott

    COUNTRYSIDE – Voters in Countryside elected a new mayor Tuesday night. Sean R. McDermott beat out i ...
    April 8, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Pieces in place for LT volleyball success

    LA GRANGE – After winning 29 matches last season, Lyons Township’s boys volleyball team has a lot to live up to this season, but the pieces appear to ...
    April 7, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Taxes, school boards on the minds of Cook County voters

    Taxes and and school boards were on the minds of voters at the polls in La Grange and Brookfield Tuesday.
    April 7, 2015 - 7:33 pm
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