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  • High school girls basketball: Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield primed for playoffs

    All the preseason practices, conference games and tournaments are over, and girls basketball teams are set to start the postseason with one goal in mi ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Brookfield artist raising funds for animation project

    BROOKFIELD – Thanks to a Brookfield artist and her collaborator, first-graders could be working on the creation of an animated short film this spring ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • President Obama calls for building better politics

    SPRINGFIELD — Democrats and Republicans alike found things to cheer about, usually separately but occasionally together, in an hour-long Statehouse sp ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Palzet: A lifelong relationship with technology

    Here is a fact: There is not a single child in our school district who remembers a world where cellphones didn’t exist.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 4 games to watch on Feb. 12

    A team continuing its quest for a long-awaited conference title. A squad on the rebound from a lackluster 2014-15 season that is within sight of a con ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • 40 years later, SEASPAR grows with clients

    DOWNERS GROVE –  The Southeast Association for Special Park and Recreation is celebrating its 40th year of providing recreational services for local r ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 1:50 pm
  • La Grange American Legion post to host spaghetti dinner

    LA GRANGE – The Robert E. Coulter Jr. Post 1941 of the American Legion will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at 900 S. La Grange Road, ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Lyons Township's toughness comes through in conference title game

    LA GRANGE – Lyons Township's girls basketball team hasn’t won a regional title since 2005, so the Lions are aware of how tough a task that is.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Countryside St. Patrick's Day Family Parade registration deadline nears

    COUNTRYSIDE – All are welcome to march in Countryside's first St. Patrick's Day Family Parade, which will kick off at 1 p.m. March 5 at 61st Street an ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • Police Reports: La Grange and La Grange Park for Feb. 10

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:09 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
  • 'New York' to premiere at Theatre of Western Springs

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Fifteen stories of resiliency, hope and survival after 9/11 are chronicled in the play “New York,” which premieres Feb. 11 at the Th ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:22 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Riverside Brookfield boys basketball survives vs. IC Catholic

    Riverside Brookfield’s boys basketball team found itself in a battle against host IC Catholic on Feb. 5. The Bulldogs trailed 36-34 at the half and ba ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • High school girls basketball: Silver linings in Lyons Township's West Suburban Silver title

    LA GRANGE – Every injury Lyons Township’s girls basketball team suffered this season – and there were several – had a silver lining.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 6:32 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Western Springs entrepreneur brings Fodeez Frames to Home Shopping Network

    WESTERN SPRINGS – When Val Moody moved to her Western Springs home nine years ago, she found she couldn’t use magnets to display photos or her childre ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children renews call for info about missing Lyons teen

    LYONS – The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is seeking information about Zoe Lovett, who was reported missing in August 2015 from L ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 4:58 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
  • La Grange businesses report strong holiday sales

    LA GRANGE – The second year of Unwrap La Grange for a Hometown Holiday brought increased holiday sales for local businesses, according to a La Grange ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:26 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 wrestling: Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield set for start of postseason

    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 Ly ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 6:13 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
  • Local organizations help children cope with illness

    To the editor:The mission of the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation is to provide comfort ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Police Reports: La Grange Park for Feb. 3

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the La Grange Park Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 9:37 am
  • High school sports roundup: Winning weekend for Lyons Township girls basketball

    Lyons Township’s girls basketball team won a pair of West Suburban Silver games on back-to-back days to run its winning streak to four games.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 9:11 am
  • High school boys basketball: Loss leaves Lyons Township looking up in conference

    LA GRANGE – Patrick Grabowski is one of the few players with size for York’s boys basketball team.Ly ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 7:59 pm
  • Westchester Village Board approves elected official pay increases

    WESTCHESTER – Westchester officials recently voted to more than double the pay for village trustees and the clerk while increasing the amount the vill ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:48 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Smith: Thomas Ford Memorial Library – writing stories with every visit

    The hallowed halls of the Youth Services and Tween departments of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library are filled with countless stories – both literal wo ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:18 am
  • Police Reports: La Grange for Jan. 27

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the La Grange Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 1:01 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
  • Picnic, camping permits offered by Forest Preserves of Cook County

    To help distract from the deep freeze, it’s not too early to pick up picnic permits, which opened this month for groups of 25 or more who plan to gath ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • SEASPAR to debut fish fry fundraiser in Lisle

    LISLE – The community is invited to a fish fry fundraiser Feb. 5 at Wheatstack in Lisle to benefit recreational services provided by the Southeast Ass ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 3:00 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
  • Prep sports roundup: Riverside Brookfield, Fenwick boys basketball go toe-to-toe

    The first half belonged to Riverside Brookfield’s boys basketball team.The second half belonged to F ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Riverside Children's Theater to stage 'Aristocats'

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Children’s Theater Guild will present “The Aristocats.”The audience will f ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Lyons Township boys on rebound after well-played loss

    LA GRANGE – It might have been the best game Lyons Township’s boys basketball team has played all season.
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 5:38 pm
  • Grzeca: How The LeaderShop changed my life

    I have been involved with The LeaderShop (formerly CEP Youth Leadership) for almost half of my lifetime, and I can attest to the positive impact the o ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 1:00 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
  • 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
  • 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 girls basketball: Lyons Township rips Riverside Brookfield in Frannie Corrigan's return

    LA GRANGE – Frannie Corrigan is back.Lyons Township's girls basketball team celebrated the return of ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • Bakers Square in La Grange celebrates National Pie Day

    LA GRANGE – Bakers Square, 942 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, is celebrating National Pie Day on Jan. 23 by offering customers $2 off a whole pie Jan. ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Police Reports: La Grange and La Grange Park for Jan. 20

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • Prep sports roundup: Nazareth boys basketball looking to snap skid, Tommy Russell wins wrestling tourney

    Looking to rebound from an 80-63 loss against St. Ignatius on Jan. 12, Nazareth’s boys basketball team fell 72-59 against East Suburban Catholic Confe ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 4:50 pm
  • Letter: Address updates needed to maintain benefits

    To the editor:State of Illinois medical clients may lose benefits when no forwarding address is ente ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 4:33 pm
  • Letter: Bypass lane could help to ease congestion

    To the editor:The Illinois Department of Transportation’s Phase I study on the feasibility of buildi ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 4:33 pm
  • Forest Preserves of Cook County, Shedd Aquarium address invasive species in Bob Mann Woods

    WESTCHESTER – On a recent cold, rainy morning, more than 30 college and high school students from Students Today Leaders Forever, a nonprofit organiza ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 3:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Lyons Township learns from lackluster showing

    LA GRANGE – There is little margin for error in the West Suburban Silver.Lyons Township found that o ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • High school girls basketball: Lyons Township finds a way despite roster in flux

    LA GRANGE – To say that the roster is in flux for Lyons Township’s girls basketball team might be putting it lightly.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 9:47 am
  • 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
  • La Grange Public Library discusses making lobby more 'welcoming'

    LA GRANGE – The La Grange community has a generally favorable opinion of the La Grange Public Library, but some residents are concerned about the buil ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 8:38 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
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