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  • New Wild Encounters exhibit at Brookfield Zoo to bring patrons up close with animals

    BROOKFIELD – Like children’s hand prints in wet cement, the paw prints of esteemed animal ambassadors dot the ground at Brookfield Zoo’s new Wild Enco ...
    NEW: July 1, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Letter: Do lights at Nazareth Academy for football benefit the community?

    To the editor:In response to the Our View editorial [published in the June 24 edition of the La Gran ...
    NEW: July 1, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • Indian Head Park resident elected to Boys and Girls Club board

    INDIAN HEAD PARK – Michael A. Somone of Indian Head Park was elected to the Boys and Girls Club of West Cook County Board of Directors, according to a ...
    NEW: July 1, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Grunke: West Suburban chamber dares to imagine

    John Lennon’s hit song, "Imagine," reminds us about living life beyond borders – letting go of ego and everything in our lives, which prohibit and lim ...
    June 30, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Deep postseason runs highlights for Nazareth spring sports

    School is out for the summer, but before looking ahead to the fall sports season starting in August it’s time to take one more look back at the best o ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Illinois State shutdown appears ever more likely

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats remain in a philosophical and political staredown as the state heads into its new fiscal yea ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • La Grange sled hockey gold medalist Josh Misiewicz part of golf outing fundraiser

    LA GRANGE – Lance Cpl. Josh Misiewicz was a key member of the 2015 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.Th ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • La Grange Public Library unveils digital lab

    Jeannie Dilger, La Grange Public Library director, and Chuck Johnson, digital services coordinator, talk about some of the features of the video area ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:46 am
  • Chicago Red Stars to host Women's World Cup viewing party today

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars will help support the U.S. Soccer women's team with a viewing party near Lincoln Park Zoo today.
    June 30, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • State titles part of top 7 LT spring highlights

    The school year is finished, but before looking ahead to the high school fall sports season in August, it’s time to take one more look back at Lyons T ...
    June 30, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Former Nazareth pitcher Ryan Powers makes pro debut with White Sox affiliate

    Nazareth Academy graduate and La Grange native Ryan Powers has started his professional baseball career, and got to do it in the Chicago White Sox org ...
    June 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Scott Darling's Stanley Cup experience: 'It's been unbelievable'

    LEMONT – The past year has been a whirlwind for Scott Darling after the Lemont native signed with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 1, 2014.
    June 30, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • College of DuPage accreditation review postponed

    A review of the College of DuPage's accreditation has been delayed after the Higher Learning Commission postponed a trip to the school scheduled for J ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • La Grange's Kowalski wins USTA Midwest championships, Hinsdale's Joyce runner-up

    Fresh off winning his second state title during the boys high school season this spring, Martin Joyce made a deep run in a major junior tournament.
    June 29, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Police Reports: La Grange, La Grange Park, Westchester and Western Springs for June 24

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • College of DuPage weighs future of controversial Waterleaf Restaurant

    The on-campus Waterleaf Restaurant at College of DuPage may undergo some drastic changes in the near future.
    June 30, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Prospective Eagle Scout starts donation project in Western Springs

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Kevin Schick has had a hectic schedule lately.Between finishing his junior year at ...
    June 25, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • La Grange Park resident recognized for volunteer work at I Am Me burn camp for children

    LA GRANGE PARK – A resident of La Grange Park was recognized along with her colleagues for their combined efforts throughout 25 years to help burn-inj ...
    June 25, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs bill to fund education

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into a law June 24 a bill that will let state money flow to schools so they can open their doors on time.
    June 25, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Kaleigh Rogers earns national lacrosse academy spot

    Kaleigh Rogers' summer is about to get very busy.The lacrosse player and eighth grade student at Gur ...
    June 24, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Lyons Township High School's principal, assistant principal nominated for Principal of the Year

    LA GRANGE – The principal and assistant principal of Lyons Township High School were among those recently nominated for Principal of the Year by the W ...
    June 24, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • La Grange library opens new digital media lab, Studio 10 West, will hold tours Saturday

    *Note to readers: This article originally reported the incorrect total for the grant awarded to the La Grange library. The grant was worth $50,000. Th ...
    June 25, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Our view: Why we rarely use anonymous quotes, and when we would

    If you’ve been a reader of Suburban Life over the past couple of years, you might have noticed that we almost never use anonymous sources in our stori ...
    June 23, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Booth: Librarians learn new ways to offer information

    What do robots, bananas, and sharks have to do with libraries? I’ve been spending the past year trying to figure this out myself! So far, the robots a ...
    June 23, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Nazareth, RB, Fenwick baseball standouts lead All-Area baseball team

    The high school baseball season is officially in the books as all the state trophies have been awarded. With the season in the rearview mirror, it’s t ...
    June 23, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Confident All-Area baseball MVP Ryan Kramer helps create offense for Nazareth

    LA GRANGE PARK – Many athletes are choosing to focus on just one sport at younger ages, but Ryan Kramer was given a second chance to play multiple spo ...
    June 23, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Legacy Guild awards $85,000 to Lyons Township Scholars

    LA GRANGE – The Legacy Guild, a locally run nonprofit that raises college scholarship funds for area students who have lost a parent, recently announc ...
    June 23, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • La Grange to close Cossitt Avenue track cross for maintenance

    LA GRANGE – The village of La Grange will perform maintenance on the railroad crossing at Cossitt Avenue from June 22 to 28.
    June 22, 2015 - 6:39 pm
  • Photos: La Grange Park Library celebrates 40th anniversary with bash June 19

    LA GRANGE PARK - In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the La Grange Park Public Library held a week of fun projects centered around the history of ...
    June 22, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Police Reports: La Grange, La Grange Park, Countryside, Westchester and Western Springs for June 17

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Illinois’ auditor to retire at year’s end

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ auditor general, hailed as an example of integrity in a state known for rough and sometimes corrupt politics, announced his re ...
    June 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • College of DuPage audit: Hamilton's 'Clean Slate' involvement violated board policy

    The chairwoman of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees violated board policy earlier this year by campaigning for three newly-elected trustees, acc ...
    June 22, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • Chequers of La Grange's new chef: 5 photos

    David Humphrey, the new chef at Chequers of La Grange, is planning a new menu for the La Grange restaurant.
    June 20, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Chicago Audubon to partner with Westchester to protect grassland birds

    WESTCHESTER – There’s nothing quite like hearing the sweet songs of the bird in the trees on a summer morning walk through the woods. But how much wil ...
    June 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Riverside choreographer brings dance spectacle Under the Big Top to Lyons June 18 to 21

    BROOKFIELD – Professional dancers from several Chicago area townships will perform at Under the Big Top, a circus-style performance that includes cont ...
    June 18, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • La Grange Endless Summerfest needs volunteers

    LA GRANGE – The village of La Grange is currently looking for volunteers for its upcoming Endless Summerfest.
    June 18, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • St. Joseph High School to host Get Out and Play event June 20

    WESTCHESTER – As part of the nationwide Let’s Move exercise campaign, St. Joseph High School, 10900 W Cermak Road, will host its second annual Get Out ...
    June 18, 2015 - 5:25 pm
  • Suburban Chicago street festivals: a complete guide

    It's that time of year again. The spring weather ushers in a host of local outdoor activities and street fests, which ramp up in the summer months. He ...
    June 22, 2015 - 7:19 am
  • Penrod: Youth can make a difference in the world

    I have been actively involved with The LeaderShop in La Grange since my freshman year in high school. The LeaderShop means a lot to me because it has ...
    June 17, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Shaw Media to acquire Kendall County weekly newspapers

    DIXON – Shaw Media, owner of Suburban Life, announced today that it is purchasing Record Newspapers Inc. from Jeff and Kathy Farren.
    June 17, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • La Grange swears in new police sergeant and officer at village board meeting

    LA GRANGE – A new police sergeant and police officer were sworn in June 8 during the La Grange Board of Trustees meeting at Village Hall, 53 S. La Gra ...
    June 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Anderson's Bookshop starts crowdfunding for new La Grange location

    LA GRANGE – Anderson’s Bookshop recently launched a crowdfunding campaign through IndieGoGo asking for a total of $50,000 in funds to use toward the o ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Nazareth Academy planning for night games at stadium

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nazareth Academy’s proposed outdoor stadium lights were approved by the La Grange Park Zoning Board of Appeals at the board’s last me ...
    June 16, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • Standouts from LT, RB, Morton, Nazareth headline All-Area softball team

    The high school softball season is officially in the books as all the state trophies have been awarded. With the season in the rearview mirror, it's t ...
    June 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • College of DuPage hires temp finance team after administrators put on paid leave

    A split College of DuPage Board of Trustees voted to hold down the financial fort by hiring a consultant firm after the school put a pair of top admin ...
    June 15, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Nickson's Eatery brings the East Coast to La Grange with Lobster Fest

    LA GRANGE – For Nick Baca, chef and co-owner of Nicksons Eatery in downtown La Grange, summer isn't complete without their annual Lobster Fest.
    June 16, 2015 - 4:50 pm
  • Nazareth baseball battles, settles for second in state

    JOLIET – Baseball is often described as a game of inches. Nazareth found that out the hard way on Ju ...
    June 15, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Nazareth wins 3A semifinal baseball; takes 2nd in state: 7 photos

    Nazareth Academy wins a rain-delayed Class 3A baseball semifinal game 2-1 over St. Francis at Silver Cross Field in Joliet on Friday, June 12, 2015. T ...
    June 15, 2015 - 5:51 pm
  • Nazareth baseball falls to Highland in state title game

    JOLIET – In a back and forth Class 3A state title game, Nazareth's baseball did everything but land the knockout blow.
    June 15, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Police Reports: La Grange, La Grange Park, Countryside, Western Springs and Westchester

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    June 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Nazareth baseball books state championship berth

    JOLIET – Ryan Kramer played a big part in making his own dream come true.Kramer's leadoff double tur ...
    June 15, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Suburban Life takes home 44 awards in annual Illinois Press Association contest

    NORMAL -- Suburban Life Media took home 44 awards, including 14 first-place plaques, in the annual Illinois Press Association contest.
    June 13, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Riverside Cruise Night: 7 photos

    A wide range of antique to shiny new cars turn out for Riverside Cruise Night on Thursday, June 11, 2015.
    June 12, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • College of DuPage report: WDCB manager may have known about Elmhurst fraud

    A previously redacted report released by the College of DuPage Board of Trustees shows the school's former WDCB radio station manager may have known a ...
    June 12, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Mini-Western Springs to teach children about safety

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Children in Western Springs can get a lesson in safety from 4 to 5 p.m. June 14 in a village built just for them at the upcoming gra ...
    June 11, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois Democrats still butting heads

    SPRINGFIELD — Another day in Springfield passed June 9 without a visible inch of movement in the deadlock between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative De ...
    June 10, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Sewer Prevention Back-up program offered by village of La Grange Park

    LA GRANGE PARK –The village of La Grange Park will offer their assistance through a reimbursement program to single-family homes making sewer improvem ...
    June 10, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • LT, Morton, RB players part of all-area soccer team

    The girls soccer season is officially over after two state championship games on June 6 put and end to the campaign. Now is the perfect time to honor ...
    June 10, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Girls soccer All-Area MVP: Lidia Breen a success story in goal for Lyons Township

    LA GRANGE – Goalkeepers in soccer often have a different personality that suits the position or drew them to play between the posts.
    June 10, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Lyons Township volleyball goes out swinging

    RIVERSIDE – In search of its first state appearance since 2005, Lyons Township’s boys volleyball team came up just two points short.
    June 10, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Bottle and Bottega patrons paint their pets a pretty picture

    LA GRANGE –  Those who love to paint and who love their pets gathered June 7 at Bottle and Bottega, 1 W. Harris Ave., to paint a portrait of their fou ...
    June 11, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • College of DuPage places 2 administrators on leave after buried audit emerges

    Two top College of DuPage administrators have been placed on administrative leave after a buried internal audit calling several costly investments int ...
    June 9, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • LT grads bringing the funk to House of Blues with band Walsher Clemons

    A group of Lyons Township High School graduates are hoping to make it big with Walsher Clemons.Walsh ...
    June 14, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • La Grange Park Public Library to celebrate 40th anniversary with week of events

    LA GRANGE PARK – The La Grange Park Public Library, 555. N. La Grange Road, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a week of special events to mark ...
    June 10, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Missed chances lead to supersectional loss for Nazareth softball

    ROSEMONT – Nazareth softball had already made history, but missed opportunities ended the team's chance to go to state.
    June 8, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Snapshot: The LeaderShop hosts La Grange Rocks 5K

    LA GRANGE – About 815 runners attended the La Grange Rocks! 5K run/walk, presented by The LeaderShop at 7 p.m. June 5.
    June 8, 2015 - 5:16 pm
  • Illinois House passes workers' compensation bill

    SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats on June 4 passed their own workers’ compensation reform bill despite warnings from their Republican colleagues that it f ...
    June 8, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Hinsdale guitarist bringing the funk to House of Blues with band Walsher Clemons

    HINSDALE – A Hinsdale resident and the members of his band are hoping to make it big with Walsher Clemons.
    June 8, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Nazareth baseball books trip to state semifinals

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nazareth baseball’s batting order is virtually irrelevant.The Roadrunners’ stacked ...
    June 15, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Reeder: Time to put an end to playing make-believe with Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – There are three ways to “balance“ a state budget: raise taxes, cut spending or play “make believe.”
    June 8, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Divine Infant Jesus School wins $5,000 in ComEd Earth Month Challenge

    WESTCHESTER – Students of Divine Infant Jesus School, 1640 Newcastle Ave., were recently well rewarded for their efforts in energy conservation.
    June 8, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • LT students roll up poster contest

    LA GRANGE – Students from Lyons Township High School made a clean sweep at the fifth annual Say It Out Loud poster contest hosted by the Illinois Chil ...
    June 6, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: La Grange, La Grange Park, Western Springs and Westchester for June 3

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    June 5, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • St. Cletus helps out with Notre Dame student's mission trip to the Dominican Republic

    LA GRANGE – Joining forces with a student from Notre Dame University, St. Cletus Parish School in La Grange became an instrumental part in sending sup ...
    June 5, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • LT drops a yarn bomb in honor of retiring teacher

    LA GRANGE – It’s not every day a science teacher finds their classroom draped with knitted and crocheted yarn. But that’s what happened to Kurt Engel, ...
    June 5, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Orange Theory Fitness opens in La Grange

    LA GRANGE – Although it’s only been a month since Orange Theory Fitness opened its doors in La Grange, the number of residents looking for a work out ...
    June 5, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • St. John of the Cross in Western Springs gears up for giant garage sale

    WESTERN SPRINGS – One of the area’s biggest garage sales soon will be open to the public in Western Springs.
    June 5, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Brookfield-La Grange Park Lions Club to use crowdfunding to purchase trees

    BROOKFIELD – The Lions Club of La Grange Park and Brookfield is turning to online crowdfunding efforts for the benefit of urban forests in both commun ...
    June 5, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Nazareth plays Montini in 3A sectional baseball semifinal: 7 photos

    Nazareth Academy wins their 3A sectional semifinal over Montini 14-4 in five innings on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
    June 4, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Baseball: Nazareth uses long ball to rout Montini

    LA GRANGE PARK – The ball was flying out of Nazareth's baseball park on June 3, and the host Roadrunners did most of the damage.
    June 3, 2015 - 8:10 pm
  • Tennis: Ross brothers lead Lions to state trophy

    NORTHBROOK – There were plenty of story lines in the singles draw of the boys state tennis tournament.
    June 3, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Red Stars remain unbeaten with draw in Seattle

    SEATTLE – The Chicago Red Stars entered their game against Seattle Reign FC undefeated and used a strong defensive performance to remain unbeaten.
    June 3, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Girls soccer: Lions see silver lining behind sectional loss

    HINSDALE – At the beginning of the season, making a sectional final would have sounded pretty good to Lidia Breen and the Lyons Township girls soccer ...
    June 3, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Prep roundup: LT softball, baseball fall in regional finals, Nazareth wins diamond regionals

    Lyons Township's Tom Hickey pitched a complete game shutout to guide the Lions past De La Salle 2-0 in a regional semifinal on May 28. Hickey struck o ...
    June 3, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • LT student asks for school supply donations for finals week

    LA GRANGE – Saying finals weeks is rough is an understatement, but for students at schools that lack supplies, it is even more difficult.
    June 2, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • Riverside improv camp tests middle schoolers imaginations

    RIVERSIDE – You kids think you’re funny? Huh?Well, yes, they are. You don’t get to play classy venue ...
    June 2, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Girls soccer: Roadrunners’ record-setters not enough in sectional semifinal

    WHEATON – Nazareth’s girls soccer team had multiple players make special plays and set records, but none of those special plays occurred in the sectio ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Illinois House approves some Chicago pension restructuring

    SPRINGFIELD — With largely Democratic support, the Illinois House on Saturday passed a bill to help Chicago stabilize its massive police and fire pens ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Hodgkins librarian plans a mini-project thanks to mini-grant

    HODGKINS – Carrie Cameron, a librarian at the Hodgkins Public Library, already knew what she wanted to do with her new funds after she was recently aw ...
    May 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Back Alley Burger puts flavor out in front

    Grilling season is here, but consider leaving the burger production to the pros at Back Alley Burger in La Grange.
    June 5, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • LT's Schaufelberger, 4x800 relay team relish state runner-up finishes

    CHARLESTON – After suffering a severe shoulder injury before football season of his junior year, Adam Schaufelberger decided to find an alternative sp ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • ‘No strike, no lockout’ bill clears Illinois Senate

    SPRINGFIELD — A measure Democrats say is intended to prevent a state government shutdown in the case of labor-management strife cleared the Senate on ...
    June 1, 2015 - 3:00 pm
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