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  • High school girls track and field: Vanessa Flaherty finishes Lyons Township career in fine fashion

    CHARLESTON – After she was disappointed with her sophomore cross country season, Vanessa Flaherty challenged herself as a runner.
    NEW: May 24, 2016 - 10:10 am
  • Westchester blood drive nets 92 pints

    WESTCHESTER – The Westchester Blood Program collected 92 pints from its second drive of the year April 16 in the gym of the village’s Community Center ...
    May 23, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Western Springs Garden Club celebrates 90th anniversary

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The Western Springs Garden Club is celebrating its 90th anniversary by holding a contest that will award six homeowners the honor of ...
    May 24, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • La Grange survey confirms safety, flooding, downtown as top issues

    LA GRANGE – An inaugural survey conducted by the Citizens Council of La Grange earlier this year essentially validates what the council believed to be ...
    May 21, 2016 - 8:15 am
  • Wolves born at Brookfield Zoo head into wild

    BROOKFIELDThe Chicago Zoological Society announced the birth of a litter of five Mexican gray wolves ...
    May 20, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school baseball and softball: Postseason's first pitch coming up for Lyons Township, Nazareth

    The first pitch of the softball and baseball playoffs for Class 3A and 4A schools will soon be delivered as teams from across the state aim to make a ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:47 am
  • La Grange Kiwanis to host pancake breakfast

    LA GRANGE – The Kiwanis Club of La Grange will host its 66th annual Pancake-Plus Day on May 22 at the American Legion, 900 S. La Grange Road, La Grang ...
    May 19, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Wrzesinski: Come visit Downers Grove Township during annual open house

    Now that spring seems to have finally sprung, I’m beginning to see friends and neighbors coming out of seemingly endless winter hibernation.
    May 19, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • Lyons Township freshman wins Congressional Art Competition

    Lyons Township High School freshman Cain Nocera of La Grange recently was named the Illinois 3rd District winner in the 2016 Congressional Art Competi ...
    May 19, 2016 - 7:09 am
  • Police Reports: La Grange Park for May 18

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the La Grange Park Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    May 18, 2016 - 3:01 pm
  • Letter: Park District's actions were not approved

    To the editor:The [La Grange] Park District, in seeking authority to sell two separate pieces of Gor ...
    May 18, 2016 - 1:16 pm
  • High school boys gymnastics: Lyons Township's Dave Steuart works hard to earn state medal

    HINSDALE – Lyons Township senior Dave Steuart never had scored in the eights on horizontal bar in his gymnastics career.
    May 17, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • Countryside participates in Bike Safety Week activities

    COUNTRYSIDE – Countryside Mayor Sean R. McDermott is joining Ride Illinois' statewide effort to encourage bicycle safety education this spring and sum ...
    May 17, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Lyons Township girls track wins sectional, send 13 to state meet

    Lyons Township’s girls track and field team earned 13 state meet berths and took home the title at its own Class 3A sectional meet May 13.
    May 17, 2016 - 1:58 pm
  • Amanda Gruber stars at Level 9 Championships

    It’s likely Virginia Beach, Va., will be a place Amanda Gruber remembers fondly for years to come.Gr ...
    May 17, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • Western Springs welcomes new Doodle Art and Design studio

    WESTERN SPRINGS – At Kathleen Thometz’s 35th high school reunion, she made a promise to herself that next time she saw her former classmates she wante ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:25 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Lyons Township's Sarah Barcelona enjoys breakout track season

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Sarah Barcelona quickly transitioned to high school girls cross country races.At t ...
    May 12, 2016 - 7:56 pm
  • Western Springs family raises thousands of dollars for MS research

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The fight against multiple sclerosis is personal for Western Springs resident Ginny Grecco. Her husband, Bob Grecco, has been living ...
    May 16, 2016 - 8:03 am
  • La Grange School District 102 appoints new principal of Forest Road School

    LA GRANGE PARK – Jeffrey Bergholtz, principal of James Giles School in Norridge School District 80, will join La Grange School District 102’s administ ...
    May 12, 2016 - 1:22 pm
  • Police Reports: La Grange for May 11

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the La Grange Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    May 12, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Longtime Western Springs resident remembered for 'trailblazing' life

    WESTERN SPRINGS – A trailblazer. That’s how Richard Kirchherr, senior minister at First Congregational Church of Western Springs, describes Jo Means, ...
    May 12, 2016 - 7:24 am
  • High school sports roundup: Lyons Township baseball splits games against York

    After topping York 4-3 in the first game of a three-game West Suburban Silver series May 6, Lyons Township’s baseball team lost 7-0 against the Dukes ...
    May 10, 2016 - 1:31 pm
  • SEASPAR to tee up nine-hole golf benefit

    DOWNERS GROVE – Golfers are invited to the Downers Grove Golf Course for a May 17 outing to benefit SEASPAR’s recreational programs and services for i ...
    May 10, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • High school boys gymnastics: Lyons Township sends nine to state meet

    GLEN ELLYN – Finn Dowling joined boys gymnastics last season out of curiosity.“I really liked the sp ...
    May 10, 2016 - 12:46 pm
  • Wisconsin truck driver dies in I-294 crash near Hinsdale

    HINSDALE – A truck driver from Wisconsin died May 10 after his semi hauling a double-bottom trailer hit a median, causing one of its trailers to overt ...
    May 10, 2016 - 2:48 pm
  • Letter: Change to rule hurts Social Security beneficiaries

    To the editor:On April 30, two little understood, yet very powerful benefit maximizing strategies th ...
    May 9, 2016 - 6:38 pm
  • Rauner, Durkin talk state budget during Lyons Township High School visit

    LA GRANGE – As both the state fiscal and public school years begin to wind down, Lyons Township High School played host to the Illinois governor and i ...
    May 9, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Pillars marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Denim Day

    Pillars staff read stories of sexual assault as written by sexual assault clients April 27 during a survivor speak out, balloon release and ice cream ...
    May 9, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Lyons Township educators receive student activity awards

    LA GRANGE – Lyons Township High School faculty members are named 2016 Illinois Directors of Student Activities award winners.
    May 7, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Children's author visits La Grange Park school

    LA GRANGE PARK – Barnsdale Road School students Connor Durkin (back, from left), Mia Castellano and Piper Mumford and Smith Haenle (front, left) and C ...
    May 6, 2016 - 3:38 pm
  • Willow Springs brewery partners with animal shelter for adoption event

    WILLOW SPRINGS – A brewery and animal rescue might not have much in common, but this weekend, Imperial Oak Brewing in Willow Springs and Cache Creek A ...
    May 5, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • Helping Hand Center in Countryside honors participant at gala

    COUNTRYSIDE – Bill Bright (from left) of La Grange presents the Achievement Award to Helping Hand Center participant Richard Mercer, escorted by PBD W ...
    May 5, 2016 - 2:33 pm
  • Letter: Tax hike proposal circumvents Cook County's budget process

    To the editor:A 66 percent tax increase to Cook County’s special use gasoline and fuel tax has been ...
    May 4, 2016 - 6:17 pm
  • Police Reports: La Grange Park for May 4

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the La Grange Park Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    May 4, 2016 - 4:35 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Lyons Township boys gymnastics second at conference meet

    Nick Perez tied for first on parallel bars with a score of 8.65 for the best finish for Lyons Township’s boys gymnastics team at the West Suburban Sil ...
    May 3, 2016 - 6:31 pm
  • High school baseball: Big early lead not enough for Lyons Township against Leyden

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Lyons Township’s baseball team hit three home runs against Leyden on April 28.Unfo ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:12 pm
  • Nazareth Academy students advance to history fair state finals

    LA GRANGE PARK – Seven projects submitted by Nazareth Academy students for the Chicago Metro History Fair finals April 5 will advance to the Illinois ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Lyons Township holding own against tough competition

    LA GRANGE – The goal for Jenna Fuller and her Lyons Township soccer teammates is the same as that of many elite programs in Illinois: to win a state t ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • La Grange Farmers Market opens May 5

    LA GRANGE – The La Grange Farmers Market will kick off May 5 and continue from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 27 in the center of the bu ...
    May 2, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Youthful cast stars in production of 'Much Ado About Nothing' in La Grange: 8 photos

    May 3, 2016 - 6:59 am
  • Riverside girl donates allowance to Aspire in Hillside in honor of brother

    Gwendolen Adelman, 12, of Riverside, loves her big brother Ben. So much so that the Hauser Junior High School sixth-grader recently donated her allowa ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Know Your Board: DuPage High School District 88 Board of Education

    There aren’t enough reporters in Illinois to cover all of the 7,000 units of government that exist in this state. In 2016, Suburban Life is going to s ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:28 pm
  • West Suburban Chamber of Commerce's first female president leaves behind legacy of activism

    LA GRANGE – Since Helen Sauer Brown's death in late March, her oldest daughter said she's received numerous notes from friends all stating the same th ...
    April 29, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Memorial service to celebrate co-owners of Countryside's Continental Motors

    COUNTRYSIDE – A celebration of the lives of Herman and Shirley Weinberger, co-owners of Continental Motors in Countryside, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Ma ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry unveils state-of-the-art facility

    ELMHURSTAfter nearly two years of fundraising efforts, the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry has a new ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Western Springs native to hold fundraiser after battling leukemia

    WESTERN SPRINGS – After donating blood many, many times throughout his life, Western Springs native Don Martin, 57, never thought he’d be on the recei ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Suburban Life recognizes local scholars, awards scholarships

    WOODRIDGE – Suburban Life Media and the DuPage Credit Union honored some of the best high school seniors in the western suburbans April 26 at the Subu ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Police Reports: La Grange for April 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 ...
    April 27, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • Letter: Time to stop fighting against park land sale

    To the editor:This is in response to the comments made by Orlando Coryell in the “La Grange approves ...
    April 27, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • High school sports roundup: Lyons Township boys track wins three relays at own invite

    Lyons Township’s boys track and field team had winning entries in the 4x100-, 4x200- and 4x400-meter relays at its own invite April 22. The 4x100 fini ...
    April 26, 2016 - 5:57 pm
  • High school baseball: Late run helps Lyons Township salvage split against Hinsdale Central

    Jon Miranda’s two-out double in the top of the ninth inning scored Jack McGuinn with what held up as the winning run in Lyons Township’s 9-8 victory a ...
    April 26, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • Pillars to host Sexual Assault Awareness Month balloon release, social

    LA GRANGE PARK – Pillars, a nonprofit based in La Grange Park that provides mental health and social services, will host the Denim Day Speak Out/Ballo ...
    April 26, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • High school softball: Lyons Township makes statement with comeback effort

    ELMHURST – It was just one game for Delanie Cruz and her Lyons Township softball teammates, and a loss at that, but there was more meaning to the game ...
    April 26, 2016 - 1:51 pm
  • La Grange author's family life inspires new novel

    LA GRANGE – It’s a story parents of children with special needs know all too well: the daily challenges and the prospect of finding long-term care onc ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:29 pm
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