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  • La Grange program offers incentive to shop local during holidays

    LA GRANGE – With Small Business Saturday just around the corner, a village of La Grange and La Grange Business Association campaign encourages residen ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Joint study tracks urban river otter in Cook County

    BROOKFIELDA century after near-extinction in Illinois and decades after reintroduction, an urban riv ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Greater LaGrange YMCA Special Olympic bowlers see success at competition

    Bowlers from the Greater LaGrange YMCA Special Olympics earned several honors in a recent competition.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:46 pm
  • Letter: Blood donors give the gift of life

    To the editor:Thanksgiving time.The time for me to send out thanks to hundreds of area residents who ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Task force drafting downsizing plan

    SPRINGFIELD – A task force aimed at the Illinois local government glut began shaping its report to the governor and legislature Nov. 19 as members app ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Rauner reaches labor deals, still in fight with AFSCME

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 18 announced it has reached new four-year deals with several trade unions, as well as with Se ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Boys Basketball: Lyons Township, Morton, Nazareth, Riverside Brookfield, St. Joseph set for tipoff

    Basketball is a numbers game: Points per game, field goal percentage and total rebounds can all tell the story of a team. With the season about to tip ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 6:54 am
  • La Grange Bottle & Bottega to celebrate Weekend of Giving

    LA GRANGE – During Bottle & Bottega’s upcoming Weekend of Giving, the art and wine studio at 1 W. Harris Ave. in La Grange has partnered with the St. ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 3:40 pm
  • Cook County food pantries look to meet holiday needs

    The holidays are a time for giving of both time and riches. Suburban Life gathered a sampling of food pantries across Cook County looking for food and ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • High school football: Nazareth shuts out St. Laurence, advances to 5A state championship

    Looking at Julian Love’s statistics, you would think Saturday was 60 degrees and sunny. The Nazareth ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: State to suspend accepting Syrian refugees

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Nov. 16 announced Illinois is putting a hold on  accepting any new refugees from Syria.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Chicago argues its pension deal unlike failed state law

    SPRINGFIELD — Lawyers for Chicago and two of its struggling pension funds on Nov. 17 argued the city’s effort to shore up those funds is legal because ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Illinois state agency sues attorney general’s office

    SPRINGFIELD — One of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s department heads is suing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and asking the court to remove the attorney ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Lyons Township High School radio station named best in nation

    Lyons Township High School District 204's WLTL 88.1 FM radio was named the Best Radio Station in the Nation at the 12th annual John Drury High School ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Up to 8 inches of snow predicted in DuPage and Cook counties

    The National Weather Service upgraded a winter storm watch to a warning early Nov. 20 ahead of a storm that meteorologists now say could drop up to 8 ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 7:10 am
  • Police Reports: La Grange for Nov. 18

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the La Grange Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Park Junior High School in La Grange Park performs 'Hello, Dolly!'

    LA GRANGE PARK – Park Junior High School students Rita Nelson (Dolly) and Roland Dale (Horace Vandergelder) perform in "Hello, Dolly!" at the La Grang ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Lyons Township, Morton, Riverside Brookfield ready for tipoff

    Basketball is a numbers game: Points per game, field goal percentage and total rebounds can all tell the story of a team. With the season about to tip ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Illinois House Dems, GOP still playing rough

    SPRINGFIELD — Three key votes in the Illinois House on Tuesday showed Democrats and Republicans still playing hardball politics and assessing blame.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Rauner reaches agreement with business and labor on unemployment insurance laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 9 said it had reached agreements with business and labor groups on changes to the state’s une ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • St. Cletus School in La Grange raises nearly $3,000 for UNICEF

    LA GRANGE – The National Junior Honor Society at St. Cletus School in La Grange sponsored a trick-or-treat for UNICEF drive Oct. 31.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • High school football: Fast start sends Nazareth to semifinals

    LA GRANGE PARK – A valiant comeback effort against Joliet Catholic fell short for Nazareth’s football team in the regular season.
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • La Grange Highlands native serves as playwright in residence at London company

    La Grange Highlands native Carolyn Kras is a triple threat in the the world of entertainment writing; she's a television scriptwriter, screenwriter an ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • LaGrange Area Department of Special Education to host resource fair

    The LaGrange Area Department of Special Education will offer information about local, state and national resources available for planning a successful ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • Kozak: Thomas Ford Memorial Library building symbols have special meaning

    Earlier this year, Susan and Jerry Stockbridge of Glenview made one of their frequent visits to Western Springs to visit their son and daughter-in-law ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • La Grange's Dixon Law Office celebrates 15th anniversary by giving back

    LA GRANGE – Grant Dixon, owner of the Dixon Law Office in La Grange, and his wife, Susan, have built their business around giving back to the communit ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • La Grange school earns money through recycling program

    LA GRANGE – Students at Ogden Avenue School in La Grange are raising money for the school through the GoGo squeeZ Brigade recycling program, according ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 4:51 pm
  • Disney Channel star to visit Children’s Theatre of Western Springs

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Piper Curda, star of Disney Channel's "Teen Beach 2" and "I Didn’t Do It" will appear Nov. 14 at the Children’s Theatre of Western S ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • National Weather Service: Strong winds, storms approaching Cook, DuPage counties

    ROMEOVILLE – Strong winds and thunderstorms could hit suburban Cook and DuPage counties during the Nov. 11 evening commute.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • High school boys soccer: All-area Player of the Year Baltazar Duran does it all for Morton soccer

    BERWYN – On its way to a state finals berth, Morton’s boys soccer team thoroughly dominated nearly every opponent it faced.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces deal on child care

    SPRINGFIELD —  Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office on Nov. 9 announced the Republican chief executive would loosen eligibility standards for the state’s child ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Battle over child care program heats up

    SPRINGFIELD – A battle between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats is shaping up as House Democrats attempt to undo cuts made by Ra ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Vehicle strikes Marathon Gas Station in Riverside

    RIVERSIDE – The driver of a black 2013 Kia struck a Marathon Gas Station in Riverside after misjudging the brake and gas pedals, according to a Rivers ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • LaGrange Area Teen Theater Ensemble to present 'The Dining Room'

    The LaGrange Area Teen Theater Ensemble will perform "The Dining Room" at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 14.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Hill: The LeaderShop is more than a place to hang out

    Across the street from the South Campus of Lyons Township High School sits a building that houses The LeaderShop, a well-managed, cost-effective local ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • High school cross country: Vince Zona, Danny Kilrea help Lyons Towmship take second in state

    PEORIA – Lyons Township boys cross country runner Vince Zona was disappointed Oct. 17 after finishing 22nd at the conference meet.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • La Grange store specializes in rare athletic shoes

    LA GRANGE – Restock is not your typical athletic shoe store.Located in a narrow storefront at 15 1/2 ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • High school football: Nazareth overcomes early deficit, romps to quarterfinal berth

    CHICAGO – Nazareth football fans may have hated the first 15 minutes of the Roadrunners' second round playoff game at Solorio Academy. 
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Western Springs library showcases Lyons Township student artwork

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Lyons Township High School student artists will be on display from Nov. 7 to 30 at Thomas Ford Public Library, 800 Chestnut St., Wes ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • La Grange Park school to hold consignment sale

    LA GRANGE PARK – Brook Park School, 1214 Raymond Ave., La Grange Park, will have gently used clothing and toys at a consignment sale from 8 a.m. to no ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • La Grange American Legion to recognize Veterans Day with ceremony

    Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and area veterans groups and governments have planned events to honor those who have served in the U.S. military.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • St. Francis Xavier School in La Grange Park to host 5K

    LA GRANGE PARK – Runners of all ages are invited to jog the streets of the Harding Woods neighborhood during the St. Francis Falcon 5K Run/Walk starti ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Police Reports: La Grange for Nov. 4

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the La Grange Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 5:19 pm
  • Illinois treasurer, 3 insurance companies duel over audits

    SPRINGFIELD — Three insurance companies are suing Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs over his request to audit their records to make sure death ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Prep roundup: Lyons Township boys, girls moving on to state cross country

    Danny Kilrea (second, 15:01), Matt Begeman (seventh, 15:27) and Vince Zona (10th, 15:33) led Lyons Township’s boys cross country team at the Hinsdale ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 1:37 pm
  • Lyons Township radio station nominated for awards

    LA GRANGE – Lyons Township High School WLTL Radio 88.1 FM received 19 nominations for the John Drury High School Radio Awards, according to a Lyons To ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • High school football: Despite Lyons Township's playoff exit, future bright for Lions

    NORTHBROOK – Lyons Township’s offense made a great first impression.Unfortunately for the Lions, the ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 8:10 am
  • Illinois health administrators plead for state money

    SPRINGFIELD —  What happens if Illinois doesn’t get funds flowing to local public health departments?
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • La Grange resident to enter Mother McAuley Hall of Honor

    LA GRANGE – The Mother McAuley/Saint Xavier Academy Alumnae Association will induct La Grange resident Roberta “Robbie” Kuchler O’Shea as one of seven ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • Small communities in Illinois worried about road salt revenue

    SPRINGFIELD – Smaller Illinois cities and counties are hoping for an exceptionally mild winter or a breakthrough in the state budget impasse.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • La Grange's Adore gives boutique experience to young fashionistas

    LA GRANGE – La Grange mom and entrepreneur Holly Diederich believes young girls deserve more fashionable and unique clothing options than can be found ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Veterans expo, blood drive on tap in Downers Grove

    LEMONT – State Sen. Christine Radogno, R-Lemont, and state Reps. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, and Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, invite area veterans ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Hope Chest opens new site in La Grange

    LA GRANGE – Hope Chest holds a ribbon cutting for the opening of its new location at 305 W. Hillgrove Ave. in La Grange. The resale shop sells women's ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • High school football: Despite Lyons Township's playoff exit, future bright for Lions

    NORTHBROOK – Lyons Township’s offense made a great first impression.Unfortunately for the Lions, the ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • Civic groups want bipartisan agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – Good-government groups are urging the governor and four legislative leaders to work together toward an inclusive, bipartisan agenda for ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Lyons Township hangs tough before falling against Benet

    LISLE – Lyons Township’s girls volleyball team played about as well as possible for much of the first game against Benet.
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • La Grange school boards to vote on tax levies during November meetings

    LA GRANGE – LaGrange School District 102 and 105 both presented preliminary 2015 tax levies to their respective boards of education during October, wi ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Four alumni to join Lyons Township High School Hall of Fame

    LA GRANGE – Four alumni have been chosen for this year’s Lyons Township High School Hall of Fame, with the induction ceremony and banquet set for Nov. ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • High school football: Nazareth gets rid of nerves in first-round win

    LA GRANGE PARK – Tim Racki has coached enough first round playoff football games to know there are always some jitters.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Bill would allow but regulate fantasy sports games

    SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois lawmaker wants to continue to allow people to put their money toward online fantasy sports contests if they wish, but he say ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • High school football: Lyons Township falls from playoffs

    NORTHBROOK – Two minutes from halftime trailing just 6-3, Lyons Township's football team saw its hopes of  a first-round playoff upset at New Trier un ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • La Grange Public Library to hold focus group meetings on possible lobby redesign

    LA GRANGE – With an eye on future changes to better meet community needs, the La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Ave., invites the public to part ...
    Nov. 1, 2015 - 6:45 pm
  • Turn back clocks: Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 1

    The clocks turn back one hour Nov. 1, marking the end end of Daylight Saving Time and the annual shift back to standard time.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Meeting taking shape between Gov. Bruce Rauner, leaders

    SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois heads for its fifth month without a budget, the governor and at least three of the four legislative leaders appear set for a ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Legacy Guild golf outing raises $60,000 for scholarships

    LA GRANGE – Legacy Guild scholar Riley Donovan of Western Springs challenges 9-year-old junior golfer Jack Nicholas Mulligan during a closest-to-the-h ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Snow leopard cubs at home in Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – Malaya and Daania, 4-month-old snow leopard cubs, recently made their public debut in their outdoor habitat at Brookfield Zoo.
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Police Reports: La Grange for Oct. 28

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Big trapshooting tourney could leave Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD — The group that puts on the Grand American, the national championship of American trapshooting, has begun the process of voiding its cont ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Rauner, handful of unions reach tentative pacts

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration said Oct. 22 it has reached tentative agreements with unions representing roughly 300 engineers and o ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • La Grange Park schedules town hall on bond referendums

    LA GRANGE PARK – La Grange Park residents can discuss proposed bond referendums that would total $11.2 million during a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. No ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • La Grange restaurant to throw Halloween bash

    LA GRANGE – Kama Bistro, 9 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, will host a Halloween party starting at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Chimera's Comics in La Grange uses crowdsourcing to fund original work

    LA GRANGE – Before there was Chimera's Comics in La Grange, there was "Magnificent," an original graphic novel created by the store's co-owners, Carme ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • High school football: Nazareth wins big before home playoff game

    LA GRANGE PARK – Heading into the regular-season finale, it was never in doubt that Nazareth’s football team would make the postseason.
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Moody’s downgrades Illinois bond ratings

    SPRINGFIELD — Moody’s Investor Services on Oct. 22 downgraded its ratings on Illinois bonds.The move ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 11:31 am
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