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  • Western Spring Garden Club offers scholarships

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The Western Springs Garden Club is accepting applications for multiple $500 to $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors or studen ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Public officials decry Rauner’s budget proposal

    Local government officials said they don’t want to bail out the state at the expense of their municipalities, which could mean making cuts from essent ...
    March 4, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church in La Grange hosts antique show

    LA GRANGE – The Emmanuel Episcopal Church Antique Show, now in it’s 59th year, will return to the church this week for three days of treasure hunting.
    March 4, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Snapshot: Students win prizes in American Legion Essay Contest

    LA GRANGE – Local students from around the area received awards Feb. 18 in the annual American Legion Essay Contest, sponsored locally by the Robert E ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Citizen's Council of La Grange to host candidate forum Sunday

    LA GRANGE – The Citizens’ Council of La Grange will host candidates for the upcoming local election at a Candidate Forum scheduled March 11.
    March 4, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Students show off science knowledge at Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – Students from 10 area schools participated in a science fair, which was sponsored by BP, on Thursday at Brookfield Zoo.
    March 4, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • The Big Read starts a new chapter

    For the last 10 years, the libraries of Downers Grove, Woodridge, Hinsdale, La Grange, La Grange Park, Clarendon Hills, Lisle, Indian Prairie and Thom ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • LT wrestling finishes strong season on high note

    PALOS HEIGHTS – For the second year in a row, Lyons Township drew a tough opponent in the dual team sectional match and lost.
    March 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Prep Roundup: LT boys edge Morton in regular season finale, RB boys split pair

    Lyons Township's boys basketball team knocked off visiting Morton 63-54 in the regular season finale on Feb. 25 to win the West Suburban Conference cr ...
    March 3, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Young Lyons Township boys swimming team finishes strong at state

    WINNETKA – Lyons Township boys swimming coach Scott Walker had a good feeling about his team at the start of the season.
    March 3, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Students at Pleasantdale Elementary use lunch to learn cursive writing

    LA GRANGE – For Pleasantdale Elementary third-grade teacher Mary Jo Borse, cursive writing is a dying art form she just won’t allow to go gentle into ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • Hinsdale Central wins boys swimming state title

    WINNETKA – The impressive state title trophy haul of the 2014-15 school year continued for Hinsdale Central on Saturday.
    March 2, 2015 - 7:01 am
  • Police Reports: La Grange, Countryside, Westchester and Western Springs

    LA GRANGEUnwanted personA caller reported at 5:05 a.m. Feb. 20 that a woman who was told not to retu ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • LT, Morton, RB boys ready for postseason tipoff

    The road to the Class 3A and 4A boys basketball state finals begins with regional play starting Monday. Here's the outlook for Lyon Township, Morton, ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Watch live: Lyons Township varsity boys basketball

    A pair of boys varsity basketball teams from the region will tip off against each other tonight in the final game of the regular season. Catch the act ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Fagan: ReDiscover program celebrates home

    The Big Read is now ReDiscover, a theme-centered, program-driven event. This year's theme is “Celebrating Home." From mid-March through April, program ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police chiefs meet to discuss state’s political climate

    Police chiefs and deputy chiefs from 14 area departments met with state officials Feb. 12 for a round-table discussion on the political climate in Spr ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Shamrockin’ for a Cure cystic fibrosis fundraiser set

    COUNTRYSIDE – The third annual Shamrockin’ for a Cure fundraiser for cystic fibrosis research will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Countryside Banquets, 6200 J ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • ‘Oklahoma’ kicks off Friday

    LA GRANGE PARK – St. Louise de Marillac’s production of the beloved musical “Oklahoma” will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Prep roundup: LT's Villarreal, RB's Carter medal at state wrestling

    Lyons Township sophomore wrestler Zach Villarreal placed sixth at 120 pounds at the Class 3A state meet on Saturday to earn all-state honors. He lost ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • La Grange community safety meeting a jumping off point

    LA GRANGE – The agenda was largely cleared at La Grange’s Village Board meeting Monday so residents could workshop with the village and both sides cou ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • Kurfirst caps career with uneven bars state title

    PALATINE – Kelsy Kurfirst’s gymnastics career at Lyons Township ended in fitting fashion for the prolific senior.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Kelsy Kurfirst takes home event title at state gymnastics

    PALATINE – Kelsy Kurfirst won a title and was top-3 in two other events at the state gymnastics meet and was fourth in the all-around as Lyons Townshi ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • Lemont-St. Joseph girls basketball semifinal: 6 photos

    Lemont plays St. Joseph in the Westchester 3A girls regional basketball semifinal on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2015. Lemont plays Glenbard South on Friday, ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 6:59 am
  • Police Reports: La Grange, Westchester and Western Springs for Feb. 18

    LA GRANGERoad rageA caller told police at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 her two children had just seen an incident ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:12 am
  • WLTL surpasses goal, raises over $30K for student radio station

    LA GRANGE – Lyons Township High School's student-run radio station, WLTL, held its annual Rock-a-Thon fundraiser Feb. 13 through 16 with students broa ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • District 107 names new superintendent

    * Note to readers: The original version of this article incorrectly listed Dave Palzet's base salary. The article has been edited to reflect his corre ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Cossitt Avenue School to host spring clothing sale March 7

    LA GRANGE – Cossitt Avenue School, located at Cossitt and Ashland avenues, will host its biannual spring clothing sale at the school from 8 a.m. to no ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Cook County Board passes wage theft ordinance

    The Cook County Board of Commissioners passed Feb. 10 an ordinance designed to address the problem of wage theft.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • LT to perform 'Once on this Island' Thursday, this weekend

    WESTERN SPRINGS – In a collaboration between the Lyons Township High School Theatre Board and the music and dance departments, students will perform a ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • La Grange Highlands Middle School students hoping to create new state symbol

    LA GRANGE HIGHLANDS – Students at La Grange Highlands Middle School have been doing some research on invertebrates – and they’re hoping one in particu ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Snapshot: 50-year pool party

    LA GRANGE: Grace Deane, 10, of La Grange, Kaelyn Sloan, 10, of La Grange and Samantha Chopp, 10, of Chicago get ready to compete last weekend at the L ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • 5th-grader's tree video earns $4K for La Grange school

    LA GRANGE – How many people know that one third of the U.S. is covered with forest or that one healthy tree can have a value of up to $10,000?
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • Thumbs up for La Grange

    THUMBS UP: Is school fun? Well, it should be at least some of the time. Clearly, the teachers at Lyons Township High School agree with this sentiment, ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Sectional champion Lyons Township gymnastics looks for state success

    HINSDALE – Although Lyons Township’s girls gymnastics team is the two-time defending state champion, this state trip Friday and Saturday at Palatine H ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Prep roundup: Morton bowlers to state, RB boys win big

    BOYS BASKETBALLRiverside BrookfieldThe Bulldogs beat Fenton 91-51 on Friday behind 19 points and 11 ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lyons Township boys top Hinsdale Central, capture conference crown

    LA GRANGE – Friday’s boys basketball game against Hinsdale Central had a little bit of everything for Lyons Township.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • LT sends sophomore duo to state wrestling

    DOWNERS GROVE – Just moments after accomplishing one goal, Zach Villarreal immediately set a new one.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • Hinsdale Central Girls Sectional Gymnastics:12 photos

    Hinsdale Central hosts a girls sectional gymnastics meet on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • LT tops rival Hinsdale Central, seizes control of WSC Silver

    LA GRANGE – The Lyons Township fieldhouse had been full since the freshmen game more than two hours before the scheduled start of the varsity game, bu ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Girls basketball playoff previews: RB hopes for regional success, LT and others look to play spoilder

    The road to the state finals for Class 3A and 4A girls basketball teams starts with regional tournament games beginning Monday. Here’s the outlook for ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Police Reports: La Grange, La Grange Park, Countryside, Western Springs and Westchester for Feb. 11

    LA GRANGEReport: Students allegedly cross under railroad gatesPolice were notified students were see ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Fundraiser for Indian Head Park brothers who lost both parents to be held

    It has been a tough last two years for brothers Matt and Phil Janowiak, of Indian Head Park. First, ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Nazareth recognizes longtime benefactors

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nazareth Academy hosted its annual Call to the Heart Mass and Reception on Jan. 25.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • La Grange Highlands man charged after allegedly smashing 13 vehicle windows

    LA GRANGE HIGHLANDS – A 38-year-old La Grange Highlands man was charged with 13 counts of property damage after he allegedly smashed the windows of 13 ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 6:22 am
  • Ryser helps LT win gymnastics regional

    LA GRANGE – After contributing to the Lyons Township girls gymnastics team’s back-to-back state championships, Kelly Ryser couldn’t think of anything ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Yekel: Inappropriate for whom?

    Shall I share my favorite censorship story?Occasionally people decide that something is not only unf ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lyons Township all-school assembly: 6 photos

    Lyons Township High School holds an all-school assembly in La Grange on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Videos at:  http://www.tout ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 5:12 pm
  • Confident LT wrestlers rule regional

    CICERO – Lyons Township came to the Morton wrestling regional hoping to dominate, and it did just that.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Hinsdale Central at Lyons Township girls basketball: 6 photos

    Lyons Township plays at home against Hinsdale Central on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • Prep roundup: Morton girls bowling team moving on to sectional

    Morton’s girls bowling team placed second at Saturday’s Argo regional to advance to a sectional meet. Seniors Cassandra Deluna (1,112) and Adriana Men ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Western Springs-based Jo's Footwork to host dance fundraiser in Hinsdale

    Jo’s Footwork Studio will host its fourth annual Winter Interlude dance concert and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 beginning.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • Hinsdale Humane Society offers free spaying, neutering

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Humane Society, which also serves the La Grange area, is offering free spay and neutering vouchers throughout the month of Feb ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • Local teams compete at Morton wrestling regional: 11 photos

    Wrestlers compete at the Morton 3A wrestling regional in Cicero on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. First and second place winners advance to a sectional.
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Slow start, Proviso West too much for Hinsdale Central girls basketball to overcome (video)

    HINSDALE – A win on senior night would have locked up at least a share of the conference title and been the perfect way to send out Hinsdale Central g ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • LT teachers surprise students with flash mob

    LA GRANGE – Teachers at Lyons Township High School surprised students with a massive flash mob preformance at the All School Assembly Friday.
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 6:09 pm
  • La Grange police find possible connection between shooting victims, area gangs

    LA GRANGE – La Grange police investigators are running down leads and making new connections in their investigations into two recent shootings on the ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 4:52 pm
  • La Grange resident says east side lacks investment; village president points to proposed homeless shelter

    LA GRANGE – After two shootings on the east side of La Grange in as many months, a resident of the community told Village Board members Jan. 26 that p ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Wrestling playoff previews: Morton, RB host regionals Saturday

    The high school wrestling state finals start Feb. 19, but first come regional meets Saturday. Here’s the postseason outlook as area schools such as Ly ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • La Grange police say no leads in La Grange shooting investigations

    LA GRANGE – Officials with the La Grange Police Department said Monday that their investigation into the Jan. 26 shooting of a 22-year-old man in the ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 6:01 pm
  • Police Reports: La Grange, Western Springs and Westchester for Feb. 4

    LA GRANGETrespassingPolice issued a no trespassing order after being called at 8:11 p.m. Jan. 24 for ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Six breakout players: LT, RB, Morton, Fenwick basketball players among those to have first time success

    Each basketball season provides a chance for fresh faces to impact the teams they play for. From juniors getting their first taste of varsity ball to ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 3:40 pm
  • Phipps leads Lions toward lofty heights

    LA GRANGE – Harrison Niego may get a lot of the attention for Lyons Township’s boys basketball team, but he’s not the only senior leader on the team.
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Prep roundup: RB boys stay undefeated in conference

    Riverside Brookfield’s boys basketball team remained undefeated in the Metro Suburban West with a 78-44 win against Wheaton Academy on Friday.
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Division I football players among area student athletes making college sports commitments

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, is the first chance for high school seniors to officially commit to play sports in college. Several area players will ink wit ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 10:20 pm
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