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  • Year in Review: Look back at La Grange area's biggest stories

    LA GRANGE – As the new year nears, it’s time to revisit what made 2014 memorable. From two new multifamily developments being brought to town to the s ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 7:50 am
  • District 102 announces new superintendent

    LA GRANGE – The District 102 Board of Education announced Dec. 18 that they have selected a new superintendent to begin July 1, 2015.
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Park District of La Grange Park announces new executive director

    LA GRANGE PARK – The Community Park District of La Grange Park announced Dec. 17 the hiring of a new executive director.
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Western Springs Police Department welcomes new sergeant

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Sergeant Phillip Lo Chirco was sworn in and recognized as a new sergeant for the Western Springs Police Department Dec. 15.
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 5:10 am
  • Pioneer prowess

    The western suburbs have sent its fair share of football players to big-time programs, and another group of college coaches are tapping the area to bo ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • Governor appoints former aide as comptroller

    SPRINGFIELD — Jerry Stermer, a former budget director and chief of staff for Gov. Pat Quinn, will take over the office of Illinois comptroller until J ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • Jalen Clanton’s 3 lifts Bulldogs over Lions

    LA GRANGE – Jalen Clanton’s huge 3-pointer happened so fast the sophomore didn’t even have a chance to get nervous.
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Glen Ellyn woman saved by 2 who watched her drive onto tracks in Western Springs

    WESTERN SPRINGS – A Metra train from Chicago headed west struck an unoccupied vehicle on the railroad tracks at about 5:17 p.m. Monday evening in West ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:20 pm
  • St. Joseph pulls away from Proviso West with strong second half

    HILLSIDE – It took a while for St. Joseph to get going, but the Chargers advanced in the Proviso West Holiday Tournament.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • Girls basketball holiday tournament previews: LT, RB hope for tournament titles

    One of the best things about the holiday season is basketball tournaments. Local girls teams are heading all over the area to take on new teams and pl ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • Boys basketball holiday tournament previews: Local teams head to Proviso West, York

    The winter holidays brings colder temperatures outside, but area gyms will heat up with boys and girls tournament action. Here's the outlook for Morto ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Caring Place Foundation to host Christmas Dinner event

    LA GRANGE – For many people, the month of December brings about feelings of hope and happiness.But f ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • Clanton's clutch 3-pointer lifts RB past LT

    LA GRANGE – Jalen Clanton's huge 3-pointer happened so fast the sophomore didn't even have a chance to get nervous.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Watch live: Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield boys basketball to clash Saturday

    Click here to watch live video of undefeated Riverside Brookfield vs. one-loss Lyons Township at 5 p.m. Saturday.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 6:00 am
  • Men charged with stealing Salvation Army bucket in Lombard

    LOMBARD – Bond was set Friday for two men accused of stealing a Salvation Army donation bucket from outside a Lombard business, according to a DuPage ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Little Lions Preschool is now welcoming new students

    LA GRANGE – Little Lions Preschool, a program with Lyons Township High School's Child Development department, is now accepting applications for spring ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Funeral Friday for longtime Hillside Police Chief George Kudrna

    Longtime Hillside Police Chief George Kudrna died Monday at age 77.A visitation will be held today f ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Tobolski: Looking ahead at 2015 in Cook County

    On Dec. 1, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, my fellow Cook County commissioners and I were sworn in for the 2014-2018 term. We welcomed t ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Local products ready for college football bowl season

    College football’s postseason slate is all set, and a slew of athletes who played at area high schools will be suiting up for their college teams. Her ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • Memorial honors Judy Baar Topinka: 7 photos

    Politicians, friends and family gather to honor the life of Judy Baar Topinka during the memorial Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Countryside.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 4:38 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner offer high praise at Judy Baar Topinka memorial

    COUNTRYSIDE – Illinois leaders – past, present and future – gathered Wednesday morning with one common agenda: honoring the life and service of Rivers ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • LT girls work together for undefeated start

    LA GRANGE – Superstars are great, but depth and team chemistry can go a long way towards creating team success.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • La Grange Art League announces youth contest winner

    LA GRANGE – A student at Pleasantdale Middle School claimed first place at this year’s Young Art Contest hosted by the La Grange Art League.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:40 am
  • Brookfield resident seeks funds for mission trip to Haiti

    BROOKFIELD – Lindsey Musiel of Brookfield is planning a six-month visit to the Caribbean and would like some help in paying for the trip.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: La Grange, La Grange Park, Westchester and Western Springs for Dec. 17

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:30 am
  • Helping Hand Center honors employees

    COUNTRYSIDE – The Helping Hand Center, a Countryside-based nonprofit that provides services to children and adults with disabilities, recently hosted ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • LT speech team takes first place; Chinese language students to head to China

    LA GRANGE – Lyons Township High School’s Varsity took home first place at the Cary-Grove Winter Invite earlier in December.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:40 pm
  • Prep roundup: LT and Morton boys pick up impressive wins

    BOYS BASKETBALL Lyons Township The Lions put up another winning weekend to improve to 7-1 on the sea ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Lyons Township High School students, area children come together at Holiday Write Night

    LA GRANGE – Lyons Township High School hosted its annual Holiday Write Night for kids throughout the area Dec. 9.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Jimmy Johns delivery driver robbed at gunpoint in La Grange

    LA GRANGE – A delivery driver for the Jimmy Johns sandwich chain was robbed at gunpoint Saturday in La Grange, according to police department reports.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • Brookfield resident to open Adele's Front Room, a piano bar coming to La Grange

    LA GRANGE – A restaurant doubling as a piano bar and pub is making its way to the La Grange area next month.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:09 pm
  • LT girls stay undefeated with win at York

    ELMHURST – The Lyons Township girls keep rolling along this season. Gaby Galassini and Hope Miller e ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Gallucci and DeMauro: Parents, the Westchester library understands

    Attention Westchester parents!Have you been to the Westchester library lately? The Youth Services De ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • La Grange Park appoints commander to police chief

    LA GRANGE PARK – After 15 years with the La Grange Park Police Department, most recently as a commander, Ed Rompa was named the department’s new chief ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Bulls/Sox Academy offering holiday basketball, baseball, softball camps

    LISLE – The Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle will be hosting Chicago Bulls Basketball Camps and Chicago White Sox Baseball Holiday Camps on Dec. 29 and 30 a ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Leibforth: Talking about tough topics with kids

    Let’s talk about sex. A year ago, I was walking my 9-year old to school when he asked, “Mommy, what’ ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Snapshot: RB and LT face off

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Brookfield's Michael Habayeb (right) of North Riverside protects the ball from Lyons Township's Patrick Schneider as he brings t ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Sisters honor late uncle by selling Brookfield home to Seguin

    BROOKFIELD – When sisters Barb and Margi Sirovatka sold their parent’s Brookfield home, it allowed them to fulfill not one, but two dreams.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Western Springs Fire Department raises money, shaves mustaches

    WESTERN SPRINGS – In an effort to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues commonly faced by men, two ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Lyons police arrest man after short chase

    The Lyons Police Department arrested a La Grange man after he allegedly theatened another man with a gun and then led officers on a short chase Dec. 4 ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • LT wins at home against York: 9 photos

    Lyons Township varsity boys basketball team plays York at home in La Grange on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. LT wins 51-33.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka dies at 70

    Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died early Wednesday of complications from a stroke suffered on Tuesday, according to spokesman Brad Hahn.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 5:26 am
  • All-area football: Meet the 2014 selections from the Berwyn/La Grange/Riverside area

    The high school football season is officially in the books, which makes it the perfect time to honor the best players from local schools with our all- ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • All-area MVP Ross was a leader for Lyons Township football

    WESTERN SPRINGS – For two and a half seasons, Leonard Ross has been the man in the backfield for Lyons Township football.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Brunner busts out for Lions

    LA GRANGE – Joe Brunner has been thrown into the fire early in Lyons Township’s season, but the senior is adapting well.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Local teens recognized with 2014 Youth Service Medal by Cook County Sheriff

    A number of local high school students were honored Tuesday night at an awards ceremony hosted by the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Nazareth Academy to remain closed through Wednesday after 25 percent of students call in sick

    LA GRANGE PARK – Officials at Nazareth Academy will keep the school closed through Wednesday to allow staff to perform a deep cleaning of the school b ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park closes due to flu outbreak

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nazareth Academy will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for a deep cleaning due to a flu outbreak, according to a post on the La Grange ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Police reports: Countryside, Westchester and Western Springs

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • LT boys shake off losing streak to York

    LA GRANGE – Harrison Niego and the rest of the Lyons Township boys basketball team has endured its fair share of losses to York in recent years, but t ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • La Grange Park school to host Christmas Family Fun Night

    LA GRANGE PARK – Residents, community members and parish families are invited out for a Christmas-themed family fun night at St. Louise de Marillac Sc ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Western Springs, Hinsdale fire departments raise money, shave mustaches

    HINSDALE – In an effort to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues commonly faced by men, two area f ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Season of distinction for Nazareth football

    CHAMPAIGN – Nazareth's football team had high expectations, both internally and externally, entering this season.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • Countryside's Nonno's Pizza celebrates 10-year anniversary

    COUNTRYSIDE – For most people, December means cold temperatures, fluffy snow and holiday festivities. But, for three business owners, this month also ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • Nazareth's three stars from state football final

    Nazareth had a number of standout players perform well in the Class 6A state title game Saturday. Here are a few of the best performers from the Roadr ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Western Springs, La Grange Park to host weekend holiday events

    The Western Springs Business Association is trying something a little different this year and is expanding its annual Christmas Walk Festival of Trees ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Hometown Holiday to kick off holiday season Saturday

    LA GRANGE – Residents, community members, elves, scrooges and all alike are invited to celebrate the season of giving during the village of La Grange’ ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Ladder to Leadership graduation: 6 photos

    Community health leaders on Action Learning Teams make presentations on their plans formed during their "Ladder to Leadership" training. Following the ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 6:07 pm
  • Boys basketball previews: LT, Morton, RB have talent, high hopes

    The boys basketball season tipped off with Thanksgiving tournaments to start the season. Here's what to expect the rest of the way from Fenwick, Lyons ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • Area health leaders graduate, share ideas for community projects

    HINSDALE – With the help of two area organizations, 13 community health leaders graduated from the Ladder to Leadership: Developing the Next Generatio ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • Watch live: Nazareth football state champs to be honored at pep rally Wednesday

    Click here to watch live video as Nazareth's state champion football team is honored at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday during the school's fall sports pep rally. ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Police reports: La Grange, La Grange Park, Countryside, Westchester and Western Springs for Dec. 3

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Countryside shop to offer wine tasting events

    COUNTRYSIDE – Main Street Wine is inviting residents and customers out for two separate wine tasting events in December.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • LT and RB fans "Pack the Place" for Special Olympics game: 6 photos

    Special Olympics basketball teams from Lyons Township and Riverside Brookfield High Schools compete in a "Pack the Place" game at RB on Wednesday, Nov ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Slovak Athletic Association to celebrate 90 years

    WESTCHESTER – The Slovak Athletic Association is celebrating its 90th anniversary at 1 p.m. Sunday, at Alpine Banquet Haus, 11141 West Roosevelt Road.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 5:01 pm
  • La Grange earns national budget award

    LA GRANGE – The village of La Grange will receive the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2014-15 budget document.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Prep roundup: Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield girls hoops start strong

    Lyons Township’s girls basketball team opened the season with three wins at its own Thanksgiving tournament. LT defeated DePaul College Prep 65-9, She ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Nazareth football state title, in their words

    Nazareth football players and coaches react to winning the first state championship for the program and school.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Nazareth’s Racki back on top

    CHAMPAIGN – The Gatorade bucket shower is nothing new for Nazareth football head coach Tim Racki.Fiv ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Woman denied entry hopes to spread information about service dogs

    Karrilynn Stachowicz trains service dogs. She also has multiple sclerosis, and uses one of her specially trained greyhounds to get around. So, when sh ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Board approves referendum question for April ballot

    LA GRANGE – Will La Gragne voters approve a new tax in order to roll back others? Voters in La Grange will be faced with the question the next time th ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • La Grange Park's Chris Ellis gets room makeover

    LA GRANGE PARK – For a 5-year-old La Grange Park boy, the holiday season started early this year.The ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Lyons Township opens basketball tourney: 5 photos

    Lyons Township plays Stevenson in La Grange in the first round of the Thanksgiving basketball tournament they're co-hosting with Hinsdale Central, on ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Nazareth runs to victory and first state title in school history

    CHAMPAIGN – To win the first state title in any sport in school history, Nazareth went to what it does best: run the ball.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Police reports: La Grange, Countryside, Westchester and Western Springs for Nov. 26

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Countryside business to host wine tasting event

    COUNTRYSIDE – Kicking of the holiday season, one Countryside business is inviting residents and nearby community members for a holiday wine tasting ev ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Kids can write a letter to Santa at LT's annual Holiday Write Night

    LA GRANGE – In the spirit of the quickly approaching holiday season, Lyons Township High School is inviting all children, in kindergarten through thir ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 5:40 am
  • La Grange board unanimously approves 23-unit condo development for Ashland Avenue

    LA GRANGE – At their Nov. 24 meeting, the La Grange Village Board approved a zoning map amendment and special use permit for the proposal of a new con ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:39 pm
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