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  • La Grange is 8th safest community in state

    LA GRANGE – The village of La Grange can count itself as one of the top 10 safest locations in Illinois, according to the data research company ValueP ...
    April 18, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Police Reports: La Grange, La Grange Park, Westchester and Western Springs for April 15

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Family fun night at St. Louise School tonight

    LA GRANGE PARK – St. Louise de Marillac School will welcome potential students and their parents to a night of crafts, movies and games at their Famil ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • La Grange trustees discuss 'Ahhh La Grange' Carnival, swear in new sergeant Monday

    LA GRANGE – The La Grange Village Board of Trustees met at 7:30 p.m. April 13 at the village hall.Me ...
    April 17, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Willow Springs D-108 seeking candidates for board vacancies

    WILLOW SPRINGS – The Willow Springs School District 108 Board of Education will be accepting applications for volunteers to fill in the board vacancie ...
    April 17, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Hinsdale Central at York boys tennis: 6 photos

    York plays Hinsdale Central at Berens Park in Elmhurst on Thursday, April 16, 2015. ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • LT students to raise awareness of LGBT bullying with Day of Silence

    The halls of Lyons Township High School’s North and South campus will be a little quieter Friday as students join others nationally in a day of silenc ...
    April 16, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • Lemont native Scott Darling notches first NHL playoff win in Blackhawks' victory

    In a season of memorable firsts, Scott Darling added another one to the list Wednesday night. The Le ...
    April 16, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • College of DuPage under federal investigation, trustee says school destroyed documents

    In an event signaling more trouble for the long-embattled College of DuPage, the U.S. Attorney's Office has issued a subpoena to the school for docume ...
    April 16, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Embattled College of DuPage Board bows out of final meeting

    After months of headlines, scandal and controversy, the current College of DuPage Board of Trustees won't be going out with a bang.
    April 16, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • Amid controversy, COD Foundation director announces retirement

    The director of the College of DuPage Foundation has announced she will retire in October after months of controversy – though not because of it.
    April 15, 2015 - 6:23 pm
  • Anthony J. Canino Varsity Gymnastics Invitational: 8 photos

    Athletes from the WSC Gold and Silver Divisions compete at the Anthony J. Canino Varsity Gymnastics Invitational at Hinsdale Central on Friday, April ...
    April 15, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • LT baseball looks to regroup after slow start in conference

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Lyons Township and Oak Park-River Forest are both premier baseball programs with state titles in recent years, so when they get toge ...
    April 15, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Prep roundup: Naz baseball nets victory during Kentucky road trip

    Nazareth’s baseball team traveled to Central Hardin High School in Cecilia, Ky., and came back home with a 10-9 win Saturday. Kyle Kane was 4 for 4 wi ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Leibforth: Prevention beats treatment when it comes to health

    I recently got an email from the U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy. I receive the occasional greeting from my friends at the White House, but this wa ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Village Board addresses elected sales tax

    LA GRANGE – Approved by La Grange voters April 7, the village will be receiving an increase in their nonhome sales tax of 0.75 percent, bringing the t ...
    April 14, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • Westchester seeks nature-minded volunteers

    WESTCHESTER – Volunteers can help spread the word about how residents can help restore the forest buffer between the Wolf Road Prairie and Hickory Lan ...
    April 14, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Breen saves shootout win for LT girls

    SCHAUMBURG – Penalty shootouts may largely come down to luck, but Lyons Township goalkeeper Lidia Breen is showing there’s a little more to it than th ...
    April 14, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • La Grange American Legion heats up with inaugural chili cook-off

    LA GRANGE – The Robert E. Coulter Jr. American Legion Post 1941 welcomed the public to bring an appetite, their secret family recipe and maybe an iron ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • LT badminton goes orange to fight leukemia

    LA GRANGE – The Lyons Township High School badminton team will be decked out in orange and hosting a night of games to help those with leukemia. 
    April 14, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Former College of DuPage radio engineer charged with stealing $200K pleads not guilty

    A former College of DuPage radio engineer accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the school's radio station, WDCB, pleaded not guilty to a dozen ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Sparks fly at Boy Scouts welding event that could set world record

    WILLOWBROOK – A gathering of 275 area Boy Scouts did not only learn about welding Saturday at the ETI School of Skilled Trades in Willowbrook.
    April 13, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • BEDS presentation to be held at La Grange Public Library tonight

    LA GRANGE – Looking for more information about BEDS Care and their plans for La Grange?Tina Rounds, ...
    April 13, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • Police Reports: La Grange, La Grange Park, Countryside, Westchester and Western Springs for April 8

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    April 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • La Grange can tidy up with annual Spring Cleaning Day

    LA GRANGE – La Grange residents will have the chance to seriously tidy up their homes on Spring Clean Up Day.
    April 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Riverside Brookfield at Glenbard South baseball: 8 photos

    Glenbard South plays Riverside Brookfield in Glen Ellyn on Monday, April 6, 2015. RB wins 7-2. ...
    April 9, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Hodgkins hosts Bike-A-Thon for St. Jude

    HODGKINS – The village of Hodgkins is looking for walkers and bicyclers to prep their shoes and wheels for the upcoming St. Jude Bike-A-Thon fundraise ...
    April 9, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Rare courtship of woodcock on view at Prairie House on Saturday

    WESTCHESTER – Local birdwatchers will have the rare opportunity to witness the spring courtship flight of the woodcock, a bird native to the area.
    April 9, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Snapshot: Kids ice skate for La Grange Park's Adopt-A-Cop program

    LA GRANGE PARK – Officers and children took to the ice for the La Grange Park Police Department's Adopt-A-Cop ice skating party at the Darien Sportspl ...
    April 9, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Indian Head Park artist's gallery show, 'Remnant Memories' opens in La Grange Saturday

    LA GRANGE – The La Grange Art League will host a reception for their featured monthly artist, Sarah E. Rehmer, a resident of Indian Head Park, from 6 ...
    April 9, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Hydrant flushing planned for April in La Grange

    LA GRANGE – The village of La Grange Public Works Department has advice for residents during the village’s annual fire hydrant flush.
    April 10, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Softball previews: Seniors lead Morton, new look for Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield

    The high school softball season is in full swing with teams in the area already having several games under their belts. Here's what to expect for Lyon ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Mystery Diner: Francesca's Amici makes name for itself

    In the mood to let seasoned pros do the cooking, we decided to make our first visit to Francesca's Amici. It inhabits a warm, sophisticated space in d ...
    April 10, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • 'Clean Slate' candidates sweep College of DuPage race (with video)

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees will soon be looking at a Clean Slate. The trio ...
    April 8, 2015 - 6:28 am
  • La Grange voters approve retailers and service tax referendum

    LA GRANGE – Voters in La Grange approved a referendum for a 0.75 percent increase in the village’s non-home rule sales tax at the voting booth Tuesday ...
    April 8, 2015 - 3:05 pm
  • Winslow, Waterloo and LaBarbera win seats in Brookfield-La Grange Park D-95 race

    It was a close race on Tuesday for three open seats on the Brookfield-La Grange Park School District 95 Board of Education.
    April 8, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Anderson, Scotty, Jandris and Kowalczyk win La Grange D-102 seats

    LA GRANGE – In Tuesday's election, Matthew Scotty, Brian Anderson, Amanda Jandris and Jason Kowalczyk won seats on the La Grange School District Board ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Padgett, Secord and McLawhorn win election to District 101 Board

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Jeanne Padgett lead with the race for the Western Springs School District 101 Board of Education with 30.69 percent of votes, accord ...
    April 7, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Rosinsky, Palmer and Polacek win election to LT Board

    LA GRANGE – Barbara Rosinsky took the lead in the election for the Lyons Township High School District 204 Board of Education on Tuesday night, based ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Countryside gets a new mayor with McDermott

    COUNTRYSIDE – Voters in Countryside elected a new mayor Tuesday night. Sean R. McDermott beat out i ...
    April 8, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Pieces in place for LT volleyball success

    LA GRANGE – After winning 29 matches last season, Lyons Township’s boys volleyball team has a lot to live up to this season, but the pieces appear to ...
    April 7, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Taxes, school boards on the minds of Cook County voters

    Taxes and and school boards were on the minds of voters at the polls in La Grange and Brookfield Tuesday.
    April 7, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • Woman charged after allegedly attempting to solicit sex from police chief

    HILLSIDE – A woman was charged with prostitution, resisting arrest and aggravated battery after she allegedly attempted to offer sex to someone who tu ...
    April 4, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield split softball doubleheader

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The bats for both Lyons Township and Riverside Brookfield were on display Saturday, with the two teams combining for 41 runs and six ...
    April 6, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • LT radio show to hit the AM airwaves

    LA GRANGE – Student broadcasters at Lyons Township High School's radio station, WLTL FM-88.1, will have the opportunity to take their talents to the h ...
    April 2, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Reports: DuPage state's attorney's office looking into Breuder contract, spending records

    DuPage County prosecutors are looking into years of spending at the College of DuPage and the employment contract of President Robert Breuder, accordi ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • LT students win silver medals in national art contest

    LA GRANGE – Three students from Lyons Township High School were recently named winners of a silver medal at the 2015 National Scholastic Art Awards. 
    March 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • LT grad creates app to help businesses get customer feedback

    WESTERN SPRINGS – To Dan Miklosz, a resident of Western Springs, a graduate of Lyons Township High School and a finance student at the University of I ...
    March 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • COD Foundation board member gets $630,000 in no-bid architecture contracts for signage work

    A member of the College of DuPage Foundation Board of Directors has received more than $630,000 in no-bid contracts as an architect – despite not bein ...
    March 31, 2015 - 6:33 pm
  • LT plans to re-open Reber Center April 14

    LA GRANGE – Lyons Township High School is inviting all members of the School District 204 community for the grand re-opening of the new and improved N ...
    March 31, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Winners of Western Springs Veteran's Post essay contest congratulated

    WESTERN SPRINGS - The Western Springs Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10778 congratulated the winners of the 68th annual Voice of Democracy and the 18th ...
    March 31, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • District 105 invests in students with full-day kindergarten

    School District 105 will implement a full-day kindergarten program in our neighborhood schools starting in the 2015-16 school year. Interest in the fu ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Baseball previews: Lyons Township, Morton, Riverside Brookfield rely on returning talent

    The first pitch has been thrown for area high school baseball teams, many of which had successful postseason runs last spring. Here's how things are s ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Board appoints new trustee

    LA GRANGE PARK – The La Grange Park Board of Trustees met at 7:30 p.m. March 24 at Village Hall.Meet ...
    March 30, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars move season finale to Toyota Park

    The Chicago Red Stars will be on the move for their National Women's Soccer League regular season finale on Sept. 6.
    March 30, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Police Blotter: La Grange, La Grange Park, Westchester, Western Spring and Countryside for March 25

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    March 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Stretches of Tilden, Cossitt avenues in La Grange closed starting Monday for sewer televising

    LA GRANGE – The village of La Grange plans to close two roadways for sewer televising and repairs at the end of March.
    March 27, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • Brookfield Jazz Society's 10th Anniversary party: 5 photos

    The Mark Colby/Jim Cooper Quartet performs a “Getz-Burton Revisited” tribute for members and guests at the Brookfield Jazz Society's 10th anniversary ...
    March 28, 2015 - 7:15 am
  • More accolades for LTHS art student

    LA GRANGE – Already an award winning artist, Lyons Township High School senior Emma Hirt of Western Springs can add even more awards to her collection ...
    March 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • LT breaks Easter basket records for donation Chicago children

    LA GRANGE – Children at the Off the Streets Club in Chicago will get an extra special treat as a record-breaking 170 Easter holiday baskets were sent ...
    March 26, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • LT students showcase artwork at Plymouth Place Senior Living Center

    LA GRANGE PARK – Students from the Lyons Township High School Advanced Placement art class showcased a variety of pieces at Plymouth Place Senior Livi ...
    March 26, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Westchester Community Church toy drive brings fun and comfort

    WESTCHESTER – The Westchester Community Church is doing its part in helping kids and teens going through cancer treatment find a little bit of fun and ...
    March 26, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Illinois House advances control measure for Lyons Township High School

    SPRINGFIELD – Lyons Township High School District 204 is another step closer to independence from the Lyons Township Trustees of Schools Office.
    March 26, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • Nazareth plays Plainfield Central in home girls soccer: 5 photos

    Nazareth plays Plainfield Central in La Grange Park on Thursday, March 19, 2015. ...
    March 26, 2015 - 1:38 pm
  • Top 5 Lyons Township winter highlights

    The high school winter sports season is in the books and spring sports are already underway. With that in mind, it’s time for one final look back at t ...
    March 26, 2015 - 4:21 pm
  • St. Joseph wins state title

    PEORIA – For all of the success and reputation of St. Joseph boys basketball, coach Gene Pingatore still knows how special and difficult it is to get ...
    March 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Attorney general files lawsuit against La Grange Park man's charity for misuse of funds

    LA GRANGE PARK – A lawsuit against a La Grange Park man's charity for the alleged misappropriation of $33,173 was filed Tuesday by the office of Attor ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Girls soccer previews: LT, Naz look for more success

    Spring is upon us and girls soccer teams have already hit the field for season openers. Here’s the outlook for what to expect from the local teams thi ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • La Grange Village Board hears from both sides over BEDS homeless shelter

    LA GRANGE – It was another night of opposing voices at the La Grange Village Board meeting as residents took sides for and against the proposed BEDS P ...
    March 24, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • College of DuPage remains indecisive on audit

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees took no action Thursday related to funding a state audit.
    March 23, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • A bear-y happy birthday at Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Zoo's two grizzly bears, Jim and Axhi, celebrated their birthday at the Brookfield Zoo, 8400 W 31st St, Saturday with a a ...
    March 23, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • LT holds Easter basket donations for Chicago children

    LA GRANGE – One hundred Easter baskets: That's the number Lyons Township High School's Peaceable Schools Initiative (PSI) Club is hoping to send to Of ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Early voting is open – meet all the local candidates

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    March 22, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Snow to return to west suburbs for Monday commute

    Snow is anticipated in the west suburbs early Monday and through the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.
    March 23, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • St. Joseph brings home Class 3A boys basketball title

    PEORIA – St. Joseph's boys basketball team made its first trip to the state finals since the 1998-99 season worth it.
    March 22, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • LTHS to drop Chinese language program

    LA GRANGE – Since 2007, the Lyons Township High School Chinese language program offered a four-year course of classes to students looking to learn Man ...
    March 20, 2015 - 4:26 pm
  • College of DuPage hires $250 per hour public relations firm

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees on Thursday approved hiring a Chicago-based public relations firm to help disseminate information ...
    March 20, 2015 - 7:49 pm
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