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  • La Grange residents thank officials for sick leave, minimum wage decision

    LA GRANGE – A planned protest March 13 at La Grange Village Hall turned into a thank-you rally to the village's elected officials for choosing not to ...
    March 23, 2017 - 5:32 pm
  • Western Springs District 101 to hold kindergarten registration

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Western Springs Elementary District 101 kindergarten registration and screening will be April 19, 20 and 21 at All Saints Episcopal ...
    March 22, 2017 - 9:30 pm
  • La Grange Village Board candidates tackle stormwater, taxes during forum

    LA GRANGE – With the local election fast approaching April 4, candidates running in village of La Grange races recently sat down to talk with voters d ...
    March 22, 2017 - 9:25 pm
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: La Grange Elementary School District 105 Board of Education candidate Elyse Hoffenberg

    Age41 years oldTown of residenceResident of La Grange, ILCurrent occupationLawyer – Law Office of El ...
    March 21, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: La Grange Elementary School District 105 Board of Education candidate Eileen R. Tucker

    AgeI am 49.Town of residenceI live in the Village of Hodgkins.Current occupationMy job is in the fie ...
    March 21, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: La Grange Elementary School District 105 Board of Education candidate Kristine R. Lonsway

    Age47Town of residenceCountrysideCurrent occupationExecutive Coach, Organizational Effectiveness Con ...
    March 21, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: La Grange Elementary School District 105 Board of Education candidate David Herndon

    Age 49Town of residenceLaGrangeCurrent occupationVice President of Marketing for NuveenEducationBach ...
    March 21, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Lyons Township High School District 204 Board of Education candidate Jessica McLean

    Age52Town of residenceLa GrangeCurrent occupationMarketing/Community Relations FNBC Bank & TrustEduc ...
    March 21, 2017 - 5:00 am
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Lyons Township High School District 204 Board of Education candidate George Dougherty

    Age56Town of residenceLa GrangeCurrent occupationLawyerEducationB.A. Economics, Swarthmore College, ...
    March 21, 2017 - 5:00 am
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Lyons Township High School District 204 Board of Education candidate Thomas W. Cushing

    Age55Town of residenceI was born and raised in LaGrange.  I have lived in LaGrange for over 50 years ...
    March 21, 2017 - 5:00 am
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Lyons Township High School District 204 Board of Education candidate Molly B. Murphy

    Age58Town of residenceWestern Springs (28 years)Current occupationRetired attorneyEducationB.A. Will ...
    March 21, 2017 - 5:00 am
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: La Grange Village Board of Trustees candidate Mark Langan

    Age59Current occupationArea Executive Director – Illinois & Wisconsin, Crohn’s & Colitis FoundationE ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:23 pm
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: La Grange Village Board of Trustees candidate Louis J. Gale

    Age42Current occupationAttorney for over 11 years currently working as General Counsel for an intern ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • Francesca’s Bellezza in La Grange offers filling food to warm up winter diners

    LA GRANGE – As I was toying with what restaurant to try on my Mystery Diner visit, it didn’t take long to realize only Italian would do because frankl ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Lindop School hosts Father-Daughter Dance

    BROADVIEW – Fathers and daughters danced the night away Feb. 17 during Lindop School in Broadview's second annual Father-Daughter Dance. A large crowd ...
    March 17, 2017 - 8:00 pm
  • Westchester Boy Scout Troop 1 honors first Eagle Scout

    WESTCHESTER – Westchester Boy Scout Troop 1 celebrated its first Eagle Scout during a ceremony Jan. 14 at Divine Infant Church in Westchester.
    March 17, 2017 - 6:00 pm
  • Palzet: Pleasantdale District 107 tackles strategic planning with eye on community

    Creating a long-term strategic plan has become a staple in districts across the state. While the way schools go about creating these plans differs, th ...
    March 17, 2017 - 5:19 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: March 6-12

    Rauner shouldn’t compromiseI want to thank Gov. [Bruce] Rauner for his lack of willingness to compro ...
    March 17, 2017 - 2:57 pm
  • Golden Apple Awards name Ogden teacher as finalist

    LA GRANGE – Cara Spitzner, a fourth-grade teacher at Ogden Avenue School in La Grange, has been named a 2017 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Tea ...
    March 17, 2017 - 2:51 pm
  • Fundraising underway for Western Springs playground honoring toddler

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The death of a child is something no parent should ever have to experience. But after the sudden passing of a 2-year-old Western Spr ...
    March 17, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • High school sports roundup: Lyons Township takes title at own gymnastics invite

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The inaugural Lyons Township boys gymnastics invite could not have gone much better for the host team.
    March 14, 2017 - 6:00 pm
  • International hockey trip for Connor Spellman

    LA GRANGE – Connor Spellman might still need to wear long sleeves when the weather starts to warm up. After all, he is going to be playing hockey into ...
    March 14, 2017 - 4:02 pm
  • Western Springs police investigate report of gun pointed at teens in Spring Rock Park

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Western Springs police will have a heightened presence this week near the village's Spring Rock Park after three 14-year-olds report ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:20 am
  • Addiction in the suburbs series: Co-occurring substance, mental health issues are treatable

    Individuals who are diagnosed with a mental illness like depression or anxiety face a higher risk of developing substance abuse problems, but help is ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:22 am
  • La Grange Business Association launches village app

    LA GRANGE – The La Grange Business Association has launched a village app to help connect residents and visitors to local businesses and community eve ...
    March 16, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • Pleasantdale Middle School teacher is Golden Apple finalist

    BURR RIDGE – A Pleasantdale Middle School teacher has been named a 2017 Golden Apple Awards finalist, according to a school news release.
    March 13, 2017 - 1:30 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Feb. 27-March 5

    D-200 referendum waste of moneyRegarding the upcoming Wheaton School District 200 referendum coming ...
    March 13, 2017 - 8:31 am
  • La Grange Park's Memorial Park breaks ground on long-awaited renovations

    LA GRANGE PARK – Residents of La Grange Park will soon be able to enjoy many more amenities at a renovated Memorial Park, after years of planning.
    March 13, 2017 - 9:37 am
  • High school girls basketball: Montini seniors go out in style

    NORMAL – The final game Montini seniors Kaylee Bambule and Claudia Kunzer played together ended the same way so many others had.
    March 9, 2017 - 8:30 pm
  • Police Reports: La Grange Park and Western Springs for March 8

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    March 8, 2017 - 7:30 pm
  • Addiction in the suburbs series: Parental action is key to fighting teen substance abuse in area

    Most parents don’t want to think about their child drinking alcohol or using drugs.But with teen alc ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Feb. 20-26

    Early preschool worthwhile in Wheaton District 200?Vanderbilt University did a study several years a ...
    March 6, 2017 - 4:04 pm
  • Countryside names St. Patrick's Day Family Parade queen

    COUNTRYSIDE – Jessica Pulciani (from left), Queen Abby Hurley, Mayor Sean McDermott, Amy Fatora and Princess Caroline Hallett celebrated the crowning ...
    March 3, 2017 - 11:58 am
  • Police Reports: Berwyn, La Grange Park and Western Springs for March 1

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    March 1, 2017 - 7:00 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Lyons Township strong from start to finish for repeat state title

    WINNETKA – The finals of the state swimming meet Feb. 25 were huge for Spencer Walker and Lyons Township’s boys team.
    March 1, 2017 - 3:10 pm
  • La Grange to begin sewer upgrades

    LA GRANGE – Construction will begin this month in La Grange on a sewer repair project, primarily in residential neighborhoods.
    March 1, 2017 - 10:48 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield win playoff openers

    DOWNERS GROVE – In what could have been his final high school basketball game, Connor Niego stepped up big for Lyons Township.
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 6:00 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Lyons Township does it again

    WINNETKA – Swimming tradition dictates that the medals awarded for each race are handed out by the winner’s coach.
    March 1, 2017 - 9:27 pm
  • Curran: Community Nurse makes changes to better support health care mission

    As many in the La Grange area know, Community Nurse has operated donated merchandise resale shops to raise money for health care (previously as The Ca ...
    March 6, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Cook County sheriff recognizes Nazareth Academy students for volunteerism

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nazareth Academy students were honored with the Cook County sheriff's 2016 Youth Service Medal of Honor for their efforts as voluntee ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 1:37 pm
  • Western Springs police charge teens with trespassing in vacant garage

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Three Western Springs 17-year-olds were charged with trespassing after allegedly hanging out in a vacant garage over an extended per ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 6:00 am
  • La Grange Business Association welcomes new board members

    LA GRANGE – Kathy Dierkes is the 2017 La Grange Business Association Board of Directors president, joining other leaders announced in an association n ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 8:00 pm
  • Addiction in the suburbs series: 5 myths about teen substance abuse

    We love our kids, don’t we? In my experience, the vast majority of parents truly don’t believe their kids will be the ones who get caught up in substa ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 7:40 am
  • LT musicians participate in statewide festival

    LA GRANGE – Twenty Lyons Township High School students recently participated in a weekend-long statewide music conference, rehearsing and playing with ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Longtime La Grange Park resident celebrates 100 years

    LA GRANGE PARK – Elsye Mayfield may have been called “the sick one” as a child after contracting tuberculosis, but she is the only one of 15 siblings ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 8:00 am
  • High school boys basketball: Time for boys basketball postseason for Lyons Township, Morton, Riverside Brookfield, others

    The grind of the high school basketball regular season is about to give way to the grind of the postseason as teams from across the state start on the ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:30 am
  • LT Choir to host Cupid Cabaret

    LA GRANGE – The Lyons Township High School Choir Board will host Cupid’s Cabaret from 4 to 10 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Corral, 4940 S. Willow Springs Road, ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:56 am