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  • 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

    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
  • Area products take part in NCAA basketball tournaments

    The NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments bring some of the best young athletes to the national stage. This year's tournaments have plenty of ...
    March 18, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Riverside Brookfield boys basketball ends great year: 5 photos

    Riverside Brookfield plays Stevenson in the IHSA 4A supersectional at Chicago State University on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
    March 18, 2015 - 8:05 pm
  • Ricker: Where’s the library card catalog?

    It seems like only yesterday that many of us learned how to use a card catalog. School teachers and library staff showed us how opening long wooden dr ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • LTHS to host pancake breakfast Saturday

    WESTERN SPRINGS - Lyons Township High School District 204 will host the LTHS Booster Club Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sout ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Vegas Night takes place this weekend in La Grange Park

    LA GRANGE PARK – Vegas Night is upon La Grange Park once again. On Friday and Saturday, St. Louise de Marillac School, 1125 Harrison Ave., will host i ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:20 am
  • Meet the all-area boys basketball team with players from suburban Cook County schools

    It was a strong boys basketball season for area schools with four teams winning conference championships and three making sectional finals. With the C ...
    March 17, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • LT students do wunderbar at UIC German competition

    LA GRANGE – Students from Lyons Township High School’s German Club took part in Chicago’s German High School Day on Feb. 25. The event was hosted by t ...
    March 17, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • St. Baldrick’s fundraiser brings in thousands of dollars

    McCOOK – About 1,200 participants came together for the Just Irish Enough St. Baldrick’s fundraiser at the MAX McCook Athletic Center, which raised $1 ...
    March 17, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Village Board approves amendment for Foxford Station

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The Western Springs Village Board approved an amendment for the creation of a new mixed use development zone for a downtown redevelo ...
    March 17, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • All-time record of over $124K netted by Legacy Guild fundraiser

    LA GRANGE – The Legacy Guild scholarship program reached new heights Feb. 28 at FitzGerald’s Nightclub in Berwyn. More than $124,000 was raised toward ...
    March 17, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Girl Scouts celebrate anniversary with treats at Andy's Frozen Custard

    COUNTRYSIDE – In honor of the 103rd anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America, Andy’s Frozen Custard offered all visiting Scouts free treats.
    March 17, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Lyons Township grad Zeisloft, Hoosiers heading to NCAA tourney

    The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments bring some of the best young athletes to the national stage. This year’s tournaments have plenty of ...
    March 17, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • Consumer fraud awareness program to be held at La Grange Public Library

    LA GRANGE – The La Grange Citizens Police Academy Alumni will host a lecture about community awareness of consumer fraud on March 19 from 7 to 8:30 p. ...
    March 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • La Grange restaurateur will bring Casa Margarita to Hinsdale

    HINSDALE – Twenty years ago, Al Lotfi opened his first restaurant, Al’s Char-house in La Grange. Since then, Lotfi has become a staple of the La Grang ...
    March 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Durkin: 'Year of the Budget' requires bi-partisan effort in Illinois

    The spring legislative session is underway in Springfield. A new governor is at the helm and optimism is abound in the capitol. The legislature’s sing ...
    March 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • BEDS Plus Care facility recommended by La Grange Planning Commission

    LA GRANGE – The Planning Commission for the village of La Grange gave their approval to for a three story Beds Plus Care facility to be built at 9601 ...
    March 12, 2015 - 4:52 pm
  • Scout Troop 216 to host pancake breakfast Saturday

    LA GRANGE – From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Local Boy Scout Troop 216 will host their annual Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale fundraiser.
    March 12, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Author duo of 'Ricky Ricotta's Adventures' to visit LT Corral Sunday

    WESTERN SPRINGS – At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Lyons Township High School Corral will welcome the next adventure of the mousey hero, Ricky Ricotta, and his m ...
    March 12, 2015 - 3:46 pm
  • Illinois Tollway looks to speed up suburban highways

    The Illinois Tollway is moving closer to increasing the speed limit on several area tollways from 55 to 60 mph, according to an Illinois Tollway news ...
    March 14, 2015 - 7:33 am
  • La Grange Park apartment fire causes $150K in damage

    LA GRANGE PARK – La Grange Park firefighters responded to a fire at an apartment building Wednesday in the 1600 block of Barnsdale Road.
    March 12, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Our view: Don't balance budget by taking from towns

    If Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to get local government officials on board with his state budget proposal, he’s got a long way to go.
    March 12, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • La Grange trustees hear from resident about BEDS, discusses sewer project

    LA GRANGE –The Village Board of Trustees for La Grange met at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at the Village Hall Auditorium for their regular meeting.
    March 11, 2015 - 5:34 pm
  • La Grange Village board talks low electric bills for residents

    LA GRANGE – The La Grange Village Board met to check the status of their electrical aggregation program at their regular meeting March 9.
    March 11, 2015 - 5:26 pm
  • LT officials head back to the classroom

    LA GRANGE – Brian Stachacz stepped out of his role as director of Business Services for Lyons Township High School and back into his former role as a ...
    March 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hot Dog and Burger Company reopens with vintage style and a modern menu

    LA GRANGE – Located behind Q-BBQ is owner Michael Lapidus’ latest diner venture with the Hot Dog and Burger Co. The restaurant recently reopened with ...
    March 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Western Springs attic fire causes $100K in damage

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The Western Springs Fire Department responded to a fire at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Courtland Circle.
    March 10, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • LT's jazz ensemble an honored finalist in NYC

    LA GRANGE – The Lyons Township High School Jazz Ensemble was recently selected as a finalist in one of the most coveted student band competitions in t ...
    March 10, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Meet the all-area girls basketball team for Cook County schools

    The girls basketball season wrapped up over the weekend with the state finals in Class 3A and 4A. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the accomplishmen ...
    March 10, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Prep roundup: Chargers win fourth straight regional crown

    The St. Joseph boys basketball team claimed a fourth consecutive regional title Friday, defeating Jones 53-40 in a Class 3A regional game.
    March 10, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • Chicago Blitz football team to host open house Thursday

    VILLA PARK – Fans can get an up close look at the area's very own football team when the Chicago Blitz hosts its Meet the Blitz Open House.
    March 10, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • LT boys battle but fall in regional final

    HILLSIDE – At the very least, Harrison Niego went out with a bang.The Lyons Township boys basketball ...
    March 9, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • LT Speech team helps out Congress Elementary students

    BROOKFIELD – On March 4, second grade students at Congress Park Elementary in Brookfield were preparing to give their very first speech presentation a ...
    March 9, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Police Reports: La Grange, Countryside, Westchester and Western Springs for March 4

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Berwyn Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    March 9, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • Montini girls finish third in Class 3A basketball

    NORMAL – After a setback in a state semifinal game, Montini's girls basketball team responded in the best way possible.
    March 8, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Benet girls bring home first basketball state tite

    NORMAL – The finale was fitting for Benet's girls basketball team. The Redwings had steamrolled over ...
    March 11, 2015 - 7:48 pm
  • Water main break at Nazareth Academy

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nazareth Academy students were sent home early Wednesday morning after the high school experienced a break in their water main on the ...
    March 5, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Lyons Township boys advance to 4A regional basketball final: 5 photos

    Lyons Township wins their game with Proviso West, 55-48, in the Hillside 4A regional semifinal on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. LT will play Metea Valley ...
    March 5, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Lipinski: National art competition offers great opportunity for students

    My office is currently accepting submissions from all high school students in the Third District for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. The art c ...
    March 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 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
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