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  • 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
  • Brookfield police charge 2 in connection with robbery of La Grange Park commuter

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Police Department announced Wednesday that investigators charged two people in connection with a robbery that occurred nea ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Cook County Health Department reports increase in flu-like cases

    An increase in the number of people seeking emergency room treatment, and in reported school absences, for exhibiting flu-like symptoms caused the Coo ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Motorist dies in crash with semitrailer near Bolingbrook, Woodridge border

    BOLINGBROOK – A Countryside man was killed in a collision with a semitrailer Tuesday.The crash occur ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • Highly-ranked Stevenson gives LT basketball a rude awakening in season opener

    LA GRANGE – There was no warm up or easing into the season for Lyons Township boys basketball. The L ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Pair of LT divers placed at state finals

    EVANSTON – The Lyons Township girls swimming and diving team was well represented at the state meet at Evanston Township High School over the weekend.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • Police: 16-year-old LT student shot in La Grange

    LA GRANGE – Officers with the La Grange Police Department responded to a shooting Friday night in the area of Calendar and Sawyer avenues, according t ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Major statement: Nazareth football wins big to earn first state finals berth

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nazareth Academy’s football team is headed to the Class 6A state title game after a convincing semifinal victory Saturday.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • Girls basketball previews: Area teams loaded with returning talent

    The girls basketball season has tipped off with many teams playing in tournaments to start the campaign. Here's the outlook for Lyons Township, Morton ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Schlichting: District 105 Blue Ribbon schools

    We, in District 105, are honored that Seventh Avenue School and Spring Avenue School were among the 12 public schools in Illinois to be recognized as ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • Western Springs officer receives sheriff’s award

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Western Springs Police Sgt. Joseph Rourke was presented with the Cook County Sheriff’s Award of Merit at a ceremony Nov. 12.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:56 am
  • LGBA prepares for Hometown Holiday, Small Business Saturday campaign

    LA GRANGE – As La Grange’s annual Hometown Holiday quickly approaches, the village of La Grange and the La Grange Business Association are kicking the ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • Snapshot: La Grange girl wins 3rd place in zoo photo contest

    La Grange resident Gracie Anderson brought home 3rd place in the Brookfield Zoo’s 2014 Photo Contest child category. The contest, hosted by the Chicag ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Western Springs man dies after falling from Chicago building

    Police are continuing to investigate the death of a 21-year-old Western Springs man who fell from t ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • Nazareth football cruises to state title game with dominant win

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nazareth Academy is headed to the Class 6A state title game after a convincing semifinal victory Saturday in front of its home crowd.
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • LT recognizes winning speech team

    LA GRANGE – Members of the first and second year speech teams at Lyons Township High School returned home with more than a dozen medals after a recent ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • La Grange Park man robbed after getting off train in Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD – A La Grange Park man on his way home from work reported being robbed Wednesday night near the Brookfield train station as he was about to ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Gateway SRA Gators send three teams to State Special Olympics

    The Gateway Special Recreation Association Green and Red teams brought home the gold in volleyball at the Special Olympics Qualifying games in Septemb ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • Fire destroys Terry's Byke Haus in Countryside

    COUNTRYSIDE – Terry's Byke Haus, 9826 W. 55th St., was badly damaged in a blaze reported to firefighters at 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to Fire Chief ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 2:37 pm
  • No injuries after small dryer fire reported at The Grove of La Grange Park

    LA GRANGE PARK – The La Grange Park Fire Department responded to a call about smoke in the sub-basement area of The Grove of La Grange Park, an extend ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 2:35 pm
  • All-area MVP: LT setter Juley overcomes adversity for All-American season

    LA GRANGE – Hannah Juley has proven herself as an elite setter, but her path to get there wasn’t the most typical.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • All-area girls volleyball team

    The girls volleyball season wrapped up on Saturday with all four classes finishing up at Redbird Arena in Normal. That means its time to honor the bes ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Nazareth set for first semifinal, showdown with St. Francis

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nobody has been able to stop Nazareth so far this season, and the offensive line showed why Saturday.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • LT's Transitions Perks opens in Western Springs: 5 photos

    On Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 Lyons Township High School's Transition Program holds a grand opening of Transition Perks, a coffee shop in Western Springs f ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • Zoo volunteer writes children’s book

    BROOKFIELD – Anna Grob’s days as a volunteer in Brookfield Zoo’s docent program are spent helping visitors find what they’re looking for amidst the zo ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Pilot killed after plane crashes into home near Midway

    A small twin-engine plane crashed into a home, killing the pilot, after taking off from Midway Airport early Tuesday, according to media reports.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Lyons Township High School perks up with coffee shop run by transition students

    LA GRANGE – Business is brewing at a new Western Springs coffee shop run through the Lyons Township High School Transition Program.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • LT and Fenwick send several swimmers to state

    Girls swimming sectionals took place on Saturday and both Lyons Township and Fenwick sent double digit qualifiers to the state meet. This year's state ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Area Junior Girl Scout Troop leads Pledge of Allegiance at board meeting

    LA GRANGE – Kicking off the Nov. 10 village board meeting, Junior Girl Scout Troop 50167 led the audience and Village Board in the Pledge of Allegianc ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • 7th Annual Burr Ridge Jingle Mingle: 5 photos

    Burr Ridge hosts the 7th annual Jingle Mingle at Burr Ridge Village Center on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 6:59 am
  • Nazareth wins 6A quarterfinal football: 6 photos

    Nazareth wins their 6A quarterfinal football game 54-24 over Lake Forest in La Grange Park on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. The Roadrunners will play Wheat ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:04 pm
  • O-line paves way for another big Nazareth win

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nobody has been able to stop Nazareth so far this season and the offensive line showed why on Saturday.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 7:57 pm
  • Grunke: Another election come and gone ... But our jobs have just begun

    It often seems like the action, excitement and anxiety of an election all builds up to when the results are in. Then, like the flip of a switch, we’re ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Lyons Township High School poms squad to host Peppy Primary

    LA GRANGE – The Lyons Township High School Pom Squads announced the annual Peppy Primary dance clinic will return in December.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Cook County Department of Public Health discusses heroin addiction at community forum at LT

    LA GRANGE – A Lombard man silenced the audience with tearful details of his battle with alcoholism at a Nov. 12 community forum on drug addiction held ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:47 pm
  • Community Nurse Health Center seeking Santa's helpers

    LA GRANGE – The Community Nurse Health Center is searching for holiday helpers for this year's Secret Santa program for low-income children in the com ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Chamber of Commerce announces holiday lunch

    LA GRANGE – The West Suburban Chamber of Commerce recently announced its annual Holiday Luncheon to be hosted in early December.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Western Springs police, fire respond to bomb threat at Mariano's

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The Western Springs police and fire departments responded to reports of a bomb threat at an area grocery store at 2:25 p.m. Sunday.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Board approves apartment building for former YMCA lot

    LA GRANGE – In a 4-2 vote, the La Grange Village Board of Trustees approved a multi-family development project for the former YMCA site during its Mon ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • All-area boys soccer: Meet Suburban Life Media's 2014 selections

    The boys soccer season is officially in the books after two championship games on Saturday concluded the campaign. Now is the perfect time to honor th ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Celebrate November with community events

    LA GRANGE – In the short amount of time before the Christmas holiday, villages and Park Districts throughout the area are giving residents and communi ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • La Grange Police Chief Holub to retire at the end of the year

    LA GRANGE – After 40 years in the field, La Grange Police Chief Mike Holub announced he will retire at the end of the year.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:50 am
  • LT High School to host series of comedic shorts

    LA GRANGE – The Lyons Township High School Theater Board recently announced its November production of “All In The Timing.”
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Western Springs to host public hearing Nov. 20

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The village of Western Springs will host a public hearing Nov. 20 in regards to the proposed Foxford Station project.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Brookfield's 10 minute play festival opens Saturday

    BROOKFIELD – Dim the lights; Brookfield’s 10-minute Play Festival will open to the public Saturday night.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Topinka says electorate gets what it sees

    Judy Baar Topinka will soon begin her second term as Illinois Comptroller, having beaten two other candidates for the seat following the General Elect ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 5:46 pm
  • Delegate Assembly of D-102 seeks candidates

    The Delegate Assembly of School District 102 is seeking qualified members of the community with a strong belief in public education to consider applyi ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • Village leaders, LGBA discuss economic state of La Grange at meeting

    LA GRANGE – The La Grange Business Association conducted its annual State of La Grange discussion Nov. 5 at Plymouth Place Retirement Community to con ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 5:13 pm
  • Senior legacy a lasting one for LT volleyball

    CHICAGO – Seniors Hannah Juley, Toni Saracco and Cori Hansen have played together on Lyons Township’s varsity volleyball team for years, but it all en ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Nazareth waltzes into football quarterfinals

    CHICAGO – Nazareth football just keeps on rolling.The Roadrunners improved to 11-0 with a 45-8 win a ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Prep roundup: Fenwick heads into football state quarters

    A 31-14 win at Carmel has Fenwick football in the Class 7A quarterfinals. Fenwick got two rushing touchdowns each from Pat Donahue and Adam Williams.
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Westchester Public Library honors veterans with photo exhibit

    WESTCHESTER – The Westchester Public Library kicked off their new photo exhibit on Tuesday for Veteran's Day to honor the many men and woman who have ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • La Grange couple wins Harley at Breast Cancer fundraiser in Wisconsin

    LA GRANGE – A lucky La Grange couple went home with a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle following a raffle at a fundraiser for breast cancer resear ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Preschoolers Dig for Dinosaurs: 5 photos

    Preschoolers dig into dinosaurs at the Park District of La Grange on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Watch Live: Nazareth vs. King football

    Watch the Nazareth vs. King Class 6A playoff football game live here, through our partner High School Cube. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 5:00 am
  • Latest release by Chicago Archdiocese of abusive priests lists 18 from area

    The Archdiocese of Chicago released additional documents Thursday detailing cases of sexual abuse by members of the clergy.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Long: Enjoy reading more – join a group!

    I used to wish I read more books. As a young adult, I was advised to set a goal of reading at least one book per month. I didn’t come anywhere close t ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 1:47 pm
  • Area villages introduce Ebola protocols

    LA GRANGE – Several villages around the area have joined together with local hospitals to outline a set of uniform protocols for employee safety, pati ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 1:44 pm
  • Westchester begins flood relief project

    WESTCHESTER – A flood reduction project in the village of Westchester is officially underway after a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 28.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • LT grad part of company selling Squeezable Skylines

    The sky’s the limit – and the inspiration – for three former Glen Ellyn residents who started a business selling pillows made to resemble iconic build ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • Mary Ann's Shoppe is closing, but owner not saying goodbye just yet

    LA GRANGE – For one La Grange business owner, closing the doors to her longtime retail shop isn’t the end of the story, just the end of a chapter.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 10:16 am
  • Roadrunners roll into second round

    LA GRANGE PARK – Nazareth’s football team has made a habit of getting off to fast starts in home games this year.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Davis retains U.S. Congress 7th seat with ease

    U.S. Rep. Danny Davis has retained his 7th District Congressional seat in a lackluster race with Republican candidate Robert Bumpers.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Voters cool despite hot races in Cook County

    Hotly contested races with massive amounts of money spent didn't exactly stir the blood of voters in Cook County.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Elmhurst's Nybo keeps Senate seat

    ELMHURST – Republican Chris Nybo of Elmhurst will remain the District 24 state senator after claiming victory over Democrat Suzy Glowiak of Western Sp ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Rep. Lipinski wins re-election in U.S. Third District

    U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., was re-elected to his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Republican challenger Sharon Branniga ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Prep roundup: Six picks help Fenwick football move on

    FOOTBALL Fenwick The Friars advanced in the Class 7A playoffs by winning 17-10 at Highland Park on S ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Cook County voters address issues Tuesday morning

    LA GRANGE – Cook County residents braved the brisk, windy morning Tuesday to make their voices heard in mid-term general elections.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • District 105 latest to ask for removal from township treasurer's office oversight

    LA GRANGE – La Grange School District 105 recently announced it will be following in the footsteps of Lyons Township High School District 204 and La G ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Lions thwarted in upset bid at Stevenson

    LINCOLNSHIRE – Leonard Ross had a heroic performance that nearly won the game for Lyons Township, but a late fumble ended a late comeback drive for th ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • La Grange Radio Shack employee held at gunpoint

    LA GRANGE – An employee of Radio Shack, 535 S. La Grange Road, was held at gunpoint with her hands tied behind her back during an armed robbery of the ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:55 am
  • Ending doesn't define season for LT soccer

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Even in a moment of disappointment, John Mazur was able to put things in perspective.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Nadkarni: Why volunteering is my passion

    People often ask me why I volunteer my time to support the work of civic organizations in the La Grange area, and why I am an active member of the Boa ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Trooper Erin Hehl Memorial Overpass dedicated: 7 photos

    The Illinois State Police hosts a dedication ceremony at the Burr Police Department for the Trooper Erin Hehl Memorial Overpass on Thursday, Oct. 30, ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • La Grange Park resident finds adventure in Alaskan wilderness

    LA GRANGE PARK – Imagine a classroom where chalkboards, desks and chairs are replaced by large tree stumps and logs surrounding a campfire crackling i ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • La Grange trustees discuss apartment development

    LA GRANGE – After an extensive discussion on a proposed multiple-family development in the village at the Oct. 27 Village Board meeting, Village Presi ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Hinsdale Central wins soccer semifinal over Lyons Township: 6 photos

    Hinsdale Central wins a Class 3A sectional semifinal soccer match 1-0 over Lyons Township in Western Springs on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Referendum Guide: Indian Head Park

    Shall the village of Indian Head Park sell the village’s Heritage Center? When voters cast their bal ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:56 am
  • Roadrunners carry momentum into second season

    LA GRANGE PARK – It was business as usual for Nazareth football Saturday afternoon, but now things get interesting.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:41 pm
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