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  • Lemont volleyball, cross country win conference titles

    LEMONT – Lemont’s girls volleyball team took the momentum from a day of matches and carried it over to Oct. 18.
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Letter: Paid sick leave ordinance raises concerns

    To the editor:The Cook County Board of Commissioners passed a major regulation establishing mandator ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 7:37 am
  • Four Lemont students earn National Merit Commended Student recognition

    LEMONT – Lemont High School seniors Mira Antonopoulos, Sarah Hagen, Natasha Joseph and Shannon O’Donnell have been recognized as National Merit Commen ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Lemont schools evacuated after report of smoke smell

    LEMONT – Oakwood and River Valley students and teachers were evacuated at 11 a.m. Oct. 19 after the school administration received a report of the sme ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 7:33 am
  • Lemont students dive into experiential learning, extracurricular activities

    LEMONT – Students at Oakwood and River Valley elementary schools and Old Quarry Middle School are learning by doing.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 8:05 am
  • Forgotten Felines find love at new rescue facility In Westmont

    WESTMONT – Every year, hundreds of stray or abandoned cats undergo a transformation from being scared, hungry and homeless to being affectionate, heal ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 8:03 am
  • Letter: Join the fight to end Alzheimer’s

    To the editor: Recent decades have seen an extraordinary shift in our expectations when we are confr ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • ​Halloween Decorating Contest comes to Lemont

    LEMONT – The Park District and Chamber of Commerce are inviting residents and business owners to decorate their house or office for the Halloween cont ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • New Metra BNSF schedule starts

    The BNSF Railway is now operating under a new schedule to better reflect actual operating conditions and to minimize customer wait times, according to ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Oct. 3-9

    Haunted house too noisyIt’s that time of year again, Halloween, and we live in Cicero. It’s wonderfu ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 8:03 am
  • 5 things do do this weekend in DuPage County, Cook County

    GLASS PUMPKIN PATCHWhere: Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, LisleWhen: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • League of Women Voters to hold candidate forum Oct. 16

    Local voters may get their only chance to see Republican and Democratic candidates in the same room before election day at the League of Women Voters' ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 7:43 am
  • Fleming catches, kicks boost Lemont football against T.F. South

    LEMONT – It’s not every high school football game that a player kicks three field goals.But few team ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Lemont High School hosts financial aid 'doubleheader'

    LEMONT – Lemont High School’s annual College Financial Aid Night begins at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13.A Free ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 7:40 am
  • Letter: 'Women Empowering Women' a worthwhile event

    To the editor: On Sept. 7, I had the pleasure of attending the “Women Empowering Women” event hosted ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:03 am
  • Westmont Junior High community rallies around principal who lost a daughter in DUI crash

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Junior High School community is rallying to support four of its own after tragedy struck over the weekend.
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Dan Lipinski announces funding for Argonne National Lab in Lemont

    LEMONT – Congressman Dan Lipinski recently announced that Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont is one of three national laboratories that will receiv ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Aurora man charged with DUI for crash that killed Westmont principal's daughter

    An Aurora man has been charged with seven felony charges after a collision claimed the life of of Westmont Junior High Principal John Jonak's 9-year-o ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Gotta Do It: Oct. 9 to Oct. 16

    Oct. 9• Forest Preserve District of Will County Volunteer Workday – 8 a.m. to noon, Alessio Prairie, ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Fleming's late field goal helps Lemont football stay undefeated

    LEMONT – Steven Fleming's 24-yard field goal that followed T.F. South's third turnover of Friday's game earned undefeated Lemont a 30-28 victory over ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Sept. 26 - Oct. 2

    Need more office space?I was wondering if the village is going ahead with building a new Village Hal ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • Federal judge nixes Election Day polling place voter registration in Illinois

    A federal judge has decided there will be no polling-place registration this Election Day, ruling that a state law allowing it is unconstitutional.
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 7:42 am
  • Lemont Park District remembers Norbert Lesnieski

    LEMONT – Norbert Lesnieski’s favorite color was red.So, to honor the man who devoted 36 years to the ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 8:07 am
  • Lemont Then...And Now historical photo exhibit on display

    LEMONT – Lemont residents with an interest in the roots of their hometown, and for those who just have an interest in history, are invited to Lemont C ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Flushing of water mains, hydrants scheduled for Bolingbrook, Lemont, Romeoville

    BOLINGBROOK – Starting the week of Oct. 10, Illinois American Water will be flushing water mains and hydrants in the Santa Fe (Woodridge, Bolingbrook, ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Gotta Do It: Oct. 2 to Oct. 9

    Oct. 2• Swap Meet/Art Show – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, $5 admission. Children unde ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves will not seek re-election

    LEMONT – Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves recently announced that he will not be running for re-election when his second term expires April 30, 2017.
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 8:01 am
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Sept. 19-25, 2016

    Jobs are out thereIn regard to the job market, almost every day I walk past local businesses that ar ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 10:13 am
  • Lemont’s Power to the Pink kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    LEMONT – The Lemont Park District is enlisting residents to help in the fight against breast cancer.
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 7:41 am
  • High school sports roundup: Offense, defense combine for big win for Lemont football

    OAK FOREST – The defense for Lemont’s football team has been stingy all season long.Nothing changed ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 8:30 pm
  • Lemont local joins Teach for America

    LEMONT – Rebecca Hunter may be young, but the 24-year-old is already making her mark, so to speak, in the field of education.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 4:53 pm
  • Letter: Donating blood saves lives

    To the editor:It’s high time that citizens of this country woke up to one cold, hard fact of life.We ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 8:04 am
  • Downers Grove voters must weigh stormwater, mosquito questions on November ballot

    DOWNERS GROVE – Political races often get the bulk of the attention during election years, but Downers Grove residents will be asked a pair of questio ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 7:43 am
  • Gotta Do It: Sept. 25 Oct. 2

    Sept. 25• Frankfort Country Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kansas and Oak streets, Frankfort. Visit www. ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Lemont native Keith Latz remembered as community leader

    LEMONT – The village of Lemont lost one of its most active and beloved citizens Sept. 5 when Keith Latz died suddenly at the age of 57.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Five Years Ago in Lemont

    In the Sept. 23, 2011, edition of the Lemont Reporter/Met, the predecessor newspaper of the Lemont Suburban Life:
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Experience all things Czech at Lemont's 77th annual Moravian Day Festival

    LEMONT – You don’t have to be Czechoslovakian to enjoy the 77th annual Moravian Day Festival this weekend.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 7:32 am
  • Reader Poll

    What do you like best about the autumn season?
    Cooler temperatures
    Leaves changing
    Fall fashion
    Pumpkin-flavored drinks/food