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  • Gotta Do It: July 31 through Aug. 7

    July 31• Frankfort Country Market – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kansas and Oak streets, Frankfort. Visit www. ...
    July 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • High school football: Lemont joins other teams by using summer to prep for season

    Friday, Aug. 26, will be the first time most fans get a look at the high school football team they root for.
    July 28, 2016 - 6:46 pm
  • DuPage Chief Judge accepting applications to fill associate judge vacancy

    Local attorneys can now apply to fill a vacancy for the office of associate judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court in DuPage County, according to a ...
    July 28, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Downers Grove police release heavily redacted report on Ron Sandack investigation

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Police Department responded July 27 to Suburban Life's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on the investigatio ...
    July 28, 2016 - 7:13 am
  • DuPage, Will GOPs accepting applicants for Ron Sandack's seat

    The chairmen of the DuPage County and Will County GOP organizations are accepting applications to fill the now-empty Illinois House of Representative ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Lemont native volunteers at senior center in Ecuador

    LEMONT – After spending more than three weeks in Ecuador this summer, Lemont native and Illinois State University student Molly Finnelly, 21, has a di ...
    July 28, 2016 - 2:57 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: July 11-17, 2016

    Stop over-mulching treesPeople of Western Spring, please stop over-mulching the poor trees. It’s hur ...
    July 26, 2016 - 7:28 am
  • DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau holding workshops on future of tourism

    The DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold three public input workshops to aid in the development of a strategic plan for the future of the l ...
    July 25, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • Gotta Do It: July 24 through July 31

    July 24• Frankfort Country Market – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kansas and Oak streets, Frankfort. Visit www. ...
    July 23, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Lemont athlete finding success in wheelchair sports

    LEMONT – Jeff Yackley initially balked at the idea of playing wheelchair sports.Two years later, he ...
    July 23, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Wheaton NHL player joins DuPage Animal Care and Control for Clear the Shelters event

    DuPage County Animal Care and Control will host a Clear the Shelters adoption event July 23 with the help of a Wheaton native turned NHL player, accor ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Giving Back to Lemont Free Concert is July 23

    LEMONT – The fourth annual Giving Back to Lemont Free Concert will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. July 23 in the open area next to Front Street Cantina, ...
    July 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • DuPage, Cook counties under excessive heat warning

    DuPage and Cook counties are among many under an excessive heat warning today, facing heat index values as high as 115 degrees, according to the Natio ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:40 pm
  • DuPagePads receives DuPage Foundation grants

    Homeless nonprofit DuPagePads was one of 30 organizations that received grants June 22 during the DuPage Foundation's Spring Grant Awards Breakfast, a ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Cook County lawsuit challenges Lemont annexations

    LEMONT – The Cook County State’s Attorney has filed a lawsuit against the Village of Lemont that challenges the annexations of 17 parcels of property, ...
    July 26, 2016 - 7:25 am
  • DuPage Unity in Diversity Memorial celebrates lives of slain Dallas officers

    LISLE – People from all backgrounds and walks of life gathered July 16 to celebrate diversity and the five police officers who were killed in Dallas, ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • DuPage County elections: One Democrat stays, one leaves ballot after challenge

    One local Democrat was recently kicked off the November ballot while another stood up to a challenge in front of the DuPage County Election Commission ...
    July 20, 2016 - 7:15 am
  • DuPage County State’s Attorney launches military option for first-time offenders

    WHEATON – A new DuPage County initiative offers non violent first time offenders an opportunity to serve in the military to keep a conviction from bei ...
    July 19, 2016 - 7:23 am
  • Downers Grove financial advisor named to Million Dollar Round Table

    DOWNERS GROVE – A Downers Grove financial advisor has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table.
    July 18, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Pictures of the week July 8-14: 5 photos

    Check out some of the best shots by our photographers this week. ...
    July 15, 2016 - 7:47 am
  • Downers Grove designer talks "House Hunters Renovation" appearance

    DOWNERS GROVE – Some residents – particularly those who may have recently redone a room in their homes – may have recognized a familiar face on their ...
    July 14, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • DuPage County board, sheriff begin FY2017 budget talks 1 year after public fight

    The DuPage County board and Sheriff have begun their annual budget talks, and both sides are hoping it goes smoother than last year.
    July 14, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve to host Special Needs Adventure Day

    WARRENVILLE – Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will lead Special Needs Adventure Day on July 15.
    July 13, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • Lemont ushers in summer with 5 fun events

    LEMONT – Even though we’re well into the summer already, there are plenty of local events on the docket for anyone who has stayed close to home.
    July 13, 2016 - 7:09 am
  • Downers Grove approves food truck pilot program

    DOWNERS GROVE – Village diners will soon see some new, more mobile options when looking for a bite to eat.
    July 13, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Littlewood: Argonne thanks community for its support

    As we at Argonne National Laboratory mark the lab’s 70th anniversary this year, we recognize the vital role of our local community in our decades of g ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • DuPage County Stormwater Management releases residential flood-proofing guidebook

    DuPage County Stormwater Management has released a flood-proofing guidebook intended to help homeowners resolve common localized flooding issues, acco ...
    July 10, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • Downers Grove Area FISH Food Pantry contemplating move, may leave Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – A longtime local food pantry is asking the community to help it find a new, more accommodating home – one it hopes continues to be in ...
    July 8, 2016 - 7:02 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve photo contest kicks off July 10

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will begin its "Take 5 Photo Contest" July 10, according to a news release from the district.
    July 6, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Downers Grove natives find success with Chicago Combs

    DOWNERS GROVE – A pair of locals have found success by helping people keep their hair coiffed with products made in the U.S.
    July 11, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • Morton Arboretum launches 5-year, $63 million capital campaign

    The Morton Arboretum has launched a five-year, $63-million capital improvement campaign aimed at expanding its work and improving core facilities, acc ...
    July 7, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Attorney General: beware of scammers preying on storm-damaged homes, businesses

    ELMHURST – After severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on June 22, Attorney General Lisa Madigan warned residents in impacted areas to be alert for scamm ...
    July 5, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Downers Grove South's Caroline Hedgcock caps stellar career with best season yet

    DOWNERS GROVE – On the softball diamond, Caroline Hedgcock throws hard and she hits hard. Off the f ...
    July 8, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Pinkney: Addison Children’s Center Addressing Early Learning Needs

    Meeting and anticipating residents’ needs is essential for communities to prosper. Some of Addison’s youngest residents are being prepared for success ...
    July 5, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Body found in Downers Grove pond morning of July 4

    DOWNERS GROVE – The body of what appeared to be an elderly man was pulled from a Downers Grove pond early July 4, according to a news release from the ...
    July 6, 2016 - 6:59 am
  • Food trucks could be coming to Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove foodies may have new options when grabbing grub, as the Village Council is considering a resolution allowing a food truc ...
    July 7, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • DuPage Election Commission recruiting judges for November election

    The DuPage Election Commission is recruiting judges to work the Nov. 8 General Election, according to a news release from the county.
    July 5, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Downers Grove Boy Scout groups to collect for vets during July 4 parade

    DOWNERS GROVE – While some participants in the Downers Grove Fourth of July parade will be giving away items, two Boy Scout troops actually will be ta ...
    July 1, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • DuPage, Cook County begin Fourth of July festivities

    A roundup of some of the best of what’s on tap for Independence Day celebrations all week will steer fireworks fans to multiple nighttime displays and ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:18 am
  • Reader Poll

    How familiar are you with the positions of your local legislators?
    I’ve got a pretty good idea of where they stand
    I generally just go by party affiliation to get an idea
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    I’m not sure who my local legislators are