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  • Salt Creek Ballet to present 'Nutcracker' with guest artists

    HINSDALE – Salt Creek Ballet brings its festive family-friendly “Nutcracker” ballet to the Hinsdale Central Auditorium at 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 28 and 1 p ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Task force drafting downsizing plan

    SPRINGFIELD – A task force aimed at the Illinois local government glut began shaping its report to the governor and legislature Nov. 19 as members app ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Rauner reaches labor deals, still in fight with AFSCME

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 18 announced it has reached new four-year deals with several trade unions, as well as with Se ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Lemont Park District honors veterans

    LEMONT – The Lemont Park District hosted a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon celebrating local veterans Nov. 11 at The CORE.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: State to suspend accepting Syrian refugees

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Nov. 16 announced Illinois is putting a hold on  accepting any new refugees from Syria.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Lemont school works with rotary club to cultivate leadership

    LEMONT – River Valley School has joined forces with the Lemont Rotary Club to initiate EarlyAct, a service club for elementary students ages 5 to 13.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Chicago argues its pension deal unlike failed state law

    SPRINGFIELD — Lawyers for Chicago and two of its struggling pension funds on Nov. 17 argued the city’s effort to shore up those funds is legal because ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Lemont housing market presents opportunity for homebuyers

    LEMONT – The Lemont housing market is moving at a healthy pace, but with plenty of wiggle room for buyers.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 6:52 am
  • Illinois state agency sues attorney general’s office

    SPRINGFIELD — One of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s department heads is suing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and asking the court to remove the attorney ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Up to 8 inches of snow predicted in DuPage and Cook counties

    The National Weather Service upgraded a winter storm watch to a warning early Nov. 20 ahead of a storm that meteorologists now say could drop up to 8 ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 7:10 am
  • Lemont High School honors Students of the Month

    LEMONT – Four Lemont High School students were honored with October Student of the Month accolades at the district’s board of education meeting Oct. 1 ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:32 pm

    Basketball is a numbers game: Points per game, field goal percentage and total rebounds can all tell the story of a team. With the season about to tip ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Illinois House Dems, GOP still playing rough

    SPRINGFIELD — Three key votes in the Illinois House on Tuesday showed Democrats and Republicans still playing hardball politics and assessing blame.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Rauner reaches agreement with business and labor on unemployment insurance laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 9 said it had reached agreements with business and labor groups on changes to the state’s une ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Photographer to address Lemont Artists Guild

    LEMONT – A program on composition and night photography will be presented by Jerry Ptacek, when the Lemont Artists Guild meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 18.
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Lemont residents named Senior Citizens of the Year

    Two Lemont men, Ronald Stapleton and Lou Zemke, were named by Rep. Dan Lipinski as winners of the 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year Award during a progr ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Hinsdale orchestra to bring Mozart to Lemont

    LEMONT – Hinsdale’s West Suburban Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Singers, led by conductor Peter Lipari, will perform at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Lemont ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Lemont Historical Society to honor Coach John Jones

    LEMONT – An evening with Coach John Jones will be presented by the Lemont Historical Society from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 15.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • High school boys soccer: All-area Player of the Year Peter Becht boosts Downers Grove South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Some players scored more goals and some were more flashy, but perhaps no player was more important to his team than Peter Becht.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • National Weather Service: Strong winds, storms approaching Cook, DuPage counties

    ROMEOVILLE – Strong winds and thunderstorms could hit suburban Cook and DuPage counties during the Nov. 11 evening commute.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces deal on child care

    SPRINGFIELD —  Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office on Nov. 9 announced the Republican chief executive would loosen eligibility standards for the state’s child ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Battle over child care program heats up

    SPRINGFIELD – A battle between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats is shaping up as House Democrats attempt to undo cuts made by Ra ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Swab a cheek, save a life at bone marrow drive in Lemont

    LEMONT – A bone marrow drive will be conducted Nov. 7 to help Rino La Paglia, a Lemont High School graduate in the Class of 1993.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Lemont names street after Chicago Blackhawks' Scott Darling

    LEMONT – Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling has achieved landmark status in Lemont.The Village ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Youths rocket into Scouting in Lemont

    LEMONTArecent Scouting event in Lemont is recounted by District Executive Ray Delcourt of Tall Grass ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Lemont football rolls in playoff opener

    LEMONT – It’s difficult to say if Lemont’s football team is better on offense or on defense.Both wer ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 5:31 pm
  • SEASPAR Trivia Challenge scores support

    Nearly 200 people turned out for the South East Association for Special Parks And Recreation's recent Trivia Challenge fundraiser at Arabian Knights F ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois treasurer, 3 insurance companies duel over audits

    SPRINGFIELD — Three insurance companies are suing Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs over his request to audit their records to make sure death ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Illinois health administrators plead for state money

    SPRINGFIELD —  What happens if Illinois doesn’t get funds flowing to local public health departments?
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Small communities in Illinois worried about road salt revenue

    SPRINGFIELD – Smaller Illinois cities and counties are hoping for an exceptionally mild winter or a breakthrough in the state budget impasse.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Veterans expo, blood drive on tap in Downers Grove

    LEMONT – State Sen. Christine Radogno, R-Lemont, and state Reps. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, and Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, invite area veterans ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Civic groups want bipartisan agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – Good-government groups are urging the governor and four legislative leaders to work together toward an inclusive, bipartisan agenda for ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Bill would allow but regulate fantasy sports games

    SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois lawmaker wants to continue to allow people to put their money toward online fantasy sports contests if they wish, but he say ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Turn back clocks: Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 1

    The clocks turn back one hour Nov. 1, marking the end end of Daylight Saving Time and the annual shift back to standard time.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Meeting taking shape between Gov. Bruce Rauner, leaders

    SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois heads for its fifth month without a budget, the governor and at least three of the four legislative leaders appear set for a ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Big trapshooting tourney could leave Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD — The group that puts on the Grand American, the national championship of American trapshooting, has begun the process of voiding its cont ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Rauner, handful of unions reach tentative pacts

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration said Oct. 22 it has reached tentative agreements with unions representing roughly 300 engineers and o ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Moody’s downgrades Illinois bond ratings

    SPRINGFIELD — Moody’s Investor Services on Oct. 22 downgraded its ratings on Illinois bonds.The move ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • 'Fright Night in the Old Stone Church' to raise spirits in Lemont

    LEMONT – A ghoulishly good time is set to materialize in the Old Stone Church in Lemont. Participants will gather at the Lemont Historical Society mus ...
    Oct. 26, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Education leaders skip state hearing

    SPRINGFIELD — Representatives of the Illinois State Board of Education were a no-show at a House hearing on Oct. 20 regarding the compensation package ...
    Oct. 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Rep. Frank Mautino chosen state’s auditor general

    SPRINGFIELD — State Rep. Frank Mautino will be Illinois’ next auditor general.The Democrat from Spri ...
    Oct. 26, 2015 - 1:52 pm
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