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  • 17 tips to prepare for the 2017 storm season

    In conjunction with our 2017 Storm Preparedness Guide, here are 17 tips to help you and your family get prepared for when bad weather strikes.
    March 25, 2017 - 8:00 am
  • Crystal Lake Raue show 'Any Other Name' will not transfer to Chicago

    “Any Other Name,” which runs through April 2 at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake, will not transfer to a Chicago theater as originally pla ...
    March 24, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • Joliet firefighters, police face off in culinary contest

    JOLIET – With just seconds to grab pantry ingredients, 15 minutes to brainstorm a recipe and one hour to cook, four men from the Joliet Police Departm ...
    March 22, 2017 - 3:14 pm
  • Plainfield deacon has collected nearly 7 million pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities

    JOLIET – Fun fact: 800 pounds of pop tabs is approximately 1 million, 30 thousand tabs.So said James ...
    March 18, 2017 - 10:51 pm
  • Addiction in the suburbs series: Co-occurring substance, mental health issues are treatable

    Individuals who are diagnosed with a mental illness like depression or anxiety face a higher risk of developing substance abuse problems, but help is ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:22 am
  • Olive 'n Vinnie's named Glen Ellyn retail business of the year

    GLEN ELLYN – The intoxicating blend of olive oils, balsamic vinegars and spices hit your nostrils the moment you walk into Olive 'n Vinnie's at 449 N. ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:24 am
  • 24-hour musical event at Jacobs High School to benefit Turning Point

    ALGONQUIN – From the moment they receive their scripts at 7 p.m. Friday, students will have 24 hours before they perform in the second annual 24-hour ...
    March 10, 2017 - 12:55 am
  • Addiction in the suburbs series: Parental action is key to fighting teen substance abuse in area

    Most parents don’t want to think about their child drinking alcohol or using drugs.But with teen alc ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Gotta Do It: March 5 through March 12

    ONGOING• Middle School Meet Up – 3 to 4:45 p.m., Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays, Romeoville Recreation ...
    March 4, 2017 - 10:47 pm
  • College of DuPage Theater Department presents 'The Ballad of the Sad Cafe'

    GLEN ELLYN – Love plays a major theme in the College of DuPage Theater Department's upcoming production of "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe."
    March 2, 2017 - 4:27 pm
  • Paradise Cafe shines in downtown Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Paradise Cafe at 5130 Main St. in Downers Grove immediately catches the eye with its bright blue and green storefront. 
    March 3, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Gotta Do It: Feb. 26 through March 5

    Part of Gotta Do It was inadvertently left off from Sunday’s edition. The remaining events are listed here.
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:54 pm
  • Addiction in the suburbs series: 5 myths about teen substance abuse

    We love our kids, don’t we? In my experience, the vast majority of parents truly don’t believe their kids will be the ones who get caught up in substa ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 7:40 am
  • Wheaton orthopaedic surgeon receives Humanitarian Award

    WHEATON – Wheaton orthopaedic surgeon Dr. David Watt wants to use his skills to help other people, whether they are here or halfway around the world.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 2:00 pm
  • Gotta Do It: Feb. 26 through March 5

    ONGOING• Middle School Meet Up – 3 to 4:45 p.m., Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays, Romeoville Recreation ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 10:56 pm