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  • McHenry County Catholics mark Ash Wednesday with reflection (with video)

    CARY – The Rev. Phillip Kaim stood before more than 200 parishioners at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church on Ash Wednesday and told them to prepar ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • 'New York' to premiere at Theatre of Western Springs

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Fifteen stories of resiliency, hope and survival after 9/11 are chronicled in the play “New York,” which premieres Feb. 11 at the Th ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:22 pm
  • DuPage County Health Department: Zika virus risk 'very low' in county

    The DuPage County Health Department says residents are at a "very low" risk of contracting the Zika virus in DuPage County, according to a department ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 3:47 pm
  • DuPage County heroin deaths increase in 2015

    Though DuPage County officials say the fight against heroin is trending in the right direction, another uptick in heroin-related deaths and more than ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:50 pm
  • Glenbard West grad dedicated life to helping others

    GLEN ELLYN – Andrew Garwood dedicated his life to helping other people, even as he was battling brain cancer.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Rise and Shine Cafe opens in DuPage County Community Center

    A new cafe at the DuPage County Community Center is letting those struggling with mental illness find self-confidence and build skills.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • B.R. Ryall YMCA looks ahead to future after marking 50 years at Glen Ellyn site

    GLEN ELLYN – Over the years, longtime B.R. Ryall YMCA members Tippi and Benno Friedrich of Winfield have seen the facility greatly expand since it ope ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Pets of the Week for Jan. 25

    The Herald-News presents this week's Pets of the Week. Click on the caption of each photo to find out about that pet, including where he or she can be ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Former Joliet resident played David Bowie's younger self

    JOLIET – The late David Bowie made a music video in 1999 where he reflected on his life and stared back at his younger self – who was played by a form ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • It's a dog's world at BrightDogs in Joliet

    JOLIET – A funny thing happened on the way to opening an indoor, family-owned dog park Dec. 21 in Joliet.
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Wheaton native brings lifelong love of magic to Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

    WHEATON – In today's world of smartphones, DVRs and instant – but digital – communication, real, personal connections and experiences can be at a prem ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • 'Yasmina’s Necklace' to open at Berwyn’s 16th Street Theater

    BERWYN – Chicago playwright Rohina Malik believes many Americans have a negative opinion of Muslims. She hopes her new play, "Yasmina’s Necklace,” whi ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • Looking ahead: Wheaton, DuPage County stories to watch in 2016

    WHEATON — 2015 was a busy year for Wheaton and DuPage County, though a number of its largest issues are far from resolved, and many more will no doubt ...
    Jan. 6, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Taste of Glen Ellyn is on the move

    GLEN ELLYN – The Taste of Glen Ellyn may soon be moving from its longtime location because of the proposed development of the former Giesche Shoes sto ...
    Jan. 5, 2016 - 9:48 pm
  • Good Natured: Looking ahead to a shiny new year

    Any way you look at it, the holidays are a shiny time of year.Twinkling decorations shimmer in yards ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 10:22 pm