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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pawction online auction to benefit West Suburban Humane Society

    DOWNERS GROVE – The West Suburban Humane Society of Downers Grove has launched an online auction fundraiser called Pawction.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Army Corps of Engineers studies DuPage River for potential flood projects

    Long-suffering residents around the DuPage River may be getting some floodwater relief from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beginning in 2018.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 7:33 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
  • Food, clothing drives underway in Lisle

    LISLE – As the holidays approach, the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau has kicked off two outreach collections assisting those in need within the co ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • High school football: Benet can't get by Cary-Grove in playoff loss

    CARY – An early deficit against Cary-Grove was too much for Benet’s football team to overcome as the Redwings fell 35-17 in a Class 7A second-round pl ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • High school cross country: Downers Grove South boys makes history at state, Downers North's Alec Danner all-state

    Until this season, Downers Grove South's boys cross country team hadn't made the state meet since Ronald Reagan was President.
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Pinkney: Integrated health care meeting needs in southeast DuPage

    Two human services providers are teaming up to provide integrated behavioral health and human services for southeast DuPage’s most vulnerable resident ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 4:00 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
  • High school girls volleyball: Benet claims sectional title, falls short of state berth

    LA GRANGE – Tiffany Clark knew she and her Benet volleyball teammates were in for a battle.Facing Mo ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • Award-winning songwriter to star in Downers Grove, Lisle

    LISLE – David Francey will perform Nov. 15 in the Lisle Public Library. Born in Scotland and raised in Canada, he's a three-time Juno Award winner.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital offering antibiotic-free meals

    DOWNERS GROVE – Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is now offering antibiotic-free meats in its meals, the hospital announced in a news release.
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • High school girls volleyball: Benet bests Mother McAuley for sectional title

    LA GRANGE – Tiffany Clark knew she and her Benet volleyball teammates were in for a battle.Facing Mo ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • After Halloween, SCARCE recycles pumpkins into compost

    GLEN ELLYN – While your jack-o'-lantern might be looking a little long in the tooth these days, Kay McKeen hopes you don't throw it out.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:10 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
  • Nomination of veterans underway for free massage

    In gratitude for veterans' service to the country, Maplebrook Chiropractic will give away 10 free one-hour massages to 10 veterans. It seeks nominatio ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 5:28 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
  • 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
  • Gbur: WDSRA's Lekotek Family Play Program helps kids learn through play

    Lately I have been telling everyone about a brand new program that just opened its doors. I am proud to say that it is a family support program the We ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Area actor set to hit big screen in new indie film

    Steve Parks of Villa Park has the lead role in the new independent film comedy “Mind Over Mindy,” which will have a gala screening Nov. 5 at Hollywood ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 9:00 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
  • High school football: Lisle bows to Byron in first-round playoff game

    BYRON – Grant Haen scored on a long touchdown run for Lisle's football team.Unfortunately for the Li ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 9:40 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
  • Silverado to stage free cook-off sampling in Naperville

    NAPERVILLE – Chefs from four Chicago area Silverado Memory Care communities will compete for the title of Silverado Midwest Master Chef at a Culinary ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 1:30 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
  • High school football: Lisle streaks into playoffs with six straight wins

    LISLE – What a difference a year makes.After going 1-8 last season, Lisle’s football team topped Pla ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • 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
  • Advocate Good Samaritan doctor named honorary captain for Bulls game

    Gaile Sabaliauskas (from left) an Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital cardiologist, joins fellow breast cancer survivors Julie Donofrio and Lauren Wakefi ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 11:49 am
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