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  • President Obama calls for building better politics

    SPRINGFIELD — Democrats and Republicans alike found things to cheer about, usually separately but occasionally together, in an hour-long Statehouse sp ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • College of DuPage plans free truck driving sessions at Addison Center

    ADDISON – College of DuPage will offer four free advising sessions in Addison, covering information about the college’s Commercial Driver’s License pr ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 7:58 pm
  • Chorus of DuPage adds phone option to singing valentines

    Quartets from the Chorus of DuPage once again will fill offices, homes, colleges, hospitals, businesses and restaurants with the sound of four-part ha ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner to Democrats: Work with me or pass tax hike

    SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Bruce Rauner on the evening of Feb. 9 closed out a tour of speeches to civic groups around the state with an often-repeated messag ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Downers Grove South girls basketball tops Hinsdale South

    Downers Grove South’s girls basketball team won its West Suburban Gold finale on Feb. 5, topping Hinsdale South 59-54.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 8:22 pm
  • Official: Illinois state museum could reopen in weeks

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Museum could reopen in a matter of weeks if the General Assembly approves changes sought by Gov. Bruce Rauner, accord ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Metra BNSF line derails near Naperville station, no injuries reported

    NAPERVILLE – Metra has not yet determined whether the BNSF line derailment that caused delays during the Feb. 8 morning commute will affect afternoon ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Chicago Public School takeover plan lives

    SPRINGFIELD — When the time comes, suburban and downstate Democrats will join him in his effort to have the state take control of Chicago’s debt-strap ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Lombard, Elmhurst firefighters battle garage fire

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Fire Department helped the Lombard Fire Department on Feb. 4 extinguish a large detached garage fire that was threatening neig ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • DuPage Federation marks 20th anniversary

    LOMBARD – The DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform recently hosted its 20th anniversary celebration.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • High school wrestling: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South wrestlers start on postseason paths

    After months of training and making weight, wrestlers are preparing to start on the path to the state finals. Here’s the outlook for wrestlers from Do ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:35 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces plan for private-public partnership for I-55 widening

    Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Feb. 4 a plan to add managed lanes to Interstate 55 through a private-public partnership.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • Illinois Comptroller: State debt spiraling

    SPRINGFIELD — Unless something changes soon, Illinois is heading $6.2 billion deeper into debt and taxpayers will remain on the hook, state Comptrolle ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois can save $500M on purchases

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Feb. 2 urged a streamlining of procurement, or the way the state buys goods and services, saying it could save the ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Illinois legislation aims to regulate cellphone surveillance

    SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers are moving to put some boundaries on police surveillance technology that can literally snatch the data from a person’s c ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Wheaton Drama members reflect on years with community theater, Disney World

    WHEATON – Inside the Naperville home of R.J. and Suzanne Ogren, a treasure of memorabilia hides in plain sight. Beloved Disney characters are present ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Budget, higher education battles roll on

    SPRINGFIELD — Democratic lawmakers on Jan. 28 passed a measure they said will help university students and community colleges despite the lack of a bu ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner softens tone but stays with agenda

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner hammered away Jan. 27 on the need for fundamental change in the way Illinois operates, while Democratic leaders blamed ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Illinois Treasurer to invest $220 million to spur tech jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will invest more than $220 million in emerging technology companies over the next three years, state Treasurer Michael Frerichs ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:56 pm
  • Illinois Democrats, Republicans to talk school aid, pensions

    SPRINGFIELD — State Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, dropped two big pieces of news Jan. 25:
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • DuPage County experts express cautious optimism at Suburban Life economic forecast

    Business and community leaders from around DuPage County believe there is reason to be optimistic – and cautious – in 2016 when it comes to local econ ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • SEASPAR to debut fish fry fundraiser in Lisle

    LISLE – The community is invited to a fish fry fundraiser Feb. 5 at Wheatstack in Lisle to benefit recreational services provided by the Southeast Ass ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois continues to shed jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — December’s employment numbers show Illinois is continuing to lose jobs.“For the first ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • Craft brew event to benefit DuPage County's Sensory Garden

    Celebrating craft beer, Arrowhead Golf Club will present Straight from the Tap from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 30 in Wheaton.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • GOP seeks state control of Chicago schools

    SPRINGFIELD — Republicans on Jan. 20 announced a plan to put the financially floundering Chicago Public Schools system under state control and open th ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Niece of 'Downton Abbey' creator to speak at College of DuPage

    GLEN ELLYN – As the niece of "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes, Jessica Fellowes has more than a passing interest in the popular television seri ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Lisle illustrator's exhibit on display at library

    LISLE – Gallery 777 in Lisle is displaying the art exhibit “Illustrated Fables by Tully” from now through February.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Suburban Life's Hometown Forecast 2016 to feature regional business experts

    LISLE – Experts from across the region will provide insights on the biggest challenges and opportunities for businesses in the western suburbs during ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:47 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner asks for impasse ruling

    SPRINGFIELD — Is Illinois headed toward a state workers strike?That’s the question in Springfield, w ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • ALDI holding hiring events in January

    LISLE – Grocery chain ALDI is looking to hire new employees for all its suburban locations during hiring events Jan. 18 and 26.
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Metra BNSF trains stopped near Lisle after Amtrak crash

    LISLE – Inbound and outbound trains on Metra's BNSF line are stopped Jan. 16 near Lisle after an accident involving an Amtrak train, according to a po ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 8:39 pm
  • 2 men charged with sex trafficking in Downers Grove, Naperville

    The U.S. Attorney's Office has charged two Chicago men with running a prostitution ring that extended to Downers Grove and Naperville, according to a ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Metra bans hoverboards due to safety concerns

    CHICAGO – Metra announced that hoverboards will no longer be permitted onboard its trains due to concerns over potential fire hazards.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 6:55 pm
  • 'Alive Inside' film to reveal music's effects on dementia, brain injury

    A free screening of “Alive Inside,” a documentary about how music affects the minds of people with dementia, will be shown at 2 p.m. Jan. 23.
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Prep sports roundup: Downers Grove North girls win weekend pair

    Downers Grove North’s girls basketball team earned a pair of wins Jan. 8 and 9.Jaida Green scored 21 ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 1:00 pm
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