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  • Q&A: New Elmhurst College president looks ahead to new school year

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College President Troy Van Aken arrived on campus this summer to start his new position.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Cockrell: Assessor's office helps with home improvements, property value

    Whether building a new home, putting on an addition or remodeling, feel free to call the Downers Grove Township Assessor’s Office for an estimate of t ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • District 89 invites community to meet superintendent

    Community members, families and staff are invited to meet Community Consolidated School District 89 Superintendent Emily Tammaru during an open house ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Letter: Lewis caves in to extremist pressure

    To the Editor:When I watched Peter Thiel, the openly gay founder of PayPal, speak at the Republican ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Efforts to restore McKee House continue

    GLEN ELLYN – Bobbi Wheatley believes that the 80-year-old McKee House needs to be preserved."I think ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Bats found in Jefferson Elementary School, first days of classes canceled

    ELMHURST – The first day of school at Jefferson Elementary School in Elmhurst had to be postponed after bats were found in the building.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • Oak Brook readies for 54th annual Festival of Fine Art Aug. 20-21

    OAK BROOK – One of the area's oldest artistic traditions will return to Oakbrook Center on Aug. 20 and 21 with the annual Festival of Fine Art.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 7:20 am
  • I-88 and I-355 ramp in Downers Grove to close for weekend

    DOWNERS GROVE – The ramp carrying the westbound Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) to the northbound Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) over Finley Road in ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 7:16 am
  • Elmhurst District 205 announces appointment of 2 new assistant principals

    ELMHURST – The District 205 Board of Education recently confirmed the promotion of Ryan Doherty to Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 1:01 pm
  • Oak Trace driver's 'beautiful soul' a blessing for residents, staff

    DOWNERS GROVE – Some people love what they do for a job. Other people live for what they do.Al McNea ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 7:12 am
  • Volunteers needed at Elmhurst Hospital Wig Boutique

    ELMHURST – Residents with a flair for hair are needed to volunteer at the American Cancer Society Wig Boutique at Elmhurst Hospital.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Elmhurst District 205 Board of Education concerned with city's stormwater project

    ELMHURST – The District 205 Board of Education wants expert engineers to review the city’s final stormwater mitigation plans at Madison Early Childhoo ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Glen Ellyn District 41 to discuss proposed update to new wellness policy

    Glen Ellyn School District 41 Superintendent Paul Gordon will present a potential update to the district's new wellness policy during the Aug. 15 Boar ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Area legislators speak at pro-life breakfast

    WHEATON – State Rep. Peter Breen, R-Lombard, said he will continue to fight for right to life legislation in the General Assembly even though Gov. Bru ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 7:06 am
  • Efforts to restore McKee House near Glen Ellyn continue

    GLEN ELLYN – A group continues to move ahead in its efforts to preserve the McKee House in the Churchill Woods Forest Preserve near Glen Ellyn.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 5:47 pm
  • Elmhurst-based independent film distributor wants to bring back VHS

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst residents Ryan Ohm and Jeremy Marsan wanted to create a platform where independent filmmakers could release their work, so they tu ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Chicago Bulls' Dwyane Wade, former Bear Charles Tillman host sports camp in Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade and former Bears corner Charles Tillman recently held a sports camp alongside Chicago Sky player Cappi ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 7:38 am
  • Elmhurst Choral Union appoints new director

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Choral Union recently announced that conductor Scott Uddenberg has been as its director.
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts to host Aug. 10 information session

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts is inviting local residents to attend a Q&A session for a multistage performing arts center in down ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Elmhurst police investigating string of home invasions

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Police are investigating an overnight residential burglary that occurred in the 600 block of North Howard Avenue.
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Highland Avenue bridge near Downers Grove to reopen

    The Highland Avenue bridge over Route 56 will reopen Aug. 10 after more than one month of construction, according to a news release from DuPage County ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 7:48 am
  • Larson: Fight the summer slide

    As students enjoy their summer vacation, it’s important to be aware of the loss in academic skills and knowledge that is inherent with a three-month b ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Sen. Tom Cullerton: Why I Support Independent Maps

    Unfortunately, partisan politics won out when the Independent Maps Initiative was ruled unconstitutional in a Cook County court. Fortunately, the voic ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Nonprofit LJ's Healing Hearts to hold Elmhurst fundraiser

    ELMHURST – LJ's Healing Hearts will hold a fundraiser to provide financial and well-being supports for families that struggle with hardships when thei ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Villa Park Ardmore Station Liquors Ale Fest is Aug. 6

    VILLA PARK – The third annual Ardmore Station Liquors Ale Fest is from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 6 at 405 N. Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park.
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 7:30 pm
  • Letter: Officials should put people over politics

    To the Editor:I was proud to see that my state Sen. Tom Cullerton paid a visit to the Marklund games ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • DuPage Drones, DuPage County Hounds offer summer league baseball options for collegiate players, fans

    Jake Schieber and Sean Frontzak were looking for a place to play some highly competitive baseball this summer.
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 1:51 pm
  • Valle: York Township still offers great senior services

    Forty years ago this month the York Township Senior Center held its first outing.On Aug. 4, 1976, th ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • David Olsen replaces Sandack, says he looks forward to facing Springfield challenges

    DOWNERS GROVE – A lifelong Downers Grove resident says he's looking forward to the challenge of being a part of the Springfield legislature, despite i ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 7:21 am
  • Westmont Sushi House: A world of choices and sushi

    Don’t judge a book by its cover…or in this case – its name! From the sign above the front door, it is not hard to guess what lies inside at the Sushi ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 7:26 am
  • Warrenville's Blackwell Forest Preserve to host archery open house

    WARRENVILLE – The Blackwell Forest Preserve will host a free archery open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 6, according to a news release from the Fo ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: July 18-24

    Solve student loan problems nowConcerning our student loan problem in this country, something needs ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • High school football: Summer camp an important building block for York, Montini football

    Friday, Aug. 26, is the kickoff of the 2016 season. It will be the first time most fans get a look at the high school football teams they root for.
    July 29, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Downers Grove's Adventure Realm to host Harry Potter birthday party

    DOWNERS GROVE – Local medieval event space Adventure Realm will host a special birthday party for fictional wizard Harry Potter on July 31, according ...
    July 28, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • DuPage Chief Judge accepting applications to fill associate judge vacancy

    Local attorneys can now apply to fill a vacancy for the office of associate judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court in DuPage County, according to a ...
    July 28, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Downers Grove police release heavily redacted report on Ron Sandack investigation

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Police Department responded July 27 to Suburban Life's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on the investigatio ...
    July 28, 2016 - 7:13 am
  • DuPage, Will GOPs accepting applicants for Ron Sandack's seat

    The chairmen of the DuPage County and Will County GOP organizations are accepting applications to fill the now-empty Illinois House of Representative ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: July 11-17, 2016

    Stop over-mulching treesPeople of Western Spring, please stop over-mulching the poor trees. It’s hur ...
    July 26, 2016 - 7:28 am
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