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  • Gbur: Successful partnerships keep communities healthy

    During these tenuous financial times, there is one thing that we can celebrate and feel great about. Over the last 40 years, Illinois park districts h ...
    July 3, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Oakbrook Terrace Police: Driver charged after man seriously injured in hit-and-run

    OAKBROOK TERRACE – A Melrose Park man has been charged with multiple offenses after a hit-and-run crash July 2 in Oakbrook Terrace.
    July 3, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Addison Rock 'n Wheels continues with special night for troops

    ADDISON – Addison's weekly Rock 'n Wheels summer series continued June 25 with Salute the Troops Night.
    July 3, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Gymnastics leads Warriors’ spring highlights

    VILLA PARK – Willowbrook had a strong spring season in a number of different sports. Before looking ahead to fall sports in August, it’s time to look ...
    July 3, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • State track medals among spring sports highlights for Montini

    LOMBARD – Now that it’s summer school is out, but there is still time to look back on the spring sports season before looking ahead to fall sports in ...
    July 3, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Volleyball playoff run among spring highlights for Rams

    LOMBARD – With summer break in full swing there’s one last chance to look back at the spring sports season. Glenbard East had a number of memorable mo ...
    July 3, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Villa Park to celebrate Fourth of July with parade

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park VFW Post 2801 will host its annual Independence Day Parade at noon July 4.Th ...
    July 3, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Despite Taste of Lombard cancellation, fireworks to return to Madison Meadow

    LOMBARD – Madison Meadow Park in Lombard is not filled with the familiar carnival rides, food vendor tents and musical performers that residents are u ...
    July 2, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • College of DuPage ex-trustee files complaint against Clean Slate for alleged campaign violation

    A former College of DuPage trustee has filed a complaint alleging the committee for a slate of former Board of Trustees candidates failed to report a ...
    July 2, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • Lombard police to conduct roadside checks for Independence Day holiday

    LOMBARD – The Lombard Police Department will conduct roadside safety checkpoints on July 3 as part of a statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campa ...
    July 2, 2015 - 7:01 pm
  • Report: College of DuPage's Breuder spent more than $100,000 in foundation money

    College of DuPage President Robert Breuder spent more than $102,000 of the College of DuPage Foundation's money from 2010 to 2014, according to a Chic ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Glenbard East graduate signs international hoops contract

    Following a four-year career at Wofford, which included back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, Glenbard East graduate Lee Skinner is ready to embar ...
    July 2, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Fourth of July fireworks roundup for Chicago suburbs

    Celebrating the Fourth of July calls for parades, barbecues, food and fun.But most of all, Independe ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Palmisano: District 45 seeks input on future plans

    School District 45 welcomes all stakeholders to participate in the process of building the future of our students. The District 45 Board of Education ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:16 am
  • Police Reports: Lombard for June 26

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    July 1, 2015 - 8:10 pm
  • Lombard seeks public feedback to develop bike plan

    LOMBARD – The village of Lombard is gathering public input to help in the development of its first village-wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, according ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:38 pm
  • Addison's Rock 'n Wheels Salute the Troops: 6 photos

    Addison's Rock 'n Wheels continues with a Salute the Troops night on Thursday, June 25, 2015. ...
    June 30, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Mystery Diner visit to Baba Karam in Villa Park: 5 photos

    The kabobs are worthy of their signature status at Baba Karam in Villa Park, a noteworthy destination for Middle Eastern favorites.
    June 30, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • New restaurant coming to old Lombard Hotel

    LOMBARD – Longtime Lombard residents Steve and Dana Moreau can’t wait to open their new restaurant, Babcock’s of Lombard, on the first floor of the hi ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Illinois State shutdown appears ever more likely

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats remain in a philosophical and political staredown as the state heads into its new fiscal yea ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars to host Women's World Cup viewing party today

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars will help support the U.S. Soccer women's team with a viewing party near Lincoln Park Zoo today.
    June 30, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • Baba Karam's specialty is tasty kabobs

    VILLA PARK – A knock on some eateries is that they offer so many menu items, the cooking staff can never really master any of them. It's precisely the ...
    July 2, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Comic Con comes to DuPage County Fairgrounds: 6 photos

    Comic fans, costumed or not, turn out for the DuPage Com Con on the DuPage County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 27, 2015.
    June 29, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • Scott Darling's Stanley Cup experience: 'It's been unbelievable'

    LEMONT – The past year has been a whirlwind for Scott Darling after the Lemont native signed with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 1, 2014.
    June 30, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • Lombard Culver’s to support Special Olympics with fundraiser

    LOMBARD – Culver’s in Lombard is partnering with Special Olympics Illinois to host the inaugural ButterBurgers & Badges fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Ju ...
    June 29, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • College of DuPage accreditation review postponed

    A review of the College of DuPage's accreditation has been delayed after the Higher Learning Commission postponed a trip to the school scheduled for J ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • La Grange's Kowalski wins USTA Midwest championships, Hinsdale's Joyce runner-up

    Fresh off winning his second state title during the boys high school season this spring, Martin Joyce made a deep run in a major junior tournament.
    June 29, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County begins centennial celebrations

    The history of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is one that begins with a dedicated group of residents and a vote 100 years ago.
    June 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Lombard Village Board votes against helping with Westin bond debt

    LOMBARD – For the eighth time, the Lombard Village Board has rejected a request from the nonprofit organization that owns and operates the Westin Lomb ...
    June 29, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • Letter: Glenbard Parent Series thanks supporters

    To the Editor:I want to express my deep appreciation for the generous sponsors of the Glenbard Paren ...
    June 26, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Yorktown's new Play area gets kids moving, learning

    LOMBARD – Local moms spoke, and Yorktown Center listened. The moms said they wanted an area for their children to play, so center administrators got t ...
    June 26, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Villa Park Summerfest returns for 10th year of family fun

    VILLA PARK – For the 10th year, Summerfest brought food, music and other festivities to Villa Park.T ...
    June 26, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • College of DuPage weighs future of controversial Waterleaf Restaurant

    The on-campus Waterleaf Restaurant at College of DuPage may undergo some drastic changes in the near future.
    June 30, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • All-area baseball MVP Cam Zunkel excels with Willowbrook

    VILLA PARK – Transitioning to high school is tough enough for freshmen. The new building, new classm ...
    June 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Glenbard East, Willowbrook, York players part of all-area baseball team

    The high school baseball season is finished and it's time for postseason honors. It's time to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the top players ...
    June 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Choose DuPage president tapped as new Illinois Tollway executive director

    The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors has unanimously voted to hire Choose DuPage President and CEO Greg Bedalov as the agency's executive director, ...
    June 25, 2015 - 6:52 pm
  • Woodridge man charged with financially exploiting Villa Park senior

    A Woodridge man was charged with felony theft by deception after allegedly being paid by a Villa Park senior for remodeling work that was never comple ...
    June 29, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs bill to fund education

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into a law June 24 a bill that will let state money flow to schools so they can open their doors on time.
    June 25, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Addison man shot by Crystal Lake police officer faces felony domestic battery, invasion charges

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake police announced charges June 24 against a 29-year-old man shot by an officer responding to a domestic violence incident i ...
    June 30, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • Downers Grove man wins $2 million with lottery ticket from Villa Park store

    A Downers Grove resident turned running errands into a $2 million grand prize after picking up a winning lottery ticket, the Illinois Lottery announce ...
    June 25, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • Ibeling named Miss Addison 2015: 8 photos

    Seven contestants compete for the 2015 Miss Addison title on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in the Addison Village Hall atrium.
    June 26, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • DuPage fairgrounds officials: precautions against equine, livestock diseases in place

    WHEATON – A number of animal diseases are forcing county and state fairs nationwide to evaluate biosecurity measures this summer. The DuPage County Fa ...
    June 24, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Helton: District 88 shares highlights from 2014-15 school year

    On June 7, nearly 1,000 students walked across the stage during the commencement ceremonies at Addison Trail and Willowbrook high schools and into the ...
    June 24, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • McGuire: Advocates help break cycle of violence

    Ten-year-old Aaron didn't know why he wet the bed at night; but he was terrified of what his father would do if he found out. 
    June 24, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Police Reports: Lombard for June 19

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    June 23, 2015 - 8:11 pm
  • Our view: Why we rarely use anonymous quotes, and when we would

    If you’ve been a reader of Suburban Life over the past couple of years, you might have noticed that we almost never use anonymous sources in our stori ...
    June 23, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Award-winning Addison instructor pushes students to be their best

    ADDISON – Chef Faith Jennetta feels her job as a culinary educator and coordinator of the Culinary, Pastry Arts and Hospitality Management Program at ...
    June 22, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • 'From the heart': Beacon Hill residents give 'little buddies' to Shriners Hospital patients

    LOMBARD – Marcie Schusis knows how powerful something as simple as a teddy bear can be to a distraught child. That’s why the Beacon Hill resident and ...
    June 22, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Jackson Middle School of Villa Park dominates conference track meets

    VILLA PARK – Simply put, Jackson Middle School track and field teams dominated the 2015 West Suburban Middle School Conference meet.
    June 20, 2015 - 1:35 pm
  • Illinois’ auditor to retire at year’s end

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ auditor general, hailed as an example of integrity in a state known for rough and sometimes corrupt politics, announced his re ...
    June 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • College of DuPage audit: Hamilton's 'Clean Slate' involvement violated board policy

    The chairwoman of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees violated board policy earlier this year by campaigning for three newly-elected trustees, acc ...
    June 22, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • Log Cabin memorial to honor Lombard resident

    LOMBARD – A memorial will be dedicated June 26 in honor of longtime Lombard resident Dorothy Bergmann at Lombard Park District's Log Cabin.
    June 19, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Wejman: Kick off a safe summer with swim lessons

    Paradise Bay Water Park has opened its gates for the season.The five pools are full of water, the sl ...
    June 19, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Lombard Cruise Nights debuts Kids' Corner before rain cuts night short

    June 19, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Perez: People's Resource Center brings Summer Science to DuPage County

    Many parents of young school-aged children have been thinking about how to keep their children busy and still learning through the summer. For lots of ...
    June 19, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Villa Park Summerfest celebrates 10 years of family fun

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park residents can look forward to food, beer, live music and a wrestling show at the 10th annual Summerfest, which runs June 19 an ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • York, Montini, Willowbrook, IC standouts form All-Area softball team

    The high school softball season is officially in the books as all the state trophies have been awarded. With the season in the rearview mirror, it’s t ...
    June 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • All-area MVP Sam Schmidt takes team achievements over personal stats

    VILLA PARK – Players like Sam Schmidt don’t come along often, and the impact her and her fellow seniors had on the softball program at Willowbrook can ...
    June 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Glenbard East, Willowbrook congratulate Class of 2015

    June 18, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Addison Early Childhood Collaborative to host breakfast

    ADDISON – The Addison Early Childhood Collaborative invites Addison leaders, professionals and community members to attend the annual Community Breakf ...
    June 18, 2015 - 5:34 pm
  • Suburban Chicago street festivals: a complete guide

    It's that time of year again. The spring weather ushers in a host of local outdoor activities and street fests, which ramp up in the summer months. He ...
    June 22, 2015 - 7:19 am
  • Valle: Providing seniors with transit options is a key service of York Township

    Now that spring has sprung and summer will bring the nice weather, folks like to get out more often to shop or socialize or make their appointment wit ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Police Reports: Lombard for June 12

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • 2nd annual Lombard Ale Fest returns to Lilacia: 6 photos

    Beer fans turn out for the second annual Lombard Ale Fest with over 100 choices, on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
    June 17, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Shaw Media to acquire Kendall County weekly newspapers

    DIXON – Shaw Media, owner of Suburban Life, announced today that it is purchasing Record Newspapers Inc. from Jeff and Kathy Farren.
    June 17, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • College of DuPage hires temp finance team after administrators put on paid leave

    A split College of DuPage Board of Trustees voted to hold down the financial fort by hiring a consultant firm after the school put a pair of top admin ...
    June 15, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Helen Plum Library in Lombard welcomes new board

    LOMBARD – The Helen Plum Library Board of Trustees for the 2015-16 year include Kristin Aasmundstad Walsh (back, from left), John Larkin, Treasurer Ja ...
    June 15, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Trinity Lutheran School in Lombard prepares for staff changes

    LOMBARD – The 2015-16 school year will bring some new faces to Trinity Lutheran School in Lombard, according to a school news release.
    June 15, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Thanks for the memories: St. Alexander families share images from over the years

    VILLA PARK – After nearly 90 years in Villa Park, St. Alexander Catholic School closed the doors on its final school year in May.
    June 15, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Suburban Life takes home 44 awards in annual Illinois Press Association contest

    NORMAL -- Suburban Life Media took home 44 awards, including 14 first-place plaques, in the annual Illinois Press Association contest.
    June 13, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Lombard continues upkeep of Terrace View Pond Project

    LOMBARD – Although the village of Lombard completed the Terrace View Pond Project in fall 2014, its work at the site is not done, according to a villa ...
    June 12, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Healthy Lombard summer program returns

    LOMBARD – The Healthy Lombard Foundation is helping kids make healthy choices this summer through the return of its Flat Apple program.
    June 12, 2015 - 5:44 pm
  • Police Reports: Lombard for June 5

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    June 12, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • Addison Trail bids farewell to Class of 2015

    ADDISON – About 500 students graduated during Addison Trail High School’s 49th annual commencement ceremony June 7.
    June 12, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Lombard Cruise Nights returns with new Kids' Corner

    LOMBARD – Lombard's 17th annual Cruise Nights summer event series is set to kick off June 13 with a new feature for families with children.
    June 15, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • College notes: Area grads Rothmund, Walsh shine on diamonds

    While athletes from Glenbard East, Willowbrook and other area schools were shining on the field this spring, graduates from those schools were doing t ...
    June 12, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • All-area girls soccer team includes York, Glenbard East, IC, TC players

    The girls soccer season is officially over after two state championship games on June 6 put and end to the campaign. Now is the perfect time to honor ...
    June 12, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • College of DuPage report: WDCB manager may have known about Elmhurst fraud

    A previously redacted report released by the College of DuPage Board of Trustees shows the school's former WDCB radio station manager may have known a ...
    June 12, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Marchetti: Tourism funding makes fiscal sense for Illinois

    When visitors come to Illinois, they fill our hotels, meeting centers, restaurants, shops and attractions. Most importantly, they create economic impa ...
    June 11, 2015 - 6:57 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois Democrats still butting heads

    SPRINGFIELD — Another day in Springfield passed June 9 without a visible inch of movement in the deadlock between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative De ...
    June 10, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • McGuire: Advocates help break cycle of violence

    Ten-year-old Aaron didn't know why he wet the bed at night; but he was terrified of what his father would do if he found out. 
    June 10, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • College of DuPage places 2 administrators on leave after buried audit emerges

    Two top College of DuPage administrators have been placed on administrative leave after a buried internal audit calling several costly investments int ...
    June 9, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Addison Public Library to increase teen, community space

    ADDISON – The Addison Public Library will have a larger area for teens and more community gathering space at this time next year, after the library un ...
    June 9, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • Helen Plum Library to kick off summer with picnic

    LOMBARD – Helen Plum Library's Sizzling Summer Picnic will start off summer right with food and fun June 13.
    June 9, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • Valle: York Township partners with council to fight senior hunger

    Recently, I once again had the honor of participating in the March for Meals/Community Champions campaign sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association ...
    June 8, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • Illinois House passes workers' compensation bill

    SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats on June 4 passed their own workers’ compensation reform bill despite warnings from their Republican colleagues that it f ...
    June 8, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Craft beer lovers rejoice as Lombard prepares for Ale Fest

    LOMBARD – Paul Kreiner, owner and brewer of Lombard’s Noon Whistle Brewery, can’t wait to debut his lilac syrup-infused Farmhouse Ale at this year’s L ...
    June 8, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Reeder: Time to put an end to playing make-believe with Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – There are three ways to “balance“ a state budget: raise taxes, cut spending or play “make believe.”
    June 8, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Boys volleyball: Hilltoppers, AT set for semifinal meeting

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Glenbard West boys volleyball is on a mission, and not even graduation could stop them.
    June 5, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • Road to close for sewer, pavement work

    BENSENVILLE – A portion of Thomas Drive south of Thorndale Avenue in Bensenville is scheduled to close over two weekends in June for sewer constructio ...
    June 5, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • 5 things to do: Villa Park gears up for summer

    VILLA PARK – With warm weather finally here – and hopefully here to stay – Villa Park is offering plenty of fun for residents.
    June 5, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Lombard Town Centre cancels LomBar-B-Que and Blues Fest

    LOMBARD – In a post on its website, Lombard Town Centre announced this year's LomBar-B-Que and Blues Fest, scheduled for Aug. 8, has been canceled.
    June 5, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Former NEDSRA director dies after cancer battle

    The former executive director of the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association died May 30 after a long battle with kidney cancer, according to ...
    June 5, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • Metra underpass connects Lombard's downtown, improves station safety

    LOMBARD – Lombard's new Metra pedestrian underpass, which has been under construction for the last year, opened this week.
    June 5, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Lombard Park District to host fishing derby

    LOMBARD – Lombard residents are invited to grab their fishing poles and head to Four Seasons for the Lombard Park District's fishing derby June 6.
    June 5, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • Glenbard East volleyball earns respect despite defeat

    OSWEGO – A 25-18, 25-18 loss against Glenbard West in a boys volleyball sectional final June 2 at Oswego ended Glenbard East’s season but brought adde ...
    June 5, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Montini’s West medals at state track

    CHARLESTON – Montini’s Mitch West brought home an all-state medal from the Class 2A track meet after a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter dash May 3 ...
    June 5, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Prep roundup: Montini, Willowbrook baseball each lose postseason matchups

    Montini’s baseball team beat St. Patrick 3-1 on May 30 at UIC’s Curtis Granderson Stadium to win a Class 3A regional title. Sean Frontzak pitched a co ...
    June 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • West Chicago man charged with child abduction, abuse has ties to towns across DuPage County (with video)

    A West Chicago man who may have worked at area park districts, churches and YMCAs as recently as May is being held without bond after allegedly attemp ...
    June 11, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Numbers add up for successful Willowbrook softball seniors

    SCHAUMBURG – For four years, this senior class for Willowbrook softball racked up impressive stats, accolades and most importantly, wins.
    June 4, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Nazareth plays Montini in 3A sectional baseball semifinal: 7 photos

    Nazareth Academy wins their 3A sectional semifinal over Montini 14-4 in five innings on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
    June 4, 2015 - 11:50 am
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