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  • Downers Grove Boy Scout groups to collect for vets during July 4 parade

    DOWNERS GROVE – While some participants in the Downers Grove Fourth of July parade will be giving away items, two Boy Scout troops actually will be ta ...
    July 1, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • DuPage, Cook County begin Fourth of July festivities

    A roundup of some of the best of what’s on tap for Independence Day celebrations all week will steer fireworks fans to multiple nighttime displays and ...
    June 30, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • Pace revamps service in Lombard

    Pace announced that updates to its DuPage County bus service will better connect the county with the region as a whole.
    June 29, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Suburban Life all-area MVP Brittany Paganucci leads Glenbard East to the next level

    Brittany Paganucci has lived up to the number on her back. The Glenbard East forward was a transfor ...
    July 1, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Video: Rep. Ron Sandack appears on 'Daily Show'

    Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, appeared on the June 28 episode of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" during a segment about the Il ...
    June 30, 2016 - 6:42 am
  • Elmhurst College to host biennial Zoroastrian Games

    ELMHURST – The 15th biennial Zoroastrian Games, also known as Z Games, are coming to Elmhurst.From J ...
    June 29, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Accomplished Advocate Good Samaritan nurse executive to retire

    DOWNERS GROVE – People find their calling in a variety of ways.For Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital ...
    June 30, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County passes 2016-17 budget

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County approved a new budget featuring a decrease in spending and a number of initiatives for the 2016-17 fisca ...
    June 28, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Valle: Protocol determines U.S. flag etiquette

    In honor of our recent observation of Flag Day and of Independence Day on July 4, I would like to share with you some facts about our nation's flag.
    June 28, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn parade's Shopping Cart Brigade invites participants to join march

    People can pitch in to support the OneChurch Precision Shopping Cart Brigade returning to Glen Ellyn's Fourth of July Parade to collect nonperishable ...
    June 27, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Jeff Jendryk, Jacob Schmiegelt earn college volleyball postseason accolades from American Volleyball Coaches Association

    With the season over, several former standouts from high schools covered by Suburban Life Media earned men's volleyball postseason accolades at the co ...
    June 27, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • York High School student earns perfect ACT score

    ELMHURST – Mateo Sanchez isn’t sure yet where he’s going to college, but the soon-to-be senior at York Community High School will likely have his choi ...
    June 29, 2016 - 7:22 am
  • High school sports: Glenbard East soccer, Montini softball trophies head list of spring highlights

    The spring sports season included several phenomenal performances for athletes from Glenbard East, Montini and Willowbrook. Now is a perfect time to r ...
    June 24, 2016 - 4:33 pm
  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth hosts Elmhurst workshop on improving veterans services

    ELMHURST – U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) and Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05) recently led a workshop in Elmhurst discussing the public and private resou ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • Hail, thunderstorms, floods expected June 22 in DuPage, Cook counties

    Numerous severe storms are expected June 22 in suburban Cook and DuPage counties, with potentially significant severe storms rolling in during the ear ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Elmhurst History Museum explores rise of TV marketing

    ELMHURST – A new exhibit at the Elmhurst History Museum presents the story and gadgets of a man who pioneered the art of selling inventions on televis ...
    June 21, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth hosts workshop on improving veterans services: 6 photos

    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth hosted expert panelists that spoke Tuesday in the City of Elmhurst Council Chambers, on several topics related to veteran se ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • ARC Physical Therapy hosts Summer Sidewalk Fest

    ELMHURST – ARC Physical Therapy is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a public block party.The 20 ...
    June 21, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Lombard Garden Club to recognize outstanding gardens

    LOMBARD – The 90th anniversary committee of the Lombard Garden Club invites all residents with Lombard addresses to participate in the Contribute to t ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Elmhurst Myesthenia Gravis walk raises $21,000

    ELMHURST – The fourth annual Strides Against MG Walk in Elmhurst raised $21,000 to help support people battling myasthenia gravis.
    June 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Master Gardeners to lend expertise at Lombard library

    LOMBARD – People who would like a free gardening consultation can visit the Helen Plum Library to connect with a Master Gardener from 6:30 to 8 p.m. J ...
    June 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Letter: New library best way to serve Lombard

    To the Editor:The following my intent to clarify and correct some of the information appearing on so ...
    June 20, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Metra train strikes, kills man in Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Police Department is investigating a June 19 incident in which a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train, according to a c ...
    June 21, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • Summerfest returns to Villa Park: 8 photos

    The village came out June 17 for the opening night of Villa Park's annual Summerfest celebration. ...
    June 20, 2016 - 8:37 am
  • Lombard Cruise Nights gets concerts rolling

    LOMBARD – Lombard’s Cruise Nights and Summer Concerts series will kick off the 18th anniversary season June 11 in downtown Lombard with a lineup that ...
    June 17, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Student-run Waterleaf dining room, Culinary Market open for summer

    The student-run Waterleaf Dining Room and Culinary Market at College of DuPage both opened for the summer term this week.
    June 20, 2016 - 8:40 am
  • High school softball: State title 'feels amazing' for Montini

    EAST PEORIA – Montini’s newest championship tradition featured something familiar.The coach of the B ...
    June 17, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Elmhurst American Legion still facing financial woes

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst American Legion is still struggling to achieve financial stability, and despite a surge of support from residents at the end o ...
    June 20, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Helton: Thank you for another tremendous school year at District 88

    On May 22, I had the honor of watching members of the class of 2016 from our two high schools – Addison Trail and Willowbrook – walk across the stage ...
    June 16, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital hires new chief nurse

    DOWNERS GROVE – A longtime hospital nursing leader will take over as the chief nurse at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital later this month, according t ...
    June 16, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Dissenting DuPage County Board members say vote to re-name Convalescent Center rushed

    A divided DuPage County Board approved a measure naming the county's Convalescent Center in honor of a former board member and circuit court judge.
    June 16, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Letter: County Board members shouldn't have pensions

    To the Editor:Recently, the Illinois Assembly unanimously passed Senate Bill 2701 that would prohibi ...
    June 16, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Downers Grove, Wheaton program to reveal how to enhance curb appeal

    A program on how to subtly and dramatically enhance your home’s curb appeal will be presented in Downers Grove and Wheaton this month.
    June 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • DuPage County heroin battle inflamed by spread of deadlier fentanyl, officials say

    For years, officials and professionals across DuPage have devoted attention, resources and public awareness efforts toward combating the county's grow ...
    June 16, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Healthy Lombard expanding Flat Apple summer program

    LOMBARD – The Healthy Lombard Foundation Board has redesigned the Summer Flat Apple Program to include participation by more of the foundation’s partn ...
    June 15, 2016 - 1:04 pm
  • DuPage County continues consolidation by eliminating Naperville lighting district

    The DuPage County Board has officially axed another government body in its quest for consolidation.T ...
    June 15, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • Downers Grove, Lombard Highland Avenue repairs to begins

    DOWNERS GROVE – Lane closures and repair work on the I-88 ramp to Highland Avenue began to morning of June 15 and will continue the next two weekends, ...
    June 16, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Willowbrook alumnus earns Eagle Scout status

    OAKBROOK TERRACE – Willowbrook High School alumnus Daniel McEllin of Oakbrook Terrace, a member of the Class of 2016, recently earned Eagle Scout stat ...
    June 14, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Villa Park senior struck, killed by car in parking lot

    VILLA PARK – The Villa Park Police Department is investigating an incident in which a 92-year-old Villa Park resident was struck and killed by a vehic ...
    June 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • 'Ernie & Me:' Longtime DuPage County resident reflects on Chicago Cubs fandom in new memoir

    Through good times and bad, sports fans have typically had one true ally in their ups and downs – each another.
    June 14, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • DuPage County to offer latex paint recycling

    WOODRIDGE – DuPage County will offer a latex paint recycling program at its Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility.
    June 14, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Bensenville school recycling project competing for playground

    BENSENVILLE – Zion-Concord Lutheran School in Bensenville is competing to win a playground made from recycled oral care waste through the Recycled Pla ...
    June 13, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Retiring District 89 superintendent reflects on accomplishments

    Emily Tammaru knows she will have some big shoes to fill when she takes over on July 1 as superintendent for Community Consolidated School District 89 ...
    June 14, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Mary Martinez of Villa Park celebrates milestone birthday

    VILLA PARKMore than 100 friends and family members of Mary Martinez of Villa Park celebrated her 90t ...
    June 13, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Summer takes over Elmhurst's Flight 112 Gallery

    ELMHURST – There’s a new art exhibit at Flight 112 gallery showcasing work by different artists and celebrating the colors of summer.
    June 13, 2016 - 2:43 pm
  • Glenbard Parent Series to present first summer event

    The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present the "Empathy Advantage: The Real/Hidden/Overlooked Secret to Kids' Success" with ...
    June 13, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • ​Ross: Beat the heat and prevent heat stroke

    During the very hot summer weather, it’s important to recognize the signs of heat stroke, a condition in which your body is unable to regulate its tem ...
    June 13, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • High school softball: Montini wins title in first state appearance

    PEORIA – Football, wrestling and girls basketball now have company in the Montini trophy case.Traili ...
    June 12, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • Elmhurst unveils Explore Elmhurst Trolley, summer sweepstakes contest

    ELMHURST – The Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley is back. The maiden voyage of the free trolley that ...
    June 13, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • High school softball: Montini moves into state title game

    PEORIA – Montini's softball team was already guaranteed the program's first state trophy when it clinched a state berth on June 6.
    June 10, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • Elmhurst Knights of Columbus prepare for classic car show

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Knights of Columbus is gearing up for a classic car show in support of non-profit Soles 4 Souls.
    June 10, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • High school softball: State berth a special moment for Montini seniors

    ROSEMONT – Montini senior Amy Bukovsky was a reserve for the 2015 third-place girls basketball team that concluded a six-season run of state trophies.
    June 9, 2016 - 8:11 pm
  • 4 file, 2 challenged for DuPage County Democrat ballot positions

    Two of the four Democrats slated to fill vacant spaces on the DuPage County ballot will be challenged by the DuPage Election Commission.
    June 10, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • High school baseball and softball: Downers Grove South, Montini, Lemont effected by state semifinal schedule changes

    The first major heat wave of the year will impact the high school baseball and softball teams competing in the state finals this weekend.
    June 9, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • DuPagePads planning career fair for public and homeless clients alike

    Although DuPage County has one of the lowest jobless rates in the state, many still struggle with under-employment and unemployment.
    June 9, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Glenbard East's best season culminates with third place trophy

    NAPERVILLE – Goalkeeper Sierra Dana made amends for an uncharacteristic blunder with a brilliant save on a Division I recruit.
    June 9, 2016 - 1:20 pm
  • Elmhurst Mariano's sells for $25 million 5 years after opening

    ELMHURST – The Mariano's Fresh Market that opened in 2013 in Elmhurst has been sold for about $25 million to a private venture.
    June 9, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Elmhurst American Legion to host veteran's appreciation motorcycle ride

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst American Legion is hosting a motorcycle ride for people who wish to recognize and support veterans for their contribution to t ...
    June 8, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Letter: Bill would seriously hurt local school districts

    To the Editor:Pending this week in Springfield is a bill that seeks to alter the way our schools are ...
    June 8, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • Willowbrook, Addison Trail graduates create Chicago Cubs media presence

    LOMBARD – Two graduates of School District 88 have parlayed their passion for the Cubs into a media venture. They are Michael Allen, who attended Will ...
    June 8, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Craft ale fest nears in Lombard

    LOMBARD – It’s time to mark calendars for the Lombard Ale Fest, returning from 1 to 5 p.m. June 11 to Lilacia Park.
    June 7, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Blind customers turned away by McDonald's, lawsuit claims

    OAK BROOK – A blind man from Louisiana recently filed a class action lawsuit against McDonald's Corporation for not providing drive-thru accommodation ...
    June 7, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Downers Grove Park District begins 2016 summer concert series at Fishel Park

    DOWNERS GROVE – Those looking to enjoy some live music and a nice evening outdoors need look no further than the annual Downers Grove Park District Su ...
    June 6, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • After Hours Film Society to hold 'Monty Python & The Holy Grail' fundraiser

    DOWNERS GROVE – The After Hours Film Society will hold a special quote-along/sing-along version of the classic comedy "Monty Python & The Holy Grail" ...
    June 6, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Business owners jumpstart fundraising for Elmhurst performing arts center

    ELMHURST – In an effort to help build a performing arts center in Elmhurst, local business owners and residents Doug and Cindy Peterson made a donatio ...
    June 6, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • High school sports roundup: Glenbard East's Patrick Mikel earns all-state track medal

    Patrick Mikel became Glenbard East’s first state medalist since Jack Peters in 2014 as the senior placed fifth with a time of 48.86 seconds in the fin ...
    June 4, 2016 - 1:21 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Glenbard East defies odds to make state finals

    ROMEOVILLE – Like it has been throughout its entire existence, Glenbard East’s girls soccer team was an underdog at the Class 3A Lewis University supe ...
    June 3, 2016 - 4:34 pm
  • DuPage County sales tax drops after Water Commission moves towards autonomy

    DuPage County residents will enjoy a drop in their sales taxes starting June 1 after the DuPage Water Commission has officially moved into revenue aut ...
    June 6, 2016 - 7:38 am
  • Patriot Assault Bike Challenge returns to Elmhurst for five-year anniversary

    ELMHURST – The streets will be overtaken by cyclists this weekend when the fifth annual Patriot Assault Bike Challenge returns to Elmhurst.
    June 4, 2016 - 7:37 am
  • Art Institute chapter plans tour of Gold Pyramid House

    The Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago, whose 350 members represent 30 suburban communities, plans an Illinois ex ...
    June 2, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Marklund to close resale store in Wood Dale

    WOOD DALE – Marklund, a nonprofit organization that serves children and adults with profound developmental disabilities, will close its Wood Dale resa ...
    June 2, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Farmers Market, Block to Block kick-off the summer season

    ELMHURST – It’s nearly summer and that means it’s time to enjoy the long days and outdoor activities.
    June 2, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Redhouse Bar & Grill a welcome newcomer in Downers Grove: Mystery Diner

    DOWNERS GROVE – The name on the outside says Redhouse Bar & Grill, and the way my companion and I were treated on a recent dinner excursion was nothin ...
    June 7, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • York High School principal Diana Smith retires, remembered for community activism

    ELMHURST – For York High School Principal Diana Smith, retirement is not the end of her career as an educator, but the beginning of a new chapter of h ...
    June 3, 2016 - 7:14 am
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