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  • High school softball: Glenbard East wins playoff opener, Montini breezes into regional final

    Alivia Chuman was 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and two RBIs in a 6-2 win for Glenbard East's softball team against Glenbard West in a Class 4A ...
    May 27, 2016 - 8:12 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Montini's Emma Makowski, Gianna Salzbrunn medal at state meet

    Montini's Emma Makowski finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:16.23 and Gianna Salzbrunn took fourth in the 300 hurdles (45.20 seconds ...
    May 27, 2016 - 6:17 pm
  • Local performers to stage 'Little Shop of Horrors' musical in Western Springs

    The Theatre of Western Springs will cap its 88th season of Mainstage shows with the campy musical “Little Shop of Horrors” from June 2 to 12.
    May 27, 2016 - 7:57 pm
  • Larson: Growth mindset makes a difference

    A student's intrinsic motivation is what deeply impacts learning. We are discovering from research that a key driver that influences and impacts a stu ...
    May 27, 2016 - 3:04 pm
  • 'Vivian Maier Uncrated' to open at Park Art Center in Villa Park

    VILLA PARK – The rare educational photography exhibit, “Vivian Maier Uncrated,” will come into focus from June 3 to July 30 at the Park Art Center in ...
    May 27, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Glenbard East girls soccer wins first regional title

    Dana Plottke and Amanda Chlebek each scored a goal as Glenbard East’s girls soccer team topped Downers Grove North 2-0 on May 20 to win the first regi ...
    May 27, 2016 - 2:05 pm
  • Run the Ridge 5K to fight childhood obesity

    The Run the Ridge 5K Run and 1K Walk will welcome runners of all ages to come together to help battle childhood obesity June 4 in Burr Ridge. It will ...
    May 27, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • Elmhurst's Hops for Humanity looks to extend charitable reach

    ELMHURST – Hops for Humanity, a charitable organization that combines the joy of drinking beer with the satisfaction of helping the community, wants t ...
    May 27, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Women's Club of Addison highlights Honor Flight Chicago

    ADDISON – Honor Flight Chicago was the featured topic at a May meeting of the Women’s Club of Addison.
    May 26, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Technology Center of DuPage names executive director

    ADDISON – Starting July 1, Technology Center of DuPage and the DuPage Area Occupational Education System will welcome Michael Zimmerman of Crown Point ...
    May 26, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Downers Grove FISH Food Pantry receives 25,000-pound donation

    DOWNERS GROVE – When it comes to donations to a local food pantry, there’s no such thing as too much.
    May 25, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Superhero Hustle in Villa Park supports Easter Seals

    VILLA PARK – Family and friends supported local superheroes at the 13th annual Run for the Kids: Superhero Hustle 5K Run/2-Mile Walk on May 7 at Easte ...
    May 25, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Winning Powerball ticket sold in Lombard

    LOMBARD – People who recently bought a Powerball ticket in Lombard might want to check it right away. A Lombard store sold a $1 million winning ticket ...
    May 25, 2016 - 7:16 am
  • Valle: Americans find many ways to honor Memorial Day

    Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces of the United States of Ameri ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Helen Plum Library Board to put referendum on November ballot

    LOMBARD – At the Helen Plum Library Board meeting May 10, the board of trustees voted to put a referendum question on the November ballot asking for a ...
    May 23, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Elmhurst's Cilantro Taco Grill promises fresh food, grilled meat

    ELMHURST – With a fifth location now open in Elmhurst, the Morfin family business is seeking to become the area’s go-to restaurant for fresh grilled M ...
    May 24, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • High school baseball and softball: Glenbard East, Montini, Willowbrook, York ready for postseason play

    The first pitch of the softball and baseball playoffs for Class 3A and 4A schools will soon be delivered as teams from across the state aim to make a ...
    May 24, 2016 - 6:59 am
  • High school sports roundup: Glenbard East sends four to girls state track

    Cailyn Biegalski punched her ticket to state in two events and Glenbard East’s girls track and field team had two other state qualifiers at the Class ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:10 pm
  • Villa Park Library to offer yoga for babies, toddlers

    VILLA PARK – A fun, simple yoga session with your child is in store at the Villa Park Public Library. Presented by Elmhurst Yoga Shala, yoga sessions ...
    May 20, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • High school baseball: Glenbard East clinches conference title

    Glenbard East's baseball team suffered a 4-1 loss against South Elgin on May 18 as the Storm narrowed the gap in the Upstate Eight Valley race, but th ...
    May 20, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • BMO's Cheryle Wittert of Lombard honored for mentorship

    LOMBARD – Cheryle Wittert of Lombard has been recognized by the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners as this year’s re ...
    May 19, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • West Towns Chorus to shine in 'Knight to Remember'

    NAPERVILLE – The West Towns Chorus will perform at 3 p.m. May 22 at Wentz Hall in Naperville.The con ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Edward-Elmhurst Health inaugurates Lombard walk-in clinic

    ELMHURST – Edward-Elmhurst Health inaugurated a new walk-in clinic in Lombard with a May 3 ribbon cutting ceremony.
    May 18, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Culinary summer camps offered young teens at Technology Center of DuPage

    ADDISON – Starting in June, Technology Center of DuPage in Addison will host eight identical summer culinary camps for students who will be in grades ...
    May 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Calvary Church to serve community meal in Villa Park

    VILLA PARK – Calvary United Methodist Church will present its monthly “Third Thursday Community Meal and Speaker” on May 19 in Villa Park.
    May 18, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Lombard Park District makes garden plots available

    LOMBARD – For the first time in many years, the Lombard Park District has garden plots at Madison Meadow available for rent.
    May 17, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Blackwell Forest Preserve campground opens

    WARRENVILLE – A mini-vacation awaits right in DuPage County with a night spent under the stars at the family campground at Blackwell Forest Preserve i ...
    May 17, 2016 - 11:57 am
  • Oak Trace resident stays active by helping children with autism

    DOWNERS GROVE – At 87 years old, James “Rocky” Guzzaldo still finds a reason to get up and going at 5 a.m. each morning.
    May 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Kiwanis Club to stage Lombard house tour

    LOMBARD – The Kiwanis Club of Lombard will present its 12th annual “Over the Threshold … A Tour of Distinctive Lombard Homes” on May 20.
    May 16, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • High school girls soccer: York, Glenbard East, other area teams ready for postseason kickoff

    The road to girls soccer playoff glory ends at North Central College in Naperville, where teams from across the state in three classes will be vying f ...
    May 17, 2016 - 8:20 am
  • Willowbrook High School aide accused of having sex with student

    A teacher's aide at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student from Lombard at her residence in Bolingb ...
    May 14, 2016 - 7:36 am
  • High school badminton: York sends five to state tourney, Willowbrook sees Grace Chantos make state field

    ELMHURST – A stellar season for York’s badminton team got even better May 5.Hosting their own sectio ...
    May 13, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Bradford Real Estate aims for new Lombard grocery

    LOMBARD – Advancing the goal of key redevelopment in the community, the village of Lombard announced that Bradford Real Estate will pursue zoning and ...
    May 12, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Bill Karges given Villa Park Green Champion award

    VILLA PARK – The Green Champion award will be presented to Bill Karges by the Villa Park Environmental Concerns Commission at the May 9 village board ...
    May 12, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Old shoes to provide new opportunities in Lombard

    LOMBARD – A shoe collection drive will raise funds for the Healthy Lombard Foundation through June 14. Donations of new or gently worn shoes will be a ...
    May 12, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Roskam discusses heroin crisis with DuPage County Heroin Task Force

    ELMHURST – U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, held a round table meeting May 6 with DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and members of the DuPage ...
    May 12, 2016 - 1:04 pm
  • Elmhurst resident, business owner helps raise funds for Ray Graham Association

    ELMHURST – Even though he is passionate about food and creating enjoyable dining experiences, Elmhurst resident and business owner Tony Gambino wants ...
    May 11, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • College of DuPage selects Bensenville mentorship program

    BENSENVILLE – College of DuPage’s Teacher Preparation Program recently designated Project CARE in Bensenville as its program of choice, and will launc ...
    May 11, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Bensenville resident launches youth basketball program

    BENSENVILLE – Ashleigh Jackson of Bensenville has begun a fundraising campaign for the nonprofit youth basketball team she founded for boys and girls ...
    May 10, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Free wood chips offered DuPage County residents

    WEST CHICAGO – People can pick up free wood chips from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14 at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Native Plant Nursery ...
    May 10, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Art Museum exhibit explores connection between Playboy, architecture, Chicago

    ELMHURST – Architecture is not the first thing that comes to mind when talking about Playboy magazine, but a new exhibit at the Elmhurst Art Museum sh ...
    May 11, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Art@York May film is 'Youth'

    ELMHURST – The Art@York program continues in May with a screening of the comedy-drama "Youth."The fi ...
    May 9, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Art and fashion lecture to flavor Art Institute group's luncheon

    LOMBARD – A lunch and lecture will be offered at 11:30 a.m. May 11 by the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago at i ...
    May 9, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Walk-In Ministry partners with Elmhurst College to create a new look

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Walk-In Ministry partnered with an Elmhurst College graphic design class to create a new logo for its new name, the Elmhurst W ...
    May 9, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Glenbard East's Mikel, Hinton winners at track invite

    Patrick Mikel won the 400-meter dash in 49.37 seconds and Keegan Hinton captured the shot put title with a mark of 41 feet, 7 inches for Glenbard East ...
    May 6, 2016 - 10:09 am
  • Elmhurst resident, gym owner breaks burpees world record

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst resident and gym owner Nick Janowitz was tired of making excuses, so he decided to break a Guinness World Record by doing more tha ...
    May 8, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • High school softball: Poise a positive in pitching circle for York's Lauren Wojcik

    ELMHURST – Lauren Wojcik never pitched a varsity inning before this spring, but her prowess in the pitching circle might fool many who didn’t know tha ...
    May 5, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Women's Club of Addison raises funds for charity

    ADDISON – The recent "Lights! Camera! Action!" fundraising event by the Women’s Club of Addison was attended by 200 members and guests.
    May 5, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Lombard suspect leads police on hours-long chase, escapes

    LOMBARD – A person of interest in a drug overdose case led officers from three police departments on a multi-hour chase across the Eisenhower Expressw ...
    May 5, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Sen. Tom Cullerton passes measure to keep retired police dogs with officers

    VILLA PARK – Working to keep retired police dogs with their handlers, state Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, passed Senate Bill 3129, which creates t ...
    May 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Letter: Tax hike proposal circumvents Cook County's budget process

    To the editor:A 66 percent tax increase to Cook County’s special use gasoline and fuel tax has been ...
    May 4, 2016 - 6:17 pm
  • Letter: Bipartisan measures a needed step on road to state budget

    To the Editor:I joined my Senate colleagues on April 22 in unanimously approving two bipartisan meas ...
    May 4, 2016 - 6:18 pm
  • DuPage Senior Citizens Council receiving Meals on Wheels state funds – for now

    As the budget standoff continues in Springfield, nonprofits around the state continue to tread water financially.
    May 5, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Elmhurst District 205 Board President Shannon Ebner talks Focus 205, English curriculum

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Community Unit District 205 has been working on various initiatives to improve its operations and the experience offered to El ...
    May 4, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Pinkney: Families escape homelessness and find stable futures through SHIFT

    Emma never thought homelessness would be something she would experience. The married mother of two ...
    May 3, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Benefit at DuPage Airport to help Honor Flight Chicago soar

    WEST CHICAGO – The DuPage Veterans Foundation’s fifth annual fundraiser at DuPage Airport to benefit Honor Flight Chicago will unfold with fanfare fro ...
    May 3, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Clyde’s Donuts in Addison develops taste for sweet success

    ADDISON – It’s time to make more donuts. In a glaze of glory, Clyde’s Donuts in Addison has kicked off its new manufacturing space along with a new lo ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Larson: Adults must deliver consistent message opposing underage drinking

    Recently, Glenbard parent Doug Petit shared the heartbreaking story of his teenage son's death after attending an underage drinking party in the commu ...
    May 3, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • 'Dancing with the Starz' gala to help DuPage County seniors

    LOMBARD – The DuPage Senior Citizens Council’s fifth annual “Dancing with the Starz” benefit is heating up with celebrity dancers rehearsing their dan ...
    May 3, 2016 - 2:23 pm
  • Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra ends season with concert featuring special guest

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will soon close its season with a concert of friendship and spectacular music-making.
    May 3, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • St. Mary of Gostyn School to stage 'Oklahoma' at Montini Catholic High School

    LOMBARD – St. Mary of Gostyn School in Downers Grove will present the musical “Oklahoma!” from May 4 to 8 at Montini Catholic High School in Lombard.
    May 2, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • DuPage County announces $15M in highway, trail construction projects

    DuPage County has announced more than $15 million in highway and trail construction projects for 2016, according to a county news release.
    May 3, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Know Your Board: DuPage High School District 88 Board of Education

    There aren’t enough reporters in Illinois to cover all of the 7,000 units of government that exist in this state. In 2016, Suburban Life is going to s ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:28 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Glenbard East volleyball improves in conference play

    Ali Liljestrand scored midway through the first half and Dana Plotke scored on Elizabeth Toledo’s feed early in the second half to lead Glenbard East’ ...
    April 30, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Brittany Paganucci sets Glenbard East scoring record in win against Willowbrook

    LOMBARD – Brittany Paganucci has scored hat tricks many times in her illustrious soccer career at Glenbard East.
    April 29, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • DuPage Forest Preserve lecture, events to attract pollinators

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites residents to join its efforts to increase populations of butterflies, bees and other imperiled a ...
    April 29, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry unveils state-of-the-art facility

    ELMHURSTAfter nearly two years of fundraising efforts, the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry has a new ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • High school baseball: Big seventh inning lifts Glenbard East against Bartlett

    After splitting a doubleheader against Batavia on April 22, the Glenbard East's baseball team used a big seventh inning to defeat Bartlett 7-0 on Apri ...
    April 29, 2016 - 11:23 am
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