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  • Setback doesn’t sour Willowbrook’s season

    DOWNERS GROVE – Willowbrook’s boys basketball team had no answer for Downers Grove North’s quick start Wednesday night.
    March 5, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Police charge 3 in Lombard, Villa Park armed robberies

    Lombard and Villa Park police have charged three suspects in a series of armed robberies in the two villages, according to a Lombard news release.
    March 5, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Wejman: Springtime brings lilacs to Lombard

    As winter slowly melts away, the hope of spring becomes closer to reality. It’s almost time to put away the shovels, sleds and ice skates and bring ou ...
    March 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Glenbard District 87 approves $2M in facility upgrades

    The Glenbard Township High School District 87 Board of Education has voted to approve improvement projects at the high schools not to exceed $2.3 mill ...
    March 4, 2015 - 7:30 pm
  • Willis Griffin named Coach of the Month by BMO Harris Bank, Chicago Blackhawks

    CHICAGO – Willis Griffin recently got as close to NHL action as most will ever get.The Hinsdale Cent ...
    March 4, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Glenbard East's up and down season ends with regional loss

    HILLSIDE – So close, yet so far. In an ending that typified Glenbard East’s up-and-down season, the ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Police reports: Lombard for Feb. 27

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Foundation to host fundraiser to benefit students in districts 4, 45, 48, 88

    The Partnership for Inspired Education Foundation, which benefits students in Districts 45, 88, 4 and 48, will host its annual fundraiser March 15 at ...
    March 3, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • Villa Park Parks and Recreation plan to guide future projects, programs

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park Parks and Recreation is in the process of developing its very first Parks Master Plan, which will cover various topics affecti ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • County seeks funds for East Branch DuPage River flood plan

    DuPage County Stormwater Management hopes to receive federal grant money at the end of this year to fund projects designed to mitigate flooding in the ...
    March 2, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Montini wins title, Glenbard North third in state wrestling

    BLOOMINGTON – Another trip to the state finals, more hardware for the wrestling teams from Glenbard North and Montini.
    March 2, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Addison KinderCare director builds school in Dominican Republic

    ADDISON – Susan Barrons' recent mission to the Dominican Republic was all about helping increase access to education there. Now that she's back home, ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Addison Trail, Timothy Christian, York boys hoping for playoff hoops success

    The road to the state finals for Class 3A and 4A boys basketball teams starts with regional tournament games beginning Monday. Here’s the outlook for ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • Glenbard East, Willowbrook boys set for postseason

    The road to the state finals for Class 3A and 4A boys basketball teams starts with regional tournament games beginning Monday. Here’s the outlook for ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • Q&A: State Rep. Breen talks local ties, state plans

    LOMBARD – State Rep. Peter Breen, R-Lombard, is no stranger to public service. After leaving a lucra ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • COD Faculty Association: "Bad relationship" with Breuder led to no confidence vote

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Faculty Association has released details about its September vote on no confidence in college President Robert Breu ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Prep roundup: Six Montini wrestlers win state titles

    Montini’s wrestling team had a dominant showing at the Class 2A state meet during the weekend. Six Broncos won state titles and two more took home all ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Lombard

    THUMBS UP: “Strong” was the word Village President Keith Giagnorio used to describe the state of the village in his address Feb. 18. Highlights includ ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Rep. Conroy introduces bill to dissolve DuPage forest preserve board

    A new bill introduced to the state House of Representatives could spell the end of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Board of Commissioner ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • Willowbrook duo, Glenbard East's Johnson medal at state

    CHAMPAIGN – Matt Rowland might be sick of Isaiah White, and who could blame him? Rowland, a Willowbr ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Golden moment as Willowbrook boys win conference title

    VILLA PARK – Jake Bruns is well aware of the history he and his Willowbrook boys basketball teammates made Feb. 20.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Montini girls hang on against Glenbard South

    CHICAGO – Facing a talented, senior-dominated team resulted in a battle for survival for Montini. Th ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Snapshot: Robert Crown Center holds Happy to Be Me event

    HINSDALE – About 340 women and girls attended a lunch and speakers at the Happy to Be Me event held Saturday at The Carlisle, 435 E. Butterfield Road ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Willowbrook at Hinsdale Central boys basketball: 6 photos

    Hinsdale Central wins at home, 57-47 over Willowbrook on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 8:09 am
  • Hinsdale Central boys hold off Verge-less Willowbrook (video)

    HINSDALE – The boys basketball teams from Hinsdale Central and Willowbrook met Wednesday night in what could be a regional championship matchup in a l ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Lombard woman's nun figurines offer tribute to upbringing

    LOMBARD – It was the worst night of Gloria Casper’s life.On May 23, 1945, the 9-year old and her two ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • Police charge Villa Park man after finding heroin, cocaine in building

    VILLA PARK – A Villa Park man faces various drug charges after police found cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and marijuana in a building in the 200 block of E ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 6:11 am
  • Police reports: Lombard for Feb. 20

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 1:38 pm
  • College of DuPage's Waterleaf lost $536,000 in 2014

    GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage officials made a presentation Thursday to update the Board of Trustees on the financial standing of Waterleaf Restauran ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 8:09 pm
  • Three College of DuPage trustee candidates running on 'Clean Slate' platform

    Three candidates for the College of DuPage Board of Trustees are running on the "Clean Slate" platform, according to a news release from the group.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • District 45 to issue $7M in bonds for building work

    In order to fund facility projects across its schools, DuPage County School District 45 will issue $7 million in bonds by April 21.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 6:16 am
  • Bensenville pilots streetlights with new technology

    BENSENVILLE – The village of Bensenville has been selected by ComEd for a pilot program that will install about 400 smart LED streetlights across the ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Montini, Glenbard North, Hinsdale South wrestlers win state titles

    CHAMPAIGN – Adding to its already decorated wrestling program, six of seven Montini wrestlers won state championships over the weekend, giving the Bro ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • College of DuPage to freeze tuition rates

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees voted 5-1 to freeze tuition rates for the 2016 fiscal year.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Lombard village president: 'State of our village is strong'

    LOMBARD – With 2014 in the rearview mirror, Lombard held its State of the Village address Wednesday, providing Village President Keith Giagnorio and g ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • Villa Park vet named nation's best

    VILLA PARK – Pets Best Insurance Services has named Villa Park veterinarian Mary Felt the nation’s best veterinarian of 2014, according to a news rele ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Lombard Village Board sees trustee changes

    LOMBARD – One longtime trustee resigned from the Lombard VIllage Board of Trustees, while a new trustee was appointed to fill a vacancy at Thursday's ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Prep roundup: Montini wrestling sends 10 individuals to state

    Montini’s wrestling team had 10 wrestlers qualify for the Class 2A state tournament from Saturday’s Class 2A Antioch sectional.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Willowbrook close to striking Gold

    VILLA PARK – Willowbrook’s boys basketball team has won close games in seemingly every way this season.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Lombard

    THUMBS UP: The future looks bright as Lombard pioneers the next generation of streetlight technology. As part of a pilot program, ComEd will install 4 ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • College of DuPage officials respond to radio station fraud

    GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage officials have spoken publicly for the first time about alleged fraud at the school's radio station that resulted in th ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 6:56 am
  • Music comforts DuPage Convalescent residents

    WHEATON – Sometimes a song can make a world of difference.Residents of the DuPage County Convalescen ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 7:42 pm
  • Willowbrook's Jessen, Rowland dreaming of Champaign

    CAROL STREAM – Before he was even a high school student, Jack Jessen attended the state wrestling meet in Champaign and dreamed of being there himself ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • East’s Johnson has wrestling title in sights

    CAROL STREAM – D’Andre Johnson knows he only has one more shot to make his mark at the state wrestling meet.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Helton: Vision 20/20 aims to transform Illinois schools

    At District 88, our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement. As part of that mission, we continue to stay informed ab ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Letter: Vote 'no' on bill that gives nurses more license to presribe

    To the Editor:The physicians of the DuPage County Medical Society are greatly concerned about propos ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 9:01 am
  • Verge's 41 leads Willowbrook to high-scoring win against Proviso East

    VILLA PARK – There are eight teams in the NBA that average fewer points per game than WIllowbrook scored on Tuesday night.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Group charged with distributing DuPage fair funds may be next on consolidation chopping block

    The latest DuPage County consolidation effort may funnel some much-needed cash into the hands of the county fairgrounds.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • District 87 to host public forum on athletic code changes

    Glenbard Township High School District 87 will host a community forum next month to discuss changes to its athletic code.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 8:19 pm
  • Police reports: Lombard for Feb. 13

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • Bloomingdale man, Addison native looks to future after winning 'The Biggest Loser'

    Mission accomplished.That’s how Toma Dobrosavljevic feels about losing 171 pounds and winning season ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 6:16 am
  • Lombard streetlights get smart with ComEd

    LOMBARD – The village of Lombard has been selected by ComEd for a pilot program that will install about 400 smart LED streetlights across the village.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 6:20 am
  • Legislators respond to COD's Breuder buyout by proposing legislation, investigation

    Illinois Senate Democrats announced the formation of a new subcommittee to investigate executive compensation at public institutions in a news release ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Rauner orders consolidation task force led by DuPage's Sanguinetti, Cronin (with video)

    Government consolidation, DuPage style, may be coming to counties across the state.Gov. Bruce Rauner ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Lombard accelerates replacement of ash trees

    LOMBARD – Residents of the village of Lombard will start to see more ash trees coming down throughout the village, on both Lombard Park District and v ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • Villa Park breaks the ice for fishing derby

    VILLA PARK – The summer pastime of fishing leapt into winter on Saturday, when Villa Park Parks and Recreation hosted an ice fishing derby.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • Girls basketball playoff previews: Montini aims for repeat, Glenbard East and Willowbrook hope for upsets

    The Class 3A and 4A girls basketball playoffs tip off Monday. Montini looks to defend its title in Class 3A while Glenbard East and Willowbrook hope t ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Prep roundup: Finley, Lakes reach double figures for Glenbard East

    Mike Finley led Glenbard East’s boys basketball team with 13 points and Terrance Lakes scored 10, but it wasn’t enough as Neuqua Valley beat the Rams ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 6:00 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Lombard

    THUMBS UP: Lombard is advancing in its battle against the emerald ash borer. Last week, the Park District cut down 220 trees infected with the invasiv ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Valle: Township's partners help to fight hunger

    On behalf of everyone who benefits from our York Township Food Pantry and General Assistance Holiday Programs, I would like to express my gratitude to ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Police reports: Lombard for Feb. 6

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 1:50 pm
  • Measles exposure possible in Carol Stream, Bloomingdale

    CAROL STREAM – Potential exposure to measles may have occurred recently at three locations in Carol Stream and Bloomingdale.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • District 87 considering policy change on students bringing devices from home

    Glenbard Township High School District 87 is considering a policy change that would prevent students from bringing their own devices from home for in- ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 8:07 pm
  • Glenbard East names new principal

    LOMBARD – Glenbard East High School Assistant Principal for Instruction Shahe Bagdasarian will be the Lombard school's next principal.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Glen Ellyn trio charged with robberies in Wheaton, Lombard, Glen Ellyn and Carol Stream

    GLEN ELLYN – Three Glen Ellyn men have been charged in connection with several robberies around DuPage County, the state's attorney's office announced ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Rauner shares reform plans during Lombard visit

    LOMBARD – The village of Lombard was in the state spotlight Sunday when Gov. Bruce Rauner stopped by the Westin hotel to talk about his plans for Illi ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Willowbrook extends streak to 12 with comeback win against Morton

    VILLA PARK – During its 11-game winning streak, Willowbrook had won nine of those games on the road. They needed the home crowd Friday night to extend ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Lombard Scouts visit Suburban Life newsroom

    DOWNERS GROVE – A group of Cub Scouts visited the Suburban Life offices Friday in Downers Grove to learn how a newspaper is made.
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 4:50 pm
  • Villa Park resident, Lombard native brings comedic touch to Internet

    Pay attention and you're likely to catch multi-tasking comedian Matt Kissane of Villa Park pop up in radio bits and TV ads and on his long-running pod ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Lombard Village Board races to be uncontested

    LOMBARD – All Lombard Village Board of Trustees seats up for election in April will be uncontested, after two candidates dropped out of their respecti ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Shape of Addison highlights feats, future

    ADDISON – Addison leaders shared their agencies' 2014 accomplishments and 2015 plans at the village's seventh annual Shape of Addison town hall meetin ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Local RadioShack stores on closure list after bankruptcy filing

    Ten RadioShack stores in the western suburbs are slated for possible closure after the technology retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday, a ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Blazers bested by Verge, Willowbrook

    ADDISON – Before the weekend blizzard hit, Alonzo Verge Jr. continued to storm through West Suburban Gold foes.
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Willowbrook boys win weekend pair, run streak to 11 games

    ADDISON – Before the weekend blizzard hit,  Alonzo Verge Jr. continued to storm through West Suburban Gold foes.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Police reports: Lombard for Jan. 30

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • East, Willowbrook wrestlers prepare for postseason

    The high school wrestling state finals start Feb. 19, but first come regional meets Saturday. Here’s ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Six breakout players: Willowbrook's Verge, York's Thomas among new varsity standouts

    Each basketball season players graduate and leave openings for new players to step into the following year. Some varsity newcomers make an impact righ ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Prep roundup: Brasia, Hanson finish in double figures in Glenbard East win

    Brasia Solid scored 18 points and Allison Hansen added 12 points for Glenbard East’s girls basketball team in a 43-39 win against Waubonsie Valley on ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 6:00 am
  • Consolidation, heroin top DuPage County's legislative priorities

    Legislators in Springfield have a long to-do list over the next several months, including working on a new budget and the ever-increasing pension cost ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • Bloomingdale man, Addison native wins 'The Biggest Loser'

    Bloomingdale resident Toma Dobrosavljevic was the big winner on the Jan. 29 finale of the latest season of NBC's "The Biggest Loser."
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 2:14 pm
  • New sensation: NEDSRA creates room to help children with sensory needs

    Whether it's banging on a drum or engaging in a quiet, peaceful activity that's needed, the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association now has a ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 12:00 pm
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