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  • College of DuPage cancels evening classes in response to bomb threat

    The College of DuPage canceled evening classes Oct. 5 after receiving a bomb threat, according to a post on the college's website.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • At Ditka’s, it’s all about da meat: Mystery Diner

    OAKBROOK TERRACE – It’s turning to fall, and the cooling temperatures seem to grant us permission to indulge in heavier meals, rich with the flavors o ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 7:04 pm
  • Fired College of DuPage administrators drop appeal

    Two fired financial administrators for the College of DuPage will be dropping their termination appeal against the school – but may be filing suit aga ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 6:18 pm
  • Four finalists named in Illinois state auditor general search

    SPRINGFIELD — The list of candidates to become Illinois’ auditor general has been narrowed to four.T ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Lombard church partners with Habitat for Humanity

    Oct. 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • The Drake Oak Brook checks into future of hospitality

    A hotel whose register listed Prince Charles and Frank Sinatra among guests is back in business thanks to a west suburban couple who saw a bright futu ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Glenbard Township High School District 87 students named to scholarship program

    GLEN ELLYN – Twenty-six Glenbard Township High School District 87 students have been named commended students in the National Merit Scholarship progra ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • High school football: Late score lifts Willowbrook against Morton

    BERWYN – Sophomore Jack Jessen's 1-yard touchdown run with just 20.9 seconds left finished a wild back-and-forth second half battle as Willowbrook fou ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • Police Reports: Lombard for Oct. 2

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • High school football: Hinsdale South win against Addison Trails puts Hornets in lead of conference race

    DARIEN – Robert Hall had a pair of first-quarter touchdown receptions, Marcus Curry had two third-quarter scoring runs, and Jon Gorney had a pick-six ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • High school football: Glenbard East falls in shootout showdown against South Elgin

    LOMBARD – Looking for a fifth win that would move it one step closer to a coveted playoff berth, Glenbard East's football found itself in a shootout a ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Celebrities receive Lombard woman's handmade wallets at Emmy Awards

    LOMBARD – Lombard resident Ashley Humberstone feels honored that an actress from her favorite TV show, HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” owns one of her handma ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Suburban Life recognizes Best Under 40 award winners

    WOODRIDGE – Suburban Life Media honored a dozen young professionals Sept. 30 during its annual Best Under 40 awards banquet at the Seven Bridges Golf ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 6:50 pm
  • Villa Park library events to offer job-related resources

    VILLA PARK – The Villa Park Public Library is hosting a series of upcoming events that will provide job-related resources to residents.
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Bensenville woman fights for ALS cure in honor of late husband

    BENSENVILLE – Even after he was diagnosed with ALS in 2009, Bensenville resident Eric Queyquep always had a smile on his face and continued to crack j ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • High school girls volleyball: Sarah Rose the motor for York volleyball

    ELMHURST – Big hitters in volleyball attract a lot of the attention, but it's players like Sarah Rose who literally set up a lot of that success.
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • Lombard introduces camera as part of manhole maintenance program

    LOMBARD – The Lombard Public Works Department kicked off a new program this week to assess the condition of manholes in the village using a digital ca ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Community Consolidated School District 89 to conduct superintendent forum

    GLEN ELLYN – The Community Consolidated School District 89 Board has initiated its search for a new superintendent to replace Superintendent John Perd ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Bald eagle being treated at Willowbrook Wildlife Center dies

    GLEN ELLYN – An injured American bald eagle being treated at DuPage County Forest Preserve District's Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn died o ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • State Sen. Cullerton to host annual districtwide job fair

    VILLA PARK – State Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, will join with local chambers of commerce and the Illinois Department of Employment Security to h ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Illinois state museums, Sparta shooting fields will close despite pause in layoffs

    SPRINGFIELD -- A pause in state layoffs won’t stop the planned closures of the state’s museum system nor its shooting facilities near Sparta, Gov. Bru ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Salt Creek School District 48 begins strategic planning process

    VILLA PARK – Board of Education members, administrators, teachers, parents and students began the task this month of setting the goals and laying the ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Secretary of state not sending out renewal reminders to drivers

    SPRINGFIELD — The lack of a state budget soon will start to be felt by more people, namely Illinois drivers.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Community rallies to support reopening Buffalo Theater Ensemble at College of DuPage

    Members of the College of DuPage and the District 502 community are asking the school's Board of Trustees to reverse yet another decision by disgraced ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • College of DuPage passes 2016 budget filled with $7.5 million in cuts

    The College of DuPage will shave a few million dollars off of what college staff has called a "bloated budget" and will cut back on what it asks from ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Culver’s of Addison to host fundraiser to help girl in need of transplant

    ADDISON – Culver's of Addison will host a fundraiser and Be the Match bone marrow drive Sept. 29 to help a suburban girl in need of a potentially life ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Police Reports: Lombard for Sept. 25

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Wheaton resident joins District 89 school board

    Wheaton resident Haydee Nunez was appointed Sept. 12 to fill a vacant seat on the Community Consolidated School District 89 Board of Education.
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 8:25 am
  • State Rep. Conroy to host women's empowerment summit at Elmhurst College

    ELMHURST – In an effort to raise awareness about violence against women and sexual assaults on college campuses, state Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Montini has no trouble staying undefeated

    CHICAGO – Montini football stayed undefeated with a decisive win Friday night at the Kroc Center in Chicago.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Glenbard East picks up fourth win in romp

    WEST CHICAGO – Glenbard East responded to its first loss of the season in a positive way. The Rams ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • High school football: York running game, pass rush net win against Willowbrook

    VILLA PARK – After a tough schedule to start the season, York remained confident it could win games despite a 1-3 record.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Lombard, Villa Park to collect unwanted prescription drugs

    The villages of Lombard and Villa Park will collect unwanted or expired prescription drugs Sept. 26 as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's N ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Weekly Wrap: Champaign man charged with 1985 murder of girl near Glen Ellyn

    This week, a cold case from 1985 had a significant new development when, thanks to DNA evidence, a Champaign man was charged with the murder of a 15-y ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Maple Street Chapel group continues fire sprinkler fundraising efforts for historic Lombard church

    LOMBARD – Ken Bohl, facilities director of the Maple Street Chapel Preservation Society, knows that if a fire started at the 145-year-old wooden chape ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Illinois House hears first details of Emanuel plan

    SPRINGFIELD — Sept. 24 marked another day of activity but little visible movement in the state Capitol.
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Addison plays host to regional World Series of Bricklaying event

    ADDISON – Bricklayers and masons competed Sept. 18 in the Illinois regional event of the World Series of Bricklaying in Addison to advance to the worl ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • IDOT begins Highland Avenue project in Lombard

    LOMBARD – The Illinois Department of Transportation has begun grinding work on Highland Avenue from 13th to 20th streets, the village of Lombard annou ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • Live Coverage: Suburban Life High School Football Week 5

    Sept. 28, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard West-Lyons Township and Riverside Brookfield-Wheaton Academy highlight Week 5 games

    As high school football teams hit the halfway point on the regular season, conference races are starting to take shape and each game has added signifi ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • High school football: Montini still perfect but looking to improve

    LOMBARD – No teams have been able to stop Montini football so far and only thunderstorms could slow the Broncos down a little.
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Prep roundup: Ludwig, Ostrowski lead Glenbard East at girls golf tourney

    Grace Ludwig led the Rams with an 86 and Gillian Ostrowski shot a 92 to help Glenbard East’s girls golf team take third at its own 14-team invite Sept ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Addison Early Childhood Collaborative to host health resource fair

    ADDISON – The Addison Early Childhood Collaborative is sponsoring its fourth Addison Community Resource Fair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Indian ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • Easter Seals hosts annual fashion show

    VILLA PARK – Easter Seals DuPage and Fox Valley CEO and President Theresa Forthofer (from left) presents NBC 5 news anchor Dick Johnson with a gift Se ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • Lombard races for the cure

    Sept. 24, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • High school football: Jack Jessen gets the call in Willowbrook's impressive win

    DARIEN – Jack Jessen already had experience under the spotlight as a state-qualifying wrestler.So th ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard East looks to recover from disappointing loss

    CAROL STREAM – Mitch Luttrell and his Glenbard East football teammates owned the momentum over Glenbard North for nearly an entire day.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Family, friends happy with renaming College of DuPage building after local hero

    WHEATON – Amid the excitement and controversy of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees meeting Sept. 17 was a bit of celebration for a man who never ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Glenbard East's Allison Farrell has family help to get ready for next level

    LOMBARD – Allison Farrell’s dream was to play Big Ten volleyball and she knew she was going to have to switch from outside hitter to libero to reach t ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs stumps for college grant program

    SPRINGFIELD — State Treasurer Mike Frerichs is on the road in a push to get the General Assembly and the governor to restore funding for a need-based ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Beacon Hill in Lombard raises money for Alzheimer's Association

    LOMBARD – Beacon Hill Senior Living in Lombard recently raised more than $1,500 for the Alzheimer's Association.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Lombard resident smooches Stanley Cup

    LOMBARD – Lena Klemz of Lombard kisses the Stanley Cup on Sept. 16 in front of the Blackhawks Store in Oakbrook Center. She works in the mall and saw ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Illinois state puts employee layoffs on hold

    SPRINGFIELD — Layoffs of state unionized employees are on hold.Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • St. John's in Lombard to host annual Hoops for Hunger

    LOMBARD – St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Lombard will host its fourth annual Hoops for Hunger 3-on-3 basketball tournament and silent auctio ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Bulls/Sox Academy to host Columbus Day baseball, basketball camps

    GLEN ELLYN – The Bulls/Sox Academy will host Columbus Day Chicago Bulls and White Sox skills camps on Monday, October 12, at Ackerman Park in Glen Ell ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs "Breuder Bill" limiting severance pay for community college administrators

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill aimed at limiting future costly severance packages with community college employment contracts after ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Smoking in Illinois beer gardens off limits?

    SPRINGFIELD — Lighting up in an outdoor beer garden soon might get smokers ticketed.A committee of l ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Valle: Township governments play vital role in Illinois

    Over the years I have done a lot of research into the history of York Township and its government.In ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Med payments a mixed bag for Illinois state employees

    SPRINGFIELD — About 150,000 state employees, retirees or dependents are or soon will be stuck paying cash up-front for medical services, according to ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Payment to Illinois state employees’ medical providers may stop

    SPRINGFIELD — It’s cash up-front for many state employees needing medical services, or it likely soon will be.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Addison man pleads guilty to indecent solicitation

    ADDISON – An Addison man pleaded guilty Sept. 17 to indecent solicitation, a Class two felony, according to a Cook County State's Attorney's Office sp ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 5:12 pm
  • Owner of Mesa Birth in Lombard hopes to make childbearing easier on moms

    LOMBARD – Having a baby is a wonderful experience, but it can often be overwhelming and stressful for new mothers. Lombard resident Melissa Gonzalez h ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Montini Catholic remembers Johnny Weiger through memorial scholarship

    LOMBARD – Montini Catholic High School freshman Ian Kwit (center) of Elmhurst receives the second annual Johnathan Weiger "Johnny Always Wins" Memoria ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Police Reports: Lombard for Sept. 18

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • Bond set at $750,000 for Addison man accused of child pornography possession

    ADDISON – Bond for an Addison man accused of possessing child pornography has been set at $750,000, according to a DuPage County State's Attorney's Of ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Weekly Wrap: Sikh community gathers to condemn hate based crimes

    After being brutally beaten last week, Darien Sikh man Inderjit Singh Mukker returned to the spot where the alleged attack began to condemn the hate c ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • High school football: Willowbrook pushes past Hinsdale South

    DARIEN – Hinsdale South's football team received the opening kickoff on Sept. 19 and marched down the field for a touchdown.
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • Elmhurst chorus champions awareness through Lombard Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

    For the last five years, members of the Choral-Aires, an Elmhurst-based a cappella barbershop chorus, have participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Metra train strikes, kills pedestrian in Wheaton

    WHEATON – A pedestrian was struck and killed by an east-bound Metra train in Wheaton at about 9 p.m. on Sept. 18, according to media reports.
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • High school football: Glenbard East leading Glenbard North in suspended game

    CAROL STREAM – The Glenbard East-Glenbard North football game started two hours earlier than originally scheduled on Sept. 18, but it still couldn’t b ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • High school football: Games moved to Sept. 19 because of weather

    The stormy weather that rolled through the suburbs on Sept. 15 led to some football suffering delays and others being rescheduled.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Technology Center of DuPage to host expo to show off students' skills

    ADDISON – Ernesto Galvan, 17, can’t wait to practice his paramedic and EMT skills as his team responds to a two-car accident Sept. 19. The Glenbard So ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Villa Park welcomes fall with family fun at Oktoberfest

    VILLA PARK – Residents celebrated 36 years of family fun at Villa Park Parks and Recreation's annual Oktoberfest.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Lombard art show to benefit charities

    LOMBARD – Lombard Arts Coalition member Dalia Abdelaziz will host a solo art show Sept. 20 at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Art of relationships at heart of West Chicago production

    The latest offering by Glen Ellyn playwright Carl Zeitler explores interactions among couples, friends and family in "Relationships in Progress," a co ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • High school football: Impending weather forces schedule changes

    The weather forecast for Sept. 15 is impacting high school football.With impending thunderstorms exp ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 4:46 am
  • Live coverage: Suburban Life high school football Week 4

    Sept. 18, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • High school cross country: Plenty of potential for Glenbard East, Montini, Willowbrook girls

    The girls cross country state meet is always a competitive affair, and several local athletes could shine on the big stage later in the season.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • High school cross country: Glenbard East, Montini, Willowbrook boys set sights on postseason

    The road to the cross country state finals is traversed in three-mile segments in meets during the regular season. With competitors already off and ru ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Wheaton's Lorena Vaughn helping make changes for kids, nonprofits in DuPage

    Lorena Vaughn attended four different high schools because her family moved a lot. While it may have made for some rocky teen years, she says the expe ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 9:04 am
  • High school football: Glenbard East continues historic start to season

    LOMBARD – Glenbard East football is partying like it’s 1999.The Rams beat East Aurora 56-12 on Sept. ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • College of DuPage board voids President Robert Breuder's contract, cuts severance package

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees has voted to void the contract of its controverial president, making him an at-will employee subject to termin ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • High school football: West Suburban Silver clashes, Westmont-Lisle, Glenbard East-Glenbard North among big Week 4 games

    Nearing the halfway point of the regular season, Week 4 of the high school football season brings some key matchups.
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • High school football: Willowbrook searching for consistency on offense

    VILLA PARK – A large range of emotions were covered on both sidelines during the last play of the football game between Addison Trail and Willowbrook.
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • High school football: Montini riding high with three straight quality wins

    LOMBARD – Few football teams have played three games as difficult as Montini has so far, and the Broncos won all three.
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Kiwanis Club of Lombard to support kids through Peanut Days

    LOMBARD – Kiwanis Club of Lombard members will be stationed Sept. 24 through 26 throughout the village to sell peanuts to support their efforts to ser ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Law: Severance deals open to public

    The controversial severance package for College of DuPage President Robert Breuder has produced public outcry and a variety of reactions, and Gov. Bru ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Villa Park police charge man in battery, attempted robbery

    VILLA PARK – The Villa Park Police Department has charged a 19-year-old Elgin man in connection with a battery and attempted robbery that occurred Sep ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Police Reports: Lombard for Sept. 11

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • Elk Grove Village's Pritscher made herself an expert on both catering and caring

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE – As co-founder and chief communications officer for her company NuphorIQ, as well as the founder and CEO of her second company, Tha ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner says no to medical marijuana expansion

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration last week rejected efforts to expand by 11 the list of conditions for which marijuana can be prescrib ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • College of DuPage to vote on voiding Breuder contract, renaming Homeland Security Center

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees will take a vote on voiding the contract of embattled President Robert Breuder on Sept. 17, marking yet anothe ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • Lombard attic fire causes estimated $120,000 in damage

    LOMBARD – A fire in the attic of a home that injured a firefighter is estimated to have caused more than $120,000 in damage to the home's structure an ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Second human case of West Nile reported in DuPage County

    A Glen Ellyn woman in her 60s is the second person to be diagnosed with the West Nile virus this year in DuPage County, according to a Sept. 14 DuPage ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Addison residents compete in 33rd annual Chicago Triathlon

    ADDISON – Five Addison residents joined more than 9,000 elite, amateur and kid triathletes in the Aug. 29 and 30 Transamerica Chicago Triathlon, produ ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Easter Seals teams up with USA Network's “Playing House” to raise early screening awareness

    VILLA PARK – More than 1 million U.S. children begin kindergarten with an undiagnosed developmental delay, so Easter Seals has teamed up with producer ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Lombard to host blood drive in memory of 9/11

    LOMBARD – The village of Lombard urges residents to give blood in remembrance of those who gave it all in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Trial begins for pair accused of taking money from DuPage Forest Preserve District

    Almost three years to the day after they were formally charged, two of the three men who allegedly funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • U.S. Chamber: Illinois' lawsuit climate is terrible

    SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 10 said Illinois’ lawsuit climate is nearly the worst in the country.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Lombard Historical Commission seeks old railroad photos for Prairie Path project

    LOMBARD – Lombard’s Historical Commission wants to honor the history of the old Chicago, Aurora and Elgin Railroad, which is now the Prairie Path, and ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Weekly Wrap: More bad news for College of DuPage

    The College of DuPage is again in the news, and it's not good news for everyone. Two administrators were fired for questionable investment policies, a ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Sugar Creek Golf Course to celebrate 40th anniversary with open house

    The Sugar Creek Golf Course in Villa Park is turning the big 4-0.To celebrate the course's anniversa ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • High school football: Montini cruises past St. Rita for 3-0 start

    LOMBARD – A year ago Montini lost to St. Rita 21-0. This year they weren't going to repeat that performance.
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • High school football: Glenbard East 3-0 for first time in 16 years

    LOMBARD – Glenbard East is partying like it's 1999. The Rams beat East Aurora 56-12 on Friday night ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • High school football: Addison Trail beats Willowbrook on last second FG off upright

    VILLA PARK – A large range of emotions were covered on both sidelines during the last play of Friday night's Addison Trail at Willowbrook game.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Villa Park man stars in mystery spoof

    To get the entertainment ball rolling, a mystery spoof launches the 87th year of Theatre of Western Springs.
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Rain doesn't stop Addison's last 2015 Rock 'n Wheels celebration

    ADDISON – For the last time this summer, Addison residents gathered on the Village Green to enjoy some tunes and check out killer rides.
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Helen Plum Library in Lombard to look at building options

    LOMBARD – Helen Plum Library in Lombard is taking steps to figure out the best way to update its aging structure, built in 1963 with an addition from ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois Senate passes nearly $4B spending bill

    SPRINGFIELD — With entirely Democratic support, the state Senate on Sept. 9 passed a bill to fund human service providers, to let road money flow thro ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 2:14 pm
  • Live coverage: Suburban Life high school football Week 3

    Sept. 11, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Lombard church showcases Lebanese culture, cuisine at festival

    LOMBARD – From Sept. 4 through 6, Lombard residents experienced Lebanese food and entertainment at Our Lady of Lebanon Church's annual Lebanese Food F ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Proposed county budget calls for no property tax increase

    The DuPage County section of property tax levies will again stay flat, despite being in what county board Chairman Dan Cronin calls the “awkward posit ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • High school girls volleyball: Glenbard East, Montini, Willowbrook rebuilding after heavy senior losses

    The high school girls volleyball season culminates at the state finals Nov. 14, and teams from across the state harbor dreams of reaching Redbird Aren ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • High school football: Montini passes two tests, ready for third against St. Rita

    EAST ST. LOUIS – Many of Montini’s football players were able to sleep on the bus ride back from East St. Louis.
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • High school football: Glenbard East's Philip Abruzino to Zach Walsh connection leads to success

    LOMBARD – Philip Abruzino and Zach Walsh have been connecting on the football field for years, and those years of throwing the football around paid of ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 6:00 am
  • Prep roundup: Glenbard East soccer notches first win, Willowbrook wins conference opener

    Glenbard East’s boys soccer team picked up its first win of the season by beating Proviso West 4-2 on Sept. 5.
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lombard police to participate in Rail Safety Week

    LOMBARD – The Lombard Police Department will promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains during Illinois Rail Safety Week ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • High school football: Willowbrook picks up win before rivalry game vs. Addison Trail

    HILLSIDE – Willowbrook has been known for its offense in recent years, but its defense came up with a memorable performance in Week 2.
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Illinois comptroller: Finances bad and getting worse

    SPRINGFIELD — If nothing changes, Illinois will enter calendar year 2016 with about $8.5 billion in unpaid bills, the state comptroller said Sept. 9.
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • First human case of West Nile reported in DuPage County

    DuPage County has seen its first human case of the West Nile virus for 2015, according to a Sept. 10 news release from the county health department.
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Larson: Two-year property tax freeze would harm students

    A key centerpiece of the budget wrangling in Springfield focuses on the governor's proposal of a two-year freeze on property taxes. While advocating f ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Illinois GOP, Democrats keep butting heads

    SPRINGFIELD — Like many before it, a legislative hearing Sept. 8 on the impact of Illinois’ budget impasse included a good deal of blame-laying betwee ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • New flood maps could mean expensive flood insurance for Villa Park residents

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park resident Don Voight fears that he and others in his neighborhood will be forced to buy expensive flood insurance policies and ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 9:09 am
  • Police Reports: Lombard for Sept. 4

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • College of DuPage fires treasurer, controller after investment policy violations

    The College of DuPage has fired a pair of top administrators who came under board scrutiny for their investment policies after a buried internal audit ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Addison Mentor Program makes difference in students’ lives

    ADDISON – Being a teenager can be tough, and that’s why Addison Trail High School junior Reyna Vidales likes to have an adult at school whom she can t ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • College of DuPage near bottom of recent educational survey

    A recent study ranking more than 600 of the country's community college has rated the College of DuPage near the bottom.
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Illinois pot decriminalization bill flames out

    SPRINGFIELD — Small-amount marijuana possession remains a crime in Illinois. The recent choice by Ho ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 11:44 am
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    Sept. 8, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Illinois Dems fail to override bargaining bill veto

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