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  • Men charged with stealing Salvation Army bucket in Lombard

    LOMBARD – Bond was set Friday for two men accused of stealing a Salvation Army donation bucket from outside a Lombard business, according to a DuPage ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Culver's of Addison donates toys to young Elmhurst patients

    Elmhurst Hospital volunteer Lora Vega of Elmhurst (from left) accepts donated toys for the hospital's Pediatric Unit on Wednesday from the crew at Cul ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Balkan Bakery to open in downtown Lombard

    LOMBARD – While the temperature drops and the threat of snow grows, the idea of sitting outside in the sunshine on a warm summer day with a sweet past ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Rams searching for effort, answers after losses

    LOMBARD – For Glenbard East, it was two steps forward and then two steps back. After winning its fir ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm
  • Prep roundup: Glenbard East girls basketball notches first conference win

    A 40-24 win against West Aurora on Saturday gave Glenbard East’s girls basketball team its first win in the Upstate Eight Valley.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Verge sparking improved Warriors

    VILLA PARK – Willowbrook sophomore Alonzo Verge Jr. was one of two elite prospects that brought University of Illinois men’s basketball coach John Gro ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Elmhurst, Lombard area athletes set for college football bowl games

    College football’s postseason slate is all set, and a slew of athletes who played at area high schools will be suiting up for their college teams. Her ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Funeral Friday for longtime Hillside Police Chief George Kudrna

    Longtime Hillside Police Chief George Kudrna died Monday at age 77.A visitation will be held today f ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Valle: Giving back celebrates spirit of season

    The fellowship of family and friends and time-honored traditions all contribute to making Christmas special. However, the weeks leading up to Christma ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • Lombard D-44 welcomes new superintendent

    LOMBARD – A 28-year education veteran will be the new superintendent of Lombard Elementary School District 44 starting July 1, 2015, after the Board o ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • Custom Fit reopens at new downtown Lombard location

    LOMBARD – Fitness studio Custom Fit recently moved from one downtown Lombard address to another.The ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:50 pm
  • Police reports: Lombard for Dec. 12

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • District 88 mourns Board of Education member

    VILLA PARK – District 88 Board of Education member and Willowbrook High School alumnus Mark Johnson died Saturday with his family by his side after be ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:25 pm
  • Montini alumna thanks high school students

    LOMBARD – A Montini Catholic alumna Katy Laurinaits returned to her high school to thank students for their Golden Gobbler Food Drive and Adopt a Fami ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 1:46 pm
  • Villa Park celebrates 'joyful traditions' at holiday event

    Villa Park residents celebrated some favorite holiday traditions at the Chamber of Commerce’s Joyful Traditions!, featuring visits with Santa Claus an ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 1:17 pm
  • Lombard police take children on shopping spree

    LOMBARD – For the past 16 years, Sgt. Bud Marks of the Lombard Police Department has kicked off his holiday season the best way he knows how: the annu ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Wood Dale man sentenced to 24 years for sexual assault

    WOOD DALE – A 21-year-old Wood Dale man was sentenced Thursday to 24 years in prison for sexually abusing two girls, according to a news release from ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 1:39 pm
  • Brian Kern helps Hinsdale South outlast Willowbrook

    VILLA PARK – With University of Illinois men's basketball coach John Groce on hand to watch Barret Benson and Alonzo Verge Jr., Brian Kern stole the s ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • All-area football: Meet the 2014 selections from Addison, Elmhurst, Lombard and Villa Park

    The high school football season is officially in the books, which makes it the perfect time to honor the best players from local schools with our all- ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • Local master gardeners honored for volunteer work

    University of Illinois Extension of DuPage County master gardeners Barb DeCanio (from left), Wheaton; Pat Kosmach, Addison; Linda Kunesh, Carol Stream ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 6:51 pm
  • Sheriff charges Villa Park woman with felony drug possession

    VILLA PARK – A Villa Park woman was arrested Wednesday on a felony drug charge, according to a DuPage County Sheriff's Office news release.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Bulls/Sox Academy offering holiday basketball, baseball, softball camps

    LISLE – The Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle will be hosting Chicago Bulls Basketball Camps and Chicago White Sox Baseball Holiday Camps on Dec. 29 and 30 a ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Tree lighting brings Santa Claus to Addison

    ADDISON – Addison Village Hall was alive with holiday lights and the hustle and bustle of favorite Christmas activities during the village’s annual Ch ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 5:11 pm
  • Lombard lights up for the holidays

    LOMBARD – This year, Lombard merged two traditions by moving the village’s annual tree lighting to Lilacia Park during the ninth annual Jingle Bell Ju ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Flood Brothers makes preschooler honorary garbage man

    OAKBROOK TERRACE – After dressing up as a Flood Brothers truck for Halloween, a local preschooler received a special treat Nov. 25, when he served as ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • Police reports: Lombard for Dec. 5

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Palmisano: SB 16 would not have solved state funding woes

    If you're reading this article, you must be in the habit of scanning for something else to maintain your interest, so thank you for stopping here. And ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • Prep roundup: Willowbrook boys basketball splits West Suburban Gold games

    Willowbrook’s boys basketball team opened West Suburban Gold play with back-to-back games last weekend.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Glenbard East excels in UEC Valley debut

    LOMBARD – As far as making a good first impression, Glenbard East’s boys basketball team made a strong one in the Upstate Eight Valley.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 1:40 pm
  • Lutherbrook in Addison to host Christmas fundraiser

    ADDISON – A residential treatment center for children and teens who have experienced trauma will host its third annual fundraiser to help bring Christ ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 6:06 pm
  • Montini teacher wins University of St. Francis award

    LOMBARD – Montini Catholic High School teacher Christine McManus recently was awarded the University of St. Francis's Teacher of the Month Award.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Lombard updates snow plan to clear cul-de-sacs sooner

    LOMBARD – Recent changes to Lombard’s snow plan alter how some cul-de-sacs will be cleared and include new storage tanks that hold liquids for snow an ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 2:34 pm
  • Villa Park police respond to attempted burglary

    VILLA PARK – An attempted residential burglary was reported Monday in Villa Park, according to a Villa Park Police Department news release.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 6:17 pm
  • Villa Park man charged with DUI after crashing car into tree

    VILLA PARK – A Villa Park man was charged Dec. 5 with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol in relation to a Nov. 28 crash that injured tw ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 5:29 am
  • New DuPage County Board member voted in to replace late McBride

    The newest member of the DuPage County Board was voted into office Tuesday even as the board remembered the man she replaced.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 5:04 pm
  • Lombard to recycle residents' holiday lights

    LOMBARD – The village of Lombard will offer residents the opportunity to recycle their holiday lights and extension cords.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Lombard Citizen's Police Academy accepting applications

    LOMBARD – Applications for the Lombard Police Department's 25th Citizen's Police Academy are now available.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Lombard Toy Drive to bring Christmas to families in need

    LOMBARD – This holiday season, many children can expect to see piles of toys from Santa Claus underneath their tree when they wake up Christmas mornin ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:00 am
  • Sal's Beverage World to replace long-vacant Bakers Square in Villa Park

    VILLA PARK – After more than six years of driving by an empty building, passersby on Roosevelt Road in Villa Park will notice the vacant Bakers Square ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Elmhurst Chiefs teams celebrate trophy haul

    A pair of teams from the Elmhurst Chiefs youth hockey club got to savor some early season success in out-of-state tournaments.
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Boy dies in apparent accidental shooting near Villa Park

    A child involved in what appeared to be an accidental shooting near Villa Park has died, according to a DuPage County Sheriff's Office news release.
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 6:30 pm
  • Lombard Metra tunnel digging to begin Dec. 12

    LOMBARD – Commuters who use the Lombard Metra station are no strangers to construction at the station, but this month, crews will start digging the un ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 5:05 pm
  • Lombard church donates to York Township Food Pantry

    LOMBARD – On Monday, Lombard Christian Reform Church parishioner Ed Tameling delivered a carload of nonperishable food items and paper goods to York T ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Sheriff charges Villa Park man with child porn possession

    VILLA PARK – A Villa Park 20-year-old was charged Friday morning with four counts of possession of child pornography, according to a DuPage County She ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Boys basketball previews: Rams, Warriors off to improved starts

    The boys basketball season has already tipped off as teams competed in Thanksgiving tournaments. Here’s the early recap and outlook for Glenbard East, ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Lombard, Darien ballerinas to dance with Moscow Ballet

    Two local ballerinas will perform in Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" on Sunday.This is th ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 1:23 pm
  • Tradition holds for Broncos

    CHAMPAIGN – In what has become something of a tradition, Montini’s football team spent the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend at Memorial Stadium on the ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • Lombard taxes to increase in 2015

    LOMBARD – The average Lombard household will pay the village $3.11 more in taxes next year after the Lombard Village Board of Trustees approved a $8,7 ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 4:31 pm
  • Jingle Bell Jubilee to light up Lombard's Lilacia Park

    LOMBARD – For the ninth year in a row, Lombard will transform into a winter wonderland full of festivities for the annual Jingle Bell Jubilee on Satur ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 5:39 pm
  • Villa Park kicks off holidays with Joyful Traditions!

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park residents are invited to kick off the holiday season with Joyful Traditions!, sponsored by the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • Addison gets into holiday spirit for annual tree lighting

    ADDISON – Santa Claus is coming to Addison. He and his friends, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the R ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 5:45 pm
  • ‘Something special’ about state for Montini coach

    CHAMPAIGN – After coaching in an IHSA-record sixth straight state championship game Saturday, Montini’s Chris Andriano was asked if he would return ne ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Glenbard Parent Series to focus on stress

    The Glenbard Parent Series will present a lecture about stress relief and improving motivation, Glenbard Township High School District 87 announced in ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 6:48 pm
  • Bensenville police officer charged with stealing gas

    BENSENVILLE – A now-former Bensenville police officer has been charged with stealing gasoline from the village of Bensenville, according to a DuPage C ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 5:05 pm
  • Missing Villa Park woman found

    VILLA PARK – A Villa Park woman who was reported missing by her family has been found, according to a Villa Park Police Department news release.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Montini students volunteer throughout west suburbs

    LOMBARD – Montini Catholic High School sophomores visited service sites in the western suburbs during a Day of Service on Oct. 30.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Police reports: Lombard for Nov. 28

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Good as gold

    EVANSTON – Swimming has never been a high-profile sport at Willowbrook High School, but Kelly McNamara may be changing that.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • DuPage gets $70,000 donation for heroin overdose reversal drug program

    WHEATON – DuPage County's campaign to save the lives of overdosing heroin users got a financial boost during the Nov. 25 County Board meeting, when Ch ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • Glen Ellyn businesswoman is chairman's choice to fill DuPage District 4 vacancy

    A Glen Ellyn bussinesswoman has been tapped as the nominee to become the DuPage County Board's next member.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 6:21 pm
  • Carol Stream man receives 31 years for Oakbrook Terrace attempted murder

    A Carol Stream man was sentenced Tuesday to 31 years in prison for the attempted murder of his wife in Oakbrook Terrace, according to a DuPage County ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Nazareth’s Racki back on top

    CHAMPAIGN – The Gatorade bucket shower is nothing new for Nazareth football head coach Tim Racki.Fiv ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Helton: D-88 celebrates culture of giving

    At District 88, our students and staff have truly demonstrated that giving back is part of the district’s culture.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Addison church to host cookie walk, decoration sale

    ADDISON – All are welcome to get into the holiday spirit at St. Paul Lutheran Church's annual Cookie Walk and "Slightly Used but Never Abused" Christm ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • Lombard police to escort kids on shopping trip

    LOMBARD – A convoy of a dozen Lombard police squads will be heading to the Yorktown Target on Saturday for its annual Shop with a Cop program.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 1:32 pm
  • Lombard to consider medical marijuana dispensary after new year

    LOMBARD – Lombard Village Board discussion on a request for a conditional-use permit for a medical marijuana dispensary will be continued to the new y ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Crafters come out for Villa Park festival

    VILLA PARK – Crafts filled the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park from Nov. 20 through 23 for the annual Autumn Festival, an Arts and Crafts Affair.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Lombard Fire Department hosts annual Toy Drive

    LOMBARD – The Lombard Fire Department will again collect toys this holiday season to benefit local charities, according to a village news release.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • 3 generations connect at Lombard's Beacon Hill

    LOMBARD – Inside Beacon Hill, a retirement community in Lombard, sits a piano adorned with a plaque commemorating the woman who donated it to the faci ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • Girls basketball previews: Montini reloads, Glenbard East has returning talent

    The girls basketball season has tipped off with many teams playing in tournaments to start the campaign. Here’s the outlook for Glenbard East, Montini ...
    Nov. 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Girls basketball previews: Veteran York team hoping for success, IC looking for another deep run

    The girls basketball season has tipped off with many teams playing in tournaments to start the campaign. Here’s the outlook for Addison Trail, IC Cath ...
    Nov. 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve District lowers tax levy

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County voted to slightly decrease its tax levy Nov. 18, according to a district news release.
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Sacred Heart-Griffin knocks off Montini in state final again

    CHAMPAIGN – Leon Thornton III's 53-yard touchdown catch gave Montini a fast start, but it was all Sacred Heart-Griffin after that.
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 2:10 pm
  • Bensenville golf dome kicks off season under new leadership

    BENSENVILLE – With snow on the ground, winter is hardly the time of year for area golfers to play a round while they enjoy the lovely weather.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 3:36 pm
  • Lombard businesses hope for local support on Small Business Saturday

    LOMBARD – After the hustle and bustle of Black Friday ends, Lombard Town Centre hopes shoppers will ease their chain store-induced headaches by suppor ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Lombard, Glenbard East team up for pantry

    LOMBARD – The village of Lombard and Glenbard East High School again partnered this year to collect much-needed items for the York Township Food Pantr ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • Police reports: Lombard for Nov. 21

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:17 pm
  • Flowers: Celebrate family traditions this Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is about coming together as families, watching football games and enjoying food traditions.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:11 pm
  • Glenbard East tops South to finish 2-1 in D87 tournament

    GLEN ELLYN – Despite winning just five games last year, Glenbard East guard Jack Grigat thinks the Rams can surprise some teams this season.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Elmhurst Elks distribute Thanksgiving dinners

    ELMHURST – For the 20th year, dozens of volunteers assembled at the Elmhurst Elks Lodge to pack turkeys, jellied cranberries and pumpkin pies into box ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Elmhurst woman sues Wal-Mart after allegedly being injured at Villa Park store

    An Elmhurst woman is suing Wal-Mart after she claims a line of carts knocked her unconscious in the parking lot of its Villa Park location.
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 7:07 am
  • Our view: Shop Lombard on Small Business Saturday

    We often pass up our local merchants in lieu of national chain stores. Maybe it’s the lure of lower prices.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 8:29 am
  • Our view: Make moment last in stand against hatred

    It appears hatred may have inspired a person to smear anti-Semitic graffiti on a Lombard synagogue last month.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • Candidates compete for DuPage County Board seat

    Eight area political hopefuls are vying to become the newest member of the DuPage County Board.But i ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Lombard Woman's Club to hold Christmas program

    LOMBARD – The Lombard Woman's Club will host a luncheon Dec. 8 as a continued celebration of the club's 100th birthday.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 2:35 pm
  • Lombard to celebrate 9th annual Jingle Bell Jubilee

    LOMBARD – Several community organizations will usher in the holiday season Dec. 6 in Lombard’s historic downtown with the annual Jingle Bell Jubilee c ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:47 pm
  • Montini’s Golden Gobbler collects more than 3,000 food items

    LOMBARD – Montini Catholic High School students collected more than 3,000 nonperishable items for area food pantries during the 18th annual Golden Gob ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Villa Park celebrates Thanksgiving by giving back

    VILLA PARK – When 200 naval recruits pull up to the Elmhurst American Legion on Thanksgiving, they will be greeted by nearly 100 volunteers and more f ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Willowbrook's McNamara wins state 100-yard butterfly

    EVANSTON – Kelly McNamara, a Willowbrook senior representing the Addison Trail/Willowbrook co-op, won the 100-yard butterfly at the girls swimming sta ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 5:53 am
  • Montini rolls Geneseo to make sixth straight Class 5A title game

    LOMBARD – Going to state has become routine for Montini football, but that doesn't mean it has gotten old.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • All-area girls volleyball team

    The girls volleyball season wrapped up on Saturday with all four classes finishing up at Redbird Arena in Normal. That means its time to honor the bes ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • All-area volleyball MVP: Loftus a game changer for Montini

    LOMBARD – It doesn’t take long to notice that Monica Loftus stands out on a volleyball court. The 6- ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Views: Charity ball highlights Addison's generous spirit

    When I pulled into the Alta Villa Banquets parking lot in Addison, it was packed.This was the Mayor’ ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Hundreds support Addison charities at mayor's ball

    ADDISON – Thousands of dollars were raised for local charities at the Mayor’s Community Charity Ball on Saturday in Addison.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Attorney General investigates complaints against Lombard Commonwealth

    LOMBARD – The Illinois Attorney General is investigating two complaints about how funds were transferred from the former Lombard Jaycees to the newly ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Villa Park board votes down medical marijuana dispensary's zoning request

    VILLA PARK – An area near the 800 block of North Villa Avenue in Villa Park will not be rezoned to an M-1 light industrial district to allow a medical ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Valle: Give back to others this Thanksgiving

    As the seasons are changing and fall colors bring to mind the traditional Thanksgiving holiday, I have many fond memories of Thanksgiving holidays of ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Lombard recognizes 106 historic buildings

    LOMBARD – The village of Lombard’s Historical Commission completed the village’s first official historic survey of 106 significant buildings this year ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Police reports: Lombard for Nov. 14

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • McNamara makes way to state swimming in Evanston

    ELMHURST – Kelly McNamara will be the Addison Trail/Willowbrook swimming co-op’s lone representative at the state meet this weekend.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • Montini claims sixth straight semifinal berth

    WOODSTOCK – Immediately following Saturday’s Class 5A quarterfinal 23-13 win against Marian Central Catholic in Woodstock, Montini’s football team hud ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Check out upcoming events in Elmhurst, Lombard

    Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from the improv stars of iO Chicago appearing in Lombard to Bensenville’s Holiday ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Villa Park residents report attempted burglaries

    VILLA PARK – Two recent incidents involving a man posing as a village water department employee in order to gain access to a residence have been repor ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 6:59 am
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