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  • College of DuPage attorney: Investigation, prosecution for Breuder closed meeting leak

    The College of DuPage and its attorneys are investigating the source of the leak of an audio recording of a closed meeting regarding a contract extens ...
    NEW: July 30, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Villa Park marks end of Ramadan with Eid Fest

    VILLA PARK – Islamic Circle of North America hosted the fifth annual Eid Fest from July 24 through 26 in Villa Park, featuring carnival rides, food, f ...
    July 30, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Civil War re-enactors flock to Lombard for annual event

    LOMBARD – U.S. history came to life July 25 and 26 at Lombard's fifth annual Civil War Reenactment organized by the Lombard Historical Society.
    July 30, 2015 - 5:16 pm
  • DuPage Health Department: West Nile present in mosquitoes, but keep playing outside

    The DuPage County Health Department is monitoring the small number of West Nile virus cases it has seen this year in mosquitoes.
    July 30, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Addison police: Freight train strikes semi at Grace Street crossing

    ADDISON – A freight train collided with a semitrailer carrying mail early July 30 in Addison, according to an Addison Police Department news release.
    July 30, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Lombard's Helen Plum Library encourages parents to read to toddlers

    LOMBARD – Twin sisters Elodie and Amelia Giganti are the first to complete Helen Plum Library's 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge, according t ...
    July 29, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Illinois state pension headed to U.S. Supreme Court?

    SPRINGFIELD — Attorney General Lisa Madigan is considering an appeal of the state high court’s May decision that tossed out the state’s 2013 Pension R ...
    July 29, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • NutriFit program challenges Addison employees to take charge of health

    ADDISON – The results are in and Cathy Leman, owner of Glen Ellyn-based NutriFit, couldn’t be prouder of the employees at Domtar in Addison.
    July 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Aubree Schuett steps down as IC Catholic girls basketball coach

    ELMHURST – IC Catholic announced that girls basketball coach Aubree Schuett is stepping down to take an administrative position in the St. Charles sch ...
    July 29, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Reports: College of DuPage's Breuder requested double amount of severance package

    GLEN ELLYN – Anonymously released tapes show College of DuPage President Robert Breuder's controversial buyout package was nearly twice as much and hi ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Police Reports: Lombard for July 24

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Lots of sports options for athletes looking to specialize

    Athletes who decide to specialize in one sport have plenty of options to choose from. Club and AAU teams not only offer top-notch competition, but als ...
    July 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 8 photos: DuPage County Fair offers family fun

    WHEATON – The DuPage County Fair returned for the 61st year from July 22 to 26, and with it came fun for the whole family.
    July 29, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • McGuire: Cutting services can carry a high cost

    When people trapped by domestic violence come to Family Shelter Service, they find a lot more than they expect. That's because we are not an isolated ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Forest preserve's new leader is Oak Brook public works director

    After years of absent or temporary leadership, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has announced its new executive director after a unanimou ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:26 pm
  • Illinois state employees get another win in pay dispute

    SPRINGFIELD — State employees can keep getting their regular paychecks for the near future, another state court has ruled.
    July 28, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Lombard police: Man found dead after he barricaded himself in apartment

    LOMBARD – A 32-year-old man who had barricaded himself in an apartment July 28 was found dead inside after police managed to gain entry, according to ...
    July 28, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Alleged Lombard Hobby Lobby burglar faces additional charges

    LOMBARD – A Florida man previously convicted of stealing $2 million worth of merchandise from Toys R Us now faces more charges in DuPage County and ha ...
    July 27, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Attorney general: College of DuPage violated Open Meetings Act with Breuder contract extension

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees violated the Open Meetings Act when it approved a 2011 contract extension for President Robert Breuder, accord ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Metra expands, adjusts service for Lollapalooza weekend rush

    Metra is adjusting its train schedules to Chicago to accommodate the thousands of passengers that are expected to attend Lollapalooza, according to a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Christen Press goal leads Chicago Red Stars against Washington Spirit

    GERMANTOWN, Md. – The National Women's Soccer League-leading Chicago Red Stars nearly handed third-place Washington Spirit its first home defeat of th ...
    July 27, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Our view: Take steps to avoid contracting West Nile virus

    It seems the buzz surrounding the West Nile virus in Illinois quiets more every summer.That’s not a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • 4 photos: Germanfest returns to Sacred Heart for 48th year

    LOMBARD – From bratwurst to sauerkraut to strudel, there was no shortage of German fare for guests to try at Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s 48th annua ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • 5 photos: Residents flock to Villa Park Kiwanis Summer Concerts

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park residents of all ages came out July 22 to support the Kiwanis Club and enjoy free music and beautiful weather.
    July 27, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Montini grads join million-dollar scholarship club

    Montini Catholic High School graduates Anastacia Mesina (from left) of Lombard and Albert Holler of Villa Park are recognized for receiving more than ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:06 am
  • Judge issues $2M bond for man charged in Addison heroin overdose death

    ADDISON – A Bellwood man is being held on a $2 million bond set July 25 after he allegedly sold heroin to an Addison woman who later died of an overdo ...
    July 30, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Elmhurst Extreme 10U baseball team caps season with title

    ELMHURST – A solid regular season got even better for the Elmhurst Extreme 10U baseball team in the playoffs.
    July 26, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Illinois Tollway, IDOT, DuPage County announce opening of new I-290, Illinois Route 390 interchange

    ITASCA – DuPage County residents will soon have a more manageable commute to O'Hare International Airport.
    July 27, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • Old-fashioned fun continues through July 26 at DuPage County Fair

    WHEATON – The DuPage County Fair kicked off its annual festivities July 22, which will feature a lineup of family-friendly fare through July 26 at the ...
    July 23, 2015 - 8:10 pm
  • Red Stars strike late for win against Boston Breakers

    BOSTON – The Chicago Red Stars maintained their first place ranking in the National Women's Soccer League table on July 22 earning three points on the ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Red Stars fans welcome home World Cup heroes

    LISLE – A whirlwind for four members of the U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team continued July 18.The ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • College of DuPage trustees, accreditation reviewers discuss board dysfunction

    The division of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees was clear as accreditation reviewers discussed the subject with trustees earlier this week.
    July 23, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Simler: Meals and volunteers needed this summer at DuPagePads shelters

    DuPagePads provides meals, overnight housing and safety 365 nights a year to families and individuals who are homeless, but summer is where we are mos ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars look to maintain momentum of Women's World Cup win

    LISLE – The United States returned to the pinnacle of women’s soccer by winning the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Vancouver earlier in July.
    July 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Beacon Hill couple celebrates granddaughter’s success in WNBA

    LOMBARD – Not many people in the Chicago area are big fans of the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. But Bob and Petrina Moore, residents of Lombard’s Beacon Hill ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Humanitarian Service Project calls on DuPage County volunteers

    The Humanitarian Service Project is in need of local volunteers to deliver groceries to marginalized senior citizens.
    July 21, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Police Reports: Lombard for July 17

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    July 21, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Villa Park residents, officials continue efforts to make Mama Squash Market a reality

    VILLA PARK – A group of residents, with help from village officials, are working together to bring a cooperative grocery store to Villa Park late next ...
    July 20, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • York Township celebrates veteran's birthday

    York Township Supervisor John W. Valle (from left) celebrates with Diane DeGrazio and her father, World War II veteran Ed Topol, on Topol's 93rd birth ...
    July 20, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Retired Addison public works director leaves behind legacy

    ADDISON – It’s not the daily grind, but the personal relationships, that Mitch Patterson, former Addison public works director, will miss the most. Pa ...
    July 20, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Bensenville man transported to hospital after Elmhurst crash

    ELMHURST – A two-car crash early July 16 at Route 83 and North Avenue in Elmhurst sent one person to the hospital and briefly closed the two roadways, ...
    July 18, 2015 - 6:00 am
  • College of DuPage accreditation review rescheduled

    A review of the College of DuPage's accreditation will move forward next week after the Higher Learning Commission postponed a trip to the school last ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Lombard Pride Committee talks timing of new summer event at first meeting

    LOMBARD – The recently formed Lombard Pride Committee met for the first time July 9 at Village Hall, taking the first steps in planning next year's ne ...
    July 17, 2015 - 7:10 pm
  • College of DuPage board mulls spending policy changes

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees may take steps to change certain spending policies.All three ...
    July 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Breen's Breuder Rule passes House

    LOMBARD – A community college reform bill that includes state Rep. Peter Breen’s, R-Lombard, Breuder Rule passed the Illinois House on July 9.
    July 17, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Heat advisory in place for July 18 for Cook, DuPage, Will counties

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 18 for several area counties, including Cook, DuPage and ...
    July 17, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • Pitching performances a highlight for Glenbard East baseball during summer season

    ELMHURST – Throwing strikes and pitching to contact are both gospel that many baseball coaches preach, but not every pitcher is able to take advantage ...
    July 17, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Willowbrook baseball players stay busy during summer months

    VILLA PARK – There are so many familiar faces around Willowbrook baseball this summer it’s almost as if the varsity team just kept playing after the s ...
    July 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Icebox Derby encourages girls to be STEM savvy

    For Shannon Hansen, Patricia Mata and Mackenna Clayton, it's about learning to stay calm, cool, confident and collected during a heated competition.
    July 16, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • With code violations addressed, DuPage fair prepares for opening day

    WHEATON – The DuPage County Fair's organizers have long said the fairgrounds would be ready by summer, despite more than 600 building code violations ...
    July 20, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Nazareth tops Rams to advance to Lawler Classic regional final, LT bounced by OPRF

    RIVER FOREST – Winning isn't the priority of summer baseball, but once the Phil Lawler Classic kicks off, that starts to change.
    July 15, 2015 - 7:40 pm
  • Lombard Children's Theater Workshop lets kids get creative at camp

    LOMBARD – Mae Hoffmann (from left) and Sienna Tripp, both 5, of Lombard, attend the Lombard Children's Theater Workshop Summer Camp, held June 29 to J ...
    July 15, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Police Reports: Lombard for July 10

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    July 15, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Morton plays Willowbrook in Phil Lawler Classic baseball tournament: 7 photos

    Morton plays summer baseball with Willowbrook in Villa Park on Monday, July 13, 2015. ...
    July 15, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Reeder: High court case could end 'fair share' fees

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case last week that has union bosses worried. Very worried.I ...
    July 15, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • DuPage County State's Attorney: $200,000 bond for ex-con accused of Lombard Hobby Lobby burglary

    LOMBARD – A Florida man once convicted of stealing $2 million worth of goods from Toys R Us has been charged with stealing from a Lombard Hobby Lobby, ...
    July 15, 2015 - 1:58 pm
  • Illinois Comptroller: July 15 payroll will go out

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois employees will receive their regular paychecks for the July 15 pay date, Comptroller Leslie Munger, R-Lincolnshire, announced J ...
    July 14, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Lombard fire causes more than $45,000 in damage to home

    LOMBARD – No one was injured in a fire that was reported at about 5:35 a.m. July 10 in Lombard, according to a village news release.
    July 13, 2015 - 5:51 pm
  • Villa Park welcomes Sal's Beverage World to old Bakers Square site

    VILLA PARK – The owner of Sal's Beverage World says business is good at the family-run company's newly opened fourth location in Villa Park.
    July 13, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • 2015 Miss Addison hopes to help community in new role

    ADDISON – Tracy Ibeling has overcome a lot in her life, but the 20-year-old never thought she’d have the title of Miss Addison. However, at the June 2 ...
    July 13, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • DeVry University among top schools for business degrees for veterans

    DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management was recognized by Military Times in its annual Best for Vets: Business Schools 2015 ranking, D ...
    July 13, 2015 - 1:54 pm
  • Report: Watchdog says records may indicate 'pay-to-play' at College of DuPage

    A local watchdog group is questioning whether College of DuPage engaged in “pay-to-play” politics in relation to projects funded by the school's $168 ...
    July 11, 2015 - 1:11 pm
  • Third member of alleged heroin trafficking ring involving Addison man sentenced to 20 years

    A third member of an alleged drug trafficking ring has been sentenced to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, according to a news relea ...
    July 15, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • Illinois House passes stopgap spending plan

    SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats on July 9 passed a stopgap budget to pay for limited July operations, including a month of state payroll.
    July 10, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Lombard begins development of bike plan with residents' help

    LOMBARD – Lombard residents are helping the village with its Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan by providing feedback about existing paths and areas that mig ...
    July 12, 2015 - 6:47 pm
  • Lombard Pride Committee's first meeting: 5 photos

    Members of the newly formed Lombard Pride Committee meet for the first time in village hall on Thursday, July 9, 2015 to plan a future community festi ...
    July 10, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Summer camps in full swing for AT, Glenbard East, Montini football

    Football summer camps and practices are right around the midway point, and the early forms of teams are starting to take shape.
    July 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Sacred Heart in Lombard to host 48th Germanfest

    LOMBARD – Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host its 48th annual Germanfest with carnival rides and homemade German food July 16 to 19 in the downtown ...
    July 9, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Our view: College of DuPage wise to consider big changes at Waterleaf

    Were you pleased to hear that your tax dollars and students’ tuition payments were used to fund more than $530,000 in annual losses for Waterleaf Rest ...
    July 9, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner challenges Democrats

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on July 8 essentially told legislative Democrats to just do it.If th ...
    July 9, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • McGuire: Advocates help break the cycle of violence

    Ten-year-old Aaron didn’t know why he wet the bed at night; but he was terrified of what his father would do if he found out. 
    July 9, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Lombard firefighters receive award for baby delivery

    LOMBARD – Everything happened so fast for Joanna Koppang that she wasn’t able to properly thank the six Lombard firefighters who safely delivered her ...
    July 8, 2015 - 3:33 pm
  • Most Illinois state workers to go unpaid

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger plans to appeal a  judge’s ruling that state employees who work during a no-budget shutdown can be pa ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:04 am
  • Reeder: State workers need to bear share of cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – The way Illinois has handled negotiations with the largest union representing state workers has always been political.
    July 7, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Illinois Attorney General, Comptroller meet in court

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Attorney General’s and Comptroller’s Offices met in court the morning of July 7 in an attempt to find out how much the stat ...
    July 7, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Lombard man charged with burglarizing, damaging Burr Ridge mansion

    BURR RIDGE – A Lombard man has been charged with residential burglary and criminal damage to property of over $300 after allegedly trespassing and usi ...
    July 8, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • DuPage County Sheriff: Lombard man wanted on multiple felony charges

    LOMBARD – The July 6 DuPage County Sheriff's Office Manhunt Monday pick of the week is wanted out of Lombard on multiple felony charges, according to ...
    July 7, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Roselle man head-butts Metra conductor in Bensenville, breaks his nose

    WHEATON – A Roselle man was charged with aggravated battery to a transit employee after allegedly head-butting a Metra conductor July 6, according to ...
    July 7, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Illinois residents pawns in a giant state chess game

    The mighty struggle underway over the Illinois state budget is eerily similar to the game of chess. The comparison is both apt and sad.
    July 7, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Police Reports: Lombard for July 3

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    July 6, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Dispute over Illinois state payroll rolls on

    SPRINGFIELD — The question of whether the state can pay employees during a no-budget shutdown became political football July 2. 
    July 6, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Resurfacing to begin at St. Charles Road, Grace Street in Lombard

    LOMBARD – Resurfacing work on St. Charles Road and Grace Street in Lombard will begin July 6, weather permitting, according to a village news release.
    July 6, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Lombard man sentenced to 5 years for illegally shipping guns to Philippines

    A U.S. District judge sentenced Edwin Makasiar, 44, of Lombard, to 60 months in federal prison for illegally shipping more than two dozen firearms to ...
    July 4, 2015 - 3:45 pm
  • Gbur: Successful partnerships keep communities healthy

    During these tenuous financial times, there is one thing that we can celebrate and feel great about. Over the last 40 years, Illinois park districts h ...
    July 3, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Oakbrook Terrace Police: Driver charged after man seriously injured in hit-and-run

    OAKBROOK TERRACE – A Melrose Park man has been charged with multiple offenses after a hit-and-run crash July 2 in Oakbrook Terrace.
    July 6, 2015 - 1:36 pm
  • Addison Rock 'n Wheels continues with special night for troops

    ADDISON – Addison's weekly Rock 'n Wheels summer series continued June 25 with Salute the Troops Night.
    July 3, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Gymnastics leads Warriors’ spring highlights

    VILLA PARK – Willowbrook had a strong spring season in a number of different sports. Before looking ahead to fall sports in August, it’s time to look ...
    July 6, 2015 - 1:37 pm
  • State track medals among spring sports highlights for Montini

    LOMBARD – Now that it’s summer school is out, but there is still time to look back on the spring sports season before looking ahead to fall sports in ...
    July 3, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Volleyball playoff run among spring highlights for Rams

    LOMBARD – With summer break in full swing there’s one last chance to look back at the spring sports season. Glenbard East had a number of memorable mo ...
    July 3, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Villa Park to celebrate Fourth of July with parade

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park VFW Post 2801 will host its annual Independence Day Parade at noon July 4.Th ...
    July 3, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Despite Taste of Lombard cancellation, fireworks to return to Madison Meadow

    LOMBARD – Madison Meadow Park in Lombard is not filled with the familiar carnival rides, food vendor tents and musical performers that residents are u ...
    July 2, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • College of DuPage ex-trustee files complaint against Clean Slate for alleged campaign violation

    A former College of DuPage trustee has filed a complaint alleging the committee for a slate of former Board of Trustees candidates failed to report a ...
    July 6, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Lombard police to conduct roadside checks for Independence Day holiday

    LOMBARD – The Lombard Police Department will conduct roadside safety checkpoints on July 3 as part of a statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campa ...
    July 2, 2015 - 7:01 pm
  • Report: College of DuPage's Breuder spent more than $100,000 in foundation money

    College of DuPage President Robert Breuder spent more than $102,000 of the College of DuPage Foundation's money from 2010 to 2014, according to a Chic ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Glenbard East graduate signs international hoops contract

    Following a four-year career at Wofford, which included back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, Glenbard East graduate Lee Skinner is ready to embar ...
    July 2, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Fourth of July fireworks roundup for Chicago suburbs

    Celebrating the Fourth of July calls for parades, barbecues, food and fun.But most of all, Independe ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Palmisano: District 45 seeks input on future plans

    School District 45 welcomes all stakeholders to participate in the process of building the future of our students. The District 45 Board of Education ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:16 am
  • Police Reports: Lombard for June 26

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    July 1, 2015 - 8:10 pm
  • Lombard seeks public feedback to develop bike plan

    LOMBARD – The village of Lombard is gathering public input to help in the development of its first village-wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, according ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:38 pm
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