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  • Business moves to new Villa Park location

    VILLA PARK – Because of SRT Outdoors’ success in Villa Park, the hunting and fishing retailer recently moved to a larger location in town.
    March 27, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • Lombard looks at ways to redevelop old DuPage Theatre site

    LOMBARD – New apartments might be the best bet for the redevelopment of the old DuPage Theatre property in downtown Lombard, according to the initial ...
    March 27, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Top 5 winter sports highlights for Lombard and Villa Park schools

    With boys basketball state titles handed out Saturday, the high school winter sports season is officially in the books.
    March 27, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Palmisano: Let's congratulate District 45's Key Contributors

    Springtime brings forth many things in School District 45 – warmer weather, sunshine, and happy students breaking out for spring break. In addition to ...
    March 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 40 years of neighborly care: People's Resource Center celebrates decades of service

    There are no simple, one-size-fits-all solutions to poverty.Food assistance, clothing, rent assistan ...
    March 26, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • Girls soccer previews: Glenbard East, Willowbrook rely on returners for success

    Spring is here and girls soccer teams have already hit the field for season openers. Here’s the outlook for what to expect from the local teams this s ...
    March 26, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Mayor, state rep visit Addison training facility

    ADDISON – Addison Mayor Rich Veenstra and state Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, recently toured the Symbol Training Institute in Addison.
    March 25, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Villa Park students design library cards

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park residents in need of a library card now have the option to choose from two award-winning designs in addition to the traditiona ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Police Reports: Lombard for March 20

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    March 27, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • DuPage Clerk: Tax rate increases low, home values stabilizing

    Though housing values dropped for the sixth consecutive year and property taxes ticked up across the county in 2014, DuPage seems to be emerging from ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Glenbard Hockey Club captures state championship

    CHICAGO – The headlines resonating from the Illinois high school hockey scene have long been dominated by the likes of New Trier and Loyola.
    March 24, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • College of DuPage remains indecisive on audit

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees took no action Thursday related to funding a state audit.
    March 23, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Former employee pleads guilty to stealing $500,000 from Villa Park mosque, school

    A past director of business and finance at the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park pleaded guilty Monday to stealing about $500,000 from his former emplo ...
    March 24, 2015 - 5:51 am
  • Winter delays Lombard underpass construction

    LOMBARD – Because of extreme winter weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances, the completion of Lombard's Metra underpass project has been dela ...
    March 23, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Glenbard Hockey Club wins quarterfinal: 9 photos

    The Glenbard Hockey Club wins their quarterfinal game with the Kings, 6-3, on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville.
    March 23, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • Early voting is open – meet all the local candidates

    March 22, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Snow to return to west suburbs for Monday commute

    Snow is anticipated in the west suburbs early Monday and through the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.
    March 23, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Lombard native embodies hope as gorilla in Chicago play

    LOMBARD – Lombard native Christian Castro, 34, has always been an animal lover. So it’s no surprise the actor is embracing the role of Ivan the gorill ...
    March 20, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Lombard offers teen learning opportunities

    LOMBARD – The village of Lombard and Lombard Fire Department are offering opportunities for local teens to learn more about their town.
    March 20, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Meet the all-area boys basketball team with players from Addison, Elmhurst, Lombard, Villa Park

    The boys basketball season finishes up with the Class 3A and 4A state finals on Saturday. That makes now the perfect time to honor the best players fr ...
    March 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • College of DuPage hires $250 per hour public relations firm

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees on Thursday approved hiring a Chicago-based public relations firm to help disseminate information ...
    March 20, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • DuPage County Board member Eckhoff charged with DUI

    WHEATON – Longtime DuPage County Board member and Wheaton resident Grant Eckhoff was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol earlier this ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Police Reports: Lombard for March 13

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    March 19, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Q&A: Glenbard East grad Lee Skinner helps send Wofford back to NCAA tourney

    Lee Skinner was a standout player at Glenbard East and has continued to put up big numbers in college with Wofford. After graduating from East, Skinne ...
    March 19, 2015 - 1:36 pm
  • Area products take part in NCAA basketball tournaments

    The NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments bring some of the best young athletes to the national stage. This year's tournaments have plenty of ...
    March 18, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • DuPage County Board approves flood plan

    The DuPage County Board voted to accept the East Branch DuPage River Watershed Resiliency Plan at its meeting March 10.
    March 18, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • Lombard foundation celebrates health

    LOMBARD – The Healthy Lombard Foundation's 2015 Healthy Lombard Fitness February Fair featured informational booths, demonstrations, raffle prizes and ...
    March 18, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Villa Park princesses, dads attend ball

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park princesses and their dads danced the night away Feb. 13 at Villa Park Parks and Recreation's sold-out Princess Ball.
    March 18, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Glenbard Hockey Club to play for Blackhawk Cup

    For the second consecutive year, and third time in the past four seasons, the Glenbard Hockey Club has advanced to the finals of the Blackhawks Cup in ...
    March 18, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Candidates address school day length, AP classes in D-87 forum

    GLEN ELLYN – Budget concerns and classroom initiatives were the focus of a candidate forum Saturday for candidates of the Glenbard Township High Schoo ...
    March 19, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • Lombard man sentenced to 10 years in Wheaton drive-by shooting

    A Lombard man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for firing a handgun at a Wheaton home and striking someone inside, according to a DuPage Co ...
    March 17, 2015 - 6:02 pm
  • DuPage sheriff searches for Villa Park woman wanted on drug charges

    VILLA PARK – The DuPage County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Villa Park woman wanted on possession of a controlled substance charges, according ...
    March 16, 2015 - 1:50 pm
  • Lombard Village Board adopts code amendments

    LOMBARD— The village of Lombard adopted three code amendments at its meeting March 5 to address the concerns of local businesses, according to a villa ...
    March 16, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • Lombard Vilage Board welcomes new member

    LOMBARD—Robyn Pike was sworn in as the Lombard Village Board of Trustees' new representative for District 5 at a meeting March 5.
    March 16, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Foundation offers funding for programs outside districts' budgets

    More than 60 girls from DuPage County School District 45 were able to join Girls on the Run, a national physical activity-based after-school program f ...
    March 13, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Meet the all-area girls basketball team with players from Elmhurst, Lombard, Villa Park

    The girls basketball season wrapped up over the weekend with the Class 3A and 4A state finals. Montini took third in 3A and is well represented on the ...
    March 13, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • College of DuPage chairwoman suggests banning alcohol reimbursements

    GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage Board of Trustees Chairwoman Erin Birt has suggested a policy to ban college officials from expensing alcohol, and has ...
    March 13, 2015 - 6:47 am
  • Fire causes $10,000 in damage to Lombard home

    LOMBARD – No one was injured in a fire Tuesday afternoon at a Lombard home, according to a village news release.
    March 12, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • Illinois Tollway looks to speed up suburban highways

    The Illinois Tollway is moving closer to increasing the speed limit on several area tollways from 55 to 60 mph, according to an Illinois Tollway news ...
    March 14, 2015 - 7:33 am
  • Broncos win big for third-place finish

    NORMAL – It wasn’t the game the Montini girls basketball team wanted to end the season with, but the Broncos did win their final game to send off seni ...
    March 12, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Lombard cyclist dies after being struck by train in Villa Park

    A 41-year-old Lombard man was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday evening after being struck by a train in Villa Park, according to a Villa Park Po ...
    March 12, 2015 - 9:50 am
  • Valle: Get the facts before eliminating townships

    At the annual meeting of the Town of York next month, the township will celebrate 165 years since the Constitution for the new Town of York was passed ...
    March 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Lombard for March 6

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    March 11, 2015 - 2:36 pm
  • Mail issues plague Lombard Road businesses

    LOMBARD – Several businesses in Lombard say they've experienced chronic poor mail delivery service for at least the past year and in many cases, longe ...
    March 11, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Chicago Blitz football team to host open house Thursday

    VILLA PARK – Fans can get an up close look at the area's very own football team when the Chicago Blitz hosts its Meet the Blitz Open House.
    March 10, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • Rauner's budget causes concern as child poverty levels in DuPage County rise (with video)

    Area nonprofits are closely watching the governor’s office and state legislature as they could face big cuts in state funding despite DuPage County’s ...
    March 15, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Glenbard Parent Series to focus on teen emotions

    The Glenbard Parent Series will host a presentation on teen emotions, Glenbard Township High School District 87 announced in a news release.
    March 9, 2015 - 7:58 pm
  • Local lawmakers decline to take state pension

    Four years ago, state Rep. Tom Morrison walked into a state office and announced he didn’t want a pension.
    March 9, 2015 - 3:05 pm
  • Roadwork, economic development highlight Villa Park village manager's address

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park held its State of the Village address Feb. 26, sharing its accomplishments of the past year and plans for 2015.
    March 9, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • NEDSRA athletes compete in basketball tournament

    ADDISON – Addison was the site of a youth wheelchair basketball tournament Feb. 28, hosted by Synergy Adaptive Athletics, an agency dedicated to adapt ...
    March 9, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Montini girls finish third in Class 3A basketball

    NORMAL – After a setback in a state semifinal game, Montini's girls basketball team responded in the best way possible.
    March 8, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Lombard family hopes to 'strike out' disease with bowling fundraiser (with video)

    LOMBARD – Coming to terms with the fact that her 5-year-old daughter could be in a wheelchair in a few years has been devastating for Lombard resident ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Lombard fitness studio celebrates anniversary

    LOMBARD – Lombard's Elite X Training is celebrating one year of offering classes and educational programs that are making people’s lives healthier.
    March 6, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Fire causes estimated $100,000 in damage to Lombard gun range

    LOMBARD – The source of a fire that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to Article II Range in Lombard on Friday morning remains under investigatio ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Broncos girls hoops gets back to finals to defend state title

    CHICAGO – The Montini girls basketball team’s return to Redbird Arena wouldn’t have been possible without a trey-mendous sectional final shooting perf ...
    March 6, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 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 6, 2015 - 12:26 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
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