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  • Larson: Equity in AP is needed to adapt to changing economy

    The erosion of the middle class and the premium our economy places on highly skilled workers has placed a new mandate on public schools. First, school ...
    July 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Wheaton NHL player joins DuPage Animal Care and Control for Clear the Shelters event

    DuPage County Animal Care and Control will host a Clear the Shelters adoption event July 23 with the help of a Wheaton native turned NHL player, accor ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Elmhurst School District 205 hires new assistant superintendent

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board of Education confirmed that Mary Baum will be the next assistant superintendent for l ...
    July 21, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • DuPage, Cook counties under excessive heat warning

    DuPage and Cook counties are among many under an excessive heat warning today, facing heat index values as high as 115 degrees, according to the Natio ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:40 pm
  • DuPagePads receives DuPage Foundation grants

    Homeless nonprofit DuPagePads was one of 30 organizations that received grants June 22 during the DuPage Foundation's Spring Grant Awards Breakfast, a ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Elmhurst Cycling Classic returns July 22

    ELMHURST – For the fourth year in a row, the streets of Elmhurst will become a race track for professional cyclists from around the world.
    July 21, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • DuPage County forest preserve commissioner wants to garner support, funds for McKee House

    Forest Preserve District of DuPage County commissioner Tim Whelan wants to build support – and funds – for preserving the McKee House in the Churchill ...
    July 20, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • DuPage Unity in Diversity Memorial celebrates lives of slain Dallas officers

    LISLE – People from all backgrounds and walks of life gathered July 16 to celebrate diversity and the five police officers who were killed in Dallas, ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • DuPage County elections: One Democrat stays, one leaves ballot after challenge

    One local Democrat was recently kicked off the November ballot while another stood up to a challenge in front of the DuPage County Election Commission ...
    July 20, 2016 - 7:15 am
  • Letter: Cullerton's efforts help keep economy going

    To the editor:State Sen. Tom Cullerton understands the importance of completing transportation proje ...
    July 18, 2016 - 8:16 pm
  • DuPage County State’s Attorney launches military option for first-time offenders

    WHEATON – A new DuPage County initiative offers non violent first time offenders an opportunity to serve in the military to keep a conviction from bei ...
    July 19, 2016 - 7:23 am
  • Downers Grove financial advisor named to Million Dollar Round Table

    DOWNERS GROVE – A Downers Grove financial advisor has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table.
    July 18, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Future of McKee House remains unclear

    There are new efforts to preserve the McKee House in the Churchill Woods Forest Preserve even as Forest Preserve District of DuPage County staff have ...
    July 20, 2016 - 7:13 am
  • Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts discusses proposed facility

    ELMHURST – On July 13, board members of the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts presented their vision for a 30,000-square-foot facility during the or ...
    July 16, 2016 - 9:38 pm
  • Elmhurst History Museum hosts free Summer Spectacular event

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst History Museum is hosting a summer event with activities related to its current exhibition about Ron Popeil and his inventions ...
    July 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Hill Avenue bridge reconstruction to begin week of July 18

    Starting the week of July 18, the Hill Avenue bridge over the East Branch of the DuPage River will be closed as part of a reconstruction project.
    July 16, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • Pictures of the week July 8-14: 5 photos

    Check out some of the best shots by our photographers this week. ...
    July 15, 2016 - 7:47 am
  • Downers Grove designer talks "House Hunters Renovation" appearance

    DOWNERS GROVE – Some residents – particularly those who may have recently redone a room in their homes – may have recognized a familiar face on their ...
    July 14, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • DuPage County board, sheriff begin FY2017 budget talks 1 year after public fight

    The DuPage County board and Sheriff have begun their annual budget talks, and both sides are hoping it goes smoother than last year.
    July 14, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve to host Special Needs Adventure Day

    WARRENVILLE – Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will lead Special Needs Adventure Day on July 15.
    July 13, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • Downers Grove approves food truck pilot program

    DOWNERS GROVE – Village diners will soon see some new, more mobile options when looking for a bite to eat.
    July 13, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Glenbard Wastewater Authority receives awards

    The Glenbard Wastewater Authority recently received two distinguishable awards for its efforts during the 2015 calendar year.
    July 11, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Elmhurst College to hold graduate program information session

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst College School of Professional Studies will host a free information session July 14 on graduate programs.
    July 11, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Austin Kline, Brunswick Community College baseball make NJCAA World Series

    Austin Kline, a Hinsdale resident and 2014 Montini High School graduate, had one of his best baseball seasons ever this spring.
    July 10, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • Pro-Life Action League to demonstrate July 9 in Wheaton, Westmont, Villa Park

    The Pro-Life Action League will present its Face the Truth Tour on July 9 in Wheaton, Westmont and Villa Park.
    July 8, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • Alter Brewing Company hosting Hops for Humanity fundraiser July 11

    DOWNERS GROVE – Alter Brewing Company will hold a July 11 fundraiser for Elmhurst-based nonprofit Hops for Humanity on July 11, according to a news re ...
    July 8, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Elmhurst American Association of University Women seeking donations for annual sale

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst area branch of the American Association of University Women is collecting books and media for its annual sale.
    July 8, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Glenbard District 87 board approves incentive agreement for Mariano's development

    Glenbard Township High School District 87 Board of Education members recently approved a 10-year incentive agreement that will help bring a Mariano's ...
    July 8, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • DuPage County Stormwater Management releases residential flood-proofing guidebook

    DuPage County Stormwater Management has released a flood-proofing guidebook intended to help homeowners resolve common localized flooding issues, acco ...
    July 10, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • Downers Grove Area FISH Food Pantry contemplating move, may leave Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – A longtime local food pantry is asking the community to help it find a new, more accommodating home – one it hopes continues to be in ...
    July 8, 2016 - 7:02 am
  • Elmhurst College offering accelerated chiropractic doctorate degree

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College launched an accelerated chiropractic degree on June 24 in partnership with National University of Health Sciences.
    July 7, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve photo contest kicks off July 10

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will begin its "Take 5 Photo Contest" July 10, according to a news release from the district.
    July 6, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • High school softball: Suburban Life softball teams, players among state's best

    The western suburbs of Chicago have always been home to some of the best softball players in the state, and the 2016 was no different.
    July 6, 2016 - 5:13 pm
  • Elmhurst Art Museum's newest exhibit explores intersection of art, science in education

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Art Museum is hosting a new traveling exhibition that invites visitors of all ages to experience the intersection of art, science ...
    July 6, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Downers Grove natives find success with Chicago Combs

    DOWNERS GROVE – A pair of locals have found success by helping people keep their hair coiffed with products made in the U.S.
    July 11, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts hosts Patio Party fundraiser

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts' initiative to build a multi-stage venue in downtown Elmhurst is continuing with its first fundrais ...
    July 6, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Morton Arboretum launches 5-year, $63 million capital campaign

    The Morton Arboretum has launched a five-year, $63-million capital improvement campaign aimed at expanding its work and improving core facilities, acc ...
    July 7, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Attorney General: beware of scammers preying on storm-damaged homes, businesses

    ELMHURST – After severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on June 22, Attorney General Lisa Madigan warned residents in impacted areas to be alert for scamm ...
    July 5, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Downers Grove South's Caroline Hedgcock caps stellar career with best season yet

    DOWNERS GROVE – On the softball diamond, Caroline Hedgcock throws hard and she hits hard. Off the f ...
    July 8, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Glenbard students to receive iPads

    The 2016-17 school year marks the first year all Glenbard Township High School District 87 students will use an iPad for coursework.
    July 5, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Lombard Highland Avenue bridge closes for construction

    LOMBARD – The Highland Avenue bridge over Butterfield Road in Lombard will close July 6 and will not reopen until mid-August, according to DuPage Coun ...
    July 6, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Pinkney: Addison Children’s Center Addressing Early Learning Needs

    Meeting and anticipating residents’ needs is essential for communities to prosper. Some of Addison’s youngest residents are being prepared for success ...
    July 5, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Body found in Downers Grove pond morning of July 4

    DOWNERS GROVE – The body of what appeared to be an elderly man was pulled from a Downers Grove pond early July 4, according to a news release from the ...
    July 6, 2016 - 6:59 am
  • DuPage Election Commission recruiting judges for November election

    The DuPage Election Commission is recruiting judges to work the Nov. 8 General Election, according to a news release from the county.
    July 5, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Downers Grove Boy Scout groups to collect for vets during July 4 parade

    DOWNERS GROVE – While some participants in the Downers Grove Fourth of July parade will be giving away items, two Boy Scout troops actually will be ta ...
    July 1, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • DuPage, Cook County begin Fourth of July festivities

    A roundup of some of the best of what’s on tap for Independence Day celebrations all week will steer fireworks fans to multiple nighttime displays and ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:18 am
  • Pace revamps service in Lombard

    Pace announced that updates to its DuPage County bus service will better connect the county with the region as a whole.
    June 29, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Suburban Life all-area MVP Brittany Paganucci leads Glenbard East to the next level

    Brittany Paganucci has lived up to the number on her back. The Glenbard East forward was a transfor ...
    July 1, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Video: Rep. Ron Sandack appears on 'Daily Show'

    Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, appeared on the June 28 episode of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" during a segment about the Il ...
    June 30, 2016 - 6:42 am
  • Elmhurst College to host biennial Zoroastrian Games

    ELMHURST – The 15th biennial Zoroastrian Games, also known as Z Games, are coming to Elmhurst.From J ...
    June 29, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Accomplished Advocate Good Samaritan nurse executive to retire

    DOWNERS GROVE – People find their calling in a variety of ways.For Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital ...
    June 30, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County passes 2016-17 budget

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County approved a new budget featuring a decrease in spending and a number of initiatives for the 2016-17 fisca ...
    June 28, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Valle: Protocol determines U.S. flag etiquette

    In honor of our recent observation of Flag Day and of Independence Day on July 4, I would like to share with you some facts about our nation's flag.
    June 28, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn parade's Shopping Cart Brigade invites participants to join march

    People can pitch in to support the OneChurch Precision Shopping Cart Brigade returning to Glen Ellyn's Fourth of July Parade to collect nonperishable ...
    June 27, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Jeff Jendryk, Jacob Schmiegelt earn college volleyball postseason accolades from American Volleyball Coaches Association

    With the season over, several former standouts from high schools covered by Suburban Life Media earned men's volleyball postseason accolades at the co ...
    June 27, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • York High School student earns perfect ACT score

    ELMHURST – Mateo Sanchez isn’t sure yet where he’s going to college, but the soon-to-be senior at York Community High School will likely have his choi ...
    June 29, 2016 - 7:22 am
  • High school sports: Glenbard East soccer, Montini softball trophies head list of spring highlights

    The spring sports season included several phenomenal performances for athletes from Glenbard East, Montini and Willowbrook. Now is a perfect time to r ...
    June 24, 2016 - 4:33 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What would it take for you to switch political parties?
    I’m not loyal to any party
    A really good opposition candidate
    A dreadfully bad candidate from my party
    I’ll never switch parties