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  • District 89 board selects new superintendent

    GLEN ELLYN – Emily Tammaru, assistant superintendent for learning at Community Consolidated School District 89, will become the district's new superin ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • Bensenville embraces spirit of giving

    BENSENVILLE – Hundreds of families from Bensenville are a little warmer after the village of Bensenville’s 45th annual Toy Drive and Rotary Coat Drive ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Metra BNSF line derails near Naperville station, no injuries reported

    NAPERVILLE – Metra has not yet determined whether the BNSF line derailment that caused delays during the Feb. 8 morning commute will affect afternoon ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:35 pm
  • Villa Park Public Library to seek feedback at open houses

    VILLA PARK – Requesting community input, the Villa Park Public Library Board of Trustees will offer two open houses Feb. 15, one from 1 to 3 p.m. and ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Morton's finishing kick against Willowbrook secures winning season

    VILLA PARK – It didn't come easy, but Morton's girls basketball team set a benchmark against Willowbrook on Feb. 5.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Funtime Junction offers flexible child care in Villa Park

    VILLA PARK – Parks and Recreation in Villa Park announces its Funtime Junction child care program is a one-of-a-kind resource for Villa Park and surro ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • High school wrestling: Postseason push starts for Glenbard East, Montini, York wrestlers

    After months of training and making weight, wrestlers are preparing to start on the path to the state finals. Here’s the outlook for wrestlers from Gl ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Chicago Public School takeover plan lives

    SPRINGFIELD — When the time comes, suburban and downstate Democrats will join him in his effort to have the state take control of Chicago’s debt-strap ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Lombard, Elmhurst firefighters battle garage fire

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Fire Department helped the Lombard Fire Department on Feb. 4 extinguish a large detached garage fire that was threatening neig ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Addison Trail's Kennedy O'Neill earns four sectional gymnastics berths

    Addison Trail’s Kennedy O’Neill finished second on beam (8.675), tied for second on uneven bars (8.55) and tied for third on floor (9.15) at the Genev ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Jewel-Osco opens new store in Bensenville

    BENSENVILLEThe village of Bensenville recently welcomed a new Jewel-Osco Fresh Market near the corne ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • DuPage Federation marks 20th anniversary

    LOMBARD – The DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform recently hosted its 20th anniversary celebration.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Willowbrook finishes strong for third straight win

    VILLA PARK – Winning a four-overtime game against rival Addison Trail was just the start for Willowbrook’s boys basketball team.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 6:29 pm
  • Elmhurst D-205: some special education students to stay at Field Elementary School

    ELMHURST – After an onslaught of public criticism, Elmhurst District 205 announced Jan. 26 that some of the special education programs at Field Elemen ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Ex-Prairie Grove cop indicted on official misconduct for on-duty DUI crash

    WOODSTOCK – The former Prairie Grove police officer accused of crashing his patrol SUV into a pole while drunk on duty has been charged with official ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces plan for private-public partnership for I-55 widening

    Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Feb. 4 a plan to add managed lanes to Interstate 55 through a private-public partnership.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • Illinois Comptroller: State debt spiraling

    SPRINGFIELD — Unless something changes soon, Illinois is heading $6.2 billion deeper into debt and taxpayers will remain on the hook, state Comptrolle ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • Blaze Pizza launches in Oakbrook Terrace

    OAKBROOK TERRACE – Blaze Pizza celebrated its opening in Oakbrook Terrace late last year.The restaur ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Q&A: York High School legendary track coach Joe Newton reflects on 55 years

    ELMHURST – This past fall was Joe Newton's 55th season as the head coach of the York High School cross country team.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Healthy Lombard seeks nominations, plans Fitness Fair

    LOMBARD – The Healthy Lombard Foundation is accepting nominations for its annual Health Heroes recognition, which honors individuals and, for the firs ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois can save $500M on purchases

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Feb. 2 urged a streamlining of procurement, or the way the state buys goods and services, saying it could save the ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Local organizations help children cope with illness

    To the editor:The mission of the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation is to provide comfort ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation prepares for 16th annual Chef Fest

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation will once again host more than 30 chefs at its annual culinary fundraising event.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • York High School poms dance team host dance camp

    ELMHURST – The York High School poms dance team is looking for kindergarteners through eighth graders who are interested in learning a dance routine.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Addison, Lombard, Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights students to stage Chekhov drama

    LOMBARD – Glenbard East Theatre invites the community to its production of “The Three Sisters,” Anton Chekhov’s drama about a Russian family in transi ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 4:34 pm
  • Addison Women's Club to present doctor's talk on breast cancer

    ADDISON – A physician will discuss breast cancer in a program offered by the Women’s Club of Addison at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in Addison Village Hall.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Illinois legislation aims to regulate cellphone surveillance

    SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers are moving to put some boundaries on police surveillance technology that can literally snatch the data from a person’s c ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Magic class to materialize in Villa Park

    VILLA PARK – A magic class for children ages 5 to 12 will be offered in February by Parks and Recreation in Villa Park.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Budget, higher education battles roll on

    SPRINGFIELD — Democratic lawmakers on Jan. 28 passed a measure they said will help university students and community colleges despite the lack of a bu ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Chiefs capture tournament title

    Jan. 31, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • Addison man sentenced to 12 years in prison on heroin charges

    ADDISON – An Addison man arrested during a large heroin bust was sentenced to 12 years in prison Jan. 29, according to media reports.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 6:45 pm
  • Elmhurst Clinic in Addison welcomes Dr. Ricardo Martinez

    ADDISON – After many years of private practice in Addison, Dr. Ricardo Martinez has joined Elmhurst Clinic.
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • York High School to screen morning announcements after LGBT censorship controversy

    ELMHURST – York High School staff recently developed and implemented a morning announcements screening system in response to a recent controversy surr ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Quilt Trunk Show to grace Villa Park Library

    VILLA PARK – Highlighting the ins and outs of quilt making, the Villa Park Public Library will present a Quilt Trunk Show from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 30.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Bensenville's new police building wins Project of the Year

    BENSENVILLE – The village of Bensenville’s new Police & Emergency Management Headquarters won the top honor in the rehabilitation category from the Co ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Glenbard East posts 2-1 record in grueling five-day stretch

    Playing three games in five days, Glenbard East's boys basketball team posted a 2-1 record, capped by a 59-57 win against Downers Grove North on Jan. ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 2:09 pm
  • Villa Park native serves at Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic

    VILLA PARKA 2006 Willowbrook High School graduate and Villa Park native is serving in the U.S. Navy ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner softens tone but stays with agenda

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner hammered away Jan. 27 on the need for fundamental change in the way Illinois operates, while Democratic leaders blamed ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Open houses set at St. Pius X Parish School in Lombard

    LOMBARD – St. Pius X Parish School in Lombard plans open houses for prospective families.The open ho ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Illinois Treasurer to invest $220 million to spur tech jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will invest more than $220 million in emerging technology companies over the next three years, state Treasurer Michael Frerichs ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:56 pm
  • Bootlegger's Bash to brew vintage fun in Lombard

    LOMBARD – Don’t be a sap and miss the second annual Bootlegger’s Bash presented by the Lombard Historical Society. The event will be held from 7 to 11 ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Illinois Democrats, Republicans to talk school aid, pensions

    SPRINGFIELD — State Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, dropped two big pieces of news Jan. 25:
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Ultra Foods shoppers raise $18,000 for Silver Lining Foundation

    LOMBARD – Each year, Ultra Foods partners with organizations whose missions are related to breast cancer awareness, research and treatment.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Illinois continues to shed jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — December’s employment numbers show Illinois is continuing to lose jobs.“For the first ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • Craft brew event to benefit DuPage County's Sensory Garden

    Celebrating craft beer, Arrowhead Golf Club will present Straight from the Tap from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 30 in Wheaton.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • GOP seeks state control of Chicago schools

    SPRINGFIELD — Republicans on Jan. 20 announced a plan to put the financially floundering Chicago Public Schools system under state control and open th ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Niece of 'Downton Abbey' creator to speak at College of DuPage

    GLEN ELLYN – As the niece of "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes, Jessica Fellowes has more than a passing interest in the popular television seri ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Lombard firefighter honored by VFW post

    LOMBARD – Lombard firefighter Robert “Bob” Hopper recently was presented the highly esteemed VFW Public Servant Award by the Lilac VFW Post 5815 for h ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Prep sports roundup: Glenbard East boys bowlers move on to sectional

    Glenbard East’s boys bowling team kept its season going as it placed second at the Hinsdale South regional Jan. 16.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • Letter: Time to face reality of heroin abuse

    To the editor:Every holiday season, I am reminded of my blessings as we wait anxiously for family to ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • High school girls basketball: IC Catholic, Timothy Christian making strides ahead of postseason

    ELMHURST – The IC Catholic Prep and Timothy Christian girls basketball teams each have encountered some growing pains this winter.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 8:05 pm
  • Villa Park leadership training to target young students

    VILLA PARK – Salt Creek School District 48 is on a mission to train students in kindergarten through eighth grade in the leadership skills needed to b ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Elmhurst College wins recognition for sustainability efforts

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College's gardens and food scrap composting program is being recognized by the National Wildlife Federation and the Illinois Food ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner asks for impasse ruling

    SPRINGFIELD — Is Illinois headed toward a state workers strike?That’s the question in Springfield, w ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo picks photo contest winners

    BROOKFIELD – Nearly 200 photos, including butterflies, snow leopards, gorillas and a variety of bird species, were entered in the Chicago Zoological S ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 8:42 pm
  • Glen Crest Middle School students learn how to make stop-motion animation videos

    Glen Crest Middle School eighth-grader Ethan Doman of Glen Ellyn carefully puts the Iron Man-type character in place as he prepares to shoot another f ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:42 pm
  • Churchville Middle School orchestra conductor named Outstanding School Teacher

    ELMHURST –  It’s a cold, snowy January morning, but Churchville Middle School orchestra conductor Barbara Scott is wide awake.
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 8:26 pm
  • Art springs from occupational inspiration in Villa Park gallery

    VILLA PARKThe Park Art Center in Villa Park opens its first curated exhibition, “Shift,” with a rece ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Metra bans hoverboards due to safety concerns

    CHICAGO – Metra announced that hoverboards will no longer be permitted onboard its trains due to concerns over potential fire hazards.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 6:55 pm
  • Prep sports roundup: Glenbard East boys bowlers win conference, Willowbrook boys basketball falls

    The Rams bowling team capped off a strong Upstate Eight Conference season by winning the conference tournament Jan. 7. They were unbeaten in eight reg ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 3:50 pm
  • Elmhurst District 205 reconsiders special education relocation

    ELMHURST – Following a public outcry, Elmhurst School District 205 will reconsider its decision to relocate a special education program from Field to ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Registration upcoming for Villa Park Warriors youth football

    VILLA PARK – The Villa Park Warriors youth football an d cheer program will hold registration for the 2016 season on Feb. 6 and 20 at Willowbrook High ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • High school boys basketball: IC Catholic finds silver lining in pair of losses ahead of facing St. Edward

    ELMHURST – The scorebook shows a pair of losses, but IC Catholic’s boys basketball team isn’t looking at the results as much as the way it played.
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 6:48 am
  • 'Alive Inside' film to reveal music's effects on dementia, brain injury

    A free screening of “Alive Inside,” a documentary about how music affects the minds of people with dementia, will be shown at 2 p.m. Jan. 23.
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school girls basketball: York finding way in tight games, Montini still undefeated

    ELMHURST – Kathleen Levins and her York girls basketball teammates knew how to respond when they found themselves fighting off Downers Grove South.
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • Former Elmhurst Mayor Pete DiCianni running unopposed for Republican primary

    ELMHURST – Former Elmhurst Mayor Pete DiCianni will run unopposed in the March 15 Republican primary in the 8th Congressional District after officials ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • Elmhurst Girl Scouts make warm scarves for Walk-In Ministry

    ELMHURST – Fourth graders from Lincoln Schools Girl Scout Troop 41910 recently presented infinity scarves to Elmhurst Walk-In Ministry's Executive Dir ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Sen. Tom Cullerton's measure reuniting pets with owners goes into effect

    VILLA PARK – Dogs and cats soon should be reunited faster with their owners. An initiative by State Sen. Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) that requires an ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • State, AFSCME talks break down

    SPRINGFIELD — Talks between Gov. Rauner’s administration and the state’s largest public-sector employee union broke down Jan. 8.
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Strategic communications firm stocks York Township Food Pantry

    ELMHURST – The DeForest Group Ltd. of Elmhurst helped stock the York Township pantry shelves for the holiday season.
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Hinsdale entrepreneur to launch men's salon in Lombard

    LOMBARD – Poised to open next week in Lombard is a new location of 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons.“When men ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • DuPage County students enter American Legion speech contest

    The American Legion National High School 2016 Oratorical Constitutional Speech Contest took place Jan. 2 for local contestants in grades nine through ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner reflects on first year of budget impasse, pension negotiations

    SPRINGFIELD – One year into Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s term, the state doesn’t have a budget, and he hasn’t gotten the structural reforms he’s bee ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Feds back off on Real ID demands

    SPRINGFIELD — The federal government is backing off its demand that Illinois and four other states bring their driver’s licenses and state ID cards to ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Larson: Studying the arts enhances student achievement

    During the holidays, our students performed in a myriad of concerts, and their knowledge, skills and talent impressed me. They even performed some son ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Real ID: A costly U.S. reach into your rights?

    SPRINGFIELD — If Illinois is forced to make changes to its driver’s license that the federal government is demanding, the results may include higher o ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Lombard snow plan seeks to improve school, commuter lots

    LOMBARD – The village of Lombard’s Public Works Department recently completed its annual Snow Plan review. Several changes include the increased use o ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Villa Park library to present career workshops, guest hockey player

    VILLA PARK – People looking for a new career who don’t know where to start can check out the Saturday morning Career Re-Launcher Workshop (aka The CRE ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 12:00 pm
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