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  • Rams' offense struggles in loss to Naperville North

    ELMHURST – Scoring is the name of the name and Glenbard East struggles to do it on Friday. The Rams ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Montini sees success during iPad program's 1st semester

    LOMBARD – Montini Catholic High School students lost a few excuses for missing homework this semester as the school rolled out its 1-to-1 iPad Program ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Police reports: Lombard for Dec. 19

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Helton: District 88 shares 2014 highlights

    As 2014 comes to an end, it’s a great time to reflect on the successes that have taken place in District 88 this year.
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Wins help Warriors team learn on the fly

    GLEN ELLYN – Willowbrook missed out on winning a Thanksgiving tournament but is now in position to win a holiday tournament.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Pioneer prowess

    The western suburbs have sent its fair share of football players to big-time programs, and another group of college coaches are tapping the area to bo ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • Holiday tourney time for AT, IC, TC, York hoops

    It’s holiday season, which in the world of high school sports means basketball tournaments. Here’s the outlook for boys and girls teams from Addison T ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Glenbard East, Montini, Willowbrook hoop for the holidays

    It’s holiday season, which in the world of high school sports means basketball tournaments all over. Some local teams have already started tournament ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • Solid sparks Rams’ improvement

    RIVERSIDE – The coming of age of players like Brasia Solid has sparked an improvement in Glenbard East girls basketball this season.
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Blazers’ bench comes through

    FRANKLIN PARK – After a disastrous start to the third quarter that put Addison Trail behind by 16 points against Leyden, coach Brendan Lyons pulled hi ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Deck the town: Capturing holiday snapshots from Addison

    ADDISON – Santa Claus made his way around Addison this holiday season, appearing at events and stopping to listen to important wishes.
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Deck the town: Capturing holiday snapshots from Lombard

    LOMBARD – Santa Claus made his way around Lombard this holiday season, appearing at events and stopping to listen to important wishes.
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • Deck the town: Capturing holiday snapshots from Villa Park

    VILLA PARK – Santa Claus made his way around Villa Park this holiday season, appearing at events and stopping to listen to important wishes.
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • Willowbrook wins second straight at Glenbard West tourney

    GLEN ELLYN – Willowbrook missed out on winning a Thanksgiving tournament, but is in position to win a holiday tournament.
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Breen to resign from Lombard Village Board to serve as state representative

    LOMBARD – Lombard trustee Peter Breen will step down from the Lombard Village Board of Trustees on Dec. 31 in order to begin his term as a state repre ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Larson: Law enforcement, District 87 share important partnership

    In leading a high school district, ensuring a comprehensive safety and security plan is "job one." While academic achievement is central to Glenbard D ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Lombard police begin holiday drunk-driving crackdown

    LOMBARD – Through Jan. 4, the Lombard Police Department will be out in force as part of the state’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown on drunke ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Blackhawks staffer pronounced dead at Lombard home

    LOMBARD – The DuPage County Coroner's Office and Lombard Police Department are investigating the death of Lombard resident and Chicago Blackhawks assi ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 3:44 am
  • 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. 24, 2014 - 11:56 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. 23, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • 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
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