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  • Letter: Celebrate National Library Week

    To the Editor:During the week of April 12 through 18, I’d like our community to join me, the Board o ...
    April 17, 2015 - 6:10 pm
  • St. Alexander Catholic School in Villa Park to host open houses

    VILLA PARK – St. Alexander Catholic School in Villa Park is hosting three upcoming open houses.The o ...
    April 17, 2015 - 6:08 pm
  • District 45 art show encourages students to get creative

    It wasn’t a Hollywood awards show, but students from School District 45 walked the “red carpet” as they entered Willowbrook High School on April 10 fo ...
    April 17, 2015 - 6:07 pm
  • Sam's Club announces plan to bring store to Lombard

    LOMBARD – Lombard residents may see a new addition to the village's business community along Butterfield Road after Sam's Club announced it intends to ...
    April 17, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Prep roundup: Golz, Winstead lead Warriors gymnastics to second at invite

    Keawe Winstead and Bret Golz led Willowbrook’s boys gymnastics team to a second place finish at Hinsdale Central’s Anthony J. Canino Invitational on A ...
    April 17, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • East baseball searching for complete effort

    LOMBARD – The baseball season is a few weeks old, but Glenbard East is still trying to put everything together.
    April 17, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Helton: District 88's intergovernmental meeting brings community together

    At DuPage High School District 88, our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement.
    April 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Winning streak boosts Willowbrook’s confidence

    HINSDALE – Most baseball teams want to be playing well at the end of the season in the hopes of making a long playoff run.
    April 16, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • Lemont native Scott Darling notches first NHL playoff win in Blackhawks' victory

    In a season of memorable firsts, Scott Darling added another one to the list Wednesday night. The Le ...
    April 16, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • College of DuPage under federal investigation, trustee says school destroyed documents

    In an event signaling more trouble for the long-embattled College of DuPage, the U.S. Attorney's Office has issued a subpoena to the school for docume ...
    April 16, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Embattled College of DuPage Board bows out of final meeting

    After months of headlines, scandal and controversy, the current College of DuPage Board of Trustees won't be going out with a bang.
    April 16, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • Amid controversy, COD Foundation director announces retirement

    The director of the College of DuPage Foundation has announced she will retire in October after months of controversy – though not because of it.
    April 15, 2015 - 6:23 pm
  • Anthony J. Canino Varsity Gymnastics Invitational: 8 photos

    Athletes from the WSC Gold and Silver Divisions compete at the Anthony J. Canino Varsity Gymnastics Invitational at Hinsdale Central on Friday, April ...
    April 15, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • DuPage County Fair confirms limited grandstand for 2015, but programming remains (with video)

    WHEATON – Though part of the grandstand will be closed, the DuPage County Fair Association promises that the annual event will go on as planned.
    April 18, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Villa Park library gets grant for science kits for kids

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park Public Library’s younger patrons will be able to bring the fun of science experiments home, thanks to a grant that will provid ...
    April 14, 2015 - 5:21 pm
  • New building code amendments go into effect in Lombard

    LOMBARD – New building code amendments went into effect Monday in Lombard.In order to ensure the Lom ...
    April 14, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Glenbard West at Cannino Gymnastics Invite: 5 photos

    Glenbard West athletes compete at the Anthony J. Canino Varsity Gymnastics Invitational at Hinsdale Central on Friday, April 10, 2015.
    April 14, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Former College of DuPage radio engineer charged with stealing $200K pleads not guilty

    A former College of DuPage radio engineer accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the school's radio station, WDCB, pleaded not guilty to a dozen ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Lombard to host Spring Community Blood Drive

    LOMBARD – Lombard residents will be able to save lives and earn scholarships at the Spring Community Blood Drive on Wednesday at two locations in town ...
    April 13, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Police Reports: Lombard for April 10

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    April 13, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Glenbard Parent Series to hold program on teen depression

    The Glenbard Parent Series will host a presentation on teen depression, Glenbard Township High School District 87 announced in a news release.
    April 12, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Connelly, Sandack meet with DuPage County Board members for lobby day

    DuPage County Board members meet with state legislators March 18 in Springfield as part of an annual lobby day to speak about the county's 2015 legisl ...
    April 12, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Wish comes true for Villa Park girl

    VILLA PARK – Summer Chylewski, 7, got the “royal princess treatment” when she visited Disney World in February thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of ...
    April 10, 2015 - 6:37 pm
  • Addison recognizes employees who saved woman's life

    ADDISON – March 9 will not soon be forgotten by two village of Addison employees – or the family of the woman whose life they helped to save.
    April 14, 2015 - 6:11 am
  • Willowbrook at Downers Grove North girls soccer: 8 photos

    Downers Grove North plays a home soccer match with Willowbrook on Monday, April 6, 2015. ...
    April 10, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  • Apartment surge is coming to Lombard

    LOMBARD – Lombard is in the midst of an apartment building boom.Last week, the Lombard Village Board ...
    April 10, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Lombard dentist takes work to Syrian refugee camp

    LOMBARD – Across the world, there are as many as 3.9 million registered refugees from the Syrian Civil War, according to the United Nations.
    April 10, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Montini students donate Easter baskets to disability groups

    LOMBARD – Members of Montini Catholic High School's Lasallian Youth Ministry put together 50 Easter baskets in March for two organizations that serve ...
    April 10, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Villa Park Parks and Recreation seeks summer job applicants

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park Parks and Recreation is accepting employment applications for lifeguards, pool ambassadors, cashiers and waterslide/deck atten ...
    April 10, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • Softball previews: Glenbard East, Montini, Willowbrook aim for postseason success

    The high school softball season is in full swing with teams in the area already having several games under their belts. Here’s what to expect for Glen ...
    April 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Senior leadership bodes well for Rams, Warriors volleyball

    LOMBARD – It didn’t take Glenbard East long to have an exciting boys volleyball match in the Upstate Eight Valley.
    April 9, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Valle: York Township offers wealth of unique services

    Here is a preview of the York Township supervisor’s annual town hall meeting reports, highlighting programs and services available through our facilit ...
    April 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Lombard for April 3

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    April 8, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Lombard, Villa Park leaders to bartend for charity

    Everyone will be a winner when the village presidents of Lombard and Villa Park challenge each other to a celebrity bartending competition to benefit ...
    April 8, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • District 45 PTA to host Student Art Show

    The common area and auditorium of Willowbrook High School in Villa Park will be filled with the artwork of School District 45 students, as the distric ...
    April 8, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Newcomers DeLaRosa and Mueller, incumbent Ozog win for District 87 board

    Glenbard Township High School District 87 will welcome two new Board of Education members and one returning incumbent in May.
    April 8, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • 'Clean Slate' candidates sweep College of DuPage race (with video)

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees will soon be looking at a Clean Slate. The trio ...
    April 8, 2015 - 6:28 am
  • Incumbents retain Villa Park Village Board seats

    VILLA PARK – Three incumbents were re-elected to the Villa Park Village Board on Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.
    April 8, 2015 - 1:46 am
  • Ryan, Flint, Robinette win Lombard D-44 board seats in tight race

    LOMBARD – With 100 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent Stephen E. Flint and newcomers Daniel C. Ryan and James E. Robinette have been elected to ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • D-88 incumbents claim 3 of 4 board openings

    The DuPage High School District 88 Board of Education will have some familiar faces on it when new terms begin, based on the unofficial results of Tue ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • New major sponsors boost Glenbard Parent Series reach

    Attracting audiences for decades has recently been rewarded with a major boost in sponsorships for the Glenbard Parent Series.
    April 6, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Letter: Support clean slate for College of DuPage board

    To the Editor: I am a former COD student, a DuPage resident and a taxpayer. I filed a FOIA request a ...
    April 6, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • Lombard Historical Society offers Civil War event sneak peek

    LOMBARD – The VIctorian Cottage in Lombard had some special guests Wednesday, as the Lombard Historical Society hosted a group of Civil War reenactors ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Lombard celebrates spring with egg hunt, bunny breakfast

    LOMBARD – The hunt was on, as children searched for candy-filled eggs and trinkets hidden March 28 at the Lombard Common.
    April 6, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Letter: Elect incumbents, DeLaRosa for D-87 board

    To the Editor:Oftentimes, change is good when it comes to local school boards, village boards, park ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Letter: Vote Brad Phillips for Villa Park trustee

    To the Editor:I have known Brad Phillips for about 15 years, and he is exactly the kind of represent ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Addison man collaborates with son on historical science fiction novel

    ADDISON – Imagine being able to travel back to ancient times on a quest to find the answers to some of life’s eternal questions. That’s the theme of “ ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Senators Connelly, Nybo talk state budget, College of DuPage during Suburban Life visit (with video)

    DOWNERS GROVE – Though this week is all about the lead up to municipal elections April 7, a number of statewide issues are still circling over the col ...
    April 6, 2015 - 10:06 am
  • Breen says license plate readers a privacy threat

    Imagine a police officer, other government official or even a private vendor typing in your license plate number and finding out where you’ve driven f ...
    April 3, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Baseball previews: Pitching staffs a strength for Glenbard East, Montini and Willowbrook

    The first pitch has been thrown for area high school baseball teams, many of which had successful postseason runs last spring. Here’s how things are s ...
    April 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Rams soccer falls short in return to Windy City Classic final

    BRIDGEVIEW – In a return trip to Toyota Park, Glenbard East’s girls soccer team fared better in some ways than last year, but still couldn’t find the ...
    April 2, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Reports: DuPage state's attorney's office looking into Breuder contract, spending records

    DuPage County prosecutors are looking into years of spending at the College of DuPage and the employment contract of President Robert Breuder, accordi ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • West Chicago at Addison Trail baseball: 8 photos

    West Chicago plays Addison Trail in Addison on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. ...
    April 1, 2015 - 6:02 pm
  • Judge denies motion for new trial in Mandoline case

    A motion for a new trial for a Villa Park man found guilty of starting the fire that killed his ex-girlfriend was denied Tuesday, said Paul Darrah, sp ...
    April 2, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • D-87 board appoints new Glenbard East administrators

    LOMBARD – Come July, Glenbard East High School in Lombard will have two new administrators, including one who once played for the Chicago Bears.
    March 31, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • COD Foundation board member gets $630,000 in no-bid architecture contracts for signage work

    A member of the College of DuPage Foundation Board of Directors has received more than $630,000 in no-bid contracts as an architect – despite not bein ...
    March 31, 2015 - 6:33 pm
  • Addison armed robbery leads to life in prison for defendant

    ADDISON – A Northlake man was sentenced Monday to natural life in prison after he was found guilty in December of a 2011 armed robbery in Addison, acc ...
    April 1, 2015 - 6:58 am
  • Duckworth to run for U.S. Senate

    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, announced Monday she will run for the U.S. Senate, throwing her name into the Democratic primary in hopes of ch ...
    March 31, 2015 - 12:43 pm
  • Willowbrook's extra-inning walk-off outdoes Sebby's 7-inning no-hitter

    VILLA PARK – Willowbrook only had one hit Monday afternoon, but it was the only one the Warriors needed.
    March 30, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Legoland teams up with Easter Seals to build 'Lego Room' for clients

    VILLA PARK – Tomas Rosales, 4, is “over the moon excited” about Easter Seals DuPage and Fox Valley’s brand new “Lego Room,” which will be used as a wa ...
    March 30, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Police Reports: Lombard for March 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 30, 2015 - 2:56 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars move season finale to Toyota Park

    The Chicago Red Stars will be on the move for their National Women's Soccer League regular season finale on Sept. 6.
    March 30, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • 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 29, 2015 - 6:40 am
  • 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.
    April 17, 2015 - 5:33 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
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