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  • Glenbard East welcomes Civic Orchestra of Chicago musicians

    LOMBARD – On April 17, Glenbard East High School in Lombard welcomed five musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the training orchestra of the ...
    May 5, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Palmisano: Art show shines as District 45 masterpiece

    Creativity. Ingenuity. Depth. Music. Love. These are the words to describe our recent PTA Council art show April 10. The creative work of more than 30 ...
    May 5, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Lombard lays groundwork for Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

    LOMBARD – Bicyclists and pedestrians could soon have an easier time navigating the streets of Lombard.
    May 5, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars down Sky Blue FC 1-0 in World Cup send-off

    CHICAGO – The National Women’s Soccer League’s Chicago Red Stars dominated and stayed unbeaten in their third match of the 2015 campaign on Saturday, ...
    May 5, 2015 - 8:37 am
  • Willowbrook High School student's legacy lives on through event, scholarships

    Emilio Perez loved to whistle. So much so that his godmother named the 5K race that honored his life the “Whistle While You Walk/Run 5K.”
    May 5, 2015 - 6:53 am
  • New NEDSRA executive director to come from Lombard Park District

    The new executive director of the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association will come from the Lombard Park District, according to a NEDSRA news ...
    May 4, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Lombard crowns 2015 Lilac Queen

    LOMBARD – The sun was shining Saturday afternoon in Lombard's Lilacia Park as the village held its annual Lilac Queen Coronation.
    May 4, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Glenbard Parent Series to host clinical psychologist

    The Glenbard Parent Series will present a day of talks May 7 featuring clinical psychologist Robyn Silverman, according to a Glenbard Township High Sc ...
    May 2, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Addison, Bensenville offer spring fun for residents

    With warm weather finally here, Addison and Bensenville are offering plenty of opportunities for fun for local families.
    May 3, 2015 - 7:06 am
  • West suburbs' young achievers honored as Suburban Life Scholars

    The west suburbs' best and brightest were recognized recently by Suburban Life Media.Two area high s ...
    May 3, 2015 - 3:27 am
  • District 48 to offer developmental screenings for kids

    VILLA PARK – Salt Creek School District 48 in Villa Park will conduct free developmental screenings of children 3 to 5 years old on May 8.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Lombard intersections to close for concrete rehab work

    LOMBARD – The village of Lombard's 2015 concrete rehabilitation program is underway, temporarily closing intersections this month.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Breen's license plate reader bill passes House

    A bill to regulate what police can do with information gathered by automated license plate readers and how long they can keep that information passed ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Lilac Time returns to Lombard, bringing mix of old favorites, new features

    LOMBARD – Tom Smith, owner of the old Lombard Hotel at 101 W. St. Charles Road, believes the public has a right to see what’s hidden in the upper floo ...
    May 1, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Lombard-Glen Ellyn roads reopen after crash

    After closing Friday morning due to a crash, some roadways in unincorporated DuPage County hear Lombard and Glen Ellyn are now open, according to an e ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Team effort gets it done for Willowbrook softball

    VILLA PARK – Willowbrook softball is more than Samantha Schmidt and Alyssa Ressinger.Schmidt and Res ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Prep roundup: Glenbard East volleyball still undefeated in conference

    LOMBARD – After a disappointing 11th place finish at the Downers Grove South Invite over the weekend, Glenbard East’s boys volleyball team throttled W ...
    April 1, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • King setting tone for Willowbrook volleyball

    VILLA PARK – Anyone who has watched a volleyball match knows many of the players show tons of energy during matches.
    April 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Breuder out, audit upcoming and reimbursements suspended at College of DuPage (with video)

    The College of DuPage could be on its way to a "Clean Slate," but the cleaning may not come too easy if the new board's second meeting Thursday is any ...
    May 1, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Addison School District 4 to host events on kindergarten readiness

    ADDISON – All parents of 2015-16 kindergartners are invited to attend Addison School District 4's Kindergarten University.
    April 30, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • 'Clean Slate' trustees named officers of divided College of DuPage board in tense first meeting

    What some believe to be a new era at the College of DuPage started off with a rocky first few votes Thursday.
    May 1, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Morning show to spotlight Lilac Time in Lombard

    LOMBARD – Fox Chicago's "Good Day Chicago" morning show will broadcast Friday from Lombard, highlighting the start of Lilac Time in the Lilac Village.
    April 30, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Police Reports: Lombard for April 24

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    April 30, 2015 - 5:25 pm
  • Lombard Garden Club prepares for Lilac Sale

    LOMBARD – Marge Neely and other Lombard Garden Club volunteers gather April 6 in the Lilacia Park potting shed in Lombard to prepare more than 300 lil ...
    April 30, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • Author donates signed books to Villa Park library

    VILLA PARK – Author Mary Beth Magee (from left), formerly of Villa Park, and Villa Park Public Library Head of Adult Services Sean Birmingham hold sig ...
    April 30, 2015 - 5:23 pm
  • Protective headbands a must for Glenbard East girls soccer

    LOMBARD – Glenbard East girls soccer coach Kent Overbey saw enough of his players suffer from concussions and made sure to do something about it.
    April 30, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Villa Park man gets 39 years for fatal Lombard fire

    A Villa Park man was sentenced to 39 years in prison Thursday for starting a 2012 fire that killed a woman and severely injured another person.
    April 30, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • Glenbard East officials, Lombard police find rumored safety threat to be 'unsubstantiated'

    LOMBARD – Rumors of a violent incident to take place Friday at Glenbard East High School in Lombard have been found to be "unsubstantiated," and stude ...
    April 30, 2015 - 7:50 am
  • Wejman: Day camp – two words that provide so much more

    Summer is right around the corner and most kids are looking forward to summer break. With the kids out of school for three months, parents have some p ...
    April 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Embattled College of DuPage President Breuder takes medical leave days before potential ouster

    The controversial president of the College of DuPage won't be in office when trustees potentially take a scheduled vote on whether to put him on paid ...
    April 29, 2015 - 7:02 am
  • Artists show off work during Villa Park event

    VILLA PARK – The Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park was filled with artists and guests during Spring Festival – An Arts and Crafts Affair from April 17 t ...
    April 27, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Lilac Parade names grand marshals

    LOMBARD – The Lombard Lilac Festival Parade recently named its grand marshals for this year's event.
    April 27, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Relic of first Lilac festival gets its moment of glory

    LOMBARD – Eighty-five years ago, the women of Lombard donated their silver spoons to be melted down and crafted into a crown that was worn by the vill ...
    April 29, 2015 - 6:05 pm
  • Third federal subpoena seeks College of DuPage video, audio recordings

    The College of DuPage has been served its third federal subpoena this month, with authorities seeking recordings of the school on the day administrato ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Addison business participates in employee wellness program

    ADDISON – Domtar knows its employees are its best asset, and it will do everything possible to keep them happy and healthy.
    April 24, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Broncos, Rams, Warriors boys set sights on state

    The outdoor boys track and field season is out of the blocks with athletes from area schools looking to eventually make their way to state. Here’s a l ...
    April 24, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Young blood boosts Montini, East, Willowbrook girls track

    With the outdoor state meet just over a month away, girls track and field athletes are working to post their best marks in order to get to state. Here ...
    April 24, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Prep roundup: Montini baseball takes 2 against Aurora Christian

    Montini’s baseball team won two out of three against Aurora Christian in a conference series. Alex L ...
    April 24, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Symonds steps into multiple roles for Rams

    LOMBARD – There’s plenty of talent on Glenbard East’s boys volleyball team this season, but Ben Symonds has given the team some need flexibility in ad ...
    April 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DuPage officials pledge to reduce emissions by 20 percent

    County leaders came together April 14 to announce plans for a greener DuPage over the next decade and a half.
    April 23, 2015 - 8:43 pm
  • Helen Plum receives grant for library kits

    LOMBARD – The Helen Plum Memorial Library in Lombard will soon offer science to-go kits for checkout, according to a library news release.
    April 23, 2015 - 5:49 pm
  • Lombard group uses grant to target employee wellness

    LOMBARD – Healthy Lombard is using a grant from the State Health Improvement Program to enhance workplace wellness options at the Westin Lombard Yorkt ...
    April 23, 2015 - 5:45 pm
  • Trio of close games go against Willowbrook baseball

    VILLA PARK – Willowbrook baseball was flying high until Downers Grove South came to town. The Warrio ...
    April 23, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • DuPage Board member Chaplin, state Sen. Nybo taking action to consolidate election commission

    DuPage County Board member Liz Chaplin, D-Downers Grove, and state Sen. Chris Nybo, R-Elmhurst, have teamed up to explore returning the electoral proc ...
    April 22, 2015 - 6:53 pm
  • Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling of Lemont makes 50 saves in 3OT playoff win

    Scott Darling stopped 50 shots and Brent Seabrook scored the game winner a minute into the third overtime Tuesday as the Chicago Blackhawks pushed the ...
    April 23, 2015 - 5:57 am
  • Larson: Public schools require support for increasing responsibilities

    The inception and establishment of public schools began in the 16th and 17th centuries. Compared with today, the original expectations for America's p ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Sen. Cullerton sponsors bill to take DuPage Narcan Program statewide

    One of DuPage County's signature programs in the fight against heroin may be going statewide.State S ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Police Reports: Lombard for April 17

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Lombard Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    April 21, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Glenbard East band receives once-in-lifetime opportunity

    LOMBARD – The Symphonic Band at Glenbard East High School in Lombard has been invited to perform May 13 alongside student musicians from Elmhurst Coll ...
    April 21, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • Lombard seeks police officer applicants

    LOMBARD – The village of Lombard's Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Lombar ...
    April 21, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Plum Library's Robin's Nest grand opening party: 5 photos

    Lombard's Helen Plum Memorial Library hosts a grand opening party for their Robin's Nest early literacy learning and play space on Saturday, April 18, ...
    April 21, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • A tasty time: Taste of 630 returns

    Chamber 630, which serves the Downers Grove and Woodridge area business community, hosted its annual Taste of 630 on Thursday.
    April 20, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • COD's Hamilton talks Clean Slate win, possible bid for chairwoman and Breuder ouster

    In a few weeks, area voters will see a Clean Slate at the College of DuPage.Amid a crowded field of ...
    April 23, 2015 - 5:57 pm
  • District 88 cafe prepares students for life after school

    The Perks and Possibilities Cafe has been doing more than just serving coffee to Addison Public Library patrons for the past four years. It’s teaching ...
    April 20, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • 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
  • Final plans for Lombard Sam's Club expected this summer

    LOMBARD – An 11-acre parcel of land in Lombard that has been underutilized for the better part of a decade may soon be home to a new Sam's Club.
    April 24, 2015 - 3:34 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
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