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  • Spring swings: Annual parade spotlights return of baseball to Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Time to break out the peanuts and Cracker Jack: Baseball has returned to Downers Grove.
    NEW: May 5, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Westmont board OKs electric signs for library, fire department

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Village Board has greenlighted new electronic signs at the Westmont Public Library and Westmont Fire Department.
    NEW: May 5, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • Westmont residents to 'Race to the Flag' for kids, veterans

    WESTMONT – As Westmont residents cross the finish line at an upcoming local race, they will not only help children with cancer but will also honor tho ...
    NEW: May 5, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Ribbon-cutting for Peck Farm renovations

    GENEVA – Geneva Park District officials recently held a ribbon-cutting to mark the completion of work to restore the front porch of the historic Peck ...
    May 5, 2015 - 8:17 pm
  • Wilmgington restaurant receives backlash after nursing incident

    WILMINGTON – When John Mathias, owner of Big Fish Grille in Wilmington, thinks about breaking the law, he thinks of theft, burglary and murder.
    May 5, 2015 - 6:38 pm
  • Former Woodstock nursing assistant's Crystal Lake sex charges trial begins for 2nd time

    WOODSTOCK – For a second time, a former health care worker is standing trial on allegations of sexually assaulting a patient.
    May 5, 2015 - 6:03 pm
  • Batavia police investigating armed robbery

    BATAVIA – The Batavia police department continues to investigate an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday morning at the Batavia Pantry, 929 E. Wilson S ...
    May 5, 2015 - 5:16 pm
  • Battle of the Bands set for Saturday in Cary at Lions Park

    CARY – The Cary Park District will host a Battle of the Bands competition Saturday enabling several local teen bands to show off their talents.
    May 5, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • Will County officials consider fees with looming juror pay hikes

    JOLIET — With juror pay raises on the docket beginning June 1 thanks to a new state law, Will County officials are considering ways to offset the esti ...
    May 5, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Joliet Township brothers arrested on child porn, drug charges

    JOLIET TOWNSHIP – Two brothers were arrested on child porn and marijuana charges Tuesday.About 4 a.m ...
    May 5, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • James Glasgow named State’s Attorney of the Year

    JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow was named the 2015 State’s Attorney of the Year by the Illinois State Crime Commission.
    May 5, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Computer search allowed in sex abuse case

    JOLIET – Evidence seized during a federal investigation into child pornography can be used in a local trial, a judge decided Tuesday.
    May 5, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for May 1

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    May 5, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Fox Lake dispatch center earns license for providing pre-arrival medical advice

    FOX LAKE – The dispatch center that serves the village of Fox Lake and five other Lake County agencies can now provide medical advice to 911 callers.
    May 5, 2015 - 3:46 pm
  • Elmhurst students come together for The York Album Project

    ELMHURST – York Community High School students Kayman Klaas, 17, and Jenna Garcia, 15, found themselves with one week to write, rehearse and record an ...
    UPDATED: May 5, 2015 - 8:35 pm
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