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  • Blass concedes to Chaplin in DuPage County Board District 2 race

    Richard Blass of Elmhurst has conceded in his race against DuPage County Board incumbent Elizabeth Chaplin of Downers Grove for the board's District 2 ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Begalka: Lasting memories of Cary's River Bend restaurant

    The Cary Fire Protection District, at long last, disposed of what remained of the River Bend restaurant – an abandoned, critter-infested shell – durin ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • McHenry County sees first measured snowfall of the season

    Parts of McHenry County saw a half-foot of snow Sunday, as the county got its first significant snowfall of the season.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • Free plots at Joliet Park District's organic garden available to veterans

    JOLIET – There are already free, open garden plots available to veterans for the 2017 growing season at the Joliet Park District’s Organic Community G ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • An Extraordinary Life: Single mother of four inspired new hot dog venue in Joliet

    JOLIET – “I want to make my business as amazing as my mother.”Lofty ambitions, indeed.The business i ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Chicagoland Speedway brings Santa to the Joliet track

    JOLIET – It wasn’t clear whether Santa came on his sleigh or one of the two race cars at his side, but he was in Victory Lane at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based Senior Care Volunteer Network announces new executive director

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Senior Care Volunteer Network has named Sarah Schrempf the executive director of the Crystal Lake-based nonprofit program.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Crystal Lake resident turns 101 on Christmas Day

    Born in Canada in 1915, Ellena Vivian Slavin was alive during World War I as well as other major events that took place in the past century.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Prairie Grove expects village property tax rate to fall next year

    PRAIRIE GROVE – Prairie Grove residents could see a decrease in the amount of property taxes they owe the village in 2017.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • McHenry County neighborhoods see some growth in lots left vacant after housing market crash

    Years after the housing market crash, vacant lots still stand in McHenry County neighborhoods.In the ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Plainfield students get up close with World War II history

    PLAINFIELD – Eric Percy guided Plainfield Central High School students through the experience of soldiers fighting in World War II.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Candidates pull petitions for Plainfield Village Board races

    PLAINFIELD – Three of the six trustee spots on the Plainfield Village Board are up for grabs in the April 2017 consolidated election, as well as villa ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Joliet holds hearing Monday on Rialto-less budget

    JOLIET – The Joliet City Council will hold a public hearing on the 2017 budget on Monday with no money in it for the Rialto Square Theatre.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Gnomes at Bicentennial Park are a Joliet holiday tradition

    JOLIET – Festival of the Gnomes is in its 40th year and does not seem to grow old.Not when you ask a ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Lemont's Hometown Holiday to feature tree lighting, more

    LEMONT – Way back in 1992, the village of Lemont hosted its first Hometown Holiday with hot cocoa and cookies at the World War II monument on Main Str ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:00 pm
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