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  • Thomas Ford Librarian honored for teen services

    WESTERN SPRINGS – For Heather Booth, teen services librarian at Thomas Ford Memorial Library, the energy a teenager has when they love a book is infec ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Vince Foglia to speak at new Sage YMCA lunch programs in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Philanthropy, government, health care and finance are some of the topics that will be covered as part of Sage YMCA's new Out to Lunch s ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Downers Grove Boy Scout troop builds rain garden for Westmont Public Library

    WESTMONT The Westmont Public Library has a new rain garden thanks to the hard work of a local Eagle ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Owners of two hotels file suit against village of Glen Ellyn

    GLEN ELLYN – The owners of two hotels along Roosevelt Road in Glen Ellyn have filed a federal lawsuit against the village regarding an ordinance they ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Wheaton District 200's Whittier Elementary students enjoy new library tech space

    WHEATON – Historically a bastion of quiet study – even in an elementary school – the library at Whittier Elementary School in Wheaton recently has bee ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Women of Distinction luncheon set Oct. 22

    MUNDELEIN – Registration is open for the Lake County Awards Luncheon set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 22 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 510 E. Route ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Off the Deep End: If you can't say anything nice, what do you say?

    Unfortunately, I’ve been to several funerals lately.One thing never seems to fail at these events. T ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Critic's Choice: Inventive ‘Tempest’ casts powerful spell

    CHICAGO – “The Tempest,” Shakespeare’s play of revenge, romance and forgiveness, is frequently performed. However, audiences won’t want to miss the en ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Terror on the Railroad in Union, Haunted Square in Woodstock canceled

    Halloween could be a little less scary in McHenry County this year.The annual Terror on the Railroad ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Joliet businesses want to know more about tax proposal

    JOLIET – Businesses want to know more about a proposal to create special taxing districts, and city officials are set to meet Thursday with representa ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • Joliet school recognizes academic success of black male students

    JOLIET — Daquan Williams was given Wednesday at school a red-striped tie to wear, representing his success in a program that helps black male students ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Bald eagle being treated at Willowbrook Wildlife Center dies

    GLEN ELLYN – An injured American bald eagle being treated at DuPage County Forest Preserve District's Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn died o ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Families invited to Downers Grove Fire Department open house

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Fire Department will hold a Night at the Firehouse from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Fire Station #5, 6701 S. Main St ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • McHenry District 156 teachers will strike Thursday if negotiations fail, union rep says

    McHENRY – Unless a negotiation session Wednesday night ends in a tentative agreement, the McHenry Community High School District 156 teachers union wi ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Pyott Road reopens after Lake in the Hills crash

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Police have cleared a traffic crash that disrupted traffic near Pyott Road and Industrial Drive, according to a Nixle alert from t ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:10 pm
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