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  • Real Urban Barbecue eating contest pits Hinsdale athletes

    OAK BROOK – Real Urban Barbecue in Oak Brook celebrated its one-year anniversary this fall with special events.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Wheaton's Escape for Fun offers twist on night out (with video)

    WHEATON – Being locked in a room with nine other people may not inherently seem like a fun way to spend an hour, but throw in an array of clues and me ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • Downers Grove resident named head of Loyola University orthopaedic surgery department

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Loyola University Health System has selected Dr. Alexander Ghanayem of Downers Grove as chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Sur ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • World’s Largest Laundromat in Berwyn celebrates 10 years of business after fire

    BERWYN – Ten years ago, Tom Benson reopened the doors to his rebuilt and renovated business, the World’s Largest Laundromat, after it had been destroy ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Downers Grove IT company announces rebranding

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove-based company Acxiom IT has renamed itself Ensono, along with a new strategy for offering IT solutions, according to a c ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Family-owned Crystal Lake liquor store shuts doors as part of consolidation

    CRYSTAL LAKE – One of Crystal Lake's family-operated liquor stores has shut its doors.The former hom ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Why you should have your pet’s teeth cleaned by your veterinarian

    Veterinary dental care has advanced tremendously in the last ten years according to Dr. James Hosek of Merrick Animal Hospital in Brookfield, IL. The ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 8:09 am
  • Luong-Loi reopens restaurant in new downtown Wheaton space (with video)

    WHEATON – For months, downtown Wheaton has been missing one of its longest-tenured tenants, the family-owned Vietnamese restaurant Luong-Loi.
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Law Firm Predicts Client’s Death

    Is a simple Will a sufficient way to structure your estate plan, or is a Living Trust needed?  “We frequently get that question,” said estate planning ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 8:20 am
  • Hinsdale entrepreneur to launch men's salon in Lombard

    LOMBARD – Poised to open next week in Lombard is a new location of 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons.“When men ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • McHenry Chamber group hosts luncheon on networking, irresistibility

    McHENRY – A professional women's group with the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce will host a "High Tea" luncheon Jan. 20 for anyone interested in busi ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 needs business partners for internship program

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 is still in need of business partners for a new internship class being offered th ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 1:55 pm
  • Keeping pets safe from cold weather in winter months

    Most people wouldn’t think of exposing themselves to harsh winter weather without proper protection.
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • La Grange Park couple's company aims to improve health of people, Earth

    LA GRANGE PARK – Gary and Lisa Radville are champions for the environment, so when the La Grange Park residents had the opportunity to reduce the amou ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 9:51 pm
  • Looking ahead: Wheaton, DuPage County stories to watch in 2016

    WHEATON — 2015 was a busy year for Wheaton and DuPage County, though a number of its largest issues are far from resolved, and many more will no doubt ...
    Jan. 6, 2016 - 10:52 pm
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