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  • Berwyn readies for return of Fourth of July fireworks

    BERWYN – An Independence Day fireworks show is a very patriotic celebration and brings the community together, says Tom Benson, owner of the World’s L ...
    July 5, 2016 - 1:56 pm
  • Affordable housing complex celebrates opening in Lake in the Hills

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Villas of Lake in the Hills celebrated its opening Wednesday with 60 new, affordable housing units.
    June 30, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • McHenry gun shop to raffle off AR-15 rifle to benefit Orlando shooting victims

    McHENRY – A McHenry gun shop announced plans Wednesday to raffle off an AR-15 rifle to raise money for the victims of the June 12 nightclub shooting i ...
    June 30, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • First Midwest to acquire Standard Bank

    HICKORY HILLS – First Midwest Bancorp Inc., the parent company of First Midwest Bank, announced Wednesday it will acquire Standard Bancshares Inc., th ...
    June 29, 2016 - 6:46 pm
  • Starbucks, drive-thru only Burger King making progress in Cary

    CARY – The Starbucks and Burger King restaurants planned along Route 14 both took major steps forward in construction this week, Village Administrator ...
    June 28, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • CITGO Lemont Refinery helps women's shelters, Muscular Dystrophy Association

    LEMONT – Team Citgo volunteers at the Citgo Lemont Refinery recently hosted a supply drive benefiting three domestic violence shelters and the at-risk ...
    June 28, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • New Choun's restaurant offers Thai, American cuisine in downtown Wheaton

    WHEATON – Retirement for restaurant owner Chounphit Hatsady Jackels didn't last long.After closing h ...
    June 28, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Glen Ellyn residents, businesses to see lower electric bills

    GLEN ELLYN – Residents and eligible small businesses in the village of Glen Ellyn will begin to see lower electric bills starting in July because of a ...
    June 28, 2016 - 2:19 pm
  • Accomplished Advocate Good Samaritan nurse executive to retire

    DOWNERS GROVE – People find their calling in a variety of ways.For Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital ...
    June 30, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Bates: Fiesta Days helps chamber members in many ways

    As July approaches, I am often asked this question: Why does the McHenry Area Chamber produce an event on the scale of Fiesta Days? It takes time not ...
    June 28, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • JC Licht purchases Figatner-Scott Decorating Center in Berwyn

    BERWYN – JC Licht, the largest independently owned paint and decorating retailer in the Chicago area, has purchased the Figatner-Scott Decorating Cent ...
    July 5, 2016 - 1:59 pm
  • Artsy birdhouses line La Grange streets for summer project

    LA GRANGE – La Grange’s downtown district has come alive with its annual public art project, and this year, residents can admire a variety of unique b ...
    June 29, 2016 - 7:24 am
  • Criminal incident at Glen Ellyn hotel complex is latest as lawsuit's hearing nears

    GLEN ELLYN – The arrest of a man at the Budgetel Inn and Suites and America’s Best Inn complex in the 600 block of Roosevelt Road in the June 14 attem ...
    June 26, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • Whole Foods in Wheaton to move to Danada Square East

    WHEATON – Those driving past the Danada Square East shopping center on a regular basis probably have noticed the activity taking place at the former D ...
    June 24, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • Cary trustees discuss possibility of modified Meyer Material petition

    CARY – With the future of mining at the Meyer Material site still unclear, the Village Board continued Tuesday to discuss the possibility of Meyer bri ...
    June 24, 2016 - 1:00 am
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