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  • Villa Park Public Library to seek feedback at open houses

    VILLA PARK – Requesting community input, the Villa Park Public Library Board of Trustees will offer two open houses Feb. 15, one from 1 to 3 p.m. and ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • DuPage County heroin deaths increase in 2015

    Though DuPage County officials say the fight against heroin is trending in the right direction, another uptick in heroin-related deaths and more than ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:50 pm
  • Woodstock Police not charging man who left loaded gun at post office

    WOODSTOCK – The 56-year-old Woodstock man who dropped his loaded gun at the U.S. Post Office in Woodstock will not face charges from local police beca ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 4:21 pm
  • Joliet Slammers promote Mills to general manager

    JOLIET – The Joliet Slammers announced Monday that assistant general manager Heather Mills will become the team’s new general manager.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:32 pm
  • Dona Mart corner grocery store opens in Berwyn

    BERWYN – One of the few small corner groceries in Berwyn has reopened.Dona Mart now is open at 1400 ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • Elmhurst Orangetheory Fitness open for business in Addison Parking Deck

    ELMHURST – Mike Kessler waited more than a year to open an Orangetheory Fitness in Elmhurst because he wanted to be part of the community.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • Downers Grove South High School inducting five into athletic hall of fame Feb. 13

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South High School will honor four former athletes and a coach during its Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 5:3 ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Fox Lake seeks sales tax increase to offset budget shortfall

    Fox Lake residents will be asked next month to approve a referendum to levy a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund the hiring of additional police off ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Fox Lake voters will be asked if village should join fire district

    FOX LAKE – The Village of Fox Lake should not be in the business of negotiating for fire protection and ambulance services, Mayor Donny Schmit said, a ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • An Extraordinary Life: Joliet farmer was 'the nicest guy you’d ever want to meet'

    PLAINFIELD – Longtime farmer John H. Phelps of Plainfield was outstanding in his field – and on the dance floor, in his church and with other people.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Earlier incident prompts active shooter training for Will County Clerk's Office

    JOLIET – An incident six months ago at the county’s main office building in downtown Joliet led to Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots’ 30-plus empl ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Plainfield commission recommends commercial building plans for Meijer development

    PLAINFIELD – Plans for the Meijer development outlots at Route 59 and 135th Street are progressing, with the Plainfield Plan Commission recommending l ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Romeoville Uptown Square fills out as construction begins

    ROMEOVILLE – Construction equipment and foundation materials are starting to occupy Romeoville’s Uptown Square as commercial enterprise takes root in ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Vicious dogs on the agenda again for Joliet council committee

    JOLIET – A City Council committee is expected Tuesday to review changes in the city’s vicious dog ordinance urged by victims of canine attacks.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Investigation continues into Bolingbrook shooting that left one dead, one injured

    BOLINGBROOK – A 21-year-old Bolingbrook man has been identified as the person killed in a shooting Saturday evening.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:52 pm
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