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  • New Lenox to start removing 1,500 ash trees this summer

    NEW LENOX – New Lenox will start removing 1,500 ash trees throughout the village starting next week and will save some money along the way.
    May 24, 2016 - 2:09 pm
  • Channahon District 17 board OKs $1.5 million 21st Century Learning Plan

    CHANNAHON – The Channahon School District 17 school board on Monday approved a four-year education measure designed to “move students from engaged in ...
    May 25, 2016 - 8:28 am
  • Red, White & Bar-B-Q to heat up holiday weekend in Westmont

    WESTMONT –  The Westmont Lions Club will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Red, White & Bar-B-Q festival this Memorial Day weekend, beginning May ...
    May 25, 2016 - 7:13 am
  • Lightford: All children deserve same opportunity to succeed

    Time and again, we have seen the critical impact a quality education can have on a young person. However, the hard truth is that not every child in Il ...
    May 24, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Cary homeowner pleads not guilty to arson charge; judge denies bond reduction

    WOODSTOCK – A Cary man is denying allegations that he set fire to a vacant two-story home he owned, leaving it uninhabitable.
    May 24, 2016 - 5:24 pm
  • DuPage Habitat for Humanity to host annual golf tournament

    Registration is open for DuPage Habitat for Humanity's ninth annual Golf Tournament and Liberty Mutual Invitational on Aug. 11, according to a news re ...
    May 24, 2016 - 1:20 pm
  • Village of Lisle bans powdered alcohol sales

    LISLE – The Lisle Village Board this month approved an ordinance banning the sale of powdered alcohol.
    May 24, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Teen killed in ATV crash in Crystal Lake died of asphyxia, coroner says

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A teenage boy killed in an ATV crash Sunday night died after the ATV found on top of his chest cut off his ability to breathe, accordin ...
    May 24, 2016 - 5:23 pm
  • St. James the Apostle Catholic School preschoolers don red noses to help peers

    GLEN ELLYN – Preschoolers at St. James the Apostle Catholic School in Glen Ellyn participate in Red Nose Day, which has raised more than $1 billion gl ...
    May 24, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Courts Plus women’s travel team wins regional league

    ELMHURST – Courts Plus announced that its Elmhurst Women’s Division 4 National team recently won first place in the Northern Illinois Travel Team Leag ...
    May 24, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Valle: Americans find many ways to honor Memorial Day

    Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces of the United States of Ameri ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • North Berwyn Park District honors Best of Berwyn students

    BERWYN – The North Berwyn Park District recently recognized the city's top eighth-grade students as part of its Best of Berwyn program.
    May 25, 2016 - 7:16 am
  • Waste Management will begin early pickup in Marycrest

    JOLIET – Due to the scheduled installation of new water mains in the Marycrest subdivision, Waste Management has announced that pickup of garbage, rec ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Inmate: Peterson admitted to killing missing wife

    CHESTER – A prison inmate Drew Peterson is accused of enlisting to arrange the killing of the Will County state’s attorney says the imprisoned former ...
    May 23, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Plainfield library assistant director to take over as interim, offers no guarantees on district's future

    PLAINFIELD – Lisa Pappas was last week unanimously appointed interim director of the Plainfield Public Library District by the Board of Trustees.
    May 23, 2016 - 10:56 pm
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