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  • Gotta Do It: Dec. 11 through Dec. 18

    Ongoing• 24th Annual Christmas Drive – For needy District 202-area families. Make monetary donations ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 9:50 pm
  • Q&A: Plainfield D-202 Superintendent Lane Abrell

    Plainfield District 202 Superintendent Lane Abrell sat down with Herald-News reporter Felix Sarver to discuss the district as it nears the end of the ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 9:41 pm
  • Joliet man dies after apparent gunshot wound

    JOLIET – A 56-year-old Joliet man died Friday after an apparent gunshot wound to the head.James D. W ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Joliet D-86 prepares to change to new internet-based phone system

    JOLIET — The Joliet District 86 school board has approved a five-year lease agreement for an internet-based phone system. 
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Police: 4 charged in package thefts in Joliet, Crest Hill and Plainfield

    JOLIET – On Friday morning, a police team was organized to target thieves taking delivered packages from unattended doorsteps in the Joliet area.
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Santa Stroll returns to La Grange to raise money for local nonprofits

    LA GRANGE – Those hoping to celebrate the holidays with a couple cocktails and charitable giving need look no further than the annual Santa Stroll, ta ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 8:01 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for Dec. 9

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 7:39 pm
  • Wheaton's Christmas Art Walk to tell biblical story of Christmas

    WHEATON – Those who visit downtown Wheaton this month will be able to see the biblical story of Christmas brought to life through art.
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 6:31 pm
  • Former Woodstock man sentenced after being charged with sexually assaulting girl he knew

    A former Woodstock man was sentenced to 19 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after being charged with sexually assaulting a girl he knew ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 3:07 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

    No follow-through from ComEdI would like to include the utility company ComEd in the ranks of compan ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • District 47 to discuss proposed tax levy on Monday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – District 47 Board of Education will vote on a 2016 proposed tax levy at its next board meeting on Monday.
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:44 pm
  • Kankakee woman dies in Frankfort crash

    FRANKFORT – A Kankakee woman was killed Thursday in a two-car crash on Route 45 in Frankfort.The col ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:25 pm
  • Downers Grove native Muriel Anderson returns to hometown for 25th annual concert

    DOWNERS GROVE – Guitarist/harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson, a Downers Grove native, and special guest Pat Donohue from "A Prairie Home Companion" perfor ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • Elmhurst Art Museum debuts 'Sense of Place' exhibit

    ELMHURST – Everyone has a different sense of “home” and “place,” and those varying perspectives will be examined through the Elmhurst Art Museum’s new ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Anderson's Bookshop to welcome Sebastian Bach of Skid Row

    LA GRANGE – Sebastian Bach, musician and former front man of Skid Row, will appear at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Anderson's Bookshop in La Grange as part of the ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:57 am
  • Reader Poll

    What do you like best about the autumn season?
    Cooler temperatures
    Leaves changing
    Fall fashion
    Pumpkin-flavored drinks/food