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  • New Lenox will now fine for vaping in public

    NEW LENOX — New Lenox residents can now be fined for using e-cigarette or vaping devices in certain public spaces.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 3:18 pm
  • Dog rescued in Crystal Lake gets emergency makeover

    CRYSTAL LAKE – When 5-year-old shih tzu-mix Meeko arrived at On Angels Wings Pet Rescue the staff knew the spirited little guy was loved.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • 'New York' to premiere at Theatre of Western Springs

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Fifteen stories of resiliency, hope and survival after 9/11 are chronicled in the play “New York,” which premieres Feb. 11 at the Th ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:22 pm
  • Icy roads lead to Channahon crash involving school bus, car

    CHANNAHON – Traffic was briefly diverted Tuesday morning in Channahon after a weather-related crash involving a school bus and car.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • Shorewood police: Target shoplifting leads to tug-of-war over purse with stolen goods

    SHOREWOOD – Police say a Hoffman Estates woman tried stealing panties and smoke detectors Thursday from Target.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Winfield Bluebirds 4-H club remembers Alice Teske

    WINFIELD – The Winfield Bluebirds 4-H club shares its tribute to a late 4-H leader, Alice Teske of Winfield. The following remembrance was written by ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Village of Downers Grove considering raising stormwater utility fee

    DOWNERS GROVE – Officials with the village of Downers Grove are encouraging residents to attend a discussion on the village's stormwater utility progr ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Grow Healthy Villa Park celebrates fourth year

    VILLA PARK – Since its inception in 2011 as a public health initiative intended to provide the Villa Park community with health-conscious choices and ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Wheaton fly fisherman hopes to bring sport across the world

    WHEATON – For Javier Guevara, fly fishing is an art that deserves to be shared with the world.For th ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • Elmhurst City Council approves economic incentive for Ace Hardware

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council approved a $25,000 TIF incentive request for the Ace Hardware store in downtown Elmhurst.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • 3 GOP candidates vie for the 26th Illinois Senate District

    Stemming the exodus of taxpayers and jobs from Illinois and lightening the state’s heavy property tax burden is paramount to the three Republican cand ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Downers Grove-based Flexco makes national list of best companies to work for

    DOWNERS GROVE – The National Association for Business Resources named Flexco as one of the "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" in the country, ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Face Time with Jim Bosserman

    Batavia resident Jim Bosserman, 72, was at the James O. Breen Community Park in St. Charles with his golden retriever, Molly, when he answered 10 ques ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Wilmington VFW's 'Powerball' situation temporarily diffused

    WILMINGTON – Recent hysteria over the national Powerball lottery game may have died down.But the sen ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • Foster hosts heroin, opioid discussion in Joliet

    JOLIET – An hourlong conversation about the region’s battle against opioid abuse barely scratches the surface to the growing epidemic.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 10:55 pm
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