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  • Montini returns to state title game for seventh straight season

    LOMBARD – Montini football is one victory away from silencing its critics. After a second-half come ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Woman drives through wall of Thorton's Gas in Joliet, closing station

    JOLIET – A gas station was closed Monday after a driver crashed through the south wall.Thorton's Gas ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Marengo Ridge campsite to open for winter camping this December

    MARENGO – The quiet, peaceful winter woods of the Marengo Ridge Conservation Area will open this December for camping.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • Cary School District 26 adopts 2015 levy increase, debt service resolution

    CARY – Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 is asking its community for about $20.96 million property taxes this year, not including bonds a ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Third suspect charged in Romeoville robbery

    ROMEOVILLE – A third suspect has been arrested in connection to a robbery that occurred earlier this month during which a 21-year-old woman was tossed ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Glenbard District 87 approves levy that could mean small increase in taxes

    GLEN ELLYN – Residents could see a slight increase in their taxes to Glenbard Township High School District 87 next year.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 3:06 pm
  • IDOT safety instructor, ex-cop charged with arson in Algonquin fires

    WOODSTOCK – A traffic safety educator for the Illinois Department of Transportation has been suspended after police charged him with setting a string ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • Task force drafting downsizing plan

    SPRINGFIELD – A task force aimed at the Illinois local government glut began shaping its report to the governor and legislature Nov. 19 as members app ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Split Wheaton City Council weighs 4-percent property tax hike citing Springfield uncertainty

    WHEATON – For years, the Wheaton City Council hung its collective hat on holding the line on property taxes each budget season.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 6:52 am
  • Rauner reaches labor deals, still in fight with AFSCME

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 18 announced it has reached new four-year deals with several trade unions, as well as with Se ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Village of Downers Grove looking for IT director

    DOWNERS GROVE – The village of Downers Grove has a job opening for an information technology director, according to a job posting on its website.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:07 am
  • Turkey Trot at McHenry High School East Campus to benefit hospice

    McHENRY — In November 2011, the Siman family lost its family matriarch, Carlene Siman, to cancer.The ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • Elmhurst to revisit transportation service for seniors, people with disabilities

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst will revisit a transportation program for seniors and people with disabilities approved by the City Council previously ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Face Time with Elyece Miller Hurley

    St. Charles resident Elyece Miller Hurley, 53, was working at Royal Real Estate in St. Charles, when she answered 12 questions for the Kane County Chr ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Fox and the Turkey Races set for Thursday in Batavia

    BATAVIA – Houston Street will be closed Thursday from North Island Avenue to Route 31 in downtown Batavia for The Fox and The Turkey Races, according ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 10:48 pm
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