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  • Wheaton to host centennial Independence Day parade, fireworks

    WHEATON – Wheaton residents have days of patriotic celebration ahead of them in the weekend's annual Fourth of July events.
    July 2, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Downers Grove's Fourth of July to feature fireworks, parade

    DOWNERS GROVE – The village of Downers Grove is teaming up with Darien and Woodridge for its annual Fourth of July fireworks.
    July 2, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Westmont Fourth of July to go 'above and beyond'

    WESTMONT – Westmont will celebrate the Fourth of July with one of the largest fireworks displays in the Chicago suburbs.
    July 2, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Bolingbrook celebrates landmark anniversary

    BOLINGBROOK – Bolingbrook residents packed into the Town Center Grounds to celebrate their village's 50th anniversary with a picnic June 28.
    July 2, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Kolodziej: Being green, saving green at District 99

    Everyone at District 99 strives to incorporate an energy conservation ethic into our facilities. In 2002, we launched a comprehensive energy conservat ...
    July 2, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Our view: Plan for lights at Nazareth deserves study

    Despite the assertions of a recent Sound Off submission, it’s highly unlikely that allowing lights on the football field at Nazareth Academy will “[de ...
    July 2, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Two-sport athlete Terry looks back on high school career

    LAKE VILLA – This week, Lake County Journal contributor Tim Sieck sat down with Lakes field hockey and track and field star Erica Terry. Terry tells u ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Fourth of July fireworks roundup for Chicago suburbs

    Celebrating the Fourth of July calls for parades, barbecues, food and fun.But most of all, Independe ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Deer Park crash injures Crystal Lake family

    DEER PARK – Four members of a Crystal Lake family were injured Tuesday after a man crashed into them in oncoming traffic while fleeing the scene of an ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • OSHA cites Island Lake manufacturer after serious arm injury

    ISLAND LAKE – An Island Lake manufacturer has been cited for safety violations after an employee's arm was pulled into a machine that had been set up ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:25 am
  • Palmisano: District 45 seeks input on future plans

    School District 45 welcomes all stakeholders to participate in the process of building the future of our students. The District 45 Board of Education ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:16 am
  • Wahl to serve as Wauconda fire chief

    WAUCONDA – The Wauconda Fire District recently announced Deputy Chief Michael Wahl will be replacing David Dato as fire chief Aug. 7, according the a ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • New Lenox campers find long lost time capsule

    NEW LENOX – It was a hunt 10 years in the making: New Lenox campers this week dug up a time capsule that was supposed to be found the year after it wa ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Plainfield parks PAC donates coffers to local ADA project

    PLAINFIELD – The Plainfield Park District Alliance political action committee has given the remainder of its campaign funds to a park district project ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • AAA forecasts highest travel numbers since 2007

    Americans will travel this Fourth of July holiday weekend in numbers not seen since 2007 – thanks in part to growing income and falling gas prices, AA ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:45 pm
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