WESTMONT – On Monday, Westmont High School, in conjunction with several other school districts, will be hosting a conference for Advanced Placement teachers and leaders with Jay Mathews as the keynote speaker.
RIVERSIDE – Working with his hands throughout his life helped Jim Claydon of Riverside acquire the skills to become an artist.
LEMONT – Lemont High School senior Justin Stanwyck tied for fifth in the Engineering Graphics competition at the 2013 Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Academic Challenge State Finals held in April.
DOWNERS GROVE – A 28-foot long, 12-foot wide and 11.5-foot tall Idaho potato will make an appearance from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the new Shop and Save Market at 7241 Lemont Road in Downers Grove.
RIVERSIDE – Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Riverside Arts Center will hold its annual fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the St. Mary Parish Center, 126 Herrick Road.
BOLINGBROOK – Two former Bolingbrook priests were named in a sexual abuse lawsuit brought by five men against the Diocese of Joliet Tuesday, according to a Chicago Tribune report.
DOWNERS GROVE – The District 99 Education Foundation awarded more than $16,000 in grants to North and South high schools on Monday.
WOODRIDGE – A Coal City man convicted of a 2012 armed hijacking in Woodridge was sentenced to 40 years in jail on Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House of Representatives passed legislation that grants DuPage County the ability to dissolve, by ordinance, outdated or defunct County appointed agencies, a press release from the DuPage County Board says.
DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove firefighters extinguished a residential structure fire at 4427 Pershing Avenue around 5 p.m., according to the village.
ELMHURST – A semi-trailer truck became overturned on Wednesday afternoon on the ramp from westbound Interstate 290 to northbound Route 83.
LEMONT – Lemont residents ages 18 and older can sign up for "Within My Reach," a relationship skills and decision-making workshop held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, June 6 to 20, at Lemont Township, 1115 Warner Ave.
DOWNERS GROVE – Illinois state Rep. Ron Sandack bowed out of consideration for chairmanship of the Illinois Republican Party early Wednesday.
VILLA PARK – New leaders in the Village of Villa Park were sworn in on Monday night.
BOLINGBROOK – A group of about 70 people will convene at the Fountaindale Public Library Sunday, May 26, gathering in solidarity to pay respect to Tamil civilians that died in Sri Lanka in May 2009.