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  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County suspends horse sales after public concern

    The fate of a pair of former DuPage County horses remains unknown, but the forest preserve district is taking steps to care for its aged equines movin ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Villa Park Catholic school faces possible closure due to low enrollment

    VILLA PARK – Jennifer Orlando couldn’t help but be at a loss for words when she heard the news on Mother’s Day that St. Alexander Catholic School in V ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • College of DuPage board shifts power via policy changes and more: 5 items

    In a marathon five-hour meeting that featured divided votes on almost every issue on what became a nearly 20-item agenda, the College of DuPage Board ...
    May 23, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Baseball playoff previews: Strong aces look to lead Glenbard East, Montini, Willowbrook, AT

    The high school baseball regular season is winding down and the first pitches of the postseason are about to be thrown as teams look to go on a winnin ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Softball playoff previews: York looks to bounce back, Willowbrook hopes to send out seniors with a bang

    High school softball teams are about to start the postseason with one goal in mind – get to the EastSide Centre in East Peoria for the state finals. H ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Prep roundup: Glenbard East boys volleyball wins invite, reaches 30 wins

    Glenbard East’s boys volleyball team won five matches to take the Willowbrook Invite over the weekend and followed up with a win against St. Charles N ...
    May 22, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • York's Sam Bode gets 'best news' with gymnastics coaches award

    HINSDALE – Sam Bode may not have won a state medal, but he still earned some accolades at the state gymnastics meet.
    May 21, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • State finish puts Willowbrook back on the map

    HINSDALE – Keawe Winstead could barely walk but was determined to step up for Willowbrook’s boys gymnastics team.
    May 21, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Villa Park police: Husband, wife found dead in apparent murder-suicide

    VILLA PARK – A husband and wife were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide May 20 by Villa Park police officers, according to a Villa Park Police D ...
    May 21, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • DuPage officials warn heroin crisis not over, call for more effort

    After a slew of heroin overdose deaths in the first half of 2013, DuPage County agencies and politicians scrambled to come up with new programs and re ...
    May 20, 2015 - 6:37 pm
  • State Sen. Tom Cullerton to run for Congress

    VILLA PARK – State Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, announced Monday he will run for the U.S. House of Representatives District 8 seat being vacated ...
    May 18, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • State boys gymnastics individual finals: 13 photos

    Athletes compete in the IHSA state gymnastics individual finals at Hinsdale Central High School on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
    May 20, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • College of DuPage accreditation under review due to recent controversies

    In recent months, College of DuPage administrators and faculty have stressed that the controversies surrounding the school have not affected its acade ...
    May 18, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • 5 from College of DuPage: State audit greenlighted, $51K for Res Publica and more

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees was busy May 14, as the political tides of the school continue to turn post-election.
    May 15, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Glenbard East, Willowbrook girls soccer teams looking to get past postseason hurdles

    High school girls soccer teams started the season with hopes of making it to the state finals. With the playoffs starting next week, here’s what the p ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Derossett: Keep accountability and transparency

    As state government scurries to fill a projected $8 billion deficit in the 2016 fiscal year budget, it would seem to make sense to accept successful c ...
    May 15, 2015 - 7:40 am
  • Prep roundup: Rams’ gymnastics quartet heading to state

    Four Glenbard East gymnasts qualified individually for the state meet from the Glenbard West sectional May 8.
    May 15, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • College notes: Schmiegelt, Lewis make final; Hill transfers to Purdue hoops

    Saturday’s NCAA men’s volleyball final was an epic five-set match with Loyola edging Lewis, and Willowbrook graduate Jacob Schmiegelt took part for th ...
    May 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • College of DuPage staff: President Breuder ordered positive pre-election mailers

    After a victory in April, the former Clean Slate candidates turned new College of DuPage trustees hope to address a series of mailers sent in the week ...
    May 15, 2015 - 2:16 am
  • Group behind prospective Villa Park co-op grocery store to host meeting

    VILLA PARK – Community members seeking to open a co-op grocery store in Villa Park will hold a meeting and orientation Sunday for those interested in ...
    May 14, 2015 - 6:29 pm
  • NEDSRA to hold annual track meet at Glenbard East

    LOMBARD – The Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association is hosting its 36th annual track meet for athletes with disabilities Saturday at Glenbar ...
    May 14, 2015 - 6:27 pm
  • Teens and Trucks program educates D-88 students on safe driving

    Jacky Soto, 16, recently got her driver's permit and hasn’t even driven on the highway yet. But the Addison Trail High School sophomore got an importa ...
    May 14, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Matt Pizur pitches Willowbrook baseball to series sweep

    DARIEN – After standout pitching performances from Chris Roycroft and Cameron Zunkel earlier in the series, Matt Pizur knew he had to keep it going Tu ...
    May 14, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Our view: Consolidation efforts a great step forward for DuPage

    In the aftermath of the Illinois Supreme Court’s expected decision to strike down the 2013 pension reform law, the state now finds itself in an even b ...
    May 13, 2015 - 7:19 pm
  • New faces take star turns for Elmhurst, Lombard diamond teams

    Each spring provides a chance for baseball and softball players to make their mark, some for the first time at the varsity level. Here are a few playe ...
    May 12, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Huerta shines for Red Stars in 3-0 win over Boston

    CHICAGO – Saturday’s meeting between the Chicago Red Stars and the Boston Breakers was a game of firsts. 
    May 12, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • Suburban Life celebrates 12 Women of Distinction

    In an effort to continue a new tradition, Suburban Life Magazine hosted its second annual Women of Distinction Awards event Thursday at Seven Bridges ...
    May 12, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • Villa Park apartments provide housing for vulnerable populations

    VILLA PARK – When he moved to Trinity Services' new apartment building in Villa Park in November, known as The Landings on Villa, Greg said it was ver ...
    May 11, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Illinois Supreme Court unanimously strikes down state pension fix as unconstitutional

    After months of postulating, speculation and political forecasting, the General Assembly's attempt to right the capsizing ship that is the state pensi ...
    May 8, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • Rauner talks economic development at Choose DuPage event in Oakbrook Terrace

    Gov. Bruce Rauner stopped by Oakbrook Terrace on Tuesday to discuss his plans to boost Illinois' economy.
    May 8, 2015 - 6:15 pm
  • York Township honors WWII veteran

    On one of her regular visits to the York Township Senior Center, World War II veteran Arla Calyn (from left) is honored by Township Supervisor John W. ...
    May 8, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Legislators ask lieutenant governor to look at DuPage Election Commission consolidation

    One of the biggest issues of 2014's DuPage County clerk race was the future of the DuPage Election Commission – namely whether it should continue.
    May 7, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • Prep roundup: Plenty of goals for Glenbard East girls soccer in pair of wins

    Jessica Whipple, Jordyn Fulton, Brittany Paganucci and Dana Plotke each scored for Glenbard East’s girls soccer team in a 4-0 win against Glenbard Sou ...
    May 7, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Palmisano: Art show shines as District 45 masterpiece

    Creativity. Ingenuity. Depth. Music. Love. These are the words to describe our recent PTA Council art show April 10. The creative work of more than 30 ...
    May 5, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars down Sky Blue FC 1-0 in World Cup send-off

    CHICAGO – The National Women’s Soccer League’s Chicago Red Stars dominated and stayed unbeaten in their third match of the 2015 campaign on Saturday, ...
    May 5, 2015 - 8:37 am
  • Willowbrook High School student's legacy lives on through event, scholarships

    Emilio Perez loved to whistle. So much so that his godmother named the 5K race that honored his life the “Whistle While You Walk/Run 5K.”
    May 7, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • New NEDSRA executive director to come from Lombard Park District

    The new executive director of the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association will come from the Lombard Park District, according to a NEDSRA news ...
    May 4, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • West suburbs' young achievers honored as Suburban Life Scholars

    The west suburbs' best and brightest were recognized recently by Suburban Life Media.Two area high s ...
    May 3, 2015 - 3:27 am
  • District 48 to offer developmental screenings for kids

    VILLA PARK – Salt Creek School District 48 in Villa Park will conduct free developmental screenings of children 3 to 5 years old on May 8.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Team effort gets it done for Willowbrook softball

    VILLA PARK – Willowbrook softball is more than Samantha Schmidt and Alyssa Ressinger.Schmidt and Res ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Prep roundup: Glenbard East volleyball still undefeated in conference

    LOMBARD – After a disappointing 11th place finish at the Downers Grove South Invite over the weekend, Glenbard East’s boys volleyball team throttled W ...
    April 1, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • King setting tone for Willowbrook volleyball

    VILLA PARK – Anyone who has watched a volleyball match knows many of the players show tons of energy during matches.
    April 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Breuder out, audit upcoming and reimbursements suspended at College of DuPage (with video)

    The College of DuPage could be on its way to a "Clean Slate," but the cleaning may not come too easy if the new board's second meeting Thursday is any ...
    May 1, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • 'Clean Slate' trustees named officers of divided College of DuPage board in tense first meeting

    What some believe to be a new era at the College of DuPage started off with a rocky first few votes Thursday.
    May 1, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Author donates signed books to Villa Park library

    VILLA PARK – Author Mary Beth Magee (from left), formerly of Villa Park, and Villa Park Public Library Head of Adult Services Sean Birmingham hold sig ...
    April 30, 2015 - 5:23 pm
  • Villa Park man gets 39 years for fatal Lombard fire

    A Villa Park man was sentenced to 39 years in prison Thursday for starting a 2012 fire that killed a woman and severely injured another person.
    April 30, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • Embattled College of DuPage President Breuder takes medical leave days before potential ouster

    The controversial president of the College of DuPage won't be in office when trustees potentially take a scheduled vote on whether to put him on paid ...
    April 29, 2015 - 7:02 am
  • Artists show off work during Villa Park event

    VILLA PARK – The Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park was filled with artists and guests during Spring Festival – An Arts and Crafts Affair from April 17 t ...
    April 27, 2015 - 1:59 pm
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