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  • 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
  • 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
  • Helton: DuPage District 88 celebrates School Board Day, Education Week

    On Nov. 15, DuPage High School District 88 joined school districts throughout Illinois in celebrating School Board Members Day. As you drove through A ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Elephant and Piggie headed to Villa Park Library

    VILLA PARK – Author Mo Willems’ beloved Elephant and Piggie will have a party at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Villa Park Public Library.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: State to suspend accepting Syrian refugees

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Nov. 16 announced Illinois is putting a hold on  accepting any new refugees from Syria.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Chicago argues its pension deal unlike failed state law

    SPRINGFIELD — Lawyers for Chicago and two of its struggling pension funds on Nov. 17 argued the city’s effort to shore up those funds is legal because ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Illinois state agency sues attorney general’s office

    SPRINGFIELD — One of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s department heads is suing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and asking the court to remove the attorney ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Glenbard East, Montini, Timothy Christian, York ready to go

    Basketball is a numbers game: Points per game, field goal percentage and total rebounds can all tell the story of a team. With the season about to tip ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Up to 8 inches of snow predicted in DuPage and Cook counties

    The National Weather Service upgraded a winter storm watch to a warning early Nov. 20 ahead of a storm that meteorologists now say could drop up to 8 ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 7:10 am
  • High school football: Montini rides ground game back to semifinals

    DEKALB – Montini’s football team has a potent offense, but head coach Chris Andriano decided to keep it on the sideline to start the game.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • DuPage County food pantries prepare for holiday season

    The holidays are a time for giving of both time and riches. Suburban Life gathered a sampling of food pantries across DuPage County looking for food a ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 6:49 am
  • Villa Park Kiwanis Club offers dinner and a show

    VILLA PARK – The Kiwanis Club of Villa Park’s annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be hosted Nov. 20 at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 9:58 am
  • Illinois House Dems, GOP still playing rough

    SPRINGFIELD — Three key votes in the Illinois House on Tuesday showed Democrats and Republicans still playing hardball politics and assessing blame.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Rauner reaches agreement with business and labor on unemployment insurance laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 9 said it had reached agreements with business and labor groups on changes to the state’s une ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Villa Park artist featured in group exhibit

    The work of a dozen artists will be celebrated at a reception Nov. 20, launching an exhibit at the Donna Pope Gallery & Studio. In the show is Villa P ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Elks to provide Thanksgiving dinners in Brookfield, Lombard, Villa Park, Elmhurst

    Since 1994, Elmhurst Elks Lodge 1531 has helped DuPage County neighbors in need by supplying families with a complete Thanksgiving Day meal, including ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Villa Park Library plans trivia contest at Crazy Pour

    VILLA PARK – Trivia buffs can put their knowledge to the test at Team Trivia Tuesday.The event at 7: ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Villa Park business helps food pantry

    The Villa Park branch of AAA Chicago recently made a donation to the York Township Food Pantry in Lombard.
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Timothy Christian's reliable Ben Lodewyk does it all as Player of the Year

    ELMHURST – Just in the last two seasons, Ben Lodewyk proved there wasn't much he couldn't do on the soccer field.
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • High school football: IC Catholic storms into quarterfinals

    ELMHURST – Football coaches can sometimes dole out praise sparingly, but Luke Ricobene deserved every accolade IC Catholic coach Bill Krefft had for h ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • High school football: Montini gets going early in rout of Kaneland, DeKalb up next in quarterfinals

    LOMBARD – For the third time in five years, Montini ended the football season for Kaneland.The top-s ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Timothy Christian excited about first state berth

    RIVER GROVE – One year after suffering the toughest loss of her career, Timothy Christian junior Kendra Teune experienced the greatest victory.
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • National Weather Service: Strong winds, storms approaching Cook, DuPage counties

    ROMEOVILLE – Strong winds and thunderstorms could hit suburban Cook and DuPage counties during the Nov. 11 evening commute.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces deal on child care

    SPRINGFIELD —  Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office on Nov. 9 announced the Republican chief executive would loosen eligibility standards for the state’s child ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Battle over child care program heats up

    SPRINGFIELD – A battle between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats is shaping up as House Democrats attempt to undo cuts made by Ra ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Rep. Conroy to host coffee shop stop in Villa Park

    VILLA PARK – State Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, invites local residents to join her for coffee from 9 to 10 a.m. Nov. 12 at Funky Java in Villa Park ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Mayhem awaits at Friends’ annual murder mystery in Villa Park

    VILLA PARK – Mystery, suspense and laughter are promised at the murder mystery play presented this weekend by the Friends of the Villa Park Library.
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • After Halloween, SCARCE recycles pumpkins into compost

    GLEN ELLYN – While your jack-o'-lantern might be looking a little long in the tooth these days, Kay McKeen hopes you don't throw it out.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • High school football: IC Catholic dominates playoff opener, hosts second round game

    ELMHURST – IC Catholic’s football team earned a home game to start the playoffs by playing great football all season.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • High school boys soccer: Timothy Christian stays loose, captures state title

    NORMAL – Last season was on Ben Lodewyk's mind as this season was nearing its end.The Timothy Christ ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • High school football: Team effort moves Montini into second round

    LOMBARD – Even with years of playoff success under his belt, Montini football head coach Chris Andriano knows nothing is given in the postseason.
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • Illinois treasurer, 3 insurance companies duel over audits

    SPRINGFIELD — Three insurance companies are suing Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs over his request to audit their records to make sure death ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: York, Timothy Christian move on to sectional finals

    RIVERSIDE – York's girls volleyball team could not have asked for a more fitting way to cap a victory.
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • Illinois health administrators plead for state money

    SPRINGFIELD —  What happens if Illinois doesn’t get funds flowing to local public health departments?
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Small communities in Illinois worried about road salt revenue

    SPRINGFIELD – Smaller Illinois cities and counties are hoping for an exceptionally mild winter or a breakthrough in the state budget impasse.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Go green after Halloween, compost pumpkins in Villa Park

    VILLA PARK – This Halloween, Villa Park Environmental Concerns Commission partners with SCARCE to offer pumpkin composting.
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Civic groups want bipartisan agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – Good-government groups are urging the governor and four legislative leaders to work together toward an inclusive, bipartisan agenda for ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Sporty Oak Brook benefit to support school leadership mission

    “Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders” isn’t just a tagline that sits below the logo of Salt Creek School District in Villa Park.
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Bill would allow but regulate fantasy sports games

    SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois lawmaker wants to continue to allow people to put their money toward online fantasy sports contests if they wish, but he say ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Valle: York Township Food Pantry invites community support

    October brings the colors of the changing seasons, and Halloween reminds us that Thanksgiving and Christmas are not far behind. This is the time of ye ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • High school football: Montini football playoff bound; Glenbard East, Willowbrook just miss postseason

    AURORA – In search of an undefeated regular season and a top seed in the postseason, Montini’s football team raced out to a big lead in a 35-0 win aga ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Turn back clocks: Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 1

    The clocks turn back one hour Nov. 1, marking the end end of Daylight Saving Time and the annual shift back to standard time.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Meeting taking shape between Gov. Bruce Rauner, leaders

    SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois heads for its fifth month without a budget, the governor and at least three of the four legislative leaders appear set for a ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Big trapshooting tourney could leave Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD — The group that puts on the Grand American, the national championship of American trapshooting, has begun the process of voiding its cont ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Rauner, handful of unions reach tentative pacts

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration said Oct. 22 it has reached tentative agreements with unions representing roughly 300 engineers and o ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Hands-on classes to engage kids in Villa Park

    VILLA PARK – Little Chefs and Little Scientists are just two of the children’s programs offered by Parks & Recreation in Villa Park.
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Halloween in Elmhurst: a complete guide

    Halloween is right around the corner and the celebration already has started. Here are some of the Halloween celebrations not to miss this season.
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Moody’s downgrades Illinois bond ratings

    SPRINGFIELD — Moody’s Investor Services on Oct. 22 downgraded its ratings on Illinois bonds.The move ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Elmhurst police officers receive award for saving drowning victim

    ELMHURST – Two Elmhurst police officers will be recognized Oct. 28 by The 100 Club of DuPage for their act of courage and heroism when they rescued a ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Education leaders skip state hearing

    SPRINGFIELD — Representatives of the Illinois State Board of Education were a no-show at a House hearing on Oct. 20 regarding the compensation package ...
    Oct. 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Rep. Frank Mautino chosen state’s auditor general

    SPRINGFIELD — State Rep. Frank Mautino will be Illinois’ next auditor general.The Democrat from Spri ...
    Oct. 26, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • Reader Poll

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