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  • Prep roundup: Glenbard East girls basketball notches first conference win

    A 40-24 win against West Aurora on Saturday gave Glenbard East’s girls basketball team its first win in the Upstate Eight Valley.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Verge sparking improved Warriors

    VILLA PARK – Willowbrook sophomore Alonzo Verge Jr. was one of two elite prospects that brought University of Illinois men’s basketball coach John Gro ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Elmhurst, Lombard area athletes set for college football bowl games

    College football’s postseason slate is all set, and a slew of athletes who played at area high schools will be suiting up for their college teams. Her ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Funeral Friday for longtime Hillside Police Chief George Kudrna

    Longtime Hillside Police Chief George Kudrna died Monday at age 77.A visitation will be held today f ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Valle: Giving back celebrates spirit of season

    The fellowship of family and friends and time-honored traditions all contribute to making Christmas special. However, the weeks leading up to Christma ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • District 88 mourns Board of Education member

    VILLA PARK – District 88 Board of Education member and Willowbrook High School alumnus Mark Johnson died Saturday with his family by his side after be ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:25 pm
  • Villa Park celebrates 'joyful traditions' at holiday event

    Villa Park residents celebrated some favorite holiday traditions at the Chamber of Commerce’s Joyful Traditions!, featuring visits with Santa Claus an ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 1:17 pm
  • Brian Kern helps Hinsdale South outlast Willowbrook

    VILLA PARK – With University of Illinois men's basketball coach John Groce on hand to watch Barret Benson and Alonzo Verge Jr., Brian Kern stole the s ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • All-area football: Meet the 2014 selections from Addison, Elmhurst, Lombard and Villa Park

    The high school football season is officially in the books, which makes it the perfect time to honor the best players from local schools with our all- ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • Sheriff charges Villa Park woman with felony drug possession

    VILLA PARK – A Villa Park woman was arrested Wednesday on a felony drug charge, according to a DuPage County Sheriff's Office news release.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Bulls/Sox Academy offering holiday basketball, baseball, softball camps

    LISLE – The Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle will be hosting Chicago Bulls Basketball Camps and Chicago White Sox Baseball Holiday Camps on Dec. 29 and 30 a ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Flood Brothers makes preschooler honorary garbage man

    OAKBROOK TERRACE – After dressing up as a Flood Brothers truck for Halloween, a local preschooler received a special treat Nov. 25, when he served as ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • Palmisano: SB 16 would not have solved state funding woes

    If you're reading this article, you must be in the habit of scanning for something else to maintain your interest, so thank you for stopping here. And ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • Prep roundup: Willowbrook boys basketball splits West Suburban Gold games

    Willowbrook’s boys basketball team opened West Suburban Gold play with back-to-back games last weekend.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Villa Park police respond to attempted burglary

    VILLA PARK – An attempted residential burglary was reported Monday in Villa Park, according to a Villa Park Police Department news release.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 6:17 pm
  • Villa Park man charged with DUI after crashing car into tree

    VILLA PARK – A Villa Park man was charged Dec. 5 with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol in relation to a Nov. 28 crash that injured tw ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 5:29 am
  • Officials react to the passing of Judy Baar Topinka

    Local and state officials shared their thoughts and feelings Wednesday upon hearing of the passing of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka:
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • Sal's Beverage World to replace long-vacant Bakers Square in Villa Park

    VILLA PARK – After more than six years of driving by an empty building, passersby on Roosevelt Road in Villa Park will notice the vacant Bakers Square ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Elmhurst Chiefs teams celebrate trophy haul

    A pair of teams from the Elmhurst Chiefs youth hockey club got to savor some early season success in out-of-state tournaments.
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Boy dies in apparent accidental shooting near Villa Park

    A child involved in what appeared to be an accidental shooting near Villa Park has died, according to a DuPage County Sheriff's Office news release.
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 6:30 pm
  • Sheriff charges Villa Park man with child porn possession

    VILLA PARK – A Villa Park 20-year-old was charged Friday morning with four counts of possession of child pornography, according to a DuPage County She ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Boys basketball previews: Rams, Warriors off to improved starts

    The boys basketball season has already tipped off as teams competed in Thanksgiving tournaments. Here’s the early recap and outlook for Glenbard East, ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Villa Park kicks off holidays with Joyful Traditions!

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park residents are invited to kick off the holiday season with Joyful Traditions!, sponsored by the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • Missing Villa Park woman found

    VILLA PARK – A Villa Park woman who was reported missing by her family has been found, according to a Villa Park Police Department news release.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Montini students volunteer throughout west suburbs

    LOMBARD – Montini Catholic High School sophomores visited service sites in the western suburbs during a Day of Service on Oct. 30.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Good as gold

    EVANSTON – Swimming has never been a high-profile sport at Willowbrook High School, but Kelly McNamara may be changing that.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • DuPage gets $70,000 donation for heroin overdose reversal drug program

    WHEATON – DuPage County's campaign to save the lives of overdosing heroin users got a financial boost during the Nov. 25 County Board meeting, when Ch ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • Carol Stream man receives 31 years for Oakbrook Terrace attempted murder

    A Carol Stream man was sentenced Tuesday to 31 years in prison for the attempted murder of his wife in Oakbrook Terrace, according to a DuPage County ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Helton: D-88 celebrates culture of giving

    At District 88, our students and staff have truly demonstrated that giving back is part of the district’s culture.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Crafters come out for Villa Park festival

    VILLA PARK – Crafts filled the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park from Nov. 20 through 23 for the annual Autumn Festival, an Arts and Crafts Affair.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Girls basketball previews: Montini reloads, Glenbard East has returning talent

    The girls basketball season has tipped off with many teams playing in tournaments to start the campaign. Here’s the outlook for Glenbard East, Montini ...
    Nov. 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve District lowers tax levy

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County voted to slightly decrease its tax levy Nov. 18, according to a district news release.
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Flowers: Celebrate family traditions this Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is about coming together as families, watching football games and enjoying food traditions.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:11 pm
  • Elmhurst Elks distribute Thanksgiving dinners

    ELMHURST – For the 20th year, dozens of volunteers assembled at the Elmhurst Elks Lodge to pack turkeys, jellied cranberries and pumpkin pies into box ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Elmhurst woman sues Wal-Mart after allegedly being injured at Villa Park store

    An Elmhurst woman is suing Wal-Mart after she claims a line of carts knocked her unconscious in the parking lot of its Villa Park location.
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 7:07 am
  • Villa Park celebrates Thanksgiving by giving back

    VILLA PARK – When 200 naval recruits pull up to the Elmhurst American Legion on Thanksgiving, they will be greeted by nearly 100 volunteers and more f ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Willowbrook's McNamara wins state 100-yard butterfly

    EVANSTON – Kelly McNamara, a Willowbrook senior representing the Addison Trail/Willowbrook co-op, won the 100-yard butterfly at the girls swimming sta ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 5:53 am
  • Montini rolls Geneseo to make sixth straight Class 5A title game

    LOMBARD – Going to state has become routine for Montini football, but that doesn't mean it has gotten old.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • All-area girls volleyball team

    The girls volleyball season wrapped up on Saturday with all four classes finishing up at Redbird Arena in Normal. That means its time to honor the bes ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Villa Park board votes down medical marijuana dispensary's zoning request

    VILLA PARK – An area near the 800 block of North Villa Avenue in Villa Park will not be rezoned to an M-1 light industrial district to allow a medical ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Valle: Give back to others this Thanksgiving

    As the seasons are changing and fall colors bring to mind the traditional Thanksgiving holiday, I have many fond memories of Thanksgiving holidays of ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:35 am
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