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  • New Illinois state laws seek to clarify, expand student rights

    SPRINGFIELD — Schools must have a legitimate reason to demand students provide their social media passwords under a bill signed into law this week by ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 1:13 pm
  • Sugar Creek Golf Course in Villa Park celebrates 40th anniversary

    VILLA PARKThe 40-year history of the Sugar Creek Golf Course dates to the early 1970s, when official ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Illinois taxpayers continue to fund state lawmakers' health insurance

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois taxpayers spent $1.23 million last year to provide health insurance to state lawmakers despite the fact that the jobs are part- ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Weekly Wrap: High school football is back in DuPage, Cook counties

    Football season is finally here. High school students are back in the classroom, and athletes are ready to go head-to-head to reach the playoffs and b ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Illinois state only paying out lottery prizes of less than $25,000

    SPRINGFIELD — Win the Lottery? You might want to hold off on that new bass boat, dream house or even ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • High school football: Glenbard East sprints past Willowbrook

    LOMBARD – Glenbard East's high-powered offense proved too much for Willowbrook as the Rams won their season opener at home 42-21 over the Warriors.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • High school football: Suburban Life teams to watch in 2015

    Summer camp is long over, preseason practices are done and high school football teams from the area are ready to hit the lights on the 2015 season. He ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Judge: State must pay bills, show a plan

    SPRINGFIELD — U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman is keeping an eye on how well Illinois complies with her order to meet its obligations to cit ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • High school football: Rochel likes Warriors’ attitude

    VILLA PARK – Elijah Rochel is entering his third season on varsity for Willowbrook. He is playing both ways as a lineman for the first time since his ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • High school football: Willowbrook hopes to end skid against rival Rams

    Willowbrook Warriors footballCoach: Nick Hildreth2014 record: 2-7 (2-4 WSG)Conference: West Suburban ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • High school football: Willowbrook expects to have dangerous offense again

    Dangerous offense: Willowbrook has become known for its up-tempo offense under coach Nick Hildreth. With a number of key players back, including a few ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Valle: York Township thanks retired staff member for service

    I would like to take this opportunity to give special mention and express my sincere appreciation to a longtime member of our front office staff who r ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Villa Park Village President Deb Bullwinkel to run for Duckworth's congressional seat

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park Village President Deb Bullwinkel announced this week that she is throwing her hat into the Democratic primary race for the Dis ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 8:43 am
  • High school football: Suburban Life Media players to watch in 2015

    When all is said and done, every player on every football team in the area will play a role for their squads, but some playmakers figure to make a nam ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • High school football: Quotable players and coaches

    As football teams from across the state get set to start the football season, here are what some players and coaches from schools in the Suburban Life ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars earn first NWSL playoff berth

    LISLE – The Chicago Red Stars secured their place in the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs on Aug. 23 for the first time since they joined the l ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Beloved Villa Park police dog retires

    VILLA PARK – Det. Bryan Hruby isn’t sad about his partner of eight years retiring from the Villa Park Police Department. In fact, he feels happy and h ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Girls golf: Glenbard East, York, AT bank on experience, Willowbrook skews young

    Girls golfers from across the state have teed off on the 2015 season with the goal of getting to Decatur for the state tournaments in October. Here's ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Boys golf: Returning talent boosts Glenbard East, York, IC

    The high school boys golf season started on the first team, and the ultimate destination for teams and individual players is the 18th green at the sta ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Addison Trail, Willowbrook kick off new school year with bus ride-alongs

    DuPage High School District 88 and its schools ushered in the new school year with special bus rides for students.
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • College of DuPage timeline: What led to termination proceedings against Robert Breuder

    The last year and a half has been rocky for embattled President Robert Breduer and the College of DuPage, culminating in the Board of Trustees' decisi ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • College of DuPage votes to start termination proceedings against President Robert Breuder

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees have started the process of firing embattled President Robert Breuder – and may prevent him from getting his c ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Palmisano: District 45 gears up for new year with eye on teamwork

    School District 45 will open its doors to more than 3,400 students Aug. 24. For all of us here, this is the most exciting time of year. Spending time ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Parts of DuPage, Cook counties without power after Aug. 18 thunderstorm

    Several DuPage and Cook County residents are still without power following a storm that ripped through the Chicago area the night of Aug. 18, accordin ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • College of DuPage board to vote on Breuder ouster Aug. 20

    After months of controversy and weeks of legal questions, the Robert Breuder era at the College of DuPage may officially be at its end.
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Metra to install mobile charging stations in downtown Chicago

    Metra announced Aug. 18 that it is installing charging stations for electronic mobile devices at four of its downtown Chicago stations, according to a ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner offers new legislative package

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Aug. 17 said he’s again proposing legislation for a two-year freeze on local property taxes combined with what he c ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars sunk by Washington stoppage time goal

    LISLE – The Washington Spirit came to Chicago in hopes of securing a win and three points on Sunday night against the Chicago Red Stars, and with a la ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • Villa Park Fire Department debuts new engine purchased with FEMA grant

    VILLA PARK – It’s been a long time coming, and now the Villa Park Fire Department’s brand new fire engine is ready for duty. The engine was scheduled ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • DuPage County Board honors late board member JR McBride with caucus room dedication

    Ten months after his death, the DuPage County Board is ensuring a late member will be remembered for years to come.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Our view: Keep negotiations in Gov. Bruce Rauner's hands

    Illinois voters elected Bruce Rauner knowing full well his stance on organized labor and with the expectation that he would negotiate with the state’s ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Consultant: College of DuPage had $160 million invested against board policy

    The College of DuPage had more than $160 million invested in funds that violated board policy, according to a consultant hired by the college.
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • College of DuPage starts Breuder replacement search, gives interim president a pay raise

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees had a lengthy agenda for its Aug. 13 meeting. Here are some of the topics the board discussed during its speci ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • College of DuPage board votes to close Waterleaf Restaurant, transition it to education facility

    The controversial and unprofitable Waterleaf Restaurant at the College of DuPage will close at the end of the month and make way for new culinary prog ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 5:26 pm
  • DuPage County Board hires firm to look at Convalescent Center

    While it weighs what to do with the county fairgrounds, the DuPage County Board also will be taking a look at the future operation of the DuPage Conva ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • Rauner: DuPage County farmers eligible for storm damage assistance

    DuPage County farmers may be eligible for federal assistance after this year's heavy rains, according to a news release from Gov. Bruce Rauner's offic ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker makes campaign stop in Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made a candidate pitch to the DuPage County Republican party Aug. 13 during a luncheon at Carlucci Restaur ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Horvath Communications drops Albright Middle School cell tower proposal

    VILLA PARK – After many residents came forward in opposition to a cellphone tower being proposed for the Albright Middle School property in Villa Park ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Helton: At District 88, summer break is a time to prepare for the upcoming school year

    It might be summer break, but at District 88, we’re busy making sure everything is ready for students when they return for school Aug. 19.
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Shared space a benefit for collegiate athletic conferences

    Shared homes for college conferencesIn addition to The Summit League, the CCIW and the Big Ten, ther ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • The Summit League finds success with men's and women's hoops tourneys

    The premier event for The Summit League is the men’s and women’s basketball championship tournaments that are held at the same time at the Denny Sanfo ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to visit DuPage County Republicans on Aug. 13

    DOWNERS GROVE – Wisconsin Gov. and Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker will be in Downers Grove on Aug. 13, the DuPage County Republican Part ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • College athletic conferences find home in suburban headquarters

    The Big Ten Conference’s headquarters in Rosemont are hard to miss from I-294. The conference’s prom ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage plans work on Graue Mill, St. James Farm

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is planning to invest thousands of dollars to revamp a pair of its historic buildings in the coming mont ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • College of DuPage to vote on closing Waterleaf, presidential search committee Aug. 13

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees will be considering some big steps forward in addressing some of its biggest controversies – including replaci ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars' unbeaten streak undone by Portland Thorns

    PORTLAND, ORE. – Alyssa Mautz put the Chicago Red Stars ahead early. Allie Long and the Portland Tho ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Breen: Time to have a debate on future of Illinois

    "I've never seen anything like this. It's two different worldviews." – State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • DuPage Credit Union's We've Got Your Back provides students in need with school supplies

    VILLA PARK – DuPage Credit Union again partnered with the DuPage Regional Office of Education to provide free school supplies to local students in nee ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Weekly Wrap: DuPage County has a new flood map

    The week brought good news for some and bad news for others as FEMA released the new DuPage County flood maps.
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • College notes: Jaleel Johnson, Alex Ruffer in line to make big contributions

    Summer break is approaching its final stages, which means fall sports for both high school and college athletes are right around the corner. A number ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Area football players set to shine at Division I college level in 2015

    The college football season is about to officially begin as teams soon will be reporting for preseason practices ahead of the season kickoff. Several ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 4:51 pm
  • FEMA updates flood maps for DuPage County

    Many DuPage County residents are either hoping or fearing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will confirm what they already know – that they ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Illinois Senate OKs federal ‘pass-through’ spending bill

    SPRINGFIELD — In a growingly rare moment of bipartisan peace, the Illinois Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for state agencies to spend about $4.8 bi ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:59 am
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