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  • Superhero Hustle in Villa Park supports Easter Seals

    VILLA PARK – Family and friends supported local superheroes at the 13th annual Run for the Kids: Superhero Hustle 5K Run/2-Mile Walk on May 7 at Easte ...
    May 25, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Winning Powerball ticket sold in Lombard

    LOMBARD – People who recently bought a Powerball ticket in Lombard might want to check it right away. A Lombard store sold a $1 million winning ticket ...
    May 25, 2016 - 7:16 am
  • Valle: Americans find many ways to honor Memorial Day

    Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces of the United States of Ameri ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Elmhurst's Cilantro Taco Grill promises fresh food, grilled meat

    ELMHURST – With a fifth location now open in Elmhurst, the Morfin family business is seeking to become the area’s go-to restaurant for fresh grilled M ...
    May 24, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • High school baseball and softball: Glenbard East, Montini, Willowbrook, York ready for postseason play

    The first pitch of the softball and baseball playoffs for Class 3A and 4A schools will soon be delivered as teams from across the state aim to make a ...
    May 24, 2016 - 6:59 am
  • High school sports roundup: Glenbard East sends four to girls state track

    Cailyn Biegalski punched her ticket to state in two events and Glenbard East’s girls track and field team had two other state qualifiers at the Class ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:10 pm
  • Villa Park Library to offer yoga for babies, toddlers

    VILLA PARK – A fun, simple yoga session with your child is in store at the Villa Park Public Library. Presented by Elmhurst Yoga Shala, yoga sessions ...
    May 20, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • High school baseball: Glenbard East clinches conference title

    Glenbard East's baseball team suffered a 4-1 loss against South Elgin on May 18 as the Storm narrowed the gap in the Upstate Eight Valley race, but th ...
    May 20, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • Culinary summer camps offered young teens at Technology Center of DuPage

    ADDISON – Starting in June, Technology Center of DuPage in Addison will host eight identical summer culinary camps for students who will be in grades ...
    May 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Calvary Church to serve community meal in Villa Park

    VILLA PARK – Calvary United Methodist Church will present its monthly “Third Thursday Community Meal and Speaker” on May 19 in Villa Park.
    May 18, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Blackwell Forest Preserve campground opens

    WARRENVILLE – A mini-vacation awaits right in DuPage County with a night spent under the stars at the family campground at Blackwell Forest Preserve i ...
    May 17, 2016 - 11:57 am
  • High school girls soccer: York, Glenbard East, other area teams ready for postseason kickoff

    The road to girls soccer playoff glory ends at North Central College in Naperville, where teams from across the state in three classes will be vying f ...
    May 17, 2016 - 8:20 am
  • Willowbrook High School aide accused of having sex with student

    A teacher's aide at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student from Lombard at her residence in Bolingb ...
    May 14, 2016 - 7:36 am
  • High school badminton: York sends five to state tourney, Willowbrook sees Grace Chantos make state field

    ELMHURST – A stellar season for York’s badminton team got even better May 5.Hosting their own sectio ...
    May 13, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Bill Karges given Villa Park Green Champion award

    VILLA PARK – The Green Champion award will be presented to Bill Karges by the Villa Park Environmental Concerns Commission at the May 9 village board ...
    May 12, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Roskam discusses heroin crisis with DuPage County Heroin Task Force

    ELMHURST – U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, held a round table meeting May 6 with DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and members of the DuPage ...
    May 12, 2016 - 1:04 pm
  • Elmhurst resident, business owner helps raise funds for Ray Graham Association

    ELMHURST – Even though he is passionate about food and creating enjoyable dining experiences, Elmhurst resident and business owner Tony Gambino wants ...
    May 11, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • College of DuPage selects Bensenville mentorship program

    BENSENVILLE – College of DuPage’s Teacher Preparation Program recently designated Project CARE in Bensenville as its program of choice, and will launc ...
    May 11, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Free wood chips offered DuPage County residents

    WEST CHICAGO – People can pick up free wood chips from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14 at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Native Plant Nursery ...
    May 10, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Art Museum exhibit explores connection between Playboy, architecture, Chicago

    ELMHURST – Architecture is not the first thing that comes to mind when talking about Playboy magazine, but a new exhibit at the Elmhurst Art Museum sh ...
    May 11, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Art@York May film is 'Youth'

    ELMHURST – The Art@York program continues in May with a screening of the comedy-drama "Youth."The fi ...
    May 9, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Walk-In Ministry partners with Elmhurst College to create a new look

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Walk-In Ministry partnered with an Elmhurst College graphic design class to create a new logo for its new name, the Elmhurst W ...
    May 9, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Glenbard East's Mikel, Hinton winners at track invite

    Patrick Mikel won the 400-meter dash in 49.37 seconds and Keegan Hinton captured the shot put title with a mark of 41 feet, 7 inches for Glenbard East ...
    May 6, 2016 - 10:09 am
  • Elmhurst resident, gym owner breaks burpees world record

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst resident and gym owner Nick Janowitz was tired of making excuses, so he decided to break a Guinness World Record by doing more tha ...
    May 8, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • High school softball: Poise a positive in pitching circle for York's Lauren Wojcik

    ELMHURST – Lauren Wojcik never pitched a varsity inning before this spring, but her prowess in the pitching circle might fool many who didn’t know tha ...
    May 5, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Sen. Tom Cullerton passes measure to keep retired police dogs with officers

    VILLA PARK – Working to keep retired police dogs with their handlers, state Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, passed Senate Bill 3129, which creates t ...
    May 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Letter: Bipartisan measures a needed step on road to state budget

    To the Editor:I joined my Senate colleagues on April 22 in unanimously approving two bipartisan meas ...
    May 4, 2016 - 6:18 pm
  • Elmhurst District 205 Board President Shannon Ebner talks Focus 205, English curriculum

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Community Unit District 205 has been working on various initiatives to improve its operations and the experience offered to El ...
    May 4, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Pinkney: Families escape homelessness and find stable futures through SHIFT

    Emma never thought homelessness would be something she would experience. The married mother of two ...
    May 3, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Benefit at DuPage Airport to help Honor Flight Chicago soar

    WEST CHICAGO – The DuPage Veterans Foundation’s fifth annual fundraiser at DuPage Airport to benefit Honor Flight Chicago will unfold with fanfare fro ...
    May 3, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Clyde’s Donuts in Addison develops taste for sweet success

    ADDISON – It’s time to make more donuts. In a glaze of glory, Clyde’s Donuts in Addison has kicked off its new manufacturing space along with a new lo ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • 'Dancing with the Starz' gala to help DuPage County seniors

    LOMBARD – The DuPage Senior Citizens Council’s fifth annual “Dancing with the Starz” benefit is heating up with celebrity dancers rehearsing their dan ...
    May 3, 2016 - 2:23 pm
  • Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra ends season with concert featuring special guest

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will soon close its season with a concert of friendship and spectacular music-making.
    May 3, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Know Your Board: DuPage High School District 88 Board of Education

    There aren’t enough reporters in Illinois to cover all of the 7,000 units of government that exist in this state. In 2016, Suburban Life is going to s ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:28 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Glenbard East volleyball improves in conference play

    Ali Liljestrand scored midway through the first half and Dana Plotke scored on Elizabeth Toledo’s feed early in the second half to lead Glenbard East’ ...
    April 30, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Brittany Paganucci sets Glenbard East scoring record in win against Willowbrook

    LOMBARD – Brittany Paganucci has scored hat tricks many times in her illustrious soccer career at Glenbard East.
    April 29, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • DuPage Forest Preserve lecture, events to attract pollinators

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites residents to join its efforts to increase populations of butterflies, bees and other imperiled a ...
    April 29, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry unveils state-of-the-art facility

    ELMHURSTAfter nearly two years of fundraising efforts, the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry has a new ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • High school baseball: Big seventh inning lifts Glenbard East against Bartlett

    After splitting a doubleheader against Batavia on April 22, the Glenbard East's baseball team used a big seventh inning to defeat Bartlett 7-0 on Apri ...
    April 29, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Villa Park soldier graduates with honors as food service specialist

    VILLA PARKSgt. Kyle Wolber of Villa Park was among three Illinois Army National Guard soldiers and 1 ...
    April 28, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Suburban Life recognizes local scholars, awards scholarships

    WOODRIDGE – Suburban Life Media and the DuPage Credit Union honored some of the best high school seniors in the western suburbans April 26 at the Subu ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Elmhurst prepares for 20th Annual Art in the Park

    ELMHURST –  Spring is in full swing, and that means Elmhurst is getting ready for the 20th installment of Art in the Park.
    April 30, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • Valle: Shining light on York Township's myriad services

    America's richest blessing is her people. They are the real strength in her grass roots, and that is what township government is all about. It is ofte ...
    April 27, 2016 - 11:00 am
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