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  • Gbur: Successful partnerships keep communities healthy

    During these tenuous financial times, there is one thing that we can celebrate and feel great about. Over the last 40 years, Illinois park districts h ...
    July 3, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Gymnastics leads Warriors’ spring highlights

    VILLA PARK – Willowbrook had a strong spring season in a number of different sports. Before looking ahead to fall sports in August, it’s time to look ...
    July 3, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Villa Park to celebrate Fourth of July with parade

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park VFW Post 2801 will host its annual Independence Day Parade at noon July 4.Th ...
    July 3, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • College of DuPage ex-trustee files complaint against Clean Slate for alleged campaign violation

    A former College of DuPage trustee has filed a complaint alleging the committee for a slate of former Board of Trustees candidates failed to report a ...
    July 4, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • Report: College of DuPage's Breuder spent more than $100,000 in foundation money

    College of DuPage President Robert Breuder spent more than $102,000 of the College of DuPage Foundation's money from 2010 to 2014, according to a Chic ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Fourth of July fireworks roundup for Chicago suburbs

    Celebrating the Fourth of July calls for parades, barbecues, food and fun.But most of all, Independe ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Palmisano: District 45 seeks input on future plans

    School District 45 welcomes all stakeholders to participate in the process of building the future of our students. The District 45 Board of Education ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:16 am
  • Mystery Diner visit to Baba Karam in Villa Park: 5 photos

    The kabobs are worthy of their signature status at Baba Karam in Villa Park, a noteworthy destination for Middle Eastern favorites.
    June 30, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Illinois State shutdown appears ever more likely

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats remain in a philosophical and political staredown as the state heads into its new fiscal yea ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars to host Women's World Cup viewing party today

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars will help support the U.S. Soccer women's team with a viewing party near Lincoln Park Zoo today.
    June 30, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • Baba Karam's specialty is tasty kabobs

    VILLA PARK – A knock on some eateries is that they offer so many menu items, the cooking staff can never really master any of them. It's precisely the ...
    July 2, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Scott Darling's Stanley Cup experience: 'It's been unbelievable'

    LEMONT – The past year has been a whirlwind for Scott Darling after the Lemont native signed with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 1, 2014.
    June 30, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • College of DuPage accreditation review postponed

    A review of the College of DuPage's accreditation has been delayed after the Higher Learning Commission postponed a trip to the school scheduled for J ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County begins centennial celebrations

    The history of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is one that begins with a dedicated group of residents and a vote 100 years ago.
    June 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Villa Park Summerfest returns for 10th year of family fun

    VILLA PARK – For the 10th year, Summerfest brought food, music and other festivities to Villa Park.T ...
    June 26, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • College of DuPage weighs future of controversial Waterleaf Restaurant

    The on-campus Waterleaf Restaurant at College of DuPage may undergo some drastic changes in the near future.
    June 30, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • All-area baseball MVP Cam Zunkel excels with Willowbrook

    VILLA PARK – Transitioning to high school is tough enough for freshmen. The new building, new classm ...
    June 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Glenbard East, Willowbrook, York players part of all-area baseball team

    The high school baseball season is finished and it's time for postseason honors. It's time to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the top players ...
    June 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Choose DuPage president tapped as new Illinois Tollway executive director

    The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors has unanimously voted to hire Choose DuPage President and CEO Greg Bedalov as the agency's executive director, ...
    June 25, 2015 - 6:52 pm
  • Woodridge man charged with financially exploiting Villa Park senior

    A Woodridge man was charged with felony theft by deception after allegedly being paid by a Villa Park senior for remodeling work that was never comple ...
    June 29, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs bill to fund education

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into a law June 24 a bill that will let state money flow to schools so they can open their doors on time.
    June 25, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Downers Grove man wins $2 million with lottery ticket from Villa Park store

    A Downers Grove resident turned running errands into a $2 million grand prize after picking up a winning lottery ticket, the Illinois Lottery announce ...
    June 25, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • Ibeling named Miss Addison 2015: 8 photos

    Seven contestants compete for the 2015 Miss Addison title on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in the Addison Village Hall atrium.
    June 26, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • DuPage fairgrounds officials: precautions against equine, livestock diseases in place

    WHEATON – A number of animal diseases are forcing county and state fairs nationwide to evaluate biosecurity measures this summer. The DuPage County Fa ...
    June 24, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Helton: District 88 shares highlights from 2014-15 school year

    On June 7, nearly 1,000 students walked across the stage during the commencement ceremonies at Addison Trail and Willowbrook high schools and into the ...
    June 24, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • McGuire: Advocates help break cycle of violence

    Ten-year-old Aaron didn't know why he wet the bed at night; but he was terrified of what his father would do if he found out. 
    June 24, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Our view: Why we rarely use anonymous quotes, and when we would

    If you’ve been a reader of Suburban Life over the past couple of years, you might have noticed that we almost never use anonymous sources in our stori ...
    June 23, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Jackson Middle School of Villa Park dominates conference track meets

    VILLA PARK – Simply put, Jackson Middle School track and field teams dominated the 2015 West Suburban Middle School Conference meet.
    June 20, 2015 - 1:35 pm
  • Illinois’ auditor to retire at year’s end

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ auditor general, hailed as an example of integrity in a state known for rough and sometimes corrupt politics, announced his re ...
    June 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • College of DuPage audit: Hamilton's 'Clean Slate' involvement violated board policy

    The chairwoman of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees violated board policy earlier this year by campaigning for three newly-elected trustees, acc ...
    June 22, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • Perez: People's Resource Center brings Summer Science to DuPage County

    Many parents of young school-aged children have been thinking about how to keep their children busy and still learning through the summer. For lots of ...
    June 19, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Villa Park Summerfest celebrates 10 years of family fun

    VILLA PARK – Villa Park residents can look forward to food, beer, live music and a wrestling show at the 10th annual Summerfest, which runs June 19 an ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • York, Montini, Willowbrook, IC standouts form All-Area softball team

    The high school softball season is officially in the books as all the state trophies have been awarded. With the season in the rearview mirror, it’s t ...
    June 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • All-area MVP Sam Schmidt takes team achievements over personal stats

    VILLA PARK – Players like Sam Schmidt don’t come along often, and the impact her and her fellow seniors had on the softball program at Willowbrook can ...
    June 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Glenbard East, Willowbrook congratulate Class of 2015

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    June 18, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Suburban Chicago street festivals: a complete guide

    It's that time of year again. The spring weather ushers in a host of local outdoor activities and street fests, which ramp up in the summer months. He ...
    June 22, 2015 - 7:19 am
  • Valle: Providing seniors with transit options is a key service of York Township

    Now that spring has sprung and summer will bring the nice weather, folks like to get out more often to shop or socialize or make their appointment wit ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Shaw Media to acquire Kendall County weekly newspapers

    DIXON – Shaw Media, owner of Suburban Life, announced today that it is purchasing Record Newspapers Inc. from Jeff and Kathy Farren.
    June 17, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • College of DuPage hires temp finance team after administrators put on paid leave

    A split College of DuPage Board of Trustees voted to hold down the financial fort by hiring a consultant firm after the school put a pair of top admin ...
    June 15, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Thanks for the memories: St. Alexander families share images from over the years

    VILLA PARK – After nearly 90 years in Villa Park, St. Alexander Catholic School closed the doors on its final school year in May.
    June 15, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Suburban Life takes home 44 awards in annual Illinois Press Association contest

    NORMAL -- Suburban Life Media took home 44 awards, including 14 first-place plaques, in the annual Illinois Press Association contest.
    June 13, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • College notes: Area grads Rothmund, Walsh shine on diamonds

    While athletes from Glenbard East, Willowbrook and other area schools were shining on the field this spring, graduates from those schools were doing t ...
    June 12, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • All-area girls soccer team includes York, Glenbard East, IC, TC players

    The girls soccer season is officially over after two state championship games on June 6 put and end to the campaign. Now is the perfect time to honor ...
    June 12, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • College of DuPage report: WDCB manager may have known about Elmhurst fraud

    A previously redacted report released by the College of DuPage Board of Trustees shows the school's former WDCB radio station manager may have known a ...
    June 12, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Marchetti: Tourism funding makes fiscal sense for Illinois

    When visitors come to Illinois, they fill our hotels, meeting centers, restaurants, shops and attractions. Most importantly, they create economic impa ...
    June 11, 2015 - 6:57 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois Democrats still butting heads

    SPRINGFIELD — Another day in Springfield passed June 9 without a visible inch of movement in the deadlock between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative De ...
    June 10, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • McGuire: Advocates help break cycle of violence

    Ten-year-old Aaron didn't know why he wet the bed at night; but he was terrified of what his father would do if he found out. 
    June 10, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • College of DuPage places 2 administrators on leave after buried audit emerges

    Two top College of DuPage administrators have been placed on administrative leave after a buried internal audit calling several costly investments int ...
    June 9, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Valle: York Township partners with council to fight senior hunger

    Recently, I once again had the honor of participating in the March for Meals/Community Champions campaign sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association ...
    June 8, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • Illinois House passes workers' compensation bill

    SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats on June 4 passed their own workers’ compensation reform bill despite warnings from their Republican colleagues that it f ...
    June 8, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Reeder: Time to put an end to playing make-believe with Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – There are three ways to “balance“ a state budget: raise taxes, cut spending or play “make believe.”
    June 8, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • 5 things to do: Villa Park gears up for summer

    VILLA PARK – With warm weather finally here – and hopefully here to stay – Villa Park is offering plenty of fun for residents.
    June 5, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Former NEDSRA director dies after cancer battle

    The former executive director of the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association died May 30 after a long battle with kidney cancer, according to ...
    June 5, 2015 - 4:08 pm
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