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  • Westmont Chamber: Business in village is strong

    WESTMONT – The business environment in Westmont is improving, according to Chamber of Commerce officials, and several new businesses are on the brink ...
    July 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 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
  • Citadel celebrates 30 years in Westmont

    WESTMONT – Citadel Information Management celebrates 30 years in business June 20 at its location at 827 Blackhawk Drive.
    July 4, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • 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
  • Tennis state title among spring highlights for Hinsdale Central

    HINSDALE – The fall and winter seasons were successful ones for Hinsdale Central athletes, and spring sports kept up the trend. A tennis state title, ...
    July 2, 2015 - 7:16 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
  • Gunter: Plenty of activities around town this summer in Westmont

    There’s always something to do in Westmont! I encourage everyone to take time for fun and enjoy our community events!
    July 2, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Westmont Fourth of July to go 'above and beyond'

    WESTMONT – Westmont will celebrate the Fourth of July with one of the largest fireworks displays in the Chicago suburbs.
    July 2, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Former coach of Red Devils Watson enters Hall of Fame

    HINSDALE – Former Hinsdale Central High School swimming Don Watson earned plenty of accolades during his time with the Red Devils.
    July 2, 2015 - 12:08 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
  • DuPage Medical Group physicians relocate to Westmont

    WESTMONT – Five DuPage Medical Group family medicine physicians have relocated to 801 N. Cass Ave., the group announced in a news release.
    July 1, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Police Reports: Westmont for July 1

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Track, baseball success part of top 5 spring sports highlights for Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – Summer break is in full swing and fall sports won’t start until August, which makes now the perfect time to look back at some spring s ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:16 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
  • Hardware haul a highlight for Westmont High School spring sports

    WESTMONT – Now that school is out and high school sports won’t start again until August, it’s the perfect time to look back on a successful spring for ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Police: Westmont man cut person with knife

    WESTMONT – A Westmont man was arrested June 28 after allegedly cutting someone with a knife.Thomas B ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Westmont chamber foundation honors students with scholarships

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau Educational Foundation and the Westmont Rotary Club honor exceptional Westmont high sch ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:23 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Two injured in Westmont apartment fire

    WESTMONT – Two people suffered minor injuries June 28 after an apartment fire, according to a village news release.
    June 29, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • 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
  • Optometry group celebrates 65 years in Westmont

    WESTMONT – Drs. Luckhardt & Maze Ltd. celebrates 65 years in business June 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
    June 28, 2015 - 12:00 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
  • Lisle native Frank Kaminsky drafted by Charlotte Hornets

    Former Benet Academy basketball player Frank Kaminsky was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the ninth overall pick June 25 in the first round of ...
    June 28, 2015 - 7:56 am
  • Police Reports: Westmont for June 24

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    June 26, 2015 - 1:25 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Westmont man killed in Chicago motorcycle crash

    CHICAGO – A Westmont man died in a motorcycle crash June 20 on the south side of Chicago, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
    June 24, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Urban Legend Brewing to host anniversary party

    WESTMONT – A local beer manufacturer is brewing up some fun for the weekend with an anniversary celebration.
    June 24, 2015 - 7:40 am
  • Forssberg: Discover and influence what is new in Westmont

    Have you heard? The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau and the village of Westmont formed a public-private partnership called the Westmon ...
    June 23, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • 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
  • Players from Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont, Westmont comprise all-area baseball team

    The high school baseball 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 25, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Kites, trucks come to Ty Warner Park

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Park District hosted both kite-flying and truck-touching events June 20.The ...
    June 23, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • 4 from Westmont Village Board: Roadwork and planning considerations

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Village Board addressed four items during its June 11 meeting involving construction and planning.
    June 23, 2015 - 7:40 am
  • Westmont police, firefighters hold safety camp for kids

    WESTMONT – The Westmont police and fire departments are working to make the village a safer place one child at a time.
    June 22, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • All-area baseball MVP Charlie Donovan does it all for Westmont

    WESTMONT – Charlie Donovan already had all the tools as a freshman to be a baseball player on everyone's radar.
    June 22, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Westmont boy named honorary Cubs bat kid

    WESTMONT – Westmont resident Jacob Day, 7, was the honorary bat kid at the Chicago Cubs game May 30 as a result of Advocate Health Care's partnership ...
    June 21, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Westmont honors outgoing township trustee

    WESTMONT – Downers Grove Township Supervisor Frank Wurster (from left), retiring Downers Grove Township trustee Bill Swanston, Westmont Mayor Ron Gunt ...
    June 20, 2015 - 12:00 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
  • College notes: Highlights aplenty for Hinsdale's Dan Hinspeter with UIC track

    The spring season was a busy one for high school athletes at Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South, and graduates from each of those schools were busy w ...
    June 19, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Citadel Information Management to host paper shredding event

    WESTMONT – Citadel Information Management will host a Shred4Rescues event June 20, Citadel announced in a news release.
    June 18, 2015 - 6:50 pm
  • Westmont 9-year-old pursuing modeling, acting and more

    WESTMONT – Sometimes it can be difficult to find time to participate in activities and events.But 9- ...
    June 18, 2015 - 6:46 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
  • New Westmont teachers' contract includes annual raises, sick leave bank

    WESTMONT – Teachers in Westmont Community Unit School District 201 can expect a raise every year through the duration of their recently-approved contr ...
    June 17, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Buckson: Summer reading program happening now at Westmont library

    The annual summer reading program is in full swing at Westmont Public Library, and this year it is packed with more fun than ever before! As librarian ...
    June 17, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • All-area softball MVP Caroline Hedgcock 'phenomenal' for Downers Grove South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Caroline Hedgcock excels in all aspects of softball, but she definitely has one part of the game she enjoys best.
    June 17, 2015 - 7:21 pm
  • Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont, Westmont players comprise all-area softball squad

    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 17, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • 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
  • Downers Grove Township to host senior event

    Friends for Downers Grove Township Senior Citizens will host a friends and family kickoff event June 17, the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism ...
    June 16, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Superb season for Downers Grove South softball despite ending

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South's softball team looked like its usual self for one inning.The Mu ...
    June 16, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Charlie Donovan: 'Cool feeling' being taken in MLB Draft

    WESTMONT – The professional baseball scouts came out in droves to watch Charlie Donovan in person this season, and he knew he had a great chance to be ...
    June 16, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Westmont's Concerts in the Parks series to return

    WESTMONT – Westmont is about to get musical with the return of the Park District's annual Concerts in the Parks series.
    June 16, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • 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
  • Letter: Bobcat trophy hunting bill must be vetoed

    To the Editor:I am saddened that the Illinois legislature passed legislation that would allow for tr ...
    June 14, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • Westmont chamber holds LegalShield ribbon cutting

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 6 for LegalShield, which offers legal and identity ...
    June 13, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Police Reports: Westmont for June 10

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    June 12, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • 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
  • Westmont police, fire departments offering safety camp

    WESTMONT – The Westmont fire and police departments will host three sessions of the 2015 Kids Safety Preparedness Camp, the village announced in a new ...
    June 11, 2015 - 7:07 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
  • Red Devils girls lacrosse finishes 2nd in state final

    EVANSTON – Hinsdale Central’s girls lacrosse team might not have been the favorite in the state championship match, but it gave the favorite quite a s ...
    June 11, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Westmont Junior High group excels in global competition

    WESTMONT – Stephanie Walker, 12, jumped up and down and screamed at the top of her lungs when she saw her team took 10th place at the Destination Imag ...
    June 10, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Hinsdale Central's Dannhausen-Brun has goal-scoring knack

    HINSDALE – Most high school athletes say there is a big jump between playing at the sophomore level and playing varsity.
    June 10, 2015 - 5:10 pm
  • Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont players comprise all-area soccer team

    The girls soccer season is officially over after two state championship games June 6 put and end to the campaign. Now is the perfect time to honor the ...
    June 10, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Charlie Donovan of Westmont High School taken in MLB Draft

    WESTMONT – Charlie Donovan was a well-known talent as a baseball player as a freshman at Westmont High School.
    June 10, 2015 - 4:42 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
  • Downers Grove South ends softball season in supersectional: 6 photos

    Despite a four run third inning Downers Grove South ends their softball season with a  5-4 loss to Marist in a 4A supersectional at Benedictine Univer ...
    June 10, 2015 - 5:56 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
  • Westmont Street Fair and Cruisin' Nights back for summer

    WESTMONT – If residents want to get their motor running, there's no need to head out on the highway. The annual Westmont Street Fair and Cruisin' Nigh ...
    June 9, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • 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
  • Seniors set tone for Downers Grove North baseball

    ROMEOVILLE – The ledger will show a 12-2 loss to end the season for Downers Grove North baseball this season, but Brendan Shanahan will have other mem ...
    June 9, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • Westmont baseball sees silver lining to season's end

    WESTMONT – After taking third place in the state last year, a loss before the state finals was a shock for Westmont’s baseball team.
    June 9, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Police Reports: Westmont for June 3

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    June 8, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Westmont board considers additional video gaming regulations

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Village Board is considering restrictions to its video gaming regulations. V ...
    June 8, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Westmont hires company to help prepare strategic plan

    WESTMONT – The Village Board has hired Lynn Montei Associates to design and prepare a new strategic plan for Westmont.
    June 8, 2015 - 6:19 pm
  • Wrzesinski: Nonprofit designed to keep services for seniors going

    As a member of the 50-plus category, I can say that my perspective about aging has dramatically shifted as each decade has passed me by. Looking aroun ...
    June 12, 2015 - 6:22 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
  • Food for Fines ongoing at Westmont library

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Public Library, 428 N. Cass Ave., is holding its annual Food for Fines drive June 7 to 13, according to a library news release ...
    June 7, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Westmont florist to participate in design competition

    WESTMONT – Joe Lesczynski loves a good challenge.Lesczynski, a floral designer and general manager o ...
    June 6, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Westmont library to hold annual carnival

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Public Library, 428 N. Cass Ave., will host its annual carnival from 1 to 4 p.m. June 6 in the library parking lot, according ...
    June 5, 2015 - 3:09 pm
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