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Westmont News

  • 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
  • Police reports: Westmont for May 4

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    May 4, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Kentucky Derby fundraiser benefits Advocate Good Samaritan perinatal bereavement program

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Friends of Share at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital will host a Kentucky Derby benefit from 3 to 6 p.m. May 7 at Parkers’ Restaur ...
    May 4, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Grove Players bring 'Romantic Comedy' to Downers Grove stage

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Grove Players will perform “Romantic Comedy” for two weekends from May 6 to 15 at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grov ...
    May 4, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Salt Creek Ballet to make beautiful pointe

    WESTMONT – Salt Creek Ballet of Westmont will spin “Harlequinade: An Italian Fairy Tale” into view at 3 p.m. May 14 and 1 p.m. May 15 at the McAninch ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:00 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
  • High school baseball: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South see crosstown game as turning point

    DOWNERS GROVE – Ben Ficht didn’t hesitate in saying he hasn’t been productive with the bat in his hands lately.
    May 3, 2016 - 3:14 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
  • Westmont's Taco Grill: Where it's Cinco de Mayo all year long

    WESTMONT – In the midst of the Ogden Avenue fast-food scene, it's Cinco de Mayo every day at Taco Grill in Westmont. Located in a building that housed ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • High school baseball: Ben Ficht delivers game-winning hit as Downers Grove South tops Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – Ben Ficht didn't hesitate in admitting that he hasn't been productive with the bat in his hands lately.
    May 3, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • 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
  • High school sports roundup: Hinsdale Central girls soccer can't solve Fremd

    The Naperville Invitational is loaded with elite teams and is considered one of the best regular-season girls soccer tournaments in the state.
    April 28, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • Grammys honor Downers Grove North music teacher Brayer Teague

    DOWNERS GROVE – During an April 22 presentation at Downers Grove North High School, the Grammy Foundation confirmed what many at the school already kn ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Westmont student wins scholarship in Chipotle essay contest

    WESTMONT – Joining the ranks of accomplished writers of stage, screen and literature contributing to Chipotle’s “Cultivating Thought” author series is ...
    April 28, 2016 - 1:00 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
  • High school sports roundup: Downers Grove North baseball sweeps conference series

    Downers Grove North’s baseball team completed a West Suburban Silver conference series sweep against Proviso West with an 11-0 win on April 25.
    April 27, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • Police reports: Westmont for April 27

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    April 27, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • High school softball: Downers Grove North passes test against Glenbard South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Savannah Rodriguez and her Downers Grove North softball teammates faced one of their biggest tests of the season April 23.
    April 27, 2016 - 9:56 pm
  • 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
  • High school girls soccer: Downers Grove South's Kailee O'Connor impresses at varsity level

    NAPERVILLE – Downers Grove South sophomore Kailee O’Connor could have been intimidated by playing in the prestigious Naperville Invitational for the f ...
    April 27, 2016 - 1:06 pm
  • American English to star in SEASPAR benefit concert

    The Southeast Association for Special Parks and Recreation will present a benefit concert featuring The Beatles tribute band American English on May 5 ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • Westmont's Hinsdale Dance Academy sends competitors to New York

    WESTMONT – Thirteen local dancers will head to the Youth America Grand Prix finals in New York City from April 22 to 29.
    April 26, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Lisle's Universal Technical Institute helps transportation employers incentivize career training

    LISLE – As elected officials struggle to fund higher education and expand vocational career training programs, employers in Illinois are working with ...
    April 26, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Smart911 to become available across DuPage County

    DuPage County recently asked residents to recognize emergency response personnel during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week by registering f ...
    April 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • High school baseball: Lisle, Westmont come together to honor former Westmont standout Charlie Donovan (with video)

    LISLE – The baseball teams at Westmont High School and Lisle High School are part of a fierce rivalry.
    April 22, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Room Place furniture warehouse in Woodridge devastated by fire: 6 photos

    Smoldering burned out trucks, and a pile of charred mangled debris is all that is left of the Room Place, a furniture warehouse located at 2501 Intern ...
    April 24, 2016 - 6:13 pm
  • Former Downers Grove North music teacher leads band concert April 24 in Sandwich

    SANDWICH – The Indian Valley Community Band will hold its annual spring concert at 2 p.m. April 24 at the Opera House in Sandwich, 140 E. Railroad St.
    April 22, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Police reports: Westmont for April 20

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    April 20, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Lisle and Westmont play baseball in honor of Charlie Donovan, former Westmont standout player who died last fall: 13 photos

    The Lisle High School baseball team hosted Westmont Tuesday at Community Park in Lisle. The game was played in honor of former Westmont player Charlie ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • District 99 names 3 new administrators for Downers Grove North High School

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Community High School District 99 Board of Education approved the hiring of three school administrators for Downers Grove North Hi ...
    April 20, 2016 - 12:46 pm
  • Ben's Memorial Run remembers Downers Grove athlete, raises money for mental illness research

    DOWNERS GROVE –  When friends and family of Ben Silver decided to have a fundraiser in his memory, they knew it had to be a run.
    April 23, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school sports: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South athletes make college commitments

    DOWNERS GROVE – April 13 was a milestone day for dozens of Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South student-athletes.
    April 20, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • High school softball: Home runs power Downers Grove South past OPRF

    DOWNERS GROVE – Facing three strong opponents in less than 24 hours produced a roller-coaster ride of results for Downers Grove South’s softball team.
    April 20, 2016 - 7:13 am
  • Downers Grove American Legion hosting spaghetti dinner

    DOWNERS GROVE – The American Legion Post 80 Riders will have their annual spaghetti dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. April 23 at the Alexander Bradley Burns Po ...
    April 19, 2016 - 1:40 pm
  • Westmont Finance Department earns award

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Finance Department has earned an Excellence in Financial Reporting award.At ...
    April 19, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Westmont Chamber of Commerce plans Community Awards Dinner

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau will host the annual Westmont Community Awards Dinner on April 25 at the Hilton Chicago ...
    April 18, 2016 - 1:04 pm
  • Anderson: Downers Grove Township plans spring schedule

    As the last of winter’s snow flurries give way to spring’s rain showers, the Downers Grove Township Highway Department swings from winter mode into sp ...
    April 18, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Saluting SEASPAR’S 40th anniversary

    WESTMONT – Westmont Mayor Ron Gunter and the village board recently presented a proclamation to the South East Association for Special Parks and Recre ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Downers Grove Township electronics recycling program comes to Westmont

    WESTMONT – Downers Grove Township’s new Electronics Recycling Program returns from 8 a.m. to noon April 16 at the Highway Department Facility at 318 E ...
    April 15, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • 'Hello, Dolly!' comes to Downers Grove South stage

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove South High School fine arts department will present four performances of the musical “Hello, Dolly!” from April 14 t ...
    April 14, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • St. Charles Singers to traverse seven centuries of song

    The St. Charles Singers, conducted by founder Jeffrey Hunt, will perform works from every century between the 1400s and 2000s in “Choral Eclectic” con ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Police reports: Westmont for April 13

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    April 13, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Downers Grove District 99 to install gender-neutral bathrooms at Downers Grove North, South

    DOWNERS GROVE – District 99 plans to add gender-neutral bathrooms and private changing stations in locker rooms at Downers Grove North and South by ne ...
    April 14, 2016 - 6:19 am
  • Downers Grove boy's legacy lives on through Noah's Hope Foundation

    DOWNERS GROVE –  Noah VanHoutan’s life lasted only about 12 years, but the news of his death reverberated throughout the Downers Grove community.
    April 13, 2016 - 6:36 am
  • High school girls soccer: Young players help Downers Grove North get off to solid start

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove North girls soccer coach Bob Calder has learned an important fact about his team in the early going.
    April 13, 2016 - 6:43 am
  • Downers Grove North High School science teacher receives Golden Apple Award

    DOWNERS GROVE – Students, colleagues, mentors and family members of Jeff Grant gathered in a classroom at Downers Grove North High School to watch as ...
    April 12, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • District 99 student art show kicks off with Woodridge reception

    WOODRIDGE – The community is invited to the opening reception for the District 99 student art show from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 13 in the Woodridge Publi ...
    April 11, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Higgins: New leadership for Friends of Westmont Library

    The Westmont Public Library is happy to announce a new leadership team for our Friends of the Library, a group of volunteers who contribute their time ...
    April 11, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Volunteers needed for DuPage County storm drain stenciling, river cleanup

    WESTMONT – The Westmont First Committee and the Environmental Improvement Commission have joined forces with The Conservation Foundation in DuPage Cou ...
    April 8, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Downers Grove North teacher named finalist for Golden Apple award

    DOWNERS GROVE – Golden Apple has selected Downers Grove North High School science teacher Jeff Grant as a finalist in the 2016 Golden Apple Awards for ...
    April 9, 2016 - 7:32 pm
  • High school baseball: Pitching talent propels Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South

    The first pitch of the high school baseball season already has been thrown, and teams across the state are on a journey they hope will culminate in a ...
    April 7, 2016 - 6:27 pm
  • Brush, yard waste pickups resume in Westmont

    WESTMONT – Waste Management will begin weekly brush pickup and yard waste collection for single-family homes in Westmont starting the week of April 4.
    April 7, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Downers Grove's Briosa Boutique brings new style to familiar location

    DOWNERS GROVE – The awning on the outside may still say Baubles & More, but occupying the space is a new women’s clothing boutique with a new name.
    April 10, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • People can watch prescribed burn at St. James Forest Preserve

    Specially trained crews from the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County are using prescription burns to preserve natural habitats and better contro ...
    April 7, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Metra construction projects include Riverside, Lemont stations

    Metra and its railroad partners are beginning work on their 2016 infrastructure improvement projects, according to a Metra news release.
    April 7, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Westmont sales tax dollars tackle storm-water projects

    WESTMONT – In April 2015, voters approved a unique sales tax referendum that ensured a dedicated revenue stream for stormwater and related infrastruct ...
    April 6, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Darien musicians part of Festival of Bands

    WESTMONT – Westmont Junior High School hosted the 34th annual Southeast DuPage Festival of Bands. Westmont Junior High School band director Jackie Fis ...
    April 6, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • High school baseball: Returning talent boosts Downers Grove South, Westmont; Downers Grove North has several new starters

    The first pitch of the high school baseball season already has been thrown, and teams across the state are on a journey they hope will culminate in a ...
    April 7, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • Police reports: Westmont for April 6

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    April 6, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Downers Grove North tops Oak Park-River Forest in shootout

    OAK PARK – After suffering back-to-back of 1-0 road losses against Downers Grove South and Lyons Township, Downers Grove North's girls soccer team exp ...
    April 6, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Valle: York Township fund drive underway to feed seniors

    If you read the February column, then you know DuPage Senior Citizens Council has lost much of its funding from the state because of the budget impass ...
    April 5, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Spay Illinois to present pet vaccine clinic in Westmont

    WESTMONT – Spay Illinois will offer discount veterinary services at Pet Supplies Plus in Westmont from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every first Saturday, includi ...
    April 5, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Reader Poll

    How do you like to spend Mother's Day?
    Doing whatever Mom wants to do.
    I'm the mom, and I just want to see/hear from family
    Mom's no longer with us, but it's a day to remember her
    I don't mark Mother's Day