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  • Rep. Ron Sandack honored for efforts to stop drunk driving

    DOWNERS GROVE – Mothers Against Drunk Driving named State Rep. Ron Sandack, R.-Downers Grove, as one of its six "2015 Legislators of the Year," accord ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Salt Creek Ballet to present 'Nutcracker' with guest artists

    HINSDALE – Salt Creek Ballet brings its festive family-friendly “Nutcracker” ballet to the Hinsdale Central Auditorium at 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 28 and 1 p ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Letter: Climate denial just the latest anti-science effort

    To the editor:It is interesting to read the letters saying climate change is unsettled science, need ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Task force drafting downsizing plan

    SPRINGFIELD – A task force aimed at the Illinois local government glut began shaping its report to the governor and legislature Nov. 19 as members app ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Rauner reaches labor deals, still in fight with AFSCME

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 18 announced it has reached new four-year deals with several trade unions, as well as with Se ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: State to suspend accepting Syrian refugees

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Nov. 16 announced Illinois is putting a hold on  accepting any new refugees from Syria.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Chicago argues its pension deal unlike failed state law

    SPRINGFIELD — Lawyers for Chicago and two of its struggling pension funds on Nov. 17 argued the city’s effort to shore up those funds is legal because ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Illinois state agency sues attorney general’s office

    SPRINGFIELD — One of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s department heads is suing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and asking the court to remove the attorney ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Up to 8 inches of snow predicted in DuPage and Cook counties

    The National Weather Service upgraded a winter storm watch to a warning early Nov. 20 ahead of a storm that meteorologists now say could drop up to 8 ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 7:10 am
  • Pawction online auction to benefit West Suburban Humane Society

    DOWNERS GROVE – The West Suburban Humane Society of Downers Grove has launched an online auction fundraiser called Pawction.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • DuPage County food pantries prepare for holiday season

    The holidays are a time for giving of both time and riches. Suburban Life gathered a sampling of food pantries across DuPage County looking for food a ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 6:49 am
  • Army Corps of Engineers studies DuPage River for potential flood projects

    Long-suffering residents around the DuPage River may be getting some floodwater relief from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beginning in 2018.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 7:33 pm

    Basketball is a numbers game: Points per game, field goal percentage and total rebounds can all tell the story of a team. With the season about to tip ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Illinois House Dems, GOP still playing rough

    SPRINGFIELD — Three key votes in the Illinois House on Tuesday showed Democrats and Republicans still playing hardball politics and assessing blame.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Rauner reaches agreement with business and labor on unemployment insurance laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 9 said it had reached agreements with business and labor groups on changes to the state’s une ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Manning students make cents count for cause

    WESTMONT – There’s a very good reason teacher Patrick Padilla was pelted with pies.It all started wh ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Dark art exhibit to open at Kosart Gallery in Westmont

    WESTMONT – An artists reception from 3 to 10 p.m. Nov. 14 opens the fifth annual Maleficium dark art exhibition in Westmont, curated by Lisle native J ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Restring for Food drive set at Uncle Jon's Music in Westmont

    WESTMONT – Uncle Jon’s Music in Westmont is pulling strings to help hungry neighbors Nov. 14.“Donate ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Prep roundup: Hinsdale South football cruises into quarterfinals, all-state cross country quintet

    Junior Blake Evertsen (fourth, 14:26) was among the front runners and earned an all-state medal at the Class 3A state meet as Hinsdale Central placed ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Bonfield Express returning to downtown Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Registration is now open for the Bonfield Express, an annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk that honors a former Downers Grove South dea ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Pinkney: Integrated health care meeting needs in southeast DuPage

    Two human services providers are teaming up to provide integrated behavioral health and human services for southeast DuPage’s most vulnerable resident ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • High school boys soccer: All-area Player of the Year Peter Becht boosts Downers Grove South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Some players scored more goals and some were more flashy, but perhaps no player was more important to his team than Peter Becht.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • National Weather Service: Strong winds, storms approaching Cook, DuPage counties

    ROMEOVILLE – Strong winds and thunderstorms could hit suburban Cook and DuPage counties during the Nov. 11 evening commute.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Downers Grove District 99 to host workshop on learning strategies

    DOWNERS GROVE – Community High School District 99 will host its Keys to Academic Success for Parents program, the district announced in a news release ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces deal on child care

    SPRINGFIELD —  Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office on Nov. 9 announced the Republican chief executive would loosen eligibility standards for the state’s child ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Battle over child care program heats up

    SPRINGFIELD – A battle between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats is shaping up as House Democrats attempt to undo cuts made by Ra ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Holy Trinity Turkey Challenge in Westmont to feed families in need

    WESTMONT – Students at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Westmont will conduct a Turkey Challenge from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 to provide Thanksgiving turkey ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital offering antibiotic-free meals

    DOWNERS GROVE – Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is now offering antibiotic-free meats in its meals, the hospital announced in a news release.
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • 'Mr. Music' John C. Svoboda inspired scores of students

    DOWNERS GROVE – When longtime Downers Grove resident John C. Svoboda died Oct. 7, the 93-year-old left a 30-year legacy extending clear across the Uni ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • After Halloween, SCARCE recycles pumpkins into compost

    GLEN ELLYN – While your jack-o'-lantern might be looking a little long in the tooth these days, Kay McKeen hopes you don't throw it out.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Good Samaritan Hospital to present free health fair in Downers Grove

    The community is invited to attend Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s health fair Nov. 14 in Downers Grove.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Prep roundup: Hinsdale South football rides Curry to 2nd round, Hinsdale Central, South send runners to state

    HARVEY – Marko Ristic opened and closed the ledger for Hinsdale South’s football team Oct. 30.In bet ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 7:34 pm
  • SEASPAR Trivia Challenge scores support

    Nearly 200 people turned out for the South East Association for Special Parks And Recreation's recent Trivia Challenge fundraiser at Arabian Knights F ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois treasurer, 3 insurance companies duel over audits

    SPRINGFIELD — Three insurance companies are suing Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs over his request to audit their records to make sure death ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Illinois health administrators plead for state money

    SPRINGFIELD —  What happens if Illinois doesn’t get funds flowing to local public health departments?
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Action Fabrics hosts Business After Hours in Westmont

    WESTMONT – Newly opened Action Fabrics recently hosted a Business After Hours event for the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Small communities in Illinois worried about road salt revenue

    SPRINGFIELD – Smaller Illinois cities and counties are hoping for an exceptionally mild winter or a breakthrough in the state budget impasse.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Civic groups want bipartisan agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – Good-government groups are urging the governor and four legislative leaders to work together toward an inclusive, bipartisan agenda for ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • High school football: Downers Grove North falls in playoff opener despite O-line effortd

    LIBERTYVILLE – Downers Grove North’s offensive line possessed a special and powerful bond this football season. 
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • Westmont women’s boxing gym marks milestone with empowerment

    WESTMONT – Knockout Women’s Boxing Club in Westmont celebrated its fourth anniversary in business with a “Spirit Week” of ways for members to not only ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Bill would allow but regulate fantasy sports games

    SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois lawmaker wants to continue to allow people to put their money toward online fantasy sports contests if they wish, but he say ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • District 99 looking to issue $3.5 million in bonds

    DOWNERS GROVE – Community High School District 99 intends to issue $3.5 million in bonds to cover upgrades at both high schools.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Valle: York Township Food Pantry invites community support

    October brings the colors of the changing seasons, and Halloween reminds us that Thanksgiving and Christmas are not far behind. This is the time of ye ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Shutout win send Hinsdale Falcons 103 Gold team to playoffs on high note

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Falcons 103-pound NFC gold team wrapped up the regular season in impressive fashion with a 22-0 win against Glen Ellyn on Oct. ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Close win secures high playoff seed for Hinsdale Falcons JV Silver football

    HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Falcons JV Silver squad closed out the regular season with a nail-biting 20-18 victory over the visiting Elmhurst Eagles on Oc ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove North can't contain Libertyville

    LIBERTYVILLE – For more than 20 minutes, Downers Grove North's football team was toe-to-toe with one of the most prolific offenses in Illinois and one ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Turn back clocks: Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 1

    The clocks turn back one hour Nov. 1, marking the end end of Daylight Saving Time and the annual shift back to standard time.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Meeting taking shape between Gov. Bruce Rauner, leaders

    SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois heads for its fifth month without a budget, the governor and at least three of the four legislative leaders appear set for a ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Where do you buy your pumpkins?
    At a pumpkin farm or festival
    At the grocery store
    At the farmers market