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  • Downers Grove's Adventure Realm to host Harry Potter birthday party

    DOWNERS GROVE – Local medieval event space Adventure Realm will host a special birthday party for fictional wizard Harry Potter on July 31, according ...
    NEW: July 28, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • DuPage Chief Judge accepting applications to fill associate judge vacancy

    Local attorneys can now apply to fill a vacancy for the office of associate judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court in DuPage County, according to a ...
    July 28, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Downers Grove Thursday Women's golf League celebrates member's 90th birthday

    DOWNERS GROVE – If you’re out hitting the links of the Downers Grove Golf Course early on Thursday mornings, don’t be surprised if you get shown up by ...
    July 28, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • High school football: Summer camps a key time as teams prepare for season

    Friday, Aug. 26, will be the first time most fans get a look at the high school football teams they root for.
    July 27, 2016 - 12:48 pm
  • Downers Grove police release heavily redacted report on Ron Sandack investigation

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Police Department responded July 27 to Suburban Life's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on the investigatio ...
    July 28, 2016 - 7:13 am
  • DuPage, Will GOPs accepting applicants for Ron Sandack's seat

    The chairmen of the DuPage County and Will County GOP organizations are accepting applications to fill the now-empty Illinois House of Representative ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Police reports: Westmont for July 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 ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Downers Grove police investigating Ron Sandack case

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove police have confirmed there is a current investigation in which former Ill. State Rep. Ron Sandack is a potential victim ...
    July 27, 2016 - 7:16 am
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: July 11-17, 2016

    Stop over-mulching treesPeople of Western Spring, please stop over-mulching the poor trees. It’s hur ...
    July 26, 2016 - 7:28 am
  • DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau holding workshops on future of tourism

    The DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold three public input workshops to aid in the development of a strategic plan for the future of the l ...
    July 25, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • Wheaton NHL player joins DuPage Animal Care and Control for Clear the Shelters event

    DuPage County Animal Care and Control will host a Clear the Shelters adoption event July 23 with the help of a Wheaton native turned NHL player, accor ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Happy hour might be coming to Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Evenings in Downers Grove may get a little boozier should the Village Council lift the restrictions of its happy hour alcohol sale.
    July 22, 2016 - 6:07 pm
  • DuPage, Cook counties under excessive heat warning

    DuPage and Cook counties are among many under an excessive heat warning today, facing heat index values as high as 115 degrees, according to the Natio ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:40 pm
  • DuPagePads receives DuPage Foundation grants

    Homeless nonprofit DuPagePads was one of 30 organizations that received grants June 22 during the DuPage Foundation's Spring Grant Awards Breakfast, a ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • DuPage Unity in Diversity Memorial celebrates lives of slain Dallas officers

    LISLE – People from all backgrounds and walks of life gathered July 16 to celebrate diversity and the five police officers who were killed in Dallas, ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • Police reports: Westmont for July 20

    TheftsBrenda Long, 35, of the 3900 block of North Lincoln Street, was charged July 14 with retail th ...
    July 20, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • DuPage County elections: One Democrat stays, one leaves ballot after challenge

    One local Democrat was recently kicked off the November ballot while another stood up to a challenge in front of the DuPage County Election Commission ...
    July 20, 2016 - 7:15 am
  • DuPage County State’s Attorney launches military option for first-time offenders

    WHEATON – A new DuPage County initiative offers non violent first time offenders an opportunity to serve in the military to keep a conviction from bei ...
    July 19, 2016 - 7:23 am
  • Westmont mayor steps down from park district post

    WESTMONT – Longtime Director Ron Gunter recently retired from the Westmont Park District after four decades of service to the community, according to ...
    July 19, 2016 - 7:29 am
  • Downers Grove financial advisor named to Million Dollar Round Table

    DOWNERS GROVE – A Downers Grove financial advisor has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table.
    July 18, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Pictures of the week July 8-14: 5 photos

    Check out some of the best shots by our photographers this week. ...
    July 15, 2016 - 7:47 am
  • High school baseball: Downers Grove South's Danny Oriente a 'special' baseball talent, all-area team MVP

    DOWNERS GROVE – Speak softly and carry a big stick was the foreign policy ideology of President Theodore Roosevelt.
    July 15, 2016 - 7:12 am
  • Downers Grove designer talks "House Hunters Renovation" appearance

    DOWNERS GROVE – Some residents – particularly those who may have recently redone a room in their homes – may have recognized a familiar face on their ...
    July 14, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • DuPage County board, sheriff begin FY2017 budget talks 1 year after public fight

    The DuPage County board and Sheriff have begun their annual budget talks, and both sides are hoping it goes smoother than last year.
    July 14, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Police reports: Westmont for July 13

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Downers Grove and Westmont police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged ...
    July 13, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve to host Special Needs Adventure Day

    WARRENVILLE – Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will lead Special Needs Adventure Day on July 15.
    July 13, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • Downers Grove approves food truck pilot program

    DOWNERS GROVE – Village diners will soon see some new, more mobile options when looking for a bite to eat.
    July 13, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Pro-Life Action League to demonstrate July 9 in Wheaton, Westmont, Villa Park

    The Pro-Life Action League will present its Face the Truth Tour on July 9 in Wheaton, Westmont and Villa Park.
    July 8, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • Alter Brewing Company hosting Hops for Humanity fundraiser July 11

    DOWNERS GROVE – Alter Brewing Company will hold a July 11 fundraiser for Elmhurst-based nonprofit Hops for Humanity on July 11, according to a news re ...
    July 8, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • DuPage County Stormwater Management releases residential flood-proofing guidebook

    DuPage County Stormwater Management has released a flood-proofing guidebook intended to help homeowners resolve common localized flooding issues, acco ...
    July 10, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • Downers Grove Area FISH Food Pantry contemplating move, may leave Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – A longtime local food pantry is asking the community to help it find a new, more accommodating home – one it hopes continues to be in ...
    July 8, 2016 - 7:02 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve photo contest kicks off July 10

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will begin its "Take 5 Photo Contest" July 10, according to a news release from the district.
    July 6, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • High school softball: Suburban Life softball teams, players among state's best

    The western suburbs of Chicago have always been home to some of the best softball players in the state, and the 2016 was no different.
    July 6, 2016 - 5:13 pm
  • Westmont's J. Fleming's makes for Absolutely Delicious dining experience

    WESTMONT – Beginning his food industry career at age 12 with a local catering company, Executive Chef John Fleming’s 30 plus years of experience trans ...
    July 7, 2016 - 1:16 pm
  • Downers Grove natives find success with Chicago Combs

    DOWNERS GROVE – A pair of locals have found success by helping people keep their hair coiffed with products made in the U.S.
    July 11, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • Morton Arboretum launches 5-year, $63 million capital campaign

    The Morton Arboretum has launched a five-year, $63-million capital improvement campaign aimed at expanding its work and improving core facilities, acc ...
    July 7, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Attorney General: beware of scammers preying on storm-damaged homes, businesses

    ELMHURST – After severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on June 22, Attorney General Lisa Madigan warned residents in impacted areas to be alert for scamm ...
    July 5, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Lombard Highland Avenue bridge closes for construction

    LOMBARD – The Highland Avenue bridge over Butterfield Road in Lombard will close July 6 and will not reopen until mid-August, according to DuPage Coun ...
    July 6, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Pinkney: Addison Children’s Center Addressing Early Learning Needs

    Meeting and anticipating residents’ needs is essential for communities to prosper. Some of Addison’s youngest residents are being prepared for success ...
    July 5, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Body found in Downers Grove pond morning of July 4

    DOWNERS GROVE – The body of what appeared to be an elderly man was pulled from a Downers Grove pond early July 4, according to a news release from the ...
    July 6, 2016 - 6:59 am
  • Food trucks could be coming to Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove foodies may have new options when grabbing grub, as the Village Council is considering a resolution allowing a food truc ...
    July 7, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • DuPage Election Commission recruiting judges for November election

    The DuPage Election Commission is recruiting judges to work the Nov. 8 General Election, according to a news release from the county.
    July 5, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Downers Grove Boy Scout groups to collect for vets during July 4 parade

    DOWNERS GROVE – While some participants in the Downers Grove Fourth of July parade will be giving away items, two Boy Scout troops actually will be ta ...
    July 1, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Barnyard Bingo to support Westmont Historical Society

    WESTMONT – Barnyard Bingo, Cow Chip Bingo, Bovine Bingo – whatever you may have heard it called – benefit organizers say it will be a lot of fun on be ...
    July 1, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • DuPage, Cook County begin Fourth of July festivities

    A roundup of some of the best of what’s on tap for Independence Day celebrations all week will steer fireworks fans to multiple nighttime displays and ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:18 am
  • Police reports: Westmont for June 29

    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 29, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Suburban Life all-area MVP Brittany Paganucci leads Glenbard East to the next level

    Brittany Paganucci has lived up to the number on her back. The Glenbard East forward was a transfor ...
    July 1, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Video: Rep. Ron Sandack appears on 'Daily Show'

    Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, appeared on the June 28 episode of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" during a segment about the Il ...
    June 30, 2016 - 6:42 am
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