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  • High school sports: Record-setting relay heads 5 Hinsdale Central spring highlights

    Hinsdale Central is no stranger to athletic success, and was the case during the 2016 spring sports season. Here are just a few of the Red Devils’ hig ...
    June 24, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • High school sports: Jaida Green, Robby Prescott track and field finishes part of spring highlights for Downers Grove North

    With school out for the year and summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to look back at the spring sports highlights for Downers Grove North. H ...
    June 22, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • High school sports: Annie Carlson's track and field medal haul part of Westmont spring highlights

    The spring sports season was full of highlights for athletes at Westmont High School. Here is a look at some of the biggest accomplishments for the Se ...
    June 22, 2016 - 9:23 am
  • Hail, thunderstorms, floods expected June 22 in DuPage, Cook counties

    Numerous severe storms are expected June 22 in suburban Cook and DuPage counties, with potentially significant severe storms rolling in during the ear ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Prostate Cancer Center in Westmont plans 5K

    WESTMONT – To help fight prostate cancer, registration is underway for a 5K run on Sept. 11, organized by the Westmont-based Prostate Cancer Foundatio ...
    June 21, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • SEASPAR to tee up Summer Golf Classic in Woodridge

    WOODRIDGE – The Southeast Association for Special Parks and Recreation will present the annual Summer Golf Classic fundraiser July 8 at the Village Gr ...
    June 21, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Volunteers shine in Westmont storm drain education project

    WESTMONT – More than 30 volunteers recently assisted Westmont Public Works staff with the labeling of storm drains throughout the community.
    June 20, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Downers Grove North grad Marckus Simmons named a track and field MVP at Augustana College

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The 2016 Augustana men’s track and field awards were recently announced for head coach Paul Olsen’s team. 
    June 17, 2016 - 8:54 pm
  • Economic Development Council: Downers Grove business headed in right direction

    DOWNERS GROVE – The "best days are still to come" for Downers Grove and its business climate, according to presenters at the annual Downers Grove Econ ...
    June 21, 2016 - 7:09 am
  • FBI debuts heroin video in Westmont

    WESTMONT – The FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and village of Westmont teamed up this spring to debut the release of a new educational video titl ...
    June 17, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Student-run Waterleaf dining room, Culinary Market open for summer

    The student-run Waterleaf Dining Room and Culinary Market at College of DuPage both opened for the summer term this week.
    June 20, 2016 - 8:40 am
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital hires new chief nurse

    DOWNERS GROVE – A longtime hospital nursing leader will take over as the chief nurse at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital later this month, according t ...
    June 16, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Dissenting DuPage County Board members say vote to re-name Convalescent Center rushed

    A divided DuPage County Board approved a measure naming the county's Convalescent Center in honor of a former board member and circuit court judge.
    June 16, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Letter: County Board members shouldn't have pensions

    To the Editor:Recently, the Illinois Assembly unanimously passed Senate Bill 2701 that would prohibi ...
    June 16, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Downers Grove, Wheaton program to reveal how to enhance curb appeal

    A program on how to subtly and dramatically enhance your home’s curb appeal will be presented in Downers Grove and Wheaton this month.
    June 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • DuPage County heroin battle inflamed by spread of deadlier fentanyl, officials say

    For years, officials and professionals across DuPage have devoted attention, resources and public awareness efforts toward combating the county's grow ...
    June 16, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • DuPage County continues consolidation by eliminating Naperville lighting district

    The DuPage County Board has officially axed another government body in its quest for consolidation.T ...
    June 15, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • Police reports: Westmont for June 15

    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 15, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Downers Grove, Lombard Highland Avenue repairs to begins

    DOWNERS GROVE – Lane closures and repair work on the I-88 ramp to Highland Avenue began to morning of June 15 and will continue the next two weekends, ...
    June 16, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • High school baseball: Brendan Shanahan a senior tone-setter for Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – Brendan Shanahan went from being a foot soldier to a general in the baseball equivalent of a blink of an eye.
    June 15, 2016 - 10:01 am
  • 'Ernie & Me:' Longtime DuPage County resident reflects on Chicago Cubs fandom in new memoir

    Through good times and bad, sports fans have typically had one true ally in their ups and downs – each another.
    June 14, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • DuPage County to offer latex paint recycling

    WOODRIDGE – DuPage County will offer a latex paint recycling program at its Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility.
    June 14, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • 'Footloose: The Musical' to dance onto Westmont stage

    WESTMONT – Progressive Village Performance Network will present “Footloose: The Musical,” a show about teenage rebellion featuring music and dance, fr ...
    June 14, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Taste of Westmont to combine food, music and good times

    WESTMONT – Beginning in early May and continuing well into September, every weekend in the Chicago area is festival season, and they come hot and heav ...
    June 15, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Former Notre Dame swimmer to talk about recovery, faith at Benedictine University

    LISLE – Former Notre Dame swimmer turned author Haley Scott DeMaria will visit Benedictine University on June 15 to speak about her recovery from para ...
    June 10, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Downers Grove South track stars get pups named after them

    DOWNERS GROVE – A trio of Downers Grove South High School track stars now share names with three puppies at a local rescue organization, according to ...
    June 10, 2016 - 7:44 am
  • 4 file, 2 challenged for DuPage County Democrat ballot positions

    Two of the four Democrats slated to fill vacant spaces on the DuPage County ballot will be challenged by the DuPage Election Commission.
    June 10, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • DuPagePads planning career fair for public and homeless clients alike

    Although DuPage County has one of the lowest jobless rates in the state, many still struggle with under-employment and unemployment.
    June 9, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Police reports: Westmont for June 8

    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, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Late Westmont police officer Jim Farley honored

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Village Board unanimously approved the honorary street dedication of Jim Farley Way on Park Street, south of 55th Street, at t ...
    June 8, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Pillars hosts virtual shout-out to celebrate 10th anniversary

    LA GRANGE PARK – Michelle Rafacz doesn’t know where she and her 7-year-old daughter would be if it weren’t for Pillars. The organization helped the Do ...
    June 8, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Westmont Street Fair to rev up summer

    WESTMONT – Warm summer nights mean there will be cool cars on Cass Avenue, live music, kids activities, remote-control cars, cooking demonstrations, a ...
    June 7, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • High school softball: Spotlight on Downers Grove North's future after season-ending loss

    PLAINFIELD – A fight to the finish in the sectional semifinals could foretell a strong 2017 for Downers Grove North’s softball team.
    June 7, 2016 - 2:24 pm
  • Police: Man wounded in Woodridge shooting

    WOODRIDGE – A man was wounded in a shooting during the evening of June 6, according to the Woodridge Police Department.
    June 7, 2016 - 1:44 pm
  • Downers Grove South softball punches ticket to state semifinals with supersectional win: 12 photos

    Downers Grove South defeated Sandburg in the Class 4A supersectional softball game Monday at Benedictine University in Lisle.
    June 8, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Downers Grove high schools celebrate opening of Memorial Peace Gardens

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove North and South high schools both took time to celebrate the lives and sacrifices of alumni who were killed serving thei ...
    June 7, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Blind customers turned away by McDonald's, lawsuit claims

    OAK BROOK – A blind man from Louisiana recently filed a class action lawsuit against McDonald's Corporation for not providing drive-thru accommodation ...
    June 7, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Downers Grove Park District begins 2016 summer concert series at Fishel Park

    DOWNERS GROVE – Those looking to enjoy some live music and a nice evening outdoors need look no further than the annual Downers Grove Park District Su ...
    June 6, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Perez: Party to launch summer learning at Westmont Library

    WESTMONT – The temperatures are beginning to rise, the sun is (mostly) shining, and summer fun is almost in full swing. As school lets out for summer ...
    June 6, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • After Hours Film Society to hold 'Monty Python & The Holy Grail' fundraiser

    DOWNERS GROVE – The After Hours Film Society will hold a special quote-along/sing-along version of the classic comedy "Monty Python & The Holy Grail" ...
    June 6, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Westmont to present Kids Safety Preparedness Camp

    WESTMONT – Two sessions of the Kids Safety Preparedness Camp will be offered this year, the first on June 16 and 17, and the second on Aug. 3 and 4.
    June 3, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • High school girls softball: Downers Grove South tops Downers Grove North, moves on to sectional championship game

    PLAINFIELD – Caroline Hedgcock’s award-winning morning turned into an even better afternoon.Hours af ...
    June 4, 2016 - 7:40 am
  • DuPage County sales tax drops after Water Commission moves towards autonomy

    DuPage County residents will enjoy a drop in their sales taxes starting June 1 after the DuPage Water Commission has officially moved into revenue aut ...
    June 6, 2016 - 7:38 am
  • Police reports: Westmont for June 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 ...
    June 2, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Redhouse Bar & Grill a welcome newcomer in Downers Grove: Mystery Diner

    DOWNERS GROVE – The name on the outside says Redhouse Bar & Grill, and the way my companion and I were treated on a recent dinner excursion was nothin ...
    June 7, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • DuPage Animal Care and Crontrol reopens after renovation

    WHEATON – The barks, meows, chirps and growls echoing throughout the DuPage Animal Care and Control facility may now sound a little bit more content a ...
    June 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Westmont sees 10 compete at boys state track and field

    Sam Soltwisch won his shot put flight with a mark of 48 feet, 3 inches at the Class 1A state preliminaries May 26, but the Westmont senior came up sho ...
    June 1, 2016 - 2:09 pm
  • Westmont Park Board honors longtime volunteer

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Park District Board honored Commissioner Robert “Bob” Bernas for his 43 years of volunteer service to the district.
    June 1, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • DuPage County partners with local groups for river and stream preservation

    ADDISON – DuPage County will have a new intergovernmental force to help enhance and preserve the quality of streams and rivers throughout the area, ac ...
    June 1, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • High school boys track and field: Downers Grove North's Robby Prescott 'speechless' after all-state showing

    CHARLESTON – The leadership of senior Robby Prescott was crucial for a young Downers Grove North boys cross country team to reach the Class 3A state m ...
    June 1, 2016 - 7:35 am
  • Westmont recruiting artists for mural project

    WESTMONT – Local artists are invited to participate in an anniversary series of murals in Westmont.“ ...
    May 31, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Put some zest into your day at Westmont's Citrus Diner

    WESTMONT – When the Moondance Diner closed a few years ago, few people knew the diner had undergone a sale some years back. Original owners James and ...
    June 2, 2016 - 11:50 am
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