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  • Westmont High School to host Austronesian dance program

    WESTMONT – Westmont High School will host an Austronesian dance program, the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau announced in a news relea ...
    May 3, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Westmont chamber to host progressive dinner

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau will host a Cinco de Mayo progressive dinner, the chamber announced in a news release.
    May 2, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Prep roundup: Hinsdale South soccer wins big against Addison Trail

    Tess Sobol had three goals plus an assist, and Sara Cepeda and Gina Cavalli each added goals in Hinsdale South’s West Suburban Gold girls soccer win a ...
    May 2, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • West suburbs' young achievers honored as Suburban Life Scholars

    The west suburbs' best and brightest were recognized recently by Suburban Life Media.Two area high s ...
    May 3, 2015 - 3:27 am
  • Danny Kasher pitching gem pushes Downers Grove South past North

    DOWNERS GROVE – Danny Kasher had been used sparingly as a pitcher so far this season.That changed fo ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • Chemistry key to Hinsdale Central baseball surge

    HINSDALE – All Jake Ryder and his Hinsdale Central baseball teammates needed was a little time.Ryder ...
    April 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Breuder out, audit upcoming and reimbursements suspended at College of DuPage (with video)

    The College of DuPage could be on its way to a "Clean Slate," but the cleaning may not come too easy if the new board's second meeting Thursday is any ...
    May 1, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • 'Clean Slate' trustees named officers of divided College of DuPage board in tense first meeting

    What some believe to be a new era at the College of DuPage started off with a rocky first few votes Thursday.
    May 1, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Westmont library to host energy efficiency program

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Public Library will host a presentation about energy efficiency, the library announced in a news release.
    April 30, 2015 - 5:43 pm
  • Man in serious condition after Westmont apartment fire

    WESTMONT – A Westmont man is in serious condition after a fire Wednesday afternoon, the village of Westmont announced in a news release.
    April 30, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Tough stretch part of playoff preparation for Hinsdale Central soccer

    WHEATON – Persistence paid off for Hinsdale Central’s girls soccer team Saturday.After going scorele ...
    April 30, 2015 - 3:07 pm
  • National lacrosse showcase lands three from Central

    HINSDALE – Three Hinsdale Central freshmen lacrosse players will play on a national stage this summer.
    April 30, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Westmont announces waste hauling and sticker rates

    WESTMONT – The 2015 rates for waste hauling and yard waste stickers will increase Friday, the village announced in a news release.
    April 29, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Westmont food festival to feature taste of Taiwan

    WESTMONT – A taste of Taiwan will be coming May 9 to Westmont with the third annual Children's Fun Festival.
    April 29, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Mustangs split games at Naperville Invitational

    NAPERVILLE – Downers Grove South’s girls soccer team was unable to earn a berth in the quarterfinals of the Naperville Invitational, although it wasn’ ...
    April 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Hinsdale Central's Jordan Bradshaw picks Augustana basketball

    HINSDALE – After a season in which he played a big role in helping Hinsdale Central's basketball team to the sectional championship game, Jordan Brads ...
    April 29, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Jackson Fischer in fine form for Westmont baseball

    WESTMONT – It would have been easy for Jackson Fischer to hang his head at times in his start against Wilmington.
    April 29, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Embattled College of DuPage President Breuder takes medical leave days before potential ouster

    The controversial president of the College of DuPage won't be in office when trustees potentially take a scheduled vote on whether to put him on paid ...
    April 29, 2015 - 7:02 am
  • Westmont library to host jewelry event

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Public Library will host a handmade jewelry event Thursday, the library announced in a news release.
    April 28, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Blaney: Stomp out human trafficking at Color Run

    Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purposes of forced labor and sex trafficking. As the world's second largest cri ...
    April 28, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Hinsdale South at Downers Grove South girls soccer: 6 photos

    Downers Grove South plays at home against Hinsdale South on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, winning 7-6. ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Gunter: Upcoming events to keep Westmont busy

    A lot is happening in Westmont. The following are some of the village of Westmont's current projects and activities.
    April 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Westmont District 201 expected to re-evaluate facility upgrade plan

    WESTMONT – Community Unit School District 201 is looking at ways to move forward with facility upgrades after a $19.7 million referendum to do so was ...
    April 28, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Westmont looking to rebrand

    WESTMONT – Westmont is seeking feedback on a new community slogan, the village announced in a news release.
    April 28, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Dollar Town opens in Westmont

    WESTMONT – Dollar Town, located at 220 W. Ogden Ave., holds a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted April 1 by the Westmont Chamber of Comm ...
    April 26, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Third federal subpoena seeks College of DuPage video, audio recordings

    The College of DuPage has been served its third federal subpoena this month, with authorities seeking recordings of the school on the day administrato ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Sylvan Learning Center to host STEM Bash

    WESTMONT – Sylvan Learning Center will host its annual National STEM Bash on Saturday, the group announced in a news release.
    April 24, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • Police Reports: Westmont for April 22

    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 24, 2015 - 6:38 pm
  • Westmont High School hosts Illinois Reads event: 5 photos

    Westmont High School hosts an Illinois Reads event featuring authors, reading, and a few characters on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
    April 24, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Hinsdale Central, South boys and girls track off and running

    The starting gun has gone off on the outdoor track and field season with some big outdoor meets having already taken place. Here’s the outlook for the ...
    April 24, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • DuPage officials pledge to reduce emissions by 20 percent

    County leaders came together April 14 to announce plans for a greener DuPage over the next decade and a half.
    April 23, 2015 - 8:43 pm
  • Indian Boundary YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day event

    The Indian Boundary YMCA will celebrate National Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, the YMCA announced in a news release.
    April 23, 2015 - 8:05 pm
  • Westmont approves sales tax increase, budget with $10M shortfall

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Village Board tackled four notable items during its April 16 meeting.1. Sale ...
    April 23, 2015 - 7:58 pm
  • State title in sights for Hinsdale Central tennis

    HINSDALE – Eddie Grabill won five of his seven matches at last year’s state tennis tournament in two sets on his way to a singles title.
    April 23, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • DuPage Board member Chaplin, state Sen. Nybo taking action to consolidate election commission

    DuPage County Board member Liz Chaplin, D-Downers Grove, and state Sen. Chris Nybo, R-Elmhurst, have teamed up to explore returning the electoral proc ...
    April 22, 2015 - 6:53 pm
  • Westmont man wins $1M lottery prize

    WESTMONT – Travel and a new house are in order for a Westmont man who won $1 million in the Illinois Lottery, the lottery announced in a news release.
    April 23, 2015 - 5:51 am
  • Benet Academy retires Frank Kaminsky's No. 44 jersey

    LISLE – Frank Kaminsky is revered by Lisle residents for his larger-than-life presence both on and off the basketball court.
    April 22, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling of Lemont makes 50 saves in 3OT playoff win

    Scott Darling stopped 50 shots and Brent Seabrook scored the game winner a minute into the third overtime Tuesday as the Chicago Blackhawks pushed the ...
    April 23, 2015 - 5:57 am
  • Westmont Earth Month events begin today

    WESTMONT – The village of Westmont is kicking off a month of environmental awareness to celebrate Earth Month.
    April 22, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • Sen. Cullerton sponsors bill to take DuPage Narcan Program statewide

    One of DuPage County's signature programs in the fight against heroin may be going statewide.State S ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Westmont library to host cartoon art session for kids

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Public Library will host a children's art session Wednesday, the library announced in a news release.
    April 21, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Zack Jones helps deliver series sweep for DGS baseball

    VILLA PARK – Neither cold weather nor a last-minute change of venue prevented Downers Grove South pitcher Zack Jones from getting the job done Monday.
    April 21, 2015 - 7:29 pm
  • Austin Loehman helps lead Westmont baseball to multiple victories

    WESTMONT – When Westmont’s baseball team needed a boost, Austin Loehman provided it. After they had ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:21 pm
  • Westmont hosts statewide kickoff for Illinois Reads

    WESTMONT – Westmont hosted the kickoff event for a statewide reading initiative this weekend. Illino ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • District 201 considering expanding classroom electronic devices

    WESTMONT – Community Unit School District 201 is considering expanding its use of electronic devices in the classroom.
    April 20, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • COD's Hamilton talks Clean Slate win, possible bid for chairwoman and Breuder ouster

    In a few weeks, area voters will see a Clean Slate at the College of DuPage.Amid a crowded field of ...
    April 23, 2015 - 5:57 pm
  • Westmont Chamber holds event at TheraCORE

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau hosts a Business After Hours event March 3 at TheraCORE Physical Therapy, which welcome ...
    April 18, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • Prep roundup: Hinsdale South's Siaw, Lipscomb excel at Canino Invite

    HINSDALE – Adrian Siaw and Kwame Lipscomb led Hinsdale South’s strong effort on floor exercise at Hinsdale Central’s Anthony J. Canino Invite on April ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Westmont for April 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 ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Westmont library to host job search program

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Public Library will host an event to highlight effective job search strategies, the library announced in a news release.
    April 16, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • Hinsdale Central girls soccer heads in right direction

    HINSDALE – The PepsiCo Showdown is regarded as one of the most competitive soccer tournaments in the state.
    April 16, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Hinsdale Central baseball regrouping after recent struggles

    HINSDALE – Back-to-back solid showings in wins had Hinsdale Central’s baseball anticipating similar results moving forward.
    April 16, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • Lemont native Scott Darling notches first NHL playoff win in Blackhawks' victory

    In a season of memorable firsts, Scott Darling added another one to the list Wednesday night. The Le ...
    April 16, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • College of DuPage under federal investigation, trustee says school destroyed documents

    In an event signaling more trouble for the long-embattled College of DuPage, the U.S. Attorney's Office has issued a subpoena to the school for docume ...
    April 16, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Embattled College of DuPage Board bows out of final meeting

    After months of headlines, scandal and controversy, the current College of DuPage Board of Trustees won't be going out with a bang.
    April 16, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • Amid controversy, COD Foundation director announces retirement

    The director of the College of DuPage Foundation has announced she will retire in October after months of controversy – though not because of it.
    April 15, 2015 - 6:23 pm
  • Anthony J. Canino Varsity Gymnastics Invitational: 8 photos

    Athletes from the WSC Gold and Silver Divisions compete at the Anthony J. Canino Varsity Gymnastics Invitational at Hinsdale Central on Friday, April ...
    April 15, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Forssberg: Awards recognize Westmont leaders

    The annual Westmont Community Awards Banquet was held just a few weeks ago to recognize the many people who lead to help Westmont succeed. Participati ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DuPage County Fair confirms limited grandstand for 2015, but programming remains (with video)

    WHEATON – Though part of the grandstand will be closed, the DuPage County Fair Association promises that the annual event will go on as planned.
    April 18, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Westmont board votes to allow chickens in village

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Village Board approved an ordinance April 2 to allow chickens within village limits.
    April 14, 2015 - 7:58 pm
  • Ellena Metros helps lead DGN girls soccer to win

    CICERO – Downers Grove North knows it can always rely on Ellena Metros in crunch time.Metros came th ...
    April 14, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Annie Carlson, Sentinels on track for success

    WESTMONT – After the state track meet last May, Annie Carlson said she had no intention of taking it easy during the summer.
    April 14, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Former College of DuPage radio engineer charged with stealing $200K pleads not guilty

    A former College of DuPage radio engineer accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the school's radio station, WDCB, pleaded not guilty to a dozen ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Downers Grove Township to continue electronics recycling program

    WESTMONT – The Downers Grove Township Highway Department will continue to offer electronics recycling, the department announced in a news release.
    April 13, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Connelly, Sandack meet with DuPage County Board members for lobby day

    DuPage County Board members meet with state legislators March 18 in Springfield as part of an annual lobby day to speak about the county's 2015 legisl ...
    April 12, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Westmont to send out 'friendly' code violation letters

    WESTMONT – Westmont will begin sending out "friendly reminders" about code violations, the village announced in a news release.
    April 11, 2015 - 1:38 pm
  • Police Reports: Westmont for April 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 ...
    April 11, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Willowbrook at Downers Grove North girls soccer: 8 photos

    Downers Grove North plays a home soccer match with Willowbrook on Monday, April 6, 2015. ...
    April 10, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  • Westmont library to host introduction to genealogy

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Public Library, 428 N. Cass Ave., will host a class on genealogy, the library announced in a news release.
    April 9, 2015 - 7:22 pm
  • Westmont department boasts family of firefighters

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Fire Department is starting to look like a family business, thanks to a father and two of his children who work at the departm ...
    April 10, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Softball preview: Hinsdale Central looking to put pieces together (with video)

    HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central softball head coach Lee Maciejewski has never been hesitant about having freshmen on his varsity teams or playing young pl ...
    April 9, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Perez: Generous neighbors provide 40 years of hope, opportunity

    This year, People’s Resource Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary. We are also celebrating another major milestone – our new building at 104 Che ...
    April 9, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • Trojan girls making strides on the pitch

    DOWNERS GROVE – With a roster that encompasses players with a wide range of skill sets and experience levels, the Downers Grove North soccer team need ...
    April 8, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Westmont spring track: 5 photos

    Westmont hosts outdoor track on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. ...
    April 10, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • 'Clean Slate' candidates sweep College of DuPage race (with video)

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees will soon be looking at a Clean Slate. The trio ...
    April 8, 2015 - 6:28 am
  • Westmont voters approve ˝ percent sales tax increase for stormwater improvements

    WESTMONT – The village of Westmont can expect to see an additional $800,000 to $1 million annually after its residents approved a ˝ percent sales tax ...
    April 13, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Westmont rejects third District 201 referendum in 13 months

    WESTMONT – The third time was not a charm for Westmont Community Unit School District 201.The distri ...
    April 9, 2015 - 6:08 am
  • Sullivan, Casey and Bondlow claim seats on the Maercker District 60 Board

    WESTMONT – In the race for three seats on the Maercker District 60 Board of Education on Tuesday, Amy Sullivan, Timothy W. Casey and Cindy Bondlow wer ...
    April 8, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Westmont softball will compete with mix of veteran, rookie talent (with video)

    WESTMONT – Westmont’s softball team was one win away from making a trip to the state semifinals in Class 2A last season.
    April 7, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Graziani: Celebrate Earth Day at Westmont library

    Each year, Earth Day honors the anniversary of what is considered the birth of the modern environmental movement which began in 1970. Appreciating nat ...
    April 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Westmont Park District could miss out on $3.2M in state grants

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Park District is in a tough spot after three state grants totaling $3.2 million were put on hold.
    April 6, 2015 - 8:27 pm
  • Letter: Support clean slate for College of DuPage board

    To the Editor: I am a former COD student, a DuPage resident and a taxpayer. I filed a FOIA request a ...
    April 6, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • Lincoln Way West at Downers Grove South softball: 5 photos

    Downers Grove South plays Lincoln Way West in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 4, 2015.
    April 6, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Prep roundup: Hinsdale Central baseball takes series against Lyons Township

    The first West Suburban Silver series for Hinsdale Central’s baseball team was a big one against rival and perennial conference title contender Lyons ...
    April 9, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • Waste Management brush pick up starts Monday

    WESTMONT – Waste Management will begin weekly brush pick up starting Monday, the village announced in a news release.
    April 4, 2015 - 5:56 pm
  • Westmont Bunny Breakfast: 6 photos

    Kids visit with the Easter Bunny at a breakfast sponsored by the Westmont Park District on Saturday, April 4, 2015.
    April 5, 2015 - 10:11 pm
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