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  • Letter: Vote 'yes' on D-201 referendum

    To the Editor:The voters in CUSD 201 should take a moment to consider the April [7] referendum. Ther ...
    March 27, 2015 - 7:01 pm
  • Police Reports: Westmont for March 25

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    March 27, 2015 - 6:58 pm
  • Willowbrook woman makes most of ‘Recycled Life’

    WILLOWBROOK – Gwendolyn Westlund is not afraid to talk in detail about her experiences with her heart transplant.
    March 27, 2015 - 9:58 am
  • Hinsdale Central girls soccer solid all over field

    HINSDALE – The faces may change, but the goals remain the same for Hinsdale Central’s girls soccer team.
    March 27, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • 40 years of neighborly care: People's Resource Center celebrates decades of service

    There are no simple, one-size-fits-all solutions to poverty.Food assistance, clothing, rent assistan ...
    March 26, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • Coffee with the Mayor to be held Saturday in Westmont

    WESTMONT – Westmont's next Coffee with the Mayor will take place Saturday at Golden Basket Restaurant, the village announced in a news release.
    March 26, 2015 - 7:08 pm
  • Hinsdale Central girls LAX wins rematch vs. Glenbrook South

    In a rematch of the 2014 Illinois High School Women’s Lacrosse Association state finals consolation game, the Hinsdale Central Red Devils upended the ...
    March 26, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • State titles for Hinsdale Central swimming, Hinsdale South's Josh King highlight winter

    With boys basketball state titles handed out Saturday, the high school winter sports season is officially in the books.
    March 26, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Sentinels kick off girls soccer season

    WESTMONT – After struggling much of last season, Westmont’s girl’s soccer team picked up a playoff win in a regional quarterfinal.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • District 201 continues referendum awareness efforts as election day approaches

    WESTMONT – With early voting underway and the April election in less than two weeks, proponents of Community Unit School District 201's upcoming refer ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Westmont stormwater referendum forum to be held Thursday

    WESTMONT – Westmont will hold an informational forum to discuss its upcoming stormwater referendum, the village announced in a news release.
    March 24, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Area woman to make most of 'recycled life' with Westmont event

    WESTMONT – Gwendolyn Westlund is not afraid to talk in detail about her experiences with her heart transplant.
    March 24, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • DuPage Clerk: Tax rate increases low, home values stabilizing

    Though housing values dropped for the sixth consecutive year and property taxes ticked up across the county in 2014, DuPage seems to be emerging from ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Forssberg: Enjoy the 'shop, dine and discover Westmont' tour

    Did you know that Westmont offers our residents and guests a vibrant business community and exciting events to shop, dine and discover on a daily basi ...
    March 24, 2015 - 12:57 pm
  • College of DuPage remains indecisive on audit

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees took no action Thursday related to funding a state audit.
    March 23, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Westmont man gets 35 years for father's stabbing death

    WESTMONT – A Westmont man convicted of killing his father in May 2011 was sentenced to 35 years in prison, the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office ...
    March 24, 2015 - 5:48 am
  • Early voting is open – meet all the local candidates

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    March 22, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Snow to return to west suburbs for Monday commute

    Snow is anticipated in the west suburbs early Monday and through the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.
    March 23, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Letter: Westmont residents can't afford District 201 referendum

    To the Editor:How many times do the Westmont School Board 201 members have to bring up a vote for in ...
    March 21, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Police Reports: Westmont for March 18

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    March 20, 2015 - 6:47 pm
  • College of DuPage hires $250 per hour public relations firm

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees on Thursday approved hiring a Chicago-based public relations firm to help disseminate information ...
    March 20, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • Westmont area artists to present their work at 10th annual Gregg House show

    WESTMONT – Dillon Laserna, a 7-year-old Westmont resident, can’t wait to show off his melted-crayon drawings of the Titanic.
    March 21, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • DuPage County Board member Eckhoff charged with DUI

    WHEATON – Longtime DuPage County Board member and Wheaton resident Grant Eckhoff was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol earlier this ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • All-area boys basketball MVP Matt Rafferty the total package for Hinsdale Central (with video)

    HINSDALE – To a basketball fan trained to think big men belong in the paint, seeing Matt Rafferty shoot a 3-pointer didn’t seem quite right.
    March 19, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Meet the all-area boys basketball team with players from Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont, Lisle

    The high school basketball season will wrap up with state title games in Class 3A and 4A on Saturday, so now is the perfect time to honor the best pla ...
    March 19, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Sectional setback doesn't diminish Red Devils' strong season

    AURORA – Even in a season-ending loss, Hinsdale Central’s boys basketball team showed its character.
    March 19, 2015 - 9:23 am
  • Westmont woman gets 14 years for killing husband with kitchen knife

    WESTMONT – A Westmont woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in the 2013 stabbing death of her husband, according to a news release from the DuPage County Sta ...
    March 18, 2015 - 7:58 pm
  • Sears Hardware & Appliance Athlete of the Week: Myles Farley

    Myles FarleyDowners Grove NorthBasketballSenior–Why Farley was selected: Farley scored a team-high 1 ...
    March 18, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • DuPage County Board approves flood plan

    The DuPage County Board voted to accept the East Branch DuPage River Watershed Resiliency Plan at its meeting March 10.
    March 18, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • Progressive Village Performance Network celebrates 5-year anniversary

    WESTMONT – From “A Christmas Carol” to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a Westmont organization is celebrating five years of performances by hosting at le ...
    March 18, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • Hinsdale South Special Olympics basketball team finishes first at state

    DARIEN – Hinsdale South's Special Olympics Black basketball team brought home first place from the state competition held at Illinois State University ...
    March 17, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Smith: Westmont library to add enhanced online services this spring

    The library will upgrade to a new online catalog April 14 that will provide library users with easier access to materials. The catalog connects Westmo ...
    March 17, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Westmont Park District to host real estate event for seniors

    WESTMONT – Real estate organization The Skai Project will present “Seniors Taking Advantage of Today's Real Estate Market” at 1 p.m. March 19 at the W ...
    March 16, 2015 - 7:02 pm
  • Hinsdale Central takes West Aurora to limit before falling in sectional final

    AURORA – Things didn't look good for Hinsdale Central's boys basketball team on multiple occasions. ...
    March 13, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Westmont library to hold ukulele event

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Public Library, 428 N. Cass Ave., will host The Mighty Ukulele from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, according to a village news release.
    March 13, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Police Reports: Westmont for March 11

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    March 13, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • College of DuPage chairwoman suggests banning alcohol reimbursements

    GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage Board of Trustees Chairwoman Erin Birt has suggested a policy to ban college officials from expensing alcohol, and has ...
    March 13, 2015 - 6:47 am
  • Rafferty, Red Devils rise to occasion, book trip to sectional final

    AURORA – Matt Rafferty put every inch of his 6-foot-8 frame to good use Tuesday night. The Hinsdale ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • All-area girls basketball MVP Gabrielle Rush leaves legacy of success at Hinsdale Central

    HINSDALE – Four years at Hinsdale Central flew by for Gabrielle Rush.The standout basketball player ...
    March 12, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • Illinois Tollway looks to speed up suburban highways

    The Illinois Tollway is moving closer to increasing the speed limit on several area tollways from 55 to 60 mph, according to an Illinois Tollway news ...
    March 14, 2015 - 7:33 am
  • Hinsdale Central advances to 4A sectional final: 6 photos

    Hinsdale Central defeats Metea Valley, 88-67, in the 4A sectional semifinal basketball game at East Aurora on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
    March 12, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Meet the all-area girls basketball team with players from Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lisle area

    After Saturday’s state finals, the girls high school basketball season is officially in the books. Now is the perfect time to honor the best players f ...
    March 12, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Westmont

    THUMBS UP: Once again, the community is rallying around Westmont resident Stacey Ledwon, who will host a third annual St. Baldrick’s event Sunday at P ...
    March 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Westmont boxing club to hold fundraiser for area woman with cancer

    WESTMONT – Knockout Women's Boxing Club, 95 W. 61st St., will host a fundraiser this weekend called “KO Cancer! The Rematch for Lyndsie,” according to ...
    March 11, 2015 - 6:29 pm
  • Westmont's 201 is first district to host event promoting statewide reading initiative

    WESTMONT – Whether the storyline involves six puppies riding in a car or a librarian kidnapped by a 10-year-old, Westmont will be the first community ...
    March 11, 2015 - 6:26 pm
  • Local coach recovers from stroke, hosts tennis camps

    DOWNERS GROVE – Chuck Enge has given much of his life to tennis, and tennis may help save his life.H ...
    March 11, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Regional loss ends strong season for Downers Grove North (with video)

    DOWNERS GROVE – Myles Farley and his Downers Grove North boys basketball teammates were in rarefied air.
    March 11, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Red-hot Rafferty leads Hinsdale Central into sectional final (with video)

    AURORA – Matt Rafferty didn't have a thesaurus handy Tuesday night. If he had, he might have said me ...
    March 11, 2015 - 9:27 am
  • New date announced for Westmont Junior High referendum meeting

    WESTMONT – Community Unit School District 201's referendum information meeting for Westmont Junior High School has been rescheduled, according to Boar ...
    March 10, 2015 - 8:19 pm
  • Chicago Blitz football team to host open house Thursday

    VILLA PARK – Fans can get an up close look at the area's very own football team when the Chicago Blitz hosts its Meet the Blitz Open House.
    March 10, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • Anderson: Team up with township to fight flooding

    As the days grow longer, we feel winter’s cold grip give way to the warmer days of spring. This is a reminder to prepare for the March and April showe ...
    March 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Rauner's budget causes concern as child poverty levels in DuPage County rise (with video)

    Area nonprofits are closely watching the governor’s office and state legislature as they could face big cuts in state funding despite DuPage County’s ...
    March 15, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Local lawmakers decline to take state pension

    Four years ago, state Rep. Tom Morrison walked into a state office and announced he didn’t want a pension.
    March 9, 2015 - 3:05 pm
  • Red Devils' regional win sets up sectional showdown against Metea Valley

    HINSDALE – Matt Rafferty would like the basketball-watching public to know one thing: Hinsdale Central's second straight boys basketball regional titl ...
    March 9, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • Hinsdale Central tops Downers Grove North for boys hoops regional title

    DOWNERS GROVE – When Hinsdale Central's boys basketball team needed a boost, Matt Rafferty provided it.
    March 6, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Police reports: Westmont for March 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 ...
    March 6, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • Westmont man charged with 4 counts of child porn possession

    WESTMONT – A Westmont man is charged with multiple counts of child pornography possession after a search warrant was executed Friday at his home, acco ...
    March 9, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Prep roundup: Top-5 finishes buoy Hinsdale Central boys track

    Top-5 finishes from Dan Lillard (third, 52.28) and James Reilly (fifth, 53.03) in the 400-meter dash and a third-place time of 4:29.52 by Blake Everts ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • St. Baldrick’s event to be held at new Westmont location

    WESTMONT – This March many residents will leave one Westmont restaurant with hairless heads in an effort to raise money to fight pediatric cancer.
    March 5, 2015 - 5:55 pm
  • Ives’ hot hand leads Hinsdale Central past South, into regional final

    DOWNERS GROVE – It didn’t take long for Thomas Ives to get into a groove. The Hinsdale Central senio ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Community meetings, tours scheduled in preparation for District 201 referendum

    WESTMONT – Community Unit School District 201 is gearing up for its third referendum in about a year by presenting information to the community throug ...
    March 5, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Westmont stormwater sales tax referendum presentations underway

    WESTMONT – The coming April showers will have an added significance next month when Westmont residents head to the polls to vote on the village's upco ...
    March 4, 2015 - 7:15 pm
  • Thomas Ives' hot start leads Hinsdale Central boys past Hinsdale South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Thomas Ives could be the new spokesman for Kingsford Charcoal, because he was on fire.
    March 3, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Gunter: Get informed about Westmont stormwater referendum

    As spring approaches, I want to share with you some of our current projects and activities. Stormwat ...
    March 3, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • State-ranked students honored at Hinsdale South assembly: 5 photos

    Hinsdale South holds a pep rally honoring IHSA state-ranked students, including wrestling champ Josh King and state gymnast Maddie Nowak on Friday, Fe ...
    March 3, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Westmont man convicted of stabbing father to death seeks new trial

    WESTMONT – DuPage County public defenders representing a Westmont man found guilty of first-degree murder earlier this year for the 2011 stabbing deat ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:43 am
  • Urban Legend to host St. Patrick's Day party

    WESTMONT – Urban Legend Brewing Company will host a 1970s-inspired St. Patrick's Day party, according to a news release from the Westmont Chamber of C ...
    March 2, 2015 - 8:05 pm
  • County seeks funds for East Branch DuPage River flood plan

    DuPage County Stormwater Management hopes to receive federal grant money at the end of this year to fund projects designed to mitigate flooding in the ...
    March 2, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Hinsdale Central surprises with boys swimming state title

    WINNETKA – Bob Barber could not have asked for a better ending to his first season as Hinsdale Central’s boys swimming coach.
    March 6, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Hinsdale Central wins boys swimming state title

    WINNETKA – The impressive state title trophy haul of the 2014-15 school year continued for Hinsdale Central on Saturday.
    March 2, 2015 - 7:01 am
  • Sears Hardware & Appliance Athlete of the Week: Kyle Domin

    Kyle DominWestmontBasketballJunior–Why Domin was selected: The junior forward collected a team-high ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:30 am
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