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  • High school football: Downers Grove North struggles against Oak Park-River Forest

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove North's offense struggled for the second straight game and the Trojans fell 26-0 against Oak Park-River Forest on Sept. ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Good Samaritan Hospital celebrating 40 years in Downers Grove

    DOWNERS GROVE – Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital will celebrate its 40th anniversary in Downers Grove Oct. 11, according to a news release from the ho ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Skeleton Key Brewery brings good beer, education programs to Woodridge

    WOODRIDGEAnew brewery opening in Woodridge believes the key to success is brewing well-crafted, bala ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 7:29 am
  • Lisle Barkapalooza celebrates canines, West Suburban Human Society

    Barkapalooza, the decades-old celebration of canines and the West Suburban Humane Society, promises to be a fun day of activities for all members of t ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 7:31 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove North has tough time with Glenbard West

    GLEN ELLYN – Even though there was a lot of game left to play, the first two series came to define the proceedings when Downers Grove North’s football ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 1:34 pm
  • Police reports: Westmont for Sept. 21

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Downers Grove District 99 passes balanced budget, plans to expand reserves

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove District 99 will operate under a balanced budget as officials hope to build up its scant reserves despite growing concer ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 7:41 am
  • League of Women Voters groups join forces to press candidates into forum participation

    Members of the League of Women Voters in DuPage, McHenry and Kane counties are uniting to assemble local politicians for a public forum before the Nov ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 7:42 am
  • D-201 to unveil security enhancements during open house

    WESTMONT – District 201 is hosting an open house to showcase the summer renovations and safety enhancements completed at four schools.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Downers Grove North class of 1976 celebrates 40th reunion

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove North High School class of 1976 will celebrate its 40th class reunion during Homecoming Weekend on Sept. 23 and 24, ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • High school football: Glenbard West finds its footing, breezes by Downers Grove North

    GLEN ELLYN – Ryan Diver admitted it took some time for Glenbard West's offense to find its rhythm this season before it got on track.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 7:43 am
  • Former Rep. Sandack victim of international crime ring, engaged in 'inappropriate online conversations'

    DOWNERS GROVE – A former state representative says he was the victim of a crime ring from the Philippines focused on luring high profile individuals t ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 4:41 pm
  • Valle: York Township here to serve residents

    Township government is the oldest form of government in our country; yet it is probably the one people are most unfamiliar with.
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school football: Downers Grove North sees progress vs. Hinsdale Central, hoping for more against Glenbard West

    DOWNERS GROVE – The final score was in favor of Hinsdale Central on Sept. 9, but Downers Grove North’s football team was pleased with its effort in a ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 2:31 pm
  • West Suburban Symphony Orchestra opens 2016-17 season ticket sales

    HINSDALE – Season tickets for the West Suburban Symphony Orchestra's 2016-17 concert series in Hinsdale and Naperville are now available, according to ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Downers Grove's American Association of University Women to offer scholarships

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Area branch of the American Association of University Women is accepting applications for a variety of scholarships ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Police reports: Westmont for Sept. 14

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • DuPage County Chairman Cronin proposes flat property taxes, $10.6M in reductions in 2017-18 budget

    WHEATON – Despite what he called a "disgraceful lag" on payments from the state and a second year without a budget in Springfield, DuPage County Board ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 7:24 am
  • New Downers Grove private school giving opportunities to students with dyslexia

    DOWNERS GROVE –  A new school in Downers Grove is hoping to give promising students struggling with dyslexia a safe, supportive environment to learn h ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • Westmont Chamber of Commerce hosts inaugural fine arts festival

    WESTMONT – The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau will host the first ever Westmont Fine Arts Showcase on Sept. 18, according to a news r ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • DuPage County Election Commission offering special assistance with voter registration

    Voters who are elderly or handicapped can receive special assistance in voter registration, according to a news release from the DuPage County Electio ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Luna Flooring Gallery opening in Oak Brook

    OAK BROOK – The Luna Flooring Gallery will open its sixth retail showroom in Oak Brook, according to a news release from the company.
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • Benioff : Event helps keep older adults safe on the road

    Older adults often notice subtle changes in their driving ability. This is natural because as we age, changes in our bodies may affect our driving ski ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Downers Grove Sharing Connections donates for Louisiana flood relief

    DOWNERS GROVE – Area nonprofit Sharing Connections is providing aid to victims of recent Louisiana floods, and is asking for additional help, accordin ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • DuPage Election Commission seeks election judges

    The DuPage Election Commission continues to seek election judges for the Nov. 8 election, according to a news release from the county.
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Downtown Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival returns for 40th year

    DOWNERS GROVE – Decades of fine art tradition returns to the area Sept. 10 and 11 with the annual Downtown Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival.
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Dean Netzel, Downers Grove South winners at boys golf invite

    At the Fenton invite at White Pines on Sept. 3, Dean Netzel carded a 4-under-par 66 to take first place as Downers Grove South’s boys golf team won wi ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Police reports: Westmont for Sept. 7

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • High school football: Downers Grove South makes strides against Hinsdale Central

    DOWNERS GROVE – Nathan Galway and his Downers Grove South football teammates are 0-2 on the season.N ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 9:39 am
  • Downers Grove, Westmont rockers Close the Door win Illinois Teen Battle of the Bands

    DOWNERS GROVE – Three local teens took to the stage Aug. 20 and took home a big prize, winning the annual Illinois Teen Battle of the Bands competitio ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 7:48 am
  • Downers Grove American Legion Post 80 to hold Vet Expo and Blood Drive

    DOWNERS GROVE – Local veterans can enjoy free refreshments and information, as well as participate in a blood drive, at a special expo Sept. 10, accor ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Hinsdale Falcons JV NFC Gold opens with a 'W'

    HINSDALE – In its first game of the season, the Hinsdale Falcons JV NFC Gold team won its season opener 32-0 against West Chicago.
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • DuPage County, Downers Grove agencies practice train derailment exercises

    DOWNERS GROVE – The flashing lights and closed roads around the railroad tracks Aug. 31 in Downers Grove were all a part of a scheduled plan of action ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • B. Restaurant, Lounge & Patisserie is a beautiful dining experience

    WESTMONT – With a $10 million ground floor renovation project just completed, the Hilton at Oak Brook Hills recently unveiled their new dining concept ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • High school boys soccer: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South ready to go this season

    The boys soccer season is in its early stages, and teams across the state are searching for trips to the state finals in late October (Class 1A) and e ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 7:28 pm
  • Police reports: Westmont for Aug. 31

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • High school football: Loss a learning experience for Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – Like most of his teammates, Downers Grove North senior cornerback Jailyn Jacobs doesn’t have a lot of varsity experience.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • DuPage Health Department confirms 3 human cases of West Nile Virus

    The DuPage County Health Department has confirmed the first three cases of human West Nile Virus in 2016 from around the county, according to releases ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 7:22 am
  • Q&A: New District 99 Superintendent Hank Thiele talks start of school year

    DOWNERS GROVE – As the first day of school approaches, students get the chance to meet new friends, teachers and opportunities.
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 7:24 am
  • Downers Grove, DuPage County to host train derailment exercise

    DOWNERS GROVE – DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Downers Grove first responders and other public safety officials w ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 7:26 am
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