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  • Local performers to stage 'Little Shop of Horrors' musical in Western Springs

    The Theatre of Western Springs will cap its 88th season of Mainstage shows with the campy musical “Little Shop of Horrors” from June 2 to 12.
    May 27, 2016 - 7:57 pm
  • Run the Ridge 5K to fight childhood obesity

    The Run the Ridge 5K Run and 1K Walk will welcome runners of all ages to come together to help battle childhood obesity June 4 in Burr Ridge. It will ...
    May 27, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • Technology Center of DuPage names executive director

    ADDISON – Starting July 1, Technology Center of DuPage and the DuPage Area Occupational Education System will welcome Michael Zimmerman of Crown Point ...
    May 26, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Downers Grove North baseball moves on in playoffs

    David Giuliano hit a solo home run in the third to break a scoreless tie in Downers Grove North's Class 4A baseball regional quarterfinal game against ...
    May 26, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • Downers Grove FISH Food Pantry receives 25,000-pound donation

    DOWNERS GROVE – When it comes to donations to a local food pantry, there’s no such thing as too much.
    May 25, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Police reports: Westmont for May 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 ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school girls track and field: State meet brings titles for Downers Grove South's Michaela Hackbarth, Downers Grove North's Jaida Green

    CHARLESTON – In 2015, Michaela Hackbarth captured the Class 3A girls track and field state meet championship in the 800-meter run by defeating the def ...
    May 24, 2016 - 7:03 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Westmont's Annie Carlson caps career with three more state medals

    WESTMONT – Annie Carlson already was the most decorated athlete in the history of Westmont’s girls track and field program after the 2015 state meet.
    May 24, 2016 - 3:27 pm
  • Red, White & Bar-B-Q to heat up holiday weekend in Westmont

    WESTMONT –  The Westmont Lions Club will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Red, White & Bar-B-Q festival this Memorial Day weekend, beginning May ...
    May 25, 2016 - 7:13 am
  • Valle: Americans find many ways to honor Memorial Day

    Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces of the United States of Ameri ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Developers propose apartments at Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort

    WESTMONTAproposed development would bring a state-of-the-art swim complex and luxury apartments to t ...
    May 23, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Registration open for Ben's Memorial Run in memory of Downers Grove man

    DOWNERS GROVE – Registration for the first annual Ben's Memorial Mile race to remember the life of a Downers Grove man and raise funds for mental heal ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Celebrity Dance Studio wins honors at nationwide contest

    Teachers and students at Celebrity Dance Studio in Downers Grove won multiple honors at the Wisconsin State DanceSport Competition that took place Apr ...
    May 20, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Westmont's Annie Carlson a state finalist in three events

    CHARLESTON, Ill. – Annie Carlson is already the most decorated girls track and field athlete in the history of Westmont High School.
    May 20, 2016 - 12:59 pm
  • Downers Grove students receive Benedictine awards

    A number of Downers Grove natives were honored for their academic and service achievements at Benedictine University's May 6 Interfaith Baccalaureate ...
    May 19, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Wrzesinski: Come visit Downers Grove Township during annual open house

    Now that spring seems to have finally sprung, I’m beginning to see friends and neighbors coming out of seemingly endless winter hibernation.
    May 19, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • High school baseball and softball: Postseason's first pitch impending for Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South

    The first pitch of the softball and baseball playoffs for Class 3A and 4A schools will soon be delivered as teams from across the state aim to make a ...
    May 19, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Culinary summer camps offered young teens at Technology Center of DuPage

    ADDISON – Starting in June, Technology Center of DuPage in Addison will host eight identical summer culinary camps for students who will be in grades ...
    May 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school boys gymnastics: Downers Grove North's Lukas Elisha finishes among state's elite

    HINSDALE – After undergoing left shoulder surgery in September, Downers Grove North sophomore Lukas Elisha wasn’t even sure he could compete this gymn ...
    May 18, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Letter: Rauner policies harm both poor, middle class

    To the editor:Bruce Rauner’s “turn back the clock” agenda is the cause [of the budget standoff]. For ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:17 pm
  • Police reports: Westmont for May 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 ...
    May 18, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • High school baseball: Westmont set up for postseason success

    WESTMONT – A 19-14 record for Westmont’s baseball team would seem to indicate a middle of the road team.
    May 18, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • High school sports roundup: Westmont girls claim track sectional title, girls soccer claims regional title

    Westmont’s girls track and field team dominated the Class 1A Marshall sectional May 13 to the tune of seven event wins, 11 state meet entries and the ...
    May 18, 2016 - 7:38 am
  • Blackwell Forest Preserve campground opens

    WARRENVILLE – A mini-vacation awaits right in DuPage County with a night spent under the stars at the family campground at Blackwell Forest Preserve i ...
    May 17, 2016 - 11:57 am
  • Oak Trace resident stays active by helping children with autism

    DOWNERS GROVE – At 87 years old, James “Rocky” Guzzaldo still finds a reason to get up and going at 5 a.m. each morning.
    May 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South gymnasts move on to state

    Ryan Leahy booked gymnastics state meet berths in six events and the all-around at the Wheaton Warrenville South sectional May 4, and he was joined by ...
    May 13, 2016 - 7:32 am
  • Roskam discusses heroin crisis with DuPage County Heroin Task Force

    ELMHURST – U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, held a round table meeting May 6 with DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and members of the DuPage ...
    May 12, 2016 - 1:04 pm
  • Police reports: Westmont for May 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 ...
    May 11, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Svitak named Citizen of Year at Westmont Awards Dinner

    WESTMONT – At the 2016 Westmont Awards Dinner hosted by the Westmont Chamber of Commerce, Chris Svitak was named 2015 Westmont Citizen of the Year.
    May 11, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • College of DuPage selects Bensenville mentorship program

    BENSENVILLE – College of DuPage’s Teacher Preparation Program recently designated Project CARE in Bensenville as its program of choice, and will launc ...
    May 11, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Downers Grove North's Emma Moravec sets record at conference track meet

    Emma Moravec set a meet record in the 800-meter run with a winning time of 2:12.80 at the West Suburban Silver meet May 6, and that was just the start ...
    May 11, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Downers Grove District 99 finalizing early start for 2017-18 calendar

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Community High School District 99 board of education will vote during its May 16 meeting on whether to approve a 2017-18 school ye ...
    May 12, 2016 - 7:21 am
  • High school boys gymnastics: Five from Downers Grove North, two from Downers Grove South make state field

    GLEN ELLYN – Augie Strauch’s horizontal bar routine at the Glenbard West sectional May 6 could have been his last.
    May 12, 2016 - 7:23 am
  • High school sports roundup: Annie Carlson victories, personal records highlights for Westmont girls track at conference

    Annie Carlson won all four of her events and Westmont’s girls track and field team had three other top-three finishes at the Interstate Eight Conferen ...
    May 10, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Downers Grove South sustains remarkable conference streak

    VILLA PARK – Downers Grove South freshman forward Lauren Travis picked a good time to score the first goal of her high school career.
    May 11, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • High school baseball: Home run the big hit on Westmont's memorable day

    WESTMONT – On a day that had special meaning for Westmont’s baseball program, Alex Marotta delivered a memorable moment.
    May 10, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • Free wood chips offered DuPage County residents

    WEST CHICAGO – People can pick up free wood chips from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14 at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Native Plant Nursery ...
    May 10, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • SEASPAR to tee up nine-hole golf benefit

    DOWNERS GROVE – Golfers are invited to the Downers Grove Golf Course for a May 17 outing to benefit SEASPAR’s recreational programs and services for i ...
    May 10, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Downers Grove District 99 takes home medals at FCCLA conference

    DOWNERS GROVE – Twenty students from Downers Grove North and South high schools received medals at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America ...
    May 9, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Founders Day to celebrate Downers Grove's living history

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Historical Society and the Downers Grove Museum will present the annual Founders Day celebration May 7.
    May 5, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Lively bats lead to better results for Hinsdale Central baseball

    ELMHURST – After struggling with the bats early in the season, Hinsdale Central’s baseball team seems to have come out of its slump.
    May 13, 2016 - 7:41 am
  • Downers Grove high school students earn national art and writing awards

    DOWNERS GROVE – Five students from Downers Grove North High School and two students Downers Grove South High School received national medals in the 20 ...
    May 5, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Letter: Bipartisan measures a needed step on road to state budget

    To the Editor:I joined my Senate colleagues on April 22 in unanimously approving two bipartisan meas ...
    May 4, 2016 - 6:18 pm
  • Police reports: Westmont for May 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 ...
    May 4, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Kentucky Derby fundraiser benefits Advocate Good Samaritan perinatal bereavement program

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Friends of Share at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital will host a Kentucky Derby benefit from 3 to 6 p.m. May 7 at Parkers’ Restaur ...
    May 4, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Grove Players bring 'Romantic Comedy' to Downers Grove stage

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Grove Players will perform “Romantic Comedy” for two weekends from May 6 to 15 at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grov ...
    May 4, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Salt Creek Ballet to make beautiful pointe

    WESTMONT – Salt Creek Ballet of Westmont will spin “Harlequinade: An Italian Fairy Tale” into view at 3 p.m. May 14 and 1 p.m. May 15 at the McAninch ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Pinkney: Families escape homelessness and find stable futures through SHIFT

    Emma never thought homelessness would be something she would experience. The married mother of two ...
    May 3, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Benefit at DuPage Airport to help Honor Flight Chicago soar

    WEST CHICAGO – The DuPage Veterans Foundation’s fifth annual fundraiser at DuPage Airport to benefit Honor Flight Chicago will unfold with fanfare fro ...
    May 3, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school baseball: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South see crosstown game as turning point

    DOWNERS GROVE – Ben Ficht didn’t hesitate in saying he hasn’t been productive with the bat in his hands lately.
    May 3, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • 'Dancing with the Starz' gala to help DuPage County seniors

    LOMBARD – The DuPage Senior Citizens Council’s fifth annual “Dancing with the Starz” benefit is heating up with celebrity dancers rehearsing their dan ...
    May 3, 2016 - 2:23 pm
  • Westmont's Taco Grill: Where it's Cinco de Mayo all year long

    WESTMONT – In the midst of the Ogden Avenue fast-food scene, it's Cinco de Mayo every day at Taco Grill in Westmont. Located in a building that housed ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • High school baseball: Ben Ficht delivers game-winning hit as Downers Grove South tops Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – Ben Ficht didn't hesitate in admitting that he hasn't been productive with the bat in his hands lately.
    May 3, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve lecture, events to attract pollinators

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites residents to join its efforts to increase populations of butterflies, bees and other imperiled a ...
    April 29, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you remember most about your high school graduation?
    How long it was
    Saying goodbye to friends
    Excitement about the future
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