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  • DuPage County Fair offers family fun

    WHEATON – The DuPage County Fair returned for the 61st year from July 22 to 26, and with it came fun for the whole family.
    July 28, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • McGuire: Cutting services can carry a high cost

    When people trapped by domestic violence come to Family Shelter Service, they find a lot more than they expect. That's because we are not an isolated ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Forest preserve's new leader is Oak Brook public works director

    After years of absent or temporary leadership, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has announced its new executive director after a unanimou ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:26 pm
  • Downers Grove South grad Danny Spinuzza set for charity hoops camp tipoff

    DOWNERS GROVE – Danny Spinuzza spent the spring on the diamond with Triton College baseball. Startin ...
    July 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Bolingbrook mom spreads awareness for National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month

    BOLINGBROOK – As a new mom, Bolingbrook resident Fransheska Nazario was scared to go out in public with her newborn daughter, Penelope. She was concer ...
    July 28, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • Illinois state employees get another win in pay dispute

    SPRINGFIELD — State employees can keep getting their regular paychecks for the near future, another state court has ruled.
    July 28, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Downers Grove District 99 to hire superintendent by Dec. 14

    DOWNERS GROVE – A search firm working for Community High School District 99 has set Dec. 14 as the anticipated date for the Board of Education to hire ...
    July 28, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • Attorney general: College of DuPage violated Open Meetings Act with Breuder contract extension

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees violated the Open Meetings Act when it approved a 2011 contract extension for President Robert Breuder, accord ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Metra expands, adjusts service for Lollapalooza weekend rush

    Metra is adjusting its train schedules to Chicago to accommodate the thousands of passengers that are expected to attend Lollapalooza, according to a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Christen Press goal leads Chicago Red Stars against Washington Spirit

    GERMANTOWN, Md. – The National Women's Soccer League-leading Chicago Red Stars nearly handed third-place Washington Spirit its first home defeat of th ...
    July 27, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Our view: Take steps to avoid contracting West Nile virus

    It seems the buzz surrounding the West Nile virus in Illinois quiets more every summer.That’s not a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • Illinois Tollway, IDOT, DuPage County announce opening of new I-290, Illinois Route 390 interchange

    ITASCA – DuPage County residents will soon have a more manageable commute to O'Hare International Airport.
    July 27, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • Old-fashioned fun continues through July 26 at DuPage County Fair

    WHEATON – The DuPage County Fair kicked off its annual festivities July 22, which will feature a lineup of family-friendly fare through July 26 at the ...
    July 23, 2015 - 8:10 pm
  • Vanessa Niestrom welcomes experience with Red Stars Reserves

    OAK BROOK – After riding the bench for two years at Illinois State, Vanessa Niestrom was looking for some action this summer.
    July 23, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Woodridge teens recognized for 'service above self'

    WOODRIDGE – Woodridge residents Annie Rock and Alyssa Spikes are the winners of the Rotary Club of Woodridge's 2015 Service Above Self Scholarships.
    July 23, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Bolingbrook Meijer mistakenly sells contaminated diesel fuel

    BOLINGBROOK – Meijer is alerting customers who purchased diesel fuel from July 16 to July 21 at their location at 755 E. Boughton Road that it may hav ...
    July 23, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • Red Stars strike late for win against Boston Breakers

    BOSTON – The Chicago Red Stars maintained their first place ranking in the National Women's Soccer League table on July 22 earning three points on the ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Red Stars fans welcome home World Cup heroes

    LISLE – A whirlwind for four members of the U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team continued July 18.The ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • College of DuPage trustees, accreditation reviewers discuss board dysfunction

    The division of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees was clear as accreditation reviewers discussed the subject with trustees earlier this week.
    July 23, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Local soccer players help Chicago Fire Academy win national championship

    The Chicago Fire Academy's U-17/18 team won the 2014-15 U.S. Soccer Development Academy national championship with a 3-1 victory over Real Salt Lake- ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:17 pm
  • Simler: Meals and volunteers needed this summer at DuPagePads shelters

    DuPagePads provides meals, overnight housing and safety 365 nights a year to families and individuals who are homeless, but summer is where we are mos ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Golf the name of the game for Shubham Nain and family

    WESTMONT – Shubham Nain hopes to one day have a career similar to his favorite golfer, Phil Mickelson.
    July 22, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Chicago Red Stars look to maintain momentum of Women's World Cup win

    LISLE – The United States returned to the pinnacle of women’s soccer by winning the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Vancouver earlier in July.
    July 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Crawford: Celebrate business success with Chamber630

    While America was honoring its 239th birthday on the most glorious weekend of the year, Chamber630 was celebrating right along with our great country; ...
    July 21, 2015 - 7:30 pm
  • Humanitarian Service Project calls on DuPage County volunteers

    The Humanitarian Service Project is in need of local volunteers to deliver groceries to marginalized senior citizens.
    July 21, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Bolingbrook man gets three years for fatal Wheaton DUI crash

    A Bolingbrook man charged in a 2014 fatal crash that killed a passenger in his car has been sentenced to three years in prison, according to a DuPage ...
    July 20, 2015 - 8:01 pm
  • Woodridge man moonlights as children's author

    WOODRIDGE – If you do good deeds, then good will come back to you. That’s one of the lessons in Woodridge resident R.L. Miller’s second children’s boo ...
    July 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Naperville woman found dead in Texas jail cell after traffic arrest

    NAPERVILLE – A Naperville woman was found dead July 13 in a Texas jail cell after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer during a ...
    July 18, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • College of DuPage accreditation review rescheduled

    A review of the College of DuPage's accreditation will move forward next week after the Higher Learning Commission postponed a trip to the school last ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • College of DuPage board mulls spending policy changes

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees may take steps to change certain spending policies.All three ...
    July 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Police Reports: Woodridge and Bolingbrook for July 15

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    July 17, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • Heat advisory in place for July 18 for Cook, DuPage, Will counties

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 18 for several area counties, including Cook, DuPage and ...
    July 17, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • With code violations addressed, DuPage fair prepares for opening day

    WHEATON – The DuPage County Fair's organizers have long said the fairgrounds would be ready by summer, despite more than 600 building code violations ...
    July 20, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Naperville Police: 2 men arrested after 3-hour standoff

    NAPERVILLE – Two men have been arrested and released on bond after allegedly pointing a "BB replica handgun" at a woman's head and then refusing to co ...
    July 15, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Bolingbrook student wins Marquette Bank scholarship

    BOLINGBROOK – Bolingbrook High School graduate Melissa Moy of Bolingbrook is one of 60 students to receive a $2,500 college scholarship from Marquette ...
    July 15, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Reeder: High court case could end 'fair share' fees

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case last week that has union bosses worried. Very worried.I ...
    July 15, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Downers Grove South baseball focuses on fundamentals during summer season (with video)

    DOWNERS GROVE – Darren Orel likes to keep things simple, especially in the summer. With players comi ...
    July 15, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Police Reports: Woodridge, Lisle and Bolingbrook for July 8

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    July 14, 2015 - 3:32 pm
  • Summer ball starts the process for Downers Grove North baseball

    DOWNERS GROVE – When Dallton Baran stepped on the mound July 8, it was a bit of a change. The Downer ...
    July 14, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • Illinois Comptroller: July 15 payroll will go out

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois employees will receive their regular paychecks for the July 15 pay date, Comptroller Leslie Munger, R-Lincolnshire, announced J ...
    July 14, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Downers Grove North graduate Kendall Gretsch up for ESPY Award

    DOWNERS GROVE – Kendall Gretsch has come a long way since competing for Downers Grove North’s swim team.
    July 14, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Lisle library seeks competitors for Throwback Turtle Race

    LISLE – The Lisle Library District's two pet turtles, Jack and Jill, are scheduled to race other turtles during a Throwback Turtle Race on Aug. 1.
    July 13, 2015 - 4:26 pm
  • Report: Watchdog says records may indicate 'pay-to-play' at College of DuPage

    A local watchdog group is questioning whether College of DuPage engaged in “pay-to-play” politics in relation to projects funded by the school's $168 ...
    July 11, 2015 - 1:11 pm
  • Illinois House passes stopgap spending plan

    SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats on July 9 passed a stopgap budget to pay for limited July operations, including a month of state payroll.
    July 10, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Woodridge library hosts summer of superheroes

    WOODRIDGE – Young Woodridge Public Library patrons kick off the library's Summer Reading programs June 6 by striking superhero poses in a photo booth. ...
    July 10, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Our view: College of DuPage wise to consider big changes at Waterleaf

    Were you pleased to hear that your tax dollars and students’ tuition payments were used to fund more than $530,000 in annual losses for Waterleaf Rest ...
    July 9, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner challenges Democrats

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on July 8 essentially told legislative Democrats to just do it.If th ...
    July 9, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • McGuire: Advocates help break the cycle of violence

    Ten-year-old Aaron didn’t know why he wet the bed at night; but he was terrified of what his father would do if he found out. 
    July 9, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Woodridge Rotary, Park District mark 25 years of assistance program

    WOODRIDGE – For 25 years, the Woodridge Rotary Club has provided financial assistance to residents so they could participate in Woodridge Park Distric ...
    July 9, 2015 - 8:53 am
  • Lisle Eyes to the Skies celebrates Independence Day with balloons, carnival

    LISLE – Hot air balloons filled Lisle's skies at the 33rd annual Eyes to the Skies Festival at Community Park.
    July 8, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Changes to football seeding pleasing to DGN, DGS coaches

    The IHSA announced some rule changes that will affect postseason play in team sports, including a new way to seed teams in the football playoffs.
    July 8, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Summer helps Downers Grove North, South football get ready for kickoff

    DOWNERS GROVE – There are many differences between the football teams at Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South.
    July 8, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Most Illinois state workers to go unpaid

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger plans to appeal a  judge’s ruling that state employees who work during a no-budget shutdown can be pa ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:04 am
  • Reeder: State workers need to bear share of cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – The way Illinois has handled negotiations with the largest union representing state workers has always been political.
    July 7, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Lisle student receives acting award

    LISLE – A Lisle resident is the recipient of the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards' Best Actress Award, according to an awards news release.
    July 7, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • Illinois Attorney General, Comptroller meet in court

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Attorney General’s and Comptroller’s Offices met in court the morning of July 7 in an attempt to find out how much the stat ...
    July 7, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Illinois residents pawns in a giant state chess game

    The mighty struggle underway over the Illinois state budget is eerily similar to the game of chess. The comparison is both apt and sad.
    July 7, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Police Reports: Woodridge, Lisle and Bolingbrook for July 1

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    July 6, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Bolingbrook hosts first Juneteenth celebration

    BOLINGBROOK – The Victory Cathedral Gospel Choir performs June 19 at Bolingbrook's first annual Juneteenth Community Festival, which was attended by m ...
    July 6, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Dispute over Illinois state payroll rolls on

    SPRINGFIELD — The question of whether the state can pay employees during a no-budget shutdown became political football July 2. 
    July 6, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Downers Grove South's Erik Swenson looks forward to playing football for Michigan

    DOWNERS GROVE – Erik Swenson always had the dream of playing football at Michigan. When he started to gain notoriety on the field at Downers Grove Sou ...
    July 6, 2015 - 7:25 pm
  • Woodridge Rotary seeks volunteers

    WOODRIDGE – The Woodridge Rotary needs volunteers for its Aug. 16 mini triathlon.The club's 16th ann ...
    July 3, 2015 - 5:10 pm
  • Gbur: Successful partnerships keep communities healthy

    During these tenuous financial times, there is one thing that we can celebrate and feel great about. Over the last 40 years, Illinois park districts h ...
    July 3, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • College of DuPage ex-trustee files complaint against Clean Slate for alleged campaign violation

    A former College of DuPage trustee has filed a complaint alleging the committee for a slate of former Board of Trustees candidates failed to report a ...
    July 6, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Report: College of DuPage's Breuder spent more than $100,000 in foundation money

    College of DuPage President Robert Breuder spent more than $102,000 of the College of DuPage Foundation's money from 2010 to 2014, according to a Chic ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Bolingbrook celebrates landmark anniversary

    BOLINGBROOK – Bolingbrook residents packed into the Town Center Grounds to celebrate their village's 50th anniversary with a picnic June 28.
    July 2, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Kolodziej: Being green, saving green at District 99

    Everyone at District 99 strives to incorporate an energy conservation ethic into our facilities. In 2002, we launched a comprehensive energy conservat ...
    July 2, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Fourth of July fireworks roundup for Chicago suburbs

    Celebrating the Fourth of July calls for parades, barbecues, food and fun.But most of all, Independe ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Eyes to the Skies returns to Lisle’s Community Park

    Lisle's Eyes to the Skies Festival will return for its 33rd year July 1 through 5 at Community Park.
    July 2, 2015 - 6:49 pm
  • Michaela Hackbarth's state title, baseball conference perfection spring sports highlights for Downers Grove South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Sports success is nothing new for Downers Grove South, but this spring brought a whole new set of highlights. Before fall sports get s ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Woodridge Age Friendly task force needs survey participants

    WOODRIDGE – The Woodridge Age Friendly task force is working to assess and identify ways to improve the quality of life for Woodridge seniors and need ...
    June 30, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Track, baseball success part of top 5 spring sports highlights for Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – Summer break is in full swing and fall sports won’t start until August, which makes now the perfect time to look back at some spring s ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Illinois State shutdown appears ever more likely

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats remain in a philosophical and political staredown as the state heads into its new fiscal yea ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars to host Women's World Cup viewing party today

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars will help support the U.S. Soccer women's team with a viewing party near Lincoln Park Zoo today.
    June 30, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • Relay For Life of Downers Grove and Woodridge raises more than $30,000

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove, Woodridge and other area communities came together June 26 for a Relay For Life fundraising event at McCollum Park.
    June 29, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • Woodridge to sell early Fourth of July Picnic tickets

    WOODRIDGE – For those who want to avoid the lines, advance ticket sales for the Fourth of July Picnic will be from noon to 4 p.m. July 1 and 2 in the ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Police Reports: Woodridge, Lisle and Bolingbrook for June 24

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    June 29, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • College of DuPage accreditation review postponed

    A review of the College of DuPage's accreditation has been delayed after the Higher Learning Commission postponed a trip to the school scheduled for J ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:08 pm
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