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  • 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
  • High school girls softball: One goal left for Downers Grove South, retiring coach Ron Havelka

    DOWNERS GROVE – The choice of coaching instead of accounting has added up to great things for Ron Havelka.
    May 25, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • 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
  • Perma-Seal Basement Systems moving headquarters from Downers Grove to Naperville

    DOWNERS GROVE – Perma-Seal Basement Systems will be moving its headquarters from Downers Grove to Naperville, according to a news release from the com ...
    May 24, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • DuPage Habitat for Humanity to host annual golf tournament

    Registration is open for DuPage Habitat for Humanity's ninth annual Golf Tournament and Liberty Mutual Invitational on Aug. 11, according to a news re ...
    May 24, 2016 - 1:20 pm
  • 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
  • Third of Downers Grove RadioShack robbers sentenced to 18 years

    The third of three men accused of holding up a Downers Grove RadioShack for cellphones has been sentenced to 18 years in the Illinois Department of Co ...
    May 21, 2016 - 9:53 pm
  • West Towns Chorus to shine in 'Knight to Remember'

    NAPERVILLE – The West Towns Chorus will perform at 3 p.m. May 22 at Wentz Hall in Naperville.The con ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:00 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Elmhurst resident, business owner helps raise funds for Ray Graham Association

    ELMHURST – Even though he is passionate about food and creating enjoyable dining experiences, Elmhurst resident and business owner Tony Gambino wants ...
    May 11, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Woodridge Rotary Club makes financial gifts to nonprofits

    WOODRIDGE – The Woodridge Rotary Club recently announced its 2016 list of nonprofit organizations receiving almost $14,000 in financial awards.
    May 11, 2016 - 3:00 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 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
  • 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
  • Know Your Board: Center Cass School District 66 Board of Education

    There aren’t enough reporters in all of Illinois to cover the 7,000 units of government that exist in this state. In 2016, Suburban Life is going to s ...
    May 9, 2016 - 3:11 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
  • McQ’s Bar and Grill & Club Hawthorne hosts massive Kentucky Derby party in Bolingbrook

    BOLINGBROOK – McQ’s Bar and Grill & Club Hawthorne will host one of the largest Kentucky Derby infield parties in the Chicago area, beginning at 10 a. ...
    May 5, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • High school sports roundup: Downers Grove North girls take four event titles at track invite

    Downers Grove North’s Faith LaMantia, Isabel Maletich, Prevail Bonga and Jaida Green teamed up to win the 4x200-meter relay in 1:45.67 at the Rolling ...
    May 4, 2016 - 2:13 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
  • High school girls track and field: Shaliyah Dixon-Tucker, Michaela Hackbarth pace Downers Grove South

    DOWNERS GROVE – As freshmen, Michaela Hackbarth and Shaliyah Dixon-Tucker shared their first big Downers Grove South girls track moment together.
    May 5, 2016 - 6:57 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
  • Lisle reception to launch ClaySpace exhibit tinged with romance

    LISLE – A couple who met in classes at ClaySpace and are soon to wed will have a joint exhibition of their ceramic art called "Creatures and Servants" ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:00 am
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