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  • Grammys honor Downers Grove North music teacher Brayer Teague

    DOWNERS GROVE – During an April 22 presentation at Downers Grove North High School, the Grammy Foundation confirmed what many at the school already kn ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Suburban Life recognizes local scholars, awards scholarships

    WOODRIDGE – Suburban Life Media and the DuPage Credit Union honored some of the best high school seniors in the western suburbans April 26 at the Subu ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • High school sports roundup: Lisle's Harris, Omoike win big at track invite

    Downers Grove North’s baseball team completed a West Suburban Silver conference series sweep against Proviso West with an 11-0 win on April 25.
    April 27, 2016 - 7:56 pm
  • Benedictine University marks installation of 11th president

    LISLE – Michael Brophy officially was recognized as the 11th president of Benedictine University during an April 8 ceremony commemorating his installa ...
    April 27, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Plant sale, 10K to be part of Morton Arboretum's week-long Arbor Day lineup

    LISLE – A national holiday to commemorate trees, Arbor Day has significant meaning at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, where a week of events is planned ...
    April 27, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Downers Grove North baseball sweeps conference series

    Downers Grove North’s baseball team completed a West Suburban Silver conference series sweep against Proviso West with an 11-0 win on April 25.
    April 27, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • High school softball: Downers Grove North passes test against Glenbard South

    DOWNERS GROVE – Savannah Rodriguez and her Downers Grove North softball teammates faced one of their biggest tests of the season April 23.
    April 27, 2016 - 9:56 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Downers Grove South's Kailee O'Connor impresses at varsity level

    NAPERVILLE – Downers Grove South sophomore Kailee O’Connor could have been intimidated by playing in the prestigious Naperville Invitational for the f ...
    April 27, 2016 - 1:06 pm
  • American English to star in SEASPAR benefit concert

    The Southeast Association for Special Parks and Recreation will present a benefit concert featuring The Beatles tribute band American English on May 5 ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • Lisle's Universal Technical Institute helps transportation employers incentivize career training

    LISLE – As elected officials struggle to fund higher education and expand vocational career training programs, employers in Illinois are working with ...
    April 26, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Smart911 to become available across DuPage County

    DuPage County recently asked residents to recognize emergency response personnel during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week by registering f ...
    April 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Room Place furniture warehouse in Woodridge devastated by fire: 6 photos

    Smoldering burned out trucks, and a pile of charred mangled debris is all that is left of the Room Place, a furniture warehouse located at 2501 Intern ...
    April 24, 2016 - 6:13 pm
  • Former Downers Grove North music teacher leads band concert April 24 in Sandwich

    SANDWICH – The Indian Valley Community Band will hold its annual spring concert at 2 p.m. April 24 at the Opera House in Sandwich, 140 E. Railroad St.
    April 22, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Fire levels RoomPlace furniture warehouse in Woodridge

    WOODRIDGE – About 35 area fire departments responded to a structure fire April 21 at the RoomPla ...
    April 25, 2016 - 3:41 pm
  • Chorus of DuPage to present cabaret dinner show in Lisle

    LISLE – The Chorus of DuPage, a men’s barbershop ensemble, will present its annual cabaret dinner show April 30 at Benedictine University’s Krasa Cent ...
    April 21, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Lisle and Westmont play baseball in honor of Charlie Donovan, former Westmont standout player who died last fall: 13 photos

    The Lisle High School baseball team hosted Westmont Tuesday at Community Park in Lisle. The game was played in honor of former Westmont player Charlie ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • District 99 names 3 new administrators for Downers Grove North High School

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Community High School District 99 Board of Education approved the hiring of three school administrators for Downers Grove North Hi ...
    April 20, 2016 - 12:46 pm
  • Ben's Memorial Run remembers Downers Grove athlete, raises money for mental illness research

    DOWNERS GROVE –  When friends and family of Ben Silver decided to have a fundraiser in his memory, they knew it had to be a run.
    April 23, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Woodridge Earth Day gala, plant sale to aid environment

    WOODRIDGE – Anyone concerned about the region’s environment can help support The Conservation Foundation’s work protecting natural areas and vital wat ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • High school sports: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South athletes make college commitments

    DOWNERS GROVE – April 13 was a milestone day for dozens of Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South student-athletes.
    April 20, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • High school softball: Home runs power Downers Grove South past OPRF

    DOWNERS GROVE – Facing three strong opponents in less than 24 hours produced a roller-coaster ride of results for Downers Grove South’s softball team.
    April 20, 2016 - 7:13 am
  • Tom Skilling to moderate climate change talk in Lisle

    LISLE – Benedictine University will present a lecture on "Energy and Climate Change: How Can Justice Be Achieved for Young People?" featuring climatol ...
    April 20, 2016 - 7:14 am
  • Downers Grove American Legion hosting spaghetti dinner

    DOWNERS GROVE – The American Legion Post 80 Riders will have their annual spaghetti dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. April 23 at the Alexander Bradley Burns Po ...
    April 19, 2016 - 1:40 pm
  • Anderson: Downers Grove Township plans spring schedule

    As the last of winter’s snow flurries give way to spring’s rain showers, the Downers Grove Township Highway Department swings from winter mode into sp ...
    April 18, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Glendale Heights teen writes young adult adventure

    GLENDALE HEIGHTS – At 17, Sophia Whittemore of Glendale Heights is already a published author. Her debut book is “The Funnyman,” a young adult fantasy ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Downers Grove Township electronics recycling program comes to Westmont

    WESTMONT – Downers Grove Township’s new Electronics Recycling Program returns from 8 a.m. to noon April 16 at the Highway Department Facility at 318 E ...
    April 15, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • 'Hello, Dolly!' comes to Downers Grove South stage

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove South High School fine arts department will present four performances of the musical “Hello, Dolly!” from April 14 t ...
    April 14, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • St. Charles Singers to traverse seven centuries of song

    The St. Charles Singers, conducted by founder Jeffrey Hunt, will perform works from every century between the 1400s and 2000s in “Choral Eclectic” con ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Downers Grove District 99 to install gender-neutral bathrooms at Downers Grove North, South

    DOWNERS GROVE – District 99 plans to add gender-neutral bathrooms and private changing stations in locker rooms at Downers Grove North and South by ne ...
    April 14, 2016 - 6:19 am
  • High school sports roundup: Downers Grove South's Dixon-Tucker, Hackbarth power girls track at invite

    Downers Grove South’s Shaliyah Dixon-Tucker won three races on her own and anchored a winning relay, and Michaela Hackbarth set a new meet record whil ...
    April 13, 2016 - 2:08 pm
  • Woodridge Public Library names Pam Dubé next director

    WOODRIDGE – Pam Dubé has been named the next library director of Woodridge Public Library. Currently deputy director of Joliet Public Library, she off ...
    April 13, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • High school boys volleyball: Downers Grove South makes most of tough tournament

    LOMBARD – Patrick Leahy would like to play college volleyball, but the Downers Grove South setter admits he doesn’t have the height.
    April 12, 2016 - 7:45 pm
  • Downers Grove boy's legacy lives on through Noah's Hope Foundation

    DOWNERS GROVE –  Noah VanHoutan’s life lasted only about 12 years, but the news of his death reverberated throughout the Downers Grove community.
    April 13, 2016 - 6:36 am
  • High school girls soccer: Young players help Downers Grove North get off to solid start

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove North girls soccer coach Bob Calder has learned an important fact about his team in the early going.
    April 13, 2016 - 6:43 am
  • Downers Grove North High School science teacher receives Golden Apple Award

    DOWNERS GROVE – Students, colleagues, mentors and family members of Jeff Grant gathered in a classroom at Downers Grove North High School to watch as ...
    April 12, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • District 99 student art show kicks off with Woodridge reception

    WOODRIDGE – The community is invited to the opening reception for the District 99 student art show from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 13 in the Woodridge Publi ...
    April 11, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Sipley Elementary School teacher wins award from Woodridge VFW

    WOODRIDGE – Rhonda Jackson, a teacher at John L. Sipley Elementary School in Woodridge School District 68, was awarded the Smart/Maher VFW National Ci ...
    April 11, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Theater of Western Springs benefit celebrates new season

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The Theatre of Western Springs recently staged its spring fundraiser, “A Revealing Affair,” at Mécénat Bistro in Western Springs.
    April 11, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Downers Grove North teacher named finalist for Golden Apple award

    DOWNERS GROVE – Golden Apple has selected Downers Grove North High School science teacher Jeff Grant as a finalist in the 2016 Golden Apple Awards for ...
    April 9, 2016 - 7:32 pm
  • Downers Grove's Briosa Boutique brings new style to familiar location

    DOWNERS GROVE – The awning on the outside may still say Baubles & More, but occupying the space is a new women’s clothing boutique with a new name.
    April 10, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • People can watch prescribed burn at St. James Forest Preserve

    Specially trained crews from the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County are using prescription burns to preserve natural habitats and better contro ...
    April 7, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • High school baseball: Returning talent boosts Downers Grove South, Westmont; Downers Grove North has several new starters

    The first pitch of the high school baseball season already has been thrown, and teams across the state are on a journey they hope will culminate in a ...
    April 7, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • High school girls soccer: Downers Grove North tops Oak Park-River Forest in shootout

    OAK PARK – After suffering back-to-back of 1-0 road losses against Downers Grove South and Lyons Township, Downers Grove North's girls soccer team exp ...
    April 6, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • High school girls soccer: One goal gives Downers Grove South win against Downers Grove North

    DOWNERS GROVE – The timing of the game was not ideal and the weather conditions less so, but the players didn’t seem to mind.
    April 4, 2016 - 4:45 pm
  • Westmont's Saffron Indian cuisine satisfies novice and experts alike

    WESTMONT – In a quiet unassuming strip mall sits a delightful, family-run Indian restaurant named Saffron. While the spice derived from the fall-bloom ...
    April 4, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • Retiring Woodridge Library director to close the book

    WOODRIDGE – Woodridge Public Library Director Susan McNeil-Marshall will retire March 31 after 14 years of service to the community.
    April 4, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Know Your Board: Downers Grove Sanitary District

    There aren’t enough reporters in Illinois to cover all of the 7,000 units of government that exist in the state. In 2016, Suburban Life is going to sh ...
    March 31, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • Chesterbrook students support Lisle Township Food Pantry

    LISLE – Students at Chesterbrook Academy Preschool in Lisle celebrated their 100th day of school by donating more than 500 pounds of nonperishable foo ...
    March 30, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Letter: Thousands in Illinois rely on Direct Care Professionals

    To the editor:I am 48 years old and benefit from services provided to me by Ray Graham Association. ...
    April 5, 2016 - 3:56 pm
  • High school softball: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South among area teams ready for season [with video]

    Numbers and stats in softball can indicate a lot about a player or team. Batting average and RBIs for hitters or strikeouts and ERA for pitchers can s ...
    March 31, 2016 - 1:24 pm
  • Mustang Trot 5K to benefit Downers Grove District 99 Peace Gardens

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove South High School Key Club will hold its annual Mustang Trot 5K Run/Walk from 8 to 10 a.m. April 10 at McCollum Park ...
    March 30, 2016 - 11:30 am
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