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Semi-truck tips over in Joliet

A semi-truck has tipped over in the Lambert Mobil Station parking lot in Joliet on the corner of Rte. 53 and Theodore Street. The cause of the crash is not immediately known.... — Updated 12/7/2019

Bolingbrook resident gets chance to visit Alaska

The distance separating Bolingbrook and Sitka, Alaska is 2,314 miles, but for Jordanne Pelkey a trip to the great land state was worth it. A Bolingbrook native and senior Biology... — Updated 12/9/2019

Downers Grove South High School Athletic Hall of Fame to induct five new members on Dec. 14

Downers Grove South High School will induct five new members into its Class of 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Dec. 14. The induction ceremony will take place in the Large... — Updated 12/4/2019

Mr. and Mrs. Claus stop by local McDonald's

With Thanksgiving officially in the rear view mirror, the Christmas spirit is taking place. Mr. and Mrs. Claus stopped by the McDonald's on Route 59 in Plainfield to take photos,... — Updated 12/4/2019

City of Joliet hosts 22nd annual Tree Lighting and Parade

The 22nd annual parade crowded the streets of downtown Joliet Friday night, with an estimated attendance of more than 10,000 people. "I would say there's more than 10,000 people... — Updated 12/4/2019

Niles Briefs

The Future of Golf Mill Park The Village is collaborating with the Niles Park District to redevelop the Golf Mill Park located at Church Street and Cumberland Avenue, just south of Golf Mill Mall.  The proposed plan is a... — Updated 12/4/2019

Teachers win Heroes in the classroom award

There are two kinds of heroes - fictional and non-fictional. Jenny Bell and Maggie Nickels, are non-fictional heroes. The two sixth grade teachers at Meadowview Elementary School... — Updated 12/4/2019

Village of Shorewood braves the rain, lights up the city

Though heavy rainfall, more than 100 Shorewood residents turned out Nov. 26 for the village holiday tree lighting. For most of the month, the public works department spent some... — Updated 12/4/2019

Local businessman recognized for franchise success

Michael Gonzalez has always wanted to do two things, help people, and be an entrepreneur. Gonzalez, who recently won three awards, has been an owner of Home Helpers of DuPage and... — Updated 12/4/2019

Trucks still a hot topic for Village Board

Truck lots continue to be a divisive topic for the Plainfield Village Board. At the Dec. 2 meeting, trustees voted 3-2 against a semi-truck parking facility slated for the Plainfield Small Business Park at 13611 S. Route 30.... — Updated 12/4/2019

Downers Grove South offensive lineman Erik Swenson is finding his way at Oklahoma

In 2013 as a sophomore at Downers Grove South, under then-Mustang and current Minooka head coach John Belskis, offensive lineman Erik Swenson made a verbal commitment to the... — Updated 12/4/2019

Davis, Franckowiak each win four medals at state swimming finals, ending their career on a high note

The last meet of Plainfield Co-op seniors Jessica Davis and Kali Franckowiak's high school swimming careers included a lot of firsts. The Division-I recruits each won four medals... — Updated 12/4/2019

North Central defeats top-ranked Mount Union

It was a game that surpassed all the records, benchmarks and superlative descriptions of a college football game, postseason or otherwise, and the torrid pace set by the offenses of both teams left most spectators figuring the... — Updated 12/4/2019

Pair of Saints to compete in inaugural NAIA classic

A pair of University of St. Francis football senior student-athletes, Kody Randa (SR/Sandwich, Ill.) and Brandon Ruffin (SR/Peoria, Ill.) will be representing the Saints at the 2019 NAIA Senior Football Classic, which will be... — Updated 12/4/2019

Maine South's Wagner earns pair of second-place medals after not going after her own state record

Maine South senior swimmer Annika Wagner is always ready for a new challenge. That's why the Northwestern recruit decided not to defend her state championship in the 200-yard... — Updated 12/4/2019

WOLFGANG PUCK'S KITCHEN

If you've been a reader of my column these past many years, you know you can expect one thing from me as surely as the fact that I love to help people cook and eat the best food... — Updated 12/4/2019

MY PET WORLD

Dear Cathy, My Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix drinks his water much too quickly. He starts coughing and wheezing as the water goes down the wrong pipe. I hold him on my lap, hold his... — Updated 12/4/2019

RICK STEVES' EUROPE

Seeing the top sights in Europe's big cities can be intense. It's hot, it's crowded, and your dream of having a quiet moment with the Mona Lisa is shared by around six million... — Updated 12/4/2019

Dave Says: Landlords & duplexes

Dear Dave: I'm 23, debt-free, and I've almost got my fully funded emergency fund in place. I was curious about your thoughts on saving up money to buy a duplex, living on one side,... — Updated 12/4/2019

MAYO CLINIC

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I keep reading about weight loss and other health benefits from a diet where people eliminate lectins. Is there any truth to the claim that a lectin-free diet can... — Updated 12/4/2019

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