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Refurbished Electronics Put To Good Use At St. Coletta's of Illinois

Tinley Park, IL – Students at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. School for Exceptional Children are able to spend a little more time researching careers, creating resumes and... — Updated 1/24/2023

Rifle Association Files Federal Suit Against Assault Weapons Ban

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Rifle Association has joined forces with other gun rights advocates in filing a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s new ban on the sale and manufacture of semiautomatic weapons and... — Updated 1/21/2023

INAUGURAL "WINTER WONDERLAND": NILES FAMILY SERVICES BRIGHTENED THE SEASON IN NEW WAYS IN 2022

On Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 Niles Family Services (NFS) hosted its first "Winter Wonderland" event. Instead of NFS's traditional Adopt-A-Family initiative-in... — Updated 1/21/2023

JOLIET PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT 86 SCHOOLS ASK VOTERS TO APPROVE $99.5 MILLION REFERENDUM

After many months of discussions and presentations at school board meetings that began last summer, the Joliet Public Schools District 86 Board of School Inspectors approved a resolution at their January 11, 2023 to submit a... — Updated 1/21/2023

Pritzker Signs Reproductive Rights Expansion

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill into law Friday expanding access to abortion and other reproductive health care services. House Bill 4664, passed Tuesday during the... — Updated 1/21/2023

Plainfield South's Crowe is Coach of the Year

Plainfield South High School Boys Cross Country Coach Jason Crowe led his team to its first Illinois HighSchool Association Class 3A state title in November. He was named the 2022... — Updated 1/21/2023

Nicor Gas customers may be eligible for a $250 bill assistance grant

Beginning Monday, Jan. 16, income-eligible Nicor Gas residential customers can apply for a grant of up to $250 a year through The Salvation Army’s Shield of Caring program. The program is dedicated to assisting families that... — Updated 1/12/2023

North High School to Induct Three New Members Into Athletic Hall of Fame

North High School in Downers Grove will induct three new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place Saturday, January 7, 2023. The induction ceremony will... — Updated 1/6/2023

Wheeling Man Charged With Hate Crime for Allegedly Painting Swastikas on Elmhurst Church

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael McLean announced today that bond has been set for a Wheeling man charged with painting multiple swastikas on an Elmhurst Church. Josef Stumpfoll,... — Updated 1/4/2023

Forest Preserve's Eagle Watch swoops in to Four Rivers on Jan. 14

The Forest Preserve District of Will County's annual Eagle Watch will feature many ways to celebrate a species that was once on the verge of extinction but is now thriving. The... — Updated 1/4/2023

Incoming Plainfield North HS Freshman Wins 14U MLB Junior Home Run Derby

Incoming Plainfield North High School freshman Logan Huegel has won the 14U MLB Junior Home Run Derby in Los Angeles. With 14 home runs in the final round - and 29 total - Huegel... — Updated 8/31/2022

Father and Son Coach Teams to Near Perfect Season

The Marshall name has been a constant in the local sports scene for more than four decades, as Joe Marshall has coached a Pony Division team in Crest Hill for 43 years and he and... — Updated 8/31/2022

Former international basketball player returns to coach at Aux Sable MS

Plainfield – Alex Foster's basketball career has taken him around the world, but he is excited to return home to coach the eighth-grade girls' basketball team where his own... — Updated 8/31/2022

Plainfield South HS male and female wrestlers make history

Plainfield – Plainfield South High School wrestlers senior Lexi Janiak and freshman Keira Enright will make history this weekend when they wrestle in the inaugural Illinois High... — Updated 8/31/2022

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Lockport's Czako has the world at his feet

Living the dream - When it comes to high school sports, Lockport Township's Gabe Czako certainly is. The senior had the experience of a lifetime this fall. He's been an intricate... — Updated 8/31/2022

Joliet Jr. College men win national championship

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA - Collegiate national championships are hard to win, but on Saturday a Joliet Junior College cross country team did it for the second consecutive year at the... — Updated 8/31/2022

Wildcats capture homecoming victory over Plainfield East

While Aaron Larkins, Jr. was the obvious star in Plainfield Central's 17-6 Southwest Prairie Conference East Division victory over Plainfield East on Saturday in the Wildcats'... — Updated 11/14/2021

Niles West's Loyd earns Olympic Gold

With a 90-75 win over Japan, the United States women's Olympic basketball won its seventh consecutive Gold medal. The biggest story of the game was guards Sue Bird and Diana... — Updated 9/13/2021

East's Louck tabbed as Player of the Year

For some high school sophomores, just making the varsity team is the highlight of the season. For Plainfield East’s Brady Louck, he did more than just make the team, he made... — Updated 9/13/2021

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon ARREST

Niles, IL – On 11/17/2022 at approximately 8:48 A.M., NPD officers responded to a report of a man with a gun on Dempster Street in front of Notre Dame College Prep (7655 W.... — Updated 11/26/2022

Downers Grove Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Three Burglaries

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced that yesterday afternoon, Judge John Kinsella sentenced Jay Mendoza, 40 (d.o.b. 3/19/1982) of the 7600 block of Bein Bridge, Downers Grove, to seventeen years in the... — Updated 9/19/2022

Village of Romeoville Announces Josh Turner to Perform at the Romeoville Toyota Pavilion in June

The Village of Romeoville is excited to announce that multi award-winning and nominated country superstar, Josh Turner, will be performing at the Romeoville Toyota Pavilion at Deer... — Updated 1/21/2023

Comedian Nikki Glaser to play Joliet

In July of 2022, Nikki Glaser headlined her own HBO special, 'Good Clean Filth', which has been nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Special, she has been one of... — Updated 1/13/2023

Morris Theatre Guild's Odd Couple Opens This Weekend

Sometimes a brief "time-out" is just what is needed to escape the political ads and problems of today. Morris Theatre Guild presents such an opportunity with its current production... — Updated 10/17/2022

Reservations still open for this year's Oswego Cemetery Walk, set for Thursday, Oct. 6

Reservations are still being taken for the popular Oswego Cemetery Walk, set for Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5-9 p.m. at the Oswego Township Cemetery, South Main Street, Oswego. This... — Updated 9/28/2022

The Old Joliet Haunted Prison Returns for the 2022 Season

Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, producers of world-class live events and location-based entertainment experiences, returns with The Old Joliet Haunted Prison for the 2022... — Updated 9/19/2022

Four Rivers doubles the fun Sept. 24 with Pelican Watch and exhibit grand opening

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon will host one of the biggest days in its history from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, as it celebrates its annual... — Updated 9/19/2022

llumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum celebrates 10th year

Dazzling new light displays celebrating the Arboretum's centennial year and a special late night event series will highlight the 10th anniversary of Illumination: Tree Lights at... — Updated 9/28/2022

Get moving this fall with the Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge

This fall, Edward-Elmhurst Health is joining a group of local organizations to invite community residents to get outside and stay healthy with the Third Annual Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge. As participants discovered... — Updated 9/19/2022

Morris Theatre Guild Announces Odd Couple Cast

Morris Theatre Guild is pleased to announce the cast for “Odd Couple” by Neil Simon. This great comedy classic will feature both familiar faces and some new to MTG. Oscar... — Updated 9/11/2022

World's Shortest Railroad, farm country tours on tap at Oswego's Little White School Museum

Did you know northern Illinois was once home to "The World's Shortest Railroad"? Find out all about this bit of rail transportation trivia when the Oswegoland Heritage Association... — Updated 9/4/2022

HELEN VICTORIA (KING) FARNHAM

Helen K. Farnham of Massillon, Ohio, passed away peacefully December 14, 2021. Helen was born in 1922 to Grant and Lena [Clow] King in Joliet, Illinois and grew up on a farm in... — Updated 6/7/2022

NEWS

"Gifts for Guardians" Program Seeks Donations of Gifts for Children to Provide Their Parents, Guardians During Holidays

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"The Music of World War I" webinar set for Nov. 12

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1 in 3 African American blood donors a match for people with sickle cell disease

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A 'Grate' Life: Joliet sign fabricator dies at 97

POLICE

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon ARREST

SPORTS

Angels hit the ball hard, but come up short in state final tilt

NEWS

Author of "The Traveling Mermaids of Starved Rock" to be Part of Utica Fall Festival

SPORTS

Bengals shock Class 4A; hold off Lake Park for state baseball championship

NEWS

Best driver in Illinois Headed to National Competition - Lockport resident will demonstrate driving prowess in Indianapolis

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Blue Seas Med Spa raises $5,000 for Edward Foundation's Breast Program Fund

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Casten, Assistant Speaker Clark Host Press Conference at Planned Parenthood on Republican's Proposed Abortion Ban

LIFESTYLES

Celebrate 20th anniversary of Forest Preserve's Woods Walk hiking challenge

NEWS

Chicago Zoological Society Announces 2022 Photo Contest Winners

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D. 202 will cut ribbon for Wallin Oaks Elementary Aug 3

NEWS

DCM Wonder Clubs Extend Through the School Year

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Des Plaines Man Charged with Dissemination and Possession of Child Pornography

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District 58 Board of Education earns 2022 School Board Governance Recognition

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District 99 Students Receive Grant from the Illinois Press Foundation

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Downers Grove Residents Run as Slate for District 99 Board of Education

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DuPage County Health Department announces Pool Safely Day on July 15 to promote water safety

NEWS

Early Childhood Center named for Dr. James A. Mitchem Jr.

SPORTS

East's Louck tabbed as Player of the Year

NEWS

Edward-Elmhurst Health: Elmhurst woman discovers BRCA gene, takes health into her own hands

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Elmhurst Hospital maintains straight-A record in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

SPORTS

Father and Son Coach Teams to Near Perfect Season

NEWS

Forest preserve permits go on sale Jan. 3

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Forest Preserve's Eagle Watch swoops in to Four Rivers on Jan. 14

SPORTS

Former international basketball player returns to coach at Aux Sable MS

NEWS

FOUNTAINDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY LAUNCHES NEW MISSION, VISION AND STRATEGIC PLAN

NEWS

Four District 86 Students Win First Place Awards in Joliet Fire Department Contest

LIFESTYLES

Four Rivers doubles the fun Sept. 24 with Pelican Watch and exhibit grand opening

NEWS

Geneva native serves aboard Navy's newest warship

SPORTS

Going for Gold: Niles West's Loyd is an Olympian

NEWS

Gold Star 500 Ride For The Fallen To Have Polish Participation

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Gym named after former school board member

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Hammel Woods Dam removal project complete, site reopens for public use

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Holiday-themed Painting Class with Jyllian Ossola at the Starved Rock Country Welcome Center

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Hug Officially Announces 2023 Council Candidacy

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Illinois American Water and American Water Charitable Foundation Announce $25,000 in STEAM Grants

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Illinois National Guard Members, Polish Parnters, Participate in 500-Mile Bicycle Ride T0 'Always Remember' Our Fallen

NEWS

INAUGURAL "WINTER WONDERLAND": NILES FAMILY SERVICES BRIGHTENED THE SEASON IN NEW WAYS IN 2022

SPORTS

Incoming Plainfield North HS Freshman Wins 14U MLB Junior Home Run Derby

SPORTS

Indians enter playoffs with below .500 record, exit as one of four medalists

SPORTS

JCA soccer not angel-like as it buries St. Ignatius in Class 2A Semifinal

SPORTS

JCA wins semifinal 5-0, advances to IHSA Class 2A state finals

NEWS

Joliet Central High School Holds 10th Annual Veterans Ceremony Nov. 10

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Joliet Central High School Inducts 31 Students into Illinois Music Honors Society

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Joliet Central Spanish Teacher Rocio Flores Selected to Participate in American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference in Boston

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Joliet Central's Sergio Zavala Places Second at Illinois Design Educator's Association State Competition

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Joliet District 86 School Board Members Recognized

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Joliet Public Schools District 86 Announces New School Board Member

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Joliet public schools district 86 celebrates national principals month

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Joliet Public Schools District 86 Students Invited to Illinois Music Education Association Junior High Music Festival

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Joliet School District 86 students explore nature

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Joliet School is Named One of the Best In the Nation For the Second Time

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Joliet West Band, Choir and Orchestra Students Selected to ILMEA District I Ensembles

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Joliet West Golfer McKenna Anderson Advances to IHSA State Tournament

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Joliet West Group Interpretation Places Fifth at IHSA State Finals

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Joliet West Marching Tigers Finish 3rd at Plainfield South Marching Invitational

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Joliet West Marching Tigers Place 2nd at Pontiac Competition

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Joliet West Speech Team Wins Three Tournaments in a Row – Achieves New Record

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JTHS 204 Pink Heals Fundraiser

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Kendall County 4-H member wins National 4-H Youth in Action Award

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Legendary Actor Chevy Chase, Raising Cane's Founder 'Light Up' Raising Cane's Restaurant in Chicago Suburb

NEWS

Levaris gets a worthy birthday salute

NEWS

Lewis University holds ceremony to remember 9/11

LIFESTYLES

llumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum celebrates 10th year

NEWS

Local collector sells rare item on A&E show

NEWS

Local Communities gain SNAP-Ed Educator, strengthens Extension commitment to food access & healthy living

SPORTS

Lockport's Czako has the world at his feet

SPORTS

Louck pitches, hits Plainfield East past top-seeded Brother Rice and into the Class 4A final four

NEWS

Man Charged with First-Degree Murder and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault for Northbrook Homicide

NEWS

Masks mandated at schools, day cares, long-term care facilities

SPORTS

Minooka, JCA headed to Peoria

NEWS

Mistwood Golf Club Producing Food and Honey in Their Own Backyard

LIFESTYLES

Morris Theatre Guild's Odd Couple Opens This Weekend

NEWS

Nearly 100 People Received a Free Computer at Niles-Maine District Library Event

NEWS

New Senior Housing Concept Gets Proposed in Romeoville

NEWS

Niles PD, Cassidy Tire Team Up to Help Protect Residents

SPORTS

Niles West's Loyd earns Olympic Gold

NEWS

Niles-Maine District Library Staff Came Together to Participate in Annual Community Thanksgiving Donation

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North High School to Induct Three New Members Into Athletic Hall of Fame

NEWS

Obama breaks ground on presidential center

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Options Fair 2022 to be held October 17, 2022

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Oswego museum planning high school music, athletic reunions in October

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Plainfield East HS graduate wins National Merit Scholarship

SPORTS

Plainfield South HS male and female wrestlers make history

NEWS

Plainfield South HS students win national art awards

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Pollinator pair win monthly Forest Preserve photo contest

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Pritzker makes abortion rights central issue

NEWS

Pritzker Signs Reproductive Rights Expansion

LIFESTYLES

Providence Catholic High School Inducts Augustinian Youth Ministry Members

NEWS

Refurbished Electronics Put To Good Use At St. Coletta's of Illinois

LIFESTYLES

Reservations still open for this year's Oswego Cemetery Walk, set for Thursday, Oct. 6

NEWS

Romeoville Officially Opens New Look Lake Strini

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Romeoville Reveals New Ornament Tradition

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Rotary Club of Downers Grove to Host Annual Halloween Window Painting Event

LIFESTYLES

Sculpture Invasion 2022 / CSI Biennial invades Oakton College

NEWS

Senator Cappel partners with area officials to host Veterans Rights Seminar

NEWS

Senator Mark Kirk Endorses Bob Schillerstrom For President Of Dupage Forest Preserve

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Sheriff Dart Warns Public of Ruse Burglaries, Provides Photos of Offenders

NEWS

Sheriff's Police Seek Information on Identifying Juvenile Involved in Homewood Acres Vandalism

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SOLDIERS GRADUATE OCS, EARN COMMISSION AS U.S. ARMY OFFICERS

LIFESTYLES

Some of Plainfield's earliest residents attend Tamarack Settlement Park sign unveiling

NEWS

Students tell stories of learning in a pandemic

NEWS

Success in a season that almost wasn't

LIFESTYLES

The Old Joliet Haunted Prison Returns for the 2022 Season

NEWS

The Timbers of Shorewood honors Jennifer Loughran, a 'volunteer extraordinaire'

NEWS

Third annual Suicide Prevention Walk set for September 24th

NEWS

Troy 30-C appoints new school board member

NEWS

Troy 30-C choir instructor Kelsey Robb receives statewide honor

NEWS

Troy Special Olympics Track and Field Team brings home gold Three gold medals qualify teammates for state competition in June

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Visually impaired runner joins cross country team

NEWS

Volunteer work inspires career path

SPORTS

Wildcats capture homecoming victory over Plainfield East

NEWS

Worth Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

NEWS

Young Artists Show Off Their Work At Museum Gallery Opening

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