Black caucus supports Pritzker's budget plan, calls for added minority community investment

Members of the 32-lawmaker Illinois Legislative Black Caucus said Gov. JB Pritzker’s budget proposal for the fiscal year starting in July is a good start but needs more money and support for people of color. “I was so pleased... — Updated 2/20/2020

Lisle PD arrests another with a stolen vehicle

Henry D. Lange (DOB 05/09/65), of the 4700 block of Winchester Avenue in Lisle, was arrested on February 19 after committing a string of criminal offenses. Shortly after 5 p.m., a... — Updated 2/20/2020

Lewis University students place third in Cyber Defense Competition

The Computer and Mathematical Science students from Lewis University performed well in the 2020 Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge at the University of Texas-Austin, January 16-17.... — Updated 2/19/2020

'Disappointing': Durkin, Pritzker critical of Trump commutation of Blagojevich sentence

Illinois leaders reacted to news Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich which he received for corruption convictions. ABC News confirmed the commutation had occurred... — Updated 2/19/2020

Plainfield East High School students save choking classmate's life

Several Plainfield East High School students and a teacher saved the life of another student who was choking on a grape in class on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. During Kristen... — Updated 2/19/2020

Niles News Briefs

Farmers Market seeks volunteers Did you know that the Park Ridge Farmers Market started in 1989?  The market is committed to bringing local farmers and artisans to our community who offer a variety of fresh herbs, flowers,... — Updated 2/19/2020

Niles seeks qualified candidate to serve as Liquor Commissioner

The Village Board of Trustees is seeking a qualified candidate for the appointment of Local Liquor Commissioner. The following criteria are required for consideration:  Shall be... — Updated 2/19/2020

Gunfire exchange kills 1

A 17-year-old died after the occupants of two vehicles exchanged gunfire Feb.7 on Republic Avenue in Joliet. Shots were reported at 12:09 p.m. in the 200 block of Republic Avenue,... — Updated 2/19/2020

Three Chicago men arrested for alleged robbery

Three Chicago men - including a paraplegic - were arrested after allegedly robbing a cell phone store at gunpoint Feb. 15 in Joliet. At 12:44 p.m. two masked men armed with... — Updated 2/19/2020

Davis named Middle School Coach of the Year

Troy coach John Davis has been named the 2020 Distinguished Middle School Coach of the Year by the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association. Davis is head coach of the... — Updated 2/19/2020

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Javier Baez Riding Cub Bobblehead Unveiled

This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an officially licensed, limited edition bobblehead featuring Chicago Cubs star shortstop Javier Baez riding... — Updated 2/21/2020

Tigers and Hawks take home Class 4A Regional championships

Twenty-four consecutive wins and the 2020 IHSA Class 4A Joliet West Regional Championship. On Joliet's West Side on Thursday night, Joliet West slipped past Moline 49-45 to defend its house and win the Class 4A Joliet West... — Updated 2/21/2020

Angels fall to Seneca in Wilmington Sectional final

With 5:36 remaining in their IHSA Class 2A Wilmington Sectional championship game, Joliet Catholic Academy junior Jenna Hernandez' steal and coast-coast score gave the Angels a 36-33 lead. The Angels (17-18) would not score... — Updated 2/21/2020

Cougars 17-0 fourth quarter-run buries Plainfield Central

On Wednesday night in Aurora in an IHSA Class 4A Metea Valley Regional opener, Plainfield Central led their District 202 rivals Plainfield South 32-29 at the end of the third quarter. On Dec. 6 at Plainfield Central (12-21), the... — Updated 2/20/2020

Joliet West High School wrestler advances to 2020 IHSA State Competition

Over the President’s Day Weekend, Joliet West High School wrestler Jeremy Pullen placed third at the IHSA Sectionals at 160 pounds and qualified for the 3A IHSA State... — Updated 2/20/2020

Raiders "Three Amigos" lead Bolingbrook blitz of Leo at Evergreen Park's Sunday Showcase

In the final game of Evergreen Park High School's Sunday Showcase, Bolingbrook took on Leo (15-14) of Chicago. The five-game Sunday high school basketball showcase was presented by Evergreen Park High School's head basketball... — Updated 2/20/2020

Jazz Brown and Jenna Hernandez lead Angels past Fieldcrest in OT and into 2A Sweet 16

"Well we're back to .500 and into the Sweet 16," Joliet Catholic Academy Angels' coach Jim O'Brien said Tuesday night. No sweeter words were spoken for the JCA girls (17-17), that just three years ago finished the season at 0-27.... — Updated 2/20/2020

Lisle Lions destroy Chicago Woodlawn and advance to St. Joseph Sectional Final; two time-defending state champ Marshall up next

For Lisle (27-7), its IHSA Class 2A St. Joseph Sectional opener with Chicago Woodlawn (13-6) would be a tune-up for the main event in Westchester on Thursday night at 7. The Illinois Central 8 champions from Lisle overwhelmed the... — Updated 2/19/2020

Raiders defeat Porters to stay in SWSC Blue race with H-F

Bolingbrook (24-5, 5-1) pulled back to within one full game nof the Southwest Suburban Blue leaders from H-F (22-3, 6-0) with the 72-54 win over Lockport (12-16, 1-5) at the 'Brook. Plainfield North (19-7) traveled to Neuqua... — Updated 2/19/2020

Red Stars' Ertz up for BBC 'Footballer of the Year'

The shortlist for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Women's Footballer of the Year award was announced, with Chicago Red Stars captain Julie Ertz among the five nominees.... — Updated 2/19/2020

Dave Says: Don't play the timeshare game

Dear Dave, How do you feel about timeshares, and the free trips and dinners they offer as part of their sales pitches? Is it possible to win with these things? – Dan Dear Dan, In... — Updated 2/19/2020

WOLFGANG PUCK'S KITCHEN

"Spring ahead! Fall back!" That's the simple memory device we've all been taught to remember which way to reset our clocks when daylight saving time begins (on the second Sunday... — Updated 2/19/2020

RICK STEVES' EUROPE

On my two previous trips to Switzerland's tiny-but-touristy Zermatt, I failed to catch a glimpse of the glorious Matterhorn mountain that draws so many to the burg at its base for... — Updated 2/19/2020

MY PET WORLD

Dear Cathy, I am having a problem with my terrier who has many toys but insists on burying both of his orange toys. When I dig them up in the yard, he seems sad and embarrassed.... — Updated 2/19/2020

MAYO CLINIC

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A few months ago I noticed minor pain in my elbow when I'd lift anything - even something light. Recently, the pain is worsening and moving down my inner... — Updated 2/19/2020

Former Enterprise/Bugle friend and colleague, Pay Ryan, dies at 61

Former Enterprise Newspaper group Advertising Director Pat Ryan died Feb. 19 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home, surrounded by his loving wife and lifelong friend, Don... — Updated 2/20/2020

Obituary: William Patrick McClain

After a brave struggle against Pancreatic Cancer, William Patrick McClain passed away on February 11th, 2020 in Lafayette, Indiana at the age of 72. William leaves behind his wife... — Updated 2/19/2020

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