Welch unseats Madigan, capping historic week for Black Caucus

One of the most transformative six-day periods in the history of Illinois government came to an end Wednesday with the election of Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, D-Hillside, as the... — Updated 1/14/2021

Oakton faculty and staff recognized for excellence

Demonstrating Oakton Community College’s commitment to faculty and staff excellence, President Joianne L. Smith, Ph.D., recognized individuals who've made outstanding... — Updated 1/14/2021

Plainfield high schools were honored at the Lewis University Art Invitational

Student artists from Plainfield High School – Central Campus, and Plainfield East and South high schools were honored at the fourth annual Lewis University Art Invitational on... — Updated 1/14/2021

Armed Robbery leads to arrest of two women in Lisle

On Friday, December 11, 2020, just after 10:00 pm, Lisle Police responded to an armed robbery in the area of Four Lakes Drive and Eastlake Drive. The victim, a 25- year-old male... — Updated 1/14/2021

Dog, owner reunited after three years

When Debra Mejeur lost her dog, Lola, in October 2017, she never thought she would see her furry friend again. But thanks to a microchip, DuPage County Animal Services reunited... — Updated 12/10/2020

Romeoville Police Department's K9 Rood to get donation of body armor

Romeoville Police Department’s K9 Rood will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9... — Updated 1/14/2021

The Avery Coonley School teacher receives national recognition for tireless efforts to connect with students during the pandemic

Joe Schallmoser, a Downers Grove resident, has been teaching physical education at The Avery Coonley School for 16 years. During his time at the school, he has found creative ways... — Updated 1/14/2021

Dirksen Jr. High student council collects books and toys for Morningstar Mission

The Dirksen Junior High School Student Council is sponsoring a Book and Toy Drive for MorningStar Mission. New or gently used books and toys may be dropped off at Dirksen Junior High School, 421 S. Midland Avenue in Joliet until... — Updated 12/10/2020

New jobless claims surge in Illinois

More than 107,000 Illinois workers filed first-time unemployment claims last week, a 45-percent increase over the week before as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to wreak havoc on the state and national economies. The Illinois... — Updated 12/10/2020

Troy 30-C schools partner with public libraries Shorewood-Troy and Joliet Public Libraries to provide library cards to every student

The Troy Community School District 30-C school board recently approved a collaboration between the district and the Joliet Public and Shorewood-Troy Libraries, that allows all Troy... — Updated 12/10/2020

West's Howland signs to play football at Indiana

In 2017, Joliet West was gifted a star-studded athlete that changed their football program for the future. Historically, West has not been known to have a dominant football... — Updated 1/14/2021

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Locals shine on Division-I rosters

With the high school sports seasons still suspended in Illinois and the poor play from the Bulls and Bears and abbreviated college football seasons, there has not been much for... — Updated 12/10/2020

State, IHSA have different plans for winter sports

The private organization that governs high school sports in the state voted Wednesday to begin the basketball season next month - defying the new guidance for winter sports that... — Updated 12/10/2020

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Crest Hill Sports Huddle goes unbeaten in pandemic

In 2020, it seems the only clear-cut winner of anything has been COVID-19, as the pandemic and subsequent lockdown by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has wiped out everything from... — Updated 10/21/2020

Chicagoland Speedway will not host a 2021 NASCAR event

The 2021 NASCAR schedule is expected to be released Wednesday and Joliet's Chicagoland Speedway will not be part of the lineup. The NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, Gander... — Updated 10/21/2020

D.202 student athletes give back to local restaurant owner

Thirty student athletes from Plainfield High School-Central Campus, Plainfield South High School and Plainfield North High School donated $500 to honor and thank a Plainfield... — Updated 10/13/2020

Bolingbrook's Borland tweets letter from Ohio State athletes as rebuttal to #BigTenUnited

Ohio State University captain and Bolingbrook graduate Tuf Borland Tweeted a letter Aug. 7 attributed to the the one put out by a group called #BIGTENUNITED just one day earlier. In the original statement, #BIGTENUNITED wrote,... — Updated 8/11/2020

Downers Grove's Burdi makes MLB debut with White Sox

In the sixth inning of a game that saw the Chicago White Sox losing 6-0, Downers Grove native Zack Burdi lived a childhood dream. The former Downers Grove South Mustang, Burdi made... — Updated 9/23/2020

New youth sports guidelines drastically limit allowable competition

The state on Wednesday released new guidelines for youth and recreational sports that will drastically limit allowable activities based on the risk of spreading the novel... — Updated 8/11/2020

IHSA revises 2020-21 sports schedule

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special meeting on July 29, 2020, where the Board announced its intended plans for the 2020-21 school... — Updated 8/20/2020

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Pandemic can't stop Crest Hill native from singing

While the COVID-19 pandemic forced many people around the world to sing the blues, it has made Arbender Robinson sing just about anything else. A veteran of musical theater and... — Updated 10/13/2020

Downers Grove Park District BBQ Bolt Run/Walk offers end-of-summer fun on Aug. 29

The Downers Grove Park District will host the BBQ Bolt Run/Walk at 8AM on Saturday, Aug. 29. Starting and finishing at McCollum Park in Downers Grove, the BBQ Bolt will provide an... — Updated 9/8/2020

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