State senators to choose new president Sunday

The Illinois Senate will hold a special meeting Sunday to elect a new chamber president. Senate President John Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, surprised his colleagues at the end of... — Updated 1/16/2020

Niles News Briefs

Volunteers needed for Boards and Commissions The City is currently accepting applications from individuals who would like to serve on one of the following Commissions: Appearance (must be a licensed architect); O’Hare... — Updated 1/15/2020

Fire Protection District receives grant from Illinois American Water

The Plainfield Fire Protection District will be purchasing fifty "Stop The Bleed" kits to utilize in providing training to local school districts thanks to a grant from Illinois... — Updated 1/15/2020

Woodridge Police Dept. issues citations in zero tolerance campaign

Recently, from Dec. 16 through Jan. 2, the Woodridge Police Department partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation [IDOT] and law enforcement across the state of... — Updated 1/15/2020

D.202 sells 40-acre site to Northern Builders, Inc. for $3.6 million

Plainfield School District 202 has sold a 40-acre site that was once considered for school facilities. Northern Builders, Inc. has purchased the land at the northeast corner of 127th Street and Kings Road for $3.6 million. The... — Updated 1/15/2020

Latin Jazz Quartet performs at Downers Grove Public Library

For the last 21 years consecutively, the Suenos-Latin Jazz Quartet has performed at the Downers Grove Public Library. Stylistic music encompassing Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Flamenco,... — Updated 1/15/2020

Village of Plainfield launches online map to historic landmarks

Plainfield now has an online map that provides historic information as well as direction. The new feature is under Plainfield Historic Landmarks on the village website. The... — Updated 1/15/2020

D.202 accepting nominees for CAPE community award

District 202 community members are invited and encouraged to nominate a District 202 staff or community member for the 2020 CAPE Community Award. The CAPE Community Award was established in 1983 to honor individuals who have... — Updated 1/15/2020

Meadowbrook Manor releases statement on case of Legionnaire's Disease

The following statement on the confirmed case of Legionnaire's Disease at Meadowbrook Manor is from a faculty representative: "In response to recent reports that a resident from... — Updated 1/16/2020

Joliet News Briefs

Hoops for D86 Fundraiser- Feb. 1 The Joliet Grade Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence will host its seventh annual “Hoops for D86” fundraiser, presented by ExxonMobil, on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 1:00–4:30... — Updated 1/15/2020

Suggs is top African-American Male High School Scholar-Athlete for the Midwest Region

Bolingbrook senior Devyn Suggs is rapidly carving his own memorable legacy. Hailing from a family of athletes, Suggs signed a letter-of-intent to play quarterback at Yale on Dec.... — Updated 1/15/2020

Raiders, Burford, complete sweep of Marian Catholic, Romeoville and L-W East in SWSC-Blue opener

It was Senior Night Frida at Bolingbrook High School as the Raiders hosted the Lincoln-Way East in both school's Southwest Suburban Conference Blue-opener. Lincoln-Way East (12-3, 0-1) gave the Raiders all they could handle as... — Updated 1/18/2020

Plainfield North's Bearbower, Hernandez shoot down Frazier led Plainfield Central

In Tuesday's,girls' Southwest Prairie Conference crossover game at Plainfield North, between the host Tigers guests from Plainfield Cental, the two rivals were involved in a tight battle in the third quarter. Leading 31-22 with... — Updated 1/16/2020

Notre Dame take down Fenwick, St. Viator in a week of East Suburban Catholic Conference play

After taking apart state-ranked Fenwick 58-45 on Tuesday in Niles, the Enterprise Newspapers No.1 ranked boys basketball team, Notre Dame, hosted St. Viator (11-5, 2-1) on Friday... — Updated 1/15/2020

SPC East's Joliet Central, Plainfield East and Plainfield South shine at WW South MLK Tourney

For Joliet Central's Lawrence Thompson, Jr, Plainfield East's Mike Fowler and Plainfield South's Tim Boe, their boys' 2019-20 varsity basketball campaigns have had a few more downs than ups. On Saturday in Wheaton, the three... — Updated 1/19/2020

Hawk girls hold off very physical York 38-34 in Elmhurst

In 1981, the Australian-born singer, Oliva Newton-John, had a No. 1 hit with her song, "Let's Get Physical". The Aussie's No.1 hit, could have been the title of Wednesday night's nonconference girls high school basketball game... — Updated 1/16/2020

Plainfield East defeats Minooka in a conference battle

With the departure of seven seniors from the 2018-19 Minooka roster, there's been no secret that they have been struggling this year. The Indians (3-15, 0-8), hold five sophomores... — Updated 1/15/2020

Despite no longer being in the same conference, Westmont defeated Lisle in a battle of old rivals

For the first time in at least 15 years, Westmont and Lisle going head-to-head was not considered a conference match up. This time around, the Sentinels (5-11, 1-3) got the best of... — Updated 1/15/2020

Mekhi Lunford leads Plainfield Central past rival Plainfield North in SPC crossover

After the Plainfield North girls had defeated Plainfield Central in the opening game of the Southwest Prairie Conference crossover, girls-boys double-header at North on Tuesday, Central needed a win to split. Wildcat 6-foot-3... — Updated 1/16/2020

Trojans hold off Naperville North

With offers from NCAA women's basketball powers, Stanford and Oregon State (No.7), Naperville North's 6-foot junior Greta Kampschroederwas a concern for Downers Grove North coach Stephan Bolt and his Trojans. With 6:11 remaining... — Updated 1/17/2020

MY PET WORLD

Dear Cathy, We've always had multiple dogs and now own a black lab who is 9 months old. She is the easiest puppy in the world to potty train, but I have never had a dog chew so... — Updated 1/15/2020

WOLFGANG PUCK'S KITCHEN

So many people think of sourdough as an all-American - or at least North American - phenomenon. Credit that to the fact that sourdough starters (wild yeast cultures regularly fed... — Updated 1/15/2020

RICK STEVES' EUROPE

Nighttime's the right time - and reservations are smart any time - when it comes to seeing the great sights in Northern Italy. With all the crowds heading for the same few... — Updated 1/15/2020

MAYO CLINIC

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At her most recent well-child checkup, my 13-year-old daughter was given a questionnaire about depression, even though she doesn't have any symptoms of... — Updated 1/15/2020

Dave Says: Keep your dignity and work your way out

Dear Dave: My wife and I will both turn 30 next month. We have two young children, and we make a little over $85,000 combined. The problem is we have about $70,000 in debt. Some of... — Updated 1/15/2020

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