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 By Ryan Ostry    News 

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 Illino... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports 

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 o... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports 

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

 
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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, F... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
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Noak appointed to National League of Cities' Transportation Committee

Romeoville Mayor John Noak was recently reappointed to serve on the National League of Cities (NLC) Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee. "This is one of the two... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Although West is young, several players have the experience of varsity basketball

A years difference in sports can change a lot, especially when it comes to records. Last year, Joliet West finished its season three games below the .500 mark. So far this year,... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Plainfield Central girls are finding their way post transfer in part because of senior Kachae Donald

With the departure of last year's star Annaliese Griffin to Aurora Christian; Plainfield Central has had to find new ways to win ball games. This year, led by senior point guard... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
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Joliet West Senior starts his own nonprofit for those with special needs

Helping others is something that Anthony Maland has always been interested in doing. A senior at Joliet West High School, who was recently featured on WGN Morning News, is the... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

AIH hosts seminar for companies to learn about their services

In order to fully understand what Absolute Integrated Health (AIH) provides in terms of services, the company provided a free lunch and learn for any company that was interested to... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Benet Academy suffers its second loss of the season at the hands of Iowa's Dowling Catholic, but there no need for panic

Not many teams jump out to a 23-7 lead in the first quarter against Benet Academy. At the Redwings (15-2, 1-0) own shootout, the Chicagoland Invitational Showcase, they fell to... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

DGN Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony set for Jan. 11

Downers Grove North High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducting three new members into its prestigious group this upcoming weekend. At 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Lisle-Woodridge Fire District awarded $1,000 grant

Recently, the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Illinois American Water Firefighter Grant Program. This grant that was awarded is for the... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Lady Radiers getting healthier, stronger as the season goes on -beat Milwaukee King

In the Chicagoland Invitational Showcase at Benet Academy, Bolingbrook defeated Milwaukee King 76-62. The Raiders (11-5, 0-0) came into the 2019-20 season much healthier than a... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Will County Clerk redesigns voter registration cards

In a recent move by Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry, voter registration cards are redesigned to save money for taxpayers. "Honestly, we have just been looking for ways to... — Updated 1/7/2020

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

First-year head coach Jeremy Kreiger said the key to recent Tiger success has been because of built relationships

Although it's only the middle of December, Joliet West seems to be for real. The Tigers (8-1, 4-0) are off to a sizzling start, winning their first six games of the season by an... — Updated 12/18/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Students compete in national Journalism convention

On November 20, Joliet West students had the chance of a lifetime. The Tigers Journalism team boarded a bus and traveled to the nation's capital, with hopes of winning competitions... — Updated 12/18/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

JC students experience Disney's Culinary and College Program

Once in a lifetime opportunities don't come around all the time and for 12 Joliet Junior College students - they did not pass theirs up. The Walt Disney Company selected 12 students... — Updated 12/18/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Without Division-I star, Spartans defeat Plainfield East as others step up

It's no secret that with the loss of Noah Ferrell, Mike Salter and Ikenna Okeke due to graduation in 2019, the Romeoville Spartans (5-3, 3-1) had some questions marks coming into... — Updated 12/18/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

New Whiskey Bar coming to Plainfield in 2020

The city of Plainfield has something to look forward to in the year 2020. Next Whiskey Bar will be coming to Plainfield, and will be located at 24205 Lockport St. for those who... — Updated 12/18/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Village wins 'Plugged-In Public Safety Award'

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) recently announced its 2019 Leadership Award winners at its annual December meeting and reception. One of the awards just happened to... — Updated 12/18/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

'Victorian Christmas' brings community together

A Downers Grove annual event, "Merry and Bright: A Victorian Christmas" again came to the Downers Grove Museum campus this holiday season. In what was a free family event that... — Updated 12/18/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Police Officer wins Officer of the Year award

Generally, the motto of "to protect and to serve" is practiced throughout police officers worldwide. For some, the motto resonates more than with others. Recently, Officer David... — Updated 12/17/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Recreation Center hosts annual 'Sweets with Santa' event

Although Christmas is still a couple weeks away, Santa decided to stop by the Downers Grove Park District Recreation Center early this holiday season. The "Sweets with Santa" event... — Updated 12/11/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Chorus of DuPage performs Christmas show

The Chorus of DuPage brought a Christmas present a little early to Lisle this year. That present was a performance at the Trinity Lutheran Church Green Trails. The Chorus of DuPage... — Updated 12/11/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

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 12/10/2019

 

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