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 By Ryan Ostry    News 

Rock Bottom Restaurant hosts elected officials chili cook off fundraiser

Although the April election has long passed, officials elected are still competing against each other. Last weekend, several local politicians were featured at Rock Bottom... — Updated 11/18/2019

 
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Rialto, Police, County Sheriff hosts Active Shooter Readiness Seminar

From 2000-18 there were 277 incidents in the United States involving what the FBI considers active shooters, which is 'one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports 

Minooka falls to nationally-ranked Benet Academy

A loss to a 39-1 team that is ranked No. 12 in the nation by USA Today is nothing to be ashamed about. Minooka (32-8, 10-1) fell to the No.2 ranked team in the state in two sets at... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
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Abraham Lincoln performer to discuss significance of Thanksgiving during presidency

This Thursday, from 11 a.m. until noon, impersonator Kevin Wood will be at the Plainfield Public Library District emulating Abraham Lincoln. The story on how the annual observance... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports 

Trojans fall to WWS in Class 7A second round

The final 28-7 loss to Wheaton Warrenville South is not indicative of the way Downers Grove North performed in the Class 7A second-round playoff game. The Trojans (6-5, 2-4) went... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
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Author presents wacky history of Bears & Cardinals

Like many things, the game of football has evolved and changed in so many ways. From the 1920s and 30s until present day, Author Joe Ziemba took those in attendance at the... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
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Rise & Fall of Berlin Wall presented at Downers Grove Library

Saturday, Nov. 9 marked the 30th anniversary of the infamous fall of the Berlin Wall. German historian and public speaker, Anette Isaacs, stopped by the Downers Grove Library to... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Despite first round playoff loss, Plainfield North has successful run under Imbordino

In a complete turnaround from its 2018 season where Plainfield North finished 4-5, the Tigers rebounded and went (6-3, 5-2) in the 2019 regular season. Unfortunately for first year... — Updated 11/6/2019

 
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District offers cemetery search and investigation presentation

A cemetery search and investigation might seem too ominous for some, but not for the Plainfield Public Library District. For those who were interested, the opportunity to meet a... — Updated 11/6/2019

 
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Victorian Blodgett House hosts annual 'Boo Fest' event

It would be hard to believe anyone predicted the amount of snowfall on Halloween. For the Victorian Blodgett House "Boo Fest" in Downers Grove, it was just what the doctor ordered.... — Updated 11/6/2019

 
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Sheriff's Office announces new Smartphone App

In 2019, it's hard to find someone not glued to his or her phone. In some cases it's good, and some are not so good. What the DuPage County Sheriff's Office is now doing, is good.... — Updated 11/6/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Bolingbrook defeats Hinsdale Central in the opening round of the Class 8A football playoffs

In what was a complete dominant performance, Bolingbrook rolled past Hinsdale Central 42-13. The Raiders (7-3, 3-3), who have been bounced out of the first round for the last four... — Updated 11/6/2019

 
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Library hosts annual 'Haunted Happenings' event

The Romeoville White Oak Library District was in full effect for the week of Halloween as they hosted the annual "Haunted Happenings" event. "Every year we do our annual Halloween... — Updated 11/6/2019

 
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Museums at Lisle Station Park host paranormal investigators

For those who do not require a lot of sleep or are fine with having nightmares, kudos. Some of those people were in attendance at the Museums at Lisle Station Park where paranormal... — Updated 10/30/2019

 
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Famous singer Maureen Christine stops at Woodridge Library for "Fabulous 40's and Nifty 50's" night

Some might call it the swing era or rhythmic jazz, but the 1940's-50's are universally known and recognized as one of the better music eras. That era was officially brought to... — Updated 10/30/2019

 
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Plainfield Park District hosts Haunted Pony rides

The Plainfield Park District horses didn't want to be left out on Halloween this year. A group of horses at Normantown Equestrian Center brought on many happy and smiling faces,... — Updated 10/30/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Westmont hosts Pet Promenade & Party in the Park

For the eighth consecutive year, the annual Westmont Pet Parade was held at Ty Warner Park. This popular event that usually hosts more than a thousand spectators didn't see as many... — Updated 10/30/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Plainfield Park District to hold Haunted Hayrides

With spooky season officially in full effect, the city of Plainfield is getting in on the fun. The Plainfield Park District is hosting a two-day event on Oct. 25 and 26 called... — Updated 10/23/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Orchestral students perform with famous musicians from New York

Districts 58 and 99 Orchestras had their Halloween treats delivered early last week. An experience of a lifetime came to Downers Grove North High School where the professional... — Updated 10/23/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

A win this week would put Joliet West in the IHSA playoffs as a conference champion, despite 4-5 mark

In a game that was significant for both teams with a conference title on the line, Joliet West defeated Plainfield South 22-13. The Tigers, who entered the game one game behind... — Updated 10/23/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Romeoville falls in overtime to Plainfield Central, misses out on second win

Although Plainfield Central and Romeoville will not make the playoffs in the 2019 season, Friday night was not an indicator of the two teams records. Four quarters was not enough... — Updated 10/16/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

A pair of early safeties help Joliet West hold off Joliet Central for crosstown win

Last year, Joliet Central made history against Joliet West. For the first time in 29 years, the Steelmen beat the Tigers 20-9. This year was a little different. "Well [Central] is... — Updated 10/16/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Expert talks about retirement, how to gauge readiness

The book "Packing For Retirement" by author James Flanagan was discussed, among gauging adults readiness for retirement at the Plainfield Library. For more than 30 years, Flanagan... — Updated 10/16/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Brianna Richards presents Fright Fest makeup tutorial

Brianna Richards, Six Flags Fright Fest makeup artist in Gurnee, stopped by the Woodridge Library to present a fun and spooky show-and-tell tutorial. While providing a demo and... — Updated 10/16/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News

Village to add on to Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center

The village of Romeoville is currently in discussion to add on to the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center. The 76,000-square-foot facility of turf, courts, meeting space, part... — Updated 10/16/2019

 

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