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Plainfield Wrestling Club competes in state final

The Plainfield Wrestling Club just accomplished something that is unprecedented for them. They participated in an IKWF statewide tournament. "IESA is the wrestling you do through... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    News

MLK Day of Service draws hundreds of volunteers in Joliet

In a spirited gesture to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., hundreds of volunteers congregated to perform service projects throughout the city of Joliet.... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    News

DGS Senior starts sexual assault database for Illinois colleges & universities

Every 92 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. On top of that, one out of every three women are survivors of sexual violence. Those staggering numbers are something Downers Gro... — Updated 1/28/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    News

Math teacher and boyfriend charged in attack

Thirty-three-year-old Ashlee Catalani and her boyfriend Ponciano Vargas, 40, were charged with six crimes in connection with the Dec.1 beating of Catalani's ex-boyfriend. The... — Updated 1/23/2020

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Recreation Center to host 'Mother Son Gym Jam'

At 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Downers Grove Recreation Center, the 'Mother Son Gym Jam' will be open for those who want to participate. The two-hour event will have many fun and... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

Joliet West pulling away from 'good' category

As February soon approaches and the great high school basketball teams start to pull away from being labeled as good, Joliet West seems to be a part of that great category. The... — Updated 1/22/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    Sports

West runs consecutive games win streak to 13 straight games with win over Plainfield North

Winning streaks are hard in sports, especially when that streak is at 13 consecutive games. That is what the Joliet West (19-3, 9-1) basketball team has done so far in the 2019-20 s... — Updated 1/22/2020

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Spectrum Youth Singers rehearse at Eagle Pointe

For those that love to sing, a rehearsal at Eagle Pointe Elementary School was on display for the Spectrum Youth Singers group. This young group of vocalists in Plainfield helps... — Updated 1/22/2020

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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

 By Ryan Ostry    News

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

 By Ryan Ostry    News

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

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

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


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