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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 11/14/2019

 
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Pace Board approves 2020 Budget and Rideshare Demonstration Funding Agreements

At their November 14 meeting, the Pace Board of Directors approved staff’s recommendation for the agency’s 2020 budget. A balanced and stable budget was presented with no general fare increases for suburban service or regional... — Updated 11/14/2019

 
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North High's Jeff Grant finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Jeff Grant, Downers Grove North High science teacher, is one of three finalists in Illinois honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching... — Updated 11/14/2019

 
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Tinley Park Band to present free Holiday Concert

The Tinley Park Community Band, directed by Barbara Abarro, presents their annual free Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Art Beckmann Performing Arts... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
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Pension consolidation bill gets tentative OK in House committee

A plan to consolidate 649 downstate municipal police and firefighter pension funds into just two unified systems hit an unexpected snag Tuesday, but officials on both sides of the disagreement vowed to continue talking in hopes of... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
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Republican legislators take aim at conflict of interest for Illinois State Board of Elections

As allegations of government corruption continue to plague the Statehouse, Republican legislators including State Senators Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) and Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) and State Representatives Tim Butler... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
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10 South High Student-Athletes Sign National Letter of Intent

On Nov. 13, South High School celebrated 10 student-athletes who plan to continue their sport at the collegiate level. Parents, grandparents, other family members, coaches, and the... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
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Oakton to Receive Award for Service to Latinx Community

Oakton Community College will receive the Reflecting Excellence Award on Wednesday, Nov. 13 for its contributions to the Latinx community by Reflejos, a bilingual weekly newspaper... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Jerry Nowicki    News 

Latest ethics proposals focus on State Board of Elections

Republican lawmakers added to their pile of recently-filed ethics legislation Wednesday, promoting two bills aimed at limiting conflicts of interest on the Illinois State Board of Elections. Sen. Dan McConchie, a Hawthorn Woods... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
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District 67 hosted its 4th annual ELL Family Night Golf School District 67 hosted its 4th annual ELL Family Night. This is an opportunity for our community and families who speak a second language to enjoy a delicious dinner from... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
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Kiwanis seek Donations for Holiday Food Drive

The Park Ridge Kiwanis Club is again working with Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 to provide holiday food baskets to families in need. There are about 180 families in need throu... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
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Board honors Those Who Make A Difference winners

Boruch Arnold “Boruch Arnold is a 15-year-old sophomore who attends both Niles Central and Niles West,” said Niles Central Director Joe Bruzzino, who introduced him. “Boruch is being recognized for his technological... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News 

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

 
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Police seeking applicants for a full-time Executive Assistant position

The Village currently employs 150 individuals and offers a number of excellent benefits: Medical, dental, and vision coverage Competitive salaries Personal, sick, and vacation days Pension plan Executive Assistant – Office of... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
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Police arrest pair of 'Wet Bandits'

Police reportedly stopped a local version of "Wet Bandits" last week. At 11:40 a.m. Nov. 2 officers were sent to the 300 block of North Chicago Street where an apartment building... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
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Workforce Center to offer customer service training on Friday, Nov. 15

The Workforce Center of Will County will partner with Goodwill Workforce Connection Center to offer a special customer service training from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at its location in Suite 100, 2400 Glenwood... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News 

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

 
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Help the Lions Club feed those in need this holiday season

The Plainfield Lions Club, in one of its many community outreach programs, will once again spend the holidays assisting families in need through its Christmas "Basket" program. The... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
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Plainfield Police Dept. releases Halloween enforcement numbers

Plainfield Police issued 70 seat belt citations and 1 child safety seat citation during the recent Halloween enforcement effort. In addition, 17 citations were issued for illegal use of an electronic communication device. Law... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
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Join The Discussion On The Proposed FY20 Budget The Proposed FY20 Budget will be reviewed and discussed over multiple meetings in an open, transparent and participative process. The budget aligns everyday operations and Village res... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News 

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

 
 By Ryan Ostry    News 

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

 
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Workforce Center to offer customer service training on Nov. 15

The Workforce Center of Will County will partner with Goodwill Workforce Connection Center to offer a special customer service training from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at its location in Suite 100, 2400 Glenwood... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Brian Stanley    News 

Joliet man arrested for Nov. 2 shooting

A Joliet man was arrested after allegedly shooting a woman in the leg Nov. 2. The shooting occurred at 4:52 p.m. in the 200 block of O'Neill Street. Police said officers arrived to... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Mark Gregory    News 

Boudouris awarded board seat after recount

On his final meeting as a member of the Valley View School District, James 'JT' Boudouris said the service of the Boudouris family had come to an end after his parents had spent... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

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