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 By Mark Gregory    News 

Levaris gets a worthy birthday salute

Gus Levaris got the surprise of a lifetime on Independence Day weekend, thanks in large part to former student Bill Otis. Levaris celebrated his 90th birthday on July 3 and just as... — Updated 9/13/2021

 
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Gym named after former school board member

The Troy Community School District 30-C recently dedicated its Troy Middle School gymnasium to former school board member J. Terry McFadden for his long term service to the school... — Updated 9/13/2021

 
 By Jerry Nowicki    News 

Masks mandated at schools, day cares, long-term care facilities

Masks will be required at all Illinois long-term care facilities, day cares and Pre-K-12 schools, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday amid a nationwide surge of COVID-19. "Every... — Updated 9/13/2021

 
 By Curt Herron    News 

Lewis University holds ceremony to remember 9/11

Lewis University rightly prides itself as an excellent academic institution that is always seeking to not only to provide its students with quality educational opportunities but... — Updated 9/13/2021

 
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Edward-Elmhurst Health: Elmhurst woman discovers BRCA gene, takes health into her own hands

Like most people, Mary Bis knew she wanted to live a long and healthy life, she just needed some additional measures to help get her health under control. Bis, 44, of Elmhurst, has... — Updated 9/6/2021

 
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Hammel Woods Dam removal project complete, site reopens for public use

The limestone-and-concrete dam in the DuPage River at Hammel Woods preserve in Shorewood has been removed and the site has reopened for public use. The river is open to paddlers, an... — Updated 9/6/2021

 
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Troy 30-C appoints new school board member

The Troy Community School District 30-C school board has appointed Shorewood resident and Joliet attorney Robert Bodach to its school board, replacing member Catherine Besler, who... — Updated 9/6/2021

 
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Bond Set for Two Accused of Naperville Murder

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Naperville Interim Chief of Police Jason Arres announced today that bond has been set for two individuals charged with first-degree murder following an altercation in a Napervil... — Updated 9/6/2021

 
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Troy 30-C choir instructor Kelsey Robb receives statewide honor

Troy Middle School and William B. Orenic Intermediate School choir instructor Kelsey Robb has received the Illinois Grade School Music Association's 2021 Barbara Buehlman Young... — Updated 9/6/2021

 
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D. 202 will cut ribbon for Wallin Oaks Elementary Aug 3

District 202 will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for its 18th elementary school, Wallin Oaks, on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the school at 15410 S.... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
 By PETER HANCOCK    News 

Pritzker signs law repealing criminal penalties for HIV transmission

Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill into law Tuesday that repeals criminal penalties for people who transmit HIV to others. House Bill 1063, by Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, and Sen. Robert Peters, D-Chicago, deletes language adopted in... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
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Joliet District 86 returning to school on Aug. 16

More than 10,000 Joliet Public Schools District 86 students return to school full time on August 18, 2021. Open Houses for students and families are scheduled for August 16 or August 17 depending on the school. Times and details... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
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Entries for '[email protected]: Women Creating a Just Environment and World' due by Aug. 13

Professional artists who self-identify as women are invited to submit entries in all media to Oakton Community College for the virtual exhibition “[email protected]: Women Creating a Just Environment and World” by Friday, Aug. 13.... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
 By Mark Gregory    News 

Students tell stories of learning in a pandemic

For more than a year, students have been forced to learn in a way unlike any time in history. From learning strictly online to partial days with masks and social distancing to... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
 By Mark Gregory    News 

Local collector sells rare item on A&E show

Collectors of memorabilia not only collect in hopes that their items will increase in value and eventually be sold for a profit, but they also collect for sentimental reasons.... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
 By Mark Gregory    News 

A 'Grate' Life: Joliet sign fabricator dies at 97

As the Rialto Rialto Square Theater sits in downtown Joliet as one of the city's most treasured landmarks, the marquee that adorns the front of the theater is a memorial in its own... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
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Plainfield East HS graduate wins National Merit Scholarship

Plainfield East High School graduate Jeffrey Tilkin (Class of 2021) has won a 2021 National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship. Tilkin is one of more than 4,100 students nationwide to win a scholarship financed by colleges and... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
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DuPage County Health Department announces Pool Safely Day on July 15 to promote water safety

On Thursday, July 15, the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) and more than 30 Illinois agencies and organizations will participate in the first annual Pool Safely Day to raise... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
 By Jerry Nowicki    News 

Unemployment deficit threatens to 'cripple' businesses, claimants

Since economic shutdowns began and COVID-19 death counts started to rise in March 2020, national unemployment rates have hovered at historically high numbers, stressing state unemployment systems left dealing with an unprecedented... — Updated 7/13/2021

 

Edward-Elmhurst Health: Mental health assistance for kids only a call or click away

Over the past year, COVID-19 has been top of mind for many people, as it should be. However, another pandemic has coincided with COVID-19 — the mental health pandemic. It has been a year with seemingly insurmountable changes for... — Updated 5/10/2021

 

DuPage County Historical Museum Receives $15,000 COVID-19 Response Fund Grant and $10,000 Unrestricted Grant from DuPage Foundation

DuPage County Historical Museum was one of 24 DuPage County not-for-profit organizations with a program related to the arts to receive a grant through DuPage Foundation’s most recent COVID-19 Response Fund grant program. The... — Updated 5/10/2021

 

DGS Student Earns Gold Medal at State FCCLA Competition

Downers Grove South High School senior Anthony Rosalia earned a Gold Medal at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Competition. Rosalia competed... — Updated 5/10/2021

 
 By SARAH MANSUR    News

LaSalle investigation prompts legislation strengthening inspectors general

Lawmakers representing the LaSalle Veterans' Home, including Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, unveiled new legislation that would allow inspectors general of state agencies to subpoena... — Updated 5/10/2021

 

El Sierra dedicates new school playground

El Sierra School in Downers Grove Grade School District 58 formally opened its new playground during a dedication ceremony on Monday, May 10 in the evening. The school combined its... — Updated 5/10/2021

 
 By Mark Gregory    News

Timbers honor Joni Hilger with award

Joni Hilger was one of the most dedicated and beloved volunteers at the Timbers of Shorewood – so much so that she was selected as the 2020 Volunteer of the Year and was slated... — Updated 5/10/2021

 

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