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The Avery Coonley School teacher receives national recognition for tireless efforts to connect with students during the pandemic

Joe Schallmoser, a Downers Grove resident, has been teaching physical education at The Avery Coonley School for 16 years. During his time at the school, he has found creative ways... — Updated 1/14/2021


Armed Robbery leads to arrest of two women in Lisle

On Friday, December 11, 2020, just after 10:00 pm, Lisle Police responded to an armed robbery in the area of Four Lakes Drive and Eastlake Drive. The victim, a 25- year-old male... — Updated 1/14/2021


Dog, owner reunited after three years

When Debra Mejeur lost her dog, Lola, in October 2017, she never thought she would see her furry friend again. But thanks to a microchip, DuPage County Animal Services reunited... — Updated 12/10/2020


Village of Lisle continues support of business community, extends outdoor dining and drinking program

At a meeting held on September 21, 2020, the Lisle Village Board unanimously approved an extended outdoor dining and drinking program. The extension comes as the successful summer... — Updated 10/13/2020


Edward Foundation Charity Golf Tournament raises $403,000

The Edward Foundation raised $403,000 at its 27th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 31 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont. More than 300 golfers donated funds through sp... — Updated 9/29/2020


Get moving this fall with the Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge

This fall Edward-Elmhurst Health invites you to get outside and stay healthy with the Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge. The challenge will run from Sept. 14 – Nov. 9 and will... — Updated 9/24/2020


Edward Foundation's virtual BIG GIVE set for Oct. 22

The Edward Foundation’s annual gala will be a virtual event in 2020. The BIG GIVE will be available on phones, tablets and laptop/desktop computers on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. The event is the Foundation’s larg... — Updated 9/23/2020


DuPage County Approves $300,000 for Flu Vaccines for Uninsured Residents

he DuPage County Board on Tuesday approved spending $300,000 to partner with the DuPage Health Coalition to provide an influenza vaccination program for uninsured residents. The DuPage Health Coalition will develop the program and... — Updated 9/8/2020


DuPage County Awards $1 Million to Local Nonprofits

The DuPage County Board awarded a total of $1 million to 56 local nonprofits today through the DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund. The County Board created this fund to partner with local agencies that directly serve the... — Updated 7/14/2020


DuPage County Health Department reminds residents to pool safely this summer

Memorial Day weekend is here. Normally, this is the time of year when community and municipal pools open, however, COVID-19 restrictions are still in place which means a later than... — Updated 5/22/2020


The hunt is on – seven locations taking part in the "Beer Hunt"

Let the games begin. Seven of our local breweries and bottle shop want you to sign up to be a part of their Suburban Beer Hunt happening now. Skeleton Key Brewery (Woodridge) along... — Updated 5/22/2020


32 District 99 students earn National German Exam Recognition

District 99 students took the optional National German Exam in late 2019 and earned recognition for their performance. Fifteen students from North High and 17 students from South... — Updated 5/22/2020


K-9 Bella retires from DuPage County Sheriff's Office after nearly 12 years of service

One of the DuPage County Sheriff's Office's longest serving K-9 deputies turned in her badge Friday afternoon for a retirement life of belly rubs and uninterrupted sunbathing in... — Updated 4/25/2020


DuPage Children's Museum continues to serve children and families during closure

DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) values creativity, curiosity, community and collaboration. During the temporary closure, which has been extended through April 30, the DCM team is f... — Updated 4/16/2020


Dr. Kristin Tvrdik, Hinsdale Humane Society Medical Director, shares updates regarding pets

On Sunday, April 5, news was released that lions and tigers at the Bronx Zoo started showing respiratory signs, including a cough. The animals had been exposed to a zoo employee... — Updated 4/7/2020


Downers Grove high schools provide PPE to local hospital

On Wednesday, March 25, District 99 donated a variety of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) supplies to Good Samaritan Hospital. The supplies were taken from reserves of the custod... — Updated 3/26/2020


Rotary Club cancels Rotary GroveFest 2020

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Rotary Club of Downers Grove announces that it has canceled the 2020 Rotary GroveFest. The annual event, which draws thousands of people and has raised money for various organizations in... — Updated 3/23/2020


Several Westmont restaurants open for take-out and delivery

RESTAURANTS (CUISINE) ​Amber Café (Contemporary American) CLOSED Temporarily B. Restaurant (American) CLOSED Temporarily Baisi Thai (Thai) OPEN, Take-out & Delivery (630-324-6753) 11AM - 9PM Big Suchir (Indian Grocery) OPEN,... — Updated 3/19/2020


Woodridge hosting specially called meeting on Friday, March 20 at 3 p.m.

The Village of Woodridge has scheduled a Specially Called Meeting of the Village Board on Friday, March 20 at 3 p.m. at village hall. The purpose of the meeting is to take action related to the COVID-19 Pandemic and other... — Updated 3/19/2020


46 people at the DuPage County long-term care facility in Willowbrook test positive for COVID-19

A statement from the DuPage County Health Department with the latest COVID-19 information is below. We will contact you when more information becomes available. "As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all residents and staff at the... — Updated 3/18/2020


DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick suspends eviction due to COVID-19

DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick announced Tuesday that all court-ordered evictions will be delayed for 30 days, effective immediately. The move came after Sheriff Mendrick learned of a resident who was being evicted from her... — Updated 3/17/2020


Tips for managing your anxiety about coronavirus

Everyone is talking about coronavirus (COVID-19) right now, and for good reason. The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a pandemic, and while 80% of cases are mild... — Updated 3/15/2020


DuPage County Sheriff Closes Correctional Center to Public, halts Sheriff's Work Alternative Program (SWAP)

In an effort to protect the general public, staff, as well as inmates at the DuPage County Correctional Center from the current COVID 19 pandemic, Sheriff James Mendrick has announced a series of changes implemented in both the... — Updated 3/13/2020


District 58 cancels events Thursday

In anticipation of guidance we expect to receive from the Health Department, and out of an abundance of caution, as of today, Thursday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m., District 58 will... — Updated 3/12/2020


Air Force Combat veterans would be honored under new bill

Recipients of the Air Force Combat Action Medal could be recognized on Illinois license plates under newly filed legislation. Senate Bill 2518 creates the Air Force Combat Action Medal license plate and allows the Secretary of... — Updated 3/5/2020


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