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Joseph Kucharski Pleads Guilty in Crash That Killed 17-Year-Old Beth Dunlap

Joseph Kucharski, 52, with a last known address in Naperville, appeared in Court this morning where he entered a blind plea of guilty to one count of Aggravatwd DUI-Alcohol/Drugs Ca... — Updated 1/10/2020


District 58 PTA invites community to Author Fest Book Sale and Signing

The Downers Grove Area District 58 PTA Council welcomes families and community members to the Author Fest Book Signing on Friday, Feb. 21 from 6:15-8 p.m. at the Downers Grove Public Library. This year’s featured authors will... — Updated 1/28/2020


Launching Lent: Aurora Methodists to feature Mardi Gras-style fat Tuesday Dixieland jazz concert

Flowing Forth United Methodist Church in Aurora will stage a fourth annual Mardi Gras-style jazz concert on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 25, to open Lent, 40 days leading to Easter. The... — Updated 1/27/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    News

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


DuPage News Briefs

DuPage County Invites Residents to Route 83 Community Workshops Residents are invited to two community workshops to provide input and hear about key recommendations community planners will make regarding the DuPage County Route 83... — Updated 1/22/2020


Murderer identified in 1976 murder of Pamela Maurer

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that the 1976 murder of sixteen-year-old Pamela Maurer has been solved. In his announcement, Berlin named then twenty-three-year-old now deceased Bruce Lindahl, who... — Updated 1/22/2020


Nine the Musical in Concert

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, continues their 9th Season – Guilty Pleasures – with NINE the Musical... — Updated 1/20/2020

 By Ryan Ostry    News

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    News

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


46 teachers and staff receive Green Apple Awards

Congratulations to the 46 District 58 teachers and staff who received an Education Foundation Green Apple Award in November and December 2019! During the holiday season, the... — Updated 1/13/2020


New minimum wage rates in effect for 2020

Illinoisans rang in the New Year with a new, higher minimum wage, and the Department of Labor is encouraging employees to watch their paychecks to ensure that time worked in 2020 is paid at the new rate. Governor JB Pritzker... — Updated 1/8/2020


Pritzker releases statement on Inaugural Day of Adult-Use Cannabis sales

On the inaugural day of adult-use cannabis sales across the state today, the Pritzker administration released the following statement: “As we start a new decade, Illinois has achieved a monumental milestone - launching the... — 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


Downers Grove South High School madrigal singers invited to perform at 2020 IMEC All-State Conference

At Downers Grove South High School, 23 students were selected to participate in the 2020 Illinois Music Education Association All-State Convention (IMEC) in January in Peoria. The... — Updated 1/7/2020


Bond denied for Chicago man charged with robbing Domino's Pizza/Dunkin Donuts at gunpoint

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin, DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick and Lisle Deputy Chief of Police Ron Wilke announced today that bond has been denied for a Chicago man accused of robbing several hundred... — Updated 1/7/2020


North High Class of 1979 to present $5,000 donation to school

Members of North High’s Class of 1979 will present a $5,000 check to North High School on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. Class members celebrated their 40-year reunion at North... — Updated 1/6/2020


Edward Hospital performs 5,000th procedure with da Vinci Surgical System

When his bladder cancer returned in 2019, Gavin McHugh, 54, a Naperville resident, knew he was in for a more complex surgery than the one he had in 2018 to remove a tumor from his... — Updated 1/3/2020


Court denies bail for Chicago men accused of hijacking car at gunpoint

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin, Downers Grove Chief of Police Shanon Gillette and Warrenville Chief of Police Ray Turano announced today that bond has been denied for two of three individuals charged with several... — Updated 12/26/2019


Second of two men sentenced to 16 years for Armed Robbery

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that the second of two men who pled guilty to a Naperville armed robbery has been sentenced to sixteen years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). Robert... — Updated 12/23/2019


Ring in the New Year at the DuPage Children's Museum's Bubble Bash

The entire family can ring in the New Year together with a countdown to Noon celebration at Bubble Bash: A Kid-Friendly New Year's Eve at DuPage Children's Museum (DCM) on Tuesday,... — Updated 12/19/2019


28 District 99 Student Musicians Earn All-State Honors from ILMEA

Twenty-eight District 99 student musicians have earned All-State honors through the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA). Students were selected to the All-State Band,... — 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

 By Ryan Ostry    News

Chorus of DuPage performs Christmas show

The Chorus of DuPage brought a Christmas present a little early to Lisle this year. That present was a performance at the Trinity Lutheran Church Green Trails. The Chorus of DuPage... — Updated 12/11/2019


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