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 By Mark Gregory    News 

Bolingbrook man calls out MSNBC reporter during live broadcast

It is said that those who live in glass houses, should not throw stones. MSNBC reporter Cal Perry learned that the hard way on Memorial Day when Bolingbrook resident Andy Olson... — Updated 5/27/2020 Full story

 
 By Mark Gregory    News 

Reopen Illinois rally held in Shorewood

"I will see you in church," said Scott Greene as he sent supporters to their cars just before the skies opened with storms to close out the Reopen Illinois rally he organized on the... — Updated 5/23/2020 Full story

 
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Five movie dates set for Romeoville's Route 66 Drive-In Movie Theater

The Village of Romeoville presents the Route 66 Drive-In Movie Theater. Join them for a family-friendly movie in the open space behind the Romeoville Athletic and Event Center (680... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story

 
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Romeoville to host three simultaneous fireworks shows on July 3

The Village will be celebrating Independence Day on July 3 with three fireworks shows. To allow residents to view these from their homes, fireworks will be shot off in three... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story

 
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Romeoville acquires 60 acres for dog park, open space

The Village of Romeoville has purchased 30 acres of land and is leasing an additional 30 acres across from the post office along 135th Street. The property will be used as open... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story

 
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Mental Health Awareness concerning Coronavirus pandemic must look long term

While Mental Health Awareness Month has been historically observed throughout the month of May, the Coronavirus pandemic is bringing about questions of whether 2020 should be... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story

 
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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 Full story

 
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VVSD briefs

VVSD Early Childhood Center Renamed to Honor Dr. James A. Mitchem, Jr. The Valley View Community Unit School District 365U Board of Education approved the renaming of the Valley... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story

 
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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 Full story

 
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Starved Rock State Park plans for their re-opening

Don't pack away your hiking gear just yet. Starved Rock State Park is looking to re-open their gates to the public at the start of June. Illinois' most popular state park is... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story

 
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Quarantine concerts at the Rialto Square Theater

The sounds of the historic pipe organ have been coming from the Rialto Square Theatre for years, and you can enjoy them live on Facebook for the next three Fridays at 12 p.m. Tune... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story

 
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Joliet Area Historical Museum to reopen Old Joliet Prison for tours on Monday, June 1

In anticipation of updated public health guidelines via the Governor's Restore Illinois Program, the Joliet Area Historical Museum will reopen the Old Joliet Prison Historic Site... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story

 
 By Jerry Nowicki    News 

Senate GOP: Stay in session until we have bipartisan reopening plan

On just the third day of legislative session since March 5, Senate Republicans called a socially distanced outdoor news conference Friday morning to argue for a more collaborative... — Updated 5/22/2020 Full story

 
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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 Full story

 
 By REBECCA ANZEL    News

Schools to remain closed for academic year as Pritzker says virus not yet at peak

Following the lead of nearby states, Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday announced Illinois' public and private schools will remain shuttered for the rest of the school year. The... — Updated 5/14/2020 Full story

 
 By Jerry Nowicki    News

Pritzker: Changes to stay-at-home order coming, but 'normal' a long way away

Changes are coming to the stay-at-home order, Gov. JB Pritzker said again at his daily COVID-19 briefing Tuesday in Chicago, but it is unclear what they are and when they will happe... — Updated 5/14/2020 Full story

 

New lane configuration on I-55 at Weber Road work zone beginning April 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the Weber Road interchange, Interstate 55 traffic will be shifted to the right,... — Updated 5/14/2020 Full story

 

District 202 siblings hand-make face shields for frontline workers

John F. Kennedy Middle School seventh grader Rhea Shah and her sister, Plainfield Ea Roochi Shah, a senior at Plainfield East High School, wanted to make face shields for those... — Updated 4/25/2020 Full story

 

D. 202 teacher makes hundreds of face shields, ear guards for frontline workers

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Amy Simpson, a District 202 teacher of the visually impaired, and her husband Matt Simpson, searched for ways to help the community. It quickly bec... — Updated 4/25/2020 Full story

 

Forest Preserve District access area parking lots, boat launches to reopen May 1

The Forest Preserve District of Will County will reopen its preserve access area parking lots and boat launches on Friday, May 1, as a result of Gov. J.B. Pritzker modifying his stay-at-home order, which was instituted March 21 to... — Updated 4/25/2020

 

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

 
 By Mark Gregory    News

Plainfield East administrators pen letters to 540 seniors

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker officially cancelled the school year earlier this week, meaning the senior class of high schools all across the state will never again walk the halls of... — Updated 4/25/2020 Full story

 

Public's help requested in locating a missing Cook County teenage girl

Monica Elias, 15, was reported missing by her family on Monday night after she did not return to her unincorporated Glenview home. Monica is Hispanic, 4-feet, 11-inches tall and... — Updated 4/21/2020 Full story

 

More than 80 residents and staff at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center to be tested this week

To protect the health of residents and staff at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, healthcare professionals will test more than 80 residents in the facility’s general population this... — Updated 4/21/2020 Full story

 
 By REBECCA ANZEL    News

Illinois to loosen election rules for independents, third-party candidates

Illinois ballot eligibility requirements will be loosened for third-party candidates affected this election cycle by state efforts to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic. In a lawsuit filed April 2, the state’s Libertarian and... — Updated 4/21/2020 Full story

 

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