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 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 6/15/2021

 
 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 6/15/2021

 
 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 6/15/2021

 
 By Sarah Mansur    News

Lawmakers could redraw Illinois Supreme Court districts

Drawing new district lines for state and federal elections is the main focus for lawmakers when they begin the redistricting process every 10 years. But Illinois Democrats, who cont... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

Niles lifts executive directive on face coverings

Mayor George D. Alpogianis has issued an Executive Order (2021-01) lifting the Village of Niles mask-wearing mandate. This change comes in light of new mask guidance issued last... — Updated 5/25/2021

 
 By Grace Babic    News

Republicans call for Prisoner Review Board appointees to testify

Republican senators on Monday raised concerns about four Prisoner Review Board members who have continued to serve for almost two years despite not being confirmed by the Senate... — Updated 5/25/2021

 
 By Mark Gregory    News

Crest Hill's Hareld joins Space Force

Whether it was ship captains navigating by the stars, Neil Armstrong walking on the moon or the countless Hollywood adaptations of what the future may look like, space has been a... — Updated 5/17/2021

 

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

 
 By Mark Gregory    News

WIDE RIGHT: After no discussion, Richland Grade School's new plan is amazingly worse than the old one

I logged into the Richland Grade School District 88A Zoom school board meeting April 28 looking for information on a follow-up story to the run I ran a few weeks back about the... — Updated 4/29/2021

 

Village of Niles confirms internal investigations underway within the Niles Police Department

The Village of Niles can confirm that there are several internal investigations underway within the Niles Police Department, including one formal investigation that was opened in... — Updated 4/27/2021

 

Sharron Evans asks for owner of 'The Barn' to lose his license

Steven Homan, 47, Owner of the 'The Barn' nightclub in Quincy Il was charged April 14 with one count of Aggravated Battery, a Class 3 Felony, and turned himself in to police a day... — Updated 4/25/2021

 

Romeoville Passes Balanced Budget for 2021-2022

The Village Board passed a balanced 2021-2022 budget for the Village of Romeoville, which is 12% lower than the previous year. The budget also sees the village property tax rate... — Updated 4/25/2021

 

William B. Orenic students given opportunity to review newly-released books

An English language arts class at William B. Orenic Intermediate School has been given the opportunity to share their thoughts with a national community of student readers about... — Updated 4/25/2021

 

INSPRA Recognizes Downers Grove Community Members for Supporting District 99 Families

District 99 community members Beth Fotos and Maura Bates have been honored with the Distinguished Service Award of Excellence by the Illinois chapter of the National School Public R... — Updated 4/25/2021

 
 By SARAH MANSUR    News

Springfield Republican calls out Democrats for placing bill 'on review'

Republican Rep. Tim Butler on Thursday accused the new Democratic leadership in the state House of Representatives of preserving practices from previous leadership which Republicans say unfairly benefits the majority party. “So,... — Updated 4/25/2021

 

WILL COUNTY VACCINATIONS TRIPLE, 25.36% OF RESIDENTS ARE FULLY VACCINATED

The Will County Executive and Will County Health Department (WCHD) today announced that in the past six weeks, Will County has tripled the number of fully vaccinated individuals from 7.10 percent on March 9 to 25.36 percent on... — Updated 4/25/2021

 
 By RAYMON TRONCOSO    News

Lawmakers, Pritzker administration spar over projected fiscal year revenues

Members of an Illinois Senate committee sparred with officials from Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration Friday in a hearing on tax changes proposed by the governor in an effort to balance the state’s budget for the 2022 fiscal... — Updated 4/25/2021

 

Chicago Woman Charged with First Degree Murder Following a March Shooting in Unincorporated Proviso Township

A Chicago woman who allegedly shot and killed a 28-year-old man in an incident outside an Elmhurst bar last month is slated to have a bond court hearing today on charges of... — Updated 4/25/2021

 

April Forest Preserve programs feature wildflowers, woodpeckers, WonderKids and more

The Forest Preserve District of Will County will host in-person and online programs ranging from woodpeckers to wildflowers this month. Also on tap are programs about bees and 18th-... — Updated 4/8/2021

 

Romeoville to offer three COVID-19 vaccination days

Three-thousand Romeoville residents will get the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19 during the last week of April. Held at the Recreation Center (900 W. Romeo Road) on... — Updated 4/8/2021

 

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