| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Voters will decide in November whether to fund the purchase of land in unincorporated areas near Glen Ellyn and Lombard, a move the Butterfield Park District is pursuing to keep developers from building a gas station on the site.
The district's Board of...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Central Catholic’s Mike Kopp has been chosen as the 2014 National High School Coaches Association national girls basketball coach of the year. The announcement was made in a press release from the NHSCA this morning.
Kopp and coaches from 19...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:56 PM
A man who told his girlfriend he planned to go to jail for her murder before stabbing her repeatedly with a steak knife was sentenced today to 22 years in prison, according to DuPage County prosecutors.
Demetrice Tompkins, 49, of Chicago, was found...
| May 11, 2014
Construction started on almost 5,000 new homes in the Chicago area in the 12 months that ended in March, but two of the top five communities weren't even in Illinois.
They were a short drive away, depending on traffic, in St. John and Crown Point, Ind....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Starting in May, Commonwealth Edison crews will begin installing wireless meters in several DuPage County communities.
The rollout will affect customers in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Warrenville, Oak Brook and West Chicago in the coming months, ComEd...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:14 PM
A stream of hyper teenagers bounded into Tom Tedeschi's band room at Lakeview Junior High School in Downers Grove for daily rehearsal.
The room soon filled with the combating sounds of trumpets, trombones, percussion and woodwinds warming up. Then a...
| Apr 2, 2014
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A 42-year-old Wheaton man was arrested March 20 for stealing a $400 kitchen appliance from Kohl's on Finley Road.
•A 43-year-old Manhattan woman was arrested March 23 for...
| May 10, 2014
| 10:37 AM
A 27-year-old man has died this morning after a fire in west suburban Glen Ellyn, fire officials said.
Abdullah Rantissi died at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood after being admitted to the burn unit, according to a statement from the Glen...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Orland Park police soon will have a new tool to help curb the rising number of heroin overdoses in the Chicago area.
During a meeting Monday, trustees approved the department's request for $4,000 to train officers and to purchase a drug that reverses the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The discussion on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon rules has quite properly centered around cost. I have been dismayed, however, that the discussion has been entirely focused on
whether electrical rates will rise or fall and...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The Lombard woman accused of stabbing her husband to death will be remanded to a state facility after being declared mentally unfit to stand trial, according to DuPage County prosecutors.
Anka Miscevic was found unfit at a Thursday hearing before Judge...