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Palos Heights' Tom Pukstys is an assistant Olympic coach who will bring in some top field athletes to Lisle in June.  (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Big throws at a big show — Benedictine hosts world class track and field athletes June 9

A few weeks before some of the best shot put, discus, javelin and hammer throwers in the country try out for the London Olympics in … Read more ›


Player of the Month voting is underway

The TribLocal High School Player of the Month contest is underway featuring deserving student athletes from local high schools. TribLocal will make a $250 donation … Read more ›

Mitchell Wolff (white headband) hopes to lead Plainfield South to a third straight top 10 finish in the state track and field meet. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Plainfield South track team possesses skills and smarts

It’s not a requirement for the Plainfield South boys track and field team to have a National Honor Society president on its squad. But in … Read more ›

From the community

Provena Mercy Receives Environmental Excellence award, “Making Medicine Mercury Free

Provena Mercy Medical Center recently received the “Making Medicine Mercury Free Award,” from Practice Greenhealth, the national membership organization dedicated to providing environmental solutions for … Read more ›

DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba (April 26, 2012)

Report: Sheriff’s son rides with deputies, chased suspect

WBBM Channel 2 reports: The son of DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba regularly goes on ride-alongs with officers, though he’s not a cop. In one … Read more ›

Blotter: Windows smashed and more

ARRESTS A 33-year-old Naperville man was charged with aggravated assault, three counts of failure to give signal, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and … Read more ›

From the community

Captioning the World, One Word at a Time

I remember the very first closed-captioning box, a special-order device that was sold at Sears. The purchase set my parents back several hundred dollars, but … Read more ›

From the community

Friends of Child Advocacy Brightest Star Fundraiser

The Friends of Kane County Child Advocacy are holding a special reception on SUNDAY, April 29, 2012 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., to honor Lori … Read more ›

From the community

Pregnancy Pampering

Ladies who love their spa time can still indulge in some of their favorite services while they’re expecting. According to the experts from Mario Tricoci … Read more ›

Students pitch the next big ideas

For Kevin Wang, the pure artistry of dreaming up an idea comes first. And then, as the creative juices flow, the 17-year-old Illinois Math and … Read more ›