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Preparing for the Sale.  Photo by Kate Skegg
From the community

Downers Grove Area AAUW Raises Money for Scholarships

The Downers Grove Area AAUW’s 54th Annual Used Book Sale will take place on June 14-16 at the Henry Puffer School. Every year members of … Read more ›

COD, Glen Ellyn heading back to court

College of DuPage and Glen Ellyn are heading back to the courtroom next week, just months after officials on both sides said a winning compromise … Read more ›

Durbin named to House-Senate panel on transportation bill

Illinois will have a seat at the table when an important U.S. House-Senate panel meets to hash out the next national transportation funding bill. U.S. … Read more ›

Officers: Joe Ott, Jack Novak and Robert Corbino - Students: Berenice Sahagun and Nytiva Williams
From the community

Goverment Day at Township Shines

Saturday, March 10, 2012 dawned bright and sunny. It was a perfect day for Downers Grove Township staff and volunteers to visit with residents who … Read more ›

U.S. District Judge Marvin Aspen stands in his courtroom the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago in 2000. (CHRIS OCKEN, Photo for the Tribune / November 20, 2000)

Super PACs not bound by Illinois contribution limits, federal judge rules

Political action committees that act independently of a candidate are not bound by Illinois’ limits on campaign contributions aimed at curbing corruption, a federal judge … Read more ›

DuPage County assumes oversight of COD campus

The DuPage County Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a five-year agreement that settles a long-running dispute between Glen Ellyn and the College of DuPage over … Read more ›

Chicago’s water rate hike causes ripples through suburbs

When Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans to nearly double the rate Chicago charges its neighbors for Lake Michigan water, many suburbs began looking for cheaper … Read more ›

Gov. Pat Quinn talks technology in schools Tuesday at Piper Elementary School in Berwyn. (Antonio Perez / February 28, 2012)

Quinn says sales tax windfall could pay for schools

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn suggested Tuesday that better-than-expected sales-tax collections could be used to plug a hole in state school funding this year. The budget … Read more ›

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich returns to his Chicago home after the first day of his sentencing hearing last December. (Chris Sweda)

Blagojevich to serve sentence in Colorado prison

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will serve his 14-year sentence at a federal prison in Colorado as he had sought, sources said Tuesday. Blagojevich, who is … Read more ›

A driver uses a cellphone in Evanston in 2010. (Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune)

Ban on cell use while driving could go statewide

Drivers throughout Illinois would not be able to use hand-held cell phones when behind the wheel under a measure making its way through the Illinois … Read more ›