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Heather MacDonald

Community Producer
I'm the community producer for the Downers Grove and Hinsdale areas.

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Photos of the week
The Western Springs Memorial Day celebration included a flyover by the Li)ma Lima Flight Team, a group of volunteer civilian pilots. (Photo submitted by Max Moskal)

Top 10 photos of the week: May 25 to May 31

Browse the best reader-submitted photos of the week in our gallery below. Want to get featured in next week’s gallery? Just post some photos online. Read more ›

Photos of the week
Clancy, a 2-year-old Soft Coat Irish Wheaton Terrier jumps for joy now that spring is here. (Photo submitted by Russ Meyer)

Top 10 photos of the week: April 12 to April 18

From cardinals kissing and dogs enjoying spring weather, contributors posted many great photos this week. The winning photo will appear in all 21 editions of … Read more ›

Crime and police
John O'Laughlin, Kelli's father, embraces Annie Lefevour after she spoke about his daughter on Monday night. Family and friends of Kelli O'Laughlin gathered to celebrate what would have been her 15th birthday.

Five months after slaying, community celebrates a life

Kelli O’Laughlin would have turned 15 years old on Monday. Instead, her parents and hundreds of her fellow classmates gathered at her favorite park Monday … Read more ›

Paul Nevara ponders the choices as he votes in the Illinois primary in Lombard at the Historic Log Cabin. ( Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / March 20, 2012 )

Suburban roundup: Voters come out strong for electricity choice

A significant majority of nearly 300 municipalities and counties approved referendum measures Tuesday that will allow officials to negotiate electricity rates with alternative suppliers in … Read more ›

College of DuPage sophomore Suze Weinstein, 23, of Naperville, shows off her cell phone, which she is using to study for a test. ( Chuck Berman/ Chicago Tribune)

Hyperconnected: Brain gain or drain?

David Macias has five personal electronic devices: a laptop, smartphone, e-reader and not one but two iPods — one for his car, one for workouts … Read more ›

Montini's Tommy Pawelski takes down Yorkville's Brody Sharp.  ( Ben Woloszyn, Chicago Tribune / February 25, 2012 )

Wrestling team state finals: Montini wins 5th straight

In Class 2A, Montini (21-0) ended perhaps the least dramatic — and most dominant — wrestling season in recent years with a 53-12 victory against … Read more ›

Photos of the week
A butterfly has a snack while a small friend looks on from above.  (Photo submitted by Kevin Keller)

Top 10 photos of the week Feb. 16 to Feb. 22

This week, TribLocal contributors were capturing photos of ducks, butterflies, hawks and special daddy-daughter moments amongst some other great shots. Remember to vote for your … Read more ›

A cross bearing Wild's name stands outside Frankie's Blue Room Monday afternoon. (Stephanie Hardiman Simon / TribLocal)

Naperville mourns slain teacher

People all over Naperville mourned the stabbing death this weekend of Shaun Wild, a second-grade teacher at Spring Brook Elementary School. Wild, a 24-year-old Milwaukee-area … Read more ›

Kelli O’Laughlin: Lyons Township High School freshman Kelli O’Laughlin was stabbed to death in her Indian Head Park home when she arrived home from school during an Oct. 27 home invasion.

Newsmakers of 2011: Hinsdale area

There were memorable moments throughout 2011 in the Hinsdale area, from a local spoof of Real Housewives to a new senior care development to a … Read more ›

Photos of the week
A young boy meets a neighbor's dog through the fence. (Photo submitted by Frank Angileri)

Top 10 photos of the week: Nov. 24 to 30

A young boy meeting a dog, scenes from Thanksgiving and a sparrow on a mission — all are the subjects of this week’s top photos … Read more › 1 comment