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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 ›

Lincoln-Way East's Aaliyah Brown (right) won four individual state titles in three years. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

South suburban track standouts excel at state meet

The TribLocal area South suburban schools produced an individual and a relay team state champion May 19 at the Illinois High School Association Track and … 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 ›

Skilling: As much rain this week as in past month

There will be no shortage of rain in the days to come. As much rain may fall over the coming five days — more than … 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 ›

Trustees dunk plans for a Dunkin Donuts

Plans for a Dunkin Donuts at the corner of routes 59 and 126 in Plainfield have been rejected after complaints from some nearby residents. Trustees voted 4-3 … Read more ›

From the community

Plainfield Announces New Program To Save Money & Conserve Energy

Village partners with CUB Energy Saver, the nation’s first web site that tracks ComEd Bill Savings Plainfield, IL — The Village of Plainfield has launched … Read more ›

Homer Glen residents say nay to deer culling, Palos referendum squeaks by

Homer Glen voters, by a 2-to-1 margin, said they oppose deer culling in local forest preserves in unofficial results in Tuesday’s advisory referendum on Will County’s culling … Read more ›

Homer Glen residents will have their say on deer culling on March 20

Homer Glen residents will have the chance to weigh in at the ballot booth on the issue of deer culling at two Will County forest … Read more ›

Plainfield child dead, 7 family members hurt in Wyoming crash

A 6-year-old girl from southwest suburban Plainfield was killed and seven relatives, including her mother, were injured during a hit-and-run accident early Friday on an … Read more ›