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Why Should Kids Read Every Day? Let's Do the Math

Student A reads 20 minutes five nights every weekStudent B reads only 5 minutes a night (or not at all)20 minutes/night x 5 times each … Read more ›

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Tempel Lipizzans Leap into 2012!

After a hiatus in 2011 to focus on training, Tempel Farms is launching a series of performances featuring the internationally-recognized Lipizzan Stallions. The season kicks … 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 ›

Members of the Villa Park Fire Dept. and new firefighter/paramedics
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Villa Park Hires Two Firefighters!

On March 12, 2012 the Villa Park Fire Dept. welcomed its newest members, Blaise Clairardin and Jeffrey Willhoit. Village Clerk Hosanna Korynecky was on-hand to … 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 ›

Congressmen say mass transit will take hit under GOP bill

Illinois congressmen warned today that a major transportation bill being debated in Washington could cut into long-term funding for transportation projects in the Chicago area, … Read more ›

Villa Park Engine 963 on the scene of a structure fire investigation
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Three Villa Park Firefighters to Attend National Fire Academy

Trio to study fire and Arson Investigation Deputy Chief Steve Stapleton, Lieutenant Mike Barton, and Firefighter-Paramedic Frank Reposh, members of the Villa Park Fire Department … Read more ›