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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 ›

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 ›

This furry ermine showed off its snow-white winter coat during a hike through the woods in Wisconsin. Photo submitted by Jim Lennon.

‘Ermine’ wins photo contest

Jim Lennon’s photo of a furry ermine peeking out from behind a log won this week’s photo contest. As the winner, Lennon’s photograph will appear in … Read more ›

Coal mining leaves a legacy of abandoned farms and polluted water.
From the community

Concert to Combat Coal in Central Illinois

There are no coal mines in DuPage county but in Perry county, a strip mine has been proposed adjacent to and under Pyramid State Park … Read more ›

(Photo submitted by Ken Derry)

‘Owl’ wins photo contest

Ken Derry, of Tinley Park, snapped this photo of a snowy owl while at work as a crane operator at Chicago’s 31st Street Harbor. As … Read more ›

From the community

Book Sale Fundraiser

Warm the Winter Book Sale sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter LVWhen: Saturday, February 4,2012 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.Where: Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E.Gartner … Read more ›

From the community

Nicor Gas and ComEd Team Up To Help Prepare Area Homes For Winter

Nicor Gas and ComEd are offering customers comprehensive energy assessments to identify ways they can save energy and money this winter. Certified, experienced Energy Advisors … Read more ›

Starlights Senior Team performs a lift in the long program. Photo submitted by Starlights Synchronized Skating Team.

Stellar skaters wins photo contest

Stellar skaters, a photo showing the Starlights Senior Team perform a lift, is the winner of this week’s contest.  Photo submitted by Starlights Synchronized Skating … Read more ›

Winfield resident and military veteran Chris Hurley captured this image at last year's Luminary Tribute at Cantigny.
From the community

Vets Day Tribute at Cantigny Will Light Up the Night

Cantigny Park and the First Division Museum will commemorate Veterans Day (Friday, November 11) with a solemn tribute to those who died in combat while … Read more ›

From the community

National Merit Semi-Finalists

We are pleased to announce that two seniors at St. Francis High School have been named as Semi-Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. To … Read more ›