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Man gets 120 years for 2005 sex assault of mother and infant daughter

A man was sentenced to 120 years in prison Monday for a 2005 attack in Wheaton in which he sexually assaulted a young mother and … Read more ›

Some Illinois state parks could close without new revenue

One of Gov. Pat Quinn‘sfirst acts after assuming office in 2009 was reopening seven state parks that predecessor Rod Blagojevich shuttered in a cost-saving move. … Read more ›

Hot, but high temperature falls short of hottest day of year

Temperatures today at O’Hare International Airport hit 94 degrees briefly, three degrees shy of tying the warmest day of the year so far. Tuesday and Wednesday could … Read more ›

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Fans could see the next Pujols or Maddux as Cougars host Midwest All-Star Game Tuesday

Time will tell if fans will be watching future Major League impact players such as Albert Pujols or Greg Maddux play Tuesday, June 19 in … Read more ›

Wheaton-Warrenville teachers to get raises

Retirement payout for teachers in Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 will be scaled back, but they’ll get raises the next three years under a … Read more ›

Illinois foreclosures rise 29 percent in May

Illinois home foreclosure activity rose 29 percent in May compared to the previous month and is 54 percent higher than May of 2011. A report … Read more ›

Stevenson's Patrick O'Connell, left, fires a pass to Tom Imus at the USF shootout in Joliet. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Area sophomore basketball teams get a summer workout at USF shootout

The first tipoff was at 8 a.m., and 13 hours later a champion was crowned. And in the middle was nonstop basketball featuring several TribLocal-area … Read more ›

Solemn Oath Brewery President and CEO John Barley, left, and head brewer Tim Marshall are creating Belgo-American beers out of a warehouse space on Naperville's west side. (Melissa Jenco/Tribune)

New Naperville brewery experimenting with craft beer

Like many of his classmates at DePaul University, John Barley spent his breaks living with his parents. But for Barley, that meant staying at their … Read more ›

Oak Park players run off the field after beating Grant in the state semifinals. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Arrogance ‘in a good way’ helps Oak Park win first state baseball title since ’81

Oak Park River Forest High School’s baseball team needed a seventh-inning single from Mike Brennan to score Jack Picchiotti to set off a wild celebration … Read more ›

Five area softball teams bring home state trophies and two win titles

Glenbard South and Marist High School each won Illinois High School Association softball championships Saturday in East Peoria while Bartlett claimed second and Providence Catholic … Read more ›