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Skilling: Canadian front to cool things off for a few days

Chicago has logged four consecutive days of highs in the 80s or above, and Monday will be the fifth; however, the string ends. A cold … Read more ›

CSO eyes adding concerts in DuPage County

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has confirmed it is in serious discussions with DuPage County officials about possibly presenting a permanent, multi-week concert season there, pitched … Read more ›

Area softball teams hoping to knock off defending state champs Marengo and Moline

Five TribLocal area teams are gunning for state softball titles this weekend but will have to knock off a pair of defending state champs to … Read more ›

Metra: NATO cost rail line $800,000

The NATO summit at McCormick Place cost Metra $800,000 in lost revenue from customers who stayed away and extra security expenses like bomb-sniffing dogs, the … Read more ›

Lyons Township's baseball team hopes for a repeat state championship celebration. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Area baseball teams hope to continue wild postseason

In a wild postseason that saw several top-ranked teams fall, four TribLocal area baseball team survived in Class 3A and 4A and have a date … Read more ›

Bodhi Coffee, 8, of Oak Park, wears solar viewing glasses to see the transit of Venus on Tuesday at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune / June 5, 2012)

Transit of Venus transfixes folks across Chicago area

Amateur Chicago-area astronomers turned their attention skyward Tuesday evening to catch a glimpse of a pinprick-size disc — Venus floating past the sun. The planet’s … Read more ›

Suspect held after powdery substance found in letter at DuPage courthouse

Officials say they have in custody a person they believe sent a suspicious letter with a powdery substance to the DuPage County courthouse. About 7:30 … Read more ›

In April, the Chicago Rush hosted a scrimmage between Homer Glen and Joliet youth teams. The Rush will host an All-Game Saturday, June 16. (Chicago Rush photo)

Area football youth standouts to compete in All-Star game at Allstate Arena

Several TribLocal-area youth players have been invited to the Chicagoland Youth Football League All-Star game at 3 p.m. June 16 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. … Read more ›

WWS powers its way to another perfect season

Wheaton Warrenville South’s boys volleyball team enjoyed its third perfect season in school history after beating Glenbrook North, 25-21, 25-13 to win the Illinois High … Read more ›

Naperville North's Jen Korn, left, and Zoe Swift were all smiles all weekend as the Huskies won the Class 3A state title. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Naperville North, Wheaton St. Francis claim state soccer titles

The state championship trophies stayed close to home. Naperville North and Wheaton St. Francis won Illinois High School Association state girls soccer championships Saturday, June … Read more ›