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See the winning images from our weekly photo contest
May 15, 2015 1:00 AM
Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of May 11.
Former Downers Grove physician gets eight years for child porn habit
By Justin Kmitch
May 16, 2015 6:48 PM
A former Downers Grove physician has been sentenced to eight years in prison for possession of child pornography. Judge Liam Brennan sentenced Edward J. McMenamin, 68, Friday afternoon. McMenamin, of 4221 Saratoga, Downers Grove entered a blind plea of guilty to one count of child pornography in March.
Encore wine tasting brings better brain health to The Birches
May 19, 2015 5:28 PM
On May 14, Birches Assisted Living residents raised their wine glasses and toasted to good brain health at the Wine Tasting and Open House hosted by The Birches' memory care neighborhood, Encore.
Pension ruling will hit suburbs' budgets, too, mayors say
By Mike Riopell
May 14, 2015 6:51 PM
Many suburban mayors have waged a longtime push to try to help their local budgets by cutting police officer and firefighter pension benefits. And while the Supreme Court opined a law that affected teachers and state workers was no good, its broad nature turns mayors' ongoing political difficulties into legal ones.
Central High School Class of 1970 Reunion
Jeanie Le Claire
May 15, 2015 3:52 PM
The Class of 1970 of Central High School, Paddock Lake, WI, will hold an informal reunion on Sunday, June 28th at 1 p.m.
Amy King named president of DeVry University's Addison campus
May 13, 2015 9:15 AM
DeVry University recently announced the appointment of Amy King as president of the Addison campus. She will provide executive leadership at the university's Addison campus, as well as the Downers Grove, Elgin and Naperville locations, collectively known as the Addison metro.
DuPage mayors visit Springfield to oppose revenue cut
By Mike Riopell
May 13, 2015 11:44 PM
About 40 DuPage County mayors and local trustees descended on Springfield Wednesday to lobby lawmakers on the wide range of issues they say could have a big impact back home. The visit came a day after Illinois House Democrats started moving a proposal to freeze how much local governments can ask for in property taxes.
Illinois does have a revenue problem
May 11, 2015 1:00 AM
A Downers Grove letter to the editor: The real problem with Rauner's budget is revenue.To be realistic the state of Illinois needs more revenue no matter who is in office, Republican or Democrat.
Couple leave long-time careers to open Barrington men's salon
By Anna Marie Kukec
May 11, 2015 6:40 AM
Kukec's People features Jeff and Cathy Eggert, who are leaving behind their careers in in corporate work and in health care to pursue the dream of owning their own business. They will open 18/8 Men's Salon in downtown Barrington this summer and possibly two more after that.
Driver escapes injury in fiery crash on I-355 in Downers Grove
By Steve Zalusky
May 10, 2015 3:22 PM
Illinois State Police said a car burst into flames after it crashed into a wall along southbound I-355 in Downers Grove early Sunday. The driver escaped the vehicle unharmed, according to police. ABC-7 reported two college students from DuPage County assisted the driver in his escape.
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