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  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Illinois names 2014 Senior Hall of Fame inductees Oct 24, 2014 8:26 AM
    A 92-year-old man who earned three degrees and wrote six books and a 69-year-old inventor are among those inducted into Illinois’ Senior Hall of Fame. The Department on Aging announced the 2014 inductees in a Thursday news release.

     
  • Plainfield student rescued after falling through grate Sep 19, 2014 5:03 PM
    Emergency crews rescued a 12-year-old girl Friday after she fell through a grate and became trapped in a 10-foot hole outside a school in Plainfield.

     
  • Historic B-17 Flying Fortress takes to the skies in Sugar Grove Sep 1, 2014 5:47 PM
    Visitors to the Aurora Airport in Sugar Grove were treated to a rare sight during the Labor Day weekend — one of the few remaining airworthy B-17 Flying Fortress planes took to the skies for 30-minute tours.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 29, 2014 6:48 PM
    David C. Lister, 29, of Round Lake Beach, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a deputy found him sleeping in his car at 8:32 p.m. Sunday on the 45W700 block of Seavey Road near Elburn, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • One suburban Emmy winner: ‘Modern Family’ director Aug 26, 2014 1:12 AM
    Among the nominees at the Emmy Awards were a number of actors, directors and writers with connections to the suburbs. Of the suburban nominees for television’s most prestigious awards, one won: Gail Mancuso, of Melrose Park and River Forest, for directing for a comedy series (“Modern Family”).

     
  • 3 accused of organ-donation fraud Aug 22, 2014 5:41 PM
    Three Southwest suburban residents have been indicted on charges that allege they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a group that coordinates organ and tissue donations.

     
  • Man charged with Plainfield bank robbery Aug 18, 2014 5:10 PM
    Kenneth M. Matlock, whose last known address was in Woodridge, was charged with one count of felony bank robbery Monday. He was arrested shortly after the BMO Harris branch robbery Friday.

     
  • Calvary Church sends 1,000 volunteers to serve community Jul 28, 2014 9:35 AM
    Roughly 1,000 volunteers from Calvary Church in Naperville will go into 16 sites around the community to perform cleanup projects and be an extension of God’s love on Aug. 2 and 3.

     
  • Plainfield man sentenced in pregnant woman’s death Jul 25, 2014 7:33 PM
    A 37-year-old Illinois man was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without parole for the murder of a pregnant woman and her fetus in Wisconsin. Brian Cooper of Plainfield was sentenced in Door County Circuit Court Thursday. He was found guilty in May of two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, the Door County Advocate reported.

     
  • Naper Settlement may add agricultural history center Jul 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    Take one look at the Naperville of 2014 and it’s hard to see the city’s history is deeply rooted in farming. Naperville’s historical stewards want to change that. “It’s an important piece of Naperville history,” said Debbie Grinnell, vice president of museum services for Naper Settlement. “Especially in today’s environment, when people see the modern Naperville they don’t realize what farming meant to the community.”

     
  • 2005 Ford Mustang Saleen transforms into Barricade Jul 14, 2014 5:45 AM
    Michael Stragand of Plainfield is no stranger to Mustangs. He’s owned nearly a dozen versions of Ford’s darling sports coupe. In fact, he drove out to Virginia when he learned that a 2005 Saleen version from the movie "Transformers" was available. “I caught wind of it being for sale in 2013,” Stragand said. “On a whim, I decided to go for it.”

     
  • Online, mobile ER registration streamline process Jul 11, 2014 7:10 AM
    Lake Forest Hospital's emergency room has launched an online check-in system for patients with nonlife-threatening illnesses. Beginning July 1, patients were able to complete online forms to start the check-in process and let ER staff know when to expect them. The online check-in started at its related Northwestern Grayslake Emergency Center last summer, said spokeswoman Kelly Klopp.

     
  • 5 tornadoes hit Illinois Monday, weather service says Jul 2, 2014 10:06 AM
    The National Weather Service is now reporting five tornadoes touched down in Illinois during a storm that dumped heavy rain as it swept across the state. The weather service confirmed a tornado touched down in Plainfield, causing some damage.

     
  • In Naperville, it’s still about where you live Jun 30, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Plainfield letter to the editor: In 1975, we moved to Naperville. We were told pointedly “by the natives” that since we resided south of 75th, we were not “true Napervillians.” In subsequent years, as Naperville rapidly grew, the “center of town,” so to speak, shifted to south of 75th Street, a fact that the “natives” still refused to acknowledge.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jun 16, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a couple of photos of kids on nature walks, riders on horseback, and fathers with thieir kids on Fathers Day.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jun 9, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features veterans being honored and re-enactors portraying soldiers, and the opening of summer festivals.

     
  • ‘Godspell’ shares powerful message through music May 19, 2014 1:46 PM
    The musical “Godspell,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, who later composed “Wicked,” made its debut in 1971. Forty-three years later, it’s being brought to the stage in the Fox Valley by Spotlight Youth Theater Aurora.

     
  • Motorcycle daredevil found guilty in Westmont chase May 7, 2014 8:38 PM
    A motorcycle daredevil’s exploits, including baiting suburban police officers into chasing him and then posting videos of the pursuit online, likely will land him in jail. Hamza Ali Ben Ali, 31, of Plainfield, was found guilty during a Wednesday bench trial of aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer and a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license.

     
  • Rauners’ Ma and Pa act just a big ploy Apr 28, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Plainfield letter to the editor: Watching the latest political ad for “old folks Bruce Rauner and his missus,” I had a sense of déjà vu. Suddenly I was watching Margorie Main and Percy Kilbride reprising Ma and Pa Kettle from the classic movie “The Egg and I.”

     
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