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  • 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.”

     
  • Aurora’s poor school kids in jeopardy Apr 26, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Aurora letter to the editor: Despite clear evidence that high quality, affordable early care and education leads to better health, social well-being, and economic success, Illinois has continued to slash both the Child Care Assistance Program and Pre-School For All budgets.

     
  • Parents turning to cloth diapers to save money, environment Apr 18, 2014 1:48 PM
    Cloth diapers have grown in popularity in recent years as parents are looking for cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and healthier options to diaper their children.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Apr 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features images of unpredictable spring weather, a World War II vet finally getting his medals, and the Easter Bunny in a helicopter.

     
  • From India to Naperville, CTO aims to keep innovating Apr 9, 2014 8:55 AM
    Kukec's People features Sanjib Sahoo of Naperville, who went from humble beginnings in India, to Naperville and Chicago, where he heads technology for TradeMonster.

     
  • Suburban tech companies, others on world stage Feb 27, 2014 4:23 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features sububan tech companies displaying their products and services for the first time in Barcelona, Spain, during the Mobile World Congress. They were part of a delegation of 15 companies hosted by the state.

     
  • Illinois sites named to national historic register Feb 14, 2014 4:41 PM
    More than two dozen Illinois buildings and downtown districts have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Twenty-three buildings and 11 historic districts were added to the register in 2013, according to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. They include everything from a mausoleum in South suburban Beecher and an East. St. Louis hotel to historic districts in Galena and Plainfield and a Chicago furniture factory. Inclusion on the list means properties are deemed worthy of preservation and makes them eligible for financial incentives. “(It) really drives home what a wonderful legacy we enjoy in Illinois,” said Amy Martin, who is the director of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. “Preserving historic buildings and districts helps communities stay vibrant.” The National Park Service added the sites to the register based on recommendations from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Thousands of Illinois sites, representing each of the state’s 102 counties, are on the register. Preservationists say saving historic sites is important to communities.

     
  • Marmion dominates regional Feb 8, 2014 11:40 PM
    Moving up a class for the state wrestling tournaments has been a godsend for Marmion. The defending Class 3A team runners-up, the Cadets were in a league of their own at the Waubonsie Valley individual regional Saturday afternoon in Aurora. Crowning all but one of their 11 championship finalists, the Cadets dominated the largely Aurora and Naperville field by almost 140 points. Waubonsie Valley and Wheaton Warrenville South combined for 13 qualifiers to the Hinsdale Central sectional next week in placing a distant second and third, respectively.

     
  • Suburban cheer teams take home top prizes Feb 11, 2014 11:42 AM
    Suburban cheerleading squads dominated the state championship finals in Bloomington Saturday. Conant High School clinched the coed title, while Neuqua Valley and Buffalo Grove came out as top finishers.

     
  • Metea Valley wins 1st UEC swimming crown Feb 8, 2014 10:54 PM
    While Metea Valley might not be a brand new high school anymore, there are plenty of firsts still for it to achieve especially athletically. One came Saturday as the boys swimming team won the school’s first-ever Upstate Eight Conference championship at the league meet held at St. Charles North.

     
  • A win to remember for West Chicago Feb 8, 2014 10:53 PM
    West Chicago wasn’t going to let this girls basketball victory pass without enjoying it.

     
  • Neuqua Valley slows down Bartlett Feb 7, 2014 11:11 PM
    After a win against East Aurora on Thursday, snapping a four-game losing streak, the Bartlett boys basketball team was looking to get back to .500 in Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division play. Unfortunately for the Hawks, another poor shooting night doomed them from the start. Valley leader Neuqua Valley led from start to finish, beating host Bartlett 65-50.

     
  • Keb’ Mo’ goes acoustic for DuPage concert Feb 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    A lot can change in 20 years, but inspiration still comes easy for Kevin Moore. “I love music and I love life and I love telling stories,” the Grammy-winning bluesman, better known as Keb’ Mo’, said in a recent interview. Moore’s performance Saturday at College of DuPage catches the renowned singer-songwriter in a reflective mood. This year marks the 20th anniversary of his self-titled debut under the nickname Keb’ Mo’ — a critically acclaimed album that started him on a path to become one of today’s most respected roots musicians.

     
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