U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, a Downers Grove Democrat, and Republican Maria Elvira Salazar of Florida, announced their bipartisan bill asking clothing manufacturers to voluntarily include labels on their products that show consumers information on the greenhouse gas emissions released during the manufacturing and distribution process.

Casten proposes asking apparel makers to voluntarily reveal environmental impact of production process

U.S. Rep. Sean Casten of Downers Grove proposed bipartisan legislation that manufacturers voluntarily attach labels to apparel or apparel packaging that will inform consumers about the environmental impact of clothing they purchase.

Jakyla M. Hester

Woman charged with reckless homicide, DUI in fatal wrong-way I-90 crash

A 21-year-old Chicago woman is facing homicide and DUI charges following a wrong-way, two-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 near Rosemont Wednesday that killed a Vernon Hills man.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, which includes St. James Farm near Wheaton, may ask voters for a property tax increase to acquire more land and relieve budget pressures.

DuPage forest preserve leaders willing to seek $17 million tax increase

Some DuPage County forest preserve commissioners have expressed support for putting a tax increase request on November election ballots.

York's Ryan Sloan is projected to go in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft on Sunday.

York’s Sloan could hear his name called in first round of MLB draft. What will Cubs, Sox do?

The #WhiteSox and #Cubs face important decisions in Sunday’s first round of the MLB Draft and a local player could also hear his name called.

Ela Township’s pickleball courts at Knox Park in Lake Zurich are closed temporarily due to bullying and other reports. A tournament Saturday will be held as scheduled and the courts could reopen for public use Monday with revised rules and signage, officials said.

Quite the pickle: Bullying and other complaints lead Ela Township to temporarily close pickleball courts

Ela Township this week closed pickleball courts at Knox Park in Lake Zurich over concerns about reported bullying and other actions.

Counting down: Here are 7 prep football opening games we’re looking forward to watching

We’re beginning our countdown to prep football this week, starting with the area’s top seven season openers.

Kiara Davis

Woman arrested on charges of setting fire in Woodman’s bathroom

A Norfolk, Virginia woman was arrested for starting a fire in the bathroom of the Buffalo Grove Woodman’s.

Daisy Espino

Second District 59 board member resigns in as many weeks

A second Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 school board member has stepped down in as many weeks. Daisy Espino, elected in April 2021, announced her resignation i...


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