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Willowbrook to present 'Mary Poppins'

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 21:56

Community residents are invited to join Willowbrook High School on a magical adventure when the school presents its fall musical, "Mary Poppins." The show will be staged at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 17-19, at Willowbrook High School, 1250 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park.

The DuPage County races worth watching Tuesday

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 12:23

With all the attention on the presidential campaign, it's easy to overlook races down the ticket that will determine how DuPage County residents are represented at the state and county levels. Voters in the state's 81st House District will choose between Republican incumbent David Olsen and Democratic challenger Greg Hose.

FBI investigating robbery at one DuPage bank, attempt at another

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 19:40

Investigators from the FBI are on their way to two DuPage County banks after one was robbed and another was hit with a robbery attempt late Saturday morning. The TCF Bank at 555 E. Butterfield Road in Lombard was robbed about 11:40 a.m., FBI spokesman Garrett Croon said.

Chicago artist exhibits work in Villa Park

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 18:13

"Mirror of Humanity: Reflections on a Blending of Memories," featuring paintings and pastels by Chicago artist Didier Nolet, will be on display Friday, Nov. 11, through Jan. 7 at the Park Art Center, 9 E. Park Blvd., Villa Park. The opening reception will be 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Dist. 88 improves big on PARCC test; top-ranked schools remain on top

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 12:09

In a year of so-so results on state standardized test scores, Addison Trail and Willowbrook high schools showed some marked improvement, according to data released Monday. Last year, only 19.5 percent of students in DuPage High School District 88 high schools met or exceeded expectations, well below the state level of 33 percent on the 2015-16 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test administered this spring to third- through 10th-graders for the second year.

Property taxes, schools get attention of 46th state House hopefuls

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 13:10

Property taxes are foremost on the minds of voters in the 46th state House District, according to the two women seeking the state House seat. Conroy said increasing tax bills, coupled with depreciated home values, are causing strife for many homeowners.

From 23 down to 0

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 16:41

There was a time when Personal PAC, the women's reproductive rights political action committee, included 17 Republicans in the Illinois House and six in the Senate among those supporting access to birth control and abortion. The late Republican state Rep. Rosemary Mulligan of Des Plaines was one of the committee's biggest advocates and even vacationed in France with Personal PAC President Terry Cosgrove, a Morton Grove native.

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