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  1. Celebrating art -- not politics -- at state senator's Villa Park officeRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Daily Herald

    State Sen. Tom Cullerton says if he was an artist, the people he painted would come out looking like stick figures. But while he isn't much with a paint brush himself, the art-loving legislator appreciates the work of others.


  2. Downers South gets first win of season at Willowbrook's expenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Daily Herald

    After enduring the first three weeks of the season without a victory, you'd think Downers Grove South's boys basketball team would have been in full celebration mode following Tuesday's win over Willowbrook. Rallying from a late fourth-quarter deficit, Downers South finally notched that elusive first win with a 57-54 West Suburban Gold decision over Willowbrook in Villa Park.


  3. District 88 mourns longtime school board memberRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Daily Herald

    DuPage High School District 88 is mourning the death of longtime school board member and former board president Mark Johnson. Johnson, 66, who was diagnosed with bone cancer in the spring, died Saturday with his family by his side, according to a statement released Monday by the district.


  4. Villa Park man charged with DUI after crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Daily Herald

    Authorities have announced aggravated drunken driving charges against a Villa Park man who was involved in a Nov. 28 single-vehicle crash that left him and his passenger injured. Jose A. Ortiz-Barocio, 25, has been charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and with no valid driver's license, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Villa Park Police Department.


  5. Villa Park boy, 6, dies after apparent accidental shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | Daily Herald

    Michael Cattron III was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. An autopsy on the boy is set for Sunday morning.


  6. Verge makes himself at home against Addison TrailRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Daily Herald

    Willowbrook's highly touted sophomore was also introduced to the District 88 rivalry with Addison Trail, and he responded with a game-high 22 points while leading the Warriors to Friday's 56-51 West Suburban Gold win over the visiting Blazers in Villa Park. Verge and junior Kevin Miller scored 15 straight fourth-quarter points for Willowbrook , which turned a 38-35 deficit after three quarters into a 5-point advantage.


  7. Brewery could open this month in LombardRead the original story

    Friday Dec 5 | Daily Herald

    Beer is in fermenters, kegs have arrived and finishing touches are being put in place at Noon Whistle Brewery in Lombard. On Thursday, the new business got one step closer to opening with the issuance of a liquor license by the village board.


  8. Shoppers hit stores, Thursday openings diminish crowdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | Daily Herald

    "Let it go?" For $20, not on your life. Executing a plan in the works for days, Patty Page of Naperville rose at 5 a.m. on Black Friday and headed to her target -- the Disney Store at Oakbrook Mall to secure one of the "it" toys of 2014, a singing Elsa doll from the movie "Frozen," destined to melt the heart of her niece.


  9. Two injured after SUV crashes into tree in Villa ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | Daily Herald

    Two men were taken to the hospital after their SUV crashed into a tree in Villa Park early Friday, fire officials said. Paramedics were called about 4:50 a.m. to Plymouth Street and Westmore Avenue, where they found a vehicle with heavy front-end damage, authorities said.


  10. Lombard fire department to collect toysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Daily Herald

    As part of a Lombard Fire Department toy drive, residents are being asked to donate new, unwrapped toys or baby supplies between Dec. 1 to 14 at locations throughout the village. On Dec. 14, toys will also be picked up by firefighters along a parade route on Main Street, from St. Charles Road to Glenbard East High School.


  11. Quinn gets controversial firefighter staffing planRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Legislation largely decried by suburban mayors is heading to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk after lawmakers voted Thursday to require firefighter staffing to be a part of bargaining talks. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald.


  12. 10 years in prison for third suspect in Villa Park home invasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | Daily Herald

    The third of five suspects has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to prison in the Feb. 12, 2013, home invasion that unfolded after one of the victims arranged to meet a prostitute at his home. Sabas Torres, 27, of Chicago, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of home invasion in exchange for prosecutors dropping 10 other charges.


  13. Lombard garage fire causes $40,000 in damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Daily Herald

    A garage fire on the 600 block of South LaLonde Avenue in Lombard caused about $40,000 in damage Sunday evening. Firefighters were called to the house on the 600 block of South LaLonde Avenue around 5:30 p.m., officials said.


  14. Former Maywood cop not guilty in Villa Park rape caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Daily Herald

    A DuPage County judge Thursday found a former Maywood police officer not guilty of a March 2012 sexual assault in a Villa Park hotel room. In a 10-page written decision, Judge George Bakalis ruled prosecutors did not prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Deon Sams, 40, forced himself on the woman during the encounter.


  15. DuPage voters to decide long list of referendum questionsRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Voters in DuPage County on Tuesday will weigh in on more than two dozen referendum questions dealing with issues ranging from a proposed indoor aquatic center in Glen Ellyn to road repairs in Villa Park. One of the largest funding requests is in Villa Park, where officials are seeking permission to borrow $23 million to pay for road repairs.


  16. wDuPage scores show a math finally makes senseaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Students at many West suburban elementary schools are showing more growth in math than in reading despite new math standards educators say are more rigorous. Math scores showed improvement at 18 elementary schools in the Daily Herald's circulation area in DuPage County, according to school report card results released today by the Illinois State Board of Education.


  17. Lombard garage fire causes $250,000 damage Updated Oct 30, 2014 1:44...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | Daily Herald

    Firefighters were called to a home on the 400 block of Collen Drive around 11:51 p.m. for a reported fire in an attached garage, authorities said. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald.


  18. Aurora man dies from injuries in Naperville crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Daily Herald

    An Aurora man has died of injuries he suffered late last week in a car crash in Naperville, authorities said Friday. Nikhil Siony, 45, was airlifted Friday to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 75th Street and Book Road, Naperville police said.


  19. Hunger walk in Lombard helps people at home and around worldRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2014 | Daily Herald

    One of the reasons Dan Jares stays involved with the annual Great Prairie Trail CROP Hunger Walk is that the event allows him to help people he doesn't even know. "There's something unique and powerful about that," said Jares, who served as the coordinator for this year's walk.


  20. Endorsement: Yes for home rule in Barrington, Lake ZurichRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 | Daily Herald

    It's hard to make a case that the state of Illinois is a better arbiter of local spending or other priorities than the people we elect right here in our communities. That's one reason we recommend residents of Barrington and Lake Zurich vote yes for home rule on Nov. 4. Home rule expands municipal powers, with most discussion and concern arising from provisions that elected boards of trustees in home-rule towns can vote to impose new taxes and fees on things ranging from liquor sales to video gambling licenses.


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