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It's one of the most iconic movies in American cinema history, despite its running time of less than one minute. In the film, four animated concession items — a candy bar, some popcorn, a box of candy and a soft drink — march up a movie...
Special to the TribuneA Downers Grove woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for firing a shotgun through a bedroom door and wounding her boyfriend following an argument, DuPage County prosecutors said Wednesday. Vickie Podruzek, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of...
A former Downers Grove firefighter prevailed in his court case to receive pension payments, more than three years after the village's fire department denied his application. The 2nd District of the Appellate Court of Illinois ruled on Feb. 21 that the...
One Joliet man died after his car went out of control, hit a median and was struck by another car and a tractor-trailer truck, on Interstate 55 near Plainfield early this morning, according to the Illinois State Police. The crash happened about 1:30 a....
Lisle Mayor Joe Broda has been selected to be the newest member of the 13-member board of commissioners for the DuPage Water Commission. Broda, 68, is wrapping up his third term as Lisle's mayor and is seeking reelection next month. The mayors of DuPage...
Tags: Local Elections, Elmhurst, Lombard, Woodridge, Oak Brook
Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman. Not chart statistics. Measurements. "Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester...
Downers Grove and other towns will continue to feel the pinch of Illinois' fiscal crisis unless legislators fix the massive pension debt and prioritize education in the budget, state officials said. State Reps. Patti Bellock and Ron Sandack and...
Tags: PTA, Politics, Pat Quinn, Illinois Governor, Interior Policy
A Downers Grove middle school teacher resigned and gave up her teaching certificate after explicit photos were found on her school computer and authorities began investigating allegations that she shared them with an underage boy, according to records...
Some Downers Grove elementary school students could see a significant dip in their performance on standardized tests this year, a byproduct of a more difficult state exam and higher passing requirements for 2013. The higher demands come as Illinois...
Hundreds of new trees will be planted throughout Downers Grove in 2013. The village council has agreed to continue participating in the Suburban Tree Consortium, which helps suburban communities purchase and plant trees through partnerships with local...
There was no shortage of news in southeastern DuPage County in 2012. Here is a recap, in no particular order, of some of the stories that made headlines during the year. New fee on property owners After several years in the making, officials...
Tags: Chicago Loop, Rahm Emanuel, West Loop, DuPage County, Heroin
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Dec 20, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Dec 23, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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