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Government revenue estimates indicate continued slow economic recovery in Illinois

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The bipartisan Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) says Illinois’ economic activity will continue to under-perform the region and the country. COGFA says Illinois’ unemployment rate, which in December was 5.6 percent, continues to be not just higher than the national average of 4.5 percent, but […]

 
 

Comptroller says state’s net deficit up to $126.7 billion

Comptroller says state’s net deficit up to $126.7 billion

Comptroller says state’s net deficit up to $126.7 billion ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The state’s finances are getting worse and taxpayers are on the hook for a lot of government debt. That’s the takeaway from government spending watchdog Truth In Accounting after reviewing the state’s latest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The […]

 
 

Willowbrook boys basketball team has record-breaking season

Willowbrook boys basketball team has record-breaking season

Warriors set program high for most wins—finish 24-5. By Mike Miazga Correspondent Simply put, the Willowbrook boys basketball team had a record-breaking 2016-2017 season. The Warriors set a new program record for most wins in a season after turning in a 24-5 campaign. In addition, Willowbrook shared the West Suburban […]

 
 

City to share proposed downtown zoning changes with public

City to share proposed downtown zoning changes with public

The City of Elmhurst will host an Open House event  Monday, March 13 from 5-7 p.m. It will take place at City Hall, where the public can receive information regarding proposed downtown zoning changes. In June of 2016, the City of Elmhurst adopted a new Downtown Plan, designed to present a […]

 
 

Local men vie to beat Guinness World Record for pull-ups

Local men vie to beat Guinness World Record for pull-ups

Proceeds will fund memorial to Elmhurst fallen soldier Joe Vanek By Marisa Mancini For The Elmhurst Independent Two very patriotic men — Nick Janowitz, owner of Patriot Sports and Fitness in Elmhurst, and Jeremy Miller, a Patriot trainer — will each attempt to do 7,500 pull-ups in a 24-hour period […]

 
 

Fenton’s Sanchez advances to state 3-point shooting finals

Bison boys track team competes in pair of indoor meets. By Mike Miazga Correspondent Fenton’s Javier Sanchez is headed to state. Sanchez was one of the top four individuals at the recent Class 4A Proviso East sectional portion of the state 3-point shooting contest. Sanchez will now compete in this […]

 
 

Candidates for village president speak at forum

Candidates for village president speak at forum

Bulthuis, Pickerill and Taglia make their appeals to voters By Chris Fox Lombardian-Villa Park Review Staff Reporter The Villa Park Junior Women’s Club (VPJWC) held a forum last week for local candidates in the upcoming April 4 election. The March 8 forum at Villa Park Village Hall included candidates running […]

 
 

Roskam: Illinois shouldn’t expect a bailout from feds

Roskam: Illinois shouldn’t expect a bailout from feds

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, says the state’s Medicaid expansion under Gov. Pat Quinn is likely going to have to be handled by the state, not the federal government. In a recent Q & A session at the City Club of Chicago, Roskam inferred that the responsibility […]

 
 

Conroy legislation helps children with autoimmune disorder

Conroy legislation helps children with autoimmune disorder

Continuing her work with local parents to help children suffering from a rare autoimmune condition, State Rep. Deb Conroy (D-Villa Park) passed legislation out of a House committee last Tuesday that would ensure families of children diagnosed with Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections and Pediatric Acute Neuropsychiatric […]

 
 

York boys water polo team looking for even more success

Seniors to play key roles in pool for Dukes. By Mike Miazga Correspondent The York boys water polo team had quite a run a year ago. The Dukes went 23-8-2 overall, finished in second place in the West Suburban Conference with a 5-2 record and advanced to the state quarterfinals. […]