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Du Page Township, IL, United States

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Past articles by Robert:

Pritzker 'furious'; Madigan denies wrongdoing as feds unfurl bribery case

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan "must resign" if allegations by federal authorities are true, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. Madigan said the investigation will prove he did nothing wrong. The comments came as ComEd agreed to pay $200 million to end a federal criminal investigation into a yearslong bribery scheme. → Read More

Amazon may open facility in Winfield

A "very large" e-commerce company is in discussions to lease part of an industrial building along North Avenue in Winfield. And while no one is saying it, village documents indicate the potential tenant is Amazon. → Read More

DiCianni: I won't apologize for standing up for cops

Amid fallout from his actions during a recent pro-police rally in Elmhurst, DuPage County Board member Pete DiCianni says he has no intention of stepping down from office. → Read More

Handful of protesters take aim at Mike Ditka in Oakbrook Terrace

A handful of Black Lives Matter supporters gathered Friday outside Ditka's restaurant in Oakbrook Terrace to protest Mike Ditka's comments about kneeling during the national anthem. → Read More

DuPage considering advisory question on reducing county board's size

DuPage County Board members have a month to determine if they want voters to weigh in on a proposal to eliminate one-third of the board's seats. → Read More

Controversy rages over DuPage board member's actions at rally

DuPage County Board member Pete DiCianni has become a lightning rod in the debate over policing and race after his actions Saturday at a pro-police rally in Elmhurst. → Read More

Bloomingdale to buy Indian Lakes, leave it as open space

Bloomingdale plans to buy a former golf course at Indian Lakes Resort to protect it from development. → Read More

Protesters rally peacefully in Naperville, Schaumburg

Naperville officials promised to meet with members of the community to address racial issues during a large but peaceful protest in the city's downtown. → Read More

West Chicago woman's body found in river

A body discovered in the West Branch of the DuPage River has been identified as that of a West Chicago woman. → Read More

Remove the Graue Mill dam? Public soon can weigh in on controversial proposal

A group working to improve DuPage County's rivers is preparing to take public comment on a controversial proposal to remove the Graue Mill dam at Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook. → Read More

2 swans found dead in pen at Itasca business park

Two swans were killed, most likely by a coyote or fox, after they were left in an outdoor pen at an Itasca business park. → Read More

Authorities: Man left threatening voice messages directed at DuPage County Board chairman

A 49-year-old Chicago man is facing felony charges after authorities say he left threatening voice messages directed at DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin. → Read More

Stratford Square Mall plans to reopen for curbside pickup

The owner of Stratford Square Mall says it plans to reopen the Bloomingdale shopping center Friday for "retail-to-go" under the state's modified stay-at-home order. → Read More

Busse Woods in Elk Grove part of weekend parking lot closure ordered by county

Visitors not following social distancing guidelines and other problems have led to the closure of parking lots at six Cook County forest preserves over the weekends, including Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village. → Read More

Caring in Action: Winfield photographer rallies neighbors to raise money to battle hunger

Winfield photographer Heidi Aubin was using the COVID-19 shutdown to focus on her family. Then she realized how other families were struggling. "I couldn't stay idle. I felt deep inside I had to do something," she said. And so she did ... → Read More

'I did make a mistake' in taking off mask, DiCianni says as he surrenders committee chairmanship

A DuPage County Board member who confronted Black Lives Matter supporters without wearing a mask resigned as chairman of the county's health and human services committee Tuesday but will retain his board seat. → Read More

LaPlante concedes in DuPage County Board primary race

Lynn LaPlante has ended her bid to become the Democratic nominee for a District 4 seat on the DuPage County Board. → Read More

Haymarket Center buys Itasca hotel for rehab center that village has not yet approved

Haymarket Center has acquired an Itasca hotel that it hopes to convert into a drug and alcohol treatment center, even though there's no guarantee the village will approve the controversial proposal. → Read More

Meet the DuPage employee behind the website honoring fallen veterans

Dave Roberts, a Navy veteran who works in DuPage County's information technology department, came up with the idea for a county website that honors the memories of fallen veterans. → Read More

National Guard troops helping Schaumburg, Aurora police

Illinois National Guard troops are assisting police in Schaumburg and Aurora amid concerns with vandalism and looting that has occurred in some towns. Lt. Col. Brad Leighton, director of public affairs for the Illinois National Guard, said the troops are doing "critical site security" at Woodfield Mall and at spots in Aurora. → Read More