Tuesday, January 15, 2013
See who's hiring in the La Grange / Western Springs area.
Need a job? La Grange Patch and Western Springs Patch are here to help. We’ve rounded up a sampling of local job ads (zip codes 60525, 60558 and 60525) to aid you in your search. If you’re the one doing the hiring, post an ad here, or write about the position in the comments below. Most job ads provided by Indeed. This is part of a series. Find all Job Central articles here.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Representatives from the electric company spoke at a jam-packed Western Springs Village Hall on Wednesday about the November surge that caused damage in many homes.
Representatives from electric company Commonwealth Edison went before Western Springs Village Hall on Wednesday night to answer residents’ questions about the November 27 power surge that many Western Springs and La Grange Highlands residents say caused significant damage to their homes and appliances. The hall was overflowing, with many attendees forced to stand for lack of enough chairs. Western Springs Village President Bill Rodeghier, State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and a representative for Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-3rd, also a Western Springs resident) were among them. ComEd engineering manager Bill Fredrick told the crowd that the surge happened when a 12,000-volt line on Edgewood Drive in La Grange Highlands …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Without the resources to add costly sidewalks, the La Grange Highlands community has come up with another effective way to ensure safer passage to its elementary school.
Two new striped lanes along Howard Avenue in unincorporated La Grange Highlands are helping to ensure a safer drive for Highlands Elementary School students, The Doings La Grange reports. The pathways were developed by the Lyons Township Highway Department and a District 106 committee devoted to safe student travel, the paper reported. The lanes also presumably benefit Highlands Middle School students as well; the middle school sits adjacent to the elementary school. “It was a great project, a great collaborative effort between the school and community members,” Township highway commissioner Sean McDermott told the paper. “Depending on our budget for next year, we’d like to extend it further to 55th Street, north of the school.” Read the …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A broken water main on Plainfield Road has caused facilities at Highlands Elementary and Middle schools to be closed for the day. Classes will resume on a normal schedule on Friday.
A water main break on Plainfield Road near La Grange Highlands Elementary and Middle schools caused the building to be closed for the day and classes canceled. The school alerted parents to the schools’ closing before classes began this morning, and posted an alert on their website at about 6:30 a.m. this morning. According to a spokeswoman at the school, afterschool activities and clubs will be canceled today as well. Classes and afterschool activities will resume tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 7 on a normal schedule. The water main break caused significant flooding near the school, and officials decided to cancel classes for the day because they didn’t no how long the water main would take a repair. An update posted on the school’s website at …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Carol Stream police say they caught the 51-year-old trucker in a sting operation when he attempted to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex in DuPage County.
A 51-year-old La Grange Highlands trucker was charged with attempted aggravated criminal sexual abuse and indecent solicitation of a child in DuPage County on Thursday after allegedly travelling to a Carol Stream grocery store on Wednesday to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex, the Daily Herald reports. Instead, police said, Jeffrey Bennett, 51, of the 6100 block of S. Edgewood Lane in La Grange Highlands, was accosted and arrested by undercover Carol Stream police who had posed as the girl. Assistant State's Attorney Joe Baumann told a bond court that Bennett eventually confessed his intent to have sex with the (non-existent) teen. Read the complete story at the Daily Herald website. La Grange Highlands is the common name for the …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The school board has reached an agreement with the teachers' union; teachers will also be required to start sharing the cost of their health insurance.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Some residents, like one from La Grange Highlands, see the possibility for better services; others fear increased taxes and bureaucracy.
Monday, April 30, 2012
The proposal, announced Monday by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, recommends the annexation of all unincorporated areas in Cook County into existing municipalities—like Western Springs.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is calling for the elimination of all unincorporated areas in the coming years in order to relieve the county's strained financial resources. Under the proposal, nearby municipalities would annex the county's 62 square miles of unincorporated land, leaving towns and villages to pick up the cost for services like police protection and code enforcement. Preckwinkle appointed a task force in November 2011 to investigate the provision of services to unincorporated Cook County, as well as the associated costs. The study was completed and results were announced during a press conference Monday morning. According to Preckwinkle, recent budget reviews have shown that providing "municipal-type" services …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
An art gallery featuring the works of the students at the private preschool and kindergarten in La Grange Highlands.