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  • Elmhurst College students receive Founders Awards

    ELMHURST – Three Elmhurst College students received the Founders Award at the annual Honors Convocation in May.
    June 2, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • IC Catholic Prep student receives service scholarship

    ELMHURST – IC Catholic Prep sophomore Elizabeth Maloney is an academic, an athlete, a dancer, a volunteer, a leader – and now the 2015 recipient of th ...
    June 2, 2015 - 3:43 pm
  • Illinois House approves some Chicago pension restructuring

    SPRINGFIELD — With largely Democratic support, the Illinois House on Saturday passed a bill to help Chicago stabilize its massive police and fire pens ...
    June 2, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Elmhurst Park District explores options for museum

    ELMHURST – For the last 53 years, the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, which stands at the corner of Cottage Hill Avenue and Church Street in Wilder P ...
    June 1, 2015 - 5:33 pm
  • ‘No strike, no lockout’ bill clears Illinois Senate

    SPRINGFIELD — A measure Democrats say is intended to prevent a state government shutdown in the case of labor-management strife cleared the Senate on ...
    June 1, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois Democrats pass ‘no strike, no lockout’ measure

    SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats passed a measure May 29 they say is intended to prevent a strike or lockout should Gov. Bruce Rauner and the largest sta ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Lyons Township's Schaufelberger, relay lead list of track and field state medalists

    CHARLESTON – The second day of the boys state track and field meet on May 30 wasn't the best day to compete.
    May 30, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Elmhurst Extreme baseball wins tourney, Cougars place second

    ELMHURST – Two youth baseball teams from Elmhurst had success at Memorial Day tournaments.The Elmhur ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Whole Foods brings healthy grocery shopping to Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – After nearly a year and a half of construction, Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley joined the Whole Foods Market team to celebrate the grocery sto ...
    May 29, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • District 205 students receive award from principals association

    ELMHURST – Twelve students from Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 were awarded for their academic achievement and exemplary citizenship by t ...
    May 29, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • Proposals change for Elmhurst's Addison Avenue sites

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst now has only one developer interested in its downtown properties at 138 and 142 N. Addison Ave.
    May 29, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Quigley: Always remember is my Memorial Day mantra

    Shortly after I became president and CEO of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry in November 1999, retired banker and chamber volunteer Ralph P ...
    May 29, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Elmhurst salutes its soldiers with annual parade

    ELMHURST – Members of the Elmhurst Police and Fire Color Guard start the city's Memorial Day Parade on May 25 at York and Third streets in downtown El ...
    May 29, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Omnibus police reform bill passes Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House passed a wide-reaching police reform bill May 28 with more than 100 votes.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:43 pm
  • Fast start not enough for York soccer

    HINSDALE – Alyssa Kovatchis knew York’s girls soccer team had to get off to a strong start, and she did something about it.
    May 29, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Reeder: Madigan not the one to call for transparency

    SPRINGFIELD – “We need taller interns,“ a statehouse wag told me my first year covering the Illinois Capitol. I was a bit perplexed. After all, at 6-f ...
    May 29, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Prep roundup: York sends 6 entries to state track and field

    York’s Alex Teague (100-meter dash, 200), Matt Plowman (1,600) and Charlie Kern (800) won titles at the York boys and track field sectional.
    May 29, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Knights ride offense to sectional final game

    LISLE – Kaitlyn Falduto singled and later scored in the sixth inning, putting an exclamation point on IC Catholic’s 11-3 win against Westmont in a Cla ...
    May 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Cronin, Waltz capture medals at state meet

    CHARLESTON – Grace Cronin would do anything to win the 300-meter hurdles race at the Class 3A state meet May 23 and proved it.
    May 28, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Illinois Senate Democrats beat on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plans

    SPRINGFIELD — Democrats were rough on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agenda Wednesday.Senate Democrats voted do ...
    May 28, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Immaculate Conception-Westmont sectional semifinal softball: 6 photos

    Westmont plays Immaculate Conception Catholic Prep in a 2A sectional semifinal softball game at Benedictine University on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. IC ...
    May 28, 2015 - 9:17 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner submits his bills

    SPRINGFIELD — With five days to go before the May 31 legislative deadline, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday submitted his legislative “ask” through GOP leg ...
    May 27, 2015 - 6:18 pm
  • Elmhurst police: Man threatens to kill cashier at Kohl's

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst police are investigating a case of disorderly conduct after a man allegedly threatened to kill a Kohl's employee May 21, according ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Elmhurst teachers enhance student learning with Google Chromebooks

    ELMHURST – It’s about 7:45 in the morning, and a group of York Community High School’s English, foreign languages and art teachers head over to the El ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • Democrats readying $36 billion budget

    SPRINGFIELD —House Speaker Michael Madigan on Monday announced Democrats will spend the next several days preparing a roughly $36.3 billion spending p ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Best-selling author tunes up for visit at Elmhurst early childhood center

    ELMHURST – Children's author and singer Eric Litwin performed for students May 20 at the Madison Early Childhood Center in Elmhurst.
    May 26, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Whole Foods to open in Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – Whole Foods Market is coming to Elmhurst.The grocery store, located at 215 S. Route 83, i ...
    May 26, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for May 22

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    May 26, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Simler: Supportive housing ends homelessness

    Cleveland stopped smiling in 1987.He was working a steady job and had been there for five years when ...
    May 26, 2015 - 5:19 pm
  • ‘Millionaire tax’ falls short in House

    SPRINGFIELD — Speaker Michael Madigan’s “millionaire tax” fell three votes short May 21 in the Illinois House.
    May 26, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County suspends horse sales after public concern

    The fate of a pair of former DuPage County horses remains unknown, but the forest preserve district is taking steps to care for its aged equines movin ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Stormwater is key focus of Elmhurst strategic planning

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council has one thing on its mind: prioritization, and its members recently met with a consultant as they continue to zer ...
    May 22, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital receives Magnet recognition

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Memorial Hospital’s nurses were in for a surprise, as they were led into a small conference room in the lower level of the hospita ...
    May 22, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Elmhurst museums celebrate International Museum Day

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    May 22, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Elmhurst College students display work at exhibit

    ELMHURST – Twelve graduating Elmhurst College art students are presenting their work at the 47th annual Spring Capstone Art Exhibition.
    May 22, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • College of DuPage board shifts power via policy changes and more: 5 items

    In a marathon five-hour meeting that featured divided votes on almost every issue on what became a nearly 20-item agenda, the College of DuPage Board ...
    May 23, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Baseball playoff previews: Strong aces look to lead Glenbard East, Montini, Willowbrook, AT

    The high school baseball regular season is winding down and the first pitches of the postseason are about to be thrown as teams look to go on a winnin ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Softball playoff previews: York looks to bounce back, Willowbrook hopes to send out seniors with a bang

    High school softball teams are about to start the postseason with one goal in mind – get to the EastSide Centre in East Peoria for the state finals. H ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Prep roundup: York’s Spoolstra sisters take second at state badminton

    York badminton players Emily Spoolstra and Hannah Spoolstra made the doubles final in the state tournament over the weekend.
    May 22, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • York girls ‘find a way’ into regional title game

    RIVER FOREST – York’s girls soccer team is hurting, but opponents are also feeling the pain. Despite ...
    May 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • DuPage officials warn heroin crisis not over, call for more effort

    After a slew of heroin overdose deaths in the first half of 2013, DuPage County agencies and politicians scrambled to come up with new programs and re ...
    May 29, 2015 - 8:53 am
  • Elmhurst to host workshop on updating downtown plan

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst wants residents, business owners and developers to be a part of the planning process to determine the future of the ci ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:36 pm
  • Elmhurst Boy Scout builds bee box in Berens Park

    ELMHURST – For the last nine years, Ed Liebeno has been a Boy Scout in Troop 78. From camping to collecting merit badges, the 17-year-old has grown ac ...
    May 19, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Railway oil tanker concerns need to be taken seriously

    We spend a lot of time worrying about preventing things that might never happen. We buy homeowners’ insurance and install smoke detectors in case a fi ...
    May 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for May 15

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    May 18, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • Elmhurst author teaches readers to bite the bullet, rise to the occasion

    ELMHURST – On YouTube, Kat Hibbard is dressed in a tight orange jumpsuit that covers every inch of her body. She is featured wearing an oversized pair ...
    May 18, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • State boys gymnastics individual finals: 13 photos

    Athletes compete in the IHSA state gymnastics individual finals at Hinsdale Central High School on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
    May 20, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • College of DuPage accreditation under review due to recent controversies

    In recent months, College of DuPage administrators and faculty have stressed that the controversies surrounding the school have not affected its acade ...
    May 18, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • 5 from College of DuPage: State audit greenlighted, $51K for Res Publica and more

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees was busy May 14, as the political tides of the school continue to turn post-election.
    May 15, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • York, IC, TC girls soccer set sights on regional titles

    With the first kickoff of the season, high school girls soccer teams started on the path of potentially making it to the state finals. IC Catholic and ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Derossett: Keep accountability and transparency

    As state government scurries to fill a projected $8 billion deficit in the 2016 fiscal year budget, it would seem to make sense to accept successful c ...
    May 15, 2015 - 7:40 am
  • Prep roundup: York’s Sam Bode bags state gymnastics berths

    York senior gymnast Sam Bode was second in the all-around at the Glenbard West sectional and qualified for state in all six events May 8.
    May 15, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • York’s Bandy gets break to pitch at DePauw

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The college recruiting process is a fickle thing and sometimes all it takes is a random coincidence to work out to give a player a b ...
    May 15, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • College of DuPage staff: President Breuder ordered positive pre-election mailers

    After a victory in April, the former Clean Slate candidates turned new College of DuPage trustees hope to address a series of mailers sent in the week ...
    May 15, 2015 - 2:16 am
  • Elmhurst agrees to raise 2 roadways as part of flood project

    ELMHURST – As part of ongoing flood projects, the city of Elmhurst will raise Brush Hill Road and Prospect Avenue after the City Council unanimously a ...
    May 16, 2015 - 7:11 am
  • Scheduling conflicts cause delays in Elmhurst D-205's superintendent search

    ELMHURST – Dave Pruneau’s days as the Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 superintendent are coming to an end, and it is not yet known who wil ...
    May 14, 2015 - 6:48 pm
  • Elmhurst museums to host free admissions day

    ELMHURST – In celebration of International Museum Day, an event that commemorates the cultural value of museums, the Elmhurst Historical Museum, Lizza ...
    May 14, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for May 8

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    May 14, 2015 - 6:11 pm
  • Benages: American Stroke Month spotlights symptoms, awareness

    Maybe you were gardening and suddenly felt a little dizzy, lost your balance and coordination, or had trouble walking. Maybe you were shopping and had ...
    May 14, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Our view: Consolidation efforts a great step forward for DuPage

    In the aftermath of the Illinois Supreme Court’s expected decision to strike down the 2013 pension reform law, the state now finds itself in an even b ...
    May 13, 2015 - 7:19 pm
  • Elmhurst residents capture memories through museum project

    ELMHURST – Several small mason jars are lined up along the wooden shelves of the recently renovated gallery space on the first floor of the Elmhurst H ...
    May 13, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Elmhurst gym teaches little ones all about sports

    ELMHURST – Taking a look inside N Zone Sports gym, one can see the walls painted with a larger than life image of Chicago's finest athletes: the Bears ...
    May 12, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • New faces take star turns for Elmhurst, Lombard diamond teams

    Each spring provides a chance for baseball and softball players to make their mark, some for the first time at the varsity level. Here are a few playe ...
    May 12, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Huerta shines for Red Stars in 3-0 win over Boston

    CHICAGO – Saturday’s meeting between the Chicago Red Stars and the Boston Breakers was a game of firsts. 
    May 12, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • Suburban Life celebrates 12 Women of Distinction

    In an effort to continue a new tradition, Suburban Life Magazine hosted its second annual Women of Distinction Awards event Thursday at Seven Bridges ...
    May 12, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • Elmhurst Fire Department, Metro Paramedics receive award

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Fire Department and Metro Paramedics received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Award.
    May 11, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Elmhurst teen, Montini student brings diabetes supplies to Middle East clinic

    Seventeen-year-old Gabriella Stinsa spent her spring break doing something just a little bit different.
    May 11, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Illinois Supreme Court unanimously strikes down state pension fix as unconstitutional

    After months of postulating, speculation and political forecasting, the General Assembly's attempt to right the capsizing ship that is the state pensi ...
    May 8, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • New Elmhurst physical therapy clinic to build a community for women

    ELMHURST – In an effort to create a safe space for women to learn about their health and their bodies, physical therapists Jennifer Hungate and Amy Pa ...
    May 8, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Elmhurst City Council rejects overbudget bids for parking deck work

    ELMHURST – In a unanimous decision, the Elmhurst City Council rejected two of the six bids for the Addison Avenue Parking Deck project Monday, after t ...
    May 8, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Rauner talks economic development at Choose DuPage event in Oakbrook Terrace

    Gov. Bruce Rauner stopped by Oakbrook Terrace on Tuesday to discuss his plans to boost Illinois' economy.
    May 8, 2015 - 6:15 pm
  • York Township honors WWII veteran

    On one of her regular visits to the York Township Senior Center, World War II veteran Arla Calyn (from left) is honored by Township Supervisor John W. ...
    May 8, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Seniors hope to take IC Catholic softball to state

    ELMHURST – After spending four years on varsity, IC Catholic softball seniors Jessica Conenna and Gabby Curran are hoping they can end their careers a ...
    May 8, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • York baseball rounding into form at the right time

    GLEN ELLYN – It’s not rare for a coach to remain positive when things are down for his team, but York’s baseball team made coach Dave Kalal appear pro ...
    May 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Legislators ask lieutenant governor to look at DuPage Election Commission consolidation

    One of the biggest issues of 2014's DuPage County clerk race was the future of the DuPage Election Commission – namely whether it should continue.
    May 7, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • Prep roundup: York’s Bode has banner day at WSS gymnastics meet

    York senior Sam Bode won the all-around title at the West Suburban Silver boys gymnastics meet Saturday at Lyons Township. Bode was first on floor exe ...
    May 7, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Elmhurst boy receives a special space

    ELMHURST – Ten-year-old Marshall Bell didn’t really know what to expect when he came home from school April 7, but he knew he was in for the a surpris ...
    May 6, 2015 - 5:21 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for May 1

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    May 5, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Elmhurst students come together for The York Album Project

    ELMHURST – York Community High School students Kayman Klaas, 17, and Jenna Garcia, 15, found themselves with one week to write, rehearse and record an ...
    May 5, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars down Sky Blue FC 1-0 in World Cup send-off

    CHICAGO – The National Women’s Soccer League’s Chicago Red Stars dominated and stayed unbeaten in their third match of the 2015 campaign on Saturday, ...
    May 5, 2015 - 8:37 am
  • York Garden Club to receive grant

    ELMHURST – York Community High School’s Garden Club will receive a grant to turn an unused courtyard into an outdoor garden.
    May 4, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • 'Chicago Fire' episode shot in Elmhurst to air Tuesday

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst fans of NBC's "Chicago Fire" should be sure to tune in to Tuesday's episode, as they can expect to see some familiar surroundings.
    May 5, 2015 - 6:50 am
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