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  • Gbur: Successful partnerships keep communities healthy

    During these tenuous financial times, there is one thing that we can celebrate and feel great about. Over the last 40 years, Illinois park districts h ...
    July 3, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • State meet showings part of spring sports highlights for AT, IC, TC

    A busy spring sports season brought plenty of highlights for Addison Trail, IC Catholic and Timothy Christian. Here are some of the most memorable mom ...
    July 3, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Bode’s gymnastics honor one of many York highlights

    ELMHURST – The school year is finished, but before fall sports gear up in August it’s time to take one more look back at York’s spring sports season. ...
    July 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • College of DuPage ex-trustee files complaint against Clean Slate for alleged campaign violation

    A former College of DuPage trustee has filed a complaint alleging the committee for a slate of former Board of Trustees candidates failed to report a ...
    July 2, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • Elmhurst's Hahn Street redevelopment project begins

    ELMHURST – Construction of the Hahn Street redevelopment project began at the end of June.The proper ...
    July 2, 2015 - 7:25 pm
  • Report: College of DuPage's Breuder spent more than $100,000 in foundation money

    College of DuPage President Robert Breuder spent more than $102,000 of the College of DuPage Foundation's money from 2010 to 2014, according to a Chic ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Fourth of July fireworks roundup for Chicago suburbs

    Celebrating the Fourth of July calls for parades, barbecues, food and fun.But most of all, Independe ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for June 26

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    July 1, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Patrick Kane, Stanley Cup make their way to Elmhurst bar

    ELMHURST – Steve Riley was in for the surprise of a lifetime when he received a text from his brother that Patrick Kane and the Stanley Cup were on th ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Elmhurst to move forward with trolley pilot program

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst residents will have a new way to get around town this summer.In an 11-3 vote Jun ...
    June 30, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Illinois State shutdown appears ever more likely

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats remain in a philosophical and political staredown as the state heads into its new fiscal yea ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars to host Women's World Cup viewing party today

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars will help support the U.S. Soccer women's team with a viewing party near Lincoln Park Zoo today.
    June 30, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • Scott Darling's Stanley Cup experience: 'It's been unbelievable'

    LEMONT – The past year has been a whirlwind for Scott Darling after the Lemont native signed with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 1, 2014.
    June 30, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • D-205 fourth-graders win fire safety poster contest

    ELMHURST – Three Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 fourth-grade students were awarded City Centre gift cards in a citywide poster contest on ...
    June 29, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • 3 Elmhurst high school seniors receive service scholarships

    ELMHURST – Three Elmhurst high school seniors recently were awarded $2,500 scholarships by the Brian E. Wagner Scholarship Fund, created to honor the ...
    June 29, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • College of DuPage accreditation review postponed

    A review of the College of DuPage's accreditation has been delayed after the Higher Learning Commission postponed a trip to the school scheduled for J ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Elmhurst Emeralds make three tourney finals in May

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Emeralds 12U softball team had a successful month of May.First came the Rose ...
    June 27, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County begins centennial celebrations

    The history of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is one that begins with a dedicated group of residents and a vote 100 years ago.
    June 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Elmhurst summit tackles heroin use in community

    ELMHURST – Rob Baumgartner, 34, recently celebrated the first anniversary of his sobriety at a heroin summit organized by state Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Vil ...
    June 26, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Elmhurst promises more meetings as residents question lack of communication about flooding

    ELMHURST – As soon as Elmhurst resident Adam Tomczynski began to tell the Elmhurst City Council about how the June 15 storm affected his home on Eucli ...
    June 28, 2015 - 7:53 am
  • Our view: Elmhurst flooding solution needs to be top priority

    When severe flooding hit the Chicago area in April 2013, it was easy to argue that it was simply an Act of God and that it didn’t necessarily mean tha ...
    June 26, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • College of DuPage weighs future of controversial Waterleaf Restaurant

    The on-campus Waterleaf Restaurant at College of DuPage may undergo some drastic changes in the near future.
    June 30, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Glenbard East, Willowbrook, York players part of all-area baseball team

    The high school baseball season is finished and it's time for postseason honors. It's time to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the top players ...
    June 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Choose DuPage president tapped as new Illinois Tollway executive director

    The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors has unanimously voted to hire Choose DuPage President and CEO Greg Bedalov as the agency's executive director, ...
    June 25, 2015 - 6:52 pm
  • 'Larry the Barber' leaves legacy in Elmhurst community

    ELMHURST – The morning of June 12 proved to be one of Larry D’Amato’s busiest days at his barbershop along South York Street. Loyal customers filed in ...
    June 25, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs bill to fund education

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into a law June 24 a bill that will let state money flow to schools so they can open their doors on time.
    June 25, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • DuPage fairgrounds officials: precautions against equine, livestock diseases in place

    WHEATON – A number of animal diseases are forcing county and state fairs nationwide to evaluate biosecurity measures this summer. The DuPage County Fa ...
    June 24, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Quigley: Tourism is big business for DuPage, Illinois

    While the city of Chicago is obviously a worldwide attraction in the visitor and tourism industry, DuPage County ranks second to Cook County in the St ...
    June 24, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for June 19

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • McGuire: Advocates help break cycle of violence

    Ten-year-old Aaron didn't know why he wet the bed at night; but he was terrified of what his father would do if he found out. 
    June 24, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Elmhurst lends an ear to summer music series

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst is alive with the sound of music this summer with three concert series: Elmhurst City Centre's Block to Block Party, S ...
    June 23, 2015 - 8:12 pm
  • Our view: Why we rarely use anonymous quotes, and when we would

    If you’ve been a reader of Suburban Life over the past couple of years, you might have noticed that we almost never use anonymous sources in our stori ...
    June 23, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Elmhurst College to host info session on graduate programs

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst College School for Professional Studies will host a free information session on its graduate programs July 14 in the Founders ...
    June 23, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Elmhurst College graduate who is blind provides new perspective for students

    ELMHURST – Nicole Yarmolkevich, 22, graduated May 30 with a degree in psychology from Elmhurst College.
    June 22, 2015 - 5:10 pm
  • Community Bank of Elmhurst elects new director

    ELMHURST – Dr. Lawrence Carroll was elected the new director of the Community Bank of Elmhurst during the bank's board of directors meeting June 19.
    June 22, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Elmhurst's Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art to host diamond exhibit

    ELMHURST – The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art's exhibit "Legendary Diamonds," opening June 27, will showcase stories of replicated famous diamonds.
    June 22, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • Elmhurst Cougars battle to take second place in baseball tourney

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Cougars 10U baseball team placed second in the Wisconsin Dells Capital City Tournament on June 8.
    June 21, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Illinois’ auditor to retire at year’s end

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ auditor general, hailed as an example of integrity in a state known for rough and sometimes corrupt politics, announced his re ...
    June 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • College of DuPage audit: Hamilton's 'Clean Slate' involvement violated board policy

    The chairwoman of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees violated board policy earlier this year by campaigning for three newly-elected trustees, acc ...
    June 22, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • Elmhurst Park District to offer photography class

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Park District is scheduled to host a photography class on Saturdays from July 11 through Aug. 1 at Eldridge Park's Upper Recre ...
    June 19, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Ryan Hinchley makes quick trip from draft to pro baseball debut

    BILLINGS, Mont. – Just four months ago, pitching in Billings, Mont., for a professional baseball team would have seemed an unlikely way to spend a Thu ...
    June 20, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Elmhurst Historical Museum hosts Peanuts exhibit

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Historical Museum will host “Pigskin Peanuts,” a traveling exhibition organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research C ...
    June 19, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Perez: People's Resource Center brings Summer Science to DuPage County

    Many parents of young school-aged children have been thinking about how to keep their children busy and still learning through the summer. For lots of ...
    June 19, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Elmhurst Public Library renovations nearly complete

    ELMHURST – While the Elmhurst Public Library's renovations are expected to wrap up soon, visitors are already enjoying some of the new features.
    June 22, 2015 - 7:21 am
  • York, Montini, Willowbrook, IC standouts form All-Area softball team

    The high school softball season is officially in the books as all the state trophies have been awarded. With the season in the rearview mirror, it’s t ...
    June 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Stanley Cup makes Elmhurst its home before Chicago Blackhawks' win

    ELMHURST – The rumors are true. An employee from the SpringHill Suites in Elmhurst confirmed the Stanley Cup, the coveted championship trophy in the N ...
    June 18, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • College Notes: York grad Ryan Hinchley drafted by White Sox, assigned to Great Falls

    The spring season was a busy one for athletes at York High School, and graduates from the school were busy with college sports this spring. Here are a ...
    June 18, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Suburban Chicago street festivals: a complete guide

    It's that time of year again. The spring weather ushers in a host of local outdoor activities and street fests, which ramp up in the summer months. He ...
    June 22, 2015 - 7:19 am
  • The Cave Dwellers celebrate 50 years of rock

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst resident Gary Goldberg, 70, has built a shrine that chronicles his short-lived music career in the mid-1960s with The Cave Dweller ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Valle: Providing seniors with transit options is a key service of York Township

    Now that spring has sprung and summer will bring the nice weather, folks like to get out more often to shop or socialize or make their appointment wit ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for June 12

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Shaw Media to acquire Kendall County weekly newspapers

    DIXON – Shaw Media, owner of Suburban Life, announced today that it is purchasing Record Newspapers Inc. from Jeff and Kathy Farren.
    June 17, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Flooding across Elmhurst: 13 photos

    Suburban Life readers shared their photos of the June 15 flooding across Elmhurst. ...
    June 17, 2015 - 8:57 am
  • College of DuPage hires temp finance team after administrators put on paid leave

    A split College of DuPage Board of Trustees voted to hold down the financial fort by hiring a consultant firm after the school put a pair of top admin ...
    June 15, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Elmhurst roads reopen, ComEd restores power after rain slams city

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst was hit by about 5 inches of rain June 15, causing flooding and closing roads throughout the city.
    June 16, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry plans to build on church parking lot

    ELMHURST – In 1983, the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry started in a small walk-in closet in the basement of Yorkfield Presbyterian Church and only ser ...
    June 15, 2015 - 1:50 pm
  • From hip-hop to hot dogs: Area musician opens fast-food joint in Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – Forty-year-old Michael "Mikie" Savoia Jr. has been held captive by hip hop for the last two decades, and Savoia has proof. On his right for ...
    June 15, 2015 - 5:47 pm
  • Tourney win brings title for Elmhurst Chiefs Squirt hockey team

    ELMHURST – A 5-3 win against the Homewood Flossmoor Vikings lifted the Elmhurst Chiefs Squirt Green team to the Northwest Hockey League Division III c ...
    June 14, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Elmhurst Chiefs Mites win spring hockey title

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Chiefs Mites Green team capped the season in fine style on June 6.The Chiefs ...
    June 13, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Elmhurst residents affected by flooding show interest in buyout plan

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst resident Paula Wolf has lived at her home on Larch Street for 13 years, and she appeared before the City Council on June 1 to expr ...
    June 12, 2015 - 5:39 pm
  • 'Midsummer Night's Dream' to spirit Elmhurst's GreenManTheatre to the park

    ELMHURST – All the park’s a stage when GreenMan Theatre Troupe presents its first outdoor play, Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Elmhurst’s ...
    June 13, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for June 5

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    June 12, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • Elmhurst Evolution ultimate frisbee finds success at two tourneys

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Evolution high school ultimate frisbee club team followed one impressive tournament performance with another.
    June 12, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • All-area girls soccer team includes York, Glenbard East, IC, TC players

    The girls soccer season is officially over after two state championship games on June 6 put and end to the campaign. Now is the perfect time to honor ...
    June 12, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • All-area soccer MVP Alyssa Kovatchis a 'high-quality player' for York

    ELMHURST – Soccer has played such a big role in Alyssa Kovatchis’ life for so many years that it seems surprising she would give up an opportunity to ...
    June 12, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • College of DuPage report: WDCB manager may have known about Elmhurst fraud

    A previously redacted report released by the College of DuPage Board of Trustees shows the school's former WDCB radio station manager may have known a ...
    June 12, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Noe E. Gomez Jr. Fund to host fundraiser for York scholarships

    ELMHURST – The Noe E. Gomez Jr. Fund will host a fundraiser June 13 to help raise funds for scholarships given in honor of a former York Community Hig ...
    June 11, 2015 - 7:09 pm
  • Marchetti: Tourism funding makes fiscal sense for Illinois

    When visitors come to Illinois, they fill our hotels, meeting centers, restaurants, shops and attractions. Most importantly, they create economic impa ...
    June 11, 2015 - 6:57 pm
  • York softball goes down swinging to end ‘amazing season’

    SKOKIE – York’s softball team came up short in its sectional final loss against Oak Park-River Forest, but the Dukes almost literally went out with a ...
    June 11, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Former York pitcher Hinchley drafted by White Sox

    Ryan Hinchley, a York graduate, was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the ninth round of the MLB Draft on June 9.
    June 11, 2015 - 1:03 pm
  • Elmhurst woman, mother charged with killing family cat

    ELMHURST – A DuPage County judge set a $125,000 bond for a mother and daughter charged with one count of aggravated animal cruelty, a class four felon ...
    June 11, 2015 - 6:21 pm
  • Elmhurst man dies in fatal I-355 crash

    ELMHURST – An Elmhurst man died in a traffic crash June 11 on Interstate 355 near Downers Grove and Lisle, according to an Illinois State Police Distr ...
    June 11, 2015 - 6:22 pm
  • Karpiel: Children can benefit from the summer reading advantage

    With summer right around the corner, we’re gearing up at Elmhurst Public Library for our annual summer reading program. The Kids’ Library will be busy ...
    June 11, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois Democrats still butting heads

    SPRINGFIELD — Another day in Springfield passed June 9 without a visible inch of movement in the deadlock between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative De ...
    June 10, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • McGuire: Advocates help break cycle of violence

    Ten-year-old Aaron didn't know why he wet the bed at night; but he was terrified of what his father would do if he found out. 
    June 10, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • College of DuPage places 2 administrators on leave after buried audit emerges

    Two top College of DuPage administrators have been placed on administrative leave after a buried internal audit calling several costly investments int ...
    June 9, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Elmhurst encourages residents to participate in bike safety program

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst is promoting an educational outreach program on bicycle safety, and residents can take the first step by completing a ...
    June 9, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Elmhurst farmers market offers opportunity to donate to Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry

    ELMHURST – For the last two decades, Elmhurst residents have welcomed a farmers market to the city-owned parking lot at York and Division streets.
    June 9, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Elmhurst schools celebrate graduations

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    June 8, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • 11 Elmhurst second-graders win Ruth Strand Poster Contest

    ELMHURST – Out of 330 entries and eight participating Elmhurst grade schools, 11 second-graders were honored for their art in the annual Ruth Strand P ...
    June 8, 2015 - 5:01 pm
  • Valle: York Township partners with council to fight senior hunger

    Recently, I once again had the honor of participating in the March for Meals/Community Champions campaign sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association ...
    June 8, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • Illinois House passes workers' compensation bill

    SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats on June 4 passed their own workers’ compensation reform bill despite warnings from their Republican colleagues that it f ...
    June 8, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Reeder: Time to put an end to playing make-believe with Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – There are three ways to “balance“ a state budget: raise taxes, cut spending or play “make believe.”
    June 8, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • York softball goes out swinging against OPRF

    SKOKIE – York softball came up short in its sectional final loss to Oak Park River Forest, but the Dukes almost literally went out with a bang.
    June 6, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Elmhurst residents focus on Elmhurst College, business, arts in downtown discussion

    ELMHURST –  Darrell Whistler, chairman of the Zoning and Planning Commission, asked about 70 Elmhurst residents gathered May 28 at City Hall to keep o ...
    June 5, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Elmhurst changes contract to save $100,000 on Addison Avenue Parking Deck

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst is expected to save about $100,000 by allowing the construction manager of the Addison Avenue Parking Deck to become a ...
    June 5, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • Elmhurst to move forward with selling Addison Avenue land to Fitness Formula Clubs

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst is on track to have a new fitness center in downtown.On June 1, the ...
    June 5, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • District 205 names new superintendent

    ELMHURST – Dr. David A. Moyer, a three-year superintendent for Moline schools, was named Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205’s new superintend ...
    June 5, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Smith: Pruneau set great example for District 205

    When Dave Pruneau walked in the door of the Superintendent’s office July 1, 2011, District 205 was in the middle of extended teacher negotiations; the ...
    June 5, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Officials take on 100-hole quest

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley (from left) and Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Commissioner Jeff Redick face the Centennial Golf Cha ...
    June 5, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • York student achieves perfect ACT score

    ELMHURST – York Community High School student Kathryn “Julia” Dierksheide earned the highest possible composite score – a 36 – on the ACT test she too ...
    June 5, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • York softball taps into experience ahead of sectional final

    ELMHURST – Six players on York’s softball team this spring were a part of the 2013 squad that went to state and they want to go back.
    June 5, 2015 - 1:58 pm
  • Prep roundup: AT boys volleyball books state berth

    For the first time ever, the Addison Trail boys volleyball team is headed to state. The Blazers knoc ...
    June 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • West Chicago man charged with child abduction, abuse has ties to towns across DuPage County (with video)

    A West Chicago man who may have worked at area park districts, churches and YMCAs as recently as May is being held without bond after allegedly attemp ...
    June 11, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Great state track finishes for York, IC, TC

    CHARLESTON – Alex Teague had never run on the track at Eastern Illinois University during the state meet, missing out on his opportunity a year ago af ...
    June 4, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • IC Catholic softball takes pride in stellar 2015 season

    ROSEMONT – There was the talent, the experience and the opportunity to get to state. However, IC Cat ...
    June 4, 2015 - 1:50 pm
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