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  • Elmhurst Children’s Theatre presents 'Elf The Musical Jr.'

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Children’s Theatre is celebrating Christmas in July with it's upcoming production of "Elf The Musical Jr."
    July 27, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • DuPage County Fair offers entertainment for whole family

    WHEATON – From carnival rides to music acts to pig races, the DuPage County Fair promises to provide fun for the whole family.
    July 27, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Chicago woman admits to helping kill cat in daughter's Elmhurst home

    A Chicago woman who admitted to helping her daughter stab a cat to death has pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty, according to the DuPage Coun ...
    July 28, 2016 - 7:18 am
  • Elmhurst Public Library hosting Comic Con event

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Public Library will transform into the mothership for all things fan, fantasy, fiction, books, TV and movies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: July 11-17, 2016

    Stop over-mulching treesPeople of Western Spring, please stop over-mulching the poor trees. It’s hur ...
    July 26, 2016 - 7:28 am
  • The Elmhurst Cycling Classic provided residents with a look at top-tier bike racing Friday: 6 photos

    The 4th Annual Elmhurst Cycling Classic was held Friday and featured riders from novice to professional racing over a course through some of the more ...
    July 27, 2016 - 7:18 am
  • City of Elmhurst to lead Metra Station design workshop

    ELMHURST – The City of Elmhurst will host a Metra Station Workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. July 27 at City Hall to kick-off of the planning and design proces ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau holding workshops on future of tourism

    The DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold three public input workshops to aid in the development of a strategic plan for the future of the l ...
    July 25, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • Elmhurst College wants to install beehive on campus

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College has approached the city for permission to install a beehive on campus.Th ...
    July 25, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Bolingbrook man charged with Elmhurst Dress Barn robbery

    ELMHURST – A Bolingbrook man was arrested July 21 and charged with the recent robbery of an Elmhurst Dress Barn, 167 S. Route 83, according to the Elm ...
    July 22, 2016 - 6:13 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for July 22

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Wheaton NHL player joins DuPage Animal Care and Control for Clear the Shelters event

    DuPage County Animal Care and Control will host a Clear the Shelters adoption event July 23 with the help of a Wheaton native turned NHL player, accor ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Elmhurst School District 205 hires new assistant superintendent

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board of Education confirmed that Mary Baum will be the next assistant superintendent for l ...
    July 21, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • DuPage, Cook counties under excessive heat warning

    DuPage and Cook counties are among many under an excessive heat warning today, facing heat index values as high as 115 degrees, according to the Natio ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:40 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Summer season lays foundation for area teams

    Tipoff for the high school boys basketball season is still months away.  Preseason practices won’t ...
    July 22, 2016 - 6:15 pm
  • DuPagePads receives DuPage Foundation grants

    Homeless nonprofit DuPagePads was one of 30 organizations that received grants June 22 during the DuPage Foundation's Spring Grant Awards Breakfast, a ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Elmhurst Cycling Classic returns July 22

    ELMHURST – For the fourth year in a row, the streets of Elmhurst will become a race track for professional cyclists from around the world.
    July 21, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • Elmhurst Rotary Club installs new board of directors

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Rotary Club recently installed officers and directors for the 2016-17 year.O ...
    July 20, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • DuPage Unity in Diversity Memorial celebrates lives of slain Dallas officers

    LISLE – People from all backgrounds and walks of life gathered July 16 to celebrate diversity and the five police officers who were killed in Dallas, ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • DuPage County elections: One Democrat stays, one leaves ballot after challenge

    One local Democrat was recently kicked off the November ballot while another stood up to a challenge in front of the DuPage County Election Commission ...
    July 20, 2016 - 7:15 am
  • New Elmhurst dental practice gives back to community

    ELMHURST – For Dr. Lena Halikias, dentistry goes far beyond a regular checkup and the occasional filling.
    July 19, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Elmhurst City Council approves Golden Meadows Park stormwater mitigation project

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst officials recently approved an agreement with the park district to buy Golden Meadows Park land for the construction of a stormwat ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Outstanding Senior Citizen Service Award nominations available

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Senior Citizens Commission is seeking nominations for the Outstanding Senior Citizen Service Award.
    July 18, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Two die in I-290 crash near Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – Two people died on July 16 after a three-vehicle crash on I-290 east of North Avenue near Elmhurst, according to reports.
    July 18, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Elmhurst police investigating aggravated robbery at Dress Barn

    ELMHURST - The Elmhurst Police Department continues to investigate an aggravated robbery that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. July 15 at the Dress ...
    July 18, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts discusses proposed facility

    ELMHURST – On July 13, board members of the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts presented their vision for a 30,000-square-foot facility during the or ...
    July 16, 2016 - 9:38 pm
  • Elmhurst History Museum hosts free Summer Spectacular event

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst History Museum is hosting a summer event with activities related to its current exhibition about Ron Popeil and his inventions ...
    July 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for July 15

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    July 15, 2016 - 10:01 am
  • Pictures of the week July 8-14: 5 photos

    Check out some of the best shots by our photographers this week. ...
    July 15, 2016 - 7:47 am
  • Elmhurst District 205 assistant superintendent resigns, accepts position in Florida

    ELMHURST – Community Unit School District 205 Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Teaching Dr. Michelle Fitzgerald resigned June 28.
    July 15, 2016 - 7:16 am
  • Theatre Historical Society leaving Elmhurst, moving to Pittsburgh

    ELMHURST – After more than two decades in Elmhurst, the Theater Historical Society has decided to move its headquarters to Pittsburgh.
    July 14, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Elmhurst City Council votes against residential tax in downtown

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council unanimously decided not to create a new special service area (SSA) for residents living in the central business d ...
    July 14, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • DuPage County board, sheriff begin FY2017 budget talks 1 year after public fight

    The DuPage County board and Sheriff have begun their annual budget talks, and both sides are hoping it goes smoother than last year.
    July 14, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve to host Special Needs Adventure Day

    WARRENVILLE – Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will lead Special Needs Adventure Day on July 15.
    July 13, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • Elmhurst Park District offers tennis ball recycling service

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Park District is making it easier for tennis players to dispose of dead and dull tennis balls.
    July 12, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Elmhurst College to hold graduate program information session

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst College School of Professional Studies will host a free information session July 14 on graduate programs.
    July 11, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Elmhurst announces hiring of two police officers, one firefighter

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst announced that two police officers and a firefighter were hired June 28.
    July 11, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Quigley: Cycling Classic will generate tourism dollars

    With gift-in-kind sponsorship from the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Fourth Annual Superior Ambulance Elmhurst Cycling Classic returns ...
    July 11, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Elmhurst Extreme 11U baseball team takes home tournament title

    ELMHURST – The Fourth of July holiday included a bit of extra celebration for the Elmhurst Extreme 11U team.
    July 12, 2016 - 7:19 am
  • Alter Brewing Company hosting Hops for Humanity fundraiser July 11

    DOWNERS GROVE – Alter Brewing Company will hold a July 11 fundraiser for Elmhurst-based nonprofit Hops for Humanity on July 11, according to a news re ...
    July 8, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for July 8

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    July 8, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • York Dukes travel baseball has pair of strong tournament finishes

    ELMHURST – It has been so far so good for the York Dukes 15U travel baseball team.The Dukes bounced ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Elmhurst American Association of University Women seeking donations for annual sale

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst area branch of the American Association of University Women is collecting books and media for its annual sale.
    July 8, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Elmhurst releases results for biennial 2016 citizen survey

    ELMHURST –The city of Elmhurst recently released the results of its biennial citizen survey.Accordin ...
    July 11, 2016 - 12:51 am
  • DuPage County Stormwater Management releases residential flood-proofing guidebook

    DuPage County Stormwater Management has released a flood-proofing guidebook intended to help homeowners resolve common localized flooding issues, acco ...
    July 10, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • Elmhurst College offering accelerated chiropractic doctorate degree

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College launched an accelerated chiropractic degree on June 24 in partnership with National University of Health Sciences.
    July 7, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve photo contest kicks off July 10

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will begin its "Take 5 Photo Contest" July 10, according to a news release from the district.
    July 6, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • High school softball: Suburban Life softball teams, players among state's best

    The western suburbs of Chicago have always been home to some of the best softball players in the state, and the 2016 was no different.
    July 6, 2016 - 5:13 pm
  • Elmhurst Art Museum's newest exhibit explores intersection of art, science in education

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Art Museum is hosting a new traveling exhibition that invites visitors of all ages to experience the intersection of art, science ...
    July 6, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts hosts Patio Party fundraiser

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts' initiative to build a multi-stage venue in downtown Elmhurst is continuing with its first fundrais ...
    July 6, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Morton Arboretum launches 5-year, $63 million capital campaign

    The Morton Arboretum has launched a five-year, $63-million capital improvement campaign aimed at expanding its work and improving core facilities, acc ...
    July 7, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Attorney General: beware of scammers preying on storm-damaged homes, businesses

    ELMHURST – After severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on June 22, Attorney General Lisa Madigan warned residents in impacted areas to be alert for scamm ...
    July 5, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Downers Grove South's Caroline Hedgcock caps stellar career with best season yet

    DOWNERS GROVE – On the softball diamond, Caroline Hedgcock throws hard and she hits hard. Off the f ...
    July 8, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Elmhurst History Museum: Slideshow celebrating Elmhurst's past

    July 27, 2016 - 2:38 pm
  • Pinkney: Addison Children’s Center Addressing Early Learning Needs

    Meeting and anticipating residents’ needs is essential for communities to prosper. Some of Addison’s youngest residents are being prepared for success ...
    July 5, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Elmhurst presents design for Geneva Avenue stormwater improvement project

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst recently hosted an informational meeting to inform residents about the design elements of the Geneva Avenue stormwater ...
    July 5, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Elmhurst community television releases July programming

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst TV has released its programming for July. Programs air on Comcast channel 6 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99 and also can be found at E ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • DuPage Election Commission recruiting judges for November election

    The DuPage Election Commission is recruiting judges to work the Nov. 8 General Election, according to a news release from the county.
    July 5, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Vacation Bible school for children with disabilities returns to Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – In an effort to make faith more accessible to his entire community, Pastor Jason Turner has created a Bible school children with mental and ...
    July 7, 2016 - 1:46 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for July 1

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    July 1, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • DuPage, Cook County begin Fourth of July festivities

    A roundup of some of the best of what’s on tap for Independence Day celebrations all week will steer fireworks fans to multiple nighttime displays and ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:18 am
  • Local officials react to state budget deal

    After Illinois legislators approved a partial spending deal June 30 to allow schools stay open for the next year, local lawmakers shared their thought ...
    July 1, 2016 - 4:12 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Suburban Life all-area MVP Brittany Paganucci leads Glenbard East to the next level

    Brittany Paganucci has lived up to the number on her back. The Glenbard East forward was a transfor ...
    July 1, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Elmhurst College to host biennial Zoroastrian Games

    ELMHURST – The 15th biennial Zoroastrian Games, also known as Z Games, are coming to Elmhurst.From J ...
    June 29, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Illinois State Crime Commission honors Pete DiCianni with integrity award

    ELMHURST – DuPage County Board member Pete DiCianni of Elmhurst was recently honored with the 2016 Government Integrity Award by the Illinois State Cr ...
    June 28, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Garden Club presents 21st annual Garden Walk & Faire

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Garden Club is preparing for the annual Garden Walk & Faire, and this year organizers expect participants to be even more amaz ...
    June 28, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County passes 2016-17 budget

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County approved a new budget featuring a decrease in spending and a number of initiatives for the 2016-17 fisca ...
    June 28, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Valle: Protocol determines U.S. flag etiquette

    In honor of our recent observation of Flag Day and of Independence Day on July 4, I would like to share with you some facts about our nation's flag.
    June 28, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Elmhurst wastewater treatment plant receives Clean Water Award

    ELMHURST – The Conservation Foundation awarded the city of Elmhurst wastewater plant with the Clean Water Award for keeping local waterways clean and ...
    June 28, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Reader Poll

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