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  • Fire damages Elmhurst home during remodel

    ELMHURST – A house fire caused about $17,000 worth of damage to a single-family home early this morning.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Culver's of Addison donates toys to young Elmhurst patients

    Elmhurst Hospital volunteer Lora Vega of Elmhurst (from left) accepts donated toys for the hospital's Pediatric Unit on Wednesday from the crew at Cul ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Dec. 12

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • York boys, girls searching for consistency

    ELMHURST – Consistency is an important and elusive trait for high school basketball teams, and both York boys and girls are trying to find it.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • Tough games part of plan for IC boys

    ELMHURST – IC Catholic boys basketball has been put through a grinder early in the season with the hopes of the tough schedule paying off come playoff ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Elmhurst City Council talks development, finance

    ELMHURST – During the Elmhurst City Council’s last meeting of the year Monday, the council covered several ongoing topics including the North York Pla ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Prep roundup: Blazers basketball takes home tournament title

    Addison Trail’s boys basketball team is on a five-game winning streak. AT won its own pre-holiday in ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Elmhurst, Lombard area athletes set for college football bowl games

    College football’s postseason slate is all set, and a slew of athletes who played at area high schools will be suiting up for their college teams. Her ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Elmhurst Swim Team to hold swim-a-thon

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Swim Team will hold a swim-a-thon Monday to raise funds for the team and USA Swimming Foundation.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • Elmhurst community lights up Wilder Park

    ELMHURST – Community members filled Wilder Park last week for the annual old-fashioned tree lighting celebration.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Valle: Giving back celebrates spirit of season

    The fellowship of family and friends and time-honored traditions all contribute to making Christmas special. However, the weeks leading up to Christma ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • Danica Patrick is face of Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare's new health initiative

    Race car driver Danica Patrick will be featured in a marketing blitz for Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare's Healthy Driven initiative.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Elmhurst teen sacrifices birthday presents for food donations

    ELMHURST – A typical 13-year-old girl might have a new cellphone, clothes or concert tickets on her birthday list, but Samantha Neely of Elmhurst aske ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • IC dodgeball tournament sees record participation

    ELMHURST – The IC Catholic Prep Junior High Dodgeball Tournament reached its highest participation rate this year with more than 120 students playing.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • Elmhurst Eagle Scout spreads musical passion to Guatemala

    ELMHURST – At 16, Kayman Klaas’ musical talents already have earned him a trip through Europe performing in an elite musical group, but this year, the ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Benet grinds out win at York

    ELMHURST – Saturday's York-Benet game wasn't an offensive display to remember, but the Redwings managed to grind out a win on the road.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • LT girls stay undefeated with win at York

    ELMHURST – The Lyons Township girls keep rolling along this season. Gaby Galassini and Hope Miller e ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • RB blows out IC in Knights' Metro Suburban West debut

    ELMHURST – Riverside Brookfield has owned the Metro Suburban Conference in boys basketball and made sure to let conference newcomer IC know it Friday ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • All-area football: Meet the 2014 selections from Addison, Elmhurst, Lombard and Villa Park

    The high school football season is officially in the books, which makes it the perfect time to honor the best players from local schools with our all- ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • Dukes adapting to new-look lineup

    LA GRANGE – York’s boys basketball team doesn’t start anyone taller than 6-foot-2 so instead of trying to play a traditional style, the Dukes are adap ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Elmhurst Chiefs Pee Wee Green wins tourney at Notre Dame

    ELMHURST – The Pee Wee Green team for the Elmhurst Chiefs youth hockey club made its trip to South Bend, Ind., worth it.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 6:04 pm
  • Bulls/Sox Academy offering holiday basketball, baseball, softball camps

    LISLE – The Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle will be hosting Chicago Bulls Basketball Camps and Chicago White Sox Baseball Holiday Camps on Dec. 29 and 30 a ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • York High School to 'pack the place' for Special Olympics team

    ELMHURST – Smiles fill the gym accompanied by occasional sighs of exhaustion as members of York High School’s new Special Olympics basketball team run ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 5:34 pm
  • Elmhurst to decrease taxes in 2015

    ELMHURST – The average Elmhurst household worth $292,727 will see a decrease of $25.38 in annual taxes to the city in 2015.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 5:03 pm
  • Elmhurst Airborne 6th grade boys win tourney title

    ELMHURST – One day, five games, and at the end of it the Elmhurst Airborne Sixth Grade Green boys team were crowned the champions at the Carol Stream ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • Visitation takes 1st place in math contest

    ELMHURST –In November, a team of Visitation Catholic School seventh- and eighth-graders won first place at the Fenwick High School math contest.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Moore: Library offers do-it-yourself holiday ideas

    Our patrons’ use of the library is evolving as many report that with their increased use of eBooks, audiobooks and digital streaming video and music, ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Team Elmhurst U12 girls finish first in IWSL

    ELMHURST – The Team Elmhurst Soccer Club U12 Select girls team recorded wins against Wizard FC and United SA Elite in the final two games of the seaso ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • LT wins at home against York: 9 photos

    Lyons Township varsity boys basketball team plays York at home in La Grange on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. LT wins 51-33.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Elmhurst offers holiday light recycling to residents

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst and Elmhurst Park District are partnering with School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education (SCA ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 2:10 pm
  • Elmhurst's York High School to paint the gym purple for Payton

    ELMHURST – The York High School basketball team, along with the York All Youth Relay For Life of Elmhurst Team, will honor an Elmhurst 6-year-old batt ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 2:08 pm
  • Hawthorne Elementary wins award for outdoor classroom

    ELMHURST – Hawthorne Elementary School in Elmhurst will be recognized Thursday with the Chicago Wilderness Conservation and Native Landscaping Award f ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Elmhurst Art Museum welcomes new executive director

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Art Museum's new executive director started her new job this month.Jenny M. ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • Single mothers group to celebrate Christmas at Elmhurst church

    ELMHURST – The Single Mothers Support/Networking Group is having their Christmas Party this weekend.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:02 am
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Dec. 5

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • Elmhurst Chiefs teams celebrate trophy haul

    A pair of teams from the Elmhurst Chiefs youth hockey club got to savor some early season success in out-of-state tournaments.
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • LT boys shake off losing streak to York

    LA GRANGE – Harrison Niego and the rest of the Lyons Township boys basketball team has endured its fair share of losses to York in recent years, but t ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Elmhurst Rotary serves hundreds Thanksgiving dinner

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Rotary Club served dinner for 460 area residents on Thanksgiving.Diplomat We ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Elmhurst cancer survivor gives back with chocolate stand

    ELMHURST – To celebrate his fifth year cancer-free, 9-year-old Ben Hoffmann of Elmhurst decided not to treat himself, but rather to sell treats to sup ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Boys basketball previews: Elmhurst schools feature young teams

    The boys basketball season got started with teams tipping off in Thanksgiving tournaments. Here’s the early recap and outlook the rest of the way for ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Elmhurst kicks off holidays with dual tree lightings

    ELMHURST – Santa Claus spent the weekend in Elmhurst celebrating the start of his busy season with families all around town.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 5:42 pm
  • Flood talks: Elmhurst moves forward with quarry plan, school board dismisses referendum

    ELMHURST – After DuPage County approved using a portion of the Elmhurst Quarry to store stormwater, the Elmhurst City Council has made the project a t ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 5:40 pm
  • Mystery Diner visit to Prairie Cafe in Elmhurst: 5 photos

    With all the best vibes of an old-school diner, there aren't many better places to go for breakfast and lunch than the Prairie Cafe in Elmhurst.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 5:09 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Nov. 28

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • DuPage gets $70,000 donation for heroin overdose reversal drug program

    WHEATON – DuPage County's campaign to save the lives of overdosing heroin users got a financial boost during the Nov. 25 County Board meeting, when Ch ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • Carol Stream man receives 31 years for Oakbrook Terrace attempted murder

    A Carol Stream man was sentenced Tuesday to 31 years in prison for the attempted murder of his wife in Oakbrook Terrace, according to a DuPage County ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Sprandel: D-205 shares 2013-14 achievements

    Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 developed a set of performance indicators three years ago as a way to monitor progress and improvement. Th ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • York High School launches Special Olympics team

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 now has its own Special Olympics team after a group of parents approached York High School admi ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Elmhurst City Council approves Hahn Street redevelopment

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council voted 11-2 to approve zoning requests for the six-story multi-use Hahn Street redevelopment project Monday, as re ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • IC football team helps Elmhurst business move to new location

    ELMHURST – Chef Marco Conte at Café Amano has been feeding IC Catholic Prep football players before their Saturday home games this season, so when the ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • Elmhurst residents split on park board stormwater decision

    ELMHURST – Although stormwater was not listed on the Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners’ agenda Nov. 19, about two dozen residents shared t ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • DuPage Forest Preserve District lowers tax levy

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County voted to slightly decrease its tax levy Nov. 18, according to a district news release.
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Prep roundup: York girls swimmers compete at state meet

    EVANSTON – The York girls swimming team had two individuals and two relays represent the Dukes in the preliminaries of the state meet on Nov. 21 at Ev ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Elmhurst encourages residents to shop local on Small Business Saturday

    ELMHURST – For those who dislike the chaos of Black Friday shopping or simply prefer the unique feel of shopping locally, Small Business Saturday enco ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Elmhurst committee recommends approval of Hahn Street redevelopment

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst’s Development, Planning and Zoning Committee will recommend the City Council approve a developer’s zoning requests for a Hahn Stre ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Elmhurst church raises funds for CareNet office

    ELMHURST – Pathway Community Church in Elmhurst is on a mission to bring a CareNet office to the city, but it is looking for donations to support the ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Quigley: Minimum wage is midterm winner

    Before you get too euphoric or too depressed over the 2014 midterm general election results, keep in mind the voting on Nov. 4 nationally mirrored the ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:37 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Nov. 21

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Elmhurst Turkey Trot to close roads Thanksgiving morning

    ELMHURST – Street closures and detour routes will be in effect on Thanksgiving morning in Elmhurst for the 31st annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:57 pm
  • Elmhurst Elks distribute Thanksgiving dinners

    ELMHURST – For the 20th year, dozens of volunteers assembled at the Elmhurst Elks Lodge to pack turkeys, jellied cranberries and pumpkin pies into box ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Elmhurst woman sues Wal-Mart after allegedly being injured at Villa Park store

    An Elmhurst woman is suing Wal-Mart after she claims a line of carts knocked her unconscious in the parking lot of its Villa Park location.
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 7:07 am
  • Our view: Shop Elmhurst on Small Business Saturday

    We often pass up our local merchants in lieu of national chain stores. Maybe it’s the lure of lower prices.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Courts Plus in Elmhurst offers winter activity camps

    ELMHURST – Courts Plus in Elmhurst will host winter camps for children ages 3 through 12.For ages 3 ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Elmhurst to help residents recycle cooking oil

    ELMHURST – The School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE) is partnering with the city of Elmhurst to recycle reside ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • Elmhurst Historical Museum previews upcoming exhibit

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst’s battle with flooding dates back a few decades, but it’s just one of the many topics the Elmhurst Historical Museum’s upcoming ex ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:36 pm
  • Watch live: York boys basketball takes on Richards on Monday

    Check out live video as York's boys basketball team faces Richards in Monday night action at the Ed Molitor Tournament.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • Elmhurst's Turkey Trot expects record turnout

    ELMHURST – Every year, thousands of families flood Elmhurst streets on Thanksgiving Day morning to complete the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot before enjoyin ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:49 am
  • Elmhurst boy to celebrate 5 years cancer-free with chocolate stand Saturday

    ELMHURST – A 9-year-old Elmhurst boy is celebrating five years cancer-free by giving back.Ben Hoffma ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • College notes: Timothy grads guide Calvin to volleyball finals

    Fall sports are coming to a close for not only high schools, but for college teams as well. Here’s a look at how some Elmhurst student-athletes fared ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • All-area girls volleyball team

    The girls volleyball season wrapped up on Saturday with all four classes finishing up at Redbird Arena in Normal. That means its time to honor the bes ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Elmhurst family helps neighbor as part of adoption efforts

    ELMHURST – An Elmhurst family on a mission to expand its numbers has chosen a journey that benefits its neighbor, as well.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • Valle: Give back to others this Thanksgiving

    As the seasons are changing and fall colors bring to mind the traditional Thanksgiving holiday, I have many fond memories of Thanksgiving holidays of ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Lincoln Elementary turns pink for teacher with breast cancer

    ELMHURST – Lincoln Elementary School in Elmhurst raised more than $1,600 for the American Cancer Society during two walk-to-school fundraisers Oct. 22 ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • York swimmers head to state

    ELMHURST – The York girls swimming team hosted a sectional Saturday and sent two individuals and two relays to state.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • Gateway SRA Gators send three teams to State Special Olympics

    The Gateway Special Recreation Association Green and Red teams brought home the gold in volleyball at the Special Olympics Qualifying games in Septemb ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • Check out upcoming events in Elmhurst, Lombard

    Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from the improv stars of iO Chicago appearing in Lombard to Bensenville’s Holiday ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:28 am
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