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  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for June 24

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    June 24, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth hosts Elmhurst workshop on improving veterans services

    ELMHURST – U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) and Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05) recently led a workshop in Elmhurst discussing the public and private resou ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • Hail, thunderstorms, floods expected June 22 in DuPage, Cook counties

    Numerous severe storms are expected June 22 in suburban Cook and DuPage counties, with potentially significant severe storms rolling in during the ear ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Elmhurst History Museum explores rise of TV marketing

    ELMHURST – A new exhibit at the Elmhurst History Museum presents the story and gadgets of a man who pioneered the art of selling inventions on televis ...
    June 21, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth hosts workshop on improving veterans services: 6 photos

    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth hosted expert panelists that spoke Tuesday in the City of Elmhurst Council Chambers, on several topics related to veteran se ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • ARC Physical Therapy hosts Summer Sidewalk Fest

    ELMHURST – ARC Physical Therapy is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a public block party.The 20 ...
    June 21, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • City of Elmhurst: lower electric bill by switching back to ComEd

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst officials announced that participants in the city’s electric aggregation program can save money by switching back to ComEd, accord ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Elmhurst Myesthenia Gravis walk raises $21,000

    ELMHURST – The fourth annual Strides Against MG Walk in Elmhurst raised $21,000 to help support people battling myasthenia gravis.
    June 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Metra train strikes, kills man in Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Police Department is investigating a June 19 incident in which a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train, according to a c ...
    June 21, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for June 17

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    June 17, 2016 - 2:33 pm
  • Student-run Waterleaf dining room, Culinary Market open for summer

    The student-run Waterleaf Dining Room and Culinary Market at College of DuPage both opened for the summer term this week.
    June 20, 2016 - 8:40 am
  • Elmhurst water tower inspection causes 12 water main breaks

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst's water system experienced 12 breaks during the night of June 16 and early morning of June 17, according to a city of Elmhurst new ...
    June 17, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Elmhurst Finance Committee debates proposed downtown residential tax

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst City Centre wants the city to create a new special service area to help fund the maintenance and beautification services it has tr ...
    June 20, 2016 - 8:36 am
  • Elmhurst's Bethel United Church of Christ to hold rummage sale

    Bethel United Church of Christ to host indoor rummage saleELMHURST – Bethel United Church of Christ ...
    June 16, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Elmhurst American Legion still facing financial woes

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst American Legion is still struggling to achieve financial stability, and despite a surge of support from residents at the end o ...
    June 20, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Kenny Sidoryk leads list of accolades for York lacrosse players

    Kenny Sidoryk recently received one of the highest honors a high school lacrosse player can earn.The ...
    June 16, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • Elmhurst City Council adopts vision for future of downtown area

    ELMHURST – After more than a year of planning, Elmhurst has adopted a downtown plan to help shape the city’s vision for the future of the area.
    June 16, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Dissenting DuPage County Board members say vote to re-name Convalescent Center rushed

    A divided DuPage County Board approved a measure naming the county's Convalescent Center in honor of a former board member and circuit court judge.
    June 16, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Elmhurst to pay $192,000 for Hahn Street parking garage sprinklers

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council approved a $192,026 reimbursement to the Hahn Street project developer for the installation of sprinklers in the ...
    June 15, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Letter: County Board members shouldn't have pensions

    To the Editor:Recently, the Illinois Assembly unanimously passed Senate Bill 2701 that would prohibi ...
    June 16, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • DuPage County heroin battle inflamed by spread of deadlier fentanyl, officials say

    For years, officials and professionals across DuPage have devoted attention, resources and public awareness efforts toward combating the county's grow ...
    June 16, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • DuPage County continues consolidation by eliminating Naperville lighting district

    The DuPage County Board has officially axed another government body in its quest for consolidation.T ...
    June 15, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • Villa Park senior struck, killed by car in parking lot

    VILLA PARK – The Villa Park Police Department is investigating an incident in which a 92-year-old Villa Park resident was struck and killed by a vehic ...
    June 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • ​Elmhurst Park District conducting indoor sports facility analysis

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners and the city of Elmhurst recently hired a consultant to conduct a feasibility study ...
    June 14, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • 'Ernie & Me:' Longtime DuPage County resident reflects on Chicago Cubs fandom in new memoir

    Through good times and bad, sports fans have typically had one true ally in their ups and downs – each another.
    June 14, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • DuPage County to offer latex paint recycling

    WOODRIDGE – DuPage County will offer a latex paint recycling program at its Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility.
    June 14, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Summer takes over Elmhurst's Flight 112 Gallery

    ELMHURST – There’s a new art exhibit at Flight 112 gallery showcasing work by different artists and celebrating the colors of summer.
    June 13, 2016 - 2:43 pm
  • ​Ross: Beat the heat and prevent heat stroke

    During the very hot summer weather, it’s important to recognize the signs of heat stroke, a condition in which your body is unable to regulate its tem ...
    June 13, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Visitation School kindergarten teacher retires after 35 years

    ELMHURST – After 35 years of teaching, Visitation School kindergarten teacher Helen Krajewski retired June 2.
    June 12, 2016 - 7:29 am
  • High school softball: Despite playoff exit, future looks bright for York

    ELMHURST – In the end the ledger will show a 16-11 record for York’s softball team this season, but a closer look reveals a campaign that was better t ...
    June 10, 2016 - 4:38 pm
  • Elmhurst unveils Explore Elmhurst Trolley, summer sweepstakes contest

    ELMHURST – The Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley is back. The maiden voyage of the free trolley that ...
    June 13, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for June 10

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    June 10, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Knights of Columbus prepare for classic car show

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Knights of Columbus is gearing up for a classic car show in support of non-profit Soles 4 Souls.
    June 10, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • High school softball: York hangs tough in season-ending sectional playoff game

    DES PLAINES – Julia Derkowski’s sectional debut didn’t go nearly as well as she had hoped.Trinity ro ...
    June 10, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • Elmhurst approves design, engineering plans for Metra station renovation

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council approved a $211,800 contract for the conceptual design of the Elmhurst Metra station renovation.
    June 10, 2016 - 7:40 am
  • 4 file, 2 challenged for DuPage County Democrat ballot positions

    Two of the four Democrats slated to fill vacant spaces on the DuPage County ballot will be challenged by the DuPage Election Commission.
    June 10, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • Elmhurst police: Victim shot during attempted armed robbery

    ELMHURST – A victim was shot in the leg during an attempted armed robbery June 9 in Elmhurst, according to a city of Elmhurst news release.
    June 9, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • DuPagePads planning career fair for public and homeless clients alike

    Although DuPage County has one of the lowest jobless rates in the state, many still struggle with under-employment and unemployment.
    June 9, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Mariano's sells for $25 million 5 years after opening

    ELMHURST – The Mariano's Fresh Market that opened in 2013 in Elmhurst has been sold for about $25 million to a private venture.
    June 9, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Elmhurst American Legion to host veteran's appreciation motorcycle ride

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst American Legion is hosting a motorcycle ride for people who wish to recognize and support veterans for their contribution to t ...
    June 8, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Elmhurst resident recognized for 10 years of volunteer work at Brookfield Zoo

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst resident Richard Rosenberg was among a group of volunteers recognized by the Chicago Zoological Society for their work at Brookfie ...
    June 8, 2016 - 1:02 pm
  • Elmhurst Public Library considers building space for DIY projects

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Public Library is working on the design of a new space for crafting and do-it-yourself projects.
    June 8, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Upcoming Elmhurst Relay for Life welcomes cancer survivors, community

    ELMHURST – Enid Baxter, Karen King and Elaine Zielinski have more in common than just living in Elmhurst. All three women are breast cancer survivors, ...
    June 7, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • Brewpoint Coffee Company, Tyton Games debut board game night at coffee shop

    ELMHURST – For Elmhurst business owners Melissa Villanueva and Angelo Sepulveda, continually looking for new ways to expand the services and products ...
    June 8, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Blind customers turned away by McDonald's, lawsuit claims

    OAK BROOK – A blind man from Louisiana recently filed a class action lawsuit against McDonald's Corporation for not providing drive-thru accommodation ...
    June 7, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Visitation School students walk for Les Turner ALS Foundation

    ELMHURST – Visitation School students, teachers and staff held a walk to raise money for the Les Turner ALS Foundation.
    June 6, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Business owners jumpstart fundraising for Elmhurst performing arts center

    ELMHURST – In an effort to help build a performing arts center in Elmhurst, local business owners and residents Doug and Cindy Peterson made a donatio ...
    June 6, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Quigley: New labor overtime rules bad for business

    Despite opposition from the United States Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & In ...
    June 4, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Timothy Christian's Xavier Ross just misses making state track finals

    Timothy Christian sophomore Xavier Ross narrowly missed making the finals in three events at the Class 1A boys track and field state prelims May 27 at ...
    June 4, 2016 - 9:16 am
  • High school boys track and field: York, IC Catholic have huge medal haul at state meet

    CHARLESTON – York senior Max Denning and sophomore Charlie Kern shared all-state honors with the 4x800-meter relay one more time.
    June 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Elmhurst community television releases June programming

    Elmhurst Our Kind of Town No. 1352Presenter: Friends of the Elmhurst Public LibraryTitle: The 2016 A ...
    June 3, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • DuPage County sales tax drops after Water Commission moves towards autonomy

    DuPage County residents will enjoy a drop in their sales taxes starting June 1 after the DuPage Water Commission has officially moved into revenue aut ...
    June 6, 2016 - 7:38 am
  • Patriot Assault Bike Challenge returns to Elmhurst for five-year anniversary

    ELMHURST – The streets will be overtaken by cyclists this weekend when the fifth annual Patriot Assault Bike Challenge returns to Elmhurst.
    June 4, 2016 - 7:37 am
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for June 3

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    June 3, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • Rauner calls for new funding formula for school districts

    ITASCA – Gov. Bruce Rauner said he is appalled Illinois ranks last among states for state share of school funding.
    June 3, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • Elmhurst Farmers Market, Block to Block kick-off the summer season

    ELMHURST – It’s nearly summer and that means it’s time to enjoy the long days and outdoor activities.
    June 2, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • York High School principal Diana Smith retires, remembered for community activism

    ELMHURST – For York High School Principal Diana Smith, retirement is not the end of her career as an educator, but the beginning of a new chapter of h ...
    June 3, 2016 - 7:14 am
  • DuPage Animal Care and Crontrol reopens after renovation

    WHEATON – The barks, meows, chirps and growls echoing throughout the DuPage Animal Care and Control facility may now sound a little bit more content a ...
    June 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Riverside police arrest prolific burglar, recover stolen property in San Diego

    RIVERSIDE – Following a multistate investigation, Riverside police charged a Chicago man with 22 priors for the May 10 burglary of a home in the 100 b ...
    June 2, 2016 - 6:53 am
  • City of Elmhurst in legal battle with Lucky Motors car dealership

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst is in the midst of a legal battle with car dealership Lucky Motors Inc. to reclaim more than $100,000 in sales tax reb ...
    June 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • DuPage County partners with local groups for river and stream preservation

    ADDISON – DuPage County will have a new intergovernmental force to help enhance and preserve the quality of streams and rivers throughout the area, ac ...
    June 1, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Elmhurst residents help create documentary about minimalist lifestyle

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst residents Marla and Jeff Sarris did not expect to end up the executive producers of a documentary when they first began to pursue ...
    May 31, 2016 - 7:17 pm
  • High school softball: Offensive onslaught sends York to regional final

    ELMHURST – Scoring runs wasn’t an issue for York’s softball team in the regular season.The same held ...
    May 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • City launches Explore Elmhurst website to promote tourism, community events

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst has launched the Explore Elmhurst website, a newly branded platform offering residents and visitors an all-access guid ...
    May 27, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Elmhurst's Grace Cronin caps Fenwick career with state title

    CHARLESTON – Grace Cronin’s hurdling talents can be traced to her days attending Immaculate Conception Grade School in Elmhurst.
    June 3, 2016 - 7:16 am
  • PREP ROUNDUP: Septet combines for York baseball no-hitter

    Josh Hovance, Cole Miller, Joe Polowsky, Brennan McGovern, Matt Reicker, Nick Lee and Will Dvorak pitched an inning each and combined for a no-hitter ...
    May 27, 2016 - 3:09 pm
  • Elmhurst's Hops for Humanity looks to extend charitable reach

    ELMHURST – Hops for Humanity, a charitable organization that combines the joy of drinking beer with the satisfaction of helping the community, wants t ...
    May 27, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for May 27

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    May 27, 2016 - 8:34 am
  • Technology Center of DuPage names executive director

    ADDISON – Starting July 1, Technology Center of DuPage and the DuPage Area Occupational Education System will welcome Michael Zimmerman of Crown Point ...
    May 26, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • High school baseball: IC Catholic, Timothy Christian capture regional titles

    ELMHURST – Jimmy Brush's one-out single to score Jimmy Allen in the bottom of the 10th inning was the decisive run for the Timothy Christian's boys ba ...
    May 26, 2016 - 2:16 pm
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