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  • Elmhurst College percussion to perform April 16

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst College Percussion Ensemble will present its spring concert, with special guest percussionist and composer Glenn Kotche, on Ap ...
    NEW: March 31, 2015 - 7:10 pm
  • Elmhurst students go mad for science

    ELMHURST – Emerson Elementary School students, parents and teachers joined together with area professionals to explore the fun side of science March 1 ...
    NEW: March 31, 2015 - 7:08 pm
  • COD Foundation board member gets $630,000 in no-bid architecture contracts for signage work

    A member of the College of DuPage Foundation Board of Directors has received more than $630,000 in no-bid contracts as an architect – despite not bein ...
    NEW: March 31, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • Duckworth to run for U.S. Senate

    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, announced Monday she will run for the U.S. Senate, throwing her name into the Democratic primary in hopes of ch ...
    March 31, 2015 - 12:43 pm
  • Legoland teams up with Easter Seals to build 'Lego Room' for clients

    VILLA PARK – Tomas Rosales, 4, is “over the moon excited” about Easter Seals DuPage and Fox Valley’s brand new “Lego Room,” which will be used as a wa ...
    March 30, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Elmhurst College raises $390,000 to support students

    ELMHURST – For the last six years, Elmhurst College has hosted its Evening for Scholarships to invite alumni to help raise money for scholarships for ...
    March 30, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Elmhurst looks to update downtown plan

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst approved the hiring of a Chicago-based consulting firm March 16 to work on the city’s downtown development plan.
    March 30, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars move season finale to Toyota Park

    The Chicago Red Stars will be on the move for their National Women's Soccer League regular season finale on Sept. 6.
    March 30, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Pick residents face tax hike if park districts merge

    ELMHURST – Residents of a subdivision in Elmhurst may soon see a steep increase in their annual park district tax bill.
    March 27, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Elmhurst firefighters respond to science classroom fire

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Fire Department responded Wednesday morning to a fire at Sandburg Middle School that was apparently caused by a chemical react ...
    March 28, 2015 - 6:47 am
  • Elmhurst police investigate suspicious person incident

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Police Department is investigating a report of a subject who approached a student walking home from school March 17, according ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • Team Elmhurst Soccer Club girls team honored for recent achievements

    ELMHURST – The Team Elmhurst SC U14 Girls Select team were recently honored at the Illinois Youth Soccer Association's annual awards banquet for last ...
    March 27, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Top 5 winter sports highlights for IC, TC, York

    ELMHURST – With boys basketball state titles handed out Saturday, the high school winter sports season is officially in the books.
    March 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Smith: Survey results help guide District 205 superintendent search

    Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205’s Board of Education began the process of selecting its next superintendent last month, following Dave Pru ...
    March 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 40 years of neighborly care: People's Resource Center celebrates decades of service

    There are no simple, one-size-fits-all solutions to poverty.Food assistance, clothing, rent assistan ...
    March 26, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • Elmhurst boys gymnasts bring home hardware from meet

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Boys Gymnastics Level 5 Team took third place in the Let the Games Begin meet on March 8 at I&M Gymnastics in Channahon. 
    March 26, 2015 - 5:12 pm
  • Girls soccer previews: York returns talent, IC, TC set sights on new conferences

    Spring is here and girls soccer teams already have hit the field for season openers. Here’s the outlook for what to expect from the local teams this s ...
    March 26, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Elmhurst Airborne 8th grade A boys team wins postseason title

    ELMHURST – The members of the Elmhurst 8th grade A team had a great few years playing together, and this season was no exception.
    March 26, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for March 20

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Elmhurst students shine at Choral Classic

    Students from Bryan Middle School in Elmhurst were among those to perform at Wheaton Warrenville South High School’s eighth annual Choral Classic Invi ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • DuPage Clerk: Tax rate increases low, home values stabilizing

    Though housing values dropped for the sixth consecutive year and property taxes ticked up across the county in 2014, DuPage seems to be emerging from ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Elmhurst police search for hit-and-run driver

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Police Department is looking for the driver of a semi-tractor trailer that hit a pedestrian early Tuesday in the 700 block of ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • College of DuPage remains indecisive on audit

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees took no action Thursday related to funding a state audit.
    March 23, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Elmhurst man visits Malaysia to help flood victims

    ELMHURST – One of the most poignant memories Elmhurst resident Mark Dyer has from his recent trip to Malaysia to help flood victims is seeing a group ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Early voting is open – meet all the local candidates

    March 22, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Snow to return to west suburbs for Monday commute

    Snow is anticipated in the west suburbs early Monday and through the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.
    March 23, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Elmhurst’s Wilder Mansion to host bridal show

    ELMHURST – Amaretto cake with raspberry and cream cheese filling, lemon cake with lemon curd filling and chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse are ...
    March 20, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Elmhurst police to crack down on drunk drivers

    ELMHURST – St. Patrick's Day revelers better drive sober or they'll get pulled over this weekend, as the Elmhurst Police Department plans a drunk-driv ...
    March 20, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • All-area MVP Thomas found scoring touch to lead York boys

    ELMHURST – Jayvon Thomas was York's go-to scorer this season and carried the load offensively for the Dukes, but neither Thomas nor the rest of the Du ...
    March 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Meet the all-area boys basketball team with players from Addison, Elmhurst, Lombard, Villa Park

    The boys basketball season finishes up with the Class 3A and 4A state finals on Saturday. That makes now the perfect time to honor the best players fr ...
    March 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Quigley: Strong U.S. manufacturing benefits local economy

    Since the “Great Recession” ended in June of 2009, America’s economy has rebounded slower than desired, but is still doing better than the rest of the ...
    March 20, 2015 - 5:12 am
  • College of DuPage hires $250 per hour public relations firm

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees on Thursday approved hiring a Chicago-based public relations firm to help disseminate information ...
    March 20, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • DuPage County Board member Eckhoff charged with DUI

    WHEATON – Longtime DuPage County Board member and Wheaton resident Grant Eckhoff was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol earlier this ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for March 13

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    March 19, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Area products take part in NCAA basketball tournaments

    The NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments bring some of the best young athletes to the national stage. This year's tournaments have plenty of ...
    March 18, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Elmhurst teen takes March Madness expertise to smartphones

    ELMHURST – To say Zorian Schiffman has the mind and spirit of a true entrepreneur is an understatement.
    March 18, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • St. Patrick's Day celebrations bring out the green in area residents: 20 photos

    Plenty of local options were available to revelers in the days leading up to St. Patrick's Day. ...
    March 17, 2015 - 6:07 pm
  • Elmhurst event raises $3,500 for scholarships

    ELMHURST – The fifth annual Bags for Wags Tournament raised $3,500 to provide three high school seniors with a one-time college scholarship, according ...
    March 16, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Elmhurst students support classmate at run

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst fourth-grader Marshall Bell (from left) and his Lincoln Elementary School classmates cheer on runners March 1 at the No Frills Fun ...
    March 16, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Garbage fees going up for Elmhurst residents

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst residents can expect to spend about 1 to 5 percent more for their garbage service beginning April 1.
    March 13, 2015 - 1:11 pm
  • Elmhurst family to host March for Dimes fundraiser

    ELMHURST – An Elmhurst family will host a fundraiser for its March for Dimes team Saturday at Fitz's Spare Keys in Elmhurst.
    March 13, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • All-area basketball MVP Jessica Bianchi made York girls better

    ELMHURST – Point guard can be a difficult position to learn. The complicated nature of the nuanced position takes time to master.
    March 16, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Meet the all-area girls basketball team with players from Elmhurst, Lombard, Villa Park

    The girls basketball season wrapped up over the weekend with the Class 3A and 4A state finals. Montini took third in 3A and is well represented on the ...
    March 13, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • College of DuPage chairwoman suggests banning alcohol reimbursements

    GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage Board of Trustees Chairwoman Erin Birt has suggested a policy to ban college officials from expensing alcohol, and has ...
    March 13, 2015 - 6:47 am
  • Illinois Tollway looks to speed up suburban highways

    The Illinois Tollway is moving closer to increasing the speed limit on several area tollways from 55 to 60 mph, according to an Illinois Tollway news ...
    March 14, 2015 - 7:33 am
  • Timothy Christian boys fall in regional final

    ELMHURST – Upsetting Westinghouse in a regional semifinal was one thing, but trying to make it two in a row against North Lawndale was a much tougher ...
    March 12, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Slow start dooms Dukes in sectional semifinal

    AURORA – A sluggish start was too much for York's boys basketball team to overcome Wednesday.Facing ...
    March 12, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • York ends season in 4A sectional semifinal: 6 photos

    York plays West Aurora in the 4A sectional semifinal basketball game at East Aurora on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
    March 15, 2015 - 7:28 am
  • Valle: Get the facts before eliminating townships

    At the annual meeting of the Town of York next month, the township will celebrate 165 years since the Constitution for the new Town of York was passed ...
    March 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for March 6

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    March 11, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Elmhurst's York Community High School celebrates the arts (with video)

    ELMHURST – Music, dance, art and comedy filled the halls of York Community High School, as students and staff celebrated their annual Fine Arts Week f ...
    March 11, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Chicago Blitz football team to host open house Thursday

    VILLA PARK – Fans can get an up close look at the area's very own football team when the Chicago Blitz hosts its Meet the Blitz Open House.
    March 10, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • Rauner's budget causes concern as child poverty levels in DuPage County rise (with video)

    Area nonprofits are closely watching the governor’s office and state legislature as they could face big cuts in state funding despite DuPage County’s ...
    March 15, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Exhibit takes Elmhurst residents back in time

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Historical Museum hosted a grand opening for its new exhibit, "By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst," on Feb. 28 and March 1 ...
    March 9, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • 2015 Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day parade: 6 photos

    Elmhurst holds its annual St. Patrick's Day parade heading north on Spring Road on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Videos at:  h ...
    March 8, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Elmhurst's Joey Favia wins wrestling tournament title at Tulsa Nationals

    ELMHURST – Joey Favia would have had a hard time making weight after the Tulsa Nationals youth wrestling meet.
    March 6, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Elmhurst eager to go Irish for St. Patrick's Day Parade

    ELMHURST – “If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then you’re lucky enough,” goes the saying. At Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, everyone can go gr ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • York boys set for rematch in regional final

    GLEN ELLYN – After winning regional titles each of the past two seasons, York senior Luke Libert isn’t ready to see the Dukes’ streak end.
    March 6, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Prep roundup: Knights boys fall in regional final

    BOYS BASKETBALL IC Catholic The Knights lost 41-40 against St. Edward on Feb. 27 in a Class 2 region ...
    March 6, 2015 - 6:00 am
  • Lady Knights net trophy in return to state finals

    NORMAL – IC Catholic’s return trip to state didn’t produce any better results than it did last year.
    March 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Benages: Go ahead, talk with your doctor about incontinence

    It's estimated that 25 million adult Americans experience urinary incontinence, with 75 to 80 percent of those being women. As common as incontinence ...
    March 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Timothy Christian knocks off Westinghouse to make regional final

    ELMHURST – When Timothy Christian hosted the 3-point shootout at its Class 3A regional on Tuesday Joe Davidson struggled, but in Wednesday's regional ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Elmhurst intersection closes for pipe installation

    ELMHURST – Madison Street and Berkley Avenue in Elmhurst will be closed for five business days, beginning today, to allow crews to install a pipe that ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • York and Benet advance to set up regional final meeting

    GLEN ELLYN – After winning regional titles each of the past two seasons, York senior Luke Libert isn't ready to see the Dukes' streak end.
    March 4, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Elmhurst mural helps bring fading memories to life

    ELMHURST – Mike Harrington never knew that one of his wife’s neighbors in the memory care unit at Park Place had sailed around the world in a small sa ...
    March 3, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Feb. 27

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:33 pm
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