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Elmhurst News

  • Q&A: New Elmhurst College president looks ahead to new school year

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College President Troy Van Aken arrived on campus this summer to start his new position.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Grace Café celebrates 10 years in Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – Grace Café returns to Elmhurst on Aug. 22 for its 10th year.Grace Café was started in 200 ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Impact Dance Company welcomes new dance education coordinator

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Park District recently welcomed Katie Loveless as the new dance education coordinator. She will direct the Impact Dance Compan ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Elmhurst City Council approves more than $6 million in stormwater project contracts

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council approved more than $6 million in contracts related to stormwater projects that are expected to provide flood reli ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for Aug. 19

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Elmhurst officials approve $50,000 grant for struggling American Legion

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council unanimously approved a $50,000 grant for the American Legion T.H.B. Post 187 to help fund two upcoming events.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Oak Brook readies for 54th annual Festival of Fine Art Aug. 20-21

    OAK BROOK – One of the area's oldest artistic traditions will return to Oakbrook Center on Aug. 20 and 21 with the annual Festival of Fine Art.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 7:20 am
  • Q&A with Dexter Fowler: Chicago Cubs All-Star takes time to teach finer points of baseball

    ELMHURST – The incredible success of the Chicago Cubs this season has been the No. 1 story in professional baseball.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 1:45 pm
  • Elmhurst District 205 announces appointment of 2 new assistant principals

    ELMHURST – The District 205 Board of Education recently confirmed the promotion of Ryan Doherty to Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 1:01 pm
  • Elmhurst Youth Baseball team second in state

    ELMHURST – The 11U team for Elmhurst Youth Baseball extended its season to the last possible day.The ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Volunteers needed at Elmhurst Hospital Wig Boutique

    ELMHURST – Residents with a flair for hair are needed to volunteer at the American Cancer Society Wig Boutique at Elmhurst Hospital.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Elmhurst Park District starts chair yoga classes for seniors

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Park District is beginning Monday afternoon chair yoga classes at The Abbey in August and September.
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Elmhurst District 205 Board of Education concerned with city's stormwater project

    ELMHURST – The District 205 Board of Education wants expert engineers to review the city’s final stormwater mitigation plans at Madison Early Childhoo ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Letter: A better way to draw legislative maps

    To the Editor:We Illinoisans know a lot about an entrenched struggle between our two parties. Today, ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Aug. 12

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Elmhurst-based independent film distributor wants to bring back VHS

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst residents Ryan Ohm and Jeremy Marsan wanted to create a platform where independent filmmakers could release their work, so they tu ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Elmhurst Choral Union appoints new director

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Choral Union recently announced that conductor Scott Uddenberg has been as its director.
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Equipment rental business moves headquarters to Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – After 18 years in business, equipment rental company Lizzy Lift has moved its headquarters to Elmhurst.
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts to host Aug. 10 information session

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts is inviting local residents to attend a Q&A session for a multistage performing arts center in down ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Elmhurst police investigating string of home invasions

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Police are investigating an overnight residential burglary that occurred in the 600 block of North Howard Avenue.
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Elmhurst BMW begins fundraiser for special rec association

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst BMW is trying to raise $10,000 in the month of August for the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association.
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Sen. Tom Cullerton: Why I Support Independent Maps

    Unfortunately, partisan politics won out when the Independent Maps Initiative was ruled unconstitutional in a Cook County court. Fortunately, the voic ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Boating part of the "Bloodline" for Elmhurst's Hansmann family

    ELMHURST – When it came time to name his newest boat, John Hansmann had little trouble coming up with a moniker.
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Nonprofit LJ's Healing Hearts to hold Elmhurst fundraiser

    ELMHURST – LJ's Healing Hearts will hold a fundraiser to provide financial and well-being supports for families that struggle with hardships when thei ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Aug. 5

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Villa Park Ardmore Station Liquors Ale Fest is Aug. 6

    VILLA PARK – The third annual Ardmore Station Liquors Ale Fest is from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 6 at 405 N. Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park.
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 7:30 pm
  • Elmhurst Park District Kite Fest take flight Aug. 6

    The Elmhurst Park District is hosting the third annual Kite Fest will take flight from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 in Berens Park, 493 N. Oaklawn Ave.
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • York High School announces retirement of legendary coach Joe Newton

    ELMHURST – After 20 national championships and 28 state titles, legendary York High School cross country coach Joe Newton is relinquishing his full-ti ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • DuPage Drones, DuPage County Hounds offer summer league baseball options for collegiate players, fans

    Jake Schieber and Sean Frontzak were looking for a place to play some highly competitive baseball this summer.
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 1:51 pm
  • Valle: York Township still offers great senior services

    Forty years ago this month the York Township Senior Center held its first outing.On Aug. 4, 1976, th ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • American Association of University Women book sale returns to Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – The American Association of University Women Elmhurst Area Branch is hosting its annual Used Book Sale from Aug. 4 through 7 at Lincoln Ele ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Warrenville's Blackwell Forest Preserve to host archery open house

    WARRENVILLE – The Blackwell Forest Preserve will host a free archery open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 6, according to a news release from the Fo ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: July 18-24

    Solve student loan problems nowConcerning our student loan problem in this country, something needs ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for July 29

    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 29, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • High school football: Summer camp an important building block for York, Montini football

    Friday, Aug. 26, is the kickoff of the 2016 season. It will be the first time most fans get a look at the high school football teams they root for.
    July 29, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • City of Elmhurst proposes student parking restrictions on Mitchell Avenue

    ELMHURST – A lack of student parking at York High School has created congestion on a neighboring residential street, prompting the city to recommend s ...
    July 29, 2016 - 3:58 pm
  • DuPage Chief Judge accepting applications to fill associate judge vacancy

    Local attorneys can now apply to fill a vacancy for the office of associate judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court in DuPage County, according to a ...
    July 28, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • 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.
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 3:11 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
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