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  • 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
  • Twilight racing part of 2015 Elmhurst Cycling Classic

    ELMHURST – Racing after dark will be the newest exciting change to the Superior Ambulance Elmhurst Cycling Classic on July 24.
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Elmhurst Chiefs PeeWee Green wins league title

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Chiefs PeeWee Green team captured the 2014-15 Northwest Hockey League white division with a 9-2-1 record that included four sh ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • District 205 talks state education funding with leaders

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 tackled the topic of state education funding during a forum Monday.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Addison Trail, Timothy Christian, York boys hoping for playoff hoops success

    The road to the state finals for Class 3A and 4A boys basketball teams starts with regional tournament games beginning Monday. Here’s the outlook for ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Feb. 18

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • New exhibit tells Elmhurst's history

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Historical Museum will debut its new exhibit, "By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst," on Saturday.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • COD Faculty Association: "Bad relationship" with Breuder led to no confidence vote

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Faculty Association has released details about its September vote on no confidence in college President Robert Breu ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Juniors provide boost for York boys hoops

    ELMHURST – Juniors such as Jack Julian have been forced into big roles for York this season.Fellow j ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Prep roundup: IC boys to play for regional title

    IC Catholic’s boys basketball team advanced to a Class 2A regional final at Lisle High School by winning two regional games earlier this week. IC Cath ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Elmhurst

    THUMBS UP: Government consolidation is a hot topic in Illinois, and DuPage County has emerged as a leader in the statewide mission to eliminate excess ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • IC Catholic girls back to state finals for second time

    RIVER FOREST – It took more than 30 years for IC Catholic to get to state in girls basketball for the first time.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Willowbrook at Hinsdale Central boys basketball: 6 photos

    Hinsdale Central wins at home, 57-47 over Willowbrook on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 8:09 am
  • NASCAR names Elmhurst native to Hall of Fame

    ELMHURST – As a 12-year-old playing in her family’s basement, Amanda Lorenzen Gardstrom knocked over and broke the Daytona 500 trophy that her father, ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:06 am
  • IC Catholic girls headed back to state

    RIVER FOREST – It took more than 30 years for IC Catholic to get to state in girls basketball for the first time.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • College of DuPage's Waterleaf lost $536,000 in 2014

    GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage officials made a presentation Thursday to update the Board of Trustees on the financial standing of Waterleaf Restauran ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 8:09 pm
  • Three College of DuPage trustee candidates running on 'Clean Slate' platform

    Three candidates for the College of DuPage Board of Trustees are running on the "Clean Slate" platform, according to a news release from the group.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • Elmhurst run to support boy with genetic disorder

    ELMHURST – The fourth annual No Frills Fun Run will be March 1, benefiting an Elmhurst fourth-grader with a genetic disorder that causes progressive m ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • College of DuPage to freeze tuition rates

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees voted 5-1 to freeze tuition rates for the 2016 fiscal year.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Elmhurst Park District maintains flood project stance

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Park District board at a recent meeting denied a request from the city to allow use of both east and west sides of two parks f ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • Amid budget concerns, Elmhurst College plans staff cuts, offers voluntary retirement

    ELMHURST – In response to a budget deficit of about $2.5 million, Elmhurst College is looking to cut an estimated $7.7 million from its budgets in fis ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Thomas, Dukes dispose of Trojans

    DOWNERS GROVE – Jayvon Thomas can dice up a defense in a variety of ways.York’s leading scorer showe ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Free-throw shooting decides IC loss

    GLEN ELLYN – Free-throw shooting has not been the forte for Glenbard South’s boys basketball team this season.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Prep roundup: TC boys basketball keeps pace in conference race

    Timothy Christian’s boys basketball team beat Walther Christian 49-20 Tuesday to keep pace in the Metro Suburban East race. Ben Lodewyk had 13 points.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Elmhurst

    THUMBS UP: Taking advantage of available teaching resources is the duty of any educational institution. York High School succeeded on that front Feb. ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • College of DuPage officials respond to radio station fraud

    GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage officials have spoken publicly for the first time about alleged fraud at the school's radio station that resulted in th ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 6:56 am
  • Music comforts DuPage Convalescent residents

    WHEATON – Sometimes a song can make a world of difference.Residents of the DuPage County Convalescen ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 7:42 pm
  • Irish Cup title goes to Elmhurst Chiefs Squirt White team

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Chiefs Squirt White team enjoyed a perfect run at the South Bend Irish Cup during the President's Day weekend.  
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 4:19 pm
  • Elmhurst Chiefs Mite Green team wins Wisconsin tournament

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Chiefs Mite Green team went undefeated in the Dells Waterpark Classic during President's Day weekend and won the tournament ti ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Dukes’ duo eyes pair of state medals in wrestling

    CAROL STREAM – Neither Mike Ordonez nor Tommy Helton were entirely surprised to qualify for state wrestling, but both were thrilled to do so.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Quigley: Economic outlook is both good and bad

    I have both good and bad news to share: the United States of America boasts the best economy on earth. It’s true. The good and bad news are the same, ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • D-205 to talk state education funding

    ELMHURST – In Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205, property taxpayers fund about 90 percent of the total cost of educating students, according ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Letter: Vote 'no' on bill that gives nurses more license to presribe

    To the Editor:The physicians of the DuPage County Medical Society are greatly concerned about propos ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 9:01 am
  • Group charged with distributing DuPage fair funds may be next on consolidation chopping block

    The latest DuPage County consolidation effort may funnel some much-needed cash into the hands of the county fairgrounds.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Feb. 13

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • Elmhurst group to raise money for bikes for kids with special needs

    ELMHURST – Special Bikes 4 Special Kids will celebrate Fat Tuesday with a fundraiser to help provide bicycles to children with special needs.
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Elmhurst Youth Baseball Rock Smith takes center stage at SoxFest 2015

    ELMHURST – Rock Smith recently stepped up to the big leagues. During the opening ceremony of SoxFest ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Legislators respond to COD's Breuder buyout by proposing legislation, investigation

    Illinois Senate Democrats announced the formation of a new subcommittee to investigate executive compensation at public institutions in a news release ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Rauner orders consolidation task force led by DuPage's Sanguinetti, Cronin (with video)

    Government consolidation, DuPage style, may be coming to counties across the state.Gov. Bruce Rauner ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Elmhurst sues Lucky Motors to reclaim sales tax rebate

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst is suing Lucky Motors on claims the car dealership violated the sales tax rebate agreement the two share.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • Elmhurst's Wilder Crossing condos to receive TIF funds

    ELMHURST – The Wilder Crossing condominium project will soon become a reality, after tax increment financing funding was approved to help finance util ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • Elmhurst dance company presents Valentine's Day event

    ELMHURST – Emerging Elmhurst dance company Impulse Movement Co. will host an evening of entertainment and dining for Valentine's Day.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Candle causes Elmhurst house fire

    ELMHURST – An unattended candle was the culprit behind a fire that caused about $25,000 in damage to an Elmhurst home on Tuesday, according to a city ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 8:05 pm
  • Girls basketball playoff previews: York primed for deep run

    While IC Catholic has started its playoff run in Class 2A, the other two Elmhurst schools, Timothy Christian and York, and Addison Trail kick off the ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Prep roundup: Thomas leads York boys past Glenbard West

    Jayvon Thomas scored 19 points to help lift York’s boys basketball team to a 37-34 West Suburban Silver win at Glenbard West on Saturday.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Elmhurst

    THUMBS UP: Two-time cancer survivor Julia Stepenske is sharing the inspiration she discovered through her battles with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The 40-y ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Kovatchis sister duo star for York

    VILLA PARK – Sisters Alyssa and Jamie Kovatchis spend of a lot of time together. The twins play not ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Rep. Quigley talks politics with Elmhurst students

    ELMHURST – From education to politics, York Community High School students covered a lot of ground when U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Illinois, visited th ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Elmhurst Airborne 5th grade team enjoys two tournament successes

    ELMHURST – When the Elmhurst Airborne White 5th grade boys team hosted its own Winter Roundball Tournament in January, the squad brought home the titl ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Valle: Township's partners help to fight hunger

    On behalf of everyone who benefits from our York Township Food Pantry and General Assistance Holiday Programs, I would like to express my gratitude to ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Rauner, Nybo surprise Egg Harbor guests

    ELMHURST – State Sen. Chris Nybo, R-Elmhurst, welcomed Gov. Bruce Rauner to the 24th District on Sunday by taking him to breakfast at Egg Harbor in El ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Elmhurst looks for developers for downtown land

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst is seeking a Request for Proposals from qualified applicants for the purchase and redevelopment of two city-owned cont ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Elmhurst woman shares cancer survival story on stage

    ELMHURST – Most people wouldn’t say having cancer is a “blessing.”But that’s exactly how two-time su ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 7:23 am
  • York High School students first to perform musical 'Dogfight'

    ELMHURST – Students at York Community High School in Elmhurst are getting the rare opportunity to be the first high school actors to perform the music ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • York, IC, AT wrestlers start road to state

    The high school wrestling state finals start Feb. 19, but first come regional meets Saturday. Here’s the postseason outlook as area schools York, IC C ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Six breakout players: Willowbrook's Verge, York's Thomas among new varsity standouts

    Each basketball season players graduate and leave openings for new players to step into the following year. Some varsity newcomers make an impact righ ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Prep roundup: IC girls looking strong heading to postseason

    IC Catholic’s girls basketball team picked up three wins in a row starting Jan. 29 with a 44-19 victory against Fenton. On Saturday, IC beat Chicago C ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lady Dukes in good spot as playoffs loom

    ELMHURST – The postseason is right around the corner and York’s girls basketball team finished the conference portion of its schedule with three strai ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Consolidation, heroin top DuPage County's legislative priorities

    Legislators in Springfield have a long to-do list over the next several months, including working on a new budget and the ever-increasing pension cost ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • York rehearses "Dogfight" musical: 5 photos

    Dress rehearsal of the musical, "Dogfight," at York Community High School on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015: Performances are Feb.5 to 8 in the school's Baker ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 4:52 pm
  • Division I football players among area student athletes making college sports commitments

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, is the first chance for high school seniors to officially commit to play sports in college. Several area players will ink wit ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Pension reform, protecting local funds top DuPage Mayors and Managers' legislative goals

    The DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference is hoping 2015 is the year when Illinois finally reforms its public safety pension system and protects local ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 7:13 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Jan. 30

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • Villa Park girl's legacy lives on through family's generosity

    Georgianna Clements knows firsthand that families of chronically ill children can often feel like they’re “living in a bubble.”
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 4:51 pm
  • Elmhurst Airborne 5th grade boys black team wins Wheaton Academy shootout

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Airborne's boys fifth grade black team went to the Wheaton Acacemy shootout on Jan. 17, and it turned out to be a good day for ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 3:53 pm
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