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  • Elmhurst to buy homes affected by flooding

    ELMHURST – In a unanimous decision, the Elmhurst City Council approved a plan to help residents affected by flooding in the city at its meeting April ...
    April 17, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • Multi-story developments proposed for Addison Avenue space

    ELMHURST – Two city-owned parcels at 138 and 142 N. Addison Ave. are up for grabs, and two developers are battling for the Development, Planning and Z ...
    April 17, 2015 - 6:23 pm
  • Elmhurst Memorial Medical Group celebrates opening of office

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Memorial Medical Group celebrates the opening of its newest physician office with a ribbon cutting ceremony April 10.
    April 17, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • Hinsdale Central at York boys tennis: 6 photos

    York plays Hinsdale Central at Berens Park in Elmhurst on Thursday, April 16, 2015. ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • York catcher Milkowski tailor made for leadership role

    ELMHURST – Catcher is a position unlike any other in softball, so the players who are drawn to it tend to be a bit different.
    April 17, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Prep roundup: York’s Peterson picks up 100th career varsity tennis win

    York’s boys tennis team made the final of the Hersey Invite on Saturday, beating Prospect and Fremd by 5-2 scores before losing to the Huskies 4-3 in ...
    April 17, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • York soccer ‘coming together’ to find success

    SCHAUMBURG – Saturday’s PepsiCo Showdown opener left an unsatisfying taste for York’s girls soccer team.
    April 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Quigley: Election results reveal truths about us

    Results from the April 7 Consolidated Elections revealed two truths about us as an electorate.First, ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lemont native Scott Darling notches first NHL playoff win in Blackhawks' victory

    In a season of memorable firsts, Scott Darling added another one to the list Wednesday night. The Le ...
    April 16, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • College of DuPage under federal investigation, trustee says school destroyed documents

    In an event signaling more trouble for the long-embattled College of DuPage, the U.S. Attorney's Office has issued a subpoena to the school for docume ...
    April 16, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Embattled College of DuPage Board bows out of final meeting

    After months of headlines, scandal and controversy, the current College of DuPage Board of Trustees won't be going out with a bang.
    April 16, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • Amid controversy, COD Foundation director announces retirement

    The director of the College of DuPage Foundation has announced she will retire in October after months of controversy – though not because of it.
    April 15, 2015 - 6:23 pm
  • Elmhurst teachers turn forum into teachable moment for students

    ELMHURST – For the last eight years, Elmhurst College has hosted its Governmental Forum as a way to create a conversation among civic leaders, local o ...
    April 15, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Anthony J. Canino Varsity Gymnastics Invitational: 8 photos

    Athletes from the WSC Gold and Silver Divisions compete at the Anthony J. Canino Varsity Gymnastics Invitational at Hinsdale Central on Friday, April ...
    April 15, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Elmhurst band is hungry for more after House of Blues debut

    ELMHURST – After reaching out to a local promoter for upcoming gigs in the Chicago area, 19-year-old Elmhurst College student Scott Blaszak received a ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:06 pm
  • DuPage County Fair confirms limited grandstand for 2015, but programming remains (with video)

    WHEATON – Though part of the grandstand will be closed, the DuPage County Fair Association promises that the annual event will go on as planned.
    April 18, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • York Community High School to present 'Big Fish'

    ELMHURST – York Community High School’s Drama Club will present its adaptation of "Big Fish," a tale that centers on restoring the relationship betwee ...
    April 14, 2015 - 5:40 pm
  • Local pizzerias to support Elmhurst schools at event

    ELMHURST – In an effort to raise funds for Elmhurst’s public schools, local pizzerias will showcase their speciality sausage and cheese pizzas at the ...
    April 14, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • Fans head to Elmhurst Quarry for 'Chicago Fire' filming

    ELMHURST – After storms forced NBC to cancel its filming of "Chicago Fire" late last week at the Elmhurst Quarry, the show is shooting there today.
    April 14, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Former College of DuPage radio engineer charged with stealing $200K pleads not guilty

    A former College of DuPage radio engineer accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the school's radio station, WDCB, pleaded not guilty to a dozen ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • NBC reschedules 'Chicago Fire' filming for Tuesday at Elmhurst Quarry

    ELMHURST – After storms forced NBC to cancel its filming of "Chicago Fire" late last week at the Elmhurst Quarry, the show now will be shooting there ...
    April 14, 2015 - 6:04 am
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for April 10

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    April 13, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Elmhurst groups to launch 1st job fair for students

    ELMHURST – On Wednesday, the Elmhurst Commission on Youth will host its first youth job and volunteer fair.
    April 13, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Connelly, Sandack meet with DuPage County Board members for lobby day

    DuPage County Board members meet with state legislators March 18 in Springfield as part of an annual lobby day to speak about the county's 2015 legisl ...
    April 12, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Elmhurst Park District votes to absorb subdivision

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst and Pick Subdivision park districts are now one, after the boards of both districts unanimously voted to consolidate.
    April 10, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • Elmhurst City Council approves Hahn Street redevelopment agreement

    ELMHURST – After approving the needed variances and conditional-use permit for the Hahn Street redevelopment project in December, the Elmhurst City Co ...
    April 10, 2015 - 6:02 pm
  • Willowbrook at Downers Grove North girls soccer: 8 photos

    Downers Grove North plays a home soccer match with Willowbrook on Monday, April 6, 2015. ...
    April 10, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  • Elmhurst single moms support group to host brunch

    ELMHURST – Sisters Helping Each Other, a local support group for single mothers, will host a brunch from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Elmhurst Christi ...
    April 10, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • Community supports Elmhurst kids through Casino Night

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Children's Assistance Foundation's sixth annual Casino Night was a record-breaking event, with nearly 400 attendees and more s ...
    April 10, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Batter up: Elmhurst Boy Scout Troop 17 to host pancake breakfast

    ELMHURST – Boy Scout Troop 17 will host its fourth annual Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Christ United Methodis ...
    April 10, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Elmhurst fitness center to raise money for association

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst fitness center FITT-RX will raise money for the American Lung Association through a spin-a-thon.
    April 10, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Plenty of promise for York, AT boys volleyball

    Most high school spring sports take place outside, but boys volleyball action is still heating up indoors. York and Addison Trail have reason to be ex ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • AT, IC looking to repeat 20-win seasons, Trojans skew young

    The high school softball season is in full swing with teams in the area already having several games under their belts. Here’s what to expect for Addi ...
    April 10, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Talented Dukes softball transitions to new coach

    ELMHURST – Some things may have changed around York softball with Jennifer Bode taking over as coach, but the team she inherited should help keep the ...
    April 10, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Former associate pastor of Elmhurst church sentenced to 10 years for sex assault

    ELMHURST – A former associate pastor at an Elmhurst church has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl over the course of ...
    April 9, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Valle: York Township offers wealth of unique services

    Here is a preview of the York Township supervisor’s annual town hall meeting reports, highlighting programs and services available through our facilit ...
    April 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • NBC 'Chicago Fire' filming in Elmhurst gets canceled due to severe weather forecast

    ELMHURST – The expected filming of NBC's "Chicago Fire" on Thursday at the Elmhurst Quarry has been canceled due to the severe weather forecast.
    April 9, 2015 - 5:52 am
  • Elmhurst College forum to tackle America's challenges

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College is hosting its eighth annual govermental forum, a discussion that centers on the latest political and economic issues in I ...
    April 8, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for April 3

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    April 8, 2015 - 3:02 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Francesca's Amici makes name for itself

    In the mood to let seasoned pros do the cooking, we decided to make our first visit to Francesca's Amici. It inhabits a warm, sophisticated space in d ...
    April 10, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • 'Clean Slate' candidates sweep College of DuPage race (with video)

    GLEN ELLYN – The College of DuPage Board of Trustees will soon be looking at a Clean Slate. The trio ...
    April 8, 2015 - 6:28 am
  • Sabatino, 3 incumbents win Elmhurst City Council seats

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst residents who live in the city's First Ward will see a fresh face as one of their representatives on the City Council after Tuesda ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • District 205 voters re-elect incumbents

    ELMHURST – Four incumbents were re-elected to the Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board of Education, according to preliminary election re ...
    April 8, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Ubriaco re-elected to Elmhurst Park District board

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners President Carolyn Ubriaco has been re-elected, according to preliminary election results.
    April 8, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • York softball blasts four home runs in win against Conant

    ELMHURST – In its first three games, York softball hit one home run. In Monday's game against Conant ...
    April 6, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • Elmhurst roads to close for filming of 'Chicago Fire'

    ELMHURST – Film crews from the NBC television show "Chicago Fire" will be using part of the Elmhurst Quarry on Tuesday and Thursday for rehearsal and ...
    April 6, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Elmhurst College officials investigate alleged forcible sexual offense

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College students received an email alert March 30 from the Office of Campus Security about a delayed report of an alleged forcible ...
    April 6, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Letter: Support clean slate for College of DuPage board

    To the Editor: I am a former COD student, a DuPage resident and a taxpayer. I filed a FOIA request a ...
    April 6, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • Letter: Vote Smentek for First Ward

    To the Editor:I'm writing in support of Susan Smentek for First Ward alderman. The First Ward alderm ...
    April 6, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Elmhurst prepares for possible state funding change

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley and the City Council are preparing a plan for the possibility of reduced funding from the state, according to a ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Hawthorne students celebrate Pi Day

    ELMHURST – Students at Hawthorne Elementary School in Elmhurst took a swing at reciting as many digits as they could of the number pi in honor of Pi D ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Elmhurst Park District invites kids to egg hunt

    ELMHURST – On Saturday, Elmhurst’s Wilder Park will host an Easter egg hunt for children younger than 10 years old. The Easter Bunny will be available ...
    April 3, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • Senators Connelly, Nybo talk state budget, College of DuPage during Suburban Life visit (with video)

    DOWNERS GROVE – Though this week is all about the lead up to municipal elections April 7, a number of statewide issues are still circling over the col ...
    April 6, 2015 - 10:06 am
  • Dukes not discouraged by early results

    ELMHURST – There is nothing like playing a tough team early in the season to see where you stand.Yor ...
    April 3, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Baseball previews: Question marks on mound for Addison Trail, York, IC and Timothy Christian

    The first pitch has been thrown for area high school baseball teams, many of which had successful postseason runs last spring. Here’s how things are s ...
    April 3, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Benet at York baseball: 8 photos

    York plays spring break baseball with Benet in Elmhurst on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. ...
    April 2, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Reports: DuPage state's attorney's office looking into Breuder contract, spending records

    DuPage County prosecutors are looking into years of spending at the College of DuPage and the employment contract of President Robert Breuder, accordi ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for March 27

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    April 1, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • Groups host tours of Elmhurst Quarry facility

    ELMHURST – In observance of National Flood Awareness Week, DuPage County Stormwater Management opened its Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility to th ...
    April 1, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • 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 ...
    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 ...
    March 31, 2015 - 7:09 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 ...
    March 31, 2015 - 6:33 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
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