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  • Elmhurst encourages residents to shop local on Small Business Saturday

    ELMHURST – For those who dislike the chaos of Black Friday shopping or simply prefer the unique feel of shopping locally, Small Business Saturday enco ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Elmhurst committee recommends approval of Hahn Street redevelopment

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst’s Development, Planning and Zoning Committee will recommend the City Council approve a developer’s zoning requests for a Hahn Stre ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 2:08 pm
  • Elmhurst church raises funds for CareNet office

    ELMHURST – Pathway Community Church in Elmhurst is on a mission to bring a CareNet office to the city, but it is looking for donations to support the ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Quigley: Minimum wage is midterm winner

    Before you get too euphoric or too depressed over the 2014 midterm general election results, keep in mind the voting on Nov. 4 nationally mirrored the ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:37 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Nov. 21

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Elmhurst Turkey Trot to close roads Thanksgiving morning

    ELMHURST – Street closures and detour routes will be in effect on Thanksgiving morning in Elmhurst for the 31st annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:57 pm
  • Elmhurst Elks distribute Thanksgiving dinners

    ELMHURST – For the 20th year, dozens of volunteers assembled at the Elmhurst Elks Lodge to pack turkeys, jellied cranberries and pumpkin pies into box ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Elmhurst woman sues Wal-Mart after allegedly being injured at Villa Park store

    An Elmhurst woman is suing Wal-Mart after she claims a line of carts knocked her unconscious in the parking lot of its Villa Park location.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • Our view: Shop Elmhurst on Small Business Saturday

    We often pass up our local merchants in lieu of national chain stores. Maybe it’s the lure of lower prices.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Courts Plus in Elmhurst offers winter activity camps

    ELMHURST – Courts Plus in Elmhurst will host winter camps for children ages 3 through 12.For ages 3 ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Elmhurst to help residents recycle cooking oil

    ELMHURST – The School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE) is partnering with the city of Elmhurst to recycle reside ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • Elmhurst Historical Museum previews upcoming exhibit

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst’s battle with flooding dates back a few decades, but it’s just one of the many topics the Elmhurst Historical Museum’s upcoming ex ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:36 pm
  • Watch live: York boys basketball takes on Richards on Monday

    Check out live video as York's boys basketball team faces Richards in Monday night action at the Ed Molitor Tournament.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • Elmhurst's Turkey Trot expects record turnout

    ELMHURST – Every year, thousands of families flood Elmhurst streets on Thanksgiving Day morning to complete the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot before enjoyin ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:49 am
  • Elmhurst boy to celebrate 5 years cancer-free with chocolate stand Saturday

    ELMHURST – A 9-year-old Elmhurst boy is celebrating five years cancer-free by giving back.Ben Hoffma ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • College notes: Timothy grads guide Calvin to volleyball finals

    Fall sports are coming to a close for not only high schools, but for college teams as well. Here’s a look at how some Elmhurst student-athletes fared ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • All-area girls volleyball team

    The girls volleyball season wrapped up on Saturday with all four classes finishing up at Redbird Arena in Normal. That means its time to honor the bes ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Elmhurst family helps neighbor as part of adoption efforts

    ELMHURST – An Elmhurst family on a mission to expand its numbers has chosen a journey that benefits its neighbor, as well.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • Valle: Give back to others this Thanksgiving

    As the seasons are changing and fall colors bring to mind the traditional Thanksgiving holiday, I have many fond memories of Thanksgiving holidays of ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Lincoln Elementary turns pink for teacher with breast cancer

    ELMHURST – Lincoln Elementary School in Elmhurst raised more than $1,600 for the American Cancer Society during two walk-to-school fundraisers Oct. 22 ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • York swimmers head to state

    ELMHURST – The York girls swimming team hosted a sectional Saturday and sent two individuals and two relays to state.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • Gateway SRA Gators send three teams to State Special Olympics

    The Gateway Special Recreation Association Green and Red teams brought home the gold in volleyball at the Special Olympics Qualifying games in Septemb ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • Check out upcoming events in Elmhurst, Lombard

    Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from the improv stars of iO Chicago appearing in Lombard to Bensenville’s Holiday ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Winfield woman dies in Elmhurst rollover crash

    A Winfield woman died Saturday after her car skidded off the road on West Grand Avenue in Elmhurst. ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:52 am
  • Oak Brook co-workers receive $1M Illinois Lottery check

    OAK BROOK – Cheers for Richard Lewis rang through the Elmhurst Minuteman Shell gas station Wednesday afternoon as 42 co-workers celebrated their winni ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 2:37 pm
  • Carol Stream man pleads guilty to Oakbrook Terrace attempted murder

    A Carol Stream man pleaded guilty Nov. 13 to attempted first-degree murder after he shot his wife in July 2011 in Oakbrook Terrace after she left work ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • IC Catholic Prep in Elmhurst collects shoes for charity

    ELMHURST – The IC Catholic Prep community recently collected more than 100 pairs of shoes to be donated to Soles 4 Souls during a several week period, ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:13 am
  • Gateway Gators bring home the gold at Special Olympics

    ELMHURST – The Gateway Gators Green team won first place in its division at the Illinois Special Olympics Volleyball Championship at the end of Octobe ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:07 am
  • Family, friends support Elmhurst boy with muscular disorder

    ELMHURST – Marshall Bell takes off, ready for the pass. A second later, he spins around over his shoulder, hand extended over his head just in time fo ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 7:58 am
  • York announces Jenna Nolan as new varsity softball coach

    ELMHURST – York announced that Jenna (Bode) Nolan has been named the school's new varsity head softball coach.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • Stiegemeyer: Elmhurst library supports local book clubs

    On Sept. 30, Elmhurst Public Library hosted its first-ever Elmhurst book club party. The event at Wilder Mansion drew a crowd of more than 100 local b ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:05 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Nov. 14

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:09 pm
  • Elmhurst club to supply letters from Santa

    ELMHURST – Santa Claus has enlisted the help of the Elmhurst Newcomers and Neighbors Club to help him get letters to boys and girls.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:01 pm
  • Toole Fest to benefit Elmhurst man with ALS

    ELMHURST – While it might be a little chilly to rekindle the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, one Elmhurst family affected by the disease will host a warm al ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:10 pm
  • Elmhurst Commission on Youth hosts heroin forum

    ELMHURST – DuPage County Coroner Dr. Richard Jorgensen's message was as dire as it was direct as he addressed a room full of Elmhurst children, parent ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • Elmhurst remembers veterans

    ELMHURST – Military men and women were honored for their service throughout Elmhurst for Veterans Day.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Elmhurst Eagles' 93-pounders win title

    ELMHURST – Undefeated seasons are never easy to achieve, but one squad from the Elmhurst Eagles youth football program did just that.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • All-area boys soccer: Elmhurst, Lombard, Addison, Villa Park schools

    The boys soccer season is officially in the books after two championship games on Saturday concluded the campaign. Now is the perfect time to honor th ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 1:23 pm
  • All-area boys soccer MVP: Mijatovic leads York in lone varsity season

    ELMHURST – Stefan Mijatovic has been torn between two sports in recent years, but dedicated some time to soccer this fall to York’s benefit.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • Prep roundup: York’s Kern cracks top 10 at state

    York’s Charlie Kern had the fastest time for a freshman at the state cross country meet. He finished in 14:36 to place eighth in Class 3A.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • DuPage forest preserve district board reopens director search, releases letter addressing termination

    Extending a search that has gone on more than two years, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is again looking for an executive director.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Elmhurst church to host annual Re-Deck the Halls sale

    ELMHURST – Bethel United Church of Christ will hold its fourth annual Re-Deck the Halls Sale this weekend in Elmhurst.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Our view: We owe our veterans more

    Tuesday was Veterans Day, when we honor those who have served in America’s armed forces. It’s wonderful to honor our veterans. For all they have done, ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • IC Catholic to present 'The Diary of Anne Frank'

    ELMHURST – IC Catholic Prep Knights Theatre Productions will present "The Diary of Anne Frank" by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett this weekend in ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 8:30 am
  • Elmhurst organization supports education in Uganda

    ELMHURST – Charlie and Betty Laliberte of Elmhurst have retired from their positions at York High School, but they haven’t given up on educating stude ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Investment co-op to recover Elmhurst funds after fraud

    ELMHURST – More than $800,000 that Elmhurst invested in the Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund has been frozen as the result of fraud, according to ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • DuPage forest preserve district board looks to fill seat

    The Board of Commissioners for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is looking for applicants to fill the vacancy left by President-elect Jos ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • Elmhurst Park District earns financial reporting award

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Park District has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • U.S. Postal Service invites Elmhurst business owners to workshop

    ELMHURST – The United States Postal Service invites small businesses to attend a "Grow Your Business Day" workshop to help entrepreneurs promote their ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Nov. 7

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Typhoons 10U team top table

    The 10U team of the Typhoons FC soccer program based in Elmhurst finished in first place in its division of the Young Sportsmen's Soccer League this s ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Elmhurst asks Park District to reconsider stormwater project

    ELMHURST – Members of Elmhurst’s City Council expressed disappointment Monday in the Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners’ partial approval o ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Benages: Arthritis is a pain in the joints

    The pain and stiffness you feel in your knees, shoulders, fingers and other areas could be arthritis, an inflammation of the tissue that lines the bod ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Oct. 31

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • The Uptown Shop celebrates 10 years in Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – Kathleen DiGuadio had lived in Elmhurst for the better part of two decades when she decided she knew just what the community needed.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • ‘Something special’ about TC soccer season

    NORMAL – Timothy Christian’s boys soccer team didn’t win the state title, but the Trojans did return home with some memories and a second place trophy ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • Prep roundup: Kern leads York boys to state race

    York freshman Charlie Kern led the Dukes with a second place finish at the Niles West sectional. Ker ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 7:00 am
  • Preuss paces York volleyball’s playoff run

    CHICAGO – Everyone in the gym knows where York setter Sarah Rose is going most of the time, but teams have still struggled to stop powerful outside hi ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Three Elmhurst Eagles teams to play for league championships

    Three teams in the Elmhurst Eagles youth football organization won Bill George Youth Football League playoff games and advanced to their respective ch ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 1:36 pm
  • Elmhurst Eagles cheerleaders win BGYFL competition

    The 93-pound cheerleading squad for the Elmhurst Eagles recently took first place at the annual Bill George Youth Football League cheerleading competi ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Duckworth holds on to 8th District

    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth will continue to represent Illinois' 8th Congressional District, after defeating challenger Larry Kaifesh in Tuesday's gener ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Nybo, Breen follow election returns in Lombard: 6 photos

    Chris Nybo and Peter Breen track election returns at Capone's Restaurant in Lombard in their runs for Illinois State Senate and General Assembly respe ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • Zaruba wins re-election bid for DuPage sheriff

    Incumbent DuPage County sheriff candidate John Zaruba won his re-election bid Tuesday night after claiming 62 percent of the vote.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Cronin takes second term as DuPage County Board chairman

    The DuPage County Board will be led by a familiar face for the next four years after Chairman Dan Cronin won his second term in a landslide victory in ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:29 am
  • Hinds gets decisive win in DuPage clerk race after opponent's 'surprisingly negative' campaign

    In a DuPage County clerk race filled with allegations, the quieter candidate was the one that came out on top.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 3:57 am
  • Fichtner re-elected to Elmhurst-area County Board seat

    ELMHURST – Republican Paul Fichtner of Elmhurst is looking forward to four more years on the DuPage County Board after winning re-election against Dem ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:11 am
  • Elmhurst's Nybo keeps Senate seat

    ELMHURST – Republican Chris Nybo of Elmhurst will remain the District 24 state senator after claiming victory over Democrat Suzy Glowiak of Western Sp ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Quigley takes lead in U.S. House District 5 race

    With more than 85 percent of precincts reporting in the city of Chicago, Democratic incumbent Mike Quigley is leading the race for U.S. House of Repre ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:14 am
  • Elmhurst Memorial names cancer center after donor

    ELMHURST – An unprecedented donation has inspired Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare to rename its Center for Cancer Care "The Nancy W. Knowles Cancer Cente ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Elmhurst City Council welcomes Talluto as Fourth Ward alderman

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council unanimously confirmed Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley's appointment of Noel Talluto to Fourth Ward alderman at its me ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Elmhurst Historical Museum to preview new exhibit

    ELMHURST – All are invited to preview a new exhibit at the Elmhurst Historical Museum.Museum Curator ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 2:01 pm
  • York Street closed at railroad crossing in Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – The Union Pacific crossing at York Street between First Street and Park Avenue in Elmhurst is closed Monday through Thursday for repairs.
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • NASA educator visits Elmhurst middle school via Skype

    ELMHURST – How many solar systems are in the universe? How much do astronaut suits cost? How can you tell the mass of a planet if you haven’t visited ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Elmhurst College to use $1.8M grant for science center work

    ELMHURST – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn visited Elmhurst College Tuesday afternoon to announce a $1.8 million grant the college plans to use for renovation ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • Timothy Christian wins 1A boys soccer supersectional: 6 photos

    Timothy Christian wins their Class 1A soccer super sectional against Latin in a double overtime shootout at Benedictine University in Lisle on Tuesday ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Elmhurst to recycle pumpkins

    ELMHURST – For the first time ever, Elmhurst will host a pumpkin recycling event.School & Community ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Closing Elmhurst business calls customers 'friends'

    ELMHURST – Leonard’s Fine Men’s Clothing is closing its doors after 65 years in Elmhurst, but owner Bill Patterson hopes he can stay involved in the t ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Committee considers how to develop Elmhurst's Addison Avenue property

    ELMHURST – Members of the Development, Planning and Zoning Committee are contemplating the best way to develop a parcel of city-owned land on Addison ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 1:33 pm
  • Snyder: SB16 puts spotlight on Illinois education

    Senate Bill 16 continues to generate significant discussion throughout Illinois. The bill seeks to redistribute a dwindling pool of education dollars, ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • Letter: Midterm elections are important

    Elections are importantTo the Editor:Some background on me: I was a staunch Republican from 1964 to ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Oct. 24

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Prep roundup: IC football finishes season on high note

    IC Catholic’s football team finished the season on a high note with a 24-7 win against Fenton in Bensenville on Friday night.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 6:00 am
  • Dukes make progress under first-year coach

    ELMHURST – York’s push for the postseason ended Oct. 24 with a lopsided home loss against undefeated Glenbard West.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Practice makes perfect: Timothy Christian soccer earns state berth with PK victory

    LISLE – Timothy Christian boys soccer coach Joe Grit had his players take 10 penalty kicks after practice for a week, and it paid off Tuesday.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Kern helps York runners capture regional title

    Boys and girls cross country regionals took place on Saturday for area teams. The top six teams from each regional in Class 3A and the top seven teams ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 3:00 pm
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