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  • Official: Illinois state museum could reopen in weeks

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Museum could reopen in a matter of weeks if the General Assembly approves changes sought by Gov. Bruce Rauner, accord ...
    NEW: Feb. 9, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Elmhurst City Council approves economic incentive for Ace Hardware

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council approved a $25,000 TIF incentive request for the Ace Hardware store in downtown Elmhurst.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Metra BNSF line derails near Naperville station, no injuries reported

    NAPERVILLE – Metra has not yet determined whether the BNSF line derailment that caused delays during the Feb. 8 morning commute will affect afternoon ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Elmhurst Orangetheory Fitness open for business in Addison Parking Deck

    ELMHURST – Mike Kessler waited more than a year to open an Orangetheory Fitness in Elmhurst because he wanted to be part of the community.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • High school wrestling: Postseason push starts for Glenbard East, Montini, York wrestlers

    After months of training and making weight, wrestlers are preparing to start on the path to the state finals. Here’s the outlook for wrestlers from Gl ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Chicago Public School takeover plan lives

    SPRINGFIELD — When the time comes, suburban and downstate Democrats will join him in his effort to have the state take control of Chicago’s debt-strap ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Elmhurst City Council approves financial assistance for Wilkins car dealership

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council approved an economic incentive package of $1.5 million for Wilkins Hyundai Mazda car dealership.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 2:10 pm
  • Lombard, Elmhurst firefighters battle garage fire

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Fire Department helped the Lombard Fire Department on Feb. 4 extinguish a large detached garage fire that was threatening neig ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school basketball: 3 games to watch on Feb. 5

    The postseason is already visible on the horizon for girls basketball teams, while conference races for boys teams are getting down to the nitty-gritt ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Feb. 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 ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • High school boys basketball: Patrick Grabowski, York grab win before key showdown

    LA GRANGE – York senior Patrick Grabowski didn’t play in his team’s 54-40 loss to West Suburban Silver leader Glenbard West on Dec. 11.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • DuPage Federation marks 20th anniversary

    LOMBARD – The DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform recently hosted its 20th anniversary celebration.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Elmhurst D-205: some special education students to stay at Field Elementary School

    ELMHURST – After an onslaught of public criticism, Elmhurst District 205 announced Jan. 26 that some of the special education programs at Field Elemen ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces plan for private-public partnership for I-55 widening

    Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Feb. 4 a plan to add managed lanes to Interstate 55 through a private-public partnership.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • City of Elmhurst to hold Women in Management Forum

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Economic Development Commission is inviting women in business to attend a networking event.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Illinois Comptroller: State debt spiraling

    SPRINGFIELD — Unless something changes soon, Illinois is heading $6.2 billion deeper into debt and taxpayers will remain on the hook, state Comptrolle ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • Elmhurst community television releases February programming

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst TV has released its programming for February. Programs air on Comcast channel 6, AT&T U-Verse channel 99 and can also be found at ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Q&A: York High School legendary track coach Joe Newton reflects on 55 years

    ELMHURST – This past fall was Joe Newton's 55th season as the head coach of the York High School cross country team.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois can save $500M on purchases

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Feb. 2 urged a streamlining of procurement, or the way the state buys goods and services, saying it could save the ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Police Department investigation leads to child porn arrest

    ELMHURST – An investigation initiated by the Elmhurst Police Department has led to the arrest of a Glendale Heights man accused of possession of child ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation prepares for 16th annual Chef Fest

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation will once again host more than 30 chefs at its annual culinary fundraising event.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • York High School poms dance team host dance camp

    ELMHURST – The York High School poms dance team is looking for kindergarteners through eighth graders who are interested in learning a dance routine.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • York High School dance team competes at state final

    The York High School Competitive Dance Team competed in the IHSA State Final after placing fourth at the Jan. 24 sectional.
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Illinois legislation aims to regulate cellphone surveillance

    SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers are moving to put some boundaries on police surveillance technology that can literally snatch the data from a person’s c ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Budget, higher education battles roll on

    SPRINGFIELD — Democratic lawmakers on Jan. 28 passed a measure they said will help university students and community colleges despite the lack of a bu ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Elmhurst College, Churchville Middle School partner to prepare future teachers

    ELMHURST –  One of the best ways to learn is by doing. With that in mind, Elmhurst College educatio ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 1:14 pm
  • Elmhurst Chiefs capture tournament title

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    Jan. 31, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • Visitation School volleyball second at conference tournament

    ELMHURST – Visitation School's eighth grade A girls volleyball team brought home a second place trophy in the Suburban Parochial League tournament on ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 3:02 pm
  • Elmhurst stormwater improvement project set to begin

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst expects to begin construction on the Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen stormwater improvement project Feb. 8.
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 6:48 pm
  • Elmhurst Clinic in Addison welcomes Dr. Ricardo Martinez

    ADDISON – After many years of private practice in Addison, Dr. Ricardo Martinez has joined Elmhurst Clinic.
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • York High School to screen morning announcements after LGBT censorship controversy

    ELMHURST – York High School staff recently developed and implemented a morning announcements screening system in response to a recent controversy surr ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Jan. 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 ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: IC Catholic headed down home stretch before postseason

    ELMHURST – There is short-handed, and then there is what IC Catholic’s boys basketball team had to deal with Jan. 26.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 9:14 pm
  • High school boys basketball: York rides defense in win against Hinsdale Central

    HINSDALE – York boys basketball senior Jack Morrissey had a scoreless first half at Hinsdale Central on Jan. 22, not even taking a shot.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 6:07 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner softens tone but stays with agenda

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner hammered away Jan. 27 on the need for fundamental change in the way Illinois operates, while Democratic leaders blamed ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Edward-Elmhurst Health welcomes new physicians

    ELMHURST – The Edward-Elmhurst Health system recently welcomed two new physicians to its team.Board ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Illinois Treasurer to invest $220 million to spur tech jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will invest more than $220 million in emerging technology companies over the next three years, state Treasurer Michael Frerichs ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:56 pm
  • Elmhurst Park District hosts photography class

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Park District will host a Photography I introductory course for beginners who want to expand their 35 mm or digital SLR camera ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Illinois Democrats, Republicans to talk school aid, pensions

    SPRINGFIELD — State Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, dropped two big pieces of news Jan. 25:
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • DuPage County experts express cautious optimism at Suburban Life economic forecast

    Business and community leaders from around DuPage County believe there is reason to be optimistic – and cautious – in 2016 when it comes to local econ ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Illinois continues to shed jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — December’s employment numbers show Illinois is continuing to lose jobs.“For the first ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • Elmhurst City Council gives unused property to Ace Hardware

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council voted Jan. 19 to cede unused city property to Ace Hardware.The ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 1:51 pm
  • Elmhurst Park District to host casino event

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Park District is taking gamers to the Potawatomi Casino & Bingo in Milwaukee for an all-day casino day.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Craft brew event to benefit DuPage County's Sensory Garden

    Celebrating craft beer, Arrowhead Golf Club will present Straight from the Tap from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 30 in Wheaton.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Elmhurst Park District commissioners approve new Butterfield Park master plan

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a new plan for the renovation of Butterfield Park during a Jan. 13 r ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • Diana Rauner's Chief of Staff talks Emlhurst, D-205, new role

    ELMHURST – Public service has been a part of Elmhurst resident Emily Bastedo's life for years. Now she's getting a chance to serve on a bigger stage a ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • GOP seeks state control of Chicago schools

    SPRINGFIELD — Republicans on Jan. 20 announced a plan to put the financially floundering Chicago Public Schools system under state control and open th ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Niece of 'Downton Abbey' creator to speak at College of DuPage

    GLEN ELLYN – As the niece of "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes, Jessica Fellowes has more than a passing interest in the popular television seri ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • City of Elmhurst, park district at stalemate over $100,000 stormwater shut-off valve

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst and the Park District are still at odds over a $100,000 shut-off valve that has stalled the York Commons stormwater de ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • It’s official: Hockey ref Nilles enters Hall of Fame

    Matt Nilles relied on the kindness of strangers when he first started out as a hockey official.In hi ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Black Oak Ensemble to perform at Bethel United Church of Christ

    ELMHURST – The critically acclaimed Black Oak Ensemble will present a concert at Bethel United Church of Christ as part of its Music@Bethel Concert Se ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • High school boys basketball: York wins twice at compressed Martin Luther King tournament

    WHEATON – Nick Trapani couldn’t miss in the second half of one game, and the trend continued in the first half of the next game.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Letter: Thanks to those who helped fight hunger in Elmhurst

    To the editor:United Community Concerns Association would like to thank the Elmhurst community for t ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Jan. 22

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Westmont Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Elmhurst's Jennifer Finkl honored for volunteer efforts at Chicago Blackhawks game

    ELMHURST – Jennifer Finkl of Elmhurst was honored as the BMO Harris Bank Volunteer of the month on Jan. 12 before the Chicago Blackhawks' home game ag ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • High school girls basketball: IC Catholic, Timothy Christian making strides ahead of postseason

    ELMHURST – The IC Catholic Prep and Timothy Christian girls basketball teams each have encountered some growing pains this winter.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 8:05 pm
  • Gem Comics continues to engage, serve Elmhurst community

    ELMHURST – For the 26th straight year, Gloria Berman spread holiday cheer by passing on the legacies of famed superheroes, villains and classic comic ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • Villa Park leadership training to target young students

    VILLA PARK – Salt Creek School District 48 is on a mission to train students in kindergarten through eighth grade in the leadership skills needed to b ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Classic Cinemas to present Predict the Oscars contest

    Classic Cinemas’ Predict the Oscars contest returns for the 2016 awards season.The grand-prize winne ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Museums for America Grant awarded to Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

    ELMHURST – The Lizzadro Museum was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to produce two video projects.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Brian E. Wagner Scholarship Fund hosts bean bag tournament fundraiser

    ELMHURST – The Brian E. Wagner Scholarship Fund will be hosting a bean bag tournament to raise money for its tuition awards program.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Elmhurst exhibition showcases new work by local artists

    ELMHURST – Area artists are exhibiting their recent works and competing for prizes in the Elmhurst Artists' Guild Winter Member Show.
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Elmhurst College wins recognition for sustainability efforts

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College's gardens and food scrap composting program is being recognized by the National Wildlife Federation and the Illinois Food ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner asks for impasse ruling

    SPRINGFIELD — Is Illinois headed toward a state workers strike?That’s the question in Springfield, w ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Churchville Middle School orchestra conductor named Outstanding School Teacher

    ELMHURST –  It’s a cold, snowy January morning, but Churchville Middle School orchestra conductor Barbara Scott is wide awake.
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 8:26 pm
  • Prep sports roundup: York wrestling duo compete in tourney gold bracket

    York wrestler Tommy Helton won by fall in his two pool matches at 285 pounds and had another pin in a quarterfinal match of the gold bracket as he wen ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 5:51 pm
  • Metra bans hoverboards due to safety concerns

    CHICAGO – Metra announced that hoverboards will no longer be permitted onboard its trains due to concerns over potential fire hazards.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 6:55 pm
  • Elmhurst's Addison Street Parking deck now open

    ELMHURST – The Addison Street Parking deck in downtown Elmhurst is now open after more than a year of construction.
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Elmhurst District 205 reconsiders special education relocation

    ELMHURST – Following a public outcry, Elmhurst School District 205 will reconsider its decision to relocate a special education program from Field to ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Jan. 15

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • High school boys and girls basketball: Downers Grove North vs.Glenbard West boys tipoff in West Suburban Silver

    The three-day Martin Luther King Junior holiday weekend will keep boys and girls basketball teams plenty busy. Between conference games and Martin Lut ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • High school boys basketball: York rebounds with win after OT loss, looks ahead to challenging weekend

    ELMHURST – Five straight wins led York’s boys basketball team to the title at its own Jack Tosh holiday tournament.
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 8:45 am
  • High school boys basketball: IC Catholic finds silver lining in pair of losses ahead of facing St. Edward

    ELMHURST – The scorebook shows a pair of losses, but IC Catholic’s boys basketball team isn’t looking at the results as much as the way it played.
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 6:48 am
  • 'Alive Inside' film to reveal music's effects on dementia, brain injury

    A free screening of “Alive Inside,” a documentary about how music affects the minds of people with dementia, will be shown at 2 p.m. Jan. 23.
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school girls basketball: York finding way in tight games, Montini still undefeated

    ELMHURST – Kathleen Levins and her York girls basketball teammates knew how to respond when they found themselves fighting off Downers Grove South.
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • Former Elmhurst Mayor Pete DiCianni running unopposed for Republican primary

    ELMHURST – Former Elmhurst Mayor Pete DiCianni will run unopposed in the March 15 Republican primary in the 8th Congressional District after officials ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • Elmhurst Girl Scouts make warm scarves for Walk-In Ministry

    ELMHURST – Fourth graders from Lincoln Schools Girl Scout Troop 41910 recently presented infinity scarves to Elmhurst Walk-In Ministry's Executive Dir ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra plans baroque concerts

    ELMHURST – Music lovers have two opportunities in January to hear the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra and four musicians perform a baroque concert.
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Sen. Tom Cullerton's measure reuniting pets with owners goes into effect

    VILLA PARK – Dogs and cats soon should be reunited faster with their owners. An initiative by State Sen. Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) that requires an ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • State, AFSCME talks break down

    SPRINGFIELD — Talks between Gov. Rauner’s administration and the state’s largest public-sector employee union broke down Jan. 8.
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Elmhurst presents first draft of 10-year downtown plan

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst presented the first draft of a 10-year downtown plan during a Jan. 7 public hearing and open house at City Hall.
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • Strategic communications firm stocks York Township Food Pantry

    ELMHURST – The DeForest Group Ltd. of Elmhurst helped stock the York Township pantry shelves for the holiday season.
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner reflects on first year of budget impasse, pension negotiations

    SPRINGFIELD – One year into Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s term, the state doesn’t have a budget, and he hasn’t gotten the structural reforms he’s bee ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Feds back off on Real ID demands

    SPRINGFIELD — The federal government is backing off its demand that Illinois and four other states bring their driver’s licenses and state ID cards to ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Elmhurst Spirito! Singers searching for male singers

    ELMHURST – The choral organization Spirito! Singers is looking for men interested in joining the Men of Spirito! (MOS) ensemble.
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Real ID: A costly U.S. reach into your rights?

    SPRINGFIELD — If Illinois is forced to make changes to its driver’s license that the federal government is demanding, the results may include higher o ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 1:00 pm
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