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  • DuPage County Fair offers family fun

    WHEATON – The DuPage County Fair returned for the 61st year from July 22 to 26, and with it came fun for the whole family.
    July 28, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • McGuire: Cutting services can carry a high cost

    When people trapped by domestic violence come to Family Shelter Service, they find a lot more than they expect. That's because we are not an isolated ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Forest preserve's new leader is Oak Brook public works director

    After years of absent or temporary leadership, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has announced its new executive director after a unanimou ...
    July 28, 2015 - 8:26 pm
  • Illinois state employees get another win in pay dispute

    SPRINGFIELD — State employees can keep getting their regular paychecks for the near future, another state court has ruled.
    July 28, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Elmhurst City Council agrees to lease extension as part of Elmhurst Park District flooding agreement

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council unanimously approved the 79-year lease extension of a maintenance garage July 20 as part of an agreement with the ...
    July 28, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Trolley service introduced at Elmhurst Cycling Classic: 5 photos

    The city's new trolley service, Explore Elmhurst Express, makes a stop at Church Street and Prospect Avenue during the annual Elmhurst Cycling Classic ...
    July 28, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Elmhurst police: Chicago man arrested for allegedly stealing from Walgreens

    ELMHURST – Police arrested a Chicago man for allegedly stealing from an Elmhurst Walgreens on July 26, according to an Elmhurst Police Department news ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Elmhurst Park District to raise funds for Playground for Everyone

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Park District has begun fundraising for the Playground for Everyone in Butterfield Park, and a ceremony to mark the process wi ...
    July 28, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Attorney general: College of DuPage violated Open Meetings Act with Breuder contract extension

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees violated the Open Meetings Act when it approved a 2011 contract extension for President Robert Breuder, accord ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Metra expands, adjusts service for Lollapalooza weekend rush

    Metra is adjusting its train schedules to Chicago to accommodate the thousands of passengers that are expected to attend Lollapalooza, according to a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Christen Press goal leads Chicago Red Stars against Washington Spirit

    GERMANTOWN, Md. – The National Women's Soccer League-leading Chicago Red Stars nearly handed third-place Washington Spirit its first home defeat of th ...
    July 27, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Our view: Take steps to avoid contracting West Nile virus

    It seems the buzz surrounding the West Nile virus in Illinois quiets more every summer.That’s not a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • Elmhurst Extreme 10U baseball team caps season with title

    ELMHURST – A solid regular season got even better for the Elmhurst Extreme 10U baseball team in the playoffs.
    July 26, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Illinois Tollway, IDOT, DuPage County announce opening of new I-290, Illinois Route 390 interchange

    ITASCA – DuPage County residents will soon have a more manageable commute to O'Hare International Airport.
    July 27, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • Moore: Elmhurst Public Library gets set for its inaugural Comic Con

    On Aug. 1, the Elmhust Public Library will host its first Comic Con! Comic Con is short for Comic Convention – an event to celebrate all things relate ...
    July 23, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Old-fashioned fun continues through July 26 at DuPage County Fair

    WHEATON – The DuPage County Fair kicked off its annual festivities July 22, which will feature a lineup of family-friendly fare through July 26 at the ...
    July 23, 2015 - 8:10 pm
  • Red Stars strike late for win against Boston Breakers

    BOSTON – The Chicago Red Stars maintained their first place ranking in the National Women's Soccer League table on July 22 earning three points on the ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Red Stars fans welcome home World Cup heroes

    LISLE – A whirlwind for four members of the U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team continued July 18.The ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • College of DuPage trustees, accreditation reviewers discuss board dysfunction

    The division of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees was clear as accreditation reviewers discussed the subject with trustees earlier this week.
    July 23, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Local soccer players help Chicago Fire Academy win national championship

    The Chicago Fire Academy's U-17/18 team won the 2014-15 U.S. Soccer Development Academy national championship with a 3-1 victory over Real Salt Lake- ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:17 pm
  • Simler: Meals and volunteers needed this summer at DuPagePads shelters

    DuPagePads provides meals, overnight housing and safety 365 nights a year to families and individuals who are homeless, but summer is where we are mos ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars look to maintain momentum of Women's World Cup win

    LISLE – The United States returned to the pinnacle of women’s soccer by winning the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Vancouver earlier in July.
    July 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Elmhurst woman crowned Ms. Illinois Galaxy 2015

    ELMHURST –  For Kaili Harding, winning the title of Ms. Illinois Galaxy 2015 means more than having a crown and a sash. It’s about accepting the respo ...
    July 21, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Humanitarian Service Project calls on DuPage County volunteers

    The Humanitarian Service Project is in need of local volunteers to deliver groceries to marginalized senior citizens.
    July 21, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for July 17

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    July 21, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Elmhurst committee to take closer look at flood proofing homes

    ELMHURST – The Public Works and Buildings Committee met July 13 and discussed a floodproofing program to help residents minimize or eliminate flooding ...
    July 20, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Historical Museum to host reunion for local semi-pro football players

    ELMHURST – A reunion for the Elmhurst Travelers, a semi-pro football team, is set to take place from 2 to 5 p.m. July 25 at the Elmhurst Historical Mu ...
    July 20, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Elmhurst AAUW branch to host annual book sale

    ELMHURST – The AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch, an organization dedicated to empowering women, is set to host its annual used book sale July 30 to Aug. 2 at ...
    July 20, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • York Township celebrates veteran's birthday

    York Township Supervisor John W. Valle (from left) celebrates with Diane DeGrazio and her father, World War II veteran Ed Topol, on Topol's 93rd birth ...
    July 20, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Elmhurst District 205 to hold reception for new superintendent

    ELMHURST – A reception will be held July 21 to welcome Dr. David Moyer, the new superintendent of Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205.
    July 20, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Elmhurst Extreme 12U finish third at Wheaton tournament

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Extreme 12U baseball team took third place in the 12-team Wheaton Red, White and Blue Tournament that ended on July 12.
    July 19, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Elmhurst Explosion baseball caps season with tourney title

    ELMHURST – A successful regular season got even better in the playoffs for the Elmhurst Explosion 10U baseball team.
    July 18, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Bensenville man transported to hospital after Elmhurst crash

    ELMHURST – A two-car crash early July 16 at Route 83 and North Avenue in Elmhurst sent one person to the hospital and briefly closed the two roadways, ...
    July 18, 2015 - 6:00 am
  • College of DuPage accreditation review rescheduled

    A review of the College of DuPage's accreditation will move forward next week after the Higher Learning Commission postponed a trip to the school last ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Touring treasured homes: Elmhurst tours cover 20 special sites

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Historic Preservation Commission invites locals and visitors to join them on architectural tours to discover 20 of the city's ...
    July 17, 2015 - 7:17 pm
  • College of DuPage board mulls spending policy changes

    The College of DuPage Board of Trustees may take steps to change certain spending policies.All three ...
    July 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Elmhurst flood meeting tackles storage plans for park, school lots

    ELMHURST – Following Mayor Steve Morley's June 22 announcement to host public stormwater meetings, Elmhurst took a step forward to better inform resid ...
    July 17, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Heat advisory in place for July 18 for Cook, DuPage, Will counties

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 18 for several area counties, including Cook, DuPage and ...
    July 17, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • York baseball sees solid production across the board in summer season

    ELMHURST – When asked who stood out during the summer season for York baseball, coach Dave Kalal didn’t have an answer.
    July 17, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Icebox Derby encourages girls to be STEM savvy

    For Shannon Hansen, Patricia Mata and Mackenna Clayton, it's about learning to stay calm, cool, confident and collected during a heated competition.
    July 16, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • With code violations addressed, DuPage fair prepares for opening day

    WHEATON – The DuPage County Fair's organizers have long said the fairgrounds would be ready by summer, despite more than 600 building code violations ...
    July 20, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Elmhurst's Lizzadro Museum invites residents to learn how to identify rocks, minerals

    ELMHURST –  Geologist Sara Kurth will present an introduction to rock and mineral identification July 18 at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art in Elm ...
    July 16, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Elmhurst Park District to host day trip to Lake Geneva

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Park District invites residents to a one-day trip to Lake Geneva on Aug. 19.
    July 15, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • New DuPage County exhibit honors Elmhurst judge

    ELMHURST – A new exhibit dedicated to Judge William J. Bauer of Elmhurst was unveiled June 23 at the DuPage County complex in Wheaton.
    July 15, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Reeder: High court case could end 'fair share' fees

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case last week that has union bosses worried. Very worried.I ...
    July 15, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art in Elmhurst to host fossil-collecting field trip

    ELMHURST – The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art in Elmhurst will host a fossil-collecting field trip July 17.
    July 14, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Elmhurst native takes on Greek tragedies

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst native John Taflan knows there is no easy way to prepare for three different roles for a single nine-hour performance that threads ...
    July 14, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • Illinois Comptroller: July 15 payroll will go out

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois employees will receive their regular paychecks for the July 15 pay date, Comptroller Leslie Munger, R-Lincolnshire, announced J ...
    July 14, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Letter: Real flooding solutions in Elmhurst will be worth their price tags

    To the editor:The June 26 editorial about flooding seems to imply that the Park District was misguid ...
    July 13, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for July 10

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    July 13, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • West Avenue Crossing repairs to cause detours for Elmhurst motorists

    ELMHURST – The Canadian National Rail Road is repairing the West Avenue Crossing from July 13 through 18, according to a city of Elmhurst news release ...
    July 13, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Report: Watchdog says records may indicate 'pay-to-play' at College of DuPage

    A local watchdog group is questioning whether College of DuPage engaged in “pay-to-play” politics in relation to projects funded by the school's $168 ...
    July 11, 2015 - 1:11 pm
  • Elmhurst woman offers breakfast with a twist at new OMG! Brunch and Boutique

    ELMHURST – Mary Moy-Gregg believes there is more to the saying "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" – and it goes beyond having a well-ba ...
    July 11, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Elmhurst Garden Club to celebrate 20 years of walk

    ELMHURST – For the last two decades, the Elmhurst Garden Club has hosted a Garden Walk and Faire to serve as a public fundraiser for various organizat ...
    July 10, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Illinois House passes stopgap spending plan

    SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats on July 9 passed a stopgap budget to pay for limited July operations, including a month of state payroll.
    July 10, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Summer camps in full swing for AT, Glenbard East, Montini football

    Football summer camps and practices are right around the midway point, and the early forms of teams are starting to take shape.
    July 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: College of DuPage wise to consider big changes at Waterleaf

    Were you pleased to hear that your tax dollars and students’ tuition payments were used to fund more than $530,000 in annual losses for Waterleaf Rest ...
    July 9, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Elmhurst Park District to build 'Playground for Everyone'

    ELMHURST – The purpose of a playground is quite simple: It's a place where kids can just be kids. It's a place where they can gather, play, learn how ...
    July 9, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Moyer: Hitting the ground running with big plans for District 205

    Greetings!I am not sure that it has sunk in yet. I have been asked to serve as the next superintende ...
    July 9, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner challenges Democrats

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on July 8 essentially told legislative Democrats to just do it.If th ...
    July 9, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • McGuire: Advocates help break the cycle of violence

    Ten-year-old Aaron didn’t know why he wet the bed at night; but he was terrified of what his father would do if he found out. 
    July 9, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • 3 students receive scholarships to attend Elmhurst College

    ELMHURST – Three students from North Lawndale College Preparatory High School in Chicago were awarded full-ride scholarships to attend Elmhurst Colleg ...
    July 8, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • Elmhurst resident celebrates Camp I Am Me's 25th anniversary

    ELMHURST – Jackie Bafaro was 8 years old when she suffered from third-degree burns on half of her face, her stomach and her chest from an incident tha ...
    July 8, 2015 - 3:46 pm
  • Most Illinois state workers to go unpaid

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger plans to appeal a  judge’s ruling that state employees who work during a no-budget shutdown can be pa ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:04 am
  • Reeder: State workers need to bear share of cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – The way Illinois has handled negotiations with the largest union representing state workers has always been political.
    July 7, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Illinois Attorney General, Comptroller meet in court

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Attorney General’s and Comptroller’s Offices met in court the morning of July 7 in an attempt to find out how much the stat ...
    July 7, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Elmhurst students take on Michelle Obama's 'Gimme Five' challenge

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Academy of Early Learning has taken a new approach to harnessing a healthy lifestyle by challenging its faculty, students and ...
    July 7, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • Illinois residents pawns in a giant state chess game

    The mighty struggle underway over the Illinois state budget is eerily similar to the game of chess. The comparison is both apt and sad.
    July 7, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for July 3

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    July 7, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • Elmhurst commission to host tours on city's architecture

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Historical Preservation Commission has created a tour for Elmhurst residents to see the city’s collection of residential and c ...
    July 7, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • Elmhurst sculptor leaves behind art legacy

    ELMHURST – There is an old black-and-white photograph of a younger Edward Rohn working on a small-scaled sculpture of Norman Rockwell in his studio. W ...
    July 6, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Dispute over Illinois state payroll rolls on

    SPRINGFIELD — The question of whether the state can pay employees during a no-budget shutdown became political football July 2. 
    July 6, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Gbur: Successful partnerships keep communities healthy

    During these tenuous financial times, there is one thing that we can celebrate and feel great about. Over the last 40 years, Illinois park districts h ...
    July 3, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • State meet showings part of spring sports highlights for AT, IC, TC

    A busy spring sports season brought plenty of highlights for Addison Trail, IC Catholic and Timothy Christian. Here are some of the most memorable mom ...
    July 3, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Bode’s gymnastics honor one of many York highlights

    ELMHURST – The school year is finished, but before fall sports gear up in August it’s time to take one more look back at York’s spring sports season. ...
    July 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • College of DuPage ex-trustee files complaint against Clean Slate for alleged campaign violation

    A former College of DuPage trustee has filed a complaint alleging the committee for a slate of former Board of Trustees candidates failed to report a ...
    July 6, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Elmhurst's Hahn Street redevelopment project begins

    ELMHURST – Construction of the Hahn Street redevelopment project began at the end of June.The proper ...
    July 2, 2015 - 7:25 pm
  • Report: College of DuPage's Breuder spent more than $100,000 in foundation money

    College of DuPage President Robert Breuder spent more than $102,000 of the College of DuPage Foundation's money from 2010 to 2014, according to a Chic ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Fourth of July fireworks roundup for Chicago suburbs

    Celebrating the Fourth of July calls for parades, barbecues, food and fun.But most of all, Independe ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Police Reports: Elmhurst for June 26

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime ...
    July 1, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Patrick Kane, Stanley Cup make their way to Elmhurst bar

    ELMHURST – Steve Riley was in for the surprise of a lifetime when he received a text from his brother that Patrick Kane and the Stanley Cup were on th ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Elmhurst to move forward with trolley pilot program

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst residents will have a new way to get around town this summer.In an 11-3 vote Jun ...
    June 30, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Illinois State shutdown appears ever more likely

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats remain in a philosophical and political staredown as the state heads into its new fiscal yea ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars to host Women's World Cup viewing party today

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars will help support the U.S. Soccer women's team with a viewing party near Lincoln Park Zoo today.
    June 30, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • Scott Darling's Stanley Cup experience: 'It's been unbelievable'

    LEMONT – The past year has been a whirlwind for Scott Darling after the Lemont native signed with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 1, 2014.
    June 30, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • D-205 fourth-graders win fire safety poster contest

    ELMHURST – Three Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 fourth-grade students were awarded City Centre gift cards in a citywide poster contest on ...
    June 29, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • 3 Elmhurst high school seniors receive service scholarships

    ELMHURST – Three Elmhurst high school seniors recently were awarded $2,500 scholarships by the Brian E. Wagner Scholarship Fund, created to honor the ...
    June 29, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • College of DuPage accreditation review postponed

    A review of the College of DuPage's accreditation has been delayed after the Higher Learning Commission postponed a trip to the school scheduled for J ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:08 pm
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