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  • Elmhurst District 205, teachers approve new three-year deal

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Community unit School District 205 approved a new collective bargaining contract with the Elmhurst Teacher's Council.
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra audition deadline approaching

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra announced that the application deadline for young musicians who want a chance to audition to play alongside ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Nov. 27

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:09 am
  • Letter: Budget delay causing lasting damage

    To the Editor:This legislative session, a bipartisan bill was passed and signed by Gov. Rauner resto ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Parents help Elmhurst's Emerson Elementary build new playground

    ELMHURST – Emerson Elementary hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 9 to inaugurate a playground that was built by parents in one weekend.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • High school football: IC Catholic football season ends in semifinals

    ELMHURST – Although the winning streak and season ended in the 3A semifinals, IC Catholic football coach Bill Krefft did not hesitate to call this yea ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Elmhurst City Council approves cell tower in Mount Emblem Cemetery

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council recently approved a request to build a cell tower in Mount Emblem Cemetery.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 6:51 am
  • Elmhurst City Council approves sales tax increase

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council has elected to increase the home rule sales tax, while the property tax will remain the same.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Union Pacific, Metra give Elmhurst $15,000 for railroad safety education

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Police Department is one of seven that will receive funding from Union Pacific Railroad and Metra to promote railroad safety.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Task force drafting downsizing plan

    SPRINGFIELD – A task force aimed at the Illinois local government glut began shaping its report to the governor and legislature Nov. 19 as members app ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Rauner reaches labor deals, still in fight with AFSCME

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 18 announced it has reached new four-year deals with several trade unions, as well as with Se ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Elmhurst to revisit transportation service for seniors, people with disabilities

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst will revisit a transportation program for seniors and people with disabilities approved by the City Council previously ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Elmhurst kids club hosts activities during Thanksgiving break

    ELMHURST – School children on Thanksgiving break will have an opportunity to enjoy fun activities and games at the Courts Plus Kids Day Off Club.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Elmhurst’s 32nd Annual Turkey Trot ready for Thanksgiving Day

    ELMHURST – As Thanksgiving approaches in Elmhurst, so does the annual Turkey Trot.Walkers and runner ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Danica Patrick visits Elmhurst hospital

    Danica Patrick spoke to Edward-Elmhurst Health system employees during an Oct. 28 stop at Edward Hospital, where she visited with handlers and dogs of ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • IC Prep honors student with scholarship 20 years after boat disappearance

    ELMHURST – A new scholarship is being created at IC Catholic Prep to honor and remember Terry Doherty, one of six crew members who disappeared along w ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 7:37 am
  • Elmhurst Hospital receives conservation certification

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Hospital received a conservation certification for its environmentally friendly landscaping.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 7:36 am
  • New legal nurse consulting business opens in Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – Haibeck and Associates Legal Nurse Consulting recently opened in Elmhurst and is now seeing clients.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: State to suspend accepting Syrian refugees

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Nov. 16 announced Illinois is putting a hold on  accepting any new refugees from Syria.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Park District helps recycle old holiday lights

    ELMHURST – The City of Elmhurst and Elmhurst Park District are partnering with SCARCE and Elgin Recycling for their annual holiday lights recycling pr ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Elmhurst resident named Loyola’s Senior Scientist of the Year

    ELMHURST – An Elmhurst doctor has been named Senior Scientist of the Year at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Chicago argues its pension deal unlike failed state law

    SPRINGFIELD — Lawyers for Chicago and two of its struggling pension funds on Nov. 17 argued the city’s effort to shore up those funds is legal because ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Elmhurst resident receives award for disaster response work

    ELMHURST – An Elmhurst employee at the Federal Emergency Management Agency was awarded the Secretary’s Award for Excellence for his contribution to a ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Illinois state agency sues attorney general’s office

    SPRINGFIELD — One of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s department heads is suing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and asking the court to remove the attorney ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Glenbard East, Montini, Timothy Christian, York ready to go

    Basketball is a numbers game: Points per game, field goal percentage and total rebounds can all tell the story of a team. With the season about to tip ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Up to 8 inches of snow predicted in DuPage and Cook counties

    The National Weather Service upgraded a winter storm watch to a warning early Nov. 20 ahead of a storm that meteorologists now say could drop up to 8 ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 7:10 am
  • Concerned residents form Elmhurst Reserves to help support American Legion

    ELMHURST – A group of Elmhurst residents have formed the Elmhurst Reserves, an organization dedicated to supporting the American Legion.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 6:53 am
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Nov. 20

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • High school girls volleyball: Win in finale gains third place for Timothy Christian

    NORMAL – The first state finals berth for Timothy Christian’s girls volleyball team ended with a victory.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 6:55 am
  • High school football: Jordan Rowell helps IC Catholic run into semifinals

    PRINCETON – In the biggest game of the season so far, IC Catholic’s football team leaned on Jordan Rowell.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 6:43 pm
  • High school girls swimming: York sets sights on state meet

    DOWNERS GROVE – A solid showing at the Downers Grove North sectional meant another week of time in the pool for a slew of York swimmers.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • DuPage County food pantries prepare for holiday season

    The holidays are a time for giving of both time and riches. Suburban Life gathered a sampling of food pantries across DuPage County looking for food a ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 6:49 am
  • Elmhurst Garden Club celebrates 90th anniversary with year-long retrospective

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Garden Club is in the midst of its 90th anniversary, and to celebrate club members are recreating every decade from the 1920s ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Elmhurst's Bethel United Church of Christ to host annual Re-Deck the Halls sale

    ELMHURST – It’s time once again to “Re-Deck the Halls” with treasures from holidays past.Bethel Unit ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • York Township property assessment appeals due Nov. 30

    ELMHURST – Residents who want to appeal their York Township property assessments have until Nov. 30 to do so.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • Elmhurst, District 205 kick off budget talks

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst officials officially started discussion on the proposed 2016 budget. The budget ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Elmhurst police investigate attempted residential burglary

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst police are investigating a report of an attempted residential burglary in the 200 block of North Clinton Avenue, according to an E ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • Elmhurst Rotary, Diplomat West Banquets to host Thanksgiving Dinner

    Elmhurst – For the 22nd year, the Elmhurst Rotary Club, in conjunction with Diplomat West Banquets, will welcome area residents to a complimentary Tha ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Illinois House Dems, GOP still playing rough

    SPRINGFIELD — Three key votes in the Illinois House on Tuesday showed Democrats and Republicans still playing hardball politics and assessing blame.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Rauner reaches agreement with business and labor on unemployment insurance laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Nov. 9 said it had reached agreements with business and labor groups on changes to the state’s une ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Leagues of Women Voters to present heroin overdose presentation Nov. 19

    WHEATON – Several Leagues of Women Voters are coming together to host a forum on heroin overdose and addiction Nov. 19, according to a news release fr ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Elmhurst economy thriving as businesses flock to the city

    ELMHURST –  As more businesses move to Elmhurst, the city is starting to see the fruits of economic development efforts.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Elmhurst Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art presents Lapidary Day

    Elmhurst – The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art invites anyone interested in learning about cutting, polishing, and engraving stones and gems to a spec ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Elks to provide Thanksgiving dinners in Brookfield, Lombard, Villa Park, Elmhurst

    Since 1994, Elmhurst Elks Lodge 1531 has helped DuPage County neighbors in need by supplying families with a complete Thanksgiving Day meal, including ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Elmhurst police increase patrols after another attempted child abduction

    ELMHURST – Another child luring incident in Elmhurst has led police to increase patrols in both marked and unmarked squad cars in the residential area ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Chicago police chase ends at Elmhurst's Berens Park

    ELMHURST – Four people were arrested after a chase led Chicago police officers from East Garfield Park to Elmhurst on Nov. 13, according to a post on ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 6:38 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Timothy Christian's reliable Ben Lodewyk does it all as Player of the Year

    ELMHURST – Just in the last two seasons, Ben Lodewyk proved there wasn't much he couldn't do on the soccer field.
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • High school football: IC Catholic storms into quarterfinals

    ELMHURST – Football coaches can sometimes dole out praise sparingly, but Luke Ricobene deserved every accolade IC Catholic coach Bill Krefft had for h ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Nov. 13

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • High school cross country: York's Charlie Kern moves up, captures second in state

    PEORIA – York sophomore Charlie Kern Jr. had the strongest finish by any area runner at the Class 3A boys cross country state meet.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Elmhurst's Donna Pope Gallery & Studio to hold exhibition

    ELMHURST – The Donna Pope Gallery & Studio will be hosting the "Come for Coffee, Stay for Wine" exhibition.
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Elmhurst police promoted to fill retirement vacancies

    ELMHURST – Six members of the Elmhurst Police Department were promoted Nov. 2 to fill vacancies left by the recent retirements of two deputy police ch ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Elmhurst rallies to support struggling American Legion

    ELMHURST – Members of the community and the city of Elmhurst are working with the American Legion in an effort to help the struggling organization.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • High school girls volleyball: Timothy Christian excited about first state berth

    RIVER GROVE – One year after suffering the toughest loss of her career, Timothy Christian junior Kendra Teune experienced the greatest victory.
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Education advocate Rev. Scott Donahue will speak at Elmhurst College

    Elmhurst – A lifelong advocate for education, Rev. Scott Donahue will present "A Walk With My Friend Joseph Cardinal Bernardin."
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Addison woman's 'Intrinsic' exhibit debuts at Elmhurst Art Museum

    ELMHURST – Her art evokes vast, beautiful and fantastic worlds, but from Annette Perone Leiber’s demeanor, one would not guess these colorful landscap ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Portillo’s founder to give talk at Elmhurst College

    ELMHURST – Before Portillo’s was an enormously successful fast-casual restaurant chain with a wide-ranging menu of all-American favorites, it was a tr ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • National Weather Service: Strong winds, storms approaching Cook, DuPage counties

    ROMEOVILLE – Strong winds and thunderstorms could hit suburban Cook and DuPage counties during the Nov. 11 evening commute.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Construction underway at Elmuhrst's St. Charles and Poplar intersection

    ELMHURST – The intersection of St. Charles Road and Poplar Avenue will be under construction Nov. 11.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 9:11 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces deal on child care

    SPRINGFIELD —  Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office on Nov. 9 announced the Republican chief executive would loosen eligibility standards for the state’s child ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Battle over child care program heats up

    SPRINGFIELD – A battle between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats is shaping up as House Democrats attempt to undo cuts made by Ra ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • The Salvation Army and York Theatre present 'The Wizard of Oz'

    Elmhurst – The Salvation Army is once again partnering with Classic Cinemas for a special screening of "The Wizard of Oz" at the York Theatre.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Hospital receives highest grade in safety scores

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Hospital has been awarded an A grade in safety, becoming one of only 133 hospitals nationwide to earn perfect scores three years i ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • College of DuPage, Elmhurst College create transfer program for philosophy students

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College and College of DuPage have partnered to give students the opportunity to earn an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in phi ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Elmhurst police: missing man with learning disability found in Wisconsin

    (Note to readers: This story has been updated to to include new information.) ELMHURST – Elmhurst P ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra to perform Mozart concert

    ELMHURST – Six of the finest singers in the Chicago area will join the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra to bring Mozart's music to life.
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • Elmhurst College printmaker's exhibition hosts art from across the country

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of 45 contemporary printmakers from across the country.
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Timothy Christian student awarded Chicago Blackhawks player of the month honor

    ELMHURST – A Timothy Christian School sixth-grader has been named BMO Harris Bank hockey player of the month for his achievements on the ice and his c ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Timothy Christian wins sectional title, moves on to supersectional

    RIVER GROVE – One year after suffering the toughest loss of her career, Timothy Christian junior Kendra Teune experienced the greatest victory.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:58 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Nov. 6

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:44 pm
  • Refurbished Elmhurst Vietnam Memorial to be rededicated during Veterans Day Ceremony

    ELMHURST – The recently refurbished Vietnam Memorial in Wilder Park will be rededicated during the City of Elmhurst's Veterans Day Ceremony.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • After Halloween, SCARCE recycles pumpkins into compost

    GLEN ELLYN – While your jack-o'-lantern might be looking a little long in the tooth these days, Kay McKeen hopes you don't throw it out.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Glenbard West gets past York for sectional title

    RIVERSIDE – In four varsity volleyball seasons, Glenbard West senior volleyball player Natalie Schilling has been on both ends of the Class 4A section ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • High school football: IC Catholic dominates playoff opener, hosts second round game

    ELMHURST – IC Catholic’s football team earned a home game to start the playoffs by playing great football all season.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Prep roundup: Charlie Kern, York boys cross country win sectional titles, move on to state meet

    Charlie Kern clocked a time of 14:57 to win the Lake Park sectional race by more than 20 seconds as York’s boys cross country team captured the title ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • High school boys soccer: Timothy Christian stays loose, captures state title

    NORMAL – Last season was on Ben Lodewyk's mind as this season was nearing its end.The Timothy Christ ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Illinois treasurer, 3 insurance companies duel over audits

    SPRINGFIELD — Three insurance companies are suing Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs over his request to audit their records to make sure death ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: York, Timothy Christian move on to sectional finals

    RIVERSIDE – York's girls volleyball team could not have asked for a more fitting way to cap a victory.
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • November programming for Elmhurst community television

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst TV has released its programming for November. Programs air on Comcast Channel 6, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and also can be found at ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Downtown Elmhurst restaurant can’t find solution to visibility issue

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst restaurant owner Niall Martin still can’t find a solution to help customers find his restaurant.
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Illinois health administrators plead for state money

    SPRINGFIELD —  What happens if Illinois doesn’t get funds flowing to local public health departments?
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Small communities in Illinois worried about road salt revenue

    SPRINGFIELD – Smaller Illinois cities and counties are hoping for an exceptionally mild winter or a breakthrough in the state budget impasse.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Elmhurst hosts pumpkin composting event Nov. 7

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst will be collecting pumpkins and composting from residents in an effort to recycle the popular Halloween decoration.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Elmhurst police: 2 attempted child abductions may be related

    ELMHURST – Police are investigating a recent child luring incident that may be related to a similar report from Oct. 18, according to an Elmhurst Poli ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Elmhurst continues progress on stormwater management projects

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst continues to work on several projects in the downtown area that will help reduce stormwater flooding by creating under ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Nybo, Breen begin collection drive for troops

    ELMHURST – State Senator Chris Nybo, R-Elmhurst, and State Representative Peter Breen, R-Lombard, are partnering with local organizations for a collec ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Civic groups want bipartisan agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – Good-government groups are urging the governor and four legislative leaders to work together toward an inclusive, bipartisan agenda for ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Newcomers & Neighbors Club personalizes letters from Santa

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Newcomers & Neighbors Club is offering personalized letters from Santa Claus.
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Elmhurst City Council votes against video gaming

    ELMHURST – City Council voted Nov. 2 against lifting the video gaming ban in Elmhurst during a highly attended regular meeting.
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Elmhurst Park District reopens East End Park playground

    ELMHURST – After coming in under budget, the Elmhurst Park District inaugurated the new East End Park playground Oct. 24 with a ribbon-cutting ceremon ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • TV host leads Elmhurst discussion with single mothers

    ELMHURST – Bob Moeller, host of the television program "Marriage–For Better, For Worse" on Total Living Network will be giving a talk to The Single Mo ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Lizzadro Museum lecture focuses on legendary piece of 18th century jewelry

    ELMHURST – Historic diamond replica faceter Scott Sucher will present the legend of the Golden Fleece at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Elmhurst police searching for woman involved in Bank of America robbery

    ELMHURST – Police are investigating an Oct. 29 bank robbery at Bank of America, according to an Elmhurst Police Department news release.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Elmhurst's booming Brewpoint Coffee considers expansion

    ELMHURST – Brewpoint Coffee was an idea born in a hotel room in the Philippines. And one year after opening its doors to the Elmhurst community, Melis ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Bill would allow but regulate fantasy sports games

    SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois lawmaker wants to continue to allow people to put their money toward online fantasy sports contests if they wish, but he say ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for Oct. 30

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • York prepares for 'James and the Giant Peach' musical

    ELMHURST – York High School will be the first high school to perform the musical version of “James and the Giant Peach.”
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Valle: York Township Food Pantry invites community support

    October brings the colors of the changing seasons, and Halloween reminds us that Thanksgiving and Christmas are not far behind. This is the time of ye ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • High school football: IC Catholic wins big, moves on

    ELMHURST – The trend of big wins continued for IC Catholic's football team on Oct. 30.Having won fiv ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Turn back clocks: Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 1

    The clocks turn back one hour Nov. 1, marking the end end of Daylight Saving Time and the annual shift back to standard time.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • High school football: Late score lifts York in finale, IC dominates to clinch conference

    ELMHURST – York’s football seniors were playing their last game together Oct. 23 against Lyons Township.
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Meeting taking shape between Gov. Bruce Rauner, leaders

    SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois heads for its fifth month without a budget, the governor and at least three of the four legislative leaders appear set for a ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 9:00 pm
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