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  • Elmhurst City Council approves $25 million in bond issuances for stormwater improvements

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council authorized the sale of $25 million in general obligation bonds to finance nine stormwater mitigation projects.
    NEW: May 6, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Elmhurst resident, gym owner breaks burpees world record

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst resident and gym owner Nick Janowitz was tired of making excuses, so he decided to break a Guinness World Record by doing more tha ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • High school baseball: York dealing with dual identities

    ELMHURST – As the 2016 baseball season heads into the final stretch, York coach Dave Kalal has one big question about his squad.
    May 6, 2016 - 8:01 am
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for May 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 ...
    May 6, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • High school softball: Poise a positive in pitching circle for York's Lauren Wojcik

    ELMHURST – Lauren Wojcik never pitched a varsity inning before this spring, but her prowess in the pitching circle might fool many who didn’t know tha ...
    May 5, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Letter: Bipartisan measures a needed step on road to state budget

    To the Editor:I joined my Senate colleagues on April 22 in unanimously approving two bipartisan meas ...
    May 4, 2016 - 6:18 pm
  • Elmhurst community television releases May programming

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst TV has released its programming for May. Programs air on Comcast channel 6 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99 and also can be found at El ...
    May 4, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Elmhurst District 205 Board President Shannon Ebner talks Focus 205, English curriculum

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Community Unit District 205 has been working on various initiatives to improve its operations and the experience offered to El ...
    May 4, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Pinkney: Families escape homelessness and find stable futures through SHIFT

    Emma never thought homelessness would be something she would experience. The married mother of two ...
    May 3, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Benefit at DuPage Airport to help Honor Flight Chicago soar

    WEST CHICAGO – The DuPage Veterans Foundation’s fifth annual fundraiser at DuPage Airport to benefit Honor Flight Chicago will unfold with fanfare fro ...
    May 3, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • 'Dancing with the Starz' gala to help DuPage County seniors

    LOMBARD – The DuPage Senior Citizens Council’s fifth annual “Dancing with the Starz” benefit is heating up with celebrity dancers rehearsing their dan ...
    May 3, 2016 - 2:23 pm
  • Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra ends season with concert featuring special guest

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will soon close its season with a concert of friendship and spectacular music-making.
    May 3, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • New comedy show launches at Fitz's Spare Keys in Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – There is a new comedy show in downtown Elmhurst.On the first Tuesday of every month, Fitz ...
    May 2, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Know Your Board: DuPage High School District 88 Board of Education

    There aren’t enough reporters in Illinois to cover all of the 7,000 units of government that exist in this state. In 2016, Suburban Life is going to s ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:28 pm
  • Quigley: Small businesses make U.S. economy great

    As the longest-tenured Chamber of Commerce executive in DuPage County, I can firmly attest to what makes our economy in the United States great: small ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:55 am
  • Elmhurst Rotary Club to host Derby Day fundraiser

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Rotary Club invites area residents to a Derby Day fundraiser to benefit the Elmhurst Park District's Playground for Everyone a ...
    May 1, 2016 - 6:49 pm
  • High school softball: York stays steady ahead of big conference game

    ELMHURST – York’s softball team was donning its game jerseys, but it was about as far from a softball field as possible.
    April 29, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • High school baseball: York makes statement against defending conference champs

    ELMHURST – Sweeping a series from defending West Suburban Silver champion Oak Park-River Forest would have been a huge coup for the York baseball team ...
    April 29, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • DuPage Forest Preserve lecture, events to attract pollinators

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites residents to join its efforts to increase populations of butterflies, bees and other imperiled a ...
    April 29, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry unveils state-of-the-art facility

    ELMHURSTAfter nearly two years of fundraising efforts, the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry has a new ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for April 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 ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Elmhurst Director of Finance Marilyn Gaston to retire after 27 years of service

    ELMHURST – City of Elmhurst Director of Finance Marilyn Gaston will retire after 27 years of service to the city.
    April 28, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Elmhurst police investigate loose bullet at Lincoln Elementary School

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst police are investigating an April 28 incident at Lincoln Elementary School in which a small caliber bullet was found in one of the ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:53 am
  • Suburban Life recognizes local scholars, awards scholarships

    WOODRIDGE – Suburban Life Media and the DuPage Credit Union honored some of the best high school seniors in the western suburbans April 26 at the Subu ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Elmhurst History Museum, Pints to host Mid-Century Mod Cocktail Party

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst History Museum and Pints invite people to celebrate the cocktails, food and fashion of the late 1950s and early 1960s.
    April 27, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Elmhurst prepares for 20th Annual Art in the Park

    ELMHURST –  Spring is in full swing, and that means Elmhurst is getting ready for the 20th installment of Art in the Park.
    April 30, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • Valle: Shining light on York Township's myriad services

    America's richest blessing is her people. They are the real strength in her grass roots, and that is what township government is all about. It is ofte ...
    April 27, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • State budget concerns taking toll on Elmhurst Fire Department

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Fire Department has three firefighter vacancies it hasn’t replaced because of state budgetary concerns.
    April 26, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Elmhurst boy saves younger sister from drowning, named Best Big Brother Ever

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst and the Elmhurst Fire Department recently recognized everyone who helped save a 3-year-old from drowning in a local po ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • City of Elmhurst launches redesigned website

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst launched a redesigned website as part of an initiative to become a reliable source of information for residents and vi ...
    April 29, 2016 - 1:33 pm
  • Elmhurst offers rebates on rain gardens, stormwater management workshop

    ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst is encouraging residents to become conservation conscious by offering rebates to those who choose to install rain gard ...
    April 25, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Elmhurst residents Francesca Bell, Grace Cronin make college commitments

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst residents Francesca Bell and Grace Cronin were two of 11 Fenwick High School senior student-athletes who recently committed to con ...
    April 24, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Smart911 to become available across DuPage County

    DuPage County recently asked residents to recognize emergency response personnel during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week by registering f ...
    April 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • High school softball: Sarah Maciekewski, York make statement with dramatic win

    ELMHURST – Sarah Maciejewski hadn’t made solid contact all game in York’s softball contest against Lyons Township on April 20.
    April 23, 2016 - 6:02 am
  • Berwyn man, teen charged with burglarizing Elmhurst homes

    ELMHURST – An 18-year-old Berwyn man and a 17-year-old were charged with residential burglary April 22 after allegedly stealing cash and valuables fro ...
    April 24, 2016 - 6:14 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for April 22

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    April 22, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • High school sports: Slew of York student-athletes make college commitments

    ELMHURST – Cole Miller and Frank Romano were in a rush on April 13.The York senior baseball players ...
    April 22, 2016 - 6:30 am
  • Elmhurst OKs controversial 6-story development

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council granted a developer’s request to construct a mixed-use building in downtown Elmhurst, in spite of concerns of the ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Elmhurst attorney named a 2016 Super Lawyer

    ELMHURST — Frank A. Sommario always knew he wanted to be an attorney.But it was an unforeseen twist ...
    April 21, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Elmhurst TCF Bank robbed

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Police Department is investigating an April 19 bank robbery, according to a City of Elmhurst news release.
    April 20, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Melissa DeLaRosa named York High School assistant principal

    ELMHURST – The District 205 Board of Education approved the appointment of Melissa DeLaRosa as assistant principal at York High School during its Apri ...
    April 19, 2016 - 3:37 pm
  • Elmhurst's School of Rock teaches life skills through music lessons

    ELMHURST – A child can learn a lot about life by picking up an electric bass and playing a concert alongside other musicians in front of hundreds of p ...
    April 20, 2016 - 7:09 am
  • League of Women Voters to lead Elmhurst information session on Illinois Clean Jobs Bill

    League of Women Voters to lead information session on Illinois Clean Jobs BillELMHURST – The League ...
    April 18, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Next York High School principal brings English, STEM expertise

    ELMHURST – York High School’s new principal Erin DeLuga believes in a well-rounded curriculum.Not on ...
    April 18, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Choose DuPage: County unemployment numbers low though some areas lag

    DuPage County continues to have some of the strongest unemployment numbers in the state, though a few areas are still lagging, according to a recent a ...
    April 17, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • High school boys volleyball: York searching for complete effort

    ELMHURST – Putting away shots has been no problem for York volleyball seniors Jake Wendell and Bobby Krissinger.
    April 15, 2016 - 12:43 pm
  • Elmhurst residents give input on North York Corridor redesign

    ELMHURST – As part of the process to design a North York Corridor streetscape plan, Elmhurst residents shared their opinions April 12 with the city du ...
    April 17, 2016 - 5:05 am
  • High school baseball: York uses deep pitching staff in conference win

    ELMHURST – There are many ways to win a baseball game but few as unusual as the one York employed to beat visiting Glenbard West on April 11.
    April 16, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for April 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 ...
    April 15, 2016 - 10:07 am
  • Elmhurst's Hops for Humanity embraces craft beer, local charities

    ELMHURST – Patrick and Julie Sheehan were looking for a way to combine their passion for craft beer with their love of local charities.
    April 14, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Elmhurst Hospital seeks dogs for animal-assisted therapy

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Hospital is seeking more dogs for its animal-assisted therapy program.Those inte ...
    April 14, 2016 - 3:02 pm
  • York High School students raise anti-bullying awareness with film screening

    ELMHURST – York High School students John and Katy Clugg said they had to do something to prevent the kind of bullying that their friend experienced a ...
    April 14, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • York High School Euro Challenge team heads to nationals in New York

    ELMHURST – York High School's Euro Challenge team recently won the Midwest Region competition, beating out teams representing Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana ...
    April 13, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Elmhurst's Hazyl Boutique boasts fashion for all kinds of women

    ELMHURST –  Nancy Resing always knew she would open a fashion retail boutique. She was just waiting for the right time to do it.
    April 12, 2016 - 12:47 pm
  • Elmhurst Hospital seeks volunteers

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Hospital’s “No One Dies Alone” program will hold orientation and training sessions on April 12 and 13 for volunteers who wish to b ...
    April 11, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Elmhurst College hosts event showcasing special education offerings

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College's Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy will showcase its offering for the special education community at ELSA-Palooza 8.
    April 11, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Elmhurst awards 2016 paving program contract to Arlington Heights company

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst City Council approved a contract for the 2016 paving program that will provide maintenance to about five miles of streets and ...
    April 12, 2016 - 6:25 am
  • Quigley: Explore Elmhurst with a fresh, new look

    The city of Elmhurst’s Explore Elmhurst rebranding campaign, including a colorful and hip logo, officially kicks off in May and is a part of this summ ...
    April 11, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • High school baseball: Pitching depth an asset for York, talent returning for IC Catholic, Timothy Chrisitan

    Professional baseball has always been a numbers-driven game, and the same is true in the high school game. Team batting average and the number of erro ...
    April 12, 2016 - 6:27 am
  • Elmhurst Single Mothers Support Group to host know-your-rights event

    ELMHURST – The Single Mothers Support Group April meeting will feature attorney Laura Kern.Kern will ...
    April 8, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Sen. Chris Nybo sponsors Annie LeGere Law in honor of Elmhurst girl

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst resident Annie LeGere died in August 2015 from prolonged anaphylactic shock caused by an allergic reaction.
    April 9, 2016 - 7:34 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for April 8

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    April 8, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Elmhurst College prepares for annual Recycling Extravaganza

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College will host its annual Recycling Extravaganza, allowing people to bring a variety of household items that will be recycled, ...
    April 7, 2016 - 5:30 pm
  • High school boys water polo: York passes test against state's best

    ELMHURST – With standout Jordan Jopes back from injury, York’s boys water polo team is closing in on the state’s best teams.
    April 7, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • People can watch prescribed burn at St. James Forest Preserve

    Specially trained crews from the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County are using prescription burns to preserve natural habitats and better contro ...
    April 7, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra celebrates conductor's 20 year anniversary

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Music Director Stephen Alltop has been making music since he was tall enough to reach the piano keys.
    April 7, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Reader Poll

    As the state’s budget crisis drags on, what’s your biggest concern?
    The harm done to social service agencies
    The harm done to the state’s fiscal standing
    The fact that political leaders appear unwilling to compromise
    The concern that businesses might be more inclined to leave the state