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  • Suburban Life Sound Off: July 11-17, 2016

    Stop over-mulching treesPeople of Western Spring, please stop over-mulching the poor trees. It’s hur ...
    July 26, 2016 - 7:28 am
  • DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau holding workshops on future of tourism

    The DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold three public input workshops to aid in the development of a strategic plan for the future of the l ...
    July 25, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • Elmhurst College wants to install beehive on campus

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College has approached the city for permission to install a beehive on campus.Th ...
    July 25, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Wheaton NHL player joins DuPage Animal Care and Control for Clear the Shelters event

    DuPage County Animal Care and Control will host a Clear the Shelters adoption event July 23 with the help of a Wheaton native turned NHL player, accor ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • DuPage, Cook counties under excessive heat warning

    DuPage and Cook counties are among many under an excessive heat warning today, facing heat index values as high as 115 degrees, according to the Natio ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:40 pm
  • DuPagePads receives DuPage Foundation grants

    Homeless nonprofit DuPagePads was one of 30 organizations that received grants June 22 during the DuPage Foundation's Spring Grant Awards Breakfast, a ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Elmhurst Cycling Classic returns July 22

    ELMHURST – For the fourth year in a row, the streets of Elmhurst will become a race track for professional cyclists from around the world.
    July 21, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • DuPage Unity in Diversity Memorial celebrates lives of slain Dallas officers

    LISLE – People from all backgrounds and walks of life gathered July 16 to celebrate diversity and the five police officers who were killed in Dallas, ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • DuPage County elections: One Democrat stays, one leaves ballot after challenge

    One local Democrat was recently kicked off the November ballot while another stood up to a challenge in front of the DuPage County Election Commission ...
    July 20, 2016 - 7:15 am
  • Letter: Cullerton's efforts help keep economy going

    To the editor:State Sen. Tom Cullerton understands the importance of completing transportation proje ...
    July 18, 2016 - 8:16 pm
  • DuPage County State’s Attorney launches military option for first-time offenders

    WHEATON – A new DuPage County initiative offers non violent first time offenders an opportunity to serve in the military to keep a conviction from bei ...
    July 19, 2016 - 7:23 am
  • Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts discusses proposed facility

    ELMHURST – On July 13, board members of the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts presented their vision for a 30,000-square-foot facility during the or ...
    July 16, 2016 - 9:38 pm
  • Elmhurst History Museum hosts free Summer Spectacular event

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst History Museum is hosting a summer event with activities related to its current exhibition about Ron Popeil and his inventions ...
    July 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Pictures of the week July 8-14: 5 photos

    Check out some of the best shots by our photographers this week. ...
    July 15, 2016 - 7:47 am
  • DuPage County board, sheriff begin FY2017 budget talks 1 year after public fight

    The DuPage County board and Sheriff have begun their annual budget talks, and both sides are hoping it goes smoother than last year.
    July 14, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve to host Special Needs Adventure Day

    WARRENVILLE – Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will lead Special Needs Adventure Day on July 15.
    July 13, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • Elmhurst College to hold graduate program information session

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst College School of Professional Studies will host a free information session July 14 on graduate programs.
    July 11, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Pro-Life Action League to demonstrate July 9 in Wheaton, Westmont, Villa Park

    The Pro-Life Action League will present its Face the Truth Tour on July 9 in Wheaton, Westmont and Villa Park.
    July 8, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • Alter Brewing Company hosting Hops for Humanity fundraiser July 11

    DOWNERS GROVE – Alter Brewing Company will hold a July 11 fundraiser for Elmhurst-based nonprofit Hops for Humanity on July 11, according to a news re ...
    July 8, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Elmhurst American Association of University Women seeking donations for annual sale

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst area branch of the American Association of University Women is collecting books and media for its annual sale.
    July 8, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • DuPage County Stormwater Management releases residential flood-proofing guidebook

    DuPage County Stormwater Management has released a flood-proofing guidebook intended to help homeowners resolve common localized flooding issues, acco ...
    July 10, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • Elmhurst College offering accelerated chiropractic doctorate degree

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College launched an accelerated chiropractic degree on June 24 in partnership with National University of Health Sciences.
    July 7, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • DuPage Forest Preserve photo contest kicks off July 10

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will begin its "Take 5 Photo Contest" July 10, according to a news release from the district.
    July 6, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Art Museum's newest exhibit explores intersection of art, science in education

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst Art Museum is hosting a new traveling exhibition that invites visitors of all ages to experience the intersection of art, science ...
    July 6, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts hosts Patio Party fundraiser

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts' initiative to build a multi-stage venue in downtown Elmhurst is continuing with its first fundrais ...
    July 6, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Morton Arboretum launches 5-year, $63 million capital campaign

    The Morton Arboretum has launched a five-year, $63-million capital improvement campaign aimed at expanding its work and improving core facilities, acc ...
    July 7, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Attorney General: beware of scammers preying on storm-damaged homes, businesses

    ELMHURST – After severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on June 22, Attorney General Lisa Madigan warned residents in impacted areas to be alert for scamm ...
    July 5, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • Pinkney: Addison Children’s Center Addressing Early Learning Needs

    Meeting and anticipating residents’ needs is essential for communities to prosper. Some of Addison’s youngest residents are being prepared for success ...
    July 5, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • DuPage Election Commission recruiting judges for November election

    The DuPage Election Commission is recruiting judges to work the Nov. 8 General Election, according to a news release from the county.
    July 5, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • DuPage, Cook County begin Fourth of July festivities

    A roundup of some of the best of what’s on tap for Independence Day celebrations all week will steer fireworks fans to multiple nighttime displays and ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:18 am
  • High school girls soccer: Suburban Life all-area MVP Brittany Paganucci leads Glenbard East to the next level

    Brittany Paganucci has lived up to the number on her back. The Glenbard East forward was a transfor ...
    July 1, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Elmhurst College to host biennial Zoroastrian Games

    ELMHURST – The 15th biennial Zoroastrian Games, also known as Z Games, are coming to Elmhurst.From J ...
    June 29, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County passes 2016-17 budget

    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County approved a new budget featuring a decrease in spending and a number of initiatives for the 2016-17 fisca ...
    June 28, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Valle: Protocol determines U.S. flag etiquette

    In honor of our recent observation of Flag Day and of Independence Day on July 4, I would like to share with you some facts about our nation's flag.
    June 28, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Reader Poll

    How familiar are you with the positions of your local legislators?
    I’ve got a pretty good idea of where they stand
    I generally just go by party affiliation to get an idea
    I probably should know more about their positions
    I’m not sure who my local legislators are