Foreclosures in and around Elmhurst

Check out the latest foreclosure deals in and around Elmhurst...

Graveside Whiskey, Grief and Honor: War Vets Remember Fallen Brothers On Memorial Day

Each American has their own view of what Memorial Day means. For many veterans, it is a somber day to appreciate their fallen brothers.

Elmhurst Hospital in running for Most Beautiful Hospitals contest

ELMHURST – For the sixth year in a row, Elmhurst Hospital has been nominated to participate in Soliant Health’s Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals Contest. The Most Beautiful Hospitals are determined by an online public vote, which runs through June 23. To vote for Elmhurst Hospital, visit or (scroll down the page to […]

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York’s Sreedhar wins Emperor Science Award

ELMHURST – On May 23, Siva Sreedhar from York Community High School was announced as one of 100 award recipients for the second year of PBS LearningMedia’s and Stand Up To Cancer’s Emperor Science Award program. The Emperor Science Award program is an initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore careers in science, […]

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District 205 PTA Council awards 11 scholarships

ELMHURST – The District 205 PTA Council recently awarded $1,000 non-renewable academic scholarships to 11 deserving York Community High School Class of 2017 graduates for use at the college or university of their choice. Receiving a scholarship were: Lauren Heslop, Abigail Gundrum, Samuel Jordan-Wood, Morgan Hennin, Amelia O’Halloran, Ailie Orzak, Jack Redick, Maria Perez, Amanda […]

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Memorial Day 2017: What's Open, What's Closed in Elmhurst

Here's a roundup of what's open and what's closed on Memorial Day.

BEWSF Scholarship Awarded to Five College Bound Seniors

Brian E. Wagner Legacy Lives on Through Outstanding Young Leaders

Ruth Strand Poster Contest winners revealed

ELMHURST – History comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors, and that fact was fully evident in the many different entries received during the annual Ruth Strand Poster Contest. Sponsored by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation, the 2017 Ruth Strand Poster Contest encouraged second grade students to submit an original drawing depicting a scene from Elmhurst […]

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EMH Foundation awards Teen Volunteer Health Profession Scholarships

ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation has awarded $22,000 in Teen Volunteer Health Profession Scholarships to 12 area high school students who volunteer at Elmhurst Hospital and plan to pursue careers in a health-related field. Recipients, their high schools and areas of study: • Samiyya Ahmed, York, Physician • Amanda Bardhoshi, York, Physician • […]

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Elmhurst Named Fourth Best City For Teachers: Study

A recent study named Elmhurst the fourth best city in the country for K-12 teachers.

Raja Calls for Oversight Committee to Subpoena White House Tapes and Documentation of Comey and Flynn Firings

Attorney General Sessions and General Michael Flynn each failed to report contact with representatives of the Kremlin.

Doc Severinsen To Headline Jazz Event At Elmhurst College

Doc Severinsen and the Elmhurst College Jazz Band will headline June Jazz on Saturday, June 17.

New Assistant Principal Approved For Hawthorne, Lincoln

District 205 has approved Dr. Christina Podraza as the new assistant principal of Lincoln and Hawthorne elementary schools.

New Construction Homes For Sale in Elmhurst, Illinois - May 2017

There are currently 82 new construction homes for sale in Elmhurst with an average list price of $1,064,032

EMH Foundation awards $22,000 in scholarships to teen volunteers

Funds for the scholarships were raised through the Foundation’s annual Reindeer Route Housewalk.

Class Of 2017 Graduates From York High School

614 graduates celebrated commencement at York High School on May 21.

Elmhurst Receives AAA Bond Rating

Elmhurst has received the AAA bond rating for the fourth year in a row.

Column: Cook County soda tax just another way for politicians to claim your money

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is adamant that the county's soda tax will go into effect in July, which will be an obvious boon to surrounding counties.

The move will boost the tax on beverages with either natural or artificial sweeteners by a penny an ounce. That means the price...

Help Squad: Avoid getting hooked by phishing emails

I am receiving numerous emails from both Stripe and Squarespace concerning "my accounts." I do not have accounts with either entity. I have attempted to contact both of them and have been unsuccessful. They both require me to sign in with a password.

Have you ever heard of either of these companies?...

Elmhurst Poster Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the Ruth Strand Poster Contest have been announced.

Elmhurst Heritage Foundation celebrates the 2017 Ruth Strand Poster Contest winners

The Elmhurst Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its annual contest for second grade students.

Column: '13 Reasons Why' prompts tough talks with kids on suicide, depression

The first time I heard about "13 Reasons Why" was when I walked into the living room and my two teenage kids were watching episode three. At the time, I had no idea what the new Netflix drama series was about, or that it had graphic scenes about bullying, substance abuse, drunk driving, rape and...

$53K In Grants Awarded To District 205 Schools

Thiems Educational Grants were awarded to all 13 District 205 schools.

Column: Big donations mean more commercials for politicians seeking office


Gov. Bruce Rauner donated $50 million to his election campaign.

Illinois' richest man, Ken Griffin, donated $20 million to Rauner's war chest.

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful J. B. Pritzker donated $7.2 million to his own campaign.

The man in the red hoodie received a donation of two...

DUIs, Domestic Battery, License Suspended: Elmhurst Blotter

Elmhurst Police reports through May 22.

Bensenville Park District Offers a Down on the Farm, Flexible Camp Program

Kids can take a journey back in time this summer at Bensenville Park District's Discovery Camp located at Fischer Farm.

A guide to 2017's suburban Chicago summer festivals

It's that time of year again — time to enjoy some sun, fine art, music or maybe even a cool antique car with the arrival of summer festival season.

Red, White & Bar-B-Q, 4-10:30 p.m. May 26, noon-10:30 p.m. May 27 and noon-9 p.m. May 28, at Ty Warner Park, 700 Blackhawk Drive, Westmont. The Westmont...

Homes For Sale In Elmhurst And Beyond: Southwest Suburbs Real Estate Guide

Looking for a new house? Or just looking? Either way, you'll find the best properties on the market in Patch's houses-for-sale listings.

Elmhurst committee OKs fewer parking spots for physical therapy facility

Elmhurst aldermen on the Development, Planning and Zoning Committee Monday agreed to recommend approval of a plan by DuPage Medical Group to open a physical therapy facility in the U.S. Bank building at the corner of York and Vallette streets.

Alyssa Hermann of the medical group said before the...

Praying for our troops

Don't forget those who serve

Raja Speaks Out Against Trump Administration's Threatening to Make Health Insurance Unaffordable for 7 Million

Raja Speaks Out Against Trump Administration's Threatening to Make Health Insurance Unaffordable for 7 Million.

York graduates about 700 in 99th commencement

About 700 students participated Sunday when York High School held its 99th graduation ceremony in the Joe Newton Fieldhouse.

Superintendent David Moyer welcomed students along with their parents, friends and other family.

Among program highlights were a speech, "Good, Better, Best" by student Paradize...

Wow! House: Putting Green, Heated Floors, Nanny's Quarters

This home has six bedrooms, five full and two half baths.

Summer Reading Kicks Off At Elmhurst Library

Summer reading kicks off Saturday, June 3.

Summer Camps at Courts Plus are a Step above the Rest

The summer camps at Courts Plus are the place to be this summer with a team of experienced directors.

Students receive recognition at School District 205 meeting

ELMHURST – It was a night of accomplishments for students and faculty during the May 9 meeting of the Elmhurst School District 205 Board. Proclamations were read in recognition of students from School District 205 for their efforts in regional, state and national competitions. Students of York Community High School were congratulated for taking top […]

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York boys track excels at sectional meet

The York boys track team finished in a tie for second place at Friday’s Lake Park Class 3A sectional. The Dukes posted a score of 84 points, finishing behind only Wheaton Warrenville South, and most importantly qualified five individuals and a relay for next weekend’s state meet. Charlie Kern was the star of the show, […]

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Proposed state legislation concerns Elmhurst park officials

ELMHURST – “Quite frankly … it’s depressing.” James Rogers, executive director of the Elmhurst Park District, used this phrase to describe the mood in Springfield, where the ongoing budget impasse has been taking its toll. Rogers and a few other park district officials ventured to the state capitol earlier this month to attend the annual […]

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2017 guide to plant sales, garden walks in Chicago suburbs

Robins are back, daffodils are in full color, lilacs buds are getting fat. Time to start gardening, so we've gathered this information about plant sales and garden walks to help you find the plants and inspiration to get your garden growing.

The David Adler Music and Arts Center celebrates Earth...

Chamber notes: Progress on tourism, rail, infrastructure needs

On April 10, United States Congressman Mike Quigley (Illinois-5th District), Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley and I toured the Illinois-Railway Suppliers’ new Elmhurst facility and meet with Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) representatives to discuss Chicago’s manufacturing and rail sector infrastructure needs. Also, Congressman Quigley, who is a member of the House of Representatives’ Appropriations Subcommittee […]

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Elmhurst police search for bank robbery suspect

Elmhurst police are investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred Thursday afternoon at the Community Bank of Elmhurst, 330 W. Butterfield Rd.

A man entered the bank at 5 p.m. and announced a robbery to the teller, police said. The suspect was described as 35, white, 6 feet tall and weighing...

Column: Great lines from commencement speeches of the past

Graduation days are upon us, the time when the wise and the accomplished stand before the graduates and hand down to them the special wisdom and advice they have gathered over the years.

I remember little of the commencement addresses I've heard, with the exception of one. "Drink life to the lees,"...

Take trolley this year to enjoy annual Museum Day

ELMHURST – Many Chicago area museumgoers don’t realize that Elmhurst is home to three unique museums all within walking distance from one another – the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst History Museum, and Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art. This special connection positions the city of Elmhurst as a cultural arts haven in the western suburbs like […]

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St. Charles teacher charged with child porn possession gets $150,000 bail

Bail has been set at $150,000 for a St. Charles East High school teacher charged with possession of child pornography, DuPage County State's Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced in a news release.

Gregory Burgener, 63, of the 400 block of West Fremont, Elmhurst, is charged with two counts of class...

Column: What Memorial Day means in Maywood

Wouldn't it be great if Memorial Day didn't exist?

Wait, wait ... That's not what I meant.

What I wanted to say was that it would be great if there were no need for Memorial Day, if no American men and women were ever killed in war.

But that has not been and is not likely to be.

That melancholy fact...

Elmhurst Council delays nursing home expansion vote

Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley announced near the start of Monday's City Council meeting that a scheduled vote on a nursing home's controversial expansion plan would be postponed, but that didn't deter about two dozen people from speaking both for and against the project.

Ald. Michael Honquest, newly...

Elmhurst curriculum directors on scheduling change: Why wait?

District 205's new curriculum directors both see a world of opportunities with the district's new middle school block scheduling.

Dave Beedy, the district's new director of science, technology, engineering and math education, and Nikki Tammaru, the district's soon-to-be director of literacy, both...

Sinfonietta Bel Canto performs sentimental favorites

Musically, a lot happened between 1880 and 1922 — Scott Joplin composed "Ragtime," Franz Lehar's "The Merry Widow" opened in Vienna and Carrie Jacobs-Bond wrote a hit titled "I Love You Truly," which was sung at countless weddings. Some of that era's most familiar music has been carefully selected...

Column: John F. Kennedy remains as inspiring as ever

He was the youngest man ever elected to the presidency yet his term is perhaps best remembered for what might have been.

His early missteps in foreign policy brought the world to the brink of nuclear war, yet he pursued peace more passionately than any president since.

His time in office has been...

Column: Pedestrians mustn't rely on rights when it comes to sharing roads

I can't be trusted.

That's something to keep in mind. Because if the weather ever becomes warm suburban streets will become bikeways and hikeways.

Fueled by the instability of gasoline prices, concern for the environment and a desire for a more healthy lifestyle, bike riding and walking are becoming...

May 21 is free museum day in Elmhurst

You can explore three museums and a conservatory for free during the 21st Annual Elmhurst Museum Day, 1-5 p.m. May 21. There will be activities for kids at each stop, and a trolley for transportation from place to place if you don't care to walk the short distance between attractions.

At the Elmhurst...

Area students awarded National Merit Scholarships

Area high school students were named Tuesday May 9 as recipients of corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship Awards.

The $2,500 scholarships awards of single-payment and provided by corporations or company foundations, but these awards are all provided by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's...

Projects play to Elmhurst students' passions

Bryan Middle School eighth-grader Skylar Radz stood in a whale costume with her legs crossed, talking about her project. The sight of a whale with its legs crossed made her friends nearby giggle.

However, there was nothing funny about Radz' message: Killer whales are being mistreated in captivity.


Sheep shearing remains popular at Graue Mill

Nearly 100 people showed up Sunday to watch a couple of haircuts be given at Graue Mill and Museum.

Getting the haircuts were a couple of sheep brought by Loren Marceau, who has been shearing sheep for 38 years and regularly travels throughout the Midwest plying his trade. He estimated that he...

2 shot to death in car in Addison 'targeted attack'

A man and a 17-year-old boy were shot to death in a car while driving in northwest suburban Addison, police said.

Police were called to near Denise Court and Elizabeth Drive because 911 callers reported shots fired and a traffic crash and found a car with two people in it that had hit a tree, according...

Column: Schools shouldn't give up on cursive just yet

One of the proudest moments of my early academic career was the day I learned to write my name – in cursive.

I practiced writing my name for days, working to perfect the capital R and the lower case r exactly the way I was taught. It was an important step on my way to adulthood.

But cursive handwriting...

Double J Riding Club is a hidden gem for horseback riding

You can see the huge United Parcel Service facility in Hodgkins from the top of the hill of the 6-acre property occupied by Double J Riding Club.

But with stables that hold the 40 horses, along with two large tortoises, gardens, several dogs and other assorted animals on the Countryside property,...

Elmhurst man charged with robbery, attempted robbery

A 43-year-old Elmhurst man was charged Thursday following a hold-up at a gas station in the city's downtown and an attempt at a convenience store.

Joseph A. Pulido, of the 900 block of Hillcrest Avenue, is charged with felony theft for a hold-up the morning of May 3 at the Shell Station, 103 W....