IC students attend STEM conference at Argonne


ELMHURST – On March 16, two IC Catholic Prep students attended the “Science Careers in Search of Women” Conference at Argonne National Lab. Sophomore Amber Lewis and junior Anna Gendusa were accepted to participate in the STEM conference according to their aptitude in science and interest in a possible science, technology, engineering or mathematics career. The […]

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Raja Meets with Hindu, Sikh, Jain, and Muslim-American Communities


On Hate Crimes, Immigration Issues, and Other Challenges Facing Community.





Column: Lawmakers should protect landline phone service


Sometimes it seems as if there is a controlling force determined to snuff out every vestige of individuality remaining to us.

Does that sound paranoid?

Maybe so.

But the pressure to conform, to do, be and behave like everyone seems close to irresistible.

Take news for just one example. You can't get...





Newly Elected District 205 Board Members Take Seat


New board member Kara Caforio took her seat, as well as incumbents Jim Collins and Margaret Harrell.





Recycle household items at Elmhurst College on April 29


ELMHURST – The city of Elmhurst is partnering with Elmhurst College, DuPage County and SCARCE to host the 2017 Recycling Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 29. The event will be held at Elmhurst College, using the Alexander Parking Lot. Items that will be recycled include: eye glasses, hearing aids, bicycles, Brita & Pur water […]

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Elmhurst police investigate downtown armed robbery


Elmhurst police are searching for a man who involved in an armed robbery Tuesday April 25 in downtown Elmhurst.

The incident occurred at 4:35 p.m. at the Clark gas station and the intersection of 2nd and Addison Avenue. Police said the man displayed a handgun and took an undetermined amount of...





Elmhurst police investigating armed robbery of gas station


ELMHURST – Local police are looking into an armed robbery that occurred late Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from the city.





Elmhurst police investigating armed robbery of gas station


ELMHURST – Local police are looking into an armed robbery that occurred late Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from the city.





Route 83 Closed Near Bensenville For Crash Clean-Up


Northbound Route 83 near Bensenville​ is still closed​ for clean-up after a crash from earlier this afternoon.





Mystery Diner: Red Arrow Tap Room in Elmhurst serves up taste of summer


ELMHURST – Summer just screams brews and barbecue, among other things, to me.





Mystery Diner: Red Arrow Tap Room in Elmhurst serves up taste of summer


ELMHURST – Summer just screams brews and barbecue, among other things, to me.





Armed Robbery at Elmhurst Gas Station, Police Searching for Suspect


Police continue to search the area for the offender, and said no injuries were reported.





IC Catholic names Schergen as new president


ELMHURST – The IC Catholic Prep administration and board of directors have announced that they have selected Tom Schergen to serve as the new president of the school. Following an extensive search, Schergen was chosen to succeed interim President Amy Fahey and will begin his presidency this summer. In July 2016, ICCP announced the decision […]

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Trucker from Northlake shot on I-88 'loved serving,' pastor says


The 43-year-old man who was fatally shot last week while driving a truck on Interstate 88 in Oak Brook was remembered as hardworking, active in his church and having a big smile.

Eduardo Munoz was shot about 4:05 p.m. Friday while driving east on I-88, Illinois State Police said. His fiancee, Michele...





Police: Downtown Elmhurst gas station hit by armed robbery


ELMHURST – Police are on the lookout for a male suspect in his early 20s after an armed robbery at a downtown gas station Tuesday. According to a release from the Elmhurst Police Department, a black male wearing a green surgical mask, light gray hoodie, and dark gray pants showed a handgun while robbing the Clark […]

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Elmhurst Superintendent Calls for End of State Budget Impasse


The state now owes District 205 $3,670,579 as of April 24 and has been operating without a full budget for the past 22 months.





Historian Ebner Considers Americans and their Homes during May 11th Lecture


Elmhurst History Museum presents a lecture related to the current traveling exhibit, "House & Home" from the National Building Museum





Elmhurst Girl Scouts donate Survivor Kits to Cancer Center at Elmhurst Hospital


Girl Scouts from Edison Elementary School in Elmhurst delivered the kits on April 21.





Elmhurst Park District Holds Open House for Vision 2020 Plan


The Elmhurst Park District will be holding its third and final public open house to discuss planning for the future of the district.





Low inventory levels make this a great time to sell your home


The latest statistics from the Illinois Association of REALTORS® contain plenty of good news for home sellers in the Northern Illinois regio





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.





York High School Ranked Among State's Best: US News and World Report


York Community High School has been ranked 18th best out of all high schools in the state, according to US News and World Report.





Danica Patrick hosts “A Girlfriends’ Guide to Healthy Driven” May 3 in Oak Brook


The event will feature cooking demonstrations with Patrick and opportunities to have your photo taken with her.





Elmhurst committee says no to nursing home expansion


Three Elmhurst aldermen on a city committee Monday turned down a nursing home's proposal to expand into a residential neighborhood, concurring with the earlier rejection by the city's Zoning Commission and sending the matter on to the full City Council for further action.

Elmhurst Extended Care...





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...





York seniors find perfect roles in 'West Side Story'


Hanna Kikos and Becca Rogers had very different paths to their final play as York students before graduating May 21.

But the two seniors both are thrilled to be participating in the production of the musical "West Side Story," which already has sold out all of the Thursday-Sunday performances in...





York High School sending 38 students to state SkillsUSA Competition


ELMHURST – A record number of York High School students have qualified and will be competing at the state SkillsUSA Competition and Leadership Conference April 27-29 in Springfield. This year, 38 York students have qualified for this state-level competition, the largest number ever. Categories and competitors are as follows: Adobe Photoshop Dylan Salek, Simon DeGrace […]

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DuPage County awards $1M to nonprofits


The DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund recently awarded a total of $1 million to area nonprofits, according to a county news release.





DuPage County awards $1M to nonprofits


The DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund recently awarded a total of $1 million to area nonprofits, according to a county news release.





Raja Answers Constituent Questions on Wide Range of Issues at Villa Park Town Hall


“I think the biggest challenge our country faces is growing and strengthening the middle class. This has become my life's work”





Third Student Album Released by York HS Album Project


The York Album Project has released its third original collection of student musicians' work, Music As One.





Elmhurst police keeping an eye out for distracted drivers


ELMHURST – It’s always a good idea to avoid talking on a cell phone while driving, but this week in Elmhurst it would be especially foolhardy to have one hand on the wheel and the other holding a phone. The Elmhurst Police Department on Monday announced that it is taking part in an Illinois Distracted Driver […]

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Elmhurst police say body found in quarry is missing person


Elmhurst police said Monday that a body found Friday afternoon in the Elmhurst Quarry has been identified as that of 24-year old Justin Antony, the subject of a missing person alert after family members reported him missing April 14.

The DuPage County Coroner's Office confirmed the identity of Antony...





Record Number of York Students Headed to State SkillsUSA Competition


38 students will compete at the competition on April 27-29 in Springfield.





DUIs and License Suspended: Elmhurst Blotter


Elmhurst Police reports, April 20-23.





Family 'devastated' by death of missing Elmhurst man, thanks police and community


ELMHURST – The family of a missing Elmhurst man recently found dead after more than a week of searching is "devastated" by his loss and thanks the community that came together to try and find him.





Family 'devastated' by death of missing Elmhurst man, thanks police and community


ELMHURST – The family of a missing Elmhurst man recently found dead after more than a week of searching is "devastated" by his loss and thanks the community that came together to try and find him.





‘Elmhurst Bigmouth’ savors delights of El Famous Burrito


ELMHURST – You want to know the best thing about El Famous Burrito on York Ave? We don’t lack for Mexican food options here at the front edge of the western suburbs. From tiny spots to well-lit chains, they beckon from the strip malls, corner lots and city centers. And sure, I like to walk […]

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'Sister Act' takes to stage with nuns, gangsters and a lounge singer


A Las Vegas lounge singer, a gangster and a bevy of nuns make having fun a habit in "Sister Act" at Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park.

The fast-paced plot of the musical, which was adapted from a 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, involves the main character of Deloris Van Cartier, a singer...





Buy or Renew Discounted Pool Passes Today!


Buy or renew your discounted pool passes today to gain access to Elmhurst Park District's three amazing pool facilities!





Independent Book Store Day: Community is key for these local book sellers


April 29 is Independent Bookstore Day; or as it known to these impassioned retailers, Saturday. Because everyday is Independent Bookstore Day, an opportunity to personally connect with the community and promote reading and literacy.

"We are especially known for our book recommendations," said Beth...





York Album Project brings students’ musical works to listeners’ ears


ELMHURST – It stands to reason that musically inclined high school students can hardly wait to get out into the world and show off their various talents. Thanks to the York Album Project, a group of local musicians doesn’t have to wait. The program is releasing its third album today, April 24, titled “Music as One.” […]

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Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Coming to Life in Lisle


The worlds of royals, lovers, faeries & mechanicals collide in Shakespeare’s fantastical “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.





Ross’s game-winner extend’s York baseball’s great start


ELMHURST – The opening month of the 2017 season for the York baseball team has been downright magical, filled with thrilling comebacks and close victories. Saturday’s non-conference matchup with Downers Grove South was just the latest example, with Ryan Ross playing the role of hero. A base hit up the middle by Ross in the […]

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Dispose of unused prescription drugs April 29


ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Police Department will be hosting a Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29. Officers will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Elmhurst Police Station, 125 E. First St., and from 9 a.m. to noon at the Recycling Extravaganza at Elmhurst […]

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UCCA's Taste of the Town: Food for Life


Food and drink sampling to benefit Elmhurst School District 205's children and their families.





York softball player Julia Derkowski is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group


Julia Derkowski





York softball player Julia Derkowski is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group


Julia Derkowski





Shooting on I-88 kills Florida truck driver near Oak Brook


A Florida truck driver was fatally shot Friday evening on the Reagan Memorial Tollway near Oak Brook.

Eduardo Munoz, 43, was shot about 4:05 p.m. on Interstate 88 in Oak Brook, according to a release from the Illinois State Police. Crews with the Oak Brook Fire Department were called to I-88, near...





Body found in Elmhurst quarry identified as missing 24-year-old


ELMHURST – A body found April 21 in the Elmhurst quarry has been identified as a man reported missing April 14, according to a news release from the DuPage County Coroner's office.





Body found in Elmhurst quarry identified as missing 24-year-old


ELMHURST – A body found April 21 in the Elmhurst quarry has been identified as a man reported missing April 14, according to a news release from the DuPage County Coroner's office.





Body ID'd as Missing Elmhurst Man


The body discovered in an Elmhurst quarry has been identified as missing 24-year-old Justin Antony.





Family to hold vigil for missing epileptic Elmhurst man


ELMHURST – The family of an epileptic man missing since April 14 without his meds is planning a community vigil over the weekend, according to members of the family.





Family to hold vigil for missing epileptic Elmhurst man


ELMHURST – The family of an epileptic man missing since April 14 without his meds is planning a community vigil over the weekend, according to members of the family.





Police reports: Elmhurst for April 21


Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proved guilty in court.





Police reports: Elmhurst for April 21


Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proved guilty in court.





High school girls softball: Young talent benefits York


ELMHURST – The future is arriving early for York’s softball team.





High school girls softball: Young talent benefits York


ELMHURST – The future is arriving early for York’s softball team.





High school girls track and field: Biggins sisters boost York lineup


DOWNERS GROVE – For senior triplets Jackie, Jennifer and Julie Biggins, one of their final shared moments at York is as girls track and field teammates.





High school girls track and field: Biggins sisters boost York lineup


DOWNERS GROVE – For senior triplets Jackie, Jennifer and Julie Biggins, one of their final shared moments at York is as girls track and field teammates.





Family-friendly microbrewery coming to Elmhurst this fall


ELMHURST – A microbrewery is finally coming to Elmhurst, as two residents plan to open the city's first this fall.





Family-friendly microbrewery coming to Elmhurst this fall


ELMHURST – A microbrewery is finally coming to Elmhurst, as two residents plan to open the city's first this fall.





Suburban Life Sound Off: April 10-16


Change needed in Illinois





Suburban Life Sound Off: April 10-16


Change needed in Illinois





Elmhurst Council OKs another water rate hike


Elmhurst City Council members Monday approved a small increase in the city water rate, passing along to residents an increase from the DuPage Water Commission that is expected to add about $6 a year to the water bill for an average four-person household.

The new rate, to take effect May 1, comes...





Blaser: Easter challenges where faith can take us


I had an English professor who once lectured that if you took a timeline of events that charted both Christmas and Easter, and you then took that timeline and turned it sideways so you could view it lengthwise from beginning to end, you would see Christmas and Easter line up as basically the same...





Paul Sassone: Talking about monikers with What's His Name


Francis.

That's my middle name.

And I've always hated it.

True, it was my father's and grandfather's first name, so I should be proud to bear it.

But Francis also was the name of a talking mule in a series of movies in the 1950s. You can imagine what a bunch of grade schoolers said when they taunted...





Police continue search for missing, endangered Elmhurst man


Elmhurst police were still looking Monday for a missing person described from the 800 block of North Indiana.

Justin Antony, a 24-year-old of Indian descent, is considered endangered due to a seizure disorder and he has not taken his required medication, which places him in significant danger, police...





Elmhurst College celebrates academy's success


Elmhurst College calls it "an outstanding opportunity" for young adults ages 18 to 28 with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are seeking the academic and career education and personal growth that can come with a college experience.

The Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy offers all...





Elmhurst teachers want more time before move to block schedule


Elmhurst Unit District 205 middle school teachers are fighting administration plans to move to block scheduling for the next school year.

Representatives of the Elmhurst Teachers Council contend that more time is needed to study the impact of the potential move and that it would take instruction...





Weekend Elmhurst fire leaves one injured, home uninhabitable


ELMHURST – A weekend fire left a home uninhabitable and one man in the hospital with burns across approximately 40 percent of his body, according to a news release from the city.





Weekend Elmhurst fire leaves one injured, home uninhabitable


ELMHURST – A weekend fire left a home uninhabitable and one man in the hospital with burns across approximately 40 percent of his body, according to a news release from the city.





Art expo to feature 'best of the best' from the west suburbs


Marta Kozbur said students began asking about the upcoming West Suburban Consortium for Academic Excellence art show last September.

"Every year, it just seems to get better and the kids get more excited," said Kozbur, an elementary art teacher with River Forest School District 90. "This is something...





Elmhurst police looking for missing man without his seizure medication


ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Police Department are still looking for a local man missing since April 14 who has been without his seizure medicine, according to a news release from the department.





Elmhurst police looking for missing man without his seizure medication


ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Police Department are still looking for a local man missing since April 14 who has been without his seizure medicine, according to a news release from the department.





Fenwick prepares for 'a mega-musical'


"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is the 55th annual musical presented by Fenwick High School's Blackfriars Guild in the school's auditorium at 505 Washington Blvd., Oak Park.

The show features more than 50 Fenwick students and a children's chorus of approximately 70 grade-school students....





High school baseball: Elmhurst resident Michael Bieterman set to head south


Michael Bieterman, an Elmhurst resident and senior at Aurora Central Catholic, recently signs with Southern Illinois University. Bieterman, a catcher and cleanup hitter who plays for older brother Sean Bieterman at ACC, helped the Chargers get off to an 11-1-1 start this season.





High school baseball: Elmhurst resident Michael Bieterman set to head south


Michael Bieterman, an Elmhurst resident and senior at Aurora Central Catholic, recently signs with Southern Illinois University. Bieterman, a catcher and cleanup hitter who plays for older brother Sean Bieterman at ACC, helped the Chargers get off to an 11-1-1 start this season.





Timothy Christian baseball player Brian Schiff is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group


Brian Schiff





Timothy Christian baseball player Brian Schiff is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group


Brian Schiff





High school girls soccer: Olivia Hurt sets tone for IC Catholic


ELMHURST – The IC Catholic Prep girls soccer roster lists diminutive forward Olivia Hurt as 5-foot-3.





High school girls soccer: Olivia Hurt sets tone for IC Catholic


ELMHURST – The IC Catholic Prep girls soccer roster lists diminutive forward Olivia Hurt as 5-foot-3.





Police reports: Elmhurst for April 14


Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proved guilty in court.





Police reports: Elmhurst for April 14


Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proved guilty in court.





High school sports roundup: Offense powers York baseball during hot streak


Glenbard East’s Tomlinson tosses no-hitter; Timothy Christian tops Westmont





High school sports roundup: Offense powers York baseball during hot streak


Glenbard East’s Tomlinson tosses no-hitter; Timothy Christian tops Westmont





Suburban Life Sound Off: April 3-9


Playgrounds should be for playing





Suburban Life Sound Off: April 3-9


Playgrounds should be for playing





Column: School vacation policies highlight need for education reform


It seems some area school districts are up in arms about parents taking their kids out of class to go on vacation.

The practice ranges from kids skipping out early on regularly scheduled days off, like the Friday before spring break or the Monday after, to taking off a week or two during regular...





Column: Keep American enterprise out of our government


Looks as if we have been worried about the wrong danger for the last couple hundred years.

We have been warned to keep church and state separate.

But what we should have been warned against as well was private enterprise worming its way into the legitimate functions of government.

The latest such...





Nazareth Academy students reflect on Stations of the Cross


Students from Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park used prayer, song, dance and personal reflections to commemorate Christ's final day, and to celebrate their anticipation of the joyful coming of his resurrection.

The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that focuses on specific...





Elmhurst hosts Egg Hunt for kids, EGGstravaganza for dogs


Kids and canines will search for treats at an Easter Egg Hunt, followed by a Doggie EGGstravaganza, April 15 at Wilder Park, 175 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst.

The fun starts at 10 a.m. when youngsters ages 1-10, divided into four age groups, simultaneously search for plastic eggs filled with candy or...





Arrests made in car hijacking in Westchester


Two people have been arrested in connection with a vehicular hijacking in Westchester.

Shane Pearson, 24, of the 1700 block of 17th Avenue, Broadview, and Kenneth Manning, 21, of the 1400 block of Laramie Street, Chicago, have been charged in the April 5 incident.

Pearson is charged with one felony...





You're invited: West Suburban Concert Band Spring Concert


Save the date for April 29th!





Shout Out: Garrett Mulcahy, Fenwick student


Fenwick High School senior Garrett Mulcahy, 17, of Elmhurst has been named a recipient of Purdue University's Beering Scholarship, which provides an incoming student with a full academic ride for undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Mulcahy, who plans to study math, spoke with the Oak Leaves on...





Elmhurst nursing home, neighbors draw battle lines on expansion


Hours of testimony and reams of documents over a proposal by an Elmhurst nursing home to expand on land it owns in a residential neighborhood on Fremont Avenue have come down to two clear positions.

Would city approval of the plan be injurious to the use and enjoyment of other nearby property or...





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