Roadside Safety Checkpoint Planned In Addison


The checkpoint will be conducted from 9 p.m., Sept. 29 to 1 a.m., Sept. 30.





Park District to Hold 'State of the Park District' Address


The address will be given at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 2.





What role do student councils play in high schools?


Student councils at Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South, York and Lyons Township high schools sponsor student activities, raise money for charities and sometimes select a liasion to serve on the school board, though they don't always have a voice on school policies.

But at Lyons Township High School,...





Elmhurst Fatal Traffic Crash: Driver Charged With Reckless Homicide


The driver involved in a fatal traffic crash in August has been charged with reckless homicide.





Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Elmhurst


A winning lottery ticket of $550,000 was sold in Elmhurst on Wednesday.





Woman, 4-Year-Old Found Dead In Stone Park Home: Medical Examiner's Office


A 31-year-old woman and a 4-year-old boy were found dead inside a Stone Park residence.





Open Houses This Week In Elmhurst


We've rounded up nearby open houses happening this weekend.





Livia Italian Eatery Opens In Elmhurst


Livia Italian Eatery will open this fall in Elmhurst.





Drugs, Toddler Found In Car During McDonald's Disturbance: Cops


Police said they responded to a call for a disturbance after Milo had become upset after not getting cookies and ice cream for her daughter.





Retail Theft, Disorderly Conduct: Elmhurst Blotter


Elmhurst Police reports through Sept. 20.





First Movie On The Green Held By Elmhurst Park District


The movie showing of "Caddyshack" is meant for adults, so make sure to call a sitter.





Column: The Electoral College is still the best way to elect a president


I see there is some squawking about abolishing the Electoral College in favor of direct election of the president by a majority of voters in light of the results of the 2016 election.

While on her book tour, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, who won a majority of the...





Ace Hardware opens door for product pitches from small businesses


Linda Wachter had visions of the past, present and future Wednesday when she was one of 61 attendees invited to pitch her product to an Ace Hardware panel in hopes of having the Oak Brook-based company make it available in its supply chain.

The past for Wachter, a Glen Ellyn resident who grew up...





Column: Holidays will be here soon, along with risky political conversations


I hate to be the one to point this out, but the holidays will be here before you know it.

Not that there is anything wrong with the holidays. But on holidays families get together. And they talk. And one of the things they talk about is politics.

Always a contentious topic, politics has become...





You're invited: Elmhurst Junior Women's Club New Member Social


Save the date for September 27th!





Former senior living home worker gets 12 years in thefts from residents


A former nurse's assistant at an Elmhurst senior living facility was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to stealing thousands of dollars worth of items, including jewelry, according to prosecutors and court records.

Eugene Dorsey, 31, of the 4900 block of Grace...





Timothy Christian dedicates $16 million middle school and fieldhouse in Elmhurst


A little more than a year after Timothy Christian Schools in Elmhurst broke ground for Project Impact, a $16 million building campaign for a new middle school and field house, students, parents, alumni and officials gathered Thursday for the grand opening.

The 60,000-square-foot building will provide...





Column: Debate over DACA, immigration belongs in the halls of Congress, not the White House


A man I once met worked for a clothing company. He managed new factories where the clothes were manufactured. These factories were built mostly in Central America, because that was where labor was really cheap.

The poverty in these countries, he told me in conversation, completely unaware of the...





Timothy Christian's Abygale Ahn shines in two fall sports and more


Multi-sport athlete is a pretty common designation. Timothy Christian junior Abygale Ahn is one of them. There's just a small twist: She plays two sports in the same season.

Ahn excels at both tennis and volleyball, each of which is a fall sport. With some scheduling maneuvers, she and her coaches...





Column: Why I refuse to watch college football


There are a couple of ways to deal with people who have what you don't but deep down would like to have:

1. Be happy for them.

2. Pretend what they have isn't worth having.

Just between us, I've always had a fondness for the latter, which is why I refuse to watch college football on TV.

All that...





Elmhurst has spent nearly $30M to control flooding, but many homes are still in danger


The nearly $30 million Elmhurst has spent or allocated so far on large-scale flood control projects to protect groups of homes in city areas subject to flooding has still left many individual homes in danger of overland flooding, a problem for which city officials are seeking solutions.

The city's...





Elmhurst rocks out summer with block party


Elmhurst bid farewell to summer with its 4th annual Rock the Block Party over the weekend, closing off streets to open up the City Centre.

There were 18 restaurants participating on York Street on either side of Schiller, with more tables and chairs for guests to enjoy their food.

Christy Sopko,...





Oak Brook honors 9/11 victims with Healing Field: 'Each of these flags is representing somebody'


The cards, each with a name and short biography, attached to the U.S. flags in the Healing Field flag display spoke loudly, without uttering a word.

The flags, one for each of the 2,976 Americans who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, were staked into the ground in perfect rows...





Letter: Protect Elmhurst neighborhoods and the process


"Legal threat leads Elmhurst to restart nursing home expansion review" (Aug. 31) highlights the struggle to reconcile city of Elmhurst laws with an expanding business's threatened lawsuit. The city's handling of the case disrupts any semblance of process protecting its neighborhoods, leaving residents...





Column: Do dogs realize their luck at being rescued?


Sometimes, I think the dog knows he's been adopted and has hit the jackpot.

Tyler is the second dog we've adopted. And he's the second dog to be the best dog in the world.

The first dog to be the best dog in the world was Penny, who died last July. We picked up Tyler from PAWS Chicago in February....





Column: Today's fake movements will pass, just like the '90s 'Men's Movement' did


It seemed like a good idea at the time.

That can be said of so many things that have since gone the way of the dodo.

In the 1990s, the "Men's Movement" was all the rage. Through such books as the best-selling "Iron John," by Robert Bly, men were urged to celebrate their masculinity. It was kind...





Oktoberfest time: Where to raise a stein in the Chicago area


Ein Prosit! You'll be hearing that beloved German phrase soon as Oktoberfest season sets in. From dachshund parades to keg tappings to those perennial beer-barrel polkas, it's time to put on your best lederhosen. Here's a list of places where you can raise a stein in the Chicago area.

Berghoff...





Elmhurst police: There will be no guns at concealed carry class


Safety concerns raised over a planned firearms class qualifying people to carry concealed weapons in Illinois are baseless, according to Elmhurst police chief Michael Ruth.

"It's strictly a classroom environment," Ruth said Wednesday. "There's no weapons, there's no firearms, there's no ammunition....





Attorney Gloria Allred joins fight to stop parole of sadistic Ripper Crew member


Famed civil rights attorney Gloria Allred joined an effort Wednesday to thwart the parole this month of a member of Illinois' sadistic Ripper Crew, thought to be responsible for the cultlike mutilation sex slayings of as many as 20 victims in the early 1980s.

The Tribune reported last month that...





Shout Out: Renee Epstein and Lisette Kreuzer of B-Well


As the cofounders of B-Well Wellness Events, Renee Epstein, 36, of Elmhurst — also a River Forest teacher — and Lisette Kreuzer, 38, of Downers Grove aim to offer employee experiences that focus on fitness and well-being.

Their customized events feature activities offered through local fitness...





Hebru Brantley: Jay Z, Beyonce and Rahm Emanuel collect his art, now he's bringing his biggest show to Elmhurst


The Elmhurst Art Museum has scored a major coup by enticing Hebru Brantley, one of the most successful stars in Chicago's art world, to create "Forced Field," an "immersive installation" opening Sept. 9 in three separate sections of the museum's main gallery.

Curated by Jenny Gibbs (former Elmhurst...





You're invited: Hands on Arts


Save the date for September 23rd!





Eyelash addiction: Salons respond to customers' demand for long, lush lashes


Sharon Portillo was tired of coating her eyelashes with mascara to achieve a long, full look.

That's when she discovered Bushra's Beauty Bar in St. James Crossing in Westmont where owner Bushra Jawed applied synthetic eyelash extensions and gave Portillo the look she wanted.

"I've achieved an age...





Oak Brook to host 2,976 flags for 9/11 program: 'It really is a strong reminder of what happened'


Oak Brook's annual memorial ceremony honoring those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks will be considerably amplified this year.

The village will host its traditional program at 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Fire Department, 1200 Oak Brook Road, but there's much more.

Oak Brook...





Letter: Pro bono attorneys needed to address justice gap


Far too many Illinois residents are not receiving legal services that they qualify for, due to a shortage of legal aid social services attorneys. According to the recently released Legal Services Corporation Justice Gap report, low-income Americans received no or inadequate legal help for 86 percent...





Legal threat leads Elmhurst to restart review of nursing home expansion


The possibility of a lawsuit has led Elmhurst officials to send a proposal for expanding the Elmhurst Extended Care Center back for further review.

The plan calls for expansion of the Lake Street nursing home facility south onto vacant land it owns on Fremont Avenue, a residential street. But officials...





Graue Mill to host Civil War encampment, depicting 'pivotal time period in our history'


Visitors to Graue Mill and Museum Saturday and Sunday will be able to get a look at what life was like in a Union military camp during the Civil War.

For more than 35 years, the 10th Illinois Regiment and some its member's families have spent two days camped out at Graue Mill, 3800 York Road, for...





District 205 officials hire consultants to assist with long-range planning


ELMHURST – Several outside consultants will soon be brought into the fold as long-range planning in Elmhurst Community Unit District 205 picks up steam this school year. District officials have issued contracts to two communications consultants who will assist in getting a pulse on district residents’ desires to expand or build new school facilities. Elmhurst […]

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Park District takes steps to turn acquired property into green space


ELMHURST — With freshly acquired property in its portfolio, Elmhurst Park District officials are in the beginning stages of exploring how best to separate parcels of land on Old York Road and Hampshire Avenue. In January, the district purchased a 0.63-acre parcel of land at 207 N. Hampshire Ave. Last month, officials purchased on additional […]

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New District 205 planning document has an eye on the future


ELMHURST – With technology and other cultural forces at play, the world as we know it is changing at a more rapid pace than ever before. This reality is at the heart of a recently unveiled series of documents that chart the course for future decisions within and outside the classroom at Elmhurst Community Unit […]

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Sales tax incentive for iMotorsports stalls with City Council, goes back to committee


ELMHURST – A sales tax incentive agreement between the city of Elmhurst and motorcycle dealership iMotorsports that was being discussed by the City Council was pulled back to committee after confusion arose regarding the extent of the agreement’s clawback clause. Development, Planning and Zoning Committee Chairman Michael Honquest pulled a report recommending a sales tax […]

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‘Elmhurst Bigmouth’ checks out Beerhead Bar & Eatery


ELMHURST – Want to know the best thing about the new Beerhead in Elmhurst? Like many people in town, I waited anxiously to see what was being developed on the prized corner of First & York in downtown Elmhurst. When I heard it was going to be a beer-soaked party bar chain, I held my […]

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City greenlights map amendment, paving way for residential development on Butterfield Road


ELMHURST – The City Council approved a map amendment request from a developer planning a project of multifamily dwellings on Butterfield Road, but due to a filed perimeter objection, the ordinance will now require a supermajority to pass. The report out of the Development, Planning and Zoning Committee recommended a zoning change from R1 (single-family […]

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Elmhurst looks to spend $8 million to update potable water infrastructure, reduce waste


ELMHURST – Elmhurst will soon be installing new water meters and an online leak detection system to reduce the amount of unaccounted-for water in the city’s potable water network. City Council unanimously approved a report out of the Public Works and Buildings Committee that includes contracts with five vendors for a total of approximately $8 […]

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Park district acquires Old York Road land for $1.55 million


ELMHURST – After meeting behind closed doors last week, Elmhurst Park District officials have approved a plan to purchase a nearly 4-acre parcel of land on Old York Road for $1.55 million. The park district’s board of commissioners, which met July 10, discussed the purchase proposal with Executive Director James Rogers and other staffers. Negotiations […]

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Elmhurst zoning decisions aim to help chart course for future of downtown


ELMHURST – One of the most inscrutable, yet important, aspects of local government is the arcane art of zoning. While the mere appearance of the word “zoning” might make many people want to zone out and move on to the next topic, the July 10 meeting of the Elmhurst City Council’s Development, Planning and Zoning Committee […]

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‘The need is far greater’: Elmhurst resident provides health services in remote areas of Latin America


ELMHURST – Pharmacist Megan Corrigan just returned from Haiti, and she’s already thinking about heading back again. “I think in the U.S., we forget how to be grateful for services that are expected,” she said. This was the seventh time that the Elmhurst resident has been to Latin America on a service trip to provide medical […]

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