Column: Could old-fashioned nuclear attack training come in handy?


It's a good thing I still remember my training on how to survive a nuclear attack.

As we saw recently in Hawaii, most Americans haven't been prepped recently on how to handle an inbound missile threat.

When the alert came across emergency notification systems in Hawaii, people had no idea what...





Column: Recognize any of these relationship lies?


The other day, I was having lunch with a girlfriend who was complaining that she hadn't heard from a guy she went out with a few times. I asked her what she thought the reason was that he hasn't called or texted, and her answer sparked the idea for this column.

"He's really busy with work right...





Attempted Residential Burglaries Reported In Elmhurst: Cops


Two attempted residential burglaries were reported in Elmhurst on Tuesday evening.





Social media has 'emboldened' stalkers, officials say


Local officials say stalking is an ongoing issue in the suburbs, and social media is playing its part in the problem.

"Stalking has become one of the top crimes" in the area, said Betsy Carlson, a certified domestic violence professional at Wheaton-based Family Shelter Service.

January is National...





Elmhurst police investigating two attempted residential burglaries


Police are investigating two attempted residential burglaries that occurred Tuesday night in west suburban Elmhurst.

The attempts occurred within about 40 minutes, according to a news release posted on the village’s website. It was unclear whether investigators believe the two incidents are related.

...





DuPage County Warrant Of The Week


A 28-year-old Bensenville man is wanted by DuPage County Sheriff's Office.





York Tennis Coach Honored As Assistant Coach Of The Year


​Kara Dollaske, York Community High School counselor and assistant girls' tennis coach has been recognized as Assistant Coach of the Year.





No License, DUIs: Elmhurst Police Reports


Elmhurst Police reports through Jan. 14.





Column: Trump's definition of what makes a good American excludes many


I should pack a bag.

I think I might be deported.

I was looking recently at what it takes to be a good American citizen, as defined by President Donald Trump, and I'm sorry to say that I just don't make the grade.

The criteria can be found in a proposed immigration bill that has the president's...





Homes For Sale In Elmhurst And Beyond: Suburban 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.





2-vehicle crash in Elmhurst closes St. Charles Road; 1 injured


A crash involving two vehicles temporarily closed St. Charles Road in Elmhurst Friday morning while first responders worked to free one person trapped in the wreckage.

The accident occurred as both vehicles, each with one occupant, were travelling east on St. Charles at the Canadian National rail...





Weekend Forecast For Elmhurst


Today, mostly cloudy until tomorrow morning.





Candidate Forum Hosted In Elmhurst


If you are looking to learn about candidates running in local elections, then you can visit an upcoming candidate forum in Elmhurst.





Elmhurst police blotter: Opened water faucets cause damage at Sandburg Middle School


The following items were taken from area police department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

Elmhurst

Battery

Tiffany Potthast, 25, of the 500 block of West St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, was charged with domestic battery at 12:12 a.m. Jan. 6.

Vernell Kelly, 42,...





Help Squad: What to do when your iPhone slows down or drains battery quickly


I'd had it up to here with the rapid draining of my iPhone battery.

It was going from 100 percent to practically nothing in just a few short hours. I also was just beginning to hear reports of Apple's iOS software updates intentionally slowing down older iPhones processing speeds, along with announcements...





Elmhurst Principal Named Middle School Principal Of The Year


Jacquelyn Discipio, principal at Bryan Middle School, has been selected as the 2017-2018 Middle School Principal of the Year.





You're invited: Oak Brook Home & Garden Show at Drury Lane


Save the date for January 20th!





Column: 'Divorce' returns, toeing the line between darkness and light


I had mixed emotions last year when I heard Sarah Jessica Parker was starring in a new HBO show called "Divorce."

On one hand, it was tough to imagine Parker playing any role other than Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and The City." I would love to imagine that Carrie and Big are still blissfully married,...





Column: Not everyone loves Oprah — for president, that is


"Everybody loves Oprah."

That was the tagline for the promotions advancing a new host of the WLS morning show "AM Chicago" back in 1983.

If it wasn't true then, it certainly is now.

And why not?

She's one of the most successful and beloved media personalities in the world. She built an empire out...





Elmhurst elementary school to pilot dual language program


The Elmhurst District 205 Board voted unanimously Tuesday to roll out an ambitious dual language Spanish and English course program beginning in kindergarten at Conrad Fischer Elementary School.

The program will begin at the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

Though board member James Collins...





Elmhurst refuse contract will offer smaller garbage receptacles, organize waste collection


Elmhurst residents will have some new options for waste and recycling after April 1, when a new refuse and recycling contract takes effect.

While new rates haven't been set yet, Elmhurst residents can expect to continue getting the services they're used to, but with the option to shift to a smaller...





Column: Kids are experts at salvaging the scraps of Christmas


Here it comes.

There it goes.

Christmas. It arrives — and then departs again — so quickly.

But kids are clever. They're pretty good at finding ways to make Christmas last longer. Like us. Building Christmas-tree forts was one of the ways we kept the holiday going a little while longer.

In the weeks...





Elmhurst refuse contract will offer smaller garbage receptacles, organize waste collection


Elmhurst residents will have some new options for waste and recycling after April 1, when a new refuse and recycling contract takes effect.

While new rates haven't been set yet, Elmhurst residents can expect to continue getting the services they're used to, but with the option to shift to a smaller...





Shout Out: Keith Ogulnick, Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show manager


Keith Ogulnick, 61, feels right at home, both as a relatively new resident of Elmhurst and as manager of the Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show Jan. 10-14 at McCormick Place.

Q: How long have you been manager of the Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show?

A: This is my 12th year.

Q: How has the show changed most...





Elmhurst police blotter: Attempted burglary at three homes in one night


The following items were taken from area police department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

Elmhurst

Alcohol

Jose Gonzalez, 41, of the 2300 block of South Avers Avenue, Chicago, was charged with illegal transport of open alcohol, disobeying a traffic control...





Column: Young people read more books than old folks. Color me shocked.


In general semantics, created by Alfred Korzybski, there's an idea called the "structured unconscious." The theory says that humans all process information through their own personal filters, and those filters sometimes lead us to believe things that aren't true.

Hence my belief, recently debunked,...





Getting healthy still a New Year's resolution


It's the busiest time of the year for fitness centers and health clubs in the area, as the start of 2018 means resolutions for many to focus efforts on losing weight or making an effort to be healthier.

Mark Wolz has owned Elite Fitness in Western Springs for 10 years and moved the business about...





Column: Dating after divorce can be messy, complicated -- and fun


It's been almost 10 years and I can still vividly remember how nervous I felt when I went out on that first date after my divorce.

My rocky marriage had taken so much of my self-confidence, I found it impossible to believe that any man would find me attractive or think I had much to offer. I felt...





Help Squad: Is bankruptcy right for you? And what kind?


As many of you likely already know, open enrollment for health insurance recently concluded.

Some readers told me they opted to go uninsured this time around because they couldn't afford the cost. Many others enrolled but worry that a catastrophic health event could wipe them out financially due...





Column: Winter is a much better season for reading than summer


I've always thought we had it the wrong way around.

With each approach of summer we'd be told that was the time to read. Newspapers and TV news shows would offer us summer reading lists.

But I never figured summer was the reading season. There is too much to do in the summertime. I won't list those...





Shout Out: Joan Zajeski, PTO mom, graphic artist


Joan Zajeski, who works as an art director for an Oak Brook company, grew up in Elmhurst and has been living in Hinsdale for the past 15 years. She also is on the Clarendon Hills Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization.

Q: How long have you been married, and how many children do you have?

A:...





Elmhurst police blotter: Counterfeit $20 bills passed at Starbucks


The following items were taken from area police department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

Elmhurst

Alcohol

Jessica Oglesby, 23, of the 1200 block of Cypress Lane, Elk Grove Village, was charged with failure to have a rear registration plate, illegal transport...





Christ Church of Oak Brook addition brings new contemporary worship auditorium


Christ Church of Oak Brook's largest building addition since opening in 1968 at York and Oak Brook roads is progressing well and is expected to be finished in November 2018.

The $27 million project will bring a new contemporary worship auditorium to the church, which claims about 5,000 members...





Hundreds lining up daily in DuPage, Will counties to prepay taxes before year's end


DuPage County collected more than $126 million in prepaid property taxes as of Thursday evening, with hundreds of people lining up in the frigid cold to take advantage of a tax deduction that goes away Dec. 31.

The same is being reported all over the state, with Will County taking in more than...





You're invited: Clean For 2018: A Simple Checklist


Save the date for January 20th!





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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