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Local Eagle Scout helps Ray Graham Association

Local Eagle Scout helps Ray Graham Association

     Local Boy Scout, Patrick Quinlivan, is standing in front of 3 of the 4 raised flowerbeds he made for the people with developmental disabilities who use The Ray Graham Association located in Elmhurst.  The Ray Graham Association of Elmhurst asked to expand their garden to assist those participants who […]

 
 

Taking to the sky

Taking to the sky

SUBMITTED PHOTO Bensenville Independent Taking to the sky The skies were alive with kite stunts during the annual Kite Fest held August 5 at Berens Park in Elmhurst. Some of the midwest’s best professional kit flyers entertained with kite stunts and tricks. Kids were able to learn kite building first-hand.

 
 

IRS phone scams spike in Illinois

IRS phone scams spike in Illinois

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The Better Business Bureau is warning of a recent spike in phone scam attempts across Illinois. Steve Bernas, president and CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois, says this is a long-running operation in which people pose as IRS agents and demand immediate payment. […]

 
 

Thousands answer the call, but Red Cross blood shortage continues

Thousands answer the call, but Red Cross blood shortage continues

Donors receive $5 Target eGiftCard in appreciation Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed. How to […]

 
 

Local Eagle Scout helps Ray Graham Association

Local Eagle Scout helps Ray Graham Association

Local Boy Scout, Patrick Quinlivan, is standing in front of 3 of the 4 raised flowerbeds he made for the people with developmental disabilities who use The Ray Graham Association located in Elmhurst.  The Ray Graham Association of Elmhurst asked to expand their garden to assist those participants who attend […]

 
 

State unsure if Illinois will receive federal flooding help

State unsure if Illinois will receive federal flooding help

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois’ emergency managers say no one should expect help from the federal government once the flood waters in northern Illinois finally go down. It is still very much a question of if Illinois will get any federal flood help, not when. Patti Thompson, a spokeswoman for the […]

 
 

Illinois schools need at least 1,000 teachers

Illinois schools need at least 1,000 teachers

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Students across Illinois are ready to come back to school in a few weeks, but there may not be enough teachers in some areas to greet them. Emily Fox, the Illinois State Board of Education’s Division Administrator for Educator Effectiveness, said the state is about 1,000 teachers short […]

 
 

Illinois ranked 3rd worst for breathable air

Illinois ranked 3rd worst for breathable air

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK If your allergies are driving you crazy, it might be that you’re allergic to Illinois. The environmental advocacy group Natural Resource Defense Council listed Illinois as the third worst in the nation for amount of population living in counties with poor breathable air. Connecticut and Rhode Island […]

 
 

Former banker accused of stealing more than $325,000 from elderly customers

Former banker accused of stealing more than $325,000 from elderly customers

      DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that bond has been set for a former banker accused of stealing more than $325,000 from three bank customers. Christine Lange, 47, of 7442 W. 56th Place, Summit, appeared in Bond Court yesterday morning where Judge Brian Jacobs set bond at […]

 
 

How medicine can break opioid addiction

How medicine can break opioid addiction

   The statistics on opioid addiction will break your heart. Every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The American Society of Addiction Medicine reports drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., with 52,404 lethal drug overdoses in […]