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District 205 welcomes three new elementary principals

District 205 welcomes three new elementary principals

At a recent Board meeting, the Elmhurst District 205 Board of Education approved the appointment of three new elementary principals who will serve Emerson, Jackson and Lincoln Schools in 2017-18. All three will begin work in District 205 on July 1, 2017. Michelle Thompson Michelle Thompson will be taking the […]

 
 

York High School presents junior Honor Roll students

York High School presents junior Honor Roll students

York Community High School has named a total of 1,976 students to the first semester honor roll for the 2016-17 school year, based on their exemplary academic performance. Students achieving a 3.5 or higher are recognized with High Honors and students achieving 3.0 – 3.4999 grade point average are recognized […]

 
 

Cullerton to host town hall meetings in Itasca, Glendale Heights, Bartlett and Villa Park

Cullerton to host town hall meetings in Itasca, Glendale Heights, Bartlett and Villa Park

In an effort to bring state government to the residents of the 23rd State Senate District, Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) is hosting four community town hall meetings this month. The meetings give residents the chance to ask Cullerton questions and discuss issues important to the 23rd Senate District. Below […]

 
 

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Grant Muren sentenced to 20 years for murder of roommate

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin today announced that Grant Muren, 24, has been sentenced to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the 2014 death of fifty-five-year-old Charles Clarke of Vail Court, Naperville. On September 16, 2014, following a bench trial, Judge Brian Telander found Muren […]

 
 

Villa Park – more crime news…

Man allegedly pulls knife on bartender who denies his entrance On Feb. 28, Andrew Urso, 26, of Villa Park, was charged with disorderly conduct in the 700 block of W. St. Charles at around 9:16 p.m. Officers responded to a lodge in the area for the report of a subject […]

 
 

Kids Trout Fishing Program March 25 at Wood Dale Grove

Kids Trout Fishing Program March 25 at Wood Dale Grove

Special early access to stocked lake just for kids Kids ages 15 and under are invited to experience the thrill of catching a fish at “Trout Fishing for Kids” on Saturday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Wood Dale Grove Forest […]

 
 

Elmhurst Hospital team headed to Lebanon on mission to help Syrian refugees

Elmhurst Hospital team headed to Lebanon on mission to help Syrian refugees

When we see images of children injured in the war in Syria or displaced with their families to refugee camps in neighboring countries, it’s too easy to feel a moment of sympathy and go on to the next news story. It’s quite a different matter when you’ve met these families, […]

 
 

Obituaries

Pauline Widener, 80 Pauline Widener nee Durham, an Elmhurst resident for more than 50 years, passed away recently at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Jack Widener; loving mother of Paul (Geraldine) Widener; grandmother of Sean and Calvin. Pauline was an active member and Past President of […]

 
 

Schafer students have a four-legged friend in Eve

Schafer students have a four-legged friend in Eve

When Eve walks through the halls of Schafer Elementary School, she is treated like a rock star, and for her part, she is nonchalant and unassuming about her apparent “fame.” That’s because the four-legged visitor is calm, cool and collected and takes her job in stride—as a trained comfort dog […]