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A suburb of Chicago, Elmhurst was originally inhabited by the Pottawatomie people until the arrival of European settlers in 1836. Originally named Cottage Hill the area took on the name of Elmhurst in 1869. Today Elmhurst holds the third largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Chicago area and is home to the distribution center for Famous Amos cookies. The Theatre Historical Society of America, a non-profit education organization, is also located in Elmhurst.

Population: 43298
Local Newspapers: The Elmhurst Press
Local Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (MLB) Chicago White Sox (MLB)
Local Colleges: Elmhurst College

Zip Codes associated with elmhurst, illinois: 60126 60181
Towns/Cities near elmhurst, illinois : Bensenville Northlake Hillside Bellwood Melrose Park Villa Park Addison

Elmhurst News
Forbes ranks Elmhurst College among state's best values

In this year's Forbes magazine rankings of the country's best values in higher education, Elmhurst College placed ninth among the top 10 schools in Illinois, and in the top 13 percent of colleges and universities nationally. The Forbes rankings, called "America's Best Value Colleges 2017: 300 Schools Worth The Investment," acknowledge that for many students and their families, the cost of attending a particular four-year college or university is as much of a deciding factor as the quality.

Dist. 44 approves new superintendent, launches transition plan

Ted Stec made such a strong impression during his first five years with Lombard Elementary District 44 that the school board voted Tuesday to make him its next superintendent. The board chose Stec to fill the top role after parting ways last month with Superintendent Michael Robey only two years into a four-year contract.

Elmhurst kids embark on Eldridge Park adventure

Bob Chwedyk/bchwedyk@dailyherald.com5-year-old Major Griffin pets the bluegill he just caught in the fishing derby, and reluctantly gives it up to dad, Eric Griffin, to throw back into the lake, during the Elmhurst Park District sponsored Eldridge Adventure Day Saturday. Bob Chwedyk/bchwedyk@dailyherald.com2-year-old Marcos Martinez of Elmhurst gets a closer look at a Dumerils Ground Boa, courtesy of Animals for Awareness at the Elmhurst Park District sponsored Eldridge Adventure Day Saturday.

Observation deck planned for massive Chicago-area quarry

A massive hole in the ground in suburban Chicago is being fitted with facilities normally associated with the Grand Canyon. The hole is the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility and an observation deck is being built to give curiosity seekers a clearer, safer way to view it.

Suburban students, high schools recognized for musical theater excellence

Broadway in Chicago recognized York Community High School's production of "West Side Story" as the state's best high school musical production. High schools in Cary, Elmhurst and Lisle were among those recognized Monday for achievement by Broadway in Chicago during its 6th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards.

Elmhurst man pleads guilty to trying to sway witness

A 52-year-old Elmhurst man has pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to communicate with or detain a witness in connection with a separate sexual assault case. Michael Kearley, of the 300 block of E. Yorkfield, was then sentenced Tuesday to 120 days of work release jail time and two years of probation.

Lisle development adding Elmhurst craft beer restaurant

A major development in downtown Lisle may be taking longer than officials hoped, but it's progressing with plans to begin renting luxury apartments and opening restaurants and shops by next spring. Marq on Main was projected to be complete this fall, bringing 201 apartments, 14,500 square feet of commercial, retail and restaurant space and 252 parking spots to the corner of Main Street and Burlington Avenue, Lisle Community and Economic Development Director Tony Budzikowski said in a memo.

Elmhurst seeks thoughts to shape future of 5 parts of town

Elmhurst residents and businesspeople are being invited to share their thoughts about the good, the bad and the future of five intersections or corridors being studied as the city develops a guidebook for improvements and development. The five regions selected are business zones that last were reviewed when the city made its comprehensive plan in 2009.

DuPage County may seek referendum to dissolve election commission

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, left, shown here last December, says he's done waiting for Springfield to act on a proposal to dissolve the county election commission and is prepared to push ahead for a binding referendum question to return election oversight to the county clerk's office under the direction of Paul Hinds, right. Saying he's done waiting for Springfield to provide another option, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin is prepared to seek voter approval to dissolve the county election commission.

It's Adventure Day June 10 in Elmhurst's Eldridge Park

Visitors can choose their own adventure -- such as fishing, a bug hunt or checking out the Elmhurst Police Department's mobile command unit -- during Eldridge Adventure Day Saturday, June 10, at Eldridge Park at Spring and Butterfield roads in Elmhurst. Sponsored by Elmhurst Park District, the free Eldridge Adventure Day will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature a petting zoo and the chance to meet some exotic animals as well as carnival games, face painting and several food trucks.

Explore Elmhurst Express opens for summer

The Explore Elmhurst Express, a bright yellow and green trolley that offers free rides and stops at six locations in Elmhurst, began operating this week and will continue from noon to midnight Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 16. Tickets aren't needed to ride the Express, which connects downtown Elmhurst with the Spring Road Business District and the York and Vallette Business District.

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