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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
Elmhurst College concert to honor late faculty member Ross Kellan

This year's fall concert by the Elmhurst College Music Department will be a musical tribute to Ross Kellan, a revered faculty member who died this summer and had been conductor of the Elmhurst College Symphonic Band, Music Department chairman from 2009 to 2011, and chairman of the Music Education Division. James Hile will conduct the Wind Ensemble and Joseph Manfredo will conduct the Symphonic Band in the concert beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel on campus, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst.

The Soapbox: Excellence in Elmhurst, advice in Libertyville, arts in Buffalo Grove and more

Congratulations to Elmhurst College, which is celebrating its highest enrollment -- 3,529 students -- in the school's 146-year history. Elmhurst traces its record to a variety of achievements, from greater financial stability to national recognition for undergraduate teaching.

Sleeping in? Hinsdale, Lyons Township high schools slow to push back start times

A student is dropped off by car on the first day of school in 2015 at Lyons Township High School in Western Springs, where classes begin at 7:45 a.m. A student is dropped off by car on the first day of school in 2015 at Lyons Township High School in Western Springs, where classes begin at 7:45 a.m. Research indicating that middle and high school students function better when they don't start school before 8:30 a.m. prompted Hinsdale - Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 to push back its start time 30 minutes, effective this school year.

Two suburban teens to compete on 'Top Chef Jr.'

Fernando Valdes Nicholson, 11, of Elmhurst, will compete on the new show, "Top Chef Jr." It premieres Oct. 13 on the Universal Kids network. Henry Wieser, 13, of Naperville, will compete on the new show "Top Chef Jr." It premieres Oct. 13 on the Universal Kids network.

Check out The Week in Pictures while you hang out

So I posted a square version of this photo on Instagram the other day and I readily and with no apologies admit that I spend a good five minutes trying to come up with a clever caption that also had no air of mockery to it. This was a fine chip out of the sand and the only thing that made it remotely funny was the placement of the ball when there is so little depth of field.

Elmhurst residents eager for end of O'Hare rotation test

A third overnight runway rotation test meant to better distribute airplane racket over towns around the country's second-busiest airport will end Oct. 14. Chicago aviation officials and O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission members don't expect any more experiments with weekly runway rotations and, for the immediate future, plan to revert to previous "Fly Quiet" procedures as they analyze data from the three tests. The voluntary overnight program will once again use a predominantly east-west runway system -- welcoming news for towns such as Elmhurst, but a source of frustration for communities such as Bensenville.

Elmhurst College marks highest enrollment

The Elmhurst College campus is home to 3,529 students this school year -- the highest enrollment in the school's history. Elmhurst College officials say better state funding, academic recognition and connections for transfer students combine to enhance the learning environment for the school's largest enrollment.

Images: See some of the best pictures by Daily Herald photographers from this past weekend

Every weekend Daily Herald photographers venture out to some of the area's local events. See some of the best images from our Daily Herald photographers that you may have missed this past weekend.

Emails show District 59 board led effort to keep referendum off ballot

Leaders on the Elk Grove Township District 59 school board led the effort to keep voters from deciding whether the district should borrow up to $20 million, according to emails obtained by the Daily Herald. The emails also show school board members leaned on top local Democrats for advice and resources in an attempt to block the grass-roots effort to put the question of issuing bonds on the March ballot.

Residents get rare tour of Elmhurst Quarry

Hundreds of residents got an up-close look at DuPage's largest flood control facility Saturday when the county opened up the Elmhurst Quarry for a day of tours. The massive reservoir in Elmhurst is used when too much rain falls on the region.

Constable: Vet won't surrender Confederate flag

This proud man with the two Confederate battle flags flapping in his Elmhurst front yard says he won't bow to public pressure the way his relatives living in Skokie did during World War II. "Their name was Reich, as in Third Reich," says Gilbert Fischer, 74, explaining how having a name associated with Adolf Hitler and the Nazis led to vandalism of the Reichs' mailbox and a dramatic altering of family history.

Ripper Crew member to join others incarcerated past their parole dates due to housing issues

Attorney Gloria Allred calls a news conference with Mark Borowski to try to stop the planned parole of Thomas Kokoraleis, who was convicted of murdering Mark's sister Lorraine "Lorry" Ann Borowski, 21, in May 1982 in Elmhurst. Kokoraleis, now 56, was scheduled to be paroled Friday but his release was delayed due to housing issues.

Escape room provides new entertainment for Elmhurst

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Prison release of infamous Ripper Crew killer likely to be delayed, officials say

The anticipated parole of a member of Illinois' sadistic Ripper Crew will be delayed because the convicted murderer has not found an approved place to live, state corrections officials confirmed. Thomas Kokoraleis was scheduled to be released Friday after serving half of his 70-year prison sentence for the 1982 murder of a young Elmhurst woman who was killed after being abducted just a few blocks from her suburban apartment.

Ditka to speak at Elmhurst College series

Chicago Bears legend Mike Ditka will share what he's learned over a lifetime of commitment to the fundamentals -- and the victories that resulted -- when he presents "On Leading and Winning," part of the Roland Quest Lecture Series at Elmhurst College. "On Leading and Winning" will begin at 7 p.m. October 19 in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst.

York High School American flag display sparks controversy

A display at Elmhurst's York High School, which featured a U.S. flag on the library floor, sparked outrage this week on social media. Elmhurst Unit District 205 officials say the display -- part of a program for sophomores on First Amendment rights -- won't be repeated.

Elmhurst gemstone museum moving to Oak Brook

A museum focused on gemstones, mineral carvings and earth science that's called an Elmhurst park home for 55 years plans to move to Oak Brook. The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art is converting the first floor of an Oak Brook office building into its new space and plans to move there in two years, museum Director Dorothy Asher said Wednesday.

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