Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Also, woman catches neighbor videotaping her children—again, and kids approached by strangers.
Elmhurst police encourage residents to report anything strange they might see around town. Following are some of these suspicious incidents, reported over the weekend and on Monday. A white man driving a gold sedan stopped at Cottage Hill and Church and asked girls walking westbound on Church to place their bags in the back of his car at 6:19 p.m. May 17. The girls ignored him and ran to a friend's grandparents' house. At around 4:15 p.m. May 17, a skinny white man in his late teens or early 20s with blonde or red spiky hair was in his black van, backed in near the dumpsters at Bryan Middle School, 110 W. Butterfield Road. A victim and his friends were riding by on their bicycles when the suspect asked them if they wanted some ice cream. …
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by the tornado that ripped through Oklahoma on Monday. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. If you know someone local who was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact Karen Chadra, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bill, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would prohibit all teens 17 and younger from using UV tanning beds.
Legislation to ban minors from indoor tanning beds was sent to Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday after being approved by the Illinois Senate. House Bill 188, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would ban Illinois minors age 17 and younger from UV tanning beds. Currently, minors ages 14 to 17 are allowed to tan if they provide a parent's signature. Spray-on tanning is exempt from the legislation, as is phototherapy, which applies to situations where a physician supervises tanning when it is necessary to treat a medical condition. Radogno said in a press release that she sponsored the bill to protect Illinois minors from the serious health risks involved with indoor tanning beds. “Not only do children not realize there …
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken drivingat least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. We reached out to readers of our Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn and Wheaton sites and asked them: should the DUI limit be lowered to 0.05 percent? Here’s some of the responses we got: Linda McFarland…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Also, man found guilty in triple murder, and a baseball coach is accused of filming sex acts with a player.
Bridget Brown also works to convince pregnant women carrying babies with Down Syndrome not to abort. "Have the child. I will even talk to you if you are thinking of getting rid of the baby," she says.
City purchases the last piece of the Hahn redevelopment site from "reluctant seller" for $1.77 million.
Elmhurst will pay $1.77 million for a parcel of land at the corner of York Road and Hahn Street—the current home of Pauli's Marathon and Auto Repair. After an executive session, during which City Council members approved the 30th change to the original sales agreement, aldermen voted 10-3 to purchase the station. City Manager Jim Grabowski outlined the deal for audience members at City Hall Monday night. The city will take ownership on July 10, he said. At that time, owner Chuck Pauli will no longer stock or pump gasoline, but he will be able to run the service station through March 2014. No base rent will be charged to Pauli, but he will pay taxes and utilities. The parcel is part of Tax Increment Financing District 4, which stretches up …
York's 800 relay comes in seventh at state.
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York High School senior Emma Fisher won her third all-state track medal at the Class 3A state tournament held May 17 and 18 at Eastern Illinois University's O'Brien Stadium in Charleston. Fisher was third in the 3,200 (10:41.42) and sixth in the 1,600 (4:58.62). She was fifth in the 3,200 (10:48.61) at the 2012 state meet. Related: Top York Student Athletes Make College Commitments Fisher joins 1987 graduate Mary Beth Driscoll and 2001 graduate Maria Cicero as the only girl runners in York history to earn all-state honors at one state meet in the "distance double," the 3,200/1,600 combo. Driscoll did it three times and Cicero twice, winning both races as a senior in 2001. Driscoll's best combined finishes were third in the 3,200 and fourth…
Whether you are looking for a job or just curious what is available, we share some job opportunities including an RN, store director, service operations manager.
Need a job? Elmhurst Patch is here to help. We’ve rounded up a list of local job ads to aid you in your search. If you’re the one doing the hiring, post an ad here, or write about the position in the comments below. Most listings were found via Indeed.com. Employers, have a job you’d like to share with our readers, send it to Business Editor Mary Ann Lopez at email@example.com. Or, post it in our comments! WOW Access is accepting applications for two different positions: Network Support Specialist and Network Cable Installer & Service Technician. Both jobs are full-time. Learn more about these openings and how to apply. ------ Job Postings Kellogg’s is seeking a Manager Category Management – Sales – Drug Channel to work in its Elmhurst …
Visitation is Monday, funeral Mass will be Tuesday in Elmhurst.
Margaret C. Leveille, 87, longtime resident of Elmhurst, has died. She was a former volunteer at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for more than 15 years, and an election judge for more than 20 years. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy. She is survived by her husband, George, six children, 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 S. York Road, Elmhurst. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 134 Arthur St., Elmhurst. Read Mrs. Leveille's full obituary on the Chicago Tribune website.