AROUND TOWN

John Quigley: Lifelong Elmhurst Resident & Chamber of Commerce President

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John Quigley Captains Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and his Senior Baseball Team By Maureen Callahan | Photos by Laura Meyer John Quigley knows sports. He plays...

ART + CULTURE

Three local authors work themselves into three interesting and diverse book...

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By Maureen Callahan Kelly K. James – Downers Grove Ever wondered if you pushed the envelope too far at work? Worried you might get fired for...

FOOD & DRINK

Oak Brook: A True Dining Mecca

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Oak Brook offers residents and visitors an array of nearly 80 dining destinations, from fine dining to quick-serve restaurants. It has evolved into a...

GIVING BACK

The Elmhurst Junior Women’s Club and its members serve the...

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By Valerie Hardy Over twenty-five years since its formation, the Elmhurst Junior Women’s Club (EJWC) continues to be a small group that makes a big...

BUSINESS + MONEY

United Real Estate Grand Opening

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United Real Estate Chicago celebrated its Grand Opening last month at 1600 W.16th Street in Oak Brook. The event was hosted by Rick Williams,...

Welcome In! The Drake Oak Brook’s elegance and charm are...

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By Maureen Callahan One of the best things about luxury travel is the accommodation. What makes a hotel memorable? Décor? Amazing cuisine? Unparalleled hospitality? To...

SPORTS

John Quigley: Lifelong Elmhurst Resident & Chamber of Commerce President

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John Quigley Captains Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and his Senior Baseball Team By Maureen Callahan | Photos by Laura Meyer John Quigley knows sports. He plays...

York’s new football coach lives every day to the fullest after...

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By Jeff Vorva | Photos courtesy of York High School York’s new football coach, Don Gelsomino, is not one to take anything for granted. He’s thankful...

HEALTH + LIFE

Dr. Hadley Thurmon – Alpine Creek Dental

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Meet Dr. Hadley Thurmon, owner Alpine Creek Dental of Elmhurst 360 North York Street in Elmhurst 630.941.9299 How did you become interested in Dentistry? I had an...

New Northwestern Medicine Outpatient Center opens in Oak Brook

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By Larry Atseff | Photos by Victor Hilitski Northwestern Medicine’s Outpatient Center, at 1001 Commerce Drive, Oak Brook, parallel to 31st Street, is now open. “This...

TRAVEL

Spring Break Travel Essentials

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As the days get longer and trees start to bloom, we know that spring and summer travel are right on the horizon. Whether you're planning...

Iceland

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By Maureen Callahan Consider checking out this European destination in winter. You’ll need to outfit carefully for outdoor activities, but average temperatures are not much...

SPOTLIGHT

The Elmhurst History Museum and Elmhurst Heritage Foundation honor Nancy Wilson’s 42 years...

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The Elmhurst History Museum and the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation, the fundraising arm for the museum, recently honored long-time volunteer and former staff member Nancy...

Meet the Chief: Dick Dufort take takes the helm at the...

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By Anna Hughes Since 1972, Dick Dufort has called Elmhurst home. And that’s something he’s very proud of. His colleagues joke that his car stops running...

NEWS & EVENTS

Hollywood Comes to Elmhurst

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By Katie Bolinger Tom Paravola, the owner of It’s Good to Be King, Chicagoland’s chess store in Elmhurst, unexpectedly immersed himself in the world of...

Right on Course: Local youth caddies awarded Evans Scholarships

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By Anna Hughes In 1930, the Western Golf Association and Charles “Chick” Evans Jr. established the Evans Scholars Foundation to provide full tuition and housing...

HISTORY VAULT

A Page Out of History: Downers Grove’s Baseball History

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BY MAUREEN CALLAHAN I PHOTOS COURTESY OF DOWNERS GROVE MUSEUM Baseball. It’s the American game. Not only is it the country’s earliest seriously organized sport...

HOME & DESIGN

One of a Kind — Architectural Gems in the Western Suburbs

There is no shortage of unique architecture in the Chicagoland area. In this issue, a handful of homes nestled in the western suburbs are...

E-Edition

JIM PETERIK INTERVIEW

LATEST STORIES

John Quigley: Lifelong Elmhurst Resident & Chamber of Commerce President

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John Quigley Captains Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and his Senior Baseball Team By Maureen Callahan | Photos by Laura Meyer John Quigley knows sports. He plays...

A Page Out of History: Downers Grove’s Baseball History

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BY MAUREEN CALLAHAN I PHOTOS COURTESY OF DOWNERS GROVE MUSEUM Baseball. It’s the American game. Not only is it the country’s earliest seriously organized sport...

York’s new football coach lives every day to the fullest after two cancer scares

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By Jeff Vorva | Photos courtesy of York High School York’s new football coach, Don Gelsomino, is not one to take anything for granted. He’s thankful...

The Elmhurst Junior Women’s Club and its members serve the community and put...

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By Valerie Hardy Over twenty-five years since its formation, the Elmhurst Junior Women’s Club (EJWC) continues to be a small group that makes a big...

Dr. Hadley Thurmon – Alpine Creek Dental

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Meet Dr. Hadley Thurmon, owner Alpine Creek Dental of Elmhurst 360 North York Street in Elmhurst 630.941.9299 How did you become interested in Dentistry? I had an...

Nazareth Academy Roadrunners return with hopes of defending their repeat state titles

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By Anna Hughes It takes a lot to make a great baseball player: determination, grit, talent, and commitment. The Nazareth Academy varsity team has lots of...

The Elmhurst History Museum and Elmhurst Heritage Foundation honor Nancy Wilson’s 42 years of service and...

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The Elmhurst History Museum and the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation, the fundraising arm for the museum, recently honored long-time volunteer and former staff member Nancy...

Pets, Parades and Prizes, Oh My!

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Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst and Spring Road Business Association gear up for the 31st annual Pet Parade By Anna Hughes The Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst has been...

Hollywood Comes to Elmhurst

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By Katie Bolinger Tom Paravola, the owner of It’s Good to Be King, Chicagoland’s chess store in Elmhurst, unexpectedly immersed himself in the world of...

New Northwestern Medicine Outpatient Center opens in Oak Brook

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By Larry Atseff | Photos by Victor Hilitski Northwestern Medicine’s Outpatient Center, at 1001 Commerce Drive, Oak Brook, parallel to 31st Street, is now open. “This...

Spring Road Business Association

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Photos by 726 Visuals The Spring Road Business Association held their annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 30. Thousands of candy filled eggs were scattered throughout...

Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Photos by Atticus Fair Elmhurst proudly presented its 27th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in early March. The best parade in Chicagoland, it attracted thousands...

Summer is right around the corner, and we’ve rounded up the best events of...

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Paramount Theatre April 24-June 16 paramountaurora.com Enjoy an evening at one of Chicagoland’s most highly esteemed theatres for their production of Beautiful: The...

Fostering Love: Two local families offer foster children a safe place to belong

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By Maureen Callahan The second Sunday in May is the day we honor Mom. Hers is the first love we know in this world. There’s a...

Three local authors work themselves into three interesting and diverse book genres

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By Maureen Callahan Kelly K. James – Downers Grove Ever wondered if you pushed the envelope too far at work? Worried you might get fired for...

The Thrill of the Dill: The unexpected rise of Pickleball

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By Cynthia Maquet For the third year in a row, Pickleball has earned the title of the fastest-growing sport in the nation. Is the pickleball...

Center Stage: Dan Aykroyd at Oakbrook Center’s Wonderverse

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By Larry Atseff There is absolutely no substitute for talent. And there is no substitute for being a genuinely nice guy. That is Dan Aykroyd...

DuPage Pads

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At this year’s Taste of Hope event in late February, DuPagePads once again proved the power of a community that believes everyone deserves a...

Building the Bears: Elmhurst Youth Football & Cheer Thrives

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Local youth football organization gives “safety” in football a whole new meaning By Anna Hughes | Photos by Victor Hilitski It started with four dads and a...

Anchored in Gratitude: Allison Rosati

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NBC 5’s Allison Rosati talks farm life, faith and fame By Anna Hughes | Photos by Victor Hilitski For some, 5 p.m. signals the end of...

A Local Dance Lord

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OMG School of Irish Dance’s Ronan Kristufek joins Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance By Maureen Callahan Local resident Ronan Kristufek is currently performing on the...

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation

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The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation set a record by raising more than $110,000 from 400 attendees at Chef Fest, which was held on February...

Out & About: Looking to get outside this spring? Local activities abound.

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South Side St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 17 @ 12 PM southsideirishparade.org Calling all lads and lasses! Experience the luck of the Irish and celebrate St. Patrick’s...

The Greatest Gift: Organ donation saves lives daily

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Organ donation saves lives daily, as Amy Kilner and John Hickey know first hand BY VALERIE HARDY March holds National Awkward Moments Day and April National...

Peak Performance: Alex Pancoe reaches new heights for a cause

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By Anna Hughes Meet Alex Pancoe: husband, father, philanthropist, and adventurer. Pancoe, a Highland Park native, is not one to shy away from a challenge....

Spring Break Travel Essentials

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As the days get longer and trees start to bloom, we know that spring and summer travel are right on the horizon. Whether you're planning...

Right on Course: Local youth caddies awarded Evans Scholarships

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By Anna Hughes In 1930, the Western Golf Association and Charles “Chick” Evans Jr. established the Evans Scholars Foundation to provide full tuition and housing...

Foundation 205

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Photos by Laura Meyer Showcase 2024, Imagine and Inspire, took place in early February at Medinah Country Club. The fundraising gala supports Foundation 205’s mission...

Making a Comeback: The Return of the Cicadas

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By Anna Hughes | Photos courtesy of the The Morton Arboretum A rare ecological event is happening this spring and summer, but it comes with...

Sound Familiar? Kristina Klemetti gives voice to her vocation

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By Valerie Hardy Kristina Klemetti may be a familiar face around town, but her voice is one that is well-known worldwide. Klemetti, an Elmhurst-based audiobook...

Meet the Chief: Dick Dufort take takes the helm at the Elmhurst Fire Department

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By Anna Hughes Since 1972, Dick Dufort has called Elmhurst home. And that’s something he’s very proud of. His colleagues joke that his car stops running...

Stan Mikita’s Hockey School helps Deaf players gain skills while building community

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By Maureen Callahan Each June, 80 kids from every corner of the country come to Itasca to participate in Stan Mikita’s Hockey School for the...

Outdoor-minded Keizer chooses Olivet Nazarene University for basketball

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By Jeff Vorva Timothy Christian senior Alex Keizer says he loves the outdoors. As a matter of fact, he hopes for a career in environmental...

Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity

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This year marks the 116th edition of the Chicago Auto Show, North America's longest-running auto exposition. First staged in 1901, the show brings thousands...