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  • Ex-bookkeeper gets 3 years for stealing more than $50,000 from Elmhurst church

    Ex-bookkeeper gets 3 years for stealing more than $50,000 from Elmhurst church
    An Elmhurst man who said he heard voices ordering him to steal money from a church whose books he was keeping was sentenced to three years in prison Friday. Robert C. Drefs, 54, a volunteer bookkeeper who embezzled more than $50,000 from Messiah Lutheran...
  • DuPage election commission chairman resigns

    DuPage election commission chairman resigns
    The chairman of the DuPage Election Commission has resigned in the wake of a report that criticized a broad range of practices at the bipartisan agency. J.P. “Rick” Carney of Wheaton, who had served on the election board's three-person...
  • A Downside to High Teen Self-Esteem?

    A Downside to High Teen Self-Esteem?
    Laura Rovi was smart enough to be lazy. An honor student at Elmhurst's York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois, she was accustomed to getting an A even when she cruised through a class. She expected nothing less when she took a government course her...
  • Blagojevich fundraiser held by Jackson allies Saturday

    As Gov. Rod Blagojevich was trying to pick Illinois' next U.S. senator, businessmen with ties to both the governor and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. discussed raising at least $1 million for Blagojevich's campaign as a way to encourage him to pick Jackson...
  • GPS seen as way to aid abuse victims

    The young mother's long nightmare began to subside soon after her abusive ex-husband was outfitted with a satellite monitoring device that would electronically warn authorities if he ever got too close to her. The woman, who requested anonymity, can...
  • Domestic violence services see cuts

    Nakia Adams said she was gripped by fear and confusion when her ex-boyfriend continued to violate an order of protection she had obtained from a Cook County judge. It wasn't until she turned to Family Rescue, an agency that serves victims of domestic...
  • GPS may help enforce restraining orders

    Anyone who violates an order of protection could be forced to wear a satellite tracking device that would issue an electronic warning if the offender gets too close to the victim, under legislation introduced Tuesday in Springfield. The proposed law...
  • Some got a second helping

    As University of Illinois became increasingly competitive and costly, some well-connected applicants had a double advantage: Clout not only got them on campus, it also got them free tuition. University e-mails and a state report show that some students...
  • Elmhurst takes no shortcuts on road to livability

     Elmhurst takes no shortcuts on road to livability
    You must be a townie, says author Tracy Kidder in "Home Town," if "you don't shed identities. You accumulate them."     So Pete DiCianni admits he is the product of the "seven-kids, one-bathroom bungalow" on Highland Avenue, the father who campaigns...
  • Hold Steady

    Hold Steady
    Balance is such a fundamental part of each movement that it hurts -- sometimes literally -- when it's gone. But to strengthen our balance, especially as we age, it turns out we do need to lose it. Or at least test it a little. Kids do this naturally by...
  • Military deaths

    The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel who were killed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait or who died at a military hospital of their injuries: Derek R. Banks, 24, of Newport News, Va.; specialist, Army...