| Mar 12, 2012
| 12:55 PM
An Elmhurst man who stole about $45,000 from the church where he served as a volunteer bookkeeper pleaded guilty to theft charges today.
Robert C. Drefs, 54, took the money during about a two-year period from 2008-2010, Assistant DuPage County State's...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Elmhurst Choral Union and Orchestra perform rapturous music of spiritual love in "Spiritual Romantics" on Sunday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College.
A full professional orchestra and soloists join the ECU for...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 1:11 PM
The DuPage Water Commission has made significant strides toward cleaning up a financial fiasco that came to light in late 2009, but the agency can benefit from further reforms that would increase its transparency even more and make its operations and...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 3:17 PM
The road to the White House traveled through the Chicago area Friday, just before the Illinois Primary on Tuesday.
Republican Mitt Romney stopped at "Pancakes Eggcetera" in Rosemont, and spoke to about 100 supporters. Then, he left for Puerto Rico, which...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 1:31 PM
Ruth D. Baird, a retired educator and counselor, died of a stroke Aug. 16 at her Rodgers Forge home.
She was 77.
Ruth Dudley Dentinger, the daughter of a comptroller and a homemaker, was born and raised in Louisville, Ky., where she graduated in 1951...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 1:43 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois House panel investigating a Chicago lawmaker accused of bribery is holding off on hearings next week because of the potential for more activity in federal court.
The latest developments in the case of Rep. Derrick Smith, D-...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 1:26 PM
A man who broke into a DuPage County home over the weekend and carried a sleeping 6-year-old girl to her mother later told authorities that "God told me to do it and shed some blood," officials said.
No one was physically harmed in the incident, which...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 8:18 AM
The nationally known handbell ensemble, The Agape Ringers, will be performing a concert to create their first ever DVD on Sunday October 14 at 4:00 pm at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 West Brush Hill Road in Elmhurst.
| Apr 24, 2012
| 2:02 PM
When Robert Drefs began attending the Messiah Lutheran Church in Elmhurst, it was not with spiritual goals in mind, the wife of the church’s pastor said Tuesday.
“I think Bob Drefs joined our church with the intention of stealing money,&...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 2:44 PM
DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin on Wednesday appointed two new trustees to the three-person board overseeing the DuPage Election Commission, one day after a report came out that criticized a broad range of practices at the bipartisan agency....
| Apr 27, 2012
| 1:29 PM
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...