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  1. Voters coming out slow but steady in Elmwood Park, River Grove, ChicagoRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | ElmLeaves

    At various locations around Elmwood Park, Chicago and River Grove, voters were hitting their area polling places at a steady pace Tuesday. The gubernatorial race between incumbent Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner has supporters on both sides pushing to get voters out.


  2. Franklin Park, River Grove working to stop train hornsRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2014 | ElmLeaves

    For more information on the process to form quiet zones, check out the Federal Railroad Administration website at Franklin Park and River Grove have joined forces to create "quiet zones" where trains no longer need to sound their horns. The two villages hope to create quiet zones for intersections along the east-west tracks that run through the centers of both villages.


  3. Felony Franks hopes to open on North Avenue next monthRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2014 | ElmLeaves

    Felony Franks, a former Chicago hot dog joint that offers jobs to ex-convicts, is putting the finishing touches on a new location in Oak Park. The restaurant, which touts a menu that includes the "Misdemeanor Wiener" and the "Pardon Polish," is expected to open at 6427 W. North Ave. in mid-November, said owner Deno Andrews.


  4. River Grove and Elmwood Park police blotter: Man charged with DUI after report of car on tracksRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2014 | ElmLeaves

    Magdaleno Roman, 40, of 2837 N. Kilbourn Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 9:22 p.m. Oct. 26 on 7700 block of Grand Avenue and charged with aggravated driving while under the influence, driving while under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage and no driver's license. Police were notified by a concerned citizen that a vehicle was on the railroad tracks on 7700 block of Grand Avenue.


  5. Elmwood Park salon's fashion show raises money for breast cancerRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | ElmLeaves

    Guests drank and ate and watched models show off clothes designed by Gabrielle Zwick Designs, Santoko Mizuno, Cal Garcia of GSB Couture and Prin by Prina Bagia as Savi Salon and Spa hosted its Fashion Beauty and Wellness event raising money for cancer research. Kathy Laudando, who owns the 20-year-old business at 7508 W. Grand Ave., Elmwood Park, along with her mother, Josephine Savarino, said she decided to put on the event since Fashion Week and Breast Cancer Awareness Month take place in October.


  6. Fundraiser to support programs for area youth at Mayslake Peabody EstateRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2014 | ElmLeaves

    The Boy Scouts of America, Des Plaines Valley Council, is joining with sponsors and supporters in the community to host a wine tasting fundraiser to advance its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs. "STEM is part of an initiative Boy Scouts of America has taken on to encourage the natural curiosity of youth members and their sense of wonder about these fields through exciting programs.


  7. After high school, Fenwick's Annie Ryan and Nazareth's Maeve Grimes head to beachRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | ElmLeaves

    Thursday, October 9, 2014: Fenwick's Annie Ryan makes a play across from Nazareth's Maeve Grimes and Kristina Elstner . There's a good reason why the talented 5-9 juniors are happy to see each other, however.


  8. River Grove: Police arrest driver who couldn't stay in lineRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | ElmLeaves

    Enrique Rivera, 30, of 1306 N. Tripp Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 12:34 a.m. on 2500 block of First Avenue and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and driving with a suspended license. According to police, Rivera was driving at a high rate of speed and swerving across the the double yellow lanes.


  9. New veterans facility near Harwood Heights will house 200Read the original story

    Oct 8, 2014 | ElmLeaves

    Construction on the Illinois Veterans Home of Chicago on a 7.8-acre site on southwest corner of Forest Preserve Drive and Oak Park Avenue is scheduled to begin this month. The proposed 200-bed residence will provide long-term care to veterans with dementia, including Altzhieimer's disease, according to Gov. Pat Quinn's office.


  10. Feeling fall: Head out to the pumpkin patchRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | ElmLeaves

    And one key ingredient in your recipe for a picture-perfect autumn is visiting a pumpkin farm. There are many in the area to choose from, and most all of them offer additional amenities that make them October destinations.


  11. Elmwood Park, River Grove police blotter: Woman charged with hitting...Read the original story

    Oct 6, 2014 | ElmLeaves

    Tarik Allen, 27, of 3018 N. Odell Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 6:08 p.m. on 3000 block of Odell Avenue and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was initially arrested for another offense and upon being searched, police said they found drug paraphernalia.


  12. Actors Training Center expanding to Oak ParkRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2014 | ElmLeaves

    Katie Chang had starring roles in the films, "A Birder's Guide to Everything" and "The Bling Ring." Rachel Brosnahan is in the cast of the TV show "House of Cards" while Zoe Levin is appearing in the new Fox TV show, "The Red Band Society."


  13. Elmwood Park police blotter: Man charged with burglarizing garageRead the original story

    Sep 30, 2014 | ElmLeaves

    Alfonso Galaraza, 25, of 4200 W. Palmer St., Chicago, was arrested at 5:27 a.m. Sept. 25 on 7200 block of North Avenue and charged on two counts of burglary.


  14. Students, teachers at St. William School rally for state moneyRead the original story

    Sep 30, 2014 | ElmLeaves

    Students, religious leadership and school administrators met outside of St. William School Thursday morning in Chicago's Galewood neighborhood to support more school choices for students. The event, which started at 10:30 a.m. Sept.


  15. River Forest Village Board OKs Fresh Farms subsidyRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2014 | ElmLeaves

    The River Forest Village Board voted unanimously last week to provide $1 million in tax incentives to Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a move the grocer said would allow them to sign a lease within the next two months. "We couldn't be happier with the reception and the excitement level for us to come," said Justin Haasch, director of real estate and market research for Fresh Thyme.


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