Top 5 headlines: Elmwood Park news of the week

Miss your local news this week? There’s been plenty of news in Elmwood Park and River Grove this week related to government and crime. Here’s the top 5 headlines of the week:

1. Elmwood Park Village Board passes anti-loitering law aimed at gangs

The Elmwood Park Village Board unanimously voted July 21 to amend the village’s code to include language dealing with gangs and narcotics-related loitering. | Sun-Times Media File

The Elmwood Park Village Board unanimously voted July 21 to amend the village’s code to include language dealing with gangs and narcotics-related loitering. | Sun-Times Media File

2. Construction shuts down northbound Thatcher for five months in Elmwood Park

Heavy rains during a past storm caused flooding along Oakleaf in Elmwood Park. | Photos courtesy of Ted Gruber

Heavy rains during a past storm caused flooding along Oakleaf in Elmwood Park. | Photos courtesy of Ted Gruber

3. River Grove police search home of man man accused of scamming couple

Sun-Times Media File

Sun-Times Media File

4. Cook County assault weapon ballot referendum voted by county board

Sun-Times Media File

Sun-Times Media File

5. River Grove Police Chief Rodger Loni honored at Village Board meeting

Police Chief Roger Loni was honored with an award from the village board Thursday evening for his 40 years as a River Grove police officer. | Jon Langham~for Sun-Times Media

Police Chief Roger Loni was honored with an award from the village board Thursday evening for his 40 years as a River Grove police officer. | Jon Langham~for Sun-Times Media

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