Weekend headlines: Top 10 Elmwood Park, Franklin Park area stories

Miss the news this week? Catch our weekly roundup of our top 10 news headlines from the Elmwood Park and Franklin Park area towns as reported in Elm Leaves and the Franklin Park Herald-Journal:

1. Packed house for police hopefuls in Elmwood Park

The Elmwood Park Police Department only has one spot opening up in their department, but about 200 people showed up to apply for it this weekend. [Read more here]

2. Elmwood Park Bands to rock The Metro Aug. 29

Elmwood Park is home to two of Chicago’s most promising up and coming rock acts: Hero In Eden and The Native Strangers. [Read more here]

3. Northlake World War II injured vet fights for Purple Heart

Sixty-nine years after he was injured in World War II and 15 years after he first applied, Russell Duller of Northlake is still seeking to be awarded the Purple Heart medal. [Read more here]

4. Village of Elmwood Park: 2014 street rehabilitation continues

A news release was issued from the Village of Elmwood Parkregarding the most recent update to the 2014 street rehabilitation project. Here’s what you need to know. [Read more here]

5. BBQ has a Greek accent at Franklin Park’s Smoked on Rose

Kostas Antypas grew up in a small Greek village on the island Kefalonia where every day dishes were made from scratch. If Kefalonians craved a salad for lunch they went out to their back yard gardens and gathered the ingredients. [Read more here]

6. Traveling tent clinic aims to tackle rabies in Franklin Park

The line of people and pets formed a gigantic U-shape in a portion of the parking lot at Jewel grocery, 10203 Grand Ave., Franklin Park, Aug. 19. [Read more here]

7. Video: East Leyden administrators, faculty take on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket challenge has caught on in the Leyden School District. Check out this video of administrators and faculty from East Leyden participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge. [Read more here]

8. Ho Hos, Twinkies will no longer be made in Schiller Park

The home of the Twinkie inventor will soon lose its Hostess plan in Schiller Park. [Read more here]

9. Public invited to Triton pool reopening celebration

College officials and administers will meet to celebrate the pool’s completion at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Robert Collins Center, Room 220, on the east side of the campus to officially mark the pool’s opening. [Read more here]

10. FBI looking for No Boundaries Bandit after Northlake robbery

A man wearing a red and blue jacket walked into the bank at 100 W. North Avenue at about 6 p.m. He engaged in what’s called a non-takeover robbery. [Read more here]

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