News of the week: Top 10 Elmwood Park, River Grove, Franklin Park headlines

It’s easy to miss the news during the rush of the week. In case you missed your local news or need a refresher, we’ve rounded up the top 10 headlines as reported in Elmwood Park Elm Leaves and Franklin Park-Herald Journal.

1. Guerin embraces Holy Cross tradition during season-opening win over Ellison

When Tony Pecoraro watched the Guerin football team storm the field Saturday for its season opener, a flood of memories came rushing back. [Click for more]

2. Elmwood Park police blotter: Man charged with leaving scene of accident

Vince Accurso, 49, of 2732 N. 74th Ave. in Elmwood Park, was charged Aug. 25 with leaving the scene of an accident, driving while his license was suspended and failing to provide proof of insurance following an accident. [Click for more]

3. Leyden High School marching band unveils new uniforms

On Friday, Aug. 29, the Leyden High School marching band showed off its first new uniforms in 28 years. [Click for more]

4. Franklin Park objects to Schiller Park O’Hare parking plan

A proposed redevelopment in neighboring Schiller Park has the village of Franklin Park concerned about its impact. [Click for more]

5. Franklin Park business catches on fire after transformer explosion

An electric transformer exploded Tuesday morning in Franklin Park, causing a fire at a nearby business. [Click for more]

6. Suspected ‘No Boundaries Bandit’ in Northlake, area robberies held in federal custody

The alleged “No Boundaries Bandit,” suspected of robbing at least 13 banks in the Chicago area, made his first appearance in federal court Thursday morning and was ordered held in custody. [Click for more]

7. Muscular dystrophy research funds raised by Elmwood Park firefighters

Between answering emergency calls last Thursday, Elmwood Park firefighters made sure they kept one boot on the street and raised $1,000 for muscular dystrophy research. [Click for more]

8. River Grove teen arrested on 18th birthday after short chase

On his 18th birthday, one River Grove resident received a gift from local police with no return policy. [Click for more]

9. Franklin Park company rides growth of smokeless tobacco

The first sign one might see when entering the back door of the tobacco factory at 11601 Copenhagen Court reads “No Smoking Beyond This Point.” [Click for more]

10. Leyden grad Dan Kiebler carries chip on shoulder at Bemidji State

It’s a good thing that Dan Kiebler is 6-foot-3 and weighs 280 pounds.  The 2010 Leyden graduate needs the big frame he’s been given to carry around the chip on his shoulder. [Click for more]

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