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<p>Heavy rains last summer caused flooding along Oak Leaf in Elmwood Park. &nbsp;| Provided&nbsp;</p>

Village Board approves two low bids for flood mitigation projects

<p>The sun rises over the Chicago skyline on Jan. 28, 2014. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images</p>

What time does Chicago get to work?

The median Chicagoan begins work at 8:02 a.m., according to data from the American Community Survey.

Chuck Caporale, president of Elmwwood Park Baseball and Softball, paints the top of the fence over the batter's box of the baseball diamond at at Elm Middle School. | Provided

Elmwood Park volunteers work to get baseball diamond in shape

Since the beginning of the month, volunteers from local organizations have been getting together to get a baseball field in shape for opening day.

West Suburban Special Recreation gets $10,000 for summer day camp

The 20-year-old nonprofit Thumbuddy Special once again raised $10,000 on behalf of West Suburban Special Recreation Association. These funds will provide summer day camp...

<p>A race fan waves the American flag and a banner bearing the slogan "Boston Strong" as&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>runners&nbsp;compete in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Hopkinton, Mass. | AP Photo/Michael Dwyer</p>

Elmwood Park resident participates in 2014 Boston Marathon

Boston hosts runners and spectators for the 2014 Boston Marathon, which marks the one-year anniversary of the bombings. Security has been tightened at this year's marathon. One...

Interior view of the Compassionate Care Foundation marijuana grow facility, Monday July 22, 2013,  in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, where seedling plants were recently transplanted. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Michael Ein) ORG XMIT: NJATL101

5 things you should know about marijuana in Illinois

Read some recent stories about medical marijuana in Illinois.

Leyden Eagles Golf Outing approaching

The 2014 Leyden Eagles Golf Outing will be held on June 5, beginning with a 12:30 p.m. registration time at White Pines Golf Club, 500 W. Jefferson St., Bensenville. The cost is...

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Top news headlines: What happened in Elmwood Park this week

Miss the news this week? Here's a roundup of the top Elm Leaves news headlines this week. Also, check below for an update on what's coming up in Elmwood Park.

<p>Youth boxing in Lake County. | Mark Ukena/for Sun-Times Media</p>

Top photos of the week: All about sports

We'll be featuring some of the best photos from the area each week. This week, check out the top pictures featuring area athletes.

Renee Schremser and Matt Raasakka are originally from the Chicago area, but now live in Denver. When they arrived for a visit Thursday, their first stop after leaving the airport was Johnnie's Beef in Elmwood Park. The restaurant only has outdoor seating, so the nicer weather has been a big plus. | Brian O'Mahoney/For Sun-Times Media

For Johnnie’s Beef, warmer temperatures heat up business

After a harsh winter, warmer weather is slowly making its appearance, bringing people out of their homes — along with their appetites.

Jose` Dolores Perez Benitez marches outside Triton College's Nuevos Horizontes Educational Center April 12 asking board President Mark Stephens not to close the campus. | Rick Kambic/Sun-Times Media

Despite protest, Latino-focused Triton campus moving classes to River Grove

Although Nuevos Horizontes will be closing its doors in the summer, the courses offered there will now be taught at Triton College.

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