Democrats gain control of Congress as Warnock, Ossoff win Georgia elections

Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock defeated incumbent Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in a runoff election this Wednesday.
January 14, 2021

Early Thursday morning, Democrats officially took control of the Senate with a narrow 50-50 split that leaves Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the tie-breaking vote. This occurred once the Georgia...

Pro Trump rioters storm the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to disrupt the 2020 election process

Trump supporters riot and break into the United States Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.
January 13, 2021

During a joint session of Congress, assembled to count the electoral votes required to formalize Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election, a mob of rioters supporting President Donald...

Front Yard Tree Tradition brings holiday cheer

This tree decorated with popcorn string, small ornaments and dried orange staked into a Elmhurst resident's front yard.
December 25, 2020

Driving down Elmhurst streets around the holiday season, many begin to notice the twinkling white lights and the brightly colored Santa displays in peoples yards. Passersby from other states or even other...

As the holidays approach, local food pantries adapt and continue to serve communities during the pandemic

Photo of the food pantry in Glenn Ellyn. Food pantries in DuPage county have been working hard to provide food for people in need during the 2020 holiday season.
December 22, 2020

Following Thanksgiving and moving into the winter holidays, volunteers at several food pantries throughout DuPage work to ensure that families and individuals in poor financial situations can remain fed....

Changes to final exams spark conversation in the York community

York students experience fatigue due to the stressful conditions of this school year. However, the change in final exams leaves many students and staff quite hopeful.
December 20, 2020

With the end of the semester rapidly approaching, many students’ minds are on the thought of finals and final exams. In most years, students would take anywhere from one to six final exams over the course...

FDA authorizes emergency use of Pfizer vaccine

The FDA meets on Dec. 10 to discuss the consideration of authorizing the emergency use of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the United States.
December 16, 2020

On Dec. 11, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed their approval of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech.  “I...

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