Katlyn Smith, Daily Herald

Katlyn Smith

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Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Katlyn:

Six-story apartment project moving forward in downtown Elmhurst

A developer of a six-story apartment building in downtown Elmhurst plans to break ground this summer as a residential growth spurt in the city center shows no signs of slowing. → Read More

Coworking space coming to Wheaton's Sandberg building

City council members have given the go-ahead for a coworking company to develop shared office space in a prominent Wheaton storefront that for years had been a sports memorabilia and men's clothing shop owned by the late businessman Robert Sandberg. → Read More

Toms Price Home opening new flagship showroom in Oak Brook

The fourth-generation owners of Toms Price Home are growing the family business with a new showroom slated to open this summer near the Oakbrook Center shopping mall. → Read More

Momentum builds for a north-south DuPage County trail corridor

After years of facing inertia, advocates of a new regional trail through central DuPage County have been steadily gaining momentum. As envisioned, the north-south corridor would follow the east branch of the DuPage River, tying together other major trails, linking several forest preserves and eventually providing car-free access to the Morton Arboretum. → Read More

Why Buffalo Grove is buying warehouse for $13 million to house public works

Buffalo Grove officials plan to spend more than $13 million to buy a vacant warehouse set to become the new headquarters of the village's public works department. → Read More

How developers plan to fit 7-story apartment complex in heart of downtown Wheaton

Plans for a seven-story apartment building in downtown Wheaton have been touted as a catalyst for renewal in a long-overlooked area southeast of the Metra station. But that premium location has also created real estate challenges for developers. → Read More

McChesney & Miller grocery store will be razed to make way for apartments in Glen Ellyn

Developers of a new apartment building in downtown Glen Ellyn will soon begin tearing down the old McChesney & Miller grocery store to pave the way for the $35 million residential project. → Read More

How DuPage County residents can join permanent vote-by-mail list

DuPage County voters can sign up to permanently receive mail-in ballots every election. → Read More

Developer proposes seven-story apartment building in downtown Wheaton

A Deerfield-based developer wants to build a seven-story apartment complex that would cover almost an entire city block in downtown Wheaton. → Read More

Westmont officer cleared in shooting of teen in BMW dealership burglary

A Westmont police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing in shooting a 17-year-old and another suspect in a BMW dealership burglary as their getaway car sped toward him, DuPage County prosecutors announced Tuesday. → Read More

College of DuPage increases tuition to help cover budget shortfall

College of DuPage officials have increased tuition to help chip away at a projected budget shortfall brought on by continued enrollment declines, rising costs and other factors. → Read More

Bensenville Park District explores potential sale of White Pines property

The Bensenville Park District is taking a swing at the idea of a potential sale of White Pines golf course property. But the prospect of redevelopment has already generated opposition from many residents who live near White Pines, a 36-hole complex across more than 260 acres. "We've lost so much to O'Hare expansion that we need to preserve what we still have left," one neighbor said. → Read More

'Everything is more expensive': Food pantry demand rises amid worsening inflation

Across the suburbs, food pantries are seeing increased demand, as households struggle with inflation and the government assistance that was readily available during the pandemic has come to an end. A decline in donations from grocery stores and supply chain issues have put an additional strain on some pantries working to replenish their shelves. → Read More

Unprecedented: DuPage County clerk says no petition challenges have been filed in local races

No petition objections have been filed against candidates in county-level races, DuPage Clerk Jean Kaczmarek says. According to the attorney representing the clerk's office, Pat Bond, the lack of a single county objection during a primary election season is unprecedented. → Read More

Pulte's 266-home subdivision makes it past West Chicago plan commission

The West Chicago plan commission has endorsed a modified proposal for a new housing subdivision near the St. Andrews golf course, but neighbors are still balking at the size of the development. → Read More

DuPage County Board incumbents gearing up for primary competition

Seven DuPage County Board members will have to fend off primary challengers in their re-election bids. → Read More

Fentanyl linked to more overdose deaths in the Chicago suburbs: ‘We have found it in everything’

Suburban coroners say fatal overdoses are increasingly tied to a toxic cocktail of substances, including fentanyl. → Read More

Towns fighting railroad merger gain new ally in DuPage County

DuPage County has joined a coalition of eight towns fighting a pending railroad merger fiercely opposed by mayors from Bensenville to Elgin. → Read More

GOP primary battle lines emerge in DuPage County

DuPage County election season officially got underway Monday with a Democratic candidate dropping out of the top local race, primary battles brewing on the Republican side and a few other political twists. → Read More

'Save Ukraine': Crowd of Ukrainian Americans, supporters rally in Schaumburg

A crowd of about 100 people who assembled around the busy intersection of Golf and Meacham roads in Schaumburg Saturday to condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin and to call on U.S. and NATO leaders to do more to stop Russia's assault on Ukraine. → Read More