• Russian visitors come to Elmhurst
Pictured are two men visiting from Russia as part of the Open World program through the Library of Congress, along with their Elmhurst hosts. Sophia and Jim Abenante (center) are wearing hats their guests brought them from Russia. On the far left is Artemiy Aksenov, 38, and Konstantin Chernov, who is 28.
  • Cullerton Camp celebrates big finish
It was a back-and-forth night, but at about 10:30 p.m., Republican Seth Lewis called to concede to Tom Cullerton (D), who was elected to his third term to represent the 23rd Senate District in Illinois. Here, Cullerton (top row center) with wife Stacey joins his volunteer organization to celebrate late on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 6. Cullerton, who is a resident of Villa Park, beat Lewis 36,552 to 30,489, garnering almost 55% of the vote.
  • A guide for next Tuesday’s elections
  • Pictured here at the Elmhurst League of Voters Can-didate’s Forum are the Candidates for County Board in District #1 (from left) Zahra Suratwala (D), Sam Tornatore (R), Ashley J. Selmon (D) and Dino Gavanes (R). Voters can select two. Tornatore and Gavanes are incumbents.
  • Seniors of the Year
  • Former newspaper GM charged with theft
  • Kimberly Johnson, owner of Elmhurst’s new Chrysalis Custom Hair, 565 N. York St., gently sets a human hair wig on a display styling head and readies it for cutting and styling by an expert stylist. Chrysalis is open six days a week by appointment only and serves women living with cancer. Visit chrysaliscustomhair.com for more information.
  • Russian visitors come to Elmhurst
Pictured are two men visiting from Russia as part of the Open World program through the Library of Congress, along with their Elmhurst hosts. Sophia and Jim Abenante (center) are wearing hats their guests brought them from Russia. On the far left is Artemiy Aksenov, 38, and Konstantin Chernov, who is 28.

    Members of Russian delegation stay in Elmhurst

    A learning experience for all, including their hosts By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Two young men from Russia were recently guests of Jim and Sophia Abenante who live on Edgewood in south Elmhurst. They were delighted to be a part of their adventure to America. The men were […]

  • Cullerton Camp celebrates big finish
It was a back-and-forth night, but at about 10:30 p.m., Republican Seth Lewis called to concede to Tom Cullerton (D), who was elected to his third term to represent the 23rd Senate District in Illinois. Here, Cullerton (top row center) with wife Stacey joins his volunteer organization to celebrate late on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 6. Cullerton, who is a resident of Villa Park, beat Lewis 36,552 to 30,489, garnering almost 55% of the vote.

    Republicans take a beating on Election night

    Paul Hinds, Chris Nybo out; Cronin wins in a squeaker; D205 referendum passes   By Dee Longfellow For The Independent It was a sad night at the Elmhurst Elks Club, where DuPage County Republicans gathered to watch the results of the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. At the federal […]

  • A guide for next Tuesday’s elections

    A guide for next Tuesday’s elections

    In the Nov. 6 general election, voters in the Lombardian and Independent readership area will find the following federal, state and county races, as well as a township ballot question and propositions on the ballot:   Editor’s note: Candidates running unopposed are not listed.   Congressional Representative in Congress, 6th District […]

  • Pictured here at the Elmhurst League of Voters Can-didate’s Forum are the Candidates for County Board in District #1 (from left) Zahra Suratwala (D), Sam Tornatore (R), Ashley J. Selmon (D) and Dino Gavanes (R). Voters can select two. Tornatore and Gavanes are incumbents.

    The Independent’s Election Watch; Presenting the candidates for DuPage County Board in District #1

    By Dee Longfellow For The Independent   The League of Women Voters posed five questions to the candidates for County Board in Districts #1 and #2. The Independent presents the replies to three of those questions. Some replies have been edited for length.   Q-1. According to Forbes Magazine (7/25/17 […]

  • Seniors of the Year

    Seniors of the Year

    STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Barb Madigan and Ronald Knecht were named Seniors of the Year during a presentation ceremony at the Village of Lombard’s 2018 Senior Fair. Also recognized were award nominees Jim Hollenbeck, Mike Kinney and Mary Beth Lynch, along with all of Lombard’s senior citizens and residents who help […]

  • Former newspaper GM charged with theft

    Former newspaper GM charged with theft

    She allegedly owes nearly $274,000 to company   The former general manager of the company that publishes this newspaper has been charged in a Wisconsin court with bilking more than $270,000 from the firm. Cynthia R. Jensen, 55, of Kingston, was charged Sept. 25 in Walworth County Circuit Court with […]

  • Kimberly Johnson, owner of Elmhurst’s new Chrysalis Custom Hair, 565 N. York St., gently sets a human hair wig on a display styling head and readies it for cutting and styling by an expert stylist. Chrysalis is open six days a week by appointment only and serves women living with cancer. Visit chrysaliscustomhair.com for more information.

    Chrysalis Custom Hair emerges in Elmhurst; Creates custom wigs especially for women living with cancer

    By Patti Pagni For The Elmhurst Independent   Before a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis – its protective shell — it must go through many stages of change, not all of which are as beautiful as the colorful butterfly ready to spread its wings. As a cancer-support specialist, Kimberly Johnson […]

 

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Lombardian classifieds—November 15

Lombardian classifieds—November 15
 
 

Addison and Villa Park Police Reports

Area police departments recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that suspects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named.   Addison   Nov. 2 Grace A. Hollins, 20, […]

 
 

Free Veterans Day Tribute Concert at Elmhurst College

On Sunday, Nov. 11, the Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble and American Legion T.H.B. Post 187 join together to present a Veterans Day Tribute for the Elmhurst community. This tribute concert is a part of a larger effort to help increase community engagement and general awareness of our veterans and their […]

 
 

Glenbard East student charged with threatening school held for $75,000 bond

Glenbard East student charged with threatening school held for $75,000 bond

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton announced last week that an 18-year-old male Glenbard East student has been charged with posting a threat on Instagram directed at his school. Jairus Castillo, 18, of 266 Blue Spruce Lane in Glendale Heights, appeared in […]

 
 

Veterans Day ceremony planned in Elmhurst

On Sunday, Nov. 11, the community is invited to the annual Veterans Day Ceremony to be held at the Elmhurst Veterans Memorial in Wilder Park just south of the Mansion. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a pause at “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the […]

 
 

Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The event NOT to be missed…   Sunday, Nov. 11 History Museum’s Veterans Day program At 2 p.m., to honor Veterans Day and the history of WWI the Elmhurst History Museum will host a performance by living history impersonator R. J. Lindsey, who will tell […]

 
 

Police Reports

The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named. Assault, battery Oct. 25 Alexis Walker, 25, of […]

 
 

Andrew Clarence Larson, 71

Andrew (Andy) Clarence Larson, born on September 17, 1947 in Chicago, a resident of Addison, passed away at age 71 on October 24, 2018 in Elmhurst. He was lifetime mechanic in Elmhurst, Villa Park and Addison, and the owner of Andy’s Auto Repair. Andrew was married to Judy (Ruskin) Larson. […]

 
 

IC Catholic Prep football team shuts out Stillman Valley; Knights in state quarterfinals for fourth year in a row

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The IC Catholic Prep football team now is two steps away from getting a crack at a three-peat. The Knights headed west and recorded a 31-0 shutout win against Stillman Valley in a second-round Class 4A state football playoff game. IC Catholic Prep, which has won […]

 
 

Members of Russian delegation stay in Elmhurst

Russian visitors come to Elmhurst
Pictured are two men visiting from Russia as part of the Open World program through the Library of Congress, along with their Elmhurst hosts. Sophia and Jim Abenante (center) are wearing hats their guests brought them from Russia. On the far left is Artemiy Aksenov, 38, and Konstantin Chernov, who is 28.

A learning experience for all, including their hosts By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Two young men from Russia were recently guests of Jim and Sophia Abenante who live on Edgewood in south Elmhurst. They were delighted to be a part of their adventure to America. The men were […]