Addison News

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 July 25 Durk L. Griden, 50, of Chicago, […]


Cantigny Park to celebrate France Aug. 11-12. ‘French Picnic Under the Stars’ precedes ‘Annual French Connection Day’

Cantigny will celebrate French culture—and the park’s special connection with France—at upcoming back-to-back events: French Picnic Under the Stars Saturday, Aug. 11 from 6 to 11 p.m. Guests will have Cantigny Park all to themselves for an evening of food, wine, live music and stargazing. An illuminated 23-foot Eiffel Tower […]


Yesfest returns to Elmhurst area; Three days of music, comedy, art, poetry, storytelling coming July 27-29

Yesfest returns to Elmhurst area; Three days of music, comedy, art, poetry, storytelling coming July 27-29

Six years ago, a group of self-described “stir-crazy” performers wished they had a festival in Elmhurst where they could perform all the things they loved: original music, comedy, improv, and poetry. “Yesfest is all about creating more spaces for people to do what they love to do,” said Clark Pavlik, […]


State Rep. donates kidney to her ex-husband. Deb Conroy says gift was as much for her children as for him

Four, well, five reasons to support organ donation
“Pictured are the four reasons I became a live organ donor,” said State Representative Deb Conroy. They are, of course, her children (from left): Will, 21, Sean, 32, Brendan, 23, and Ryan, 28 – along with Shannon their dog. Conroy recently donated one of her kidneys to Tim, her ex-husband and the father of her four boys. “When something like this happens, we are all still family,” she added.

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   “When it’s the father of your children, it’s about family. It’s always about family.” Those were the words of State Representative Deb Conroy sharing the news that she had donated a kidney to her former husband Tim. “More than anything, it was […]


It’s time for Germanfest!

It’s time for Germanfest!

Members of Lombard’s Sacred Heart Church Germanfest Committee are pictured inviting everyone to its 51st annual Germanfest which will run from Thursday, July 19, through Sunday, July 22, in the parking lot of the church (corner of Parkside and Elizabeth). The popular event offers something for all ages and features […]