Addison News

Pritzker, stakeholders talk next phases of legalized marijuana rollout

Where to buy marijuana for recreational use

While legal in the state of Illinois, individual municipalities must also approve the sale of recreational marijuana within their community. 
At this time, recreational marijuana sales have been approved in towns of Addison, Bensenville, Lombard and Villa Park. Elmhurst and unincorporated DuPage County have voted against the sale of recreational marijuana.
Also at this time, the Village of Addison is the only community in the Rock Valley Publishing readership area that has a licensed state-approved dispensary for the purchase of marijuana for recreational use.

By Jerry Nowicki CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS One month before the scheduled rollout of legalized marijuana in Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a follow-up bill to the initial reform Dec. 4 and took questions about the next phases of the implementation. “It’s new territory; we’re seeing that in some of the […]

 
 

Delegation from Ukraine visits City; A glimpse of life through the wide eyes of visitors from overseas

Delegation from Ukraine visits City; A glimpse of life through the wide eyes of visitors from overseas

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   There is nothing that expands one’s horizons quite like traveling to foreign lands, but the next best thing is meeting people from other countries. Horizons were broadened on Wednesday, Nov. 20, when City officials hosted a delegation of people visiting Chicago from […]

 
 

Vandalism incident at Elmhurst College under investigation

Vandalism incident at Elmhurst College under investigation

Campus closed on Oct. 28, 29 Elmhurst police are investigating an incident of graffiti that was discovered in a women’s restroom stall in the campus library on Sunday, Oct. 27, after 10 p.m. Police do not believe the incident constitutes a credible threat. However, the College takes these incidents seriously […]

 
 

U.S. Senator, Presidential candidate Cory Booker visits Elmhurst

U.S. Senator, Presidential candidate Cory Booker visits Elmhurst

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   S. Senator Cory Booker, Democratic Candidate for President of the United States, came to visit Elmhurst last week to meet and greet friends he had known since his college days at Stanford University, where he graduated in 1991. Cory Anthony Booker is […]

 
 

Bond Set at $250,000 for Villa Park man accused of vehicular hijacking, DUI; Alleged carjacker currently on bond out of Cook County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Villa Park Chief of Police Michael Lay recently announced that bond has been set for a Villa Park man charged with hijacking a woman’s car from a gas station. Michael Davis, 35, appeared at a bond hearing where Judge Liam Brennan set […]

 
 

Man gets 45 years in Bensenville stabbing death

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced last week that a Des Plaines man charged with stabbing his former girlfriend to death in 2017 has been sentenced to 45 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Victor Tornez-Sanchez, 29, formerly of Des Plaines, appeared at his sentencing hearing, where […]

 
 

Breen to challenge Costa Howard in 2020

Peter Breen

By Mike Sandrolini Lombardian staff reporter Last November, Democratic District 48 State Rep. Terra Costa Howard unseated two-term Republican Peter Breen of Lombard in a race that saw Costa Howard garner over 53 percent of the vote. However, Breen, announced Sept. 27 that he plans to challenge Costa Howard in […]

 
 

Local business holds giveaway in October

It makes a difference
Pictured are the before and after photos of a client who went to Chrysalis Custom Hair and received a wig to boost her mood and confidence after having lost her hair during cancer treatment. Chrysalis is holding a giveaway through October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, for those who wish to receive a wig. To enter the giveaway, simply visit ChrysalisCustomHair.com

Cancer patients invited to enter to receive free wig   By Dee Longfellow For The elmhurst Independent   There is a local business that offers a special service to cancer patients, which is offering a giveaway contest to help those in need. According to owner and president Kimberly Johnson, Chrysalis […]

 
 

Student Accused of Threatening York High School

Student Accused of Threatening York High School

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth announced today that a male York High School student has been accused of posting a threatening Snapchat message directed at the school. The juvenile, who lives in Elmhurst, appeared at a detention hearing this morning where Judge […]

 
 

Heritage Foundation’s annual Craft Beer Fest coming Saturday

Heritage Foundation’s annual Craft Beer Fest coming Saturday

The 5th Annual Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest will be held on the grounds of the Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave, on Saturday, Sept. 14.  Early entry from 12 to 1 p.m. and general admission is 1 to 6 p.m.  To view ticket information, please visit elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com. Proceeds benefit […]