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After burglary attempt, suspect found hiding in victim’s vehicle On Feb. 6, Isaish K. Smith, 23, of Schaumburg, was charged with five counts of attempted burglary to a vehicle and criminal trespass to a vehicle in the 200 block of Boyd at around 12:59 a.m. Police said while an officer […]

 
 

Man from Lombard kidnapped in Afghanistan 

Staff report According to a story published last week in Newsweek, Mark R. Frerichs of Lombard, a U.S. government contractor, was kidnapped in Afghanistan on Jan. 31 by a group of militants aligned with the Taliban The Newsweek story reports that Frerichs, 57, was kidnapped in the Afghanistan province of […]

 
 

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Person knocks at door, asks for change for $100 bill Suspicious circumstances were reported in the 400 block of Ridgeland at around 12:24 p.m. on Jan. 22. A suspect, described as a white male, around 50 years old, five feet, 11 inches and 180 pounds with a medium build, an […]

 
 

Dare to Dream Conference empowers Latina middle school girls

The 11th annual Dare to Dream Conference, geared towards preparing young Latinas to further their education, was held at the McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn on Jan. 26. Despite the bitter cold, we had 278 girls and 232 mothers/parents/mentors in attendance from schools representing DuPage County, […]

 
 

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Juvenile charged with punching mother’s face goes to detention On Jan. 11, officers responded a report of a domestic battery at around 1:05 p.m. Upon arrival, police met with the suspect and the victim, who was the suspect’s mother. The victim states the suspect became upset with her and reportedly […]

 
 

County invites residents to Route 83 community workshops; Input sought on Route 83 Corridor Plan

Residents are invited to two community workshops to provide input and hear about key recommendations community planners will make regarding the DuPage County Route 83 Corridor Plan. A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the Villa Park Library, 305 Ardmore Ave. DuPage County is working […]

 
 

Former newspaper manager pleads guilty in theft case

Jensen ordered to pay $274,000, serve probation Cynthia R. Jensen, 56, of Kingston, Illinois, pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge in Walworth County Circuit Court on Jan. 10. The former business manager of Rock Valley Publishing, Southern Lakes Newspapers and the Independent Newspapers, made a $250,000 restitution payment at […]

 
 

Construction completed on St. Charles Rd. bridge; Weight limit restriction lifted; Pace Route 313 resumes

As of Thursday, Jan. 2, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), closed the Special Inspection of the St. Charles Bridge, officially removing the need for the 15-ton weight limit restriction. This is the bridge over Salt Creek just west of Illinois Rte. 83. Effective Sunday, Jan. 5, the long-term detour […]

 
 

Ushering in a new era; As of Jan. 1, recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois

Ushering in a new era; As of Jan. 1, recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   Some people have been waiting since Jefferson Starship was Jefferson Airplane. Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois state law will allow for the possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana per Illinois resident over the age of 21 to be used recreationally. […]

 
 

Ushering in a new era

The doors at EARTHMED, 852 South Westgate in Addison, opened at 10 a.m. on January 1 to sell recreational marijuana. The line stretched at least 1/2 mile south and west of the facility.

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois state law will allow for the possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana per Illinois resident over the age of 21 to be used recreationally. Residents will also be able to possess up to five grams of […]