Addison News

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, […]

 
 

Top Crime News

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 […]

 
 

Arrest made in Elmhurst home burglary

Arrest made in Elmhurst home burglary

Infant’s remains released to parents following bond hearing By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Last week, the Independent reported on a residential burglary that took place on the 200 block of No. Melrose on Tuesday, Dec. 10. At that time, it was reported that the offender had removed collector’s […]

 
 

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 […]