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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 […]

 
 

Illinois leaders: Keep Blagojevich in prison; Durkin says president ‘politically driven’ by anti-federal government sentiment

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol New Illinois Illinois political leaders from both parties on Aug. 8 said former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich should remain in prison despite Republican U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement that he was considering commuting the sentence of the ex-governor. Trump reportedly made his remarks on Air Force […]

 
 

Cullerton replaced as Labor Committee chair; Change follows federal indictment alleging embezzlement from labor union

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton was replaced as chairman of the Senate Labor Committee, a move that occurred a few days after he was indicted on federal charges of embezzling money from a labor union. According to a spokesman for the senate president’s office, the […]

 
 

DGTT Foundation forced to cancel Toby Keith benefit concert; Event company files for bankruptcy days before event; Foundation out $340,000

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation 
announced on Wednesday, Aug. 7 that Imagine Events (a/k/a Imagn Events), the company handling event arrangements and ticket sales for the first-ever Freedom & Dignity Festival, had filed for bankruptcy. The Festival, which was to feature a benefit […]

 
 

Feds: State senator collected pay and benefits for ‘little or no work’

Feds: State senator collected pay and benefits for ‘little or no work’

Villa Park Dem Tom Cullerton indicted on 41 counts of embezzlement and false medical statements By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois state senator was formally accused of collecting a salary as well as health and pension benefits from a labor union “for which he did […]

 
 

County Coroner releases stats on opioid related deaths

DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen MD, has completed evaluation of the opioid related deaths for 2018. “The opioid epidemic continues to escalate and destroy the lives of too many DuPage County residents,” Dr. Jorgensen said. “The influx of potent synthetic opiates including fentanyl has increased significantly, and now represents a […]

 
 

3 dead in house fire in unincorporated Elmhurst

3 dead in house fire in unincorporated Elmhurst

DuPage County Sheriff: Woman kills sons, sets home ablaze, commits suicide   By Dee Longfellow For The Villa Park Review   On Friday, July 12 at about 9:30 p.m., Elmhurst firefighters responded to the 3N300 block of Willow Road on the report of a house fire that resulted in the […]

 
 

Lombard man dies after 80-foot fall from mountain

Austin Howell was “free solo” enthusiast who climbed without gear   By Dee Longfellow For The Lombardian   Early Tuesday morning, July 2, the Lombardian learned that Lombard resident Austin Howell, a free solo climber, had fallen to his death from Shortoff Mountain located in North Carolina. Howell was just […]

 
 

House sends graduated tax question to voters

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois A constitutional amendment that would allow the General Assembly to set higher tax rates on greater amounts of income passed its last legislative hurdle Monday and will head to the voters for final approval about 18 months from now. After more than three hours […]