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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. […]

 
 

Cookies and Carols concert at Glenbard East

Cookies and Carols concert at Glenbard East

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Glenbard East High School’s music department held its annual Cookies and Carols concert recently in the foyer outside of Biester Auditorium. The Dec. 19 concert included performances from the Sorella Singers, DeCrescenDudes, the Madrigal Singers and the Honors Strings Ensemble. Members of the Madrigal Singers are shown […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

A parade of giving

A parade of giving

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The Lombard Fire Department held its annual toy drive and parade on Saturday, Dec. 14. Members of the fire department, joined by Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio, Santa Claus and others, traveled southbound on Main Street from St. Charles Road to Wilson Avenue. They collected donations of […]

 
 

Let there be lights!

Let there be lights!

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Thousands of people gathered in Lombard’s Lilacia Park on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the annual holiday lighting celebration. Darkness filled the park before the lighting at 5:30 p.m. Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio joined Lombard Park District Board President Sarah Richardt and Santa Claus to welcome visitors […]

 
 

Jingle Bell Jubilee this Saturday, Dec. 7

Jingle Bell Jubilee this Saturday, Dec. 7

DREW ALBRECHT PHOTO Make room on your schedule for Lombard’s community-wide holiday event, the 14th annual Jingle Bell Jubilee, which this Saturday, Dec. 7. Jingle Bell Jubilee features a plethora of holiday-related activities for the entire family in downtown Lombard, at Lilacia Park, at Lombard Bible Church (where the Glenbard […]

 
 

Preserving our ‘heritage’

Preserving our ‘heritage’

JANE CHARMELO PHOTOS Dr. Thomas Scott (left photo) received the 2019 William J. Mueller Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement in Historic Preservation on Thursday, Nov. 21, from the Lombard Historic Preservation Commission. Tom has served as chairman of the Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee for many years, and witnessed restoration […]

 
 

Glenbard Parent Series programs on Dec. 3-4

Glenbard Parent Series Dec. 3 & 4 events: Addressing youth selfie-syndrome and childhood defiance The Glenbard Parent Series (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will present two programs with internationally renowned educational psychologist Michele Borba. The events to be held on Dec. 3 and 4 will be based on two of her […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Fall blood drive a success

Fall blood drive a success

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The Village of Lombard recently held its annual fall blood drive. The Nov. 13 blood drive, held at Lombard Village Hall two days after Veterans Day, honored veterans. The event also recognized former Lombard Village President Bill Mueller, who passed away in 2012. The donors included Jeff […]