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Your local Primary Election Coverage

Your local Primary Election Coverage

Not surprising, DuPage voter turnout is low; D45 School referendum passes By Dee Longfellow For The Independent/VP Review With the public huddling indoors to avoid any contact with the COVID19 Coronavirus, it is no surprise voter turnout was low on Tuesday, March 17 for the Primary Election. As of noon […]

 
 

The 2020 Lilac Court

The 2020 Lilac Court

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The members of the 2020 Lilac Court were selected on Sunday, March 8. Pictured left to right are: Princess Stacy Caeiro, Princess Lizzy Florey, Princess Karli Wilson, Princess Abby Lynch and Princess Jamya Whitman. The Lombard Junior Women’s Club held its annual Lilac Princess Program Preliminary Judging […]

 
 

School District 44 cancels school, activities due to virus

School District 44 cancels school, activities due to virus

School District 44 posted the following notice on the district website announcing closure of eight schools on Wednesday, March 11 along with school activities. The notice was posted due to a positive testing for the virus. School officials hope to reopen the schools on Thursday, March 12, after disinfecting procedures […]

 
 

List of candidates for March 17 primary election

List of candidates for March 17 primary election

The following is a list of Democratic and Republican candidates who’ll be running in the Tuesday, March 17 primary elections, as well as referenda pertaining to the area. Candidates who are running as presidential delegates and alternate delegates to the 2020 Democratic and Republican national conventions are not listed here. […]

 
 

Top Crime Stories

Store employee seen snorting substance On Feb. 20, police responded to a business in the 900 block of S. York for a drug complaint. According to police, a reporting officer met with a customer who stated she witnessed an employee allegedly snorting a substance off the counter. Police said officers […]

 
 

Council votes down stoplight at York & Diversey

Despite neighbors’ efforts, aldermen reject measure 13-1 By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Former Mayor and current County Board member Pete DiCianni was the first to speak during public forum at the Elmhurst City Council meeting on Monday, March 2. On the agenda later in the meeting was a […]

 
 

Proud owners of a Sheldon Peck original

Proud owners of a Sheldon Peck original

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO The Lombard Historical Society unveiled its very own original Sheldon Peck portrait—the society’s first—on Feb 27. “Portrait of a Woman” (identity unknown) was acquired from Randy Merta of R Merta Americana in Massachusetts, who won it in a bid from Christie’s Auctions & Private Sales. Historical society […]

 
 

Giagnorio gives State of the Village report

Giagnorio gives State of the Village report

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio gave the annual State of the Village update during the Lombard Chamber of Commerce’s Feb. 19 luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glen Ellyn. “The state of the village is strong,” proclaimed Giagnorio. In his remarks, the village president mentioned the […]

 
 

Poetry contest winners

Poetry contest winners

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Lombard Service League (LSL) recently honored the award winners of its 2020 youth poetry contest. “What If” was the theme of the LSL’s 16th annual contest, which was open to fourth- and fifth-grade students who live in Lombard. Pictured left to right are the four award […]

 
 

Top crime news…

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 […]