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Director of the Elmhurst History Museum to retire

Director of the Elmhurst History Museum to retire

Brian Bergheger has spent 29 years with the City Brian Bergheger, Director of the Elmhurst History Museum for the City of Elmhurst, will retire effective October 2017. Bergheger has been credited for his role in directing and managing the operations of the Elmhurst History Museum in alignment with professional practices […]

 
 

4 on the 4th Race

4 on the 4th Race

Final plans coming together Race organization and and runner registration are in high gear for the 13th annual Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th, Presented by InMotion Foot & Ankle Center. The 4-mile run to celebrate the Fourth of July begins at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, starting […]

 
 

Romance comes to Elmhurst Hospital

Romance comes to Elmhurst Hospital

After health scare, couple decides to wed RIGHT NOW! By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent “I’d asked her before to marry me,” said Tom King, the groom in a last-minute impromptu wedding hat took place on Saturday, June 10 in the chapel of Elmhurst Hospital. “She just always put […]

 
 

Gov. Rauner urges lawmakers to pass GOP ‘compromise’ budget plan; Democrats scoff

Gov. Rauner urges lawmakers to pass GOP ‘compromise’ budget plan; Democrats scoff

By Dan McCaleb, Greg Bishop and Cole Lauterbach Illinois News Network Almost two full years into a budget impasse that has Illinois’ debt soaring and its bond rating plummeting, Gov. Bruce Rauner is calling on state lawmakers to approve his preferred budget plan during a 10-day special session that begins […]

 
 

Elmhurst loses a pillar of the community

Elmhurst loses a pillar of the community

Darrell Whistler passes away at 83 By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Some people — many people, really — are active in the community. Every now and then, there comes a person who literally IS the community. One such person is Darrell Whistler, who has been the community for […]

 
 

Villa Park’s 12th annual Summerfest opens Friday

Villa Park’s 12th annual Summerfest opens Friday

  Balloon hats like these kids are wearing are just one of the many fun things available as the community comes to downtown Villa Park at Ardmore and Park Blvd. by the Ruggard Gazebo for the 12th annual Summerfest. The “Date Night” Car Show takes place Friday from 6-11 p.m. […]

 
 

Illinois Republicans reveal new budget plan with tax hikes, say Rauner supports it

Illinois Republicans reveal new budget plan with tax hikes, say Rauner supports it

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois legislative Republicans on Wednesday unveiled a new budget plan that they say is balanced and includes meaningful reforms to grow the economy. It also includes tax increases. At a news conference at Chicago’s Thompson Center attended by several GOP senators and representatives, Republican lawmakers said their […]

 
 

York’s ‘West Side Story’ Named Best Production at Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards

York’s ‘West Side Story’ Named Best Production at Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards

On June 5, at the Broadway Playhouse, York Community High School’s “West Side Story” was named Best Production at the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. “It is a humbling and incredible honor for all involved” said Rebecca Marianetti, Director of the production. “In addition to our amazing actors, musicians […]

 
 

Police standoff ends with suspect’s arrest

Police standoff ends with suspect’s arrest

  By Dee Longfellow For The Independent   Yesterday, Wednesday, June 7, at about 8 p.m., the Independent received a tip that a hostage situation was underway in the 200 block of Plymouth in Villa Park. A witness saw a large group of police vehicles surrounding a residence and viewed […]

 
 

Elmhurst Community Programs – June 2017

Elmhurst Community Programs – June 2017

Programs air on COMCAST Channel 6 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 Programs may also be found at ElmhurstTV.com Elmhurst Now! #33 Host: Ken Bartels Guests: Jean Carlquist & Anne Olson, 100+ Women Who Care Julie Miller Sheehan & Patrick Sheehan, Hops For Humanity Sundays at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 6 […]