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Elmhurst Hospital Emergency Department to expand

Elmhurst Hospital Emergency Department to expand

Elmhurst Hospital is beginning a renovation and expansion project that will increase the size of its Emergency Department (ED) from 31 to 39 rooms. The new rooms will be built in what is currently the Centralized Admissions Area, a unit adjacent to the ED. Construction will start in August and […]

 
 

SCARCE presents curbside composting program to City Committee

SCARCE presents curbside composting program to City Committee

‘We’re 40 years behind everyone else,’ executive says By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Monday, July 10, Kay McKeen, executive director of SCARCE, or School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education, a program funded by DuPage County, gave a presentation to the Public Works & Buildings […]

 
 

“Subaru Loves to Care” benefits Elmhurst Hospital cancer patients

“Subaru Loves to Care” benefits Elmhurst Hospital cancer patients

Through its “Subaru Loves to Care” initiative, Grand Subaru, 125 W. Grand Ave., Bensenville, recently donated 80 blankets, 10 craft kits and numerous care cards to Elmhurst Hospital’s Nancy W. Knowles Cancer Center. This is the second year of the program, in which Subaru is partnered with the Leukemia & […]

 
 

Elmhurst, Triton colleges sign enhanced transfer agreements

Elmhurst, Triton colleges sign enhanced transfer agreements

Guaranteed admission, dual enrollment agreements to ease transitions for transfer students To help smooth the path for students interested in transferring from Triton College to Elmhurst College, the president from each institution recently signed agreements that will guarantee admission to Elmhurst for qualifying Triton community college students; and that will […]

 
 

Jumpstart Your Health” helps head off diabetes for those at high risk

Jumpstart Your Health” helps head off diabetes for those at high risk

When Bellwood resident Doris Courts, 78, was diagnosed with prediabetes several years ago, she was determined to do all she could to avoid full-blown diabetes. She had seen too many of her family members and acquaintances with the disease suffer serious complications. The retired reading teacher started the battle by […]

 
 

AT&T: ‘Old’ landlines will eventually go away under new Illinois law

AT&T: ‘Old’ landlines will eventually go away under new Illinois law

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A new Illinois law means traditional landline phones will eventually be a thing of the past. However, AT&T says it will not happen in the near future. Illinois’ new telecom law allows AT&T to stop supporting infrastructure for old landline phones. Those are the lines that don’t […]

 
 

Grass-roots efforts rewarded with passage of bill, governor’s signature

Grass-roots efforts rewarded with passage of bill, governor’s signature

By Jane Charmelo Kate Drury likely didn’t think she’d wake up one day and find that her then-8-year-old son Charlie had seemingly become a different person; nor would she have known it was the beginning of a long journey that would end up in Springfield with a law partially named […]

 
 

Beyond Barriers — helping the disabled through dance

Beyond Barriers — helping the disabled through dance

Local resident incorporates her true passions into supporting persons with disabilities Beyond Barriers, an all-inclusive dance/movement class for children or adults with disabilities, is the brainchild of Elmhurst resident Jen Dolson. “I’ve always wanted to incorporate my passion for dance and love of teaching special education,” she told the Independent […]

 
 

Woman lives her dream of opening dance studio

Woman lives her dream of opening dance studio

Evolution Dance welcomes interested students By Marisa Mancini For The Elmhurst Independent Erica Jaunich, founder of Evolution Dance Experience in Elmhurst, has been dancing her whole life. As an only child in Minooka, she grew up making up dances and performing for her family and friends. Though Jaunich was a […]

 
 

Tannins places #1 on list of Top Ten Wine Bars

Tannins places #1 on list of Top Ten Wine Bars

Web site honors downtown Elmhurst business By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Tannins restaurant and wine bar in downtown Elmhurst has made the very top of the list of Best Wine Bars in Illinois, according to the web site BestThingsIllinois.com. Tannins’ owner Mike Allas admits he was skeptical. “There’s […]