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Construction begins on new Pilot Travel Center in Bensenville

Construction begins on new Pilot Travel Center in Bensenville

On Monday, August 7, 2017 construction crews broke ground at the southeast corner of Mark Street and N. IL Route 83 in Bensenville for the building of a brand new Pilot travel center. This 5 million dollar project will feature a 6,000 square-foot facility, offering a PJFresh Market, dining area […]

 
 

Bensenville carnival raises $3,067.54 for Youth Coalition

Bensenville carnival raises $3,067.54 for Youth Coalition

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, School District 2 Superintendent, Dr. James Stelter presented a check for $3,067.54 to Village President Frank DeSimone who accepted the check on behalf of the Bensenville Youth Coalition. The funds were raised from a carnival held in downtown Bensenville by District 2 in the middle […]

 
 

Appellate Court affirms conviction for 2011 armed robbery

Appellate Court affirms conviction for 2011 armed robbery

Appellate Court affirms conviction for 2011 armed robbery Defendant sentenced to natural life as habitual criminal  DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced last week that the Second District Appellate Court of Illinois has affirmed the Armed Robbery with a Firearm conviction of Luis Moreta, 46, formerly of Northlake […]

 
 

County reports first human case of West Nile virus in 2017

County reports first human case of West Nile virus in 2017

The DuPage County Health Department last week reported the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the County in 2017. The case is a male resident of Glen Ellyn in his 50s. A recent increase in mosquito batches testing positive for the presence of WNV prompted the DuPage […]

 
 

Back to school 2017 could cost $1,000 per student

Back to school 2017 could cost $1,000 per student

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK It’s not cheap to send students back to school. Parents have to buy new clothes, new shoes, a new computer, and all of those school supplies. With the state of Illinois increasing its income tax rate by 32 percent this summer, costing the average household an additional […]

 
 

Willis-backed bill allowing more time to prosecute child sex predators becomes law

Willis-backed bill allowing more time to prosecute child sex predators becomes law

Legislation supported by state Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, closing a loophole that allowed disgraced former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to avoid prosecution for sex crimes he committed decades ago was recently signed into law. “The traumatic experience of sexual assault and rape is something a victim will carry for […]

 
 

Public hearing brings feedback to Park District about recent property purchase

Public hearing brings feedback to Park District about recent property purchase

Related environmental studies now available for review online The Elmhurst Park District held a public meeting on Thursday, July 27 to welcome feedback from the community on the conversion of property related to Golden Meadows Park. Recently, Park District commissioners approved the purchase of the former trailer park property at […]

 
 

Officer honored for outstanding work in drug awareness

Officer honored for outstanding work in drug awareness

Waldenmeyer receives coveted Enrique “Kiki” Camarena award By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Frank Burr, one of the National Directors of the Elks Club Drug Awareness program and the Drug Awareness Chairman for the state of Illinois, was invited to the podium by Mayor Steve Morley to talk about […]

 
 

Council Capsules

Council Capsules

Here’s what’s happening at Elmhurst City Hall… By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent The following topics were discussed at the latest Elmhurst City Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 7. • The City Council meeting began with members of Timothy Christian’s Scholastic Bowl State Champion Team being recognized by Mayor […]

 
 

Raja responds to events in Charlottesville, VA

“Generations of Americans have lived up to their responsibility of confronting white supremacy and racial hatred, and ours must do the same.” Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to the events of the last two days in Charlottesville, Virginia: “In response to white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville […]