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York honors Dukes of Distinction

York honors Dukes of Distinction

Elmhurst School District 205 held a recognition program to honor its Dukes of Distinction for 2019. Launched in 2013, the York Distinguished Alumni Program was designed to recognize and honor York High School alumni who have distinguished themselves through significant and/or extraordinary accomplishments, service and an outstanding contribution to society. […]

 
 

York XC takes 3rd place at State

York XC takes 3rd place at State

(From left) Colin Hill, Ethan Kern, Max Lupo, Michael Moriarty, Coach Charlie Kern, Daniel Klysh, Brian Pratt and Will Yasdick brought home a trophy on Saturday, Nov. 9 after finishing third at the Class 3A state cross-country meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria. It had been seven years since York […]

 
 

Arrest made following several Elmhurst burglaries

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   On Friday, Nov. 8, the Independent received a release from DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Elmhurst Chef of Police Michael Ruth announcing that bond had been set at $100,000 for a Chicago resident who stands accused of burglary to […]

 
 

Queen of the Court; Elmhurst’s Natalie DiCianni named Chicago’s Columbus Day Queen

Queen of the Court; Elmhurst’s Natalie DiCianni named Chicago’s Columbus Day Queen

By Patti Pagni For The Elmhurst Independent     Just 23 years ago, Natalie DiCianni’s dad proudly announced the arrival of his and his wife Rose’s first-born child to friends and family. On Monday, Oct. 14, during Chicago’s Columbus Day parade, now-DuPage County Board member Pete DiCianni proudly made another […]

 
 

Pechanio awarded Elmhurst College Founders Medal

Pechanio awarded Elmhurst College Founders Medal

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   On Friday, Oct. 25, Elmhurst resident Ralph P. Pechanio received an Elmhurst College Founders Medal in recognition of his 15 years of financial support for the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ECCI)’s student internship partnership with the College, including his 2018 […]

 
 

U.S. Senator, Presidential candidate Cory Booker visits Elmhurst

U.S. Senator, Presidential candidate Cory Booker visits Elmhurst

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   S. Senator Cory Booker, Democratic Candidate for President of the United States, came to visit Elmhurst last week to meet and greet friends he had known since his college days at Stanford University, where he graduated in 1991. Cory Anthony Booker is […]

 
 

School Board Capsules

Here’s what’s going on at District 205 By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on Oct. 8 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. All seven board members attended the meeting. Board president Kara Caforio noted […]

 
 

Bond Set at $250,000 for Villa Park man accused of vehicular hijacking, DUI; Alleged carjacker currently on bond out of Cook County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Villa Park Chief of Police Michael Lay recently announced that bond has been set for a Villa Park man charged with hijacking a woman’s car from a gas station. Michael Davis, 35, appeared at a bond hearing where Judge Liam Brennan set […]

 
 

Man gets 45 years in Bensenville stabbing death

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced last week that a Des Plaines man charged with stabbing his former girlfriend to death in 2017 has been sentenced to 45 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Victor Tornez-Sanchez, 29, formerly of Des Plaines, appeared at his sentencing hearing, where […]

 
 

School District to purchase The Abbey Plans to use for transition students programs

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   At the last meeting of the District 205 School Board, Superintendent Dr. David Moyer stated that the Elmhurst Park District Board had authorized during its Sept. 23 meeting an initiation of a formal conversation with District 205 to develop an intergovernmental agreement […]