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Yorkfield Food Pantry receives $100,000 from Suburu campaign

Yorkfield Food Pantry receives $100,000 from Suburu campaign

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent A special gathering was held at Grand Suburu on Grand Avenue in Elmhurst on the evening of Wednesday, March 22, to honor the Elmhurst Yorkfield Food Pantry (EYFP), the recipients of the dealership’s recent charity campaign. About 100 guests enjoyed a lavish buffet […]

 
 

Louis’ Golf Outing gives $40G to college

Louis’ Golf Outing gives $40G to college

Officials from Louis’ Invitational Golf Outing present a check for $40,000 to Dr. Troy Van Aken, president of Elmhurst College (left, holding check), which receives the annual contribution for 2016. The photo was taken on the gym floor at Elmhurst College.

 
 

Sparks fly at City Council over O’Hare update

Sparks fly at City Council over O’Hare update

Bram demands answers; Mayor insists there are no more By Dee. Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent At the City Council meeting held Monday, March 20, City Manager James Grabowski gave a presentation about continued expansion at O’Hare Airport, which included updates of the “Fly Quiet Runway Rotation” program. It was […]

 
 

City of Elmhurst to hold public hearing on proposed downtown zoning changes

City of Elmhurst to hold public hearing on proposed downtown zoning changes

The City of Elmhurst is holding a Public Hearing on March 23 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall to present and discuss proposed downtown zoning changes. The Public Hearing follows Open House meetings the city held on March 9 and March 13, which were held to introduce the proposed changes […]

 
 

Park Board capsules…

Here’s what’s happening at the Elmhurst Park District By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Park District Board held a regular meeting on March 13 at the district’s administrative office at 375 W. First Street. All seven commissioners attended the meeting, with Commissioner Doug Ennis participating via telephone. […]

 
 

Government revenue estimates indicate continued slow economic recovery in Illinois

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The bipartisan Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) says Illinois’ economic activity will continue to under-perform the region and the country. COGFA says Illinois’ unemployment rate, which in December was 5.6 percent, continues to be not just higher than the national average of 4.5 percent, but […]

 
 

Comptroller says state’s net deficit up to $126.7 billion

Comptroller says state’s net deficit up to $126.7 billion

Comptroller says state’s net deficit up to $126.7 billion ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The state’s finances are getting worse and taxpayers are on the hook for a lot of government debt. That’s the takeaway from government spending watchdog Truth In Accounting after reviewing the state’s latest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The […]

 
 

Candidates for village president speak at forum

Candidates for village president speak at forum

Bulthuis, Pickerill and Taglia make their appeals to voters By Chris Fox Lombardian-Villa Park Review Staff Reporter The Villa Park Junior Women’s Club (VPJWC) held a forum last week for local candidates in the upcoming April 4 election. The March 8 forum at Villa Park Village Hall included candidates running […]

 
 

Roskam: Illinois shouldn’t expect a bailout from feds

Roskam: Illinois shouldn’t expect a bailout from feds

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, says the state’s Medicaid expansion under Gov. Pat Quinn is likely going to have to be handled by the state, not the federal government. In a recent Q & A session at the City Club of Chicago, Roskam inferred that the responsibility […]

 
 

Conroy legislation helps children with autoimmune disorder

Conroy legislation helps children with autoimmune disorder

Continuing her work with local parents to help children suffering from a rare autoimmune condition, State Rep. Deb Conroy (D-Villa Park) passed legislation out of a House committee last Tuesday that would ensure families of children diagnosed with Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections and Pediatric Acute Neuropsychiatric […]