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Boy Scouts now allows girls; local troops anxious to welcome them

Boy Scouts now allows girls; local troops anxious to welcome them

The Boy Scouts of America has announced on October 11 that starting in 2018 they will admit girls into Cub Scouts and in 2019 will add them to Boy Scouts. However, today girls who are at least 10 to 14 years old may join the Elmhurst Exploring Club number 1 […]

 
 

New president named to DuPage County Chiefs of Police Association

New president named to DuPage County Chiefs of Police Association

On Thursday Sept. 28., Bensenville Police Chief, Frank Kosman was named president of the DuPage County Chiefs of Police Association. The oath of office was administered by former Village Attorney and now Law Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit, Peter Ostling. “I am honored to have this opportunity and look […]

 
 

YDAP introduces three Dukes of Distinction

YDAP introduces three Dukes of Distinction

The York Distinguished Alumni Program (YDAP) serves to recognize and honor alumni who have distinguished themselves through significant and/or extraordinary accomplishments, service and/or an outstanding contribution to society. This year, six Dukes of Distinction have been chosen by a panel of York alumni judges and will be honored on the […]

 
 

Former State Rep. arrested for alleged retail theft

Former State Rep. arrested for alleged retail theft

Sandra Pihos released after posting $1500 bond By Dee Longfellow For The Independent Late Sunday afternoon, the Independent learned that former Illinois State Representative Sandra Pihos, a Republican from Glen Ellyn, had been arrested by the Lombard Police Department for alleged retail theft on Tuesday, Sept. 26. According to circuit […]

 
 

School Board Capsules

School Board Capsules

Here’s what’s going on at School District 205 By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst. Independent The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a meeting on Oct. 10 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. All seven board members attended the meeting. Sandburg nurse awarded ’Shining Star’ […]

 
 

Veteran to enter Roll of Remembrance

Veteran to enter Roll of Remembrance

Flag used will be retired at Veterans Day ceremony Larry D. Boys, deceased November 28, 2011, a Vietnam War Army veteran will be honored during the 1 p.m. honor guard ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 22 by having his name placed I the Roll of Remembrance at the Veterans Memorial in […]

 
 

Nybo appointed to Senate Republican Leadership Team

Nybo appointed to Senate Republican Leadership Team

Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) announced on Thursday that State Senator Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) would be joining his leadership team as a Senate Republican Whip. “It’s my privilege to have Senator Nybo on my leadership team,” said Brady. “Senator Nybo has continually stood up for both his constituents […]

 
 

Experts trying to reduce collisions at Illinois railroad crossings

Experts trying to reduce collisions at Illinois railroad crossings

State ranks second in the country; nearly 150 people hit by trains, 46 deaths ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois has the second-largest rail system of any state with more than 7,300 miles of track and more than 10,000 public highway-rail crossings. “The simple answer to the raw figures is Illinois has […]

 
 

Good news on the horizon for Fly Quiet Runway Tests

Good news on the horizon for Fly Quiet Runway Tests

FAA representative shares vision of OMP By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Last week, the Independent reported that the City of Elmhurst had scheduled a public meeting at City Hall to discuss the Chicago Department of Aviation’s Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Program (RRP) on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The public […]

 
 

EEDC hosts special event for realtors, developers

EEDC hosts special event for realtors, developers

Officials offer overview of City’s recent growth, future potential By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent A group of about 50 people including commercial and residential realtors, architects, builders and developers were invited to Red Arrow Tap in downtown Elmhurst for a presentation by the Elmhurst Economic Development Commission. “We […]