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DuPage Habitat for Humanity welcomes new homeowners to Bensenville

DuPage Habitat for Humanity welcomes new homeowners to Bensenville

On May 19, 2017, DuPage Habitat for Humanity held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to welcome the Bish family to their new home in Bensenville. The ceremony included a house blessing, presentation of the keys and a ribbon cutting. Tony Bish, a single father of four, had been struggling to support […]

 
 

Fire Department debuts new ALS Rapid Response Vehicle

Fire Department debuts new ALS Rapid Response Vehicle

Unveiled at Dancing Under the Stars event Members of the Elmhurst Fire Department displayed their brand new advanced life support (ALS) Rapid Response Vehicle at the “Dancing Under the Stars” event held at the Addison Parking Garage to thank the City of Elmhurst for its part in supporting the program. […]

 
 

State lawmakers pass education funding reform with last-minute Chicago sweeteners

State lawmakers pass education funding reform with last-minute Chicago sweeteners

By Illinois New Network Democratic lawmakers passed sweeping reforms to the state’s education system that all sides agree is broken. Then, they put it in a drawer and went home. Late Wednesday night last week, the state Senate entered the final vote needed to pass a new formula for evidence-based […]

 
 

Pickleball comes to Elmhurst

Pickleball comes to Elmhurst

New sport combines tennis, badminton, ping pong, says ‘Ambassador’ By Marisa Mancini For The Elmhurst Independent While pickleball is gaining popularity in Elmhurst, many people still know little or nothing about it. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, and is suitable for […]

 
 

York High School junior selected as an Emperor Science Award winner

York High School junior selected as an Emperor Science Award winner

On May 23, Siva Sreedhar from York Community High School was announced as one of 100 award recipients for the second year of PBS LearningMedia’s and Stand Up To Cancer’s Emperor Science Award program. The Emperor Science Award program is an initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore […]

 
 

Early reports of West Nile activity prompts Health Department advisory

Early reports of West Nile activity prompts Health Department advisory

Reports of two mosquito batches testing positive for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) have prompted the DuPage County Health Department to encourage county residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites and the risk of contracting WNV. The Health Department launched its countywide WNV surveillance program recently and already […]

 
 

City begins process for updated subarea plans

City begins process for updated subarea plans

The City of Elmhurst is excited to begin the process to update the Elmhurst Subarea Plans, and is looking for input from residents, community stakeholders, businesses and property owners, and other interested members of the community. Please visit the project website to learn more about the process and fill out […]

 
 

City kicks off the 2017 Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley Program

City kicks off the 2017 Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley Program

Fridays and Saturdays from June 2 through September 16, residents and visitors can take a free ride on the Explore Elmhurst Express, a bright yellow and green trolley stopping at six locations in Elmhurst. No tickets are needed to ride the Explore Elmhurst Express connecting downtown Elmhurst with the Spring […]

 
 

Park Board Capsules…

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 May 22 at the district’s administrative office at 375 W. First Street. All seven commissioners attended the meeting. There were no public comments. Board discusses […]

 
 

Under My Father’s Fedora

Under My Father’s Fedora

By Dee Longfellow Editor “Ever feel like you’ve been someplace before, “Some other time, some other war…” Following is a special Memorial Day column, on the occasion that we remember those who served, especially those who have fallen… “Something about this place is familiar, but I’m not sure why.” Those […]