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Wight & Co. makes presentation to School District 205. Four scenarios presented ranging from $26.1M to $161.1M

By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent   The meeting of the Elmhurst District 205 School Board had a presentation by representatives of the district’s architecture firm—Wight and Company. The representatives discussed four scenarios for upgrades to the district’s facilities. The first two scenarios were labeled as “treading water,” because […]

 
 

Park Board Capsules… Here’s what’s going on at the Elmhurst Park District

By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent   The Elmhurst Park District Board held a regular meeting on April 23 at the district’s administrative office at 375 W. First Street. Commissioner Doug Ennis was absent from the meeting. There were no public comments.   Challenges persist with registration software The […]

 
 

Resident rallies the community on behalf of disabled man

Resident rallies the community on behalf of disabled man

While doing her weekly shopping, Addison resident Rachel Lobello became acquainted with a physically-disabled gentleman named Michael D’Agostino, who worked as a greeter at one of the big box stores. Michael was always pleasant and eager to help out…

 
 

From the City’s backstage… Mark Stevens, Superintendent of Forestry

From the City’s backstage…   Mark Stevens, Superintendent of Forestry

When you love your job, they say you never really go to “work.” If that’s true, the City’s Superintendent of Forestry Mark Stevens hasn’t “worked” in almost 20 years.

 
 

York’s Rob Wagner named Athletic Director of the Year

York’s Rob Wagner named Athletic Director of the Year

The Illinois Athletic Directors Association has named York High School’s Assistant Principal for Athletics, Rob Wagner, as the Class 3A & 4A Division 3 Athletic Director of the Year

 
 

Elmhurst Museum Day returns May 20. Trolley service scheduled to shuttle between museums

On Sunday, May 20 from 1 – 5 p.m., all are invited to Elmhurst Museum Day, offered FREE at all three local museums. Join in the fun for the 22nd Annual Museum Day in Elmhurst, a special event commemorating the important cultural value of museums to communities. Jump on board […]

 
 

Jeb Bush impresses as keynote; keeps his obligation despite mother’s passing

Elmhurst College welcomes Jeb Bush
Elmhurst College President Troy & Annette VanAken greet Jeb Bush (right), the invited presenter to this year’s Elmhurst College Governmental Forum, which took place at Oak Brook Hills Hotel in Wednesday, April 18. There was concern that the former two-term Florida Governor might cancel due to the death of his mother Barbara Bush just the day before, but he assured the crowd that his mother would have wanted him to be there. In fact, “she would never forgive me if I didn’t keep this obligation,” he said.

A few people were biting their nails and pacing the floor on Tuesday, April 17, after learning political matriarch Barbara Bush had passed away on that day at the age of 92….

 
 

Carson’s and its Furniture Gallery in Lombard to close; parent company to liquidate 256 stores nationwide

Carson’s and its Furniture Gallery in Lombard to close; parent company to liquidate 256 stores nationwide

Carson’s, a fixture at the Yorktown Center and one of the center’s anchor stores when Yorktown first opened in 1968, will be closing…

 
 

IC CCW names 2018 Woman of the Year

IC CCW names 2018 Woman of the Year

Pictured here flanked by CCW co-Presidents Jennifer Morrissey (left) and Gretchen Meurer is Maria Shannon (center), who is this year’s Woman of the Year from Immaculate Conception Parish. Maria has been involved with the food pantry, Easter baskets, Christmas Giving Tree gift sorting, helping with the Bishop Blanchette scholarship award, […]

 
 

Fire Dept. holds ‘Wet Down’ ceremony, a tradition since the 1800s. Dedication of Engine 1 takes place at north fire station

Fire Dept. holds ‘Wet Down’ ceremony, a tradition since the 1800s.   Dedication of Engine 1 takes place at north fire station

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   On Tuesday, April 10, the Independent was invited to the north fire station to witness a ritual that dates back to the late 1800s. The long-standing tradition is called a “Wet Down” and is celebrated at fire stations throughout the United States. […]