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City to celebrate 100th Memorial Day Parade on May 28

City to celebrate 100th Memorial Day Parade on May 28

Led by Grand Marshal Mark R. Mallon, a medal-winning Colonel in the United States Army Reserves, more than 90 entries will march in Elmhurst’s 100th Annual Memorial Day Parade through downtown Elmhurst on Monday, May 28, stepping off at 9:30 a.m. The 2018 Parade is presented by the Elmhurst Chamber […]

 
 

Moyer offers explanation of Future Focused meetings. Gatherings have already begun, to continue through May

Moyer offers explanation of Future Focused meetings.   Gatherings have already begun, to continue through May

By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent   At a meeting of the Elmhurst District 205 School Board last week, District Superintendent David Moyer provided the board with details outlining the district’s presentation at four community meetings in May regarding the district’s master facility plan. The first meeting took place […]

 
 

Senate passes broader K2 ban. CDC: 99 percent of cannabinoid cases have occurred in Illinois

Senate passes broader K2 ban.   CDC: 99 percent of cannabinoid cases have occurred in Illinois

In the wake of a wave of deaths related to synthetic cannabis overdoses, the Illinois Senate approved a plan b to broaden the classification of such drugs, which often skirt the law through minute tweaks to their formulae. “After the careful consideration taken to weigh the implications of new restrictions […]

 
 

State’s Attorney Berlin finds officer justified in Elmhurst officer-involved shooting. Statement from State’s Attorney Berlin

State’s Attorney Berlin finds officer justified in Elmhurst officer-involved shooting.   Statement from State’s Attorney Berlin

  “Every case involving the use of deadly force by a police officer must be carefully and thoroughly investigated. Such scrutiny is required to ensure the protection of the civil rights of those involved and to maintain the public’s confidence in law enforcement. “After a thorough and extensive investigation surrounding […]

 
 

A day in the life of a developer…

A day in the life of a developer…

When the Independent published a story about Livia, the new restaurant in town, it was learned Elmhurst’s own Charles Walsh Jr. was one of the business’s silent partners. It seemed like a good reason to catch up with Walsh and see what development endeavors he has been involved with of late

 
 

UCCA to host ‘Taste of the Town: Food for Life’

UCCA to host ‘Taste of the Town: Food for Life’

United Community Concerns Association will host the 2nd annual Taste of the Town: Food for Life, an Elmhurst food and drink sampling event. It will take place on Thursday, May 17, from 6-10 p.m. at Wilder Mansion. The evening will showcase food, wine, and beer tastings from 17 Elmhurst businesses, […]

 
 

Craft Beer Fest hosts ‘Ticket Pre-Sale Party’ on May 19 at Pints

Craft Beer Fest hosts ‘Ticket Pre-Sale Party’ on May 19 at Pints

For lovers of craft beer, live music, and the camaraderie of a good beer fest, make plans to be at Pints Elmhurst on Saturday, May 19 from 2-4 p.m. for a special Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest ticket pre-sale event.

 
 

Glenbard East students among those injured in fire pit explosion in Glendale Heights.

  At least eight teenagers were injured following a fire pit explosion Saturday, April 28 in Glendale Heights. Glenbard East High School students were among those injured, according to published and television news reports. Glendale Heights police said the incident occurred at around 10:16 p.m. at a residence in the […]

 
 

Man sentenced to seven years for DUI hit-and-run. Incident took place in Villa Park.

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced last week that a Glen Ellyn man accused of a hit-and-run crash in Villa Park has been sentenced to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Lawrence Sieber, 64, of 89 S. Park Avenue, appeared at a sentencing hearing this afternoon […]

 
 

Celebrate International Museum Day with free activities

Trolley will shuttle between museums on regular schedule For the past 22 years, the City of Elmhurst has celebrated its commitment to cultural arts with a very special annual tradition—Elmhurst Museum Day. This international day of celebration commemorates the value that museums bring to the community as an important resource […]