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Totally for the Tooles

Totally for the Tooles

No Frills Fun Run events raise more than 80K for family in need By Patti Pagni For The Elmhurst Independent There may not have been a lot of frills, but there sure were a lot of friends and families who joined the 6th annual No Frills Fun Run that kicked […]

 
 

ESO announces Stanger audition winners

ESO announces Stanger audition winners

First place Aditi Prakash will perform at future Symphony concert Held on February 11 at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church in Elmhurst, the competition showcased 25 outstanding high school musicians from many of the western suburbs. Special thanks go to this year’s judges, Jean Hatmaker, Susan Merdinger and Dianne Ryan, who […]

 
 

Symphony receives most grant dollars among list of 14 applicants

Symphony receives most grant dollars among list of 14 applicants

City program supports community organizations By Dan McLeister
 for The Elmhurst Independent At a recent meeting of the Explore Elmhurst Community Grant Committee, the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra received the highest grant of $25,000 in the City’s community grant program. The money was to assist with costs associated with the first […]

 
 

What an orientation to a new job in a new City!

What an orientation to a new job in a new City!

Elmhurst Fire Chief Thomas Freeman had barely found the coat rack in his office when one of the biggest and most potentially dangerous fires in Elmhurst’s recent history broke out and burned for more than 18 hours. The fire, at VIP Occasions bridal salon and formalwear store on North York […]

 
 

Council Capsules…

Council Capsules…

Here’s what’s going on at Elmhurst City Hall… By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Here are some of the items that passed the Elmhurst City Council on Monday, March 6: • Accounts Payable was approved in the amount of $7,559,149. • A liquor license request from Beerhead Bar & […]

 
 

Zoning Group rejects plan for Extended Care expansion

Unusual deliberation meeting includes court reporter By Dan McLeister
for The Elmhurst Independent In an unusual deliberation meeting on February 9th, the Zoning and Planning Commission (ZPC) rejected an expansion plan for the Elmhurst Extended Care facility on Lake Street east of York Street. The next step is for three aldermen […]

 
 

Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts update

Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts update

Volunteers sought for upcoming events; board saves big on studies By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Last week, the Elmhurst Independent received a release with an update on the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts (ECPA) and its latest endeavors. Later in the week, the Independent caught up with Board […]

 
 

DuPage Narcan Program releases annual report: increase in Opioid related deaths and Narcan saves

DuPage Narcan Program releases annual report: increase in Opioid related deaths and Narcan saves

The DuPage Narcan Program (DNP) has released its annual report and, according to Dr. Richard Jorgensen, DuPage County Coroner, the county saw a sharp increase in deaths and saves related to opioid overdoses. There were 78 deaths and 145 saves related to opioid overdoses in 2016. The number of deaths […]

 
 

Elmhurst Police Department awarded grant

The Elmhurst Police Department has once again been awarded a traffic enforcement grant by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The goal of this grant is to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes with additional enforcement of DUI and seatbelt laws. The next campaign of this grant will begin on […]

 
 

Metra seeks input about potential fare options

Metra seeks input about potential fare options

Metra is seeking input from the public through an online survey to ask what its customers, former customers and prospective customers think about a variety of potential fare and ticket options, including off-peak and reverse-commute pricing, one-day and seven-day passes, loyalty programs and other ideas. The survey also asks about […]