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IC Catholic Prep announces new president

IC Catholic Prep announces new president

The IC Catholic Prep (ICCP) Administration and Board of Directors have announced that they have selected Tom Schergen to serve as the new President of IC Catholic Prep. Following an extensive search, Schergen was chosen to succeed interim President, Amy Fahey, and will begin his presidency this summer.   In July […]

 
 

Armed robbery at Clark gas station on Addison Ave.

Armed robbery at Clark gas station on Addison Ave.

Robber makes off with cash Elmhurst Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at Clark gas station on the corner of 2nd and Addison Avenue at 4:35 p.m. Police are searching for a male/black in his early 20’s who was wearing a green surgical mask, light gray hoodie, and […]

 
 

Willowbrook senior receives Evans Scholarship

Willowbrook senior receives Evans Scholarship

Willowbrook senior Patricia Perez was recently named as a recipient of a Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies. The scholarship is awarded from the Evans Scholars Foundation, a charitable trust that provides full, four-year tuition and housing college scholarships to deserving caddies. Perez has been a caddie at Glen Oak Country […]

 
 

Center for Gifted recognized with business excellence award

The Business Ledger recognized The Center for Gifted with a business excellence award in the educational institutional, entity or program category. The Center for Gifted is a successful nonprofit organization providing year-round interactive programming to engage children with keen interests in academics. Along with nineteen other suburban businesses and organizations, […]

 
 

Elmhurst missing person identified

Elmhurst missing person identified

At approximately 1:20 pm on Friday, April 21, 2017, the DuPage County Coroner’s Office was notified by the Elmhurst Police Department of a deceased male subject lying on the bottom of the Elmhurst-Chicago Stone quarry. Upon our arrival, Elmhurst Police informed this office that their department took a missing and endangered subject […]

 
 

Local governments must take lead in reducing tax burden

Local governments must take lead in reducing tax burden

By Dan McCaleb It’s been business as usual in Springfield during the 2017 legislative session, minus one particularly vocal component. As lawmakers debated a “Grand Bargain” that is much more grand rip-off for taxpayers, longtime state Rep. Jack Franks is, for the first time in 18 years, not participating directly in […]

 
 

Illinois democracy is an empty shell

Illinois democracy is an empty shell

Good news: Springfield is working. Don’t believe me? How else could you explain the following? On March 29, an Illinois House committee passed 1,464 bills with unanimous support. In a time of partisan divide, Illinoisans should rejoice at such efficiency, such cooperation, such competence. But a closer look at these […]

 
 

DuPage County Undersheriff announces inaugural deployment of EpiPens by police in Illinois

DuPage County Undersheriff announces inaugural deployment of EpiPens by police in Illinois

Undersheriff Frank Bibbiano is proud of the relationship that was forged between the Sheriff’s Office, Shelly LeGere, County Board member Pete DiCianni, Senator Chris Nybo and the DuPage County Health Department. Bibbiano said, “It’s this collaborative effort that really paved the way for this significant moment in law enforcement. I […]

 
 

Farewell to Healy

Farewell to Healy

  photo by Dee Longfellow City bids farewell to Healy, Wagner Fifth Ward Alderman Chris Healy (left) and Seventh Ward Alderman Pat Wagner hold plaques that now bear the name plates that were used to identify them on the dais of Elmhurst City Council for the past eight years. Both […]

 
 

Cronin talks government consolidation, Transform program

Cronin talks government consolidation, Transform program

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent Last week, DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin addressed state legislators about his TransForm Illinois program and his efforts to reduce the size of government in Illinois. “It takes a lot of hard work, but consolidation is the only way to shrink the number of […]