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Chrysalis Custom Hair emerges in Elmhurst; Creates custom wigs especially for women living with cancer

Kimberly Johnson, owner of Elmhurst’s new Chrysalis Custom Hair, 565 N. York St., gently sets a human hair wig on a display styling head and readies it for cutting and styling by an expert stylist. Chrysalis is open six days a week by appointment only and serves women living with cancer. Visit chrysaliscustomhair.com for more information.

By Patti Pagni For The Elmhurst Independent   Before a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis – its protective shell — it must go through many stages of change, not all of which are as beautiful as the colorful butterfly ready to spread its wings. As a cancer-support specialist, Kimberly Johnson […]

 
 

Election Commission announces early voting, grace period registration

The DuPage County Election Commission is informing the voting public that early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election began on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the DuPage County Election Commission office, located on the first floor of the Administration Building in the DuPage County Government Campus at 421 North County […]

 
 

County announces first death from West Nile virus

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) has confirmed the first human death due to West Nile virus (WNV) infection. A DuPage County resident over the age of 65 who became ill in early September with WNV has died. There have been 14 human cases reported in DuPage County in 2018. […]

 
 

Park Board Capsules

What’s happening at the Elmhurst Park District By Chris Fox   The Elmhurst Park District Board held a regular meeting on Sept. 24 at the district’s administrative office at 375 W. First Street. All seven board members attended the meeting.   Public urges reduction in use of pesticides Four people […]

 
 

School Board Capsules

Here’s what’s happening at District 205 By Chris Fox     The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on Sept. 25 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Board member John McDonough was absent from the meeting.   Hearing held, 2018-19 FY budget […]

 
 

Eagle Scout project nets one ton of recyclables

Eagle Scout project nets one ton of recyclables

On Saturday, Sept. 8, Boy Scout Joseph Black (front row, 4th from left) from Troop 82 and his fellow Scout volunteers managed to collect almost a full ton of used electronics as his Eagle Scout project. Residents brought printers, laptops, cell phones and other items to the Immanuel Lutheran Church […]

 
 

Elmhurst 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 September 10 at the district’s administrative office at 375 W. First Street. All seven board members attended the meeting, with Commissioner Doug Ennis […]

 
 

League of Women Voters hold meeting on District 205 Referendum

League of Women Voters hold meeting on District 205 Referendum

Join the League of Women Voters of Elmhurst on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., to hear about the ballot initiative for Community Unit School District 205. Associate Superintendent Mary Henderson and Executive Director of Communications, Bev Redmond will explain the […]

 
 

Bond set for Elmhurst man charged with videotaping 17-year-old girl

Bond set for Elmhurst man charged with videotaping 17-year-old girl

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced on Friday, Sept. 14, that an Elmhurst man has been charged with Unauthorized Video Recording, a Class 3 Felony, for allegedly videotaping a 17-year-old girl at an Elmhurst residence. Alberto Garcia, 34, of 989 No. York Road, appeared in Bond Court this […]

 
 

Chicago man arraigned on charges he stole $9,000 worth of cigarettes; Berlin praises Elmhurst police for quick apprehension of suspect

Chicago man arraigned on charges he stole $9,000 worth of cigarettes; Berlin praises Elmhurst police for quick apprehension of suspect

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth announced last week that a Chicago man has been arraigned on charges that he stole more than 100 cartons of cigarettes from an Elmhurst gas station. Elijah Jones, 63, of 6751 S. Prairie in Chicago, entered […]