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York Township Caucus nominates candidates

Decision by caucus rather than election saves taxpayers $25,000 On Tuesday, Dec. 6, nearly 200 civic minded voters attended the York Township Republican Caucus at Glenbard East High School and cast their ballots to nominate John W. Valle for Township Supervisor, Deanna Wilkins for Township Assessor, Dick Schroeder for Township […]

 
 

Villa Park library looking to renovate, expand $10.6 million bond issue sought

By Paul DelGuidice For the Villa Park Independent Villa Park library officials addressed the Board of Trustees on Monday, Dec. 5 to request a bond issue referendum question be placed on the April 4, 2017 ballot asking residents to vote on funding for expansion, needed repairs and upgrades to the […]

 
 

City tax levy reduced by $500,000 excluding library levy Significant increases in police, fire pension contributions

By Dan McLeister For The Elmhurst Independent City Council has reduced the City 2016 tax levy, excluding the Library levy, by $500,000 from $10,381,752 in 2015 to $9,881,752 in 2016. That is a reduction of 4.82 percent or $27.52 in taxes for an average home of $361,297 market value when […]

 
 

Numbers don’t lie

Numbers don’t lie

IC Catholic Prep football team posted some eye-opening statistics this season. By Mike Miazga Correspondent The IC Catholic Prep football team’s run to the Class 3A state championship was an impressive one to say the least. And the Knights have the statistics to back it up. IC Catholic Prep went […]

 
 

Special Kids Day Holiday Party coming Dec. 7

Special Kids Day Holiday Party coming Dec. 7

Those with special needs and their families invited to Wilder Mansion By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 3:30-8 p.m., children with special needs and their families are invited to Wilder Mansion, 211 So. Prospect, for the annual Special Kids Day Holiday Party. The party […]

 
 

Fenton High School hosts Substitute Teacher Recruitment Fair

Fenton High School is hosting a Substitute Teacher Recruitment Fair on December 1 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the school’s community room. Mr. Eric Koranda, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Operations, will provide an overview of requirements, daily routine and compensation for substitute teachers. Please note a […]

 
 

Police arrest three for passing counterfeit bills

Police arrest three for passing counterfeit bills

Suspects charged with felony forgery By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Monday afternoon, Nov. 28, the Independent learned that on November 15 at 8 p.m., the Elmhurst police responded to the 100 block of York Road, where a male subject had attempted to pass a counterfeit $100-dollar bill […]

 
 

The Independent presents “I am thankful…” letters

The Independent presents “I am thankful…” letters

The children of Elmhurst share what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving… I am thankful for… God, Holidays, turkey, Thanksgiving. I am thankful for clothes, water, food, homes, school, World, Family, friends. I’m glad that people can learn and live. I love all Holidays. Name: Abby Age: 9 School: Field […]

 
 

IC Catholic Prep football team wins state championship

IC Catholic Prep football team wins state championship

Knights close out perfect campaign with another blowout victory. By Mike Miazga Correspondent Perfection! Domination! Those are the two words that sum up the IC Catholic Prep football team’s 2016 season. The Knights put the bow on a perfect 14-0 season with a 43-0 victory over Carlinville in the Class […]

 
 

IC beats Carlinville 43-0 to win State Championship

IC beats Carlinville 43-0 to win State Championship

Jordan Rowell (#35) dashes to Immaculate Conception’s fourth touchdown of the game in their Illinois High School Association Class 3A State Championship Game with the Carlinville Cavaliers. The IC Knights were leading 29-0 after one quarter of play. They led 29-0 at halftime as well. Photo by Daniel L. Chamness, […]