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City purchases two homes to support the Comprehensive Flooding Plan

City purchases two homes to support the Comprehensive Flooding Plan

Elmhurst – The City of Elmhurst recently purchased two homes, located on Geneva Avenue adjacent to East End Park. The purchase of homes at 289 N. Geneva Avenue and 285 N. Geneva Avenue will assist the City in providing flood reduction benefits to nine homes located west of East End […]

 
 

Fatal train accident victim has been identified

Fatal train accident victim has been identified

Elmhurst Police have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by an inbound Metra train on the Union Pacific rail line on Friday, October 9, 2015, at 3:20 p.m. On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, concerned neighbors reported that an elderly female resident who lived independently had not been seen […]

 
 

FAA claims less airplane noise when new runway opens

FAA claims less airplane noise when new runway opens

Morley: take complaints to congressmen   By Dan McLeister For The Elmhurst Independent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials said there would be less airplane noise when a new runway is scheduled to open October 15th. But they did not say how much less noise. During a meeting at Elmhurst City […]

 
 

Fraternal groups, businesses ask City to allow video gaming

Fraternal groups, businesses ask City to allow video gaming

Quigley: City policy is hurting its own local businesses By Dan McLeister For The Elmhurst Independent The Public Affairs and Safety (PAS) Committee is considering different options about allowing video gaming in Elmhurst: only for fraternal organizations like the American Legion and/or for restaurants with liquor licenses. Norm Leader (2nd […]

 
 

Council approves electronic signs in residential neighborhoods

Council approves electronic signs in residential neighborhoods

  “A bit contentious” issue on the table more than three years By Dan McLeister For The Elmhurst Independent In an unusual move Kevin York (4th Ward) made a motion to keep on the September 21st agenda discussion of electronic signs in residential neighborhoods. Scott Levin (5th Ward), the chairman […]

 
 

Honoring York Dukes of Distinction…

Honoring York Dukes of Distinction…

  Tom Marcucci YDAP salutes Susan Groenwald, Tom Marcucci By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Now in its 3rd year, the York Distinguished Alumni Program (YDAP) has selected another eight honorees who will be inducted at a special event in their honor in November. Following an arduous vetting procedure, […]

 
 

Police seek suspicious van that approached 12-year-old

Police seek suspicious van that approached 12-year-old

Elmhurst — On Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at approximately 5:56 p.m., Elmhurst Police Officers responded to the area of Chandler and Adelia for a suspicious vehicle. A 12-year-old Elmhurst resident reported that while walking in the area, a white minivan, described as possibly a Dodge Caravan with rust and tinted […]

 
 

Dog rescued from Elmhurst house fire

Dog rescued from Elmhurst house fire

Photo by Pete Cruger Fire Department responds to fire caused by soldering of pipes Elmhurst – On the afternoon of October 1 at 2:19 p.m., the Elmhurst Fire Department along with mutual aid companies responded to a report of single-family house fire in the 200 block of north Highland Avenue. Upon arrival […]

 
 

Park Board news…

Park Board news…

Here’s what’s happening at the Elmhurst Park District Elmhurst — The Elmhurst Park District Board held a regular meeting on Sept. 23 at the district’s administrative office at 375 W. First Street. All seven park board commissioners participated in the meeting. Commissioner Doug Ennis took part in the meeting via […]

 
 

And You Are…Bob McKeague

And You Are…Bob McKeague

Winner of 90+ Age Group, World Triathlon Grand Final By Jean Lawrence For The Elmhurst Independent A triathlon is a multi-sport athletic endeavor that only a small percentage of the population ever undertakes, regardless of their age. Yet at age 90 ½, Bob McKeague of Villa Park, who is active […]