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Elmhurst resident responsible for shaping United Center

Elmhurst resident responsible for shaping United Center

Senior project manager for McHugh Construction had to move “Michael Jordan” By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent An Elmhurst resident is living her dream with a well-respected company well known to Elmhurst that has allowed her to work as a senior project manager on a new atrium addition at […]

 
 

Senator: Illinois debt closer to $66,000 per person

Senator: Illinois debt closer to $66,000 per person

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois recently passed a milestone. The state’s backlog of unpaid bills topped $12.8 billion, enough to put every man, woman, and child on the hook for $1,000 in debt. But one state lawmaker says Illinois is in far worse shape than that. There are slightly less than […]

 
 


Petition signed by 700 parents questions student-led conferences


Petition signed by 700 parents questions student-led conferences

Speaker: Dist. 205 admin has ‘utterly wrecked parent-teacher relationships’ and trust By Dan McLeister
For The Elmhurst Independent Seven hundred parents have signed a petition questioning the use of “student-led conferences,” which are being implemented at Sandburg Middle School where regular parent-teacher conferences have previously been held. The student-led conference program […]

 
 

John Cullerton addresses College’s govt. forum

John Cullerton addresses College’s govt. forum

Support for redistricting reform; pension reform hard because unions opposed ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Senate President John Cullerton gave some candid remarks at the Elmhurst College 8th annual Governmental Forum on Friday, April 1, advocating for redistricting reform and blaming state unions’ lack of support for the General Assembly’s failure to […]

 
 

City announces new additions to its public safety forces

City announces new additions to its public safety forces

During swearing-in ceremonies on March 21 and March 24 respectively, Mayor Steve Morley welcomed firefighters Jace Weaver and Anthony Dames and police officers Raffaele DePinto, John Schmidt and Andrew Schroeder to the City of Elmhurst. Morley thanked them for their pledge to protect the community. With the fulfillment of these […]

 
 

Community Capsules

What’s happening at Villa Park Village Hall… By Paul DelGuidice For The Villa Park Independent The Villa Park Board of Trustees meeting held at Village Hall on Monday, March 27 began with Village President Deborah Bullwinkel reading a Proclamation naming the week of April 9 – 15 as National Library […]

 
 

Bill Shanklin to receive Jaycees’ DSA

Bill Shanklin to receive Jaycees’ DSA

Bill Shanklin to receive Jaycees’ DSA The Elmhurst Jaycees has announced that the recipient of the 65th annual Elmhurst Jaycees Distinguished Service Award (“DSA”) is William “Bill” Shanklin. First given in 1950, this annual award is the Jaycees’ way of recognizing a citizen for his/her long-term dedication to making Elmhurst […]

 
 

Semi-trailer gets stuck on railroad tracks

Semi-trailer gets stuck on railroad tracks

     A semi-trailer hit bottom at the Haven/Arlington railroad crossing on the morning of Friday, March 31.  The trailer, loaded with 17,000 pounds of household goods, completely blocked all three tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad’s “Chicago West Line.”  Metra service was disrupted and an inbound train was held at the […]

 
 

Local tax attorney warns of loss of tax refunds

Local tax attorney Patrick T. Sheehan warns that if you have not yet filed your federal Form 1040 tax return for 2013 with the IRS, any refund listed on that tax return will soon be barred by the refund statute of limitations. “Generally speaking, a taxpayer has three years from […]

 
 

DuPage County Stormwater Management operating flood control facilities

DuPage County Stormwater Management is currently operating Spring Creek Reservoir (Bloomingdale) and the Armstrong Park Reservoirs (Carol Stream), as well as several smaller, gravity-operated flood control facilities, following rainfall Thursday. Beginning early Thursday, DuPage County received up to two inches of rainfall countywide with the National Weather Service forecasting an […]