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Hospital Foundation awards teen volunteer scholarships

Hospital Foundation awards teen volunteer scholarships

The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (EMH) Foundation has awarded $22,000 in Teen Volunteer Health Profession Scholarships to 12 area high school students who volunteer at Elmhurst Hospital and plan to pursue careers in a health-related field. Recipients, their high schools and areas of study are: Samiyya Ahmed, York, Physician Amanda Bardhoshi, […]

 
 

Salon working to expand the reach of skin cancer detection

Salon working to expand the reach of skin cancer detection

One doesn’t typically think of going to the salon to find about the potential for skin cancer, but it’s an idea that is catching on, and one to which a Lombard salon has subscribed. 18/8 Fine Men’s Salon, located at The Shops on Butterfield, adjacent to the Yorktown Shopping Center, […]

 
 

Terri Hemmert to receive honorary doctorate from Elmhurst College

Terri Hemmert to receive honorary doctorate from Elmhurst College

Life-long Beatles fan reflects on college days, famous folks, her busy life today By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent It’s hard to imagine anyone living in Chicago who is not familiar with disc jockey Terri Hemmert of WXRT radio, if not from her radio show, then from her many […]

 
 

Montini Catholic Mathletes placed ninth in State Competition

Montini Catholic Mathletes placed ninth in State Competition

Congratulations went out to Montini Catholic’s Bronco Mathletes for their ninth place victory at the ICTM (The Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics) State Math Competition (Division 2A) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. A total of 48 schools competed in Division 2A this year. Individual Medal Winner: Jake […]

 
 

To the rescue…

To the rescue…

Local company helps Int’l Humane Society save dogs slated for slaughter By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent It sounded a bit sensational, perhaps a little over-the-top when the Independent heard about a local effort to “rescue dogs from Korean restaurants.” It conjured up scenes from Lady & The Tramp, […]

 
 

Bond set at $150,000 for teacher accused of possessing child pornography

Bond set at $150,000 for teacher accused of possessing child pornography

Suspect is resident of Elmhurst DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced last week that bond has been set at $150,000 with 10% to apply for a St. Charles East High School teacher charged with possession of child pornography. Gregory Burgener, 63, of 437 W. Fremont, Elmhurst, appeared in […]

 
 

Independent joins other publications in search of local veterans’ photos

Independent joins other publications in search of local veterans’ photos

The Illinois Press Association recently sent this newspaper information on The Wall of Faces, coordinated by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. We were surprised to read that there are photos missing for more than 500 Illinois servicemen and women who had either killed in action or went missing during the […]

 
 

IC Catholic Prep announces new Assistant Principal

IC Catholic Prep announces new Assistant Principal

IC Catholic Prep (ICCP) has announced that Mrs. Nikki Kanzia will join the staff as Assistant Principal, Director of Admissions and Student Life. Since 2014, Kanzia has served as the Principal at St. Scholastica Parish School in Woodridge, focusing on curriculum, recruitment, marketing, advancement and fundraising. In addition, she has […]

 
 

Villa Park teen’s body found in Des Plaines River after days-long search: Sheriff’s office

Villa Park teen’s body found in Des Plaines River after days-long search: Sheriff’s office

Cameron Sanders, 16, was found 150 feet from where he jumped off Rainbow Bridge, police said. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thursday it has recovered the body of Cameron Sanders, 16, who jumped into the Des Plaines River on Saturday. The sheriff’s office said Sanders’ body was located at […]

 
 

Community Bank of Elmhurst reports robbery

Community Bank of Elmhurst reports robbery

Elmhurst police are investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred at the Community Bank of Elmhurst, 330 Butterfield Rd. On May 18, at 5:00 p.m. a male/white, 35 yrs, 6ft., 160 lbs, with a buzzcut, wearing sun glasses and a white/blue striped hoodie with blue jeans entered the bank and […]