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Congressman Krishnamoorthi calls on Congress and Executive Branch to address hate crimes

Congressman Krishnamoorthi calls on Congress and Executive Branch to address hate crimes

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the statement below in response to reports that the shooting in Olathe, Kansas yesterday, which left two wounded and one dead, was specifically motivated by the race of two of the victims. Witnesses to the shooting state that prior to opening fire, the attacker uttered racial […]

 
 

Village invites residents to meetings related to referendum question

First meeting set for March 7 The Village of Villa Park will hold a pair of community outreach meetings regarding the sales-tax referendum on the ballot in the April 4 election. The meetings will take place Tuesday, March 7, and Thursday, March 23. Both meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. […]

 
 

Bulthuis makes his case for village president

Bulthuis makes his case for village president

  Longtime trustee runs in three-way race By Chris Fox Lombardian-Villa Park Review Staff Reporter Villa Park Village Trustee Albert Bulthuis has spent the last decade on the village board. After 10 years as a trustee, he’s hoping to win this year’s election for village president. Bulthuis is running in […]

 
 

Citywide Community Church devoted to inclusivity, peace, social justice

Citywide Community Church devoted to inclusivity, peace, social justice

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent By now, most people realize that the former Lutheran Church on North Avenue a few blocks west of York St. was purchased and transformed into the Masonic Lodge a few years ago. Since that time, the Lodge has found others to share the […]

 
 

Questions about safety still shroud downtown daycare facility

Questions about safety still shroud downtown daycare facility

DPZ Committee members stand by Majority, Minority reports By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent It left a number of people scratching their heads at the last City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, when the Majority and Minority reports about the Mladenoff Day Care Conditional Use were pulled from […]

 
 

Results of VIP Occasions investigation inconclusive

Results of VIP Occasions investigation inconclusive

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Monday, Feb. 21, after the Elmhurst City Council meeting, the Independent caught up to Fire Chief Thomas Freeman to ask if there was any news about the cause of the massive fire at VIP Occasions at York Freeman said all tests done […]

 
 

Neighbors object to second plan by Elmhurst Extended Care

Proposed building footprint reduced by more than half By Dan McLeister
For The Elmhurst Independent Elmhurst Extended Care has submitted a new application which reduces the footprint of the proposed building addition from 32,129 square feet to 15,481 by constructing a new two-story building. But ten residents objected at a public […]

 
 

Elmhurst Trolley at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Elmhurst Trolley at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Join the fun for the 21st Annual Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday March 4 starting at 12 noon. New to the parade this year is the Elmhurst Trolley with trolley service before and after the parade. Hop on at any of the six trolley stops from 9:30 a.m. – […]

 
 

Oak Meadows golf course gets a facelift, new name

Oak Meadows golf course gets a facelift, new name

Design has fewer golf holes, more appeal to bikers, joggers The fairways where the legendary Ben Hogan once walked will now be known as The Preserve at Oak Meadows. The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County on Tuesday, formally renamed what had been known for 30 years as the Oak […]

 
 

Train station coffee shop to change hands

Train station coffee shop to change hands

Morning Blend now Crack of Dawn By Paul DelGuidice For the Villa Park Independent The story is true, but the name has been changed to protect the caffeinated. Commuters using the Metra Station on Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park will still be able to get their morning coffee before boarding […]