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Bill to allow voters to eliminate some townships via referendum passes House

Bill to allow voters to eliminate some townships via referendum passes House

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The Illinois House overwhelmingly approved legislation last week that would allow voters to dissolve townships that share boundaries with a municipality. House Bill 496, sponsored by State Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, passed by a vote of 111-2. If approved in the Senate and signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, the […]

 
 

Educator input sought for Performing Arts Center

Educator input sought for Performing Arts Center

ECPA to meet with local teachers, administrators After extensive planning, the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts (ECPA) initiative was presented to the community about a year ago with the goal of building a center for music, theater, dance and comedy anchored in Elmhurst. Momentum continues to build, thanks to a […]

 
 

Election night brings no surprises

Election night brings no surprises

All three props in Addison Township pass By Dee Longfellow For The Independent   With only one contested race on the entire City slate in Elmhurst, Election night was a bit slow, but in a good way — no one was nervous about any close fights. The contested election was […]

 
 

Hoop House owners sue City

Hoop House owners sue City

Virgils seek allowance to keep membrane structure in yard, court fees By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Late last week, the Independent learned that on March 23, a complaint for administrative review was filed by Nicole and Dan Virgil in the DuPage County Circuit Court against the City of […]

 
 

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 […]