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Council Capsules…

Council Capsules…

Here’s what’s going on at Elmhurst City Hall… By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Here are some of the items that passed the Elmhurst City Council on Monday, March 6: • Accounts Payable was approved in the amount of $7,559,149. • A liquor license request from Beerhead Bar & […]

 
 

Zoning Group rejects plan for Extended Care expansion

Unusual deliberation meeting includes court reporter By Dan McLeister
for The Elmhurst Independent In an unusual deliberation meeting on February 9th, the Zoning and Planning Commission (ZPC) rejected an expansion plan for the Elmhurst Extended Care facility on Lake Street east of York Street. The next step is for three aldermen […]

 
 

Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts update

Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts update

Volunteers sought for upcoming events; board saves big on studies By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Last week, the Elmhurst Independent received a release with an update on the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts (ECPA) and its latest endeavors. Later in the week, the Independent caught up with Board […]

 
 

DuPage Narcan Program releases annual report: increase in Opioid related deaths and Narcan saves

DuPage Narcan Program releases annual report: increase in Opioid related deaths and Narcan saves

The DuPage Narcan Program (DNP) has released its annual report and, according to Dr. Richard Jorgensen, DuPage County Coroner, the county saw a sharp increase in deaths and saves related to opioid overdoses. There were 78 deaths and 145 saves related to opioid overdoses in 2016. The number of deaths […]

 
 

Elmhurst Police Department awarded grant

The Elmhurst Police Department has once again been awarded a traffic enforcement grant by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The goal of this grant is to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes with additional enforcement of DUI and seatbelt laws. The next campaign of this grant will begin on […]

 
 

Metra seeks input about potential fare options

Metra seeks input about potential fare options

Metra is seeking input from the public through an online survey to ask what its customers, former customers and prospective customers think about a variety of potential fare and ticket options, including off-peak and reverse-commute pricing, one-day and seven-day passes, loyalty programs and other ideas. The survey also asks about […]

 
 

Symphony receives most grant dollars among list of 14 applicants

Symphony receives most grant dollars among list of 14 applicants

City program supports community organizations By Dan McLeister
for The Elmhurst Independent At a recent meeting of the Explore Elmhurst Community Grant Committee, the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra received the highest grant of $25,000 in the City’s community grant program. The money was to assist with costs associated with the first two […]

 
 

Edward-Elmhurst’s Pam Davis honored with Career Achievement Award

Edward-Elmhurst’s Pam Davis honored with Career Achievement Award

Chicago Health Executives Forum(CHEF), the largest independent chapter of the American College of Health Executives (ACHE), has honored Pam Davis, system CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health, with its prestigious Career Achievement Award. The announcement was made at the 41st CHEF annual meeting on February 28 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. “I can’t […]

 
 

Insurance plan legislation moves to Senate

Insurance plan legislation moves to Senate

Legislation that ensures access to the State Employees Group Insurance Plan for adopted children of plan participants was approved unanimously in the Illinois House of Representatives recently. Specifically, HB 817 creates a uniform definition of terms for interstate adoptions as they relate to the availability of state health insurance coverage. […]

 
 

More state government consolidation a step closer

DuPage County’s successful government consolidation model is expected to save taxpayers more than $100 million over the next 20 years. To take local government consolidation to the next level in Illinois, state Sen. Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) passed Senate Bill 3, which will spread DuPage County’s bipartisan government consolidation model […]