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Romance comes to Elmhurst Hospital

Romance comes to Elmhurst Hospital

After health scare, couple decides to wed RIGHT NOW! By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent “I’d asked her before to marry me,” said Tom King, the groom in a last-minute impromptu wedding hat took place on Saturday, June 10 in the chapel of Elmhurst Hospital. “She just always put […]

 
 

Gov. Rauner urges lawmakers to pass GOP ‘compromise’ budget plan; Democrats scoff

Gov. Rauner urges lawmakers to pass GOP ‘compromise’ budget plan; Democrats scoff

By Dan McCaleb, Greg Bishop and Cole Lauterbach Illinois News Network Almost two full years into a budget impasse that has Illinois’ debt soaring and its bond rating plummeting, Gov. Bruce Rauner is calling on state lawmakers to approve his preferred budget plan during a 10-day special session that begins […]

 
 

Elmhurst loses a pillar of the community

Elmhurst loses a pillar of the community

Darrell Whistler passes away at 83 By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Some people — many people, really — are active in the community. Every now and then, there comes a person who literally IS the community. One such person is Darrell Whistler, who has been the community for […]

 
 

Villa Park’s 12th annual Summerfest opens Friday

Villa Park’s 12th annual Summerfest opens Friday

  Balloon hats like these kids are wearing are just one of the many fun things available as the community comes to downtown Villa Park at Ardmore and Park Blvd. by the Ruggard Gazebo for the 12th annual Summerfest. The “Date Night” Car Show takes place Friday from 6-11 p.m. […]

 
 

Illinois Republicans reveal new budget plan with tax hikes, say Rauner supports it

Illinois Republicans reveal new budget plan with tax hikes, say Rauner supports it

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois legislative Republicans on Wednesday unveiled a new budget plan that they say is balanced and includes meaningful reforms to grow the economy. It also includes tax increases. At a news conference at Chicago’s Thompson Center attended by several GOP senators and representatives, Republican lawmakers said their […]

 
 

York’s ‘West Side Story’ Named Best Production at Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards

York’s ‘West Side Story’ Named Best Production at Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards

On June 5, at the Broadway Playhouse, York Community High School’s “West Side Story” was named Best Production at the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. “It is a humbling and incredible honor for all involved” said Rebecca Marianetti, Director of the production. “In addition to our amazing actors, musicians […]

 
 

Police standoff ends with suspect’s arrest

Police standoff ends with suspect’s arrest

  By Dee Longfellow For The Independent   Yesterday, Wednesday, June 7, at about 8 p.m., the Independent received a tip that a hostage situation was underway in the 200 block of Plymouth in Villa Park. A witness saw a large group of police vehicles surrounding a residence and viewed […]

 
 

Elmhurst Community Programs – June 2017

Elmhurst Community Programs – June 2017

Programs air on COMCAST Channel 6 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 Programs may also be found at ElmhurstTV.com Elmhurst Now! #33 Host: Ken Bartels Guests: Jean Carlquist & Anne Olson, 100+ Women Who Care Julie Miller Sheehan & Patrick Sheehan, Hops For Humanity Sundays at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 6 […]

 
 

DuPage Habitat for Humanity welcomes new homeowners to Bensenville

DuPage Habitat for Humanity welcomes new homeowners to Bensenville

On May 19, 2017, DuPage Habitat for Humanity held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to welcome the Bish family to their new home in Bensenville. The ceremony included a house blessing, presentation of the keys and a ribbon cutting. Tony Bish, a single father of four, had been struggling to support […]

 
 

Fire Department debuts new ALS Rapid Response Vehicle

Fire Department debuts new ALS Rapid Response Vehicle

Unveiled at Dancing Under the Stars event Members of the Elmhurst Fire Department displayed their brand new advanced life support (ALS) Rapid Response Vehicle at the “Dancing Under the Stars” event held at the Addison Parking Garage to thank the City of Elmhurst for its part in supporting the program. […]