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Top Pizza Taste Of Elmhurst declared yummy success Malnati’s wins best overall; Mamma Maria’s, Roberto’s tie for second place

Top Pizza Taste Of Elmhurst declared yummy success Malnati’s wins best overall; Mamma Maria’s, Roberto’s tie for second place

  Approximately 500 guests attended this year’s Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst 2017, sponsored by the District 205 Foundation, and enjoyed selections from nine very generous local pizzerias. All of the pizzerias were standouts, getting recognition in at least one category. Fratellos received top honors for their specialty pizza, and […]

 
 

Dr. Malloy retires after long career with Elmhurst Hospital

Dr. Malloy retires after long career with Elmhurst Hospital

Foundation creates Career Enrichment Fund in her name By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent It’s one thing to retire — it’s another to leave a legacy — it’s better still when the workplace you’ve called home for almost 50 years sets up a new fund in your name. That […]

 
 

Suspect arrested in October shooting

Suspect arrested in October shooting

Frankfort man, arrested on unrelated charges, connected to incident By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On May 10, the Independent learned that a person had been arrested in connection with a shooting that took place last October on eastbound I-290 near North Avenue Allante James Sewell, 23, of Frankfort, […]

 
 

Tom Cullerton requests formal bipartisan investigation into Warehousegate

Tom Cullerton requests formal bipartisan investigation into Warehousegate

State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) requests a formal investigation into the overpriced Springfield warehouse the Department of Human Services leased to store state files. Cullerton and Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) submitted a formal request to Illinois Legislative Audit Commission co-chairs Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) and Representative Robert Rita […]

 
 

Elmhurst firefighters respond to two residential fires

Elmhurst firefighters respond to two residential fires

On Wednesday, May 10 at 7:52 p.m., Elmhurst fire companies responded to the 300 block of North Walnut for a possible structure fire after a lightning strike. Homeowners stated that the house shook and it sounded like a bomb went off. They checked the house, which had a slight odor […]

 
 

Resident awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation

Resident awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation

CFRE International has announced the newest Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFREs) and it includes local fundraiser Kate Bousum, CFRE, Child’s Voice Director of Advancement. This designation is held by more than 6,000 professionals worldwide. Those that receive the CFRE have met a series of rigorous standards set by CFRE International, […]

 
 

City’s new utility payment web site interface: Click2Gov

City’s new utility payment web site interface: Click2Gov

 The City is preparing to roll out a new web site interface for utility bill payments, called Click2Gov. This service offers up-to-date, online views of customer utility accounts, while also providing convenient payment options. The new interface is mobile friendly and will automatically resize according to the device you are […]

 
 

School Board Capsules

School Board Capsules

Here’s what’s going on at District 205… By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a meeting on May 9 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Two board members—Dr. Margaret Harrell and Chris Blum—were absent from the meeting. Parents […]

 
 

Gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker addresses ABT-Elmhurst

  On Wednesday, May 10, Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker introduced himself to members of Action for a Better Tomorrow-Elmhurst. ABT-Elmhurst is a 750+ member local chapter of Action for a Better Tomorrow, an Illinois progressive advocacy group working to improve policy on the local, state, and federal level. The […]

 
 

Park Board welcomes new member, elects VP

Park Board welcomes new member, elects VP

At the May 8th meeting of the Elmhurst Park Board, Vince Spaeth was re-elected president of the Board of Commissioners and Kevin Graf was elected Vice-President. Commissioners also welcomed Tim Sheehan to the board, who was elected to the Board in the April for the seat vacated by retired Board […]