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Chicago Woman Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail for Death of Family Cat

Chicago Woman Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail for Death of Family Cat

Judge bans her from owning companion animal for life   WHEATON – DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Kelly Palermo, 51, (d.o.b. 9/15/1964) of 5932 N. Ozanam, Chicago, has been sentenced to ninety days in the DuPage County Jail for her role in the stabbing death […]

 
 

Tree is planted at Sandburg in memory of Annie LeGere

Tree is planted at Sandburg in memory of Annie LeGere

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Following a long process in Springfield spearheaded by State Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst), dignitaries at the local and state and county level gathered to celebrate the passage of the Annie LeGere Law by planting a tree at Sandburg Middle School.   The event […]

 
 

North York landscape plan could take more than five years Consultant: Could be done faster if $6 million available

North York landscape plan could take more than five years  Consultant: Could be done faster if $6 million available

By Dan McLeister For the Elmhurst Independent The North York Street landscape plan could take more than five years to improve the eight blocks, but it could be done faster if $6 million is available, according to consultant Daniel Dalziel of 3D Design Studio. The goal is to unify the […]

 
 

Ninth Annual Lebanese Festival coming Sept. 9-10

Ninth Annual Lebanese Festival coming Sept. 9-10

Lombard – The 9th Annual Lebanese Food and Music Festival will take place at Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church in Lombard on Friday, Sept. 9 from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 10 from 2-11 p.m. The church is located at 950 No. Grace, one-half block north of North Ave. […]

 
 

Talkie Trot coming Sept. 18

Talkie Trot coming Sept. 18

Family Fun Walk to benefit the Center for Speech and Language Disorders Elmhurst – Registration is now open for CSLD’s Annual Talkie Trot Family Fun Walk taking place on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. This entertaining event for the whole family includes a short walk around […]

 
 

The Final Chapter

Legendary York coach Newton talks about his decision to retire at the end of the 2016 cross-country season; praises co-coach Charlie Kern Sr. By Mike Miazga Correspondent Sebastian Coe is one of the most famous and successful runners in the history of the sport. Britain’s Coe won back-to-back gold medals […]

 
 

One night only…

One night only…

Chicago cast of Tony & Tina’s Wedding to perform in Elmhurst By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Last week, the Independent was able to catch up with Butch Navarro of Navarro Catering & Events who is bringing the professional cast and crew of Tony & Tina’s Wedding to Elmhurst for […]

 
 

Married with three children, Newton has a rich athletic background of his own. He attended Parker High School on Chicago’s South Side where he won 12 varsity letters. In 1947, he was named a High School All-American. Northwestern University was his next stop where he was an outstanding sprinter for […]

 
 

The End of an Era… Coach Joe Newton: “This XC season to be my last” Kern takes reins as Interim; level of mobility needed sidelines legendary icon

The End of an Era…  Coach Joe Newton: “This XC season to be my last”  Kern takes reins as Interim; level of mobility needed sidelines legendary icon

  By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent To say it’s the “End of an Era” is an understatement. As they say, “you know the day’s coming, but you’re never prepared for it.” It might be the day you have to teach your teenager to drive or take the car […]

 
 

Glasses break, beds shake as O’Hare impacts Elmhurst City vows to fight as it joins Noise Compatibility Commission

By Dan McLeister For The Elmhurst Independent City Council voted to join the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission “in light of the ongoing, continuing negative impacts of airplane runway noise from O’Hare Field that are frequently articulated by residents.” A resident from N. Kenilworth said at an August 1st City Council […]