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Rauner’s advisor on economic development paints bleak picture

Rauner’s advisor on economic development paints bleak picture

Biggest issues: fewer jobs, workers comp, licensing By Dee Longfellow For The Independent On Wednesday, Feb. 8, a small group of Chamber members joined Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry president & CEO John R. Quigley on a one-day trip to Springfield for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Summit. […]

 
 

Guilty Verdict For West Chicago Man Charged With Aggravated DUI in Deadly Crash

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Omar Montoya Medina, 31 (d.o.b. 7/1/1985) of 144 E. Pomeroy Street, West Chicago, has been found guilty of causing a December, 2014 crash that claimed the life of Antonio Alvarez, 37. Today’s verdict was rendered by Judge Brian Telander following […]

 
 

Structure appears at former Plass site

Structure appears at former Plass site

photo by Dee Longfellow This structure has appeared on the property where Plass Appliances used to stand. According to the City it is a temporary storage unit for construction materials. Apparently, construction will be moving forward at the site, which is planned to be a business and retail complex with […]

 
 

Late breaking police news…

Late breaking police news…

Accidental shooting leads to weapons charge; youth sell stolen merchandise By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to a release issued by Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth, an Elmhurst shop owner was duped into purchasing his own stolen merchandise which had been lifted by six kids previously the same […]

 
 

EEDC welcomes new appointees, elects officers

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to a release issued by the City of Elmhurst, the Elmhurst Economic Development Commission (EEDC) has not only appointed two new members but also elected new officers. Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley recently appointed Julie Coan, vice president of merchandising for McMaster-Carr Supply […]

 
 

Rauner’s “Grand Bargain” may help fund schools

Rauner’s “Grand Bargain” may help fund schools

Dept. of Revenue says effort designed to get rid of logjam By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent It was at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Summit held in Springfield on Feb. 8 that some people just heard about the “Grand Bargain” being contemplated by the Illinois legislature. The Grand […]

 
 

Play Station robbery nets Bolingbrook man 15 years behind bars

Play Station robbery nets Bolingbrook man 15 years behind bars

WHEATON – DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that a Bolingbrook man accused of stealing a PlayStation video game system from a man he met via Craigslist has been sentenced to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Jason Taylor, 20 (d.o.b. 10/8/1996) of 1491 Breezeway, […]

 
 

Group Home worker charged after slapping disabled resident

  Evidence provided via video recording By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent In a conversation with Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth on Monday, Jan. 30, the Independent learned there had been a case of an employee reportedly slapping a disabled resident of an adult group home in Elmhurst. Ruth […]

 
 

League to host Candidate forum

League to host Candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of Elmhurst will host a Candidate Forum on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York St. Candidates for the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Elections for Elmhurst Park Board, Elmhurst City Council Aldermen, Elmhurst Unit School District […]

 
 

Location, financing key for indoor sports facility

Location, financing key for indoor sports facility

Elmhurst College mentioned as possible site By Dan McLeister
For The Elmhurst Independent Elmhurst College might be a partner along with the City and the Park District in a possible indoor sports center. John Quigley, an alumnus of the college and president and CEO of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce, mentioned […]