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First Responders Breakfast will raise funds for defibrillator units Community urged to attend to thank brave police, fire personnel

First Responders Breakfast will raise funds for defibrillator units  Community urged to attend to thank brave police, fire personnel

By Dee Longfellow For The Villa Park Independent On Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, a local not-for-profit organization called Barks and Boots is hosting a breakfast just for First Responders which will help raise funds to purchase Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) units for the Villa Park […]

 
 

Boyfriend charged in murder of woman found at White Pines

Boyfriend charged in murder of woman found at White Pines

Body discovered at golf club entrance by employee By Dee Longfellow For The Independent On Thursday, Sept. 29 at about 8:15 a.m., an unsuspecting employee of White Pines Golf Course in Bensenville arrived at work to find the body of a deceased woman at the entrance to the club. Following […]

 
 

Scheduled Rock Blasting performed at the Elmhurst Quarry Friday

Scheduled Rock Blasting performed at the Elmhurst Quarry Friday

Elmhurst, IL —  Scheduled Rock Blasting was performed at the Elmhurst Quarry on Friday September 16th at 4:25 p.m. Ludwig Explosives, a contractor who has been hired by the City of Elmhurst, performed the scheduled rock blasting in conjunction with the Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen Stormwater Improvement Project. The contractor sounded a series of […]

 
 

Park Board news…

Park Board news…

Here’s what’s going on at the Elmhurst Park District… By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Park District Board held a regular meeting on Sept. 12 at the district’s administrative building at 375 W. First Street. All seven commissioners attended the meeting. There were no public comments. Lakota […]

 
 

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 […]