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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 […]

 
 

Police arrest suspect in Dress Barn robbery

Police arrest suspect in Dress Barn robbery

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Last week, the Independent brought the news that an aggravated robbery took place on Friday, July 15 at about 8:30 p.m. at the Dress Barn store, located at 167 So. Rte. 83 in Elmhurst. According to Police Chief Michael Ruth, the offender had […]

 
 

City of Elmhurst unveils new fire truck Ladder vehicle for first-responders blessed by Father Andrew

City of Elmhurst unveils new fire truck  Ladder vehicle for first-responders blessed by Father Andrew

  By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Fire Department under direction of Interim Fire Chief Bill Anaszewicz officially unveiled its new tower ladder fire truck at a reception held on the morning of Monday, July 11. Anaszewicz thanked elected officials in attendance as well as the Apparatus […]

 
 

Timothy Christian holds Project Impact groundbreaking ceremony New junior-high and athletics arena on target for fall 2017 opening.

Timothy Christian holds Project Impact groundbreaking ceremony   New junior-high and athletics arena on target for fall 2017 opening.

By Mike Miazga Correspondent Timothy Christian Schools’ Project Impact recently took another major step toward reality. Timothy held a special groundbreaking ceremony on campus earlier last week that attracted some 250 people, which included students, parents, faculty and administration, community members, city of Elmhurst dignitaries, including Mayor Steve Morley, as […]

 
 

Aldermen frustrated with land purchase terms in IGA Healy: We’re spending taxpayer money to buy land the taxpayers already own

  By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent At the City Council meeting held Tuesday, July 5 (a day later than usual, due to the holiday), 5th Ward Alderman Jim Kennedy, Chair of the City’s Public Works and Buildings (PWB) Committee, offered an update on the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with […]

 
 

Cathy Richardson coming to Spring Road Music@Gazebo

Cathy Richardson coming to Spring Road Music@Gazebo

Vocalist is stand-in for Joplin, Slick in iconic rock bands By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Many have dubbed her the “best female voice in rock today,” and it may be true of this Grammy nominee and four-time DIY Music Award winner Cathy Richardson. Elmhurst residents will be able […]

 
 

Lombardian and Villa Park Review newspapers sold

Rock Valley Publishing purchases newspapers from E.A. MacKay Enterprises Bonnie MacKay, publisher of the Lombardian and Villa Park Review newspapers, announced the sale of the weekly newspapers to Rock Valley Publishing, located in Elmhurst. Rock Valley publishes The Independent Newspapers serving Elmhurst, Addison, Bensenville and Villa Park. The company also […]