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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 […]

 
 

Elmhurst man struck, killed by Metra train

Elmhurst man struck, killed by Metra train

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to a release issued by Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth, the police department is investigating a fatal pedestrian railway accident that occurred on Sunday evening. At 11:15 p.m. on June 19, an outbound Metra train struck a pedestrian who was standing on […]

 
 

Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts Scores Touchdown! Fundraiser Features Grand Prize Raffle Tickets – DA BEARS!

Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts Scores Touchdown! Fundraiser Features Grand Prize Raffle Tickets – DA BEARS!

Elmhurst, Illinois, June 17, 2016: Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts, a new initiative to build a multi-stage venue in downtown Elmhurst, announces its first social and fundraising event—a summer Patio Party and Open House, to be held at Flight 112 Wine Bar & Restaurant. On Wednesday, July 13, friends, supporters, […]

 
 

The City of Elmhurst launches ExploreElmhurst.com

The City of Elmhurst launches ExploreElmhurst.com

Calendar of events, things to do, places to stay, business and organization information and more to showcase Elmhurst’s great offerings Elmhurst— The City of Elmhurst has launched www.ExploreElmhurst.com, a newly branded website focused on offering residents and visitors an all-access guide to discovering what there is to see and do […]

 
 

The City of Elmhurst Kicks off the 2016 Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley Program

The City of Elmhurst Kicks off the 2016 Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley Program

  Elmhurst —Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 3rd through September 18th, residents and visitors can take a FREE ride on the Explore Elmhurst Express, a bright yellow and green trolley stopping at 6 locations in Elmhurst. No tickets are needed to ride the Explore Elmhurst Express connecting downtown Elmhurst […]

 
 

Correction: Park District ground-breaking to be held at 10:00 a.m.

The Independent incorrectly listed the ground-breaking for the Playground For Everyone at 1:00. The correct time is 10:00 a.m., Saturday June 18. The correct release follows: Park Dist. plans ground-breaking at Butterfield Elmhurst — On Saturday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m., the Elmhurst Park District invites the public to join […]

 
 

Police start up Neighborhood Roll Calls again Ruth: We’ve changed patrol strategy to include more visibility

Police start up Neighborhood Roll Calls again  Ruth: We’ve changed patrol strategy to include more visibility

  By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent It was a warm sunny evening on Tuesday, June 7, when Elmhurst police officers held their second Neighborhood Roll Call at Third and Ridgeland, encouraging neighbors to come out and say hello. An initiative of Police Chief Michael Ruth, roll calls in […]

 
 

Judge throws out Lucky Motors countersuit of City Elmhurst says company in breach of contract, owes $145,000 to taxpayers

  By Dee Longfellow For The Independent Elmhurst officials filed a suit in February against Lucky Motors, a company that located itself at 817 N. Church Road near the other Grand Avenue car dealers in exchange for some healthy tax incentives. The suit was brought forth due to the fact […]

 
 

Emerson School last day clap out

Emerson School last day clap out

  The last day of school at Emerson Elementary is celebrated. The event is a tradition of parents and 4th grade students lining up and clapping out the last time out of Emerson for the 5th graders moving on to Churchville. Congratulations graduates! Video courtesy of All Corporate Video