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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 […]

 
 

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 […]