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Bensenville Police requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person

Bensenville Police requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person

The Bensenville Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person.  Yesterday, at about 8:00 a.m., David Brown, also known as Slim, left the Bridgeway Senior Living Center at 111 E. Washington in Bensenville where he is a resident.  He has not returned nor been able to […]

 
 

About the upcoming Primary Election…

About the upcoming Primary Election…

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent In this week’s issue, the Independent is providing a list of all the candidates seeking office in the upcoming Primary Election by party affiliation. Next week, there will be profiles on the candidates in the U.S. House of Representatives race for Dist. 8, as […]

 
 

Walk to the Moon and Back fundraiser planned Event kicks off Annie’s Allergy Awareness Walk

Walk to the Moon and Back fundraiser planned  Event kicks off Annie’s Allergy Awareness Walk

  ELMHURST – Of course you can’t walk to the moon and back, but if Shelley LeGere has anything to do with it, the sky’s the limit when it comes to awareness raised about the seriousness of severe allergic reactions. A kickoff to benefit the To The Moon and Back/Annie […]

 
 

DiCianni, lone Republican nominee for 8th Congressional Seat Files 4,000 petition signatures, more than any candidate

DiCianni, lone Republican nominee for 8th Congressional Seat  Files 4,000 petition signatures, more than any candidate

ELMHURST – DuPage County Board member Pete DiCianni will be the lone Republican candidate on 2016’s primary ballot for the U.S. Congress 8th District seat. The Illinois Board of Elections has officially ruled three GOP challengers as ineligible to appear on the GOP ballot due to lack of qualifying signatures. […]

 
 

Food pantry open for business Newly-built facility offers more dignity to clients

Food pantry open for business  Newly-built facility offers more dignity to clients

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Tuesday, January 26, The Independent was invited to the newly-built Elmhurst Yorkfield Food Pantry (EYFP) at 1083 So. York to greet one of the delivery trucks, which arrived about 9 a.m. that morning. Several volunteers were on-hand to unload the truck, followed […]

 
 

Timothy Christian to build new junior high school, athletics arena $16 million project targets fall 2017 opening

Timothy Christian to build new junior high school, athletics arena  $16 million project targets fall 2017 opening

By Mike Miazga Correspondent Timothy Christian School has embarked on numerous campus upgrade projects in recent times, including those pertaining to its athletic spaces. Improvements such as the construction of a well-received weight training room, as well as renovations to all Timothy outdoor sports facilities (soccer/track stadium and baseball and […]

 
 

Five Star Business & Health Expo opens Feb. 5

  Businesses from four chambers to display their goods, services Addison – Serious business people will want to pack up their business cards and head to the Medinah Shrine Center at 550 Shrine Drive in Addison on Friday, February 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the annual Five […]

 
 

Resident named Chief of Staff to Illinois First Lady

Resident named Chief of Staff to Illinois First Lady

Elmhurst — Emily Bastedo has been named the Chief of Staff to Illinois First Lady Diana Rauner. She brings a unique background to the role with experience as an attorney at the corporate and state level, as well as a local school board official in the Chicago suburbs. Bastedo’s thorough […]

 
 

Elmhurst native named to Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame

Elmhurst native named to Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame

Matt Nilles got his start at YMCA outdoor rink By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On a list that includes names like Chris Chelios, Nikos Tselios and Dennis Vaske, Elmhurst residents will likely notice a familiar one. Elmhurst native Matt Nilles, now a resident of Champaign, is part of […]

 
 

Down she goes!

Down she goes!

This is an aerial view of the Plass Building where the appliance store operated for many years in downtown Elmhurst. It’s another example of the progress taking place in these prosperous times for building and development as the City witnesses a spurt in growth to its City Centre area. It […]