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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 […]

 
 

City’s presentation on Downtown Draft Plan packs the house

City’s presentation on Downtown Draft Plan packs the house

Decorative storefronts, varied building heights, traffic, bicycles discussed By Dan McLeister
For The Elmhurst Independent At a packed-house public presentation in the City Council chambers at City Hall on January 7, city officials presented the new Downtown Draft Plan created by the consulting firm of Housel Levigne. According to Mike Kopp, […]

 
 

Jewel-Osco opens new store in Bensenville

Jewel-Osco opens new store in Bensenville

Bensenville– The Village of Bensenville welcomed a new Jewel-Osco Fresh Market near the corner of Grand Avenue and York Road on January 12. The Village President, Board of Trustees as well as hundreds of residents and guest joined in celebrating the grand opening and ribbon cutting of this new flagship […]

 
 

District 205 releases three statements after marathon Board meeting

District 205 releases three statements after marathon Board meeting

Many parents still concerned about communication By Dee Longfellow For the Elmhurst Independent In a release sent from District 205 on the morning after its January 12th Board meeting, the administration released three statements about topics discussed that evening: 1) the transfer of special needs students from Field School to […]

 
 

Subject charged with Domestic Battery

Subject charged with Domestic Battery

On December 29, 2015 at 12:30 a.m. Elmhurst police received a call for a possible man with a gun at 165 E. North Ave. While details were limited, a third party complainant revealed that a person inside of the house was holding his cousin against his will. The victim told […]

 
 

Elmhurst Chamber elects officers for 2016

Elmhurst Chamber elects officers for 2016

Gurrie elected Chairman; Muchow, Ahlgrim accept top spots on Board ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry Board of Directors elected three officers for its six-member Executive Committee for 2016 at its regular monthly meeting held November 10 in the Hammersmith Community Room at Community Bank of Elmhurst. […]

 
 

First baby of 2016 arrives at Elmhurst Hospital

First baby of 2016 arrives at Elmhurst Hospital

Pictured here in the arms of her parents Caitlin and Matt Todd is Clara Ann Todd, the first baby of 2016 born at Elmhurst Hospital. Clara was born at 1:56 a.m. on January 1, weighing 9 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 21-1/2 inches long. She is the first child born […]

 
 

Park District prepares to unveil Playground for Everyone

Park District prepares to unveil Playground for Everyone

Foundation event on Feb. 20 offers chance to sample equipment By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent What exactly is a Playground for Everyone? Imagine a playground where every child can participate in all elements of the design; where children of all abilities can play together; where acceptance, friendship, and […]