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Trolley to return this summer Part of City’s marketing program, riders directed to new web site

Trolley to return this summer  Part of City’s marketing program, riders directed to new web site

  By Dan McLeister For The Elmhurst Independent The second year of the Elmhurst Trolley will be more than just a trolley ride, according to Kassondra Schref, communications manager for the City. It will be part of an integrated marketing program to promote the City, she told the Public Affairs […]

 
 

New bakery opens on Spring Road Sweet Heaven occupies former location of Juliann’s

New bakery opens on Spring Road  Sweet Heaven occupies former location of Juliann’s

  By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent If you miss dropping in to Juliann’s Bakery for a coffeecake, there’s good news. There are plenty of coffeecakes and more to be had at a new bakery in the same location called Sweet Heaven. Owned by Kareen and Oksana Sardaryan, Sweet […]

 
 

College welcomes its new leadership

College welcomes its new leadership

photo by Dee Longfellow On the dais set in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center on the campus of Elmhurst College, Annette VanAken beams a smile at her husband Troy, recently named the institution’s 14th President. On Thursday, Feb. 18, the Board of Trustees held a reception to introduce […]

 
 

Elmhurst College names its 14TH President Dr. Troy VanAken introduced to the College community on Thursday

Elmhurst College names its 14TH President  Dr. Troy VanAken introduced to the College community on Thursday

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Independent learned that the Elmhurst College Board of Trustees had unanimously elected Dr. Troy VanAken to serve as its 14th president. At a special reception in their honor held on Feb. 18 in the Founder’s Lounge of the […]

 
 

Governor may return for St. Pat’s Parade’s 20th anniversary

Governor may return for St. Pat’s Parade’s 20th anniversary

  Annual Spring Road celebration takes place Sat. March 5 By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent It’s another one for the ages, for it has been 20 years since a group of citizens, mostly merchants of Spring Road, along with police and fire officials from the City as well […]

 
 

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 […]