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LGBT announcements pulled at York leads to criticism

LGBT announcements pulled at York leads to criticism

Superintendent reaching out to students after winter break By Dan McLeister for The Elmhurst Independent Students and teachers protested Superintendent David Moyer’s move to pull morning announcements by LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender) students at York High School earlier this school year. After the December 15th meeting of the […]

 
 

Facility worker charged with stealing from senior residents

Facility worker charged with stealing from senior residents

Suspect now in jail, charged with eight counts of burglary By Dee Longfellow For The Independent Last week, the Independent learned that a worker at an Elmhurst senior living facility had been accused of stealing from the homes of at least eight elderly residents of Park Place. In a call […]

 
 

Field parents steamed about transfer of multi-needs students

Field parents steamed about transfer of multi-needs students

Ask where is transparency, after learning of move by form letter By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Last week, the Independent learned that some parents at Field School were calling District 205 to task after learning their multi-needs student would be transferring from Field to Emerson for instruction next […]

 
 

Dist 205 under fire for pulling LGBT announcements

Dist 205 under fire for pulling LGBT announcements

  Superintendent Moyer offered little response, no real reasons By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Many York High School parents, teachers, family members and others attended the District 205 Board meeting on Tuesday, December 15 to protest the decision to no longer make daily announcements over the loudspeaker for […]

 
 

Erin DeLuga named next principal of York High School

Erin DeLuga named next principal of York High School

Elmhurst – On December 15, the Elmhurst District 205 Board of Education unanimously confirmed Erin DeLuga as the next principal of York Community High School for the 2016-17 school year. The vote was 6-0 (Jim Collins, absent). She will begin on July 1, 2016. DeLuga holds a Bachelor’s degree in […]

 
 

Dukes of Distinction ceremony held at York

Dukes of Distinction ceremony held at York

Eight new members inducted by York Distinguished Alumni Program (YDAP) By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent A red carpet ran down the center of the York Commons area at York High School on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 5, where eight new “Dukes of Distinction” were added to the […]

 
 

Park Board news…

Park Board news…

Here’s what’s going on at the Elmhurst Park District The Elmhurst Park District Board held a regular meeting on Dec. 2 at the park district’s administrative office at 375 W. First Street. All seven board members attended the meeting. Health, dental contracts discussed, updated Board members voted unanimously to approve […]

 
 

Woman who staged abduction gets two years probation

Woman who staged abduction gets two years probation

Simone Boyd pleads guilty to theft in County Court By Dee Longfellow For the Independent In its October 1 edition, the Independent published the news that a woman working at a gas station appeared to have been abducted. The service station had surveillance videos, which showed the “suspect” jumping over […]

 
 

Gunshots fired on North Ave. leads to one arrest

Gunshots fired on North Ave. leads to one arrest

Two injured people expected to recover By Dee Longfellow For The Independent According to a release issued by Detective Sgt. Bill Lyons of the Villa Park Police Department on Wednesday, Nov. 25, Villa Park officers were dispatched to the 900 block of west North Avenue for a report of gunshots […]

 
 

The Independent presents: I am thankful for…

Children share what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving I am thankful for… … God and turkey and my family and frens and books and food and for my school and Ms. Comsolasio. That is my thankful stuff. Name: Maura F., 6 School: Visitation I am thankful for… … my […]