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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 […]

 
 

Whole Foods Market partners with EYFP to feed the hungry

Whole Foods Market partners with EYFP to feed the hungry

The Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry has partnered with Whole Foods Market in Elmhurst to raise funds for its new building project. Their annual fundraiser, Feed 4 More, collects donations at their registers form November 23 – December 7. The final donation amount is eligible for a fifty cents on the dollar […]

 
 

Community Calendar

  Pick of the Week – An event not to be missed! Thursday, Nov. 26 Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot The 32nd annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot to fight hunger will take place on Thanksgiving morning. This year’s event will feature members of the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard and the […]

 
 

Multiple vehicle accident on North Avenue

Multiple vehicle accident on North Avenue

This multiple vehicle accident occurred on Wednesday, November 18, on North Avenue just east of Route 83 at around 6:20 p.m. Police, fire and ambulance crews responded immediately and routed westbound traffic to the north lane of North Avenue. Airbags deployed on an SUV that flipped. There were no details […]

 
 

At York High School’s Avenue of Flags…

At York High School’s Avenue of Flags…

Although it was a little windy on Veterans Day this year, it was the perfect weather for flying flags, all of which were at “full attention” all through the day on November 11. In addition to this Avenue of Flags placed around the circle drive, there was a field of […]

 
 

New Vietnam War Memorial dedicated

New Vietnam War Memorial dedicated

A color guard stands over the newly-installed stone built to commemorate the 14 young men from Elmhurst who were killed in the Vietnam War. It stands at the site where the Traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial stood for a week in 1988. A smaller memorial was placed there under a tree […]