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Juvenile charged with punching mother’s face goes to detention On Jan. 11, officers responded a report of a domestic battery at around 1:05 p.m. Upon arrival, police met with the suspect and the victim, who was the suspect’s mother. The victim states the suspect became upset with her and reportedly […]

 
 

County invites residents to Route 83 community workshops; Input sought on Route 83 Corridor Plan

Residents are invited to two community workshops to provide input and hear about key recommendations community planners will make regarding the DuPage County Route 83 Corridor Plan. A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the Villa Park Library, 305 Ardmore Ave. DuPage County is working […]

 
 

Village donates holiday trees

Village donates holiday trees

CHRIS FOX PHOTO On Jan. 10, Villa Park Village President Albert Bulthuis joined other village officials to remove the holiday trees and decorations that lined the village’s portion of the Illinois Prairie Path. The Village of Villa Park and the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce co-sponsor the village’s annual Joyful […]

 
 

Principal honored

Principal honored

SUBMITTED PHOTOS The Illinois Principals Association (IPA) recently named North Elementary School Principal Fred Leinweber as its DuPage Region Elementary Principal of the Year. Leinweber was recognized during the District 45 board meeting at Westmore Elementary School on Dec. 16. Leinweber is currently in his 20th year with District 45. […]

 
 

Former newspaper manager pleads guilty in theft case

Jensen ordered to pay $274,000, serve probation Cynthia R. Jensen, 56, of Kingston, Illinois, pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge in Walworth County Circuit Court on Jan. 10. The former business manager of Rock Valley Publishing, Southern Lakes Newspapers and the Independent Newspapers, made a $250,000 restitution payment at […]

 
 

St. Charles Road Bridge now open

St. Charles Road Bridge now open

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The St. Charles Road Bridge fully opened to traffic in late December. The construction project to rehabilitate the bridge over Salt Creek and replace the bridge superstructure began in July, causing traffic congestion in the already busy area of St. Charles Road near Route 83. The Village […]

 
 

Ushering in a new era; As of Jan. 1, recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois

Ushering in a new era; As of Jan. 1, recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   Some people have been waiting since Jefferson Starship was Jefferson Airplane. Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois state law will allow for the possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana per Illinois resident over the age of 21 to be used recreationally. […]

 
 

Christmas kick at Willowbrook

Christmas kick at Willowbrook

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School’s dance team performed its Christmas kick routine during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game on Dec. 20. The members of Willowbrook’s dance program have performed their Christmas kick routine to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” annually for 20 years. […]

 
 

Police investigate armed robbery at Butterfield gas station

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   According to a release from the City of Elmhurst, police are investigating a reported armed robbery that occurred at the Shell gas station located at 301 W. Butterfield Road, on December 31, 2019 at approximately 5:45 a.m. An employee was inside the […]

 
 

Ushering in a new era

The doors at EARTHMED, 852 South Westgate in Addison, opened at 10 a.m. on January 1 to sell recreational marijuana. The line stretched at least 1/2 mile south and west of the facility.

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois state law will allow for the possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana per Illinois resident over the age of 21 to be used recreationally. Residents will also be able to possess up to five grams of […]