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Bond set at $75,000 for Elmhurst lawyer accused of possessing child pornography

Bond set at $75,000 for Elmhurst lawyer accused of possessing child pornography

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced on Aug. 28 that Judge Joseph Bugos has set bond at $75,000 with 10% to apply for an Elmhurst lawyer charged with possession of child pornography. Ralph Tellefsen, 62 (d.o.b. 10/4/1954) of 172 Berkley, appeared in Bond Court this morning where he […]

 
 

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GOP lawmakers: Time to deal with TIFs in school funding is now

GOP lawmakers: Time to deal with TIFs in school funding is now

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Tax Increment Finance (TIF) districts in Illinois hide property wealth from the state in the areas where they exist. TIFs affect the formula for how much money the state will send to school districts under an evidence-based funding model, and some state lawmakers say it’s time to […]

 
 

Women’s Club of Addison meeting opens up their new season

Back by popular demand Following up on last year’s success, the Women’s Club of Addison will open its meeting year on Thursday, September 7, with a “What Was I Thinking” auction.  Members are encouraged to bring an item they purchased or received but have rarely or never used and are […]

 
 

A beautiful day enhances Special Kids Carnival

A beautiful day enhances Special Kids Carnival

A beautiful day enhances Special Kids Carnival By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Saturday, Aug. 19, the annual Special Kids Day Carnival was held on the site of the Jaycees Carnival, held over the past weekend. A beautiful day brought out many families who enjoyed rides, treats and […]

 
 

EEH system plans to reduce costs by $50 million over next year

EEH system plans to reduce costs by $50 million over next year

Mastro: Existing cost structures not sustainable; more efficiency needed By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Mary Lou Mastro, System CEO for Edward-Elmhurst Health, held a news conference to discuss the company’s plan to reduce costs by $50 million over the next year. “In order for […]

 
 

WB sophomore to perform with Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

WB sophomore to perform with Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

For Willowbrook sophomore Emma Staunton, music is a part of life. She plays four instruments – clarinet, piano, saxophone and flute – and sings as well. Her passion led her to audition for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) this past spring and she was recently selected as a clarinetist. […]

 
 

New ILEPI indicates Illinois being shortchanged by corporate subsidies

New ILEPI indicates Illinois being shortchanged by corporate subsidies

Incentives often don’t deliver as promised; outperformed by investments in education, infrastructure By Dee Longfellow For The Independent According to a new research series released by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI), billions of dollars in state and local tax subsidies for corporations have yielded far fewer economic benefits than […]

 
 

COD Food Truck Rally & 5K will benefit District 88 students

COD Food Truck Rally & 5K will benefit District 88 students

On Sept. 23, College of DuPage (COD) will host a Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit District 88 students. When registering for this event, participants can designate District 88 as the recipient of the funds, which will go toward scholarships for graduates […]

 
 

District 88 welcomes new Board member

District 88 welcomes new Board member

Mark Turk sworn in at recent meeting During its Aug. 14 meeting, the District 88 Board of Education appointed Mark Turk to fill a seat that opened after Lisa Lullo resigned from the Board. Turk will assume that position until the next Consolidated General Election on April 2, 2019. Turk […]