Addison News

Poirier, Taylor, Stout elected to D88 School Board; School District 4 tight race to the finish

By Dee Longfellow For The Addison Independent District 88 expressed appreciation in its newsletter this week to all of the candidates who ran for election to the Board of Education during the April 6 Consolidated Election. There were six candidates vying for three full (four-year) terms, including Christine Poirier, Andrew […]


Veenstra stomps opponent, remains at the helm; Ruffolo, Clementi win Park Board seats

By Dee Longfellow For The Addison Independent There was much to celebrate on the evening of Tuesday, April 5, when supporters of Mayor Richard Veenstra watched the results of the Consolidated Election come in, deeming him the victor in the race for Addison’s top seat. Veenstra ran away with a […]


Local schools set to receive nearly $300 million: Cullerton; District 88 to receive $5.5 million; District 4 $8.5 million

State Senator Tom Cullerton (D- Villa Park) has announced that school districts in the 23rd District will receive about $285 million in additional funding to help address the many challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the end of the pandemic in sight, it’s important that districts use these funds […]


‘Millie’s Market’ coming soon with pre-order, carry-out service

By Sally Litvan For The Addison Independent Millie’s Pancake Shoppe, the beloved staple of the Addison Community since 1959, is about to broaden its horizons. Starting early April, the new Millie’s Market will officially open in the location of the former Gift Shoppe, attached to the restaurant. James Duda, Jr., […]


There from Day One…. Lifelong patron recalls original Addison library

There from Day One…. Lifelong patron recalls original Addison library

One of the hardest parts of operating a library during a pandemic is the missed human connections. But as the Addison Public Library has adapted since COVID-19, staff are finding new ways to connect with patrons and help in any way they can. One such connection was with resident Catherine […]


Many AT teachers, staff receive ‘Golden Apple’

Every school year, Addison Trail students have the opportunity to recognize a teacher or a staff member through the school’s Golden Apple program for going above and beyond and making a difference in their life. Addison Trail’s Golden Apple award is given to teachers and staff members who have made […]


Addison Trail to present ‘The Addams Family Quarantined: A Dramatic Concert Version’

It’s an all-too-familiar scenario for most of us – brining your boyfriend or girlfriend home to meet your loved ones for the first time. Introducing a significant other to your family can be an awkward life moment – but it’s even trickier when you’re a member of the infamous Addams […]


Addison company named ‘Outstanding Supplier’; CEF honored by Federal Defense Industries

Federal Defense Industries (FDI) has announced the name the recipients of its annual Outstanding Supplier Awards for 2020. Among the recipients is CEF Industries in Addison, represented by Deb Dimiceli in the category of “Maintenance, Repairs & Overhaul.” The awards recognize outstanding performance by suppliers working with FDI to support […]


Former Addison resident, boxer Spinks dies of cancer; Boxing career was marred by years of booze, drugs, partying

By Dee Longfellow For The Addison Independent “He’s still the greatest, I’m just the latest.” That’s what boxer Leon Spinks had to say about world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, after he shocked the world in 1978 in Las Vegas by taking the title from the ageing champion in what was […]


Judge holds teen accused of Addison car-jacking; Defendant allegedly threatened to shoot officers once out on pre-trial release

On Monday, Jan. 25, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Addison Director of Police Bill Hayden announced that Judge Brian Jacobs had ordered that a Chicago teen charged with hijacking a woman’s car at gunpoint from a Popeye’s restaurant parking lot will remain in custody until at least […]