Addison News

Addison man charged with armed robbery, aggravated battery following Halloween party; Vehicle chase leads to gun shots; victim struck in the leg

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Addison Director of Police Bill Hayden have announced that bond has been set for an Addison man accused of robbing a car full of people after they left a Halloween party.  Lenny Ramirez, 23, appeared at a bond hearing where Judge Ann Celine […]


Addison receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize 

Awarded for ‘innovative efforts to create a thriving community’ Addison is one of 10 winners of the 2020-2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The prize honors and elevates communities for working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity. Addison is being […]


Board approves 100% paper ballots for DuPage County 

New voting system on the way for 2022 primary election On Tuesday, Oct. 26, the DuPage County Board unanimously approved funding for DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek’s request for a new voting system which features 100 percent paper ballots. The Clerk’s office selected the Hart InterCivic Verity paper voting solution […]


DuPage County Board approves new district maps

The DuPage County Board voted Tuesday, Oct. 26 to approve new County Board district boundaries for the next decade.  The County Board is required by state law to complete the reapportionment process every 10 years following the U.S. Census to ensure each County Board district represents a substantially equal number […]


ACA hosts artist reception for Karla Wong

ACA hosts artist reception for Karla Wong

The artist reception for the colorful and dreamlike art show called “Tales and Stories” by Karla Wong took place on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Addison Center for the Arts (ACA) gallery.  The artist Karla Wong and her friends came with a giant pot of homemade tamales, as they were […]


Remains at Waterfall Glen identified as missing Elmhurst resident

Remains at Waterfall Glen identified as missing Elmhurst resident

An autopsy on Oct. 23 confirmed the remains found at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien on Friday are that of 50-year-old Jacob Cefolia of Elmhurst, who was reported missing in August 2020. A forensic odontologist examined dental records and positively identified the remains as Cefolia, according to DuPage County […]


Addison Trail celebrates 50 years of blood drives

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, Addison Trail celebrated 50 years of hosting blood drives to help save lives. Students, staff and community members donated 57 productive pints of blood for Vitalant. Each unit of blood collected supports up to three lives, which means this event could potentially save up to 171 […]


Addison Library presents its ‘Superfans’

Thanks to library, reader finds research materials, oldie films, more [Ed. note: Today the Addison Independent and the Addison Public Library brings the third in a series of stories about patrons of the Addison Public Library who are known as ‘Superfans.’ This effort is to spotlight Library Card Sign-up Month. […]


Addison Park District Candy Carnival coming Oct. 29

On Friday, Oct. 29 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., the Addison Park District invites families with kids 12 and younger to come to the Centennial Rec Center for the 9th annual Candy Carnival, a family-friendly indoor Halloween party. Candy Carnival provides a safe, indoor Halloween fun, games, candy, and memories for families […]


Center for the Arts presents “Tales and Stories” by Karla Wong 

Center for the Arts presents “Tales and Stories” by Karla Wong 

The exhibition “Tales and Stories” by Karla Wong opens at the Addison Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The public is invited to the artist’s reception on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. Face masks are required to attend this reception. The ACA will feature the […]