Addison News

One dead in officer-involved shooting in Villa Park

One dead in officer-involved shooting in Villa Park

According to Villa Park police, at around 2:06 a.m. on Monday, officers responded to a call of a person with a gun in the 200 block of E. Kenilworth. Upon arrival, police said officers encountered a person with a gun which led to an officer-involved shooting. Life-saving measures began immediately […]

 
 

AT’s McSweeney to perform at state theatre festival

Addison Trail Theatre Director and English teacher Anna McSweeney recently stepped onto the other side of the stage by performing in the Illinois High School Theatre Festival (IHSTF) production of “The Fan” performed May 14 to 16. This is a benefit performance featuring Illinois teachers to raise funds in support […]

 
 

District 88 earns two state-level INSPRA Distinguished Service Awards; Award of Merit given in memory of Dr. Scott Helton

District 88 earns two state-level INSPRA Distinguished Service Awards; Award of Merit given in memory of Dr. Scott Helton

On Friday, May 21, District 88 will be honored with two Distinguished Service Awards from the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (INSPRA). The statewide program recognizes public education advocates for their support of local schools and districts. The late District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton, who […]

 
 

Addison Independent 5/13/2021

Addison Independent 5/13/2021

 
 

Person Charged in Elmhurst University Incident

PETE CRUGER PHOTO Elmhurst Independent
Report of alleged gunman puts University on lockdown 
About 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, dozens of police squad cars were seen around Elmhurst University, blocking virtually every entrance to the campus, after it was reported that a gunman had allegedly been spotted in or near one of the dormitories. The lockdown was lifted by about 5:30 p.m. News reports indicated authorities searched several buildings in the area, but it remains unclear whether or not a suspect was identified.

On April 28th, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Elmhurst Police Department responded to Elmhurst University for a call that a man was on campus with a gun. The Elmhurst University Campus was placed on lock-down and systematically checked by responding Elmhurst police officers and Elmhurst University Public Safety staff. No […]

 
 

District 88 installs new Board members, elects officers

District 88 installs new Board members, elects officers

During a District 88 Board of Education Special Meeting on April 29, the district installed new Board members Christine Poirier, Jean Taylor and Diana Stout, who were elected during the April 6 Consolidated Election. They also were recognized during the Addison Community Inauguration Ceremony on April 29. District 88 Board […]

 
 

Addison Independent 5/6/2021

 
 

District 88 names Barbanente as new superintendent; Will be first-ever to speak multiple languages; also first female

By Dee Longfellow For The Addison Independent At the April 26 Board of Education meeting, District 88 Board of Education President Donna Craft Cain recommended that the Board take action to appoint Interim Superintendent Dr. Jean Barbanente as the district’s new Superintendent. “As we reflect on this past year, it’s […]

 
 

Addison resident accused of misusing COVID-19 funds; FBI alleges DiStefano absconded with $385,000, bought luxury automobiles

By Dee Longfellow For The ELMHURST Independent Last week, the Independent received a report indicating that the owner of an Addison business was under federal investigation allegedly for obtaining funds earmarked for COVID-19 relief and spending the funds on a line of luxury automobiles. Francesco DiStefano stands accused of fraudulently […]

 
 

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 […]