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Sharing their stories… Local food pantry volunteers meet unprecedented need with humor and grace

Sharing their stories… Local food pantry volunteers meet unprecedented need with humor and grace

Submitted by Joan Letourneau, EYFP volunteer communications consultant We all remember what we were doing and how we were feeling this time last year as shelter in place orders took effect, closing schools, restaurants, and many businesses and creating pandemonium as people scrambled to stock up so they could stay […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Lombard man accused of murder following incident at Elmhurst bar

On Tuesday, April 13, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Mike Ruth announced that a Lombard man had been charged with murder following an altercation at an Elmhurst bar last Saturday night. Ronald Dunbar, 55 (d.o.b. 5/6/1965) of the 400 block of S. Brewster […]

 
 

Top Crime News…

Juveniles found with airsoft rifle released to parents On April 6, police said officers responded for the report of two juveniles who were observed pointing an orange tipped airsoft rifle at people in the 100 block of N. York at around 5:56 p.m. The officers made contact with the juveniles […]

 
 

Elmhurst piano teacher embodies the spirit of National Piano Day; Instructor finds students prefer lessons via Zoom

Elmhurst piano teacher embodies the spirit of National Piano Day; Instructor finds students prefer lessons via Zoom

On Monday, March 29, the 88th day of the year, many in our nation celebrate National Piano Day to honor the musicians who use the 88 keys on the piano to bring music to the world. Locally, Lillian DeBartolo, a resident of Park Place of Elmhurst, typifies the creativity, resilience […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Former Elmhurst Hospital employee accused of stealing $200,000+

On Tuesday, March 30, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth announced that Felony Theft charges had been filed against a former employee of Elmhurst Hospital accused of stealing more than $218,000 from the hospital cafeteria. Todd Jagow, 43, of the 2500 block of […]

 
 

City receives AAA bond rating

According to a release from the City of Elmhurst issued by Finance Director Thomas Trosien, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings assigned its AAA long-term rating to Elmhurst’s $9.61 million series 2021 general obligation (GO) bonds. The city will use bond proceeds for storm water capital projects and to refund […]

 
 

Expert offers program on autism at Elmhurst University; ‘Helping different kinds of minds solve problems’

Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science, a pioneer in improving the welfare of farm animals, and an advocate for autism awareness and understanding. She also is the author of many articles and books, including the New York Times bestseller Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to […]