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Santa comes to town!

Santa comes to town!

Every year, Santa Claus makes his first stop at the Spring Road Business Association’s annual holiday tree-lighting, which took place Friday evening, Nov. 19. It was cold enough that people had to bundle up tight, which means you can’t even see little Kenny Kapraun’s face! With him (besides Santa!) is […]

 
 

District 4 Schools announce new superintendent

District 4 Schools announce new superintendent

The Addison School District 4 Board of Education is excited to announce their approval of an Agreement with a new Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, 2022. The current Superintendent, John Langton, will retire at the end of this 2021-22 school year after serving the school district for 26 years. […]

 
 

Two local students honored with ‘Yes I Can’ award

Two local students honored with ‘Yes I Can’ award

Two District 205 students were honored with “Yes I Can” awards from the Illinois Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), which recognizes children and youth with exceptionalities who have demonstrated their determination and achievements in multiple ways. The awards were presented at the recent CEC Convention, held virtually. Paul Rosland, a […]

 
 

City launches Bingo game through holidays

City launches Bingo game through holidays

On Saturday, Nov. 27 is known as “Small Business Saturday” and the City of Elmhurst is using the occasion to springboard a new program called Elmhurst Loves Local Bingo to help small businesses through the holiday season. Elmhurst Loves Local Bingo is a virtual contest, in which participants can fill […]

 
 

School Board honors students’ recent accomplishments; Construction updates optimistic; Transition Center opens, is named

By Chris Fox FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on Nov. 16 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Two board members, Beth Hosler and Christopher Kocinski, were absent from the meeting. Recent sports accomplishments recognized The board […]

 
 

Top Crime News

Car crash leads to charge of resisting arrest On Nov. 17, police said that subsequent to a minor traffic crash near St. Charles and Villa at 1:09 p.m., Michael D. Knight, 35, of Villa Park, left the scene without providing information to the victim. Officers located Knight, who denied getting […]

 
 

First United Methodist hosts ‘Sleep Out Saturday’; Experience raises funds, awareness of family homelessness

First United Methodist hosts ‘Sleep Out Saturday’; Experience raises funds, awareness of family homelessness

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   On Saturday, Nov. 6, nearly 1,000 suburban community residents throughout DuPage County spent a cold night inside tents, boxes and cars to raise awareness about family homelessness and funds for Bridge Communities’ Transitional Housing Program. Families, youth groups and friends participated in Sleep Out […]

 
 

Suspect arrested after allegedly spitting on store employee

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, Elmhurst Police were notified of an incident which had occurred at 148 N. York Street at approximately 6:30 p.m. A 17- year-old employee of the business reported to police that an adult male had entered the store without wearing a face mask and when he was […]

 
 

Montini Catholic president celebrates 25 years; 45 in Catholic education

Montini Catholic president celebrates 25 years; 45 in Catholic education

It was in 1997 when Jim Segredo, vice president at St. Rita High School at the time, “got the bug” to become a school principal. He saw an ad in the Chicago Tribune, sent his resume to a Lombard post office box … and the rest is history. Twenty-five years […]

 
 

EEHealth breaking news…Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine now available for ages 5 to 11

The coronavirus has been threatening the health of children and families, sending hundreds of children to the hospital and keeping millions out of school during this pandemic. Now parents can breathe a collective sigh of relief. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) and the […]