Elmhurst Children’s Theatre presents fall musical ‘Seussical’

Elmhurst Children’s Theatre presents fall musical ‘Seussical’

Looking for a Broadway-caliber musical in the Western suburbs? Come join ECT for its production of Seussical from Nov. 11 – 13 at Blackhawk Middle School in Bensenville. Set in the fantastical world of Horton Hears a Who!, Gertrude McFuzz, and Horton Hatches the Egg, among others, Seussical weaves together […]


New ESO executive strikes the right note with community

New ESO executive strikes the right note with community

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT   Not since Dave Oberg took the helm of the Elmhurst History Museum has there been another chance to welcome a new person to lead another of Elmhurst’s fine institutions. The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra has announced that Gregory Hughes has accepted the position […]


AT celebrates Italian American Heritage Month

AT celebrates Italian American Heritage Month

During the week of Oct. 11 to 14, Addison Trail students, staff and community members celebrated Italian-American Heritage Month with numerous activities and events hosted by AT’s Italian Club. The activities included an opportunity for ATHS staff, most of whom wore this year’s Italian-American Heritage Month t-shirt, to enjoy cannoli […]


Delegation of Ukrainian doctors visit Elmhurst Hospital; Learn about blood storage, transfusions to assist war effort

A group of Ukrainian doctors visited Elmhurst Hospital on Friday, Oct. 21 to learn about blood storage, management and distribution. It was one stop during a nine-day visit to the Chicago area and northern Illinois from Oct. 14-22, in which the delegation focused on how the U.S. healthcare system handles […]


School District 205 shares results of ISBE Report Cards; Summative designations increase; six schools ‘Exemplary,’ six others ‘Commendable’

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released its 2022 Illinois Report Card last week. ISBE prepares the Report Cards annually to provide a detailed look at each school’s progress on academics, student success, school culture and climate, and financial investments, but have not released one since 2019, due to […]


Senior Commission to host ‘Conversation with Mayor Levin’

The City of Elmhurst Senior Citizen Commission and Mayor Scott Levin will present a “Coffee and Conversation on Senior Services,” hosted by Mayor Scott Levin. This in-person community event will be held on Friday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. Mayor Scott Levin will focus on senior services provided by the […]


School Board Capsules

Here’s what’s going on at District 205 By Chris Fox FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on Oct. 18 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. All seven board members attended the meeting. Emerson celebrates students who achieve […]


Elmhurst U. exceeds fundraising goal

Elmhurst University has officially exceeded the $50 million goal of its comprehensive fundraising campaign, the largest in University history. With the receipt in recent days of a competitive $3.4 million federal grant to support Hispanic and underserved students, and on the heels of other significant planned gifts and pledges, the […]


22 early voting locations now open; an increase of 100 percent from 2018; DuPage County Clerk announces ‘22 for ’22’;

DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek announces “22 for ’22”—22 early voting locations for the 2022 General Election opened in DuPage County on Monday. The number of locations was increased 100 percent from the 11 locations in 2018 to include areas that had previously been underserved by early voting. “Early voting […]


Addison library to receive PLA Digital Literacy grant; AT&T-sponsored program brings bilingual workshops, new technology

=The Addison Public Library is one of 160 public libraries nationwide that received funding from the Public Library Association (PLA) as part of the PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive that is supported by AT&T. With this funding, the library will purchase additional technology that patrons can borrow and will host […]