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ECPA gala moves to spring of ’23; currently hosting online auction; Auction closes this coming Sunday

The annual Spotlight Gala for the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts (ECPA) has moved to spring of 2023, but in the meantime, the ECPA is hosting its “Tickets, Trips and Treats” fall online fundraiser, as it continues to advance toward its mission of building a state-of-the-art performance facility in the […]

 
 

Lombard man dies after being struck by Metra train in Elmhurst

Lombard man dies after being struck by Metra train in Elmhurst

STAFF REPORT The Elmhurst Police Department said a Lombard man was struck and killed by a Metra train in Elmhurst during the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 10. According to police, 31-year-old Rashad Oliver was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other injuries reported as a result of this […]

 
 

High-speed police chase in Elmhurst early Saturday; Four arrested for car reportedly stolen out of Chicago

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT Early Saturday morning, Oct. 15, WBBM Newsradio 780 reported that a high-speed chase had taken place in Elmhurst, resulting in the arrest of four people. According to WBBM, Elmhurst police discovered that a stolen car was in the downtown City Centre area of […]

 
 

SCARCE program reaching area laundromats; Bookshelves offer kids more access to reading

SCARCE program reaching area laundromats; Bookshelves offer kids more access to reading

By Jane Charmelo INDEPENDENT STAFF REPORTER According to the “Handbook of Early Literacy Research, Vol. 2,” the ratio of books to children in a middle-income home is 13 to 1. That ratio becomes one book for every 300 children in low-income homes. Addison-based SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling […]

 
 

Nashville Songwriter Benefit returns Nov. 12

“Stories Behind the Songs,” the Third Annual Military Benefit featuring a trio of hit songwriters including Frank Myers (a Grammy award winner), Brice Long and Jason Sever, who will perform to the Normandy Room at Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187 at 310 West Butterfield Road on Saturday, Nov. 12, […]

 
 

Elmhurst University bands to perform fall concert

The Elmhurst University Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform their first formal concert of the new academic year on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Chapel. In addition, Elmhurst University and the Elmhurst University Music Department will be welcoming and featuring their new Professor of Oboe, Julie […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Public hearing on 196-202 No. York project continued to Oct. 18; Numerous residents voice concerns at ZPC meeting; owner of childcare business especially frustrated

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT About 50 people came to Elmhurst City Hall on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 4 to take part or listen in on the public hearing held at a meeting of the City’s Zoning and Planning Commission. Chair Susan Rose set ground rules at […]

 
 

Addison police officer named to Sports Hall of Fame; Tom Hostetler visits alma mater to be honored for second time

Addison police officer named to Sports Hall of Fame; Tom Hostetler visits alma mater to be honored for second time

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ADDISON INDEPENDENT Veteran Addison police officer Tom Hostetler recently made the trek from his home in Illinois to Mississippi, where he was elected to the East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) Sports Hall of Fame. He took the trip to participate in induction festivities that took […]

 
 

Elmhurst University welcomes Rev. Dr. William R. Johnson; Celebration to include ‘Out and Faithful’ event, intercultural lecture

Elmhurst University will host two events in October that celebrate Rev. Dr. William R. Johnson, a 1968 Elmhurst alumnus and the first openly gay person to be ordained by a mainline Christian denomination. On Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., National Coming Out Day, the University will host “Out and […]