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Results of area races, ballot measures from the Nov. 8 general election

Editor’s note: The following is a list of unofficial results for U.S. House and Senate seats, state-wide and DuPage County-wide races, and ballot measures from the Tuesday, Nov. 8 general elections. This is not a comprehensive list of candidates, races and ballot measures. Results listed here were provided by www.dupageresults.gov, […]

 
 

Time for Oglethorpe to step off! Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot registration closes Nov. 20

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT Important dates are coming up to lead into the Thanksgiving morning Elmhurst tradition that is the 39th annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot. On Thursday, Nov. 24, almost 4,000 are set to descend onto the streets of downtown Elmhurst, beginning at Park Ave. and […]

 
 

Bond denied for Addison man accused of murdering wife

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Addison Director of Police Timothy Hayden have announced that bond has been denied for an Addison man accused of killing his wife in their home earlier this week. Brahim Bakayoko, 44, appeared at a bond hearing where Judge Paul Marchese granted the state’s […]

 
 

ECPA Board Spotlight on Jeff Budgell; Organization seeks more board members

ECPA Board Spotlight on Jeff Budgell; Organization seeks more board members

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT [Ed. note: This is another in a series of stories about those who sit on the Board of Directors of the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts. There is currently a drive to bring more people onto the Board from a variety of backgrounds […]

 
 

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 […]