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Elmhurst District 205 board passes 2017 tax levy increase

ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board of Education unanimously approved an increase for the 2017 tax levy Dec. 12 following a public hearing and presentation by Christopher Whelton, assistant superintendent for finance and operations. The 2017 tax levy is based on a proposed increase over the 2016 tax extension of 4.9 percent, […]

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Berwyn police introduce ‘9 p.m. Routine’ initiative to combat crime

BERWYN – The Berwyn Police Department is rolling out the new “9 p.m. Routine” initiative, which reminds residents via social media to lock their homes and cars before turning in for the night. The Police Department recently posted crime statistics to its Facebook page, showing total index crimes estimated in 2017 at 1,310 compared to […]

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Letter: Sad anniversary

To the editor: Dec. 7 is a sad day for many reasons, one of which gets virtually no mention from the media wing of the war party. It’s the last event that triggered a congressional declaration of war as required by the Constitution. As WWII was ending, [Franklin Delano Roosevelt] struck a deal with “Uncle […]

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Elmhurst College administration hears from clergy, adjunct faculty on union organizing issue

ELMHURST – A delegation of United Church of Christ clergy delivered a letter Dec. 5 to Elmhurst College President Troy VanAken’s office. The letter had been signed by 104 pastors from around the United States who support non-tenured faculty’s ability to organize a union, which event organizers say the administration has been fighting, despite its […]

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Proposed Wheaton residential drug treatment center raises concerns

WHEATON – Residents are voicing their objections to a proposal to open a 16-bed inpatient addiction treatment center in the former Loyola University Medical Center office building at 140 E. Loop Road near the Danada Square East shopping center in Wheaton. Haymarket DuPage would be run by the Chicago-based Haymarket Center, which has treatment facilities […]

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Joliet Junior College to reimburse students $2.9 million in Visa prepaid debit cards

JOLIET – Joliet Junior College officials announced at a board meeting Tuesday that they would be reimbursing students about $2.9 million – in the form of Visa prepaid debit cards. “JJC’s Board of Trustees and college leadership made the difficult decision to raise tuition by $19 per credit hour last spring to help make up […]

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