E-Newsletter: September 10, 2021
City of Elmhurst Patriot Day Ceremony

Please join the City of Elmhurst in our special ceremony to proudly remember those who gave their lives on that tragic day trying to save others. On the 20th Anniversary, this ceremony will be held on Sept. 11 at Fire Station # 2 (601 S. York St) from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 
Overview of Zoning Laws

A Committee of the Whole meeting will take place at City Hall on Monday, September 13th starting at 8 p.m. The presentation will be a review of zoning tools and roles, planning policies and processes, as well as implementation and regulations. Basic zoning standards will be highlighted. The informative session will be presented by industry expert Michael Blue, Principal at Teska Associates and Planning Officials Development Officer for the APA IL Chapter. The presentation will be recorded and posted to ElmhurstTV.

Hydrant Flushing Program

The City's annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Program has begun. Crews will be flushing hydrants on the south side of town from Madison south to Butterfield Rd from Euclid west to route 83 this week. This linked map shows dates in all areas of the City. Please contact Jason Wissbroecker at 530-3086 or Chris Dufort 530-3036 with any questions.

It's Cool to Be Kind

Now more than ever Elmhurst Loving Local is expressing patience, showing appreciation, and being kind to those employees who come to work in the community each day. There is a nationwide staff shortage, as employers struggle to fill positions vacated when workers left jobs in front-line industries for roles less exposed to the coronavirus. What does this mean for Elmhurst? For our business community it means that those who are working are met with unknown daily challenges and must continue to pivot to meet increased demands. For local consumers it means, among other things, adapting to evolving changes in a business’ hours, increased wait times, smaller menu selections, fewer checkout lanes, and empty slots on shelves where some of their favorite products usually sit. Please continue to support our local businesses & workforce. We are all in this together – it’s Cool to Be Kind!

The public is invited to attend an open house held by the City of Elmhurst, concerning two upcoming projects. 

The first is the proposed construction of improvements at the intersection of York Street and Illinois Route 56 (Butterfield Road). The project will lengthen the eastbound right turn lane and westbound left turn lane along Butterfield Road to improve operations and decrease delays at the intersection. The improvements will also consist of replacing and modernizing the traffic signal equipment, ADA improvements, and extending the sidewalk along the south side of Butterflied Road to Kirk Avenue. 

The second is the proposed construction of a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Illinois 83 connecting to the Cricket Creek Forest Preserve and the Salt Creek Trail. The project will construct an 8 to 10-foot wide path from West Avenue along the south side of Fay Avenue, connecting to a new single-span, 14-foot wide bridge over Illinois 83 located approximately 1,700 feet north of the North Avenue intersection and 500 feet south of the entrance to the Cricket Creek Forest Preserve parking lot. The project will be located within the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Cricket Creek Forest Preserve and on right-of-way owned by the City of Elmhurst.

Monday, September 13, 202,  5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Elmhurst City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 209 N York Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126

"Portal" Sculpture Celebration September 17

Elmhurst’s Public Arts Commission is pleased to announce its first addition to public art in Elmhurst. After a thorough review process, the Chicago-based artist Nicole Beck was chosen for her dynamic proposal titled “Portal,” an o-shaped armature with glass that changes colors under certain conditions. The joyful twelve-foot steel and glass sculpture is located in the new Larch Park near downtown Elmhurst.

The City of Elmhurst Public Arts Commission, founded in 2018, was established to implement a Citywide plan for the promotion and thoughtful placement of public art that enhances the business climate and promotes the overall aesthetic appeal of our community

Meet the Artist Event!
Celebrating the “Portal” sculpture created by artist Nicole Beck.
This event will take place on Friday September 17 4-7 p.m., at N. Larch Park (west of The Marke at 100 N. Addison). Refreshments provided by The Marke. Parking available in the Larch Parking Deck.
Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest, September 18th!
The 6th Annual Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest will take place on the Elmhurst History Museum’s grounds on September 18, offering samples of more than 100 craft beers, ciders and hard seltzers from 50+ craft and microbreweries with a strong emphasis on local brewers. The Craft Beer Fest is a major fundraiser for the Elmhurst History Museum and the Churchville Schoolhouse. The fest takes place from 1-6 p.m., and will have live music by PettyCash and the Moonshine Brothers plus food for purchase by Pints. Tickets are now on sale at elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com
Elmhurst History Museum Fall Exhibit

The Elmhurst History Museum's Fall 2021 exhibit, "An Ever-Widening Circle: Elmhurst University at 150," celebrates Elmhurst University’s sesquicentennial year. The exhibit opens on September 24, 2021 and runs through January 2, 2022. For more information, please visit elmhursthistory.org
Elmhurst Farmers Market

Be sure to visit the Elmhurst Farmers Market on Wednesdays from 7am-1pm. The weekly outside open market features Midwest area farmers' produce along with retail, service, and food items. Running through October on York & Vallette! yorkandvallette.com
Sign up for Elmhurst Connect! 

Have you signed up for Elmhurst Connect? Elmhurst Connect is an online and mobile reporting system for the City of Elmhurst. The community can use this service to easily identify issues and report them directly to the City of Elmhurst. There are a wide variety of report types available through this system. As always, if the issue you are reporting is a public safety emergency, please call 9-1-1 or for other issues that require immediate attention please call the City’s 24/7 phone line, 630-530-3050. To download the Elmhurst Connect mobile app, search for “Elmhurst Connect” in your app store. If you are using a computer and would like to report something without downloading the app select this link: elmhurstil.citysourced.com. The system is also available on the City’s website, elmhurst.org/ servicerequest.
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