E-Newsletter: September 17, 2021
Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest
Saturday, 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 on sale at elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com
2021 Neighborhood Roll Call Season Wrap Up

The award winning Elmhurst Police Department Neighborhood Roll Call season has come to a close. This summer, the department held 29 Neighborhood Roll Call events, with nearly 1,000 residents in attendance.  Events were held on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at locations across all seven wards of Elmhurst.  The average attendance at each event was just over 30 people, with the largest one drawing a crowd of 86.

Since the inception of this program in 2014, Elmhurst Neighborhood Roll Call events have brought in nearly 6,000 attendees. The Neighborhood Roll Call program provides an excellent opportunity for residents to meet face-to-face with the police officers who patrol their neighborhoods.  These events gave residents a chance to address their concerns while also learning about crime trends in the area and crime prevention.  

Neighborhood Roll Call also gave our officers an opportunity to share information on the following local programs that help prevent crime and solve cases:  

Neighborhood Roll Call has strengthened the relationship between police officers and residents, and has been adopted by several neighboring communities.

Last but not least-- Neighborhood Roll Call allowed some of our youngest residents to meet and interact with our officers, take photos, and get a junior police badge. Neighborhood Roll Call 2021 was another great year of community partnership for a safer Elmhurst!   
City of Elmhurst Patriot Day Ceremony

The City of Elmhurst held a 20th Anniversary Patriot Day Ceremony on September 11th to proudly remember those who gave their lives on that tragic day trying to save others. Video coverage of the event can be found here.
Presentation on Zoning Laws

A presentation was made to City Council on basic zoning standards. The informative session was presented by industry expert Michael Blue, Principal at Teska Associates and Planning Officials Development Officer for the APA IL Chapter. Elmhurst's Zoning and Planning Commission Chair, Susan Rose was also in attendance to present the roles and responsibilities of the commission. Coverage of the presentation can be viewed here.

Fire Department Open House
Sunday, October 10th

Please join the Elmhurst Fire Department on Sunday, October 10th, from 12 - 4 p.m. at Fire Station #2 (601 S. York Street, Elmhurst) as they celebrate National Fire Prevention Week. The event, which includes fire safety education, fun activities, and light refreshments, will focus on this year’s theme “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” Guests will learn fire prevention and safety techniques through a series of educational demonstrations. Additional activities include station tours, Lutheran Charities Comfort Dogs, fire safety trailer, and a child passenger safety seating presentation.

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!
City of Elmhurst
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