Posted on: January 13, 2017

Identity Theft Arrest

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Elmhurst Police report the arrest of the offender of Financial Identity Theft crimes which resulted from a joint investigation between the Elmhurst Police Department and the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.  The arrest wa...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Know an amazing kid?

Exemplary Youth Service Awards

Know an amazing kid? The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth is currently seeking nominees for its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards, which will be presented on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 7:00 PM at Sandburg Middle School. For more information a...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Clarity on Zoning Codes for Greenhouses in Elmhurst

clarity on zoning codes for greenhouses

Recently the City has been questioned on zoning laws for temporary and membrane structures including hoop houses in residential districts.

Below is a list of questions and answers that provide clarity to this topic.  

Q.  Can you have a g...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

City Snow Removal

snow removal

Following a snowfall, main roads are cleared first, followed by neighborhood streets and other less-traveled roadways. Snow is typically removed from the center to the curb in a series of four passes. Residents are reminded to please wait until city crews...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Clothes Dryer Safety

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Doing laundry is most likely part of your every day routine. But did you know how important taking care of your clothes dryer is to the safety of your home? With a few simple safety tips you can help prevent a clothes dryer fire.

  • Have your dryer installed ...
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Posted on: December 27, 2016

City to increase water and sewer rates and capital investment recovery charges in 2017

Tax Rate Increases

 

The City of Elmhurst will be increasing water rate, sewer rate, and capital investment recovery charges effective for usage billed on or after January 3, 2017.

The financial impact of the rate projects an average four-person household to see a 12.6% ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

How to Safely Dispose Fireplace Ash

Fireplace Ash disposal safety tips

A wood burning fireplace is a wonderful item to enjoy during the holiday months. As fireplaces continue to be used, ashes build up over time and at some point must be cleaned out. Improperly disposing fireplace ashes can lead to a house fire. If you plan ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

City of Elmhurst thanks Elmhurst Toyota for funds used to supply patrol vehicles with AED equipment

Elmhurst Toyota Donation to Elmhurst Police Department

The City of Elmhurst thanks Elmhurst Toyota for funds used to supply all police patrol vehicles with AED equipment. This equipment was used to save the life of an Elmhurst resident that suffered from cardiac arrest. 

 

Elmhurst Toyota generously d...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

City allows online overnight parking requests

Online Overnight Parking Requests

The City recently launched a program where online requests can be made for overnight parking, allowing a more convenient and user-friendly way to request overnight parking on city streets. The City’s policy is to restrict parking on all City of ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Frozen Pipe Prevention

preventing frozen pipes

One of the biggest residential non-emergency calls to the Elmhurst Fire Department involves frozen water pipes. Without proper precautions, cold weather can cause serious plumbing problems. Water pipes, plastic and copper, can burst if the water within fr...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Freezing temperature preparedness and designation of City of Elmhurst Warming Center

COE Warming Center and Cold Weather Preparedness

As we continue to move into the winter season, bitter cold temperatures will become more prevalent. The Elmhurst Fire Department urges all citizens to take steps to prepare themselves for extreme cold temperatures. Some of those precautions include:

  • Mainta...
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Posted on: December 6, 2016

City of Elmhurst Completes Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen Stormwater Improvement Project

Stormwater Project Completed

The final section of 72-inch storm sewer pipe has been installed into the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility and the area has been restored, signaling the completion of the City of Elmhurst  Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen Stormwater Improvement Proj...

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

Smoke Alarm Accessories for the Hearing Impaired

Fire Alarm for Hearing Impaired

Smoke alarms save lives. However, people who are deaf or hard of hearing may not
be able to depend on the traditional smoke alarm to alert them of a fire. Installing smoke alarm accessories made for alerting people who are deaf or hard of hearing is impe...Read on...