• A mother’s heartbreak and honor
  • Yadav Nathwani sworn in as 24th District Senator; First Indian-American member of Illinois Senate in history
  • Jingle Bell Jubilee!
  • A joyful tradition
  • Special Kids Day coming Wed. Dec. 5
  • ‘Y’ Christmas trees now on sale
  • WWII veteran’s daughter to receive long-lost medal
  • A mother’s heartbreak and honor

    A mother’s heartbreak and honor

    Elmhurst’s Shelly LeGere among ‘Chicagoans of the Year’ By Patti Pagni For The Elmhurst Independent The “Life Giver.” That’s what Chicago Magazine calls Elmhurst’s Shelly LeGere, as the publication honors her as one of 2018’s Chicagoans of the Year. This “Life Giver” award comes a little more than three years […]

  • Yadav Nathwani sworn in as 24th District Senator; First Indian-American member of Illinois Senate in history

    Yadav Nathwani sworn in as 24th District Senator; First Indian-American member of Illinois Senate in history

    Milton Township Vice-Chairman Yadav “Nick” Nathwani was appointed and sworn in as the new State Senator for the 24th District to represent the interests of his west suburban constituents for the remainder of the 100th General Assembly. Nathwani made Illinois history as the first Indian-American member to serve in the […]

  • Jingle Bell Jubilee!

    Jingle Bell Jubilee!

    STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS Downtown Lombard was transformed into another magical holiday wonderland Saturday evening during the 13th Annual Jingle Bell Jubilee. Activities included scenes from “The Nutcracker” performed in business windows by students from The Dance Centre, Lilacia Park’s Holiday Lights ceremony and Santa’s arrival, candlelight tours of the Victorian […]

  • A joyful tradition

    A joyful tradition

    STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Inclement weather didn’t seem to bother those who attended Saturday evening’s 20th Annual Joyful Traditions. The popular family friendly holiday event is held along the Illinois Prairie Path at the Rugaard Gazebo and is hosted by the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Villa […]

  • Special Kids Day coming Wed. Dec. 5

    Special Kids Day coming Wed. Dec. 5

    Annual event offers visit with Santa for special needs kids and their families On Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 3:30-8 p.m., the annual Special Kids Day holiday party will take place at Wilder Mansion, 211 Prospect St. in Elmhurst. Children of all ages with special needs along with their siblings and […]

  • ‘Y’ Christmas trees now on sale

    ‘Y’ Christmas trees now on sale

    STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Tri-Town YMCA’s Annual Christmas Tree Sale fundraiser is now open for business at the Lombard Dairy Queen parking lot, 205 S. Main St. Lot hours are Wednesday-Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Scotch Pines and Douglas and Fraser Firs, […]

  • WWII veteran’s daughter to receive long-lost medal

    WWII veteran’s daughter to receive long-lost medal

    By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   Chalk it up to “it’s a small world,” or “the Good Lord works in mysterious ways,” or whatever makes serendipitous encounters occur, but it’s always nice when good things happen right in your own backyard – it’s even more meaningful when it […]

 

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A mother’s heartbreak and honor

A mother’s heartbreak and honor

Elmhurst’s Shelly LeGere among ‘Chicagoans of the Year’ By Patti Pagni For The Elmhurst Independent The “Life Giver.” That’s what Chicago Magazine calls Elmhurst’s Shelly LeGere, as the publication honors her as one of 2018’s Chicagoans of the Year. This “Life Giver” award comes a little more than three years […]

 
 

Former long-time resident turns 104

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Mrs. Olga Jordan, a resident at Bridgeway of Bensenville,turned 104 years old on Tuesday, Nov. 27. She was born in White Plains, New York, in 1914. She moved to Elmhurst with her husband Robert Jordan in 1957.Mr. Jordan passed away in 1962. According […]

 
 

York wrestling

In a recent four-match event, the York wrestling team scored three wins against Lincoln-Way Central (40-28), Crete-Monee (66-18), Plainfield North (36-32) and lost 37-32 to Harlem. Antonio Gutierrez and Josh Mathiasen each went 4-0.

 
 

York girls bowling

The York girls bowling team defeated Hinsdale South2,842-2,746 in West Suburban Conference action. York moved to 2-0 in conference with the win. The Dukes also won the JV match by a 2,502-2,224 count.

 
 

IC Catholic Prep boys basketball team wins two games

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The IC Catholic Prep boys basketball team was victorious against both St. Francis and Walther Christian recently. The Knights were 64-59 Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division winners against St. Francis, while also defeating Walther Christian by the same score in a non-conference game. Walther moved to […]

 
 

York girls basketball team runs record to 9-1

By Mike Miazga Correspondent Another week and two more wins for the white-hot York girls basketball team. The Dukes posted a pair of West Suburban Conference Silver Division wins against Oak Park-River Forest and Lyons Township. The wins put York at 9-1 overall on the season and moved the Dukes […]

 
 

Robert C. Kazanecki, 88

Robert C. Kazanecki, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 88. Devoted husband of Irene for 61 years; loving father of Nadine (William) Watts and Claudine (Patrick) Modlin; cherished grandfather of Carys,Scarlett and Penelope; brother of the late William Kazanecki and Norbert Kazanecki; uncle of many nieces and […]

 
 

Lois H. Albers, 92

Lois H. Albers, nee Schneeweis, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late John H. Albers; loving mother of Steven Albers and Linda (Dr. Arthur) Fischer II; proud grandmother of Laura (Nicholas)Hopkins and Sarah Fischer; honored great grandmother of Lily Kate Hopkins; dear […]

 
 

Police Reports

 The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named. Assault, battery Dec. 1  Police said that subsequent […]

 
 

Community Calendar

Pick of the Week  The event NOT tobe missed! Saturday, Dec. 15 York Theater, History Museum offer screening of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ At 9:30 a.m., York Theater in conjunction with the Elmhurst History Museum, will hold a free screening of the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Doors open at […]