• Seniors of the Year
  • Former newspaper GM charged with theft
  • Kimberly Johnson, owner of Elmhurst’s new Chrysalis Custom Hair, 565 N. York St., gently sets a human hair wig on a display styling head and readies it for cutting and styling by an expert stylist. Chrysalis is open six days a week by appointment only and serves women living with cancer. Visit chrysaliscustomhair.com for more information.
  • Homecoming royalty at Willowbrook
  • Crop Walk to help end hunger
  • Going pink
  • League of Women Voters hold meeting on District 205 Referendum
  • Seniors of the Year

    Seniors of the Year

    STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Barb Madigan and Ronald Knecht were named Seniors of the Year during a presentation ceremony at the Village of Lombard’s 2018 Senior Fair. Also recognized were award nominees Jim Hollenbeck, Mike Kinney and Mary Beth Lynch, along with all of Lombard’s senior citizens and residents who help […]

  • Former newspaper GM charged with theft

    Former newspaper GM charged with theft

    She allegedly owes nearly $274,000 to company   The former general manager of the company that publishes this newspaper has been charged in a Wisconsin court with bilking more than $270,000 from the firm. Cynthia R. Jensen, 55, of Kingston, was charged Sept. 25 in Walworth County Circuit Court with […]

  • Kimberly Johnson, owner of Elmhurst’s new Chrysalis Custom Hair, 565 N. York St., gently sets a human hair wig on a display styling head and readies it for cutting and styling by an expert stylist. Chrysalis is open six days a week by appointment only and serves women living with cancer. Visit chrysaliscustomhair.com for more information.

    Chrysalis Custom Hair emerges in Elmhurst; Creates custom wigs especially for women living with cancer

    By Patti Pagni For The Elmhurst Independent   Before a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis – its protective shell — it must go through many stages of change, not all of which are as beautiful as the colorful butterfly ready to spread its wings. As a cancer-support specialist, Kimberly Johnson […]

  • Homecoming royalty at Willowbrook

    Homecoming royalty at Willowbrook

    CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School celebrated its homecoming week last week. The special events included the Sept. 21 pep assembly that ended with the coronation of each class’s homecoming queens and kings. Pictured left to right are: freshman queen and king Izabelle Manning and John Swastek; sophomore queen and […]

  • Crop Walk to help end hunger

    Crop Walk to help end hunger

    STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS The annual Great Prairie Trail CROP Hunger Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 14, and now is the time to register to participate in the fundraiser sponsored by Church World Service. Walk committee members (top photo, left to right) Hester Bury, Terry Witt and Betsy Swinson invite […]

  • Going pink

    Going pink

    CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Willowbrook and Addison Trail girls volleyball teams squared off in District 88’s annual Go Pink match in Villa Park. The Sept. 11 battle between the two district rivals raised about $1,000 for the American Cancer Society. Baked goods, tickets for raffles and pink ribbons were available […]

  • League of Women Voters hold meeting on District 205 Referendum

    League of Women Voters hold meeting on District 205 Referendum

    Join the League of Women Voters of Elmhurst on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., to hear about the ballot initiative for Community Unit School District 205. Associate Superintendent Mary Henderson and Executive Director of Communications, Bev Redmond will explain the […]

 

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Addison and Villa Park Police Reports

Area police departments recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that suspects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named. Sept. 30 Police said that during an auto accident […]

 
 

Bertha Clarke, 100

Bertha Clarke, nee Anderson, of Elmhurst, passed away on Sept. 11, 2018, at the age of 100. Mrs. Clarke was born on Jan. 21, 1918. Beloved wife of the late James F.; loving mother of James (Linda), Barbara and Gary (Darcie); cherished grandmother of Donna, Darrin, Christopher, Gary and Jack; […]

 
 

Richard Craddock, 66

Richard “Rich” Craddock, of Aurora, Ill., and formerly of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 66. Devoted son of the late Ethel L. Craddock; loving cousin of Ron (Marilyn) Schweitzer, Jim (the late Mary) Schweitzer, Lauren Schweitzer-Cody and Chris, Adam and Beth Schweitzer. Rich taught science and biology […]

 
 

Elmhurst Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The event NOT to be missed… Saturday, Oct. 13 Heritage Day at Churchville School and Fischer Farm Heritage Day returns to the Churchville One-Room Schoolhouse and at Fischer Farm in Bensenville. A full slate of family-friendly activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. […]

 
 

Elmhurst 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.   Criminal damage, criminal defacement   Sept. 30 […]

 
 

Timothy Christian girls volleyball

By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT The Timothy Christian girls volleyball team moved to 20-5 overall and 3-0 in Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division action after a 25-21, 25-11 win over Aurora Central Catholic. Heidi Westra had 10 kills, two blocks and five digs. Hannah Schuringa had three kills and one block. […]

 
 

Timothy Christian boys golf

By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT The Timothy Christian boys golf team finished seventh at the recent Class 1A Walther Christian regional held at White Pines in Bensenville. The Trojans had a 393 team score. Timothy sophomore Kyle Mahler did advance to sectionals as an individual. He shot a 91 and finished […]

 
 

Knights girls volleyball team defeats Chicago Christian and R-B

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The IC Catholic Prep girls volleyball team recorded a pair of recent victories against Chicago Christian and Riverside-Brookfield. In a 16-25, 26-24, 25-15 win over Chicago Christian, Sophie Hurt had 20 assists, two blocks, five kills, six digs and three aces. Maya Stovall had nine kills, […]

 
 

IC Catholic Prep sends two golfers to sectionals

By Mike Miazga Correspondent Two IC Catholic Prep boys golfers moved one step away from a berth in the state meet. The Knights competed in the recent Class 1A Walther Christian regional at White Pines in Bensenville. IC Catholic Prep was fifth out of eight teams with a 371 team […]

 
 

School Board Capsules

Here’s what’s happening at District 205 By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent   The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on Sept. 25 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Board member John McDonough was absent from the meeting.   Hearing held, […]