• Cronin talks government consolidation, Transform program
  • Raja leads bipartisan coalition to urge Federal agency to continue western access
  • Sue Pennin retires after long career at post office
  • Correction:
  • One injured in house fire on Park St.
  • Cronin talks government consolidation, Transform program

    Cronin talks government consolidation, Transform program

    By Dee Longfellow For The Independent Last week, DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin addressed state legislators about his TransForm Illinois program and his efforts to reduce the size of government in Illinois. “It takes a lot of hard work, but consolidation is the only way to shrink the number of […]

  • Raja leads bipartisan coalition to urge Federal agency to continue western access

    Raja leads bipartisan coalition to urge Federal agency to continue western access

    O’Hare project would create 65,000 permanent jobs, reduce congestion Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi last week sent a letter co-signed by 21 community leaders urging the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to approve the Tollways’ petition to allow continued construction of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project. Among the signatures was DuPage County […]

  • Sue Pennin retires after long career at post office

    Sue Pennin retires after long career at post office

    Will miss her “family” of co-workers most of all By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent After 26 years and five months, Sue Pennin has stepped away from her counter at the post office for the last time. The Independent caught up to her during her last few days on […]

  • Correction:

    Correction:

    The letter to the editor regarding an April 21st Earth Day celebration at Earth Friendly Products in Addison was printed in error on page 4 of the April 13 Addison Independent. The event is by invitation only and is not open to the public. The Addison Independent and Rock Valley […]

  • One injured in house fire on Park St.

    One injured in house fire on Park St.

    Home now uninhabitable; incident under investigation By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to a release issued by Police Chief Thomas K. Freeman, there was a structure fire in the early morning hours of Sunday, April 16 on E. Park St. At approximately 2:49 a.m., the Elmhurst Fire Department […]

 

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Former police officer Joe Winkler dies at 81

A release was issued by the office of Police Chief Michael Ruth on Friday, April 21, former Elmhurst Police Officer Joseph R. Winkler passed away on April 19, 2017, following a brief illness. He was 81 years old. Joe joined the police department in Elmhurst in 1958 and served the […]

 
 

Obituaries

Arnold R. Schenk Long-time community leader, volunteer Arnold R. Schenk of Elmhurst, May 23, 1918 – April 18, 2017, passed away following a decline in his health. His wife of 75 years, Dora, passed away in January of this year. He is survived by his four children: Ron (Charlotte) of […]

 
 

Willowbrook senior receives Evans Scholarship

Willowbrook senior receives Evans Scholarship

Willowbrook senior Patricia Perez was recently named as a recipient of a Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies. The scholarship is awarded from the Evans Scholars Foundation, a charitable trust that provides full, four-year tuition and housing college scholarships to deserving caddies. Perez has been a caddie at Glen Oak Country […]

 
 

Reminder: City, College Recycling Extravaganza coming April 29

Reminder:  City, College Recycling Extravaganza coming April 29

The City of Elmhurst is partnering with Elmhurst College, DuPage County and SCARCE to host the 2017 Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The event will be held at Elmhurst College, using the Alexander Parking Lot. Items that will be recycled include: eye glasses, […]

 
 

Art in Wilder Park returns May 6-7

Art in Wilder Park returns May 6-7

Art in Wilder Park returns May 6-7 Enjoy a weekend of fine art, craft and design at the 21st annual Art in Wilder Park. More than 125 artists will gather at Wilder Park on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for this free […]

 
 

Center for Gifted recognized with business excellence award

The Business Ledger recognized The Center for Gifted with a business excellence award in the educational institutional, entity or program category. The Center for Gifted is a successful nonprofit organization providing year-round interactive programming to engage children with keen interests in academics. Along with nineteen other suburban businesses and organizations, […]

 
 

Uncover clues to your home’s history during May 7

Uncover clues to your home’s history during May 7

Workshop at Elmhurst History Museum You don’t need Sherlock Holmes to reveal clues to your home’s history, but a few well-informed tips and helpful resources from an architectural preservation expert might point you in the right direction. The Elmhurst History Museum is offering a opportunity for curious homeowners who want […]

 
 

Elmhurst missing person identified

Elmhurst missing person identified

At approximately 1:20 pm on Friday, April 21, 2017, the DuPage County Coroner’s Office was notified by the Elmhurst Police Department of a deceased male subject lying on the bottom of the Elmhurst-Chicago Stone quarry. Upon our arrival, Elmhurst Police informed this office that their department took a missing and endangered subject […]

 
 

State’s Attorney finds officer justified in DuPage Deputy officer-involved shooting

State’s Attorney finds officer justified in DuPage Deputy officer-involved shooting

Berlin issues statement with information in death of Trevon Johnson Following is a statement from State’s Attorney Bob Berlin issued: April 20, 2017, explaining what happened in the case of a DuPage County Deputy Sheriff shooting Villa Park resident Trevon Johnson on January 1, 2017. “Every case involving the use […]

 
 

Police Reports

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 subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named. Addison April 19 A 50-year-old Addison man was charged […]