• York grad, musician meets up with famous actor;  Elmhurst resident meets movie star while hitchhiking in Australia
  • Veterans remembered and honored
  • A ‘Reel’ adventure at the Villa Park Library
  • Russian visitors come to Elmhurst
Pictured are two men visiting from Russia as part of the Open World program through the Library of Congress, along with their Elmhurst hosts. Sophia and Jim Abenante (center) are wearing hats their guests brought them from Russia. On the far left is Artemiy Aksenov, 38, and Konstantin Chernov, who is 28.
  • Cullerton Camp celebrates big finish
It was a back-and-forth night, but at about 10:30 p.m., Republican Seth Lewis called to concede to Tom Cullerton (D), who was elected to his third term to represent the 23rd Senate District in Illinois. Here, Cullerton (top row center) with wife Stacey joins his volunteer organization to celebrate late on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 6. Cullerton, who is a resident of Villa Park, beat Lewis 36,552 to 30,489, garnering almost 55% of the vote.
  • A guide for next Tuesday’s elections
  • Pictured here at the Elmhurst League of Voters Can-didate’s Forum are the Candidates for County Board in District #1 (from left) Zahra Suratwala (D), Sam Tornatore (R), Ashley J. Selmon (D) and Dino Gavanes (R). Voters can select two. Tornatore and Gavanes are incumbents.
  • York grad, musician meets up with famous actor;  Elmhurst resident meets movie star while hitchhiking in Australia

    York grad, musician meets up with famous actor; Elmhurst resident meets movie star while hitchhiking in Australia

    By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   The Elmhurst Independent just loves to bring its readers the exciting news when a current or former resident has a brush with someone famous. Growing famous on his own as a musician, Elmhurst resident Scott Hildebrand has already performed at various venues […]

  • Veterans remembered and honored

    Veterans remembered and honored

    STEVE SPODEN PHOTO On Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m., Lombardians gathered at the Veterans Memorial in Lombard Common to remember and honor our nation’s veterans during the Village of Lombard’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. This year’s Veterans Day marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. […]

  • A ‘Reel’ adventure at the Villa Park Library

    A ‘Reel’ adventure at the Villa Park Library

    STEVE SPODEN PHOTO A movie poster for “The GRINCH,” pictured with Villa Park Library’s Head of Public Services Sean Birmingham (left) and movie poster artwork enthusiast William Brandeis, was one of 29 posters on display for a special event at the library on Saturday, Nov. 10. The library has hosted […]

  • Russian visitors come to Elmhurst
Pictured are two men visiting from Russia as part of the Open World program through the Library of Congress, along with their Elmhurst hosts. Sophia and Jim Abenante (center) are wearing hats their guests brought them from Russia. On the far left is Artemiy Aksenov, 38, and Konstantin Chernov, who is 28.

    Members of Russian delegation stay in Elmhurst

    A learning experience for all, including their hosts By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Two young men from Russia were recently guests of Jim and Sophia Abenante who live on Edgewood in south Elmhurst. They were delighted to be a part of their adventure to America. The men were […]

  • Cullerton Camp celebrates big finish
It was a back-and-forth night, but at about 10:30 p.m., Republican Seth Lewis called to concede to Tom Cullerton (D), who was elected to his third term to represent the 23rd Senate District in Illinois. Here, Cullerton (top row center) with wife Stacey joins his volunteer organization to celebrate late on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 6. Cullerton, who is a resident of Villa Park, beat Lewis 36,552 to 30,489, garnering almost 55% of the vote.

    Republicans take a beating on Election night

    Paul Hinds, Chris Nybo out; Cronin wins in a squeaker; D205 referendum passes   By Dee Longfellow For The Independent It was a sad night at the Elmhurst Elks Club, where DuPage County Republicans gathered to watch the results of the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. At the federal […]

  • A guide for next Tuesday’s elections

    A guide for next Tuesday’s elections

    In the Nov. 6 general election, voters in the Lombardian and Independent readership area will find the following federal, state and county races, as well as a township ballot question and propositions on the ballot:   Editor’s note: Candidates running unopposed are not listed.   Congressional Representative in Congress, 6th District […]

  • Pictured here at the Elmhurst League of Voters Can-didate’s Forum are the Candidates for County Board in District #1 (from left) Zahra Suratwala (D), Sam Tornatore (R), Ashley J. Selmon (D) and Dino Gavanes (R). Voters can select two. Tornatore and Gavanes are incumbents.

    The Independent’s Election Watch; Presenting the candidates for DuPage County Board in District #1

    By Dee Longfellow For The Independent   The League of Women Voters posed five questions to the candidates for County Board in Districts #1 and #2. The Independent presents the replies to three of those questions. Some replies have been edited for length.   Q-1. According to Forbes Magazine (7/25/17 […]

 

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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.   Addison   Nov. 8 Police said William Petrole […]

 
 

Suspects charged with robbery at Yorktown Mall

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton announced last week that bond had been set for four suspects accused of stealing personal items from two victims outside the Yorktown Mall. All four men appeared at bond hearing this morning where Judge John Kinsella […]

 
 

Former civilian employee of VP Police Dept. charged with misconduct, theft; Lombard resident Simons released on bond following arrest

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Villa Park Chief of Police Michael Lay announced on Wednesday, Nov. 7 that a former civilian employee at the Villa Park Police Department had been charged with two counts of Official Misconduct (Class 3 Felony), one count of Theft of Government Property […]

 
 

People say ‘yes’ to District 205 Referendum; Moyer issues letter of appreciation to community

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   Elmhurst’s eye was on the District 205 Referendum, which had only been placed on the ballot about four to six weeks prior to the Election. In the end, more than 62% of Elmhurst voters chose to support a property tax increase to […]

 
 

York grad, musician meets up with famous actor; Elmhurst resident meets movie star while hitchhiking in Australia

York grad, musician meets up with famous actor;  Elmhurst resident meets movie star while hitchhiking in Australia

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   The Elmhurst Independent just loves to bring its readers the exciting news when a current or former resident has a brush with someone famous. Growing famous on his own as a musician, Elmhurst resident Scott Hildebrand has already performed at various venues […]

 
 

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   Nov. 3 Bradley Gillette, […]

 
 

Kathleen Carlson

Kathleen A. Carlson,  of Elmhurst, passed away recently. Beloved wife of Mark; loving mother of Julia, Maria and the late Michelle; daughter of the late Thomas and Coletta Flynn; sister of Pamela (Roy) Knighton and Michael Flynn; aunt of several nieces and nephews. Services and Interment Private. Arrangements provided by […]

 
 

IC Catholic Prep boys cross-country team qualifies for sixth consecutive sectional

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The IC Catholic Prep boys cross-country team finished fifth in conference this season. “Our team strength was learning how to spread out the race and not leaving it all for the kick,” said coach Jeff Fredrickson. “They improved on their racing techniques. What impressed me the […]

 
 

York student-athletes sign national letters of intent

By Mike Miazga Correspondent Earlier this week, 11 York High School student-athletes were scheduled to sign their national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level next year. That group included York softball players Julia Derkowski (St. Lawrence University), Katherine Karnatz (Missouri-Kansas City) and […]

 
 

Dorothy M. Whistler, 84

Dorothy M. Whistler, nee Ready, 84, of Elmhurst since 1961. Beloved wife of the late Darrell L.; loving mother of Donald W. (Denise) Whistler, Denise L. (James M.) Lucas and the late David Whistler; grandmother of Alyssa Kozacek, Amber Kozacek, Matthew Whistler and Keith Whistler; sister of the late Donald […]