Author Archive: RVP Editor

Governor announces new COVID-19 mitigations update; State has received 726,475 doses since vaccinations first launched

By Dee Longfellow For The ADDISON Independent Area Chambers of Commerce have announced that, following a decrease in Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic test positivity rates and fewer hospitalizations throughout the state, on Friday, Jan. 15, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that regions across the state are now eligible to move out of […]


‘The sign is meant for anybody who voted for tyranny over freedom’; Cigar House owner defends ‘Biden voters keep out’ sign in store window

‘The sign is meant for anybody who voted for tyranny over freedom’; Cigar House owner defends ‘Biden voters keep out’ sign in store window

Staff report The day after the Nov. 3 election, Shaun Thompson—owner of the Elmhurst Cigar House in downtown Elmhurst—put a sign on the window of his business’s front door that’s sure to draw attention in an era in which the country is divided politically. The orange, balloon-shaped sign, which is […]


School Board Capsules; Here’s what’s going on at District 205

By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. All seven board members attended the meeting, which was the board’s first meeting of the new year. The […]


Police investigate roadway shooting at St. Chas., I-290; Detectives still seeking suspect, vehicle

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to a press release from Police Chief Michael Ruth and the City of Elmhurst, the Elmhurst Police Department was investigating a roadway shooting incident that occurred on St. Charles Road and the I-290 Expressway on Friday, Jan. 16, at approximately 2:30 a.m.  […]


Police investigating attempted carjacking; Victim wrestles gun from suspect

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to a release from Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth, police are currently investigating an Attempted Carjacking that occurred on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 10:20 a.m. in the 500 block of N. Emroy.  Police said the victim was in the driveway of his […]


Moyer to leave D205 for new position out of state; D205 to begin national search for new superintendent

After six years of service, Superintendent Dr. David Moyer has announced plans to leave Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 at the end of the 2020-21 school year. Dr. Moyer will further his career pursuits out of state. His resignation is effective June 30, 2021. “I would like to extend […]


Mayor Steve Morley delivers 22nd ‘State of Our City’ address; Bids farewell as he plans not to seek re-election

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent It’s typically the first official business event of the new year. Every year, as many as 100 members of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ECCI) greet one another for the first time since the holidays on the second Thursday in January […]


Jean Rohrhoff Kane, 95

Jean Rohrhoff Kane (nee Martin), passed away peacefully at home in Elmhurst on January 15, 2021 after 95 years of life. Jean was the beloved wife of the late Eugene W. Kane and the late Robert A. Rohrhoff; loving mother of Scott (Lena) Rohrhoff, the late Ann Jensen, Robert (Jan) […]


John “Jack” Cashman, 89

John “Jack” Gibbon Cashman was born on Nov. 6, 1931 in Columbus, Neb. He passed away on Jan. 16, 2021 at the age of 89. He was an only child to LaVern and Hazel Cashman. LaVern worked in sales and traveled the country with Hazel and Jack eventually settling in […]


Dorothy Mae Kulpaka, 91

Dorothy Mae Kulpaka, nee Antczak, longtime resident of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 91. Beloved wife of Thaddeus “Ted” for almost 70 years; loving mother of Kerry (Cathy), Karen, Bob (Janelle), LuAnn Dockery, Michael (Ann), Bill and the late Dennis Kulpaka. Proud grandmother of Robert, Krissie (Andy) […]