Author Archive: RVP Editor

Celebrating a milestone…

Celebrating a milestone…

Mary Eleanor Wall turns 90 By Dee Longfellow The Independent was invited to Park Place on the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 6 to join the celebration, as Mary Eleanor Wall reached her 90th birthday. Besides her husband, Jim, their son, Robert, and his wife, Renae, attended along with Dave McGowan […]

 
 

Elmhurst Police Reports

The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Persons charged with domestic battery are not named in order to protect the privacy of victims. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court […]

 
 

Top Crime News

Student admits bringing BB gun to York On Feb. 3, a reporting officer spoke with a suspect at York High School who admitted to bringing a BB gun to school. The BB gun was turned over and the suspect was cited for disorderly conduct and released to his mother. Nine […]

 
 

Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The Elmhurst event NOT to be missed! Thursday, Feb. 13 Next Stop Elmhurst: Exploring railroads at EHM At 3 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum presents a new Throwback Thursday lecture by exhibits curator Dan Bartlett, who will talk about the earliest history of the Galena […]

 
 

Carol Jean Coate, 88

Carol Jean Coate passed away January 26, 2020 at Michaelson Health Care Center in Batavia at the age of 88. Devoted daughter of the late Jeannette (nee Fosdyke) and the late Harry B. Coate.  Carol received a B.A. degree from Wheaton College and went on to receive a Master’s degree […]

 
 

York principal announces departure for new opportunity

York principal announces departure for new opportunity

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to a release issued by School District 205, York High School Principal Erin DeLuga announced last week that she is the finalist for the Lake Zurich High School principal position. DeLuga shared the news of her pending departure with her staff during […]

 
 

Man from Lombard kidnapped in Afghanistan 

Staff report According to a story published last week in Newsweek, Mark R. Frerichs of Lombard, a U.S. government contractor, was kidnapped in Afghanistan on Jan. 31 by a group of militants aligned with the Taliban The Newsweek story reports that Frerichs, 57, was kidnapped in the Afghanistan province of […]

 
 

Conference champion

Conference champion

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Sophomore Bella Naumovsky (center) of the Willowbrook girls gymnastics team won the first-place medal in the uneven bars competition during the West Suburban Gold Conference Meet, which took place on Feb. 1 in Villa Park. Naumovsky, who is pictured on the awards stand, won the uneven bars […]

 
 

A crazy day at St. Pius X School

A crazy day at St. Pius X School

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Lombard’s St. Pius X School’s recent celebration of Catholic Schools Week included Crazy Hat and Sock Day on Jan. 30. The week’s special events at the school also included the Wheel of Wisdom—a trivia game for students. Friday, Jan. 31, was Break the Rules Day; students could […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—February 6

JOYE HELENE ADAMS Joye was promoted to her fullest life on December 21, 2019, in Cumming, Georgia. She was born in Chicago on April 24, 1935, to Frank and Ruth Wardecker. She was raised in Lombard and was crowned Lilac Queen in May 1953, the same year she graduated from […]