Author Archive: RVP Editor

COVID-19 updates for DuPage County

As of 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2, there were 11,458 total cases among DuPage County residents, including 510 deaths. Since Sunday, there were 111 new cases and NO deaths of anyone with COVID-19 reported. Number of cases by town At press time, the DuPage Department of Health reported the […]


Mazzochi files resolution insisting Madigan resign;

Mazzochi files resolution insisting Madigan resign;

‘Illinois has suffered with corruption for decades’ The number one complaint State Representative Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst) hears from District residents is Illinois Speaker Mike Madigan. “Illinois has lived with corruption for decades,” Mazzochi said. “The edifice of silence the Speaker has surrounded himself with is finally crumbling. There is no […]


State and IHSA release landscape-altering guidelines for youth sports; High school football moves to February start date; Tournament play scuttled starting Aug. 15.

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois High School Association last week released revised COVID-19 reopening guidelines that will greatly alter the youth sports landscape into 2021. After Governor JB Pritzker released revised youth sports safety guidelines in […]


Top Crime News; Police cite numerous reports of burglary, theft to vehicles

• On July 29, two incidents of burglary to a vehicle were reported in the 400 block of Avery—the first at around 8:46 a.m., and the second at around 9:57 a.m. and the third at around 10:19 a.m.  In the first incident, a victim told police that an unknown suspect(s) […]


Joseph T. Lytle, 43

Joseph T. Lytle, 43

Joseph T. Lytle, of Edgerton, Wisc., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Mercy Hospital at the age of 43. Joe was born on May 29, 1977 in Illinois to James and Rita (Cucchiara) Lytle. He graduated in 1995 from Addison Trail High School in Addison.  On June 25, 2004, […]


Jacky M. Merrill, 90

Jacky M. Merrill, nee Malloy, of Elmhurst, passed away on July 28, 2020 at the age of 90.  Wife of the late Curtis J. Merrill.  Loving mother of Christy (Brad) Sopko, Susan Lepore, Curtis J. (Alice) Merrill and Patrick C. (Laurie) Merrill.  Proud grandmother of Matt, Tim, Kevin, Annie, Grace, […]


Anna L. Ruiz, 94

Anna L. Ruiz, nee Diaz, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Santos. Loving mother of Anna Gulino, Hermes Ruiz and the late Adam (Cheryl) Ruiz. Cherished grandmother of Jessica Tuttle, Lisa (Bret) Hepner, Jennifer Ruiz and Erica Ruiz. Great grandmother of […]


District 205 plans for the new school year in full

The following is the full plan issued by School District 205 regarding the opening of the 2020-21 school year Thursday, July 30 Dear District 205 Families and staff, Friday, July 31 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for families to complete their intent to opt for the Remote Learning Option, […]


Highlights from District 205’s plan to begin the 2020-21 school year

Following a meeting on Wednesday, July 29, District 205 released the following information to its community stakeholders about the plans to re-open for the new school year. The entire report can be found on the web site at, but due to space limitations, the Independent is presenting highlights: Student, […]


Teacher’s Council upset about D205 plans to reopen school year; Survey reveals most teachers feel unsafe; disappointed in School Board’s response

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent As the District 205 School Board debates the best way to reopen for the 2020-21 school year, the Elmhurst Teacher’s Council (ETC) has spoken up about the fears that its members face in the attempt to return to a “normal” school environment during […]