Author Archive: RVP Editor

York Drama presents “Lift With Love”; Performance presented virtually Oct. 22-25

“Human connection is desperately needed right now,” said York Drama Director Rebecca Marianetti. “We are all trying to find a way to keep relationships alive; the connections between people can never be underestimated, especially as we seek to strengthen ourselves and our community.” Drama Director John Forsythe agrees. “Lift with […]


Bond set for two accused in Chick-Fil-A burglaries in Wheaton, Lombard

On Friday, Oct. 16, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, Wheaton Chief of Police Bill Murphy and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton announced that two Texas men had been arrested and charged with the October 14th robbery of two Chick-Fil-A restaurants located in Wheaton and Lombard. Roosevelt Hart, 26, […]


ECCI joins opposition to graduated income tax amendment; Quigley: Measure clears the way to hike tax on any group of taxpayers

The Board of Directors of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce at its Tuesday, Oct. 12 meeting voted to endorse the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s opposition to the Graduated Income Tax Amendment, or “Fair Tax,” to the State of Illinois Constitution on the Nov. 3 General Election ballot.      The […]


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 Oct. 13 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. All seven board members were present at the start of the meeting. […]


Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts plans Virtual Spotlight Gala

On Saturday, Nov. 14, Elmhurst Center for Performing Arts (ECPA) will host its fifth annual Spotlight Gala celebrating the arts in the western suburbs. The Gala benefits ECPA, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to the creation of a state-of-the-art venue for theater, dance, music and comedy in Elmhurst City Centre. “This […]


District 205 returns to remote learning as of Oct. 21; Spike in COVID-19 cases among young people cited

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to the Superintendent’s Message issued by Dr. David Moyer at School District 205 on Friday, Oct. 16, all schools will be returning to remote instruction for at least two weeks beginning Wednesday, Oct. 21. At the District 205 Board meeting on Tuesday, […]


Elmhurst Community Calendar

The Calendar is back! The Elmhurst Independent has brought back the Community Calendar to keep its readers up with what is going on around town. Upcoming events will be published, even if they are virtual and only available online. Please remember to be safe when attending live events by wearing […]


Harold W. Kuczwara, 82

Harold W. Kuczwara, passed away October 12, 2020 at the age of 82. He was born in Chicago on October 28, 1937. Harold was the sixth of seven children. Growing up in Stone Park, he played football at Proviso East High School. As the fullback of the Pirates, his legacy […]


Mary K. Mullen, 93

Mary K. Mullen nee O’Connor, formerly of Elmhurst and Lombard, passed away recently at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Marvin Mullen. Loving mother of Thomas (Judith) and the late Terrence (Nada survives) Mullen. Dearest grandmother of William (Lindsay), Shannon (John) Bernard, Sean Mullen, Bob Kuhn, […]


Dorothy “Jean” Radtke, 87

Dorothy “Jean” Radtke, nee Ellis, went home to heaven after a short illness, at the age of 87. Jean was beloved wife of the late Richard “Dick” Radtke for more than 40 years; loving mother of Mary (the late Scott) Fraser, Rich Radtke Jr. and Ann (Rob) Pettey; treasured grandma […]