Author Archive: RVP Editor

Elmhurst 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. Battery May 15 Officers responded to a victim […]

 
 

More police news…

Dog survives being dragged by train According to this week’s police reports, on May 14, a person near Park and Kenmore told police he was walking his dog alongside the train tracks when his dog got too close to a train. The dog’s leash got caught on the train, dragging […]

 
 

ICCP wins girls softball regional championship

ICCP wins girls softball regional championship

photo provided Senior Melissa Gonzalez (22) celebrates with her teammates moments after scoring the winning run in the girls softball regional championship game, when IC Catholic Prep defeated the Guerin Prep Gators by a score of 6-5. With Gonzalez is freshman Kayla Faber-Cournane (00) (left) and sophomore Georgia Mahnke (6). […]

 
 

Search for Elmhurst bank robber ends with suspect’s suicide

Search for Elmhurst bank robber ends with suspect’s suicide

  Subject was resident of Villa Park By Dee Longfellow For The Independent   On Thursday, May 26, the search for the suspect in the robbery of the Inland Bank on Spring Road in Elmhurst ended when the subject shot and killed himself in front of a police officer in […]

 
 

Obituaries

Frances A. Schweihs, 99 Frances A. Schweihs, nee Essig, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2016, in her Villa Park home surrounded by her family. She was 99 years of age. She is survived by her children John (Lorraine) Schweihs, Bill (the late Louise A.) Schweihs, Sr. Kathleen Schweihs CSA, […]

 
 

Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – An event NOT to be missed… Saturday, May 21 – Green Garden Fair at First Cong From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a Green Garden Fair will be held at First Congregational UCC church, 235 S. Kenilworth Ave. Attendees will be able to purchase seedlings […]

 
 

Elmhurst Sports Report

York’s Dierksheide wins four matches at state badminton Dukes’ boys water polo team headed for state quarterfinals. By Mike Miazga Correspondent York girls badminton standout Julia Dierksheide won four matches at the recent IHSA state finals meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Dierksheide opened play with a 21-9, 21-10 […]

 
 

Bond set at $100,000 for driver accused of running over officer Berlin says van struck plain-clothes detective at nearby Home Depot

Bond set at $100,000 for driver accused of running over officer   Berlin says van struck plain-clothes detective at nearby Home Depot

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent WHEATON – According to a release issued by DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin last week, bond has been set at $100,000 for a man accused of striking an Oak Brook police detective in the parking lot of a Home Depot. According to Berlin’s […]

 
 

Elmhurst 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. Criminal damage to property/motor vehicle/criminal trespass to property/ […]

 
 

Teacher’s aide at Willowbrook arrested for sexual assault Woman, 28, allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old student

  By Dee Longfellow For The Independent Last week, the Independent learned that a teacher’s aide working at Willowbrook High School is facing sexual assault charges after a 16-year-old male student revealed they had sex. According to police authorities, Elyse V. Snyder, 28, of Bolingbrook, was arrested on Thursday, May […]