Author Archive: RVP Editor

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 […]

 
 

Graduates celebrate

Graduates celebrate

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Four members of Willowbrook High School’s Class of 2020 are pictured outside of the school on Saturday, May 16. Pictured left to right are Kate Gargano, Shannon Knudtson, Loren Perry and Emy Hayes. Willowbrook seniors were supposed to celebrate their graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 17, but […]

 
 

Water, water everywhere

Water, water everywhere

MIKE SANDROLINI PHOTOS Like many communities throughout DuPage County, Lombard was recently deluged with rain. On its Facebook page May 17, the village announced that Lombard had received 7.03 inches of rain between May 14 and May 17. This large lot (top photo) between two homes along Finley Road was […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—May 21

ANNA M. CAP Anna M. Cap, nee Sklenar, of Oakbrook Terrace, passed away recently at the age of 101. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving Mother of Charles F. Fond sister of the late Hedy (Gerald) Bingenheimer, Marie (Bill) Doyle and Hermina (Joe) Clark. Aunt and great aunt of […]

 
 

Taking orders

Taking orders

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Hi-View Restaurant in Villa Park, which has been open since 1962, is providing its customers with delivery, carryout and curbside service while all Illinois restaurants are closed to on-site dining. Gov. JB Pritzker ordered all of the state’s restaurants to close to dine-in service in mid-March because […]

 
 

102 years young

102 years young

JANE CHARMELO PHOTOS Ann Panattoni got a surprise Sunday, May 10, when family, friends and neighbors recognized her 102nd birthday. Waving while seated in front of her home on East Harding Road, the mother of two and grandmother of three watched as cars drove past and honked, while a stilt […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—May 14

LOUISE TURNER BARNES Louise Turner Barnes, 96, a resident of Lombard since 1957, died peacefully on May 11, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Elmhurst. A proud native of Virginia, she was born in Painter, Virginia on March 1, 1924, to Joshua and Genevieve (Ott) Turner. She was a 1944 […]

 
 

City offers “Restaurant Support Guide”

List of dining establishments with special services available The following Elmhurst establishments have confirmed with the City that they have modified their business plan during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic to remain open in some capacity offering drive-thru, carryout, curbside, or delivery options to patrons. Please note that restaurants and bars […]

 
 

These businesses are currently open

As a service to its readers, the Independent is publishing a short list of some of the businesses that remain open, despite the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. JDS Insurance – Country Financial Jack Schiltz 630-388-9364 facebook.com/ JackSchiltzCountryFinancial Intensity Promotional Products Maggie Mann 630-805-1912 oneintenseplace.com Edward Jones Jason Janes 115 W. Vallette […]

 
 

And now for the good news…; So far, 228 COVID-19 patients discharged from Elmhurst Hospital

While the Independent continues its coverage of the latest statistics in the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to report how many people have been discharged from Elmhurst Hospital – a number we WANT to see get higher every week. As of May 11, Elmhurst Hospital is currently treating 63 […]