Author Archive: RVP Editor

St. Pius X holds Fall Fest ’19

St. Pius X holds Fall Fest ’19

CHRIS FOX/BARBARA DAWSON PHOTOS St. Pius X Parish in Lombard recently held its Fall Fest ’19. The activities on the final day of he fest included an outdoor Polka Mass, followed by a pig roast. Hundreds of people attended the Sunday Polka Mass, which was held under a large tent. […]

 
 

Correction

In the Aug. 15th issue, a story appeared about the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation and the Freedom & Dignity Fest concert featuring Toby Keith that was to be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Schaumburg Boomers baseball stadium. The story indicated Imagn Events filed for bankruptcy the Wednesday […]

 
 

Coyote chases after area child outside her home, Incident captured by surveillance cameras; footage shown on numerous outlets nationwide

Coyote chases after area child outside her home, Incident captured by surveillance cameras; footage shown on numerous outlets nationwide

A 5-year-old girl from unincorporated Villa Park had a close encounter with a coyote in front of her home last week. Eager to receive her Halloween costume, Christine Przybylski went outside to check the mail at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Her parents, Elizabeth and Brian, were home […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Park Board approves purchase of site for sports facility. Future plans contingent on March 2020 referendum

At a meeting of the Elmhurst Park Board on Monday, Sept. 23, Commissioners approved a contract to purchase a 16-acre site located at 837 Riverside Drive as the potential home of a new indoor sports facility as part of Vision 2020. The purchase price is $15 million, and the contract […]

 
 

School Board Capsules

Here’s what’s going on at District 205 The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on September 24 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Board members Margaret Harrell and Christopher Kocinski were absent from the meeting. • Public hearing for budget approval Immediately […]

 
 

Arlene Ahlgrim, 88

Arlene Marie Ahlgrim, nee Ruschke, an Elmhurst resident since 1956, passed away recently at the age of 88. Beloved wife of Arthur B.; loving mother of Susan Stoddard, Scott (Charity) and Steven (Donna); cherished grandmother of Jim (Dawn), Zach (Jill), David, Allison (Jeremy), Mark, Nathan, and Shayna; great grandmother of […]

 
 

Shooting incident takes place in parking lot of Elmhurst Hospital

Shooting incident takes place in parking lot of Elmhurst Hospital

Man who allegedly shot daughter turns gun on himself   By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   On Wednesday, Oct. 2 at about 8:30 p.m., the Independent learned that police had been summoned to the parking lot of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital on the report of an alleged shooting incident. […]

 
 

Special concert at Willowbrook

Special concert at Willowbrook

SUBMITTED PHOTOS Willowbrook High School students and staff enjoyed a High School Nation concert outside of the school on Sept. 20. Hollister Co., a division of Abercrombie & Fitch, sponsors the High School Nation Tour. The tour aims to support creative expression among teens through musical festivals and programming. The […]

 
 

Don’t text and drive

Don’t text and drive

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO The perils of distracted driving was an issue that was addressed recently with Glenbard East High School Drivers Ed students. On Sept. 20, Lombard Fire Department Lt. Greg Vazquez was invited to the school to give his “The Right Direction—Don’t Text and Drive” presentation. The 31-year veteran […]