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Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—Sept. 26

LOUISE G. ANDERSON Louise G. Anderson, nee Williams, age 94, of Lombard, passed away Sept. 19, 2019. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 24, at First United Methodist Church, 155 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment followed at Wheaton Cemetery. Visit or call 888-629-0094 for more information. JENNIFER J. CASALE […]


Social use of marijuana could be topic for follow-up legislation

Trailer bill ‘won’t relitigate’ past arguments, could address local authority to allow social consumption   By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois Some of the lead negotiators of the law to legalize adult-use marijuana in Illinois are seeking to provide clarity on a provision that gives local municipalities control over which […]


ECPA closes on property purchase; Performing Arts Centre to be built on First St. across from Metra station

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   According to a release received by the Independent on Sunday, Sept. 22, the Elmhurst-First LLC purchased a property on behalf of the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts (ECPA), furthering plans to establish a performing arts center in downtown Elmhurst. The transaction was […]


Nicanor Isla Gomez, 83

Nicanor Isla Gomez, a long-time Elmhurst resident, passed away in his sleep on Sept. 8, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. Known as Nic to his friends and family, he was born to Antonio and Asuncion (Isla) Gomez on February 27, 1936 in Taal, in the Philippine Province of Batangas. Nic […]


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 […]


Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The Elmhurst event NOT to be missed!   Saturday, Sept. 28 American Legion hosts Military Ball At 6 p.m., the American Legion THB Post 187 will hold its 4th Annual Military Ball at the Post at 310 W. Butterfield Rd. The evening includes military tradition, […]


American Legion to commemorate 100th Anniversary at Community Military Ball

American Legion to commemorate 100th Anniversary at Community Military Ball

The Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187 will hold its 4th Annual Military Ball community fundraiser event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Post at 310 W. Butterfield Road.  This special event will showcase military tradition and include a formal dinner and dancing. Post Sergeant-At-Arms and former […]


Breen to challenge Costa Howard in 2020

Peter Breen

By Mike Sandrolini Lombardian staff reporter Last November, Democratic District 48 State Rep. Terra Costa Howard unseated two-term Republican Peter Breen of Lombard in a race that saw Costa Howard garner over 53 percent of the vote. However, Breen, announced Sept. 27 that he plans to challenge Costa Howard in […]


A sparkling gem falls from Elmhurst’s crown…

City Clerk Patty Spencer loses cancer fight; services Wed., Thurs. By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Patricia Jo “Patty” Spencer, nee Armato, succumbed to metastatic breast cancer after a valiant fight that lasted ten years on September 20, 2019. Patty had been preceded to heaven by her parents, Sam […]


Joseph Zabloudil, Jr., 94

Joseph Zabloudil, Jr., age 94, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 94. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during WWII; a member of Visitation Catholic Church. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice T. Zabloudil, nee Hennek; loving father of Susan (Stephen) Bradley, Mary Clare (Quentin) […]