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Bond Set at $250,000 for Villa Park man accused of vehicular hijacking, DUI; Alleged carjacker currently on bond out of Cook County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Villa Park Chief of Police Michael Lay recently announced that bond has been set for a Villa Park man charged with hijacking a woman’s car from a gas station. Michael Davis, 35, appeared at a bond hearing where Judge Liam Brennan set […]


Man gets 45 years in Bensenville stabbing death

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced last week that a Des Plaines man charged with stabbing his former girlfriend to death in 2017 has been sentenced to 45 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Victor Tornez-Sanchez, 29, formerly of Des Plaines, appeared at his sentencing hearing, where […]


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 […]


Local business holds giveaway in October

It makes a difference
Pictured are the before and after photos of a client who went to Chrysalis Custom Hair and received a wig to boost her mood and confidence after having lost her hair during cancer treatment. Chrysalis is holding a giveaway through October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, for those who wish to receive a wig. To enter the giveaway, simply visit

Cancer patients invited to enter to receive free wig   By Dee Longfellow For The elmhurst Independent   There is a local business that offers a special service to cancer patients, which is offering a giveaway contest to help those in need. According to owner and president Kimberly Johnson, Chrysalis […]


Student Accused of Threatening York High School

Student Accused of Threatening York High School

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth announced today that a male York High School student has been accused of posting a threatening Snapchat message directed at the school. The juvenile, who lives in Elmhurst, appeared at a detention hearing this morning where Judge […]


Heritage Foundation’s annual Craft Beer Fest coming Saturday

Heritage Foundation’s annual Craft Beer Fest coming Saturday

The 5th Annual Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest will be held on the grounds of the Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave, on Saturday, Sept. 14.  Early entry from 12 to 1 p.m. and general admission is 1 to 6 p.m.  To view ticket information, please visit Proceeds benefit […]


Illinois leaders: Keep Blagojevich in prison; Durkin says president ‘politically driven’ by anti-federal government sentiment

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol New Illinois Illinois political leaders from both parties on Aug. 8 said former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich should remain in prison despite Republican U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement that he was considering commuting the sentence of the ex-governor. Trump reportedly made his remarks on Air Force […]


Cullerton replaced as Labor Committee chair; Change follows federal indictment alleging embezzlement from labor union

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton was replaced as chairman of the Senate Labor Committee, a move that occurred a few days after he was indicted on federal charges of embezzling money from a labor union. According to a spokesman for the senate president’s office, the […]


DGTT Foundation forced to cancel Toby Keith benefit concert;

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation 
announced on Wednesday, Aug. 7 that Imagine Events (a/k/a Imagn Events), the company handling event arrangements and ticket sales for the first-ever Freedom & Dignity Festival, had filed for bankruptcy, according to Gibbons. Later, Gibbons told the Independent […]


Feds: State senator collected pay and benefits for ‘little or no work’

Feds: State senator collected pay and benefits for ‘little or no work’

Villa Park Dem Tom Cullerton indicted on 41 counts of embezzlement and false medical statements By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois state senator was formally accused of collecting a salary as well as health and pension benefits from a labor union “for which he did […]