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Suspect claims to have virus, threatens to ‘cough on people’ On March 15, a complainant at a pharmacy in the 100 block of N. Robert Palmer told police at around 4:11 p.m., during a phone call discussing the suspect’s prescription, the suspect became upset and made a statement that he […]

 
 

Elmhurst civilian police department employee tests positive for COVID-19

Elmhurst civilian police department employee tests positive for COVID-19

The City of Elmhurst has been notified that one of its civilian police department employees has tested positive for COVID-19. The civilian police department employee was notified of the diagnosis on Monday, March 23 and immediately informed the Police Chief and City Manager. The employee’s workstation was partitioned by glass […]

 
 

Community reacts as Coronavirus threatens nation; Governor makes call to close bars, restaurants

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent News updates about the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been changing almost hourly, making your weekly newspaper behind the times before the presses even stop rolling. What started as a mild threat heard on the news has now escalated to what could well be an illness […]

 
 

Special meeting to discuss potential civil emergency plans to COVID-19; Action gives mayor temporary emergency executive powers

In a proactive response to COVID-19, Mayor Steve Morley along with three aldermen have called a special meeting to discuss potential civil emergency declaration plans. Although the regular City Council meeting was cancelled, a special meeting was held on Monday, March 16, at which City officials were to discuss an […]

 
 

Your local Primary Election Coverage

Your local Primary Election Coverage

Not surprising, DuPage voter turnout is low; D45 School referendum passes By Dee Longfellow For The Independent/VP Review With the public huddling indoors to avoid any contact with the COVID19 Coronavirus, it is no surprise voter turnout was low on Tuesday, March 17 for the Primary Election. As of noon […]

 
 

School District 44 cancels school, activities due to virus

School District 44 cancels school, activities due to virus

School District 44 posted the following notice on the district website announcing closure of eight schools on Wednesday, March 11 along with school activities. The notice was posted due to a positive testing for the virus. School officials hope to reopen the schools on Thursday, March 12, after disinfecting procedures […]

 
 

List of candidates for March 17 primary election

List of candidates for March 17 primary election

The following is a list of Democratic and Republican candidates who’ll be running in the Tuesday, March 17 primary elections, as well as referenda pertaining to the area. Candidates who are running as presidential delegates and alternate delegates to the 2020 Democratic and Republican national conventions are not listed here. […]

 
 

Council votes down stoplight at York & Diversey

Despite neighbors’ efforts, aldermen reject measure 13-1 By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Former Mayor and current County Board member Pete DiCianni was the first to speak during public forum at the Elmhurst City Council meeting on Monday, March 2. On the agenda later in the meeting was a […]

 
 

Three suspects lead police on high-speed chase;  Charged with stealing merchandise from Elmhurst Kohl’s store

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced that bond has been set for three individuals accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from two DuPage County retailers—one in Wheaton and the other in Elmhurst. Victor Williams, 30, and Joshlyn Allen, 19, both of Chicago; and Emiaya Shannon, […]

 
 

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After burglary attempt, suspect found hiding in victim’s vehicle On Feb. 6, Isaish K. Smith, 23, of Schaumburg, was charged with five counts of attempted burglary to a vehicle and criminal trespass to a vehicle in the 200 block of Boyd at around 12:59 a.m. Police said while an officer […]