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Suspects charged with robbery at Yorktown Mall

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton announced last week that bond had been set for four suspects accused of stealing personal items from two victims outside the Yorktown Mall. All four men appeared at bond hearing this morning where Judge John Kinsella […]

 
 

Former civilian employee of VP Police Dept. charged with misconduct, theft; Lombard resident Simons released on bond following arrest

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Villa Park Chief of Police Michael Lay announced on Wednesday, Nov. 7 that a former civilian employee at the Villa Park Police Department had been charged with two counts of Official Misconduct (Class 3 Felony), one count of Theft of Government Property […]

 
 

Members of Russian delegation stay in Elmhurst

Russian visitors come to Elmhurst
Pictured are two men visiting from Russia as part of the Open World program through the Library of Congress, along with their Elmhurst hosts. Sophia and Jim Abenante (center) are wearing hats their guests brought them from Russia. On the far left is Artemiy Aksenov, 38, and Konstantin Chernov, who is 28.

A learning experience for all, including their hosts By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Two young men from Russia were recently guests of Jim and Sophia Abenante who live on Edgewood in south Elmhurst. They were delighted to be a part of their adventure to America. The men were […]

 
 

Republicans take a beating on Election night

Cullerton Camp celebrates big finish
It was a back-and-forth night, but at about 10:30 p.m., Republican Seth Lewis called to concede to Tom Cullerton (D), who was elected to his third term to represent the 23rd Senate District in Illinois. Here, Cullerton (top row center) with wife Stacey joins his volunteer organization to celebrate late on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 6. Cullerton, who is a resident of Villa Park, beat Lewis 36,552 to 30,489, garnering almost 55% of the vote.

Paul Hinds, Chris Nybo out; Cronin wins in a squeaker; D205 referendum passes   By Dee Longfellow For The Independent It was a sad night at the Elmhurst Elks Club, where DuPage County Republicans gathered to watch the results of the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. At the federal […]

 
 

A guide for next Tuesday’s elections

A guide for next Tuesday’s elections

In the Nov. 6 general election, voters in the Lombardian and Independent readership area will find the following federal, state and county races, as well as a township ballot question and propositions on the ballot:   Editor’s note: Candidates running unopposed are not listed.   Congressional Representative in Congress, 6th District […]

 
 

The Independent’s Election Watch; Presenting the candidates for DuPage County Board in District #1

Pictured here at the Elmhurst League of Voters Can-didate’s Forum are the Candidates for County Board in District #1 (from left) Zahra Suratwala (D), Sam Tornatore (R), Ashley J. Selmon (D) and Dino Gavanes (R). Voters can select two. Tornatore and Gavanes are incumbents.

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent   The League of Women Voters posed five questions to the candidates for County Board in Districts #1 and #2. The Independent presents the replies to three of those questions. Some replies have been edited for length.   Q-1. According to Forbes Magazine (7/25/17 […]

 
 

Election Commission announces early voting, grace period registration

The DuPage County Election Commission is informing the voting public that early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election began on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the DuPage County Election Commission office, located on the first floor of the Administration Building in the DuPage County Government Campus at 421 North County […]

 
 

Eagle Scout project nets one ton of recyclables

Eagle Scout project nets one ton of recyclables

On Saturday, Sept. 8, Boy Scout Joseph Black (front row, 4th from left) from Troop 82 and his fellow Scout volunteers managed to collect almost a full ton of used electronics as his Eagle Scout project. Residents brought printers, laptops, cell phones and other items to the Immanuel Lutheran Church […]

 
 

Chicago man arraigned on charges he stole $9,000 worth of cigarettes; Berlin praises Elmhurst police for quick apprehension of suspect

Chicago man arraigned on charges he stole $9,000 worth of cigarettes; Berlin praises Elmhurst police for quick apprehension of suspect

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth announced last week that a Chicago man has been arraigned on charges that he stole more than 100 cartons of cigarettes from an Elmhurst gas station. Elijah Jones, 63, of 6751 S. Prairie in Chicago, entered […]

 
 

Yesfest returns to Elmhurst area; Three days of music, comedy, art, poetry, storytelling coming July 27-29

Yesfest returns to Elmhurst area; Three days of music, comedy, art, poetry, storytelling coming July 27-29

Six years ago, a group of self-described “stir-crazy” performers wished they had a festival in Elmhurst where they could perform all the things they loved: original music, comedy, improv, and poetry. “Yesfest is all about creating more spaces for people to do what they love to do,” said Clark Pavlik, […]