Bensenville News

County announces COVID-19 test site winter operations plan; Site at Villa Park’s Odeum to reopen

The DuPage County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Site will activate its Winter Operations Plan starting on Monday, Nov. 30. The plan will allow testing to be available for individuals through the winter months while maintaining safe conditions for staff and visitors. The COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Site location will remain at the […]

 
 

County announces a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

County announces a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

Odeum in Villa Park opens Monday, Nov. 23 In response to the exponential spread of COVID-19 cases and the increased need for testing, the DuPage County Health Department is announcing the addition of a second community-based drive-thru testing site to provide additional testing resources in DuPage County. The additional COVID-19 […]

 
 

Free COVID-19 Testing Available at Churchville Middle School

 The Village of Bensenville and the City of Elmhurst are co-hosting a drive through community testing site in the Churchville Middle School parking lot on November 9 and 10, 2020. Free testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Churchville Middle School is located at […]

 
 

DuPage Health Department urges collaborative action on COVID-19 resurgence mitigations

DuPage Health Department urges collaborative action on COVID-19 resurgence mitigations

Governor calls for restrictions amid rise in number of cases to reduce spread Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have announced the need for COVID-19 resurgence mitigation in Region 8, which includes DuPage and Kane counties, beginning Friday, Oct. 23. The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) […]

 
 

DuPage County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Case Counts

DuPage County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Case Counts

April 18, 2020 Total cases in DuPage County residents: 1,661 (322 outbreak-associated** and 1,339 nonoutbreak-associated cases), including 83 deaths Total Willowbrook long-term care facility outbreak-associated cases: 54 (35 residents and 19 staff), including 10 deaths * Data are provisional as of 11:00am 4/18/2020 and subject to change. **Outbreak-associated cases are […]

 
 

DuPage County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) update

DuPage County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) update

Case Counts* in DuPage County, 2020 Total cases in DuPage County residents total 1,009 (153 outbreak-associated** and 856 nonoutbreak-associated cases), including 39 deaths Willowbrook long-term care facility outbreak-associated cases 51 (34 residents and 17 staff), including 8 deaths *Data are provisional as of 11:00am 4/10/2020 and subject to change. **Outbreak-associated […]

 
 

Top Crime News 

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 […]