Bensenville News

Former long-time resident turns 104

Former long-time resident turns 104

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Mrs. Olga Jordan, a resident at Bridgeway of Bensenville, turned 104 years old on Tuesday, Nov. 27. She was born in White Plains, New York, in 1914. She moved to Elmhurst with her husband Robert Jordan in 1957. Mr. Jordan passed away in […]

 
 

Elmhurst Library victim of swatting prank; Phony ‘emergency’ causes evacuation, lockdown for most of Saturday

Elmhurst Library victim of swatting prank;  Phony ‘emergency’ causes evacuation, lockdown for most of Saturday

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent About 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, the Elmhurst Public Library had to be evacuated and was placed on lockdown due to an unknown threat. Police and fire officials were on the scene immediately, some with automatic rifles, securing the area and urging […]

 
 

A mother’s heartbreak and honor

A mother’s heartbreak and honor

Elmhurst’s Shelly LeGere among ‘Chicagoans of the Year’ By Patti Pagni For The Elmhurst Independent The “Life Giver.” That’s what Chicago Magazine calls Elmhurst’s Shelly LeGere, as the publication honors her as one of 2018’s Chicagoans of the Year. This “Life Giver” award comes a little more than three years […]

 
 

Former long-time resident turns 104

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Mrs. Olga Jordan, a resident at Bridgeway of Bensenville,turned 104 years old on Tuesday, Nov. 27. She was born in White Plains, New York, in 1914. She moved to Elmhurst with her husband Robert Jordan in 1957.Mr. Jordan passed away in 1962. According […]

 
 

Yadav Nathwani sworn in as 24th District Senator; First Indian-American member of Illinois Senate in history

Yadav Nathwani sworn in as 24th District Senator; First Indian-American member of Illinois Senate in history

Milton Township Vice-Chairman Yadav “Nick” Nathwani was appointed and sworn in as the new State Senator for the 24th District to represent the interests of his west suburban constituents for the remainder of the 100th General Assembly. Nathwani made Illinois history as the first Indian-American member to serve in the […]

 
 

Five County-wide officials, 12 County Board members sworn in to office

DuPage County hosted an inauguration ceremony Monday for 17 elected officials who were sworn into office. DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin presided over the event. DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin delivered his third inaugural address. Cronin was first elected to the office of County Board Chairman in 2010. “As […]

 
 

Special Kids Day coming Wed. Dec. 5

Special Kids Day coming Wed. Dec. 5

Annual event offers visit with Santa for special needs kids and their families On Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 3:30-8 p.m., the annual Special Kids Day holiday party will take place at Wilder Mansion, 211 Prospect St. in Elmhurst. Children of all ages with special needs along with their siblings and […]

 
 

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 […]