Bensenville News

Ushering in a new era

The doors at EARTHMED, 852 South Westgate in Addison, opened at 10 a.m. on January 1 to sell recreational marijuana. The line stretched at least 1/2 mile south and west of the facility.

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois state law will allow for the possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana per Illinois resident over the age of 21 to be used recreationally. Residents will also be able to possess up to five grams of […]

 
 

Arrest made in Elmhurst home burglary

Arrest made in Elmhurst home burglary

Infant’s remains released to parents following bond hearing By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Last week, the Independent reported on a residential burglary that took place on the 200 block of No. Melrose on Tuesday, Dec. 10. At that time, it was reported that the offender had removed collector’s […]

 
 

Delegation from Ukraine visits City; A glimpse of life through the wide eyes of visitors from overseas

Delegation from Ukraine visits City; A glimpse of life through the wide eyes of visitors from overseas

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   There is nothing that expands one’s horizons quite like traveling to foreign lands, but the next best thing is meeting people from other countries. Horizons were broadened on Wednesday, Nov. 20, when City officials hosted a delegation of people visiting Chicago from […]

 
 

Vandalism incident at Elmhurst College under investigation

Vandalism incident at Elmhurst College under investigation

Campus closed on Oct. 28, 29 Elmhurst police are investigating an incident of graffiti that was discovered in a women’s restroom stall in the campus library on Sunday, Oct. 27, after 10 p.m. Police do not believe the incident constitutes a credible threat. However, the College takes these incidents seriously […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Shooting incident takes place in parking lot of Elmhurst Hospital

Shooting incident takes place in parking lot of Elmhurst Hospital

Man who allegedly shot daughter turns gun on himself   By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   On Wednesday, Oct. 2 at about 8:30 p.m., the Independent learned that police had been summoned to the parking lot of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital on the report of an alleged shooting incident. […]

 
 

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 ChrysalisCustomHair.com

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 elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com. Proceeds benefit […]