Elmhurst News

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 […]

 
 

Police Reports

The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Persons charged with domestic battery are not named in order to protect the privacy of victims. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court […]

 
 

Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The Elmhurst event NOT to be missed!   Sunday, Oct. 13 Fire Safety Week event at south fire station From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Fire Station #2, located at 601 So. York St., the public is invited to celebrate National Fire Prevention Week. […]

 
 

School District to purchase The Abbey Plans to use for transition students programs

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   At the last meeting of the District 205 School Board, Superintendent Dr. David Moyer stated that the Elmhurst Park District Board had authorized during its Sept. 23 meeting an initiation of a formal conversation with District 205 to develop an intergovernmental agreement […]

 
 

Correction

In the Aug. 15th issue, a story appeared about the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation and the Freedom & Dignity Fest concert featuring Toby Keith that was to be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Schaumburg Boomers baseball stadium. The story indicated Imagn Events filed for bankruptcy the Wednesday […]

 
 

Coyote chases after area child outside her home, Incident captured by surveillance cameras; footage shown on numerous outlets nationwide

Coyote chases after area child outside her home, Incident captured by surveillance cameras; footage shown on numerous outlets nationwide

A 5-year-old girl from unincorporated Villa Park had a close encounter with a coyote in front of her home last week. Eager to receive her Halloween costume, Christine Przybylski went outside to check the mail at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Her parents, Elizabeth and Brian, were home […]

 
 

Police Reports

The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Persons charged with domestic battery are not named in order to protect the privacy of victims. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court […]

 
 

Park Board approves purchase of site for sports facility. Future plans contingent on March 2020 referendum

At a meeting of the Elmhurst Park Board on Monday, Sept. 23, Commissioners approved a contract to purchase a 16-acre site located at 837 Riverside Drive as the potential home of a new indoor sports facility as part of Vision 2020. The purchase price is $15 million, and the contract […]

 
 

School Board Capsules

Here’s what’s going on at District 205 The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on September 24 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Board members Margaret Harrell and Christopher Kocinski were absent from the meeting. • Public hearing for budget approval Immediately […]