Elmhurst News

State Rep. donates kidney to her ex-husband. Deb Conroy says gift was as much for her children as for him

State Rep. donates kidney to her ex-husband.  Deb Conroy says gift was as much for her children as for him

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   “When it’s the father of your children, it’s about family. It’s always about family.” Those were the words of State Representative Deb Conroy sharing the news that she had donated a kidney to her former husband Tim. “More than anything, it was […]

 
 

The City remembers Charles Weigel, Jr. Former mayor passes at 94

The City remembers Charles Weigel, Jr.   Former mayor passes at 94

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   Last week, the Independent learned from the City of Elmhurst that former Mayor Charles “Chuck” Weigel, Jr. had passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018, at the age of 94. The City recalled Weigel including highlights from his Mayoral term from 1961-1973. […]

 
 

Elmhurst Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The event NOT to be missed…   Sunday, July 22 Run for Hunger 5K Beginning at 8 a.m., the Run for Hunger 5K will step off from Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, followed by a Kids Run at 8:45 a.m. Participants are urged to bring a non-perishable […]

 
 

Elmhurst Police Reports

The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named.   Assault, battery   July 9 Police said […]

 
 

Catchy Caption contest!

Catchy Caption contest!

The Elmhurst Independent is offering its readers a chance to get in on the action and write your own Catchy Caption to a photo from the Independent archives. Winners will be announced in a future issue of the Independent and will win a prize.

 
 

District 205 Board discusses master facility plan, referendum. Discussion continues on all-day K, boundary adjustments.

The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a workshop meeting on June 28 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Board member Karen Stuefen was absent from the meeting, which lasted more than four hours. The board held the workshop meeting to discuss elements of its […]

 
 

Police Reports

The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named.   Assault, battery   July 2 Antonio Arias, […]

 
 

Visitation Principal retires

Visitation Principal retires

Visitation bids farewell to its Principal Dr. Chris Dransoff. After leading Visitation for the past five years, Dr. D has decided to retire. He is pictured here on his last day as school principal.

 
 

Elmhurst Airborne hosts ALSF fundraiser

On Sunday, June 24, the Elmhurst Airborne basketball took part in a fundraiser to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand. It took place in the Campbell Gymnasium at York High School. The event featured Clay Custer and some of his Loyola University Basketball teammates providing an afternoon of instructional guidance in the […]

 
 

Timothy Christian girls basketball team take steps forward during summer; Younger players gain valuable experience

By Mike Miazga Correspondent   While the Timothy Christian girls basketball team was a tad short-handed during the recently completed summer season, coach Michele Strube was quite pleased with what unfolded. “We did really well,” she said. “We were missing four varsity players, including two starters who couldn’t make the […]