Elmhurst News

K’s celebrate 100th Day at ICGS

K’s celebrate 100th Day at ICGS

On Monday, Feb. 22, kindergarten students at Immaculate Conception Grade School celebrated their 100th day of school in style this year by dressing as themselves at age 100. Students participated in various activities that centered around the number 100 throughout the day, from counting by tens and building exercises to […]

 
 

More pressure from public to offer school full-time, in-person; Board expects plan from Moyer about 2021-22 by March 16

By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on Feb. 23 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. All seven board members attended the meeting. The nine speakers who spoke during the meeting’s public-participation segment included district […]

 
 

Bernard Kleina’s photographs ‘In Focus’ at the EAM; Activist took part in civil rights movement from Elmhurst to Selma and back again

Bernard Kleina’s photographs ‘In Focus’ at the EAM; Activist took part in civil rights movement from Elmhurst to Selma and back again

On Thursday, Mar. 4, the Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM) will open a new soul-stirring exhibition reflecting on historical and contemporary responses to fair housing in the Chicagoland area. “In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement and the Fight for Fair Housing” features rare color photographs of 1960s civil rights marches by […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Edward-Elmhurst Health launches support group for COVID-19 loss

Over the past year, many people have struggled with grief associated with losing someone to COVID-19. Beginning the week of March 1, Edward-Elmhurst Health (EEH) will offer a complimentary grief support group for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one to COVID-19. The group sessions will be […]

 
 

Martians, mayhem invade with ‘War of the Worlds’ production; History Museum, GreenMan present infamous 1938 radio play that shook the nation

Martians, mayhem invade with ‘War of the Worlds’ production; History Museum, GreenMan present infamous 1938 radio play that shook the nation

On the evening of Oct. 30, 1938, panic ensued when the infamous Orson Welles radio dramatization of “War of the Worlds” aired. With Welles as the dramatic narrator, the broadcast was presented by “Mercury Theatre on the Air” as a special Halloween program for CBS radio. Based on the H.G. […]

 
 

Epiphany Lutheran renovation aimed at church’s future; Church performs first major renovation in decades

Epiphany Lutheran renovation aimed at church’s future; Church performs first major renovation in decades

The Elmhurst congregation’s leaders say planned changes to Epiphany’s building and grounds are focused on helping the 95-year-old congregation serve members and their community for decades to come. Church Council President Chip Johnson said the planning began two years ago. The renovation’s first project is a total upgrade of Epiphany’s […]

 
 

Elmhurst man charged with 21 counts of home repair fraud, plus theft

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Thursday, Feb. 18, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced the owner of a home repair company was facing criminal charges over allegedly defrauding customers out of thousands of dollars by failing to complete home repair projects that had been agreed upon. Edmund […]

 
 

Elmhurst LWV hosts virtual Candidate’s Forum; Three long-serving aldermen struggle to differentiate themselves as mayoral candidates

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Sunday, Feb. 21, the community was invited to a virtual presentation of a Candidate’s Forum by the Elmhurst League of Women Voters for those seeking office in the upcoming April 6 Consolidated General Election. While there were segments featuring the District 205 […]

 
 

Delores Kumnick, 80

Delores Kumnick, 80

Delores Kumnick, a longtime resident of Yorkfield, passed away February 15, 2021 at home at the age of 80. She was a very active volunteer with the Girl Scouts, Yorkfield Community, Meals-on-Wheels, Crestview Garden Club and Messiah Lutheran Church. Beloved wife of the late Ronald (2006); loving mother of Linda […]