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Mary Patricia Gilpin

Mary Patricia Gilpin

February 6, 2019 Mary Patricia Gilpin April 10, 1925 – February 6, 2019 Beloved wife of the late Harold Gilpin and devoted mother of Gail (Henry) Dyn, Pamela (Robert) Worley, John (Karen) Gilpin, Timothy (Julie) Gilpin and the late Deborah (survived by Timothy) Kella; dear grandmother to twelve grandchildren and […]

 
 

Deborah M. Kella

Deborah M. Kella

Deborah M. Kella August 3, 1958 – February 9, 2019 Kella, Deborah “Debbie” M. (nee Gilpin) Saturday, February 9, 2019. Beloved wife of Dr. Timothy Kella; beloved mother of Michael, Matthew and Patrick Kella; beloved daughter of the late Harold and Mary Patricia Gilpin (nee Bradley); beloved sister of Gail […]

 
 

CORRECTION: Inaccuracies in Park Board race story

CORRECTION: Inaccuracies in Park Board race story

In the Feb. 7th issue of the Elmhurst Independent, a story appeared about Candidate’s Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters on Sunday, Feb. 10. In the list of candidates running for Elmhurst Park District, Claire Kubiesa was left out. The story also indicated that voters would select three […]

 
 

Election season officially opens with LWV Candidate’s Forum

Election season officially opens with LWV Candidate’s Forum

Eight vie for four seats on District 205 School Board By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 10, about 100 people were in and out of Council Chambers at Elmhurst City Hall, where the Elmhurst League of Women Voters (LWV-Elmhurst) was hosting a Candidate’s […]

 
 

Pedestrian struck, killed by freight train near Ardmore, Union Pacific railroad tracks

Pedestrian struck, killed by freight train near Ardmore, Union Pacific railroad tracks

On Monday, Villa Park Police and Fire Departments responded to the area of Ardmore and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks for the report of a pedestrian who was struck by a westbound Union Pacific freight train at around 3:59 a.m. A 38-year-old man was fatally struck by the freight train, […]

 
 

Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The Elmhurst event NOT to be missed!   The Hospital Foundation’s Chef Fest Thursday, Feb. 7 From 6-9 p.m. at the Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 19th annual Chef Fest. Tickets are $75 per person. Tables […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

WaterSmart technology already making a difference; Residents urged to register and participate

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   At a recent City Council meeting, Utilities Operations Manager Paul Burris gave a report on the recent change-out of water meters at area homes and offered an overview of the WaterSmart Portal technology. “This year, we changed out 14,886 water meters and […]

 
 

Civic Hall of Fame presented

Civic Hall of Fame presented

Genie Urick beams as Ken Bartels, ECCI Chairman of the Board for 2018, presents a plaque to her as she becomes the 27th person to be inducted into the Elmhurst Civic Hall of Fame. Urick is an author, volunteer and producer of cable TV shows like, “Elmhurst Our Kind of […]

 
 

Betty J. Korkowski, 96

Betty J. Korkowski, nee Kraig, a longtime resident of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Frank A. Korkowski; loving mother of Richard A. Korkowski and the late Jack A. (the late Claire) Korkowski; cherished grandmother of Kristen Ann and Ann Elizabeth; sister […]