Elmhurst News

Community Calendar

The Calendar returns! This week, the Elmhurst Independent returns the Community Calendar to its readers who enjoy keeping up with what is going on around town. It has been decided to publish upcoming events, even if they are virtual and only available online. Please remember to be safe when attending […]


County reports first 2020 human case of West Nile Virus; Current risk level is 2 on zero-to-three scale

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) is reporting the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in DuPage County for 2020. A Darien resident in her 40s recently became ill and is recovering. This is the first confirmed human case of WNV reported to date in Illinois in 2020. […]


Twins Ally and Matt Splitstone join the 15th class of Stamps Scholars

Twins Ally and Matt Splitstone join the 15th class of Stamps Scholars

As the largest class ever, 267 top students from across the country have won Stamps Scholarships, joining an accomplished network of highly driven individuals who are committed to leaving an impact on their local and larger communities. Selected from more than 263,000 applications, Ally and Matt Splitstone of Elmhurst have […]


Elmhurst University receives $1.8 million gift from alumnus

Elmhurst University has received a $1.8 million gift—one of the largest donations in the institution’s history—from the estate of alumnus George Howard Baechtold, a longtime donor and friend to Elmhurst. The gift will support a number of causes and needs at Elmhurst, including a new scholarship for students from underrepresented […]


Report: Missing Elmhurst resident was subject of criminal investigation

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst resident who has been missing since Aug. 8 was the subject of an ongoing criminal probe at the time of his disappearance, according to a report published on CrimeOnline (www.crimeonline.com). The missing person, Jake Cefolia, is a Senior Vice President of […]


Cecil Stinson, 92

Cecil Stinson, 92

Had 30-year career at York High School Cecil Stinson, of Lombard, died September 6, 2020 at his home at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Jane Stinson for 68 wonderful years. Cherished by his daughter Julie (Gerry) Glander; his grandchildren Tyler (Mary) Glander, Melanie Glander and great grandchildren Andrew, […]


Robert Dillingham

We wish to thank everyone for your support, love and prayers during this time. Due to restrictions brought on by COVID-19, we will postpone the planned remembrance services for Robert (Bob) E. Dillingham until the Spring. We look forward to celebrating his life at that time. Judy, Mark, Scott, Jill, […]


Lillian E. Schaper

Lillian E. Schaper

Lillian E. Schaper, nee Finke, a longtime resident of Elmhurst, passed away September 7, 2020. Lillian was the beloved wife of the late C. Wilbert Schaper; loving mother of the late Ralph (survived by Susan) Schaper, Donald K. Schaper and Janet (John) Belha; proud grandmother of Dan (Karen), Chris (Candice), […]


Dr. Thomas J. Rogers, 88

Longtime Elmhurst resident Dr. Thomas J. Rogers, DDS, was loved and prayed into the next life while surrounded by his cherished family on Sept. 2, 2020. He was 88. He was the dear husband of Barbara J. and the late Carol M. and the loving, much-admired father of Pattie (David […]


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 […]