Elmhurst News

Suspects charged with robbery at Yorktown Mall

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton announced last week that bond had been set for four suspects accused of stealing personal items from two victims outside the Yorktown Mall. All four men appeared at bond hearing this morning where Judge John Kinsella […]


Former civilian employee of VP Police Dept. charged with misconduct, theft; Lombard resident Simons released on bond following arrest

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Villa Park Chief of Police Michael Lay announced on Wednesday, Nov. 7 that a former civilian employee at the Villa Park Police Department had been charged with two counts of Official Misconduct (Class 3 Felony), one count of Theft of Government Property […]


People say ‘yes’ to District 205 Referendum; Moyer issues letter of appreciation to community

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   Elmhurst’s eye was on the District 205 Referendum, which had only been placed on the ballot about four to six weeks prior to the Election. In the end, more than 62% of Elmhurst voters chose to support a property tax increase to […]


York grad, musician meets up with famous actor; Elmhurst resident meets movie star while hitchhiking in Australia

York grad, musician meets up with famous actor;  Elmhurst resident meets movie star while hitchhiking in Australia

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   The Elmhurst Independent just loves to bring its readers the exciting news when a current or former resident has a brush with someone famous. Growing famous on his own as a musician, Elmhurst resident Scott Hildebrand has already performed at various venues […]


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   Nov. 3 Bradley Gillette, […]


Kathleen Carlson

Kathleen A. Carlson,  of Elmhurst, passed away recently. Beloved wife of Mark; loving mother of Julia, Maria and the late Michelle; daughter of the late Thomas and Coletta Flynn; sister of Pamela (Roy) Knighton and Michael Flynn; aunt of several nieces and nephews. Services and Interment Private. Arrangements provided by […]


IC Catholic Prep boys cross-country team qualifies for sixth consecutive sectional

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The IC Catholic Prep boys cross-country team finished fifth in conference this season. “Our team strength was learning how to spread out the race and not leaving it all for the kick,” said coach Jeff Fredrickson. “They improved on their racing techniques. What impressed me the […]


York student-athletes sign national letters of intent

By Mike Miazga Correspondent Earlier this week, 11 York High School student-athletes were scheduled to sign their national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level next year. That group included York softball players Julia Derkowski (St. Lawrence University), Katherine Karnatz (Missouri-Kansas City) and […]


Dorothy M. Whistler, 84

Dorothy M. Whistler, nee Ready, 84, of Elmhurst since 1961. Beloved wife of the late Darrell L.; loving mother of Donald W. (Denise) Whistler, Denise L. (James M.) Lucas and the late David Whistler; grandmother of Alyssa Kozacek, Amber Kozacek, Matthew Whistler and Keith Whistler; sister of the late Donald […]


Free Veterans Day Tribute Concert at Elmhurst College

On Sunday, Nov. 11, the Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble and American Legion T.H.B. Post 187 join together to present a Veterans Day Tribute for the Elmhurst community. This tribute concert is a part of a larger effort to help increase community engagement and general awareness of our veterans and their […]