Elmhurst News

County announces a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

County announces a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

Odeum in Villa Park opens Monday, Nov. 23 In response to the exponential spread of COVID-19 cases and the increased need for testing, the DuPage County Health Department is announcing the addition of a second community-based drive-thru testing site to provide additional testing resources in DuPage County. The additional COVID-19 […]


Pedestrian killed by train in downtown Elmhurst

Photo by Pete Cruger

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Late Wednesday evening, the Independent learned that a pedestrian had been struck and killed by a Metra train at No. Haven Rd. near E. Park Ave. at about 6 p.m. Traffic in downtown Elmhurst was rerouted during the incident. Inbound and outbound trains […]


Top Crime News

Shell casing found after loud noise; Neighbor finds possible bullet hole in siding Suspicious circumstances were report on Nov. 8, when police said in the 600 block of Berkley at around 6:27 p.m., a .380 shell casing was found in the street. Residents stated they heard a loud bang which […]


Area high school basketball teams on ice; Schools await outcome of IHSA board meeting to learn fate of 2020-21 seasons

By Mike Miazga Correspondent After numerous weeks of circling the airport so to speak, there now is more clarity on where area high schools stand on the subject of starting not only the boys and girls basketball seasons, but winter high school sports in general. One major caveat here is […]


AT student-athletes show Blazer Pride during unprecedented fall sports season

By Matt Thompson Addition Trail Athletic Director The following appeared in the weekly newsletter from DuPage High School District 88 regarding Addison Trail: The Blazers continued to improve all season long this fall and demonstrated what being a student-athlete at Addison Trail is all about. They left their mark on […]


ComEd’s new assistance programs help residents, small businesses

According to the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ComEd is offering new assistance programs to help both small businesses and residential customers who are facing financial difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic. ComEd’s Small Business Assistance Program provides eligible small-business customers that are past due […]


City approves 3.47% increase in tax levy; Most of amount to cover pension obligations

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst City Council held its regular meeting on the evening of Monday, Nov. 16, which was held remotely, with all aldermen attending virtually. On the agenda was a report on the 2020 Tax Levy brought forward by the Finance, Council Affairs and […]


Sister Thomas Leo Monahan passes away; Visitation School’s dedicated principal for 40 years

Sister Thomas Leo Monahan passes away; Visitation School’s dedicated principal for 40 years

Visitation Catholic School sadly announces that on Friday, Nov. 13, esteemed former principal, Sister Thomas Leo, OP, passed away at the Adrian, Mich., Dominican Life Center she moved to after retiring from her Visitation School principal position after 40 years. “Sister made such an impact on generations of students and […]


Roy Sahlstrom, 96   

Family, fishing and the accordion were the three great loves of Roy Sahlstrom, who died Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the age of 96. He loved life and was a great son, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  His family always came first. Roy was born in Chicago on Sept. […]


Peter Noth Carey, 87

Peter Noth Carey, of Elmhurst, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the age of 87. Loving husband of Jeri Maureen, nee McGrath, for over 64 years; cherished father of Brad (Tracy), Neil (Ann Marie), Charles, Maureen (Michael) Barry and Nancy Carey; proud Papa of Peter and Brinne Carey, […]