Elmhurst News

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 […]

 
 

Top crime news

At fight, witness saw suspect with pistol; police find shell casings in area On June 20, police said officers responded to the report of a fight in the south parking lot of a hotel in the 900 block of Riverside at around 5:17 a.m. Upon arrival, numerous people and vehicles […]

 
 

Elmhurst rental company corrals life-sized dinosaurs for zoo exhibit

This spring, about 100 tons of lifelike, robotic dinosaur creations were heaved out of more than 14 truck-trailers in massive pieces and spread across a lot at Brookfield Zoo for assembly in a special summertime exhibit scheduled to open in July. Covid-19 precautions may have delayed the project for six […]

 
 

COVID-19 updates for DuPage County

As of 11 a.m. on Monday, June 22, there were 8,716 total cases among DuPage County residents, including 445 deaths. Since Sunday, there were 32 new cases including one death in persons with COVID-19 infection reported. The death was a female in her 100s. Number of cases by town At […]

 
 

School Board Capsules

Here’s what’s going on at District 205 By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on June 16. Six of the board’s seven members participated in the meeting, which took place remotely, with the board and staff members communicating […]

 
 

School Board reviews survey results; Feedback about E-learning included

By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent At its regular meeting held on June 16, the Elmhurst District 205 School Board had a discussion of the results of a recent survey of students, parents and staff members regarding remote E-learning during the last two months of the 2019-20 school year. […]

 
 

Elmhurst University to celebrate Day One on July 1; Celebration video to appear on Facebook, YouTube

Elmhurst University to celebrate Day One on July 1; Celebration video to appear on Facebook, YouTube

On Wednesday, July 1, Elmhurst College will officially become Elmhurst University, beginning the next chapter in its nearly 150-year history. Elmhurst will mark the day with virtual events, in keeping with state health safety guidelines issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The highlight will be a celebration video that […]

 
 

Joanne Saporta

Joanne Saporta

Joanne Saporta, of Elmhurst, passed away on May 24, 2020. The first beloved daughter born to Stephen and Dorothy Kotsiakos on January 15, 1934, Joanne was a loving sister to Christine (deceased). She is survived by three sons, Stephen, John and Victor, and is also survived by her granddaughter, Zoe. […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Man gets two years for attack of special needs grocery bagger

On Wednesday, June 10, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced that a Bartlett man had been sentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for punching and kicking a Jewel grocery store bagger last summer. Bruce Mirabella, 51, of Bartlett, appeared in Court Wednesday morning in front […]