Elmhurst News

Glenbard East student charged with threatening school held for $75,000 bond

Glenbard East student charged with threatening school held for $75,000 bond

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton announced last week that an 18-year-old male Glenbard East student has been charged with posting a threat on Instagram directed at his school. Jairus Castillo, 18, of 266 Blue Spruce Lane in Glendale Heights, appeared in […]


Veterans Day ceremony planned in Elmhurst

On Sunday, Nov. 11, the community is invited to the annual Veterans Day Ceremony to be held at the Elmhurst Veterans Memorial in Wilder Park just south of the Mansion. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a pause at “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the […]


Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The event NOT to be missed…   Sunday, Nov. 11 History Museum’s Veterans Day program At 2 p.m., to honor Veterans Day and the history of WWI the Elmhurst History Museum will host a performance by living history impersonator R. J. Lindsey, who will tell […]


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 Oct. 25 Alexis Walker, 25, of […]


Andrew Clarence Larson, 71

Andrew (Andy) Clarence Larson, born on September 17, 1947 in Chicago, a resident of Addison, passed away at age 71 on October 24, 2018 in Elmhurst. He was lifetime mechanic in Elmhurst, Villa Park and Addison, and the owner of Andy’s Auto Repair. Andrew was married to Judy (Ruskin) Larson. […]


IC Catholic Prep football team shuts out Stillman Valley; Knights in state quarterfinals for fourth year in a row

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The IC Catholic Prep football team now is two steps away from getting a crack at a three-peat. The Knights headed west and recorded a 31-0 shutout win against Stillman Valley in a second-round Class 4A state football playoff game. IC Catholic Prep, which has won […]


Members of Russian delegation stay in Elmhurst

Russian visitors come to Elmhurst
Pictured are two men visiting from Russia as part of the Open World program through the Library of Congress, along with their Elmhurst hosts. Sophia and Jim Abenante (center) are wearing hats their guests brought them from Russia. On the far left is Artemiy Aksenov, 38, and Konstantin Chernov, who is 28.

A learning experience for all, including their hosts By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Two young men from Russia were recently guests of Jim and Sophia Abenante who live on Edgewood in south Elmhurst. They were delighted to be a part of their adventure to America. The men were […]


Republicans take a beating on Election night

Cullerton Camp celebrates big finish
It was a back-and-forth night, but at about 10:30 p.m., Republican Seth Lewis called to concede to Tom Cullerton (D), who was elected to his third term to represent the 23rd Senate District in Illinois. Here, Cullerton (top row center) with wife Stacey joins his volunteer organization to celebrate late on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 6. Cullerton, who is a resident of Villa Park, beat Lewis 36,552 to 30,489, garnering almost 55% of the vote.

Paul Hinds, Chris Nybo out; Cronin wins in a squeaker; D205 referendum passes   By Dee Longfellow For The Independent It was a sad night at the Elmhurst Elks Club, where DuPage County Republicans gathered to watch the results of the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. At the federal […]


Florence Zmuda, 88

Florence Zmuda, nee Konwinski, of Lombard, passed away recently at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Edward Zmuda; loving mother of Nancy (Peter) DeBruin, Joseph (Denise) Zmuda, Donna (Mark) Stallmann and the late Judy (Dennis) Reiss; devoted grandmother of Kevin (Angela Gajda) Reiss, Kelly (Jason Waclawik) Reiss, […]


IC Catholic Prep football team wins 11th playoff game in a row; Knights move onto second round of Class 4A tournament

By Mike Miazga Correspondent As expected, the IC Catholic Prep football team took care of business in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs. The Knights were 49-8 winners over Chicago Raby in a game played at Lewis Stadium at Plunkett Athletic Complex in Elmhurst. IC Catholic Prep […]