Elmhurst News

Community Calendar

Welcome to the Elmhurst Independent’s Community Calendar Upcoming events will be published, even if they are virtual and only available online. Please remember to be safe when attending live events by wearing masks, using hand sanitizer and maintaining the proper social distance. If your club or organization is gathering during […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Under my Father’s Fedora

Under my Father’s Fedora

By Dee Longfellow Editor The last time this happened… a visit back to 1856 So much has been said about the events in Washington, DC last week and it’s turned the world topsy-turvy. We like to have our newspaper feature local news almost exclusively and yet, it’s hard not to […]

 
 

Edward-Elmhurst Health Q&A: Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

More than 300,000 Americans and more than 1.6 million people worldwide have lost their lives to COVID-19. There is finally a way to end to this pandemic: vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use authorization (EUA) in the U.S. Because the […]

 
 

Community Calendar

Welcome to the Elmhurst Independent’s Community Calendar Upcoming events will be published, even if they are virtual and only available online. Please remember to be safe when attending live events by wearing masks, using hand sanitizer and maintaining the proper social distance. If your club or organization is gathering during […]

 
 

COVID-19 updates for DuPage County

As of 8 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10, there were 63,194 total cases among DuPage County residents, including 1,024 deaths. Since Saturday, there were 207 new cases and four deaths related to COVID-19. Number of cases by town At press time, the DuPage Department of Health reported the following number […]

 
 

News from Congressman Raja; Rioters breaching the U.S. Capitol building

“I would like to begin by expressing the outrage I have felt this past week, along with so many Americans, as rioters stormed the Capitol Building, breached the Capitol Complex, and laid siege to the Capitol for many hours in an attempt to prevent the certification of the Electoral College […]

 
 

Madigan suspends speaker campaign: ‘This is not a withdrawal’; Kathleen Willis drops out of race for speaker; supports Williams

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan announced he would suspend his campaign for House Speaker of the 102nd General Assembly on Monday, but his statement made clear he was not withdrawing from the race. “This is not a withdrawal. I have suspended my campaign for speaker,” […]

 
 

Josephine M. Henek, 98

Josephine M. Henek, of Elmhurst, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021, at the age of 98. She was born September 10, 1922 in Chicago to Joseph and Rozalia (nee Dukat) Koba.  Josephine is survived by her sons Thomas (Christine Marusarz) and Robert; and her grandchildren David (Michelle Bartolomei) and Daniel.  […]

 
 

Marjorie Jane Leslie, 94

Marjorie Jane Leslie, of Elmhurst died at home on December 28, 2020 at the age of 94. She was born April 7, 1926 in Oak Park to Lawrence and Marjorie Thulin and attended DePauw University and the American Academy of Art. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Leslie, […]