Elmhurst News

Police bust illegal cannabis dispensary; Find 34,000+ grams of product, a handgun; three arrested

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to the Elmhurst Police reports, on Wednesday, Sept. 30, officers served a search warrant at a business whose sign currently says its name is “BDI Brands, LLC,” located at 231 West Wrightwood, regarding its alleged operation as an unlicensed recreational cannabis dispensary. […]


Lucille E. Lacine, 92

Lucille E. Lacine, of Elmhurst, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020 in Champaign, Illinois, at the age of 92.  Daughter of the late Peter and the late Eleanor (nee Raudelunas) Greicius.  Beloved wife of the late Donald Lacine.  Loving mother of Daniel (Betty), David (Robin), Mark, and Stephen (Julie).  Proud […]


Anthony D. Flood, 62

Anthony D. Flood, native of Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, passed away recently at the age of 62. A resident of Elmhurst, he was Vice President of Operations at Pactiv Foodservice; an avid cyclist, sports fan, traveler and family man. Beloved husband of Linda, nee Wozniak; loving father of Sinead and […]


Michele J. Lant, 67

Michele J. Lant, nee Bertaut, of Berkeley, passed away recently at the age of 67. Member of Chicago Chapter NRHS; beloved wife of Brian for 35 years; loving mother of Kristan (Mike Domagalski) Lant; cherished daughter of the late Donald Bertaut and the late Jeanne, nee Leuthesser; dear sister of […]


Community Calendar

The Calendar returns! The Elmhurst Independent has started providing the Community Calendar to its readers who enjoy keeping up with what is going on around town. Upcoming events will be published, even if they are virtual and only available online. Please remember to be safe when attending live events by […]


Top crime news

Car engulfed in flames leads to arson investigation On Sept. 24, police said that subsequent to a call for a vehicle fire at Elm Lawn Cemetery in the 400 block of E. Lake at around 12:49 a.m., a vehicle was found to be fully engulfed in flames and appeared to […]


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 […]


Morley will not seek another term as mayor; Mulliner throws his hat into the ring

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Just when most people are counting the days until the Nov. 3 General Election is over, on the horizon comes yet another Election Day in the spring of 2021. This will include local offices such as Mayor, City Treasurer and several aldermanic seats, […]


Pinot’s Palette art studio continues its mission despite COVID-19; Studio now hosts virtual classes, camps, tutorials

Pinot’s Palette art studio continues its mission despite COVID-19; Studio now hosts virtual classes, camps, tutorials

By Julia Locanto For The Elmhurst Independent Pinot’s Palette of Elmhurst celebrated its two-year anniversary a month before COVID -19 hit. The art studio’s success was quickly halted when it had to close in early stages of the pandemic. Located at 214 N York St., the ‘paint and sip’ studio […]


More WNV cases reported in DuPage County; Health Department reminds residents to “Fight the Bite”

The DuPage County Health Department announced on Friday, Sept. 25 that there are now four human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in DuPage County reported this year, since earlier this month, ranging in age from 40s to 70s. All four individuals have experienced severe symptoms and their conditions have […]