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Pick of the Week – The Elmhurst event NOT to be missed!   Jaycees Carnival Friday, Aug. 16 Saturday, Aug. 17 Sunday, Aug. 18 The Elmhurst Jaycees will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Charity Carnival in downtown Elmhurst over the weekend of Aug. 15-18. The carnival will be located […]


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 […]


Martin E. Schmitt Sr., 77

Martin E. Schmitt Sr., of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 77. Beloved husband of the late Nancy L. nee Noah; loving father of Martin E. Schmitt Jr. and Carrie L. Schmitt; cherished grandfather of Emily, Allison and Martin III; brother of Edward (Char) Schmitt, Beverly (James) Phelan […]


Thomas F. Alexander

Forrest Thomas “Tom” Alexander of Chesterfield, Missouri, born in Rockford, Ill., on August 19, 1957, passed away on August 4, 2019. Beloved husband for 27 years of Stacey Alexander (nee Smid); loving son of Joan (Don) Alexander and the late Forrest William Geiken; son-in-law of Jan and the late Barbara […]


Karen Sue Barnes, 71

Karen Sue Barnes passed away July 30th, 2019 at the age of 71. Beloved of Michael Veltum; Loving sister of Larry (Deborah) Barnes; Preceded in death by her parents Roy and Libby Barnes; Cherished cousin and friend of many. Karen worked at Elmhurst Hospital for more than 40 years. A […]


Illinois leaders: Keep Blagojevich in prison; Durkin says president ‘politically driven’ by anti-federal government sentiment

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol New Illinois Illinois political leaders from both parties on Aug. 8 said former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich should remain in prison despite Republican U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement that he was considering commuting the sentence of the ex-governor. Trump reportedly made his remarks on Air Force […]


Cullerton replaced as Labor Committee chair; Change follows federal indictment alleging embezzlement from labor union

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton was replaced as chairman of the Senate Labor Committee, a move that occurred a few days after he was indicted on federal charges of embezzling money from a labor union. According to a spokesman for the senate president’s office, the […]


DGTT Foundation forced to cancel Toby Keith benefit concert; Event company files for bankruptcy days before event; Foundation out $340,000

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation 
announced on Wednesday, Aug. 7 that Imagine Events (a/k/a Imagn Events), the company handling event arrangements and ticket sales for the first-ever Freedom & Dignity Festival, had filed for bankruptcy. The Festival, which was to feature a benefit […]


York hockey players Paschen and Lee sign Canadian juniors contracts

Heading north
York graduate Billy Paschen (pictured) and Dukes teammate Christopher Lee will continue their hockey careers at the juniors level with the Cochrane (Ontario) Crunch of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League. Both were all-state players while at York.

All-staters headed to Cochrane, Ontario to continue careers By Mike Miazga CORRESPONDENT Former York hockey players Billy Paschen and Christopher Lee are taking their games to the next level. Paschen and Lee have signed contracts to play for the Cochrane Crunch in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, regarded as […]


Mary Theresa Herter Marion, 93

Mary Theresa Herter Marion, passed away recently at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late James Wootson Marion; loving mother of Zara Marion, Ellen (Stuart) Hardenburger, Carolyn (Robert) Keck and Rita (Ken) Lee; cherished grandmother to seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren; and aunt to many nieces and nephews. […]