Elmhurst News

Queen of the Court; Elmhurst’s Natalie DiCianni named Chicago’s Columbus Day Queen

Queen of the Court; Elmhurst’s Natalie DiCianni named Chicago’s Columbus Day Queen

By Patti Pagni For The Elmhurst Independent     Just 23 years ago, Natalie DiCianni’s dad proudly announced the arrival of his and his wife Rose’s first-born child to friends and family. On Monday, Oct. 14, during Chicago’s Columbus Day parade, now-DuPage County Board member Pete DiCianni proudly made another […]

 
 

Pechanio awarded Elmhurst College Founders Medal

Pechanio awarded Elmhurst College Founders Medal

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   On Friday, Oct. 25, Elmhurst resident Ralph P. Pechanio received an Elmhurst College Founders Medal in recognition of his 15 years of financial support for the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ECCI)’s student internship partnership with the College, including his 2018 […]

 
 

Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The Elmhurst event NOT to be missed!   Saturday, Nov. 9 Spotlight Gala for ECPA From 7-11 p.m. at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst Center for Performing Arts (ECPA) will host its fourth annual Spotlight Gala to benefit the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to the creation […]

 
 

Vandalism incident at Elmhurst College under investigation

Vandalism incident at Elmhurst College under investigation

Campus closed on Oct. 28, 29 Elmhurst police are investigating an incident of graffiti that was discovered in a women’s restroom stall in the campus library on Sunday, Oct. 27, after 10 p.m. Police do not believe the incident constitutes a credible threat. However, the College takes these incidents seriously […]

 
 

Inaugural “Art in Bloom” to be featured at ECPA Spotlight Gala

The first-ever “Art in Bloom” display will be a central feature at this year’s Spotlight Gala, benefiting Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts (ECPA) to be held Saturday, Nov. 9 from 7-11 p.m. at the Elmhurst Art Museum. “We are thrilled to add a unique flair to this wonderful evening,” said […]

 
 

U.S. Senator, Presidential candidate Cory Booker visits Elmhurst

U.S. Senator, Presidential candidate Cory Booker visits Elmhurst

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   S. Senator Cory Booker, Democratic Candidate for President of the United States, came to visit Elmhurst last week to meet and greet friends he had known since his college days at Stanford University, where he graduated in 1991. Cory Anthony Booker is […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The Elmhurst event NOT to be missed!   York Drama to perform Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Thursday, Oct. 24 Friday, Oct. 25 Saturday, Oct. 26 Sunday, Oct. 27 On Thursday, Friday & Saturday, curtain time is 7:30 p.m.; on Sunday, curtain is at 2 p.m. Tickets […]

 
 

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 Oct. 8 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. All seven board members attended the meeting. Board president Kara Caforio noted […]

 
 

Bond Set at $250,000 for Villa Park man accused of vehicular hijacking, DUI; Alleged carjacker currently on bond out of Cook County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Villa Park Chief of Police Michael Lay recently announced that bond has been set for a Villa Park man charged with hijacking a woman’s car from a gas station. Michael Davis, 35, appeared at a bond hearing where Judge Liam Brennan set […]