Elmhurst News

Michelle “Chelle” T. O’Connell, 72

Michelle “Chelle” T. O’Connell, 72

Michelle “Chelle” T. O’Connell, of Addison, formerly of Elmhurst, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Asbury Nursing Home in Aurora, at the age of 72. She was born in Buffalo, New York. She is survived by her daughter Gillian, son Joseph, and her brother Hogarth. She received a […]


Suzanne Margaret Smith

Suzanne Margaret Smith, nee Noonan, of Elmhurst; beloved wife of John F. “Jack” Smith; loving sister of Patricia, George (Maryann), Daniel (Dorene), and Michael (Pat) Noonan; treasured sister-in-law of Philip Smith and the late James (Bernadette) and the late Al Smith; cherished and caring aunt, cousin and friend of many; […]


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 […]


Top Crime News

Suspicious circumstances reported at bank The complainants, employees at a bank in the 400 block of W. Lake, told police that on Jan. 31, a suspect entered the bank and inquired about how much it would be to open a savings account. The subject got upset when he was told […]


Community reacts as Coronavirus threatens nation; Governor makes call to close bars, restaurants

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent News updates about the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been changing almost hourly, making your weekly newspaper behind the times before the presses even stop rolling. What started as a mild threat heard on the news has now escalated to what could well be an illness […]


Special meeting to discuss potential civil emergency plans to COVID-19; Action gives mayor temporary emergency executive powers

In a proactive response to COVID-19, Mayor Steve Morley along with three aldermen have called a special meeting to discuss potential civil emergency declaration plans. Although the regular City Council meeting was cancelled, a special meeting was held on Monday, March 16, at which City officials were to discuss an […]


Your local Primary Election Coverage

Your local Primary Election Coverage

Not surprising, DuPage voter turnout is low; D45 School referendum passes By Dee Longfellow For The Independent/VP Review With the public huddling indoors to avoid any contact with the COVID19 Coronavirus, it is no surprise voter turnout was low on Tuesday, March 17 for the Primary Election. As of noon […]


City takes steps to update zoning code; Committee, Commission meet to begin process

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent There was a joint meeting of the City’s Planning & Zoning Committee and the Zoning & Planning Commission on Tuesday, March 3 at City Hall to begin the process of rewriting the zoning code as needed. The Commission, chaired by former 3rd Ward […]


Fire Dept. responds to fire, accident with injuries

Causes emergency road closure in Elmhurst  On Monday, March 5 at 2:27 p.m., Elmhurst Fire companies were dispatched to Prospect Avenue and Butterfield Road for the report of an accident with injuries. Upon arrival Elmhurst companies found that a private refuse hauler’s truck had veered off the road striking an […]


Mary Louise Langer, 81

Mary Louise Langer, nee Reynolds, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Langer; loving mother of John (Maribel) Langer, James (Nancy) Langer and Susan (Eric) Engebretson; proud grandmother of Matthew, Julia, Andrew, Caroline, Blake and Justin; dear sister of the […]