Elmhurst News

Eldred Ellis Denny, 89

Eldred Ellis Denny—known to many as “Denny”—died peacefully at his home in Elmhurst on July 9, 2019, after living life to the fullest for 89 years. He was a “God, Country, and Family” kind of guy, known for his generous heart, great hugs, and hearty laugh. Eldred was a proud […]


Traffic stop yields 43 bags of suspect heroin

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   According to the Elmhurst Police Department, a routine traffic stop made on Wednesday, July 24 at about 5:30 p.m. resulted in a significant arrest for narcotics. During a patrol in the area of I-290 and Illinois Rte. 83, officers pulled over a […]


City Capsules

Here’s what’s going on at Elmhurst City Hall   By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   City seeks update to Bicycle, Pedestrian Plan The City of Elmhurst has requested the firm of Civiltech Engineering of Itasca to update the City’s 2011 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. Civiltech submitted a proposal […]


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 […]



Robert Raymond Sheehan, 90 Robert Raymond Sheehan died surrounded by his loving family at his residence at Lombard Place in Lombard on July 18, 2019, at the age of 90. He was born September 9, 1928, in Chicago. Beloved son of Raymond and Ethel (Hochlassen) Sheehan and brother of Richard […]


Feds: State senator collected pay and benefits for ‘little or no work’

Feds: State senator collected pay and benefits for ‘little or no work’

Villa Park Dem Tom Cullerton indicted on 41 counts of embezzlement and false medical statements By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois state senator was formally accused of collecting a salary as well as health and pension benefits from a labor union “for which he did […]



Robert G. “Bob” Robertson Jr. May 16, 1960 – July 29, 2019 Robert G. “Bob” Robertson Jr., 59, of Elmhurst. Beloved husband of Gail nee Bebee; loving father of Robert, Steven and the late Matthew; dear son of Robert and Patricia Robertson; brother of Debbie (Kate Koubek) Robertson, Scott (Kris) Robertson […]


County Coroner releases stats on opioid related deaths

DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen MD, has completed evaluation of the opioid related deaths for 2018. “The opioid epidemic continues to escalate and destroy the lives of too many DuPage County residents,” Dr. Jorgensen said. “The influx of potent synthetic opiates including fentanyl has increased significantly, and now represents a […]


Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The Elmhurst event NOT to be missed! Thursday, Aug. 1 Cathy Richardson performs at Spring Road Gazebo From 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Spring Road Business Association invites the public to Music At The Gazebo, Spring Road and the Prairie Path. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, picnics. […]


Local business plans 3rd annual “Ride for John”

Local business plans 3rd annual “Ride for John”

‘My Child’s Life Matters’ Motorcycle event fights opiate overdose crisis   By Dee Longfellow For The Villa Park Independent   On Saturday, July 27, My Child’s Life Matters will hosts its 3rd annual “Ride For John,” a community awareness event and celebration of life with a mission of waking people […]