Elmhurst News

COVID-19 updates for DuPage County

As of 11 a.m. on Monday, June 15, there were 8,464 total cases among DuPage County residents, including 429 deaths. Since Sunday, there were 30 new cases and NO deaths of persons with the COVID-19 infection reported. Number of cases by town At press time, the DuPage Department of Health […]

 
 

Meet the protestors; ‘Reforms needed, more diversity; anti-racism should be essential focus’

Meet the protestors; ‘Reforms needed, more diversity; anti-racism should be essential focus’

Staff report On Saturday, June 13, a peaceful protest was planned and staged in Elmhurst’s Wilder Park (see related story elsewhere in this issue). Staff of the Elmhurst Independent were on hand to talk one-on-one with some of the protestors and organizers. One of the organizers of Saturday’s event was […]

 
 

DuPage County announces new COVID-19 testing sites

Two new testing sites are being opened and made available to DuPage County residents in the next few weeks.  A new drive-through COVID-19 testing site was expected to open at the DuPage County Complex on Tuesday, June 16. All residents of DuPage County can be tested, and no appointment, doctor […]

 
 

Impassioned protestors bring message of hope, change; Rally in Wilder Park, related march occur without incident

Impassioned protestors bring message of hope, change; Rally in Wilder Park, related march occur without incident

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent It was a beautiful, bright sunny day on Saturday, June 13, in Wilder Park. just a little too warm to have to wear a mask over your face – but everyone did. More than 1,000 people gathered at Wilder Park to take part […]

 
 

Richard E. Masters Sr., 95

Richard E. Masters Sr., 95

Richard E. Masters Sr. peacefully passed in his sleep of natural causes on June 5, 2020, at the age of 95. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Joyce Masters, nee Stitt. He loved God. He lived a long and fruitful life. He was born to Eva and […]

 
 

Joseph A. Barney, 80

Joseph A. Barney, 80

Joseph A. Barney, died June 4, 2020, at his home in Elmhurst, at the age of 80. By his side was his beloved wife of 58 years, Grace R. Barney (nee Robinson).  He was a devoted father to Ginger (John Klein) Leali, Beth (Vito) Dellegrazie, John (Makesha Flournoy) Barney, and […]

 
 

Frank Greco, 81

Frank Greco, of Elmhurst, died June 11, 2020, at the age of 81. He was the beloved life partner of Barbara J. Dyer, nee Straumann; father of Joseph (Sandy) Greco, Robert (Shelly) Greco, Frank Jr. (Susan) Greco, the late Angela (Kevin) Halprin; grandfather of Anthony, Danielle, & Frank III Greco, […]

 
 

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

Man charged with assault following alleged bar fight On June 6, Ralph R. Storto, 33, of Addison, was charged with two counts of battery and criminal trespass to property at a restaurant/bar in the 100 block of N. York at around 7:30 p.m. Police said officers responded to a report […]

 
 

Business community responds commendably amid protest rally

A check-in with ECCI’s Quigley who ‘applauds mayor’s decision’ By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT Late last week, the Independent was able to speak with John R. Quigley, president and CEO of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ECCI), to find out how the business community fared during […]