Elmhurst News

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 […]

 
 

Illinois Attorney General warns of text scam; Bottom line: State will never ask you to update personal info via text

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent As if we’re not going through enough with a pandemic, a struggling economy and job losses, to top it off, there are the scams. The Independent has previously shared news about the many instances of persons stealing another’s identity in order to apply for […]

 
 

Judge holds teen accused of Addison car-jacking; Defendant allegedly threatened to shoot officers once out on pre-trial release

On Monday, Jan. 25, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Addison Director of Police Bill Hayden announced that Judge Brian Jacobs had ordered that a Chicago teen charged with hijacking a woman’s car at gunpoint from a Popeye’s restaurant parking lot will remain in custody until at least […]

 
 

‘It’s as if my feet still haven’t hit the ground’; Trump grants clemency to Lombard man serving life for conspiracy to distribute marijuana

‘It’s as if my feet still haven’t hit the ground’; Trump grants clemency to Lombard man serving life for conspiracy to distribute marijuana

By Mike Sandrolini For the Independent Craig Cesal, who was sentenced to life in federal prison after being convicted of conspiracy to distribute marijuana in October 2003, anxiously awaited a life-changing phone call from the White House on the final full day of Donald Trump’s presidency. The day before, on […]

 
 

Lombard mom and son killed in accident on I-88; GoFundMe page set up to build memorial garden

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent On Tuesday, Jan. 26, there was an accident with injuries that turned fatal after a semi-trailer crashed into a 2009 Honda Accord driven by 30-year-old Ashley Skrobot, whose 9-year-old son Alex was also in the vehicle. Reports indicated that while traveling on I-88 near […]

 
 

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 Jan. 26 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. All seven board members participated in the meeting, with Karen Stuefen and Courtenae Trautmann attending remotely. There were five […]

 
 

Seven parents issue ‘passionate comments’ at School Board’s special meeting; One speaker concerned that Moyer ‘has one foot out the door’

By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board heard some passionate comments from residents during the board’s special meeting on Jan. 28 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Seven residents spoke during the public-participation segment at the start of the […]

 
 

Cecil Marin, Jr., 61

Cecil Marin, Jr., 61

Cecil Marin, Jr., of Berkley, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood at the age of 61.  He was born on June 30, 1959 in Maywood.  Veteran of the United States Army.  Cecil was a wonderful handyman, he enjoyed working on cars and […]

 
 

Ruth Ellen Maltby, 98

Ruth Ellen Maltby, 98

Ruth Ellen Maltby, 98, of Burlington, Wisc., formerly of Elkhorn, Wisc. and Elmhurst, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington with much love from her family. She was born December 6, 1922 in Oak Park, the daughter to the late Robert and Ruth (Burgess) […]

 
 

William J. Jergens, 92

William J. Jergens, known to friends as “Willie No Name,” passed away on Jan. 15, 2021 at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his sister, Catherine Mohr. Originally from Pittsburgh and moved to Elmhurst where he resided for many years. William was a retired accountant for […]