Elmhurst News

Grabowski proud of community’s response to protest

Business owners cooperate as mayor calls for downtown shutdown By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Independent recently caught up with a very busy City Manager Jim Grabowski to discuss the events that took place during the peaceful protest held in Elmhurst on Tuesday, June 2. “It went […]


Immaculate Conception to reopen for Mass June 13 & 14

Reservations required for weekend services Last week, Father Tom Paul, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish and Dean of the Eastern DuPage Deanery, announced the reopening of the parish for Masses and other celebrations. Closed since the middle of March due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, IC Parish has been live streaming […]


Library announces plans to reopen June 15

Elmhurst Public Library will reopen to the public on Monday, June 15. This next phase of service provides direct access to the collections. Online reservations for library visits open on Wednesday, June 10. Reservation details: • Reservations can be made up to one week in advance • Every person entering […]


Peaceful protest held in downtown Elmhurst

By Peter Cruger For The Independent Newspapers The City of Elmhurst prepared most of the day on Tuesday, June 2, for a protest in response to the death of George Floyd, the African American man who died while in the custody of the Minneapolis police last week. Minneapolis police officer, […]


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

Top Crime News

Protester mentions ‘returning to loot a business’ On June 2, police said that subsequent to a peaceful rally held near York St. and North Ave., a complainant stated at around 5 p.m. that a suspect made statements about returning to loot a business in the 100 block of W. North […]


State’s Attorney encourages peaceful protests, cautions against violence

On the afternoon of Thursday, June 4, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin reiterated his support for peaceful protests in DuPage County but warned that law enforcement throughout the County would continue to be on the lookout for those who would take advantage of the protests to commit crimes. “The […]


Statement from County Board Chairman Dan Cronin

The following statement was issued by DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin regarding the George Floyd incident that took place in Minneapolis last week. Floyd, an African American male, died while in custody of the Minneapolis police. While being restrained after his arrest, Floyd told officers he could not breathe. […]


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 May 26. Six of the board’s seven members participated in the meeting, which took place remotely, with the board and staff members communicating […]


City Hall reopens for normal business hours; Certain restrictions, limitations in place

City Hall will reopen to the public during normal operating hours, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m., on Monday, June 1. While the City is happy to welcome residents back, there will be certain limitations and restrictions required when entering the building to ensure proper social distancing.    […]