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Jacob Wesley “Jake” Baker

Jacob Wesley “Jake” Baker

Jacob Wesley “Jake” Baker, passed away on March 4, 2018. He was born January 18, 1982. Our son, brother and friend, was funny, kind, brave and generous. He was raised in Elmhurst and settled in Denver. Jake’s special gifts were a disarming sense of humor and a big heart. He […]


Top Crime Stories

Store employee seen snorting substance On Feb. 20, police responded to a business in the 900 block of S. York for a drug complaint. According to police, a reporting officer met with a customer who stated she witnessed an employee allegedly snorting a substance off the counter. Police said officers […]


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 […]


Council votes down stoplight at York & Diversey

Despite neighbors’ efforts, aldermen reject measure 13-1 By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Former Mayor and current County Board member Pete DiCianni was the first to speak during public forum at the Elmhurst City Council meeting on Monday, March 2. On the agenda later in the meeting was a […]


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 Feb. 25 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Board member Christopher Kocinski was absent from the meeting. Farewell as Smith […]


District 205 issues notification on coronavirus

District 205 issues notification on coronavirus

As a public service, the Independent presents the following notification from School District 205: Elmhurst Community District 205 is currently monitoring the news and advisories concerning the coronavirus illness. We are in communication with District 205 Health Services, the Regional Office of Education, DuPage County Health and the Illinois Department […]


Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The Elmhurst event NOT to be missed! Saturday, Feb. 29 Lions Club Annual Pizza Party From 5-7 p.m., the Elmhurst Lions Club will hold its 34th Annual All You Can Eat Pizza Party Fundraiser at Sandburg Middle School. Enjoy Roberto’s Pizza, cookies and soda. Tickets, […]


Accident occurs where stoplight has been requested; DiCianni joins north side neighbors in outrage

Accident occurs where stoplight has been requested; DiCianni joins north side neighbors in outrage

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Saturday, Feb. 15, an accident occurred on York Street near Diversey in north Elmhurst that reportedly totaled two automobiles. No injuries were reported – at least, not this time. Neighbors have been requesting a stoplight at that intersection ever since north side […]


Three suspects lead police on high-speed chase;  Charged with stealing merchandise from Elmhurst Kohl’s store

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced that bond has been set for three individuals accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from two DuPage County retailers—one in Wheaton and the other in Elmhurst. Victor Williams, 30, and Joshlyn Allen, 19, both of Chicago; and Emiaya Shannon, […]


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Hit-and-run results in DUI arrest  On Friday, Feb. 14, James Nelson, 62, of Elmhurst, was charged with DUI, resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident in the 900 block of S. Prospect at around 3:49 p.m. According […]