Elmhurst News

School Board Capsules

Here’s what’s happening at District 205 By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on April 28. All seven board members participated in the meeting, which took place remotely, with board members and staff members communicating online. Public comment […]


York senior issues special comment to School Board

The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board’s remote meeting of April 28 included one public comment. The board invited public comments to be submitted in writing prior to the meeting. Jack Castanoli, a senior at York High School, submitted the only public comment. Board president Kara Caforio read Castanoli’s […]


The Elmhurst Family YMCA celebrates 60 years…

The Elmhurst Family YMCA celebrates 60 years…

A salute to founder Elizabeth Engstrand Ackerman (1907 – 2000) If you are a member of the Elmhurst Family YMCA today you are familiar with the numerous programs and exciting activities the “Y” has to offer. The building, which has been renovated over the years, is a landmark located at […]


So far, 181 COVID-19 patients discharged from Elmhurst Hospital

While the Independent continues its coverage of the latest statistics in the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to report how many people have been discharged from Elmhurst Hospital – a number we WANT to see get higher every week. As of May 4, Elmhurst Hospital is currently treating 58 […]


COVID-19 updates for DuPage County

As of 11 a.m. on Monday, May 4, there were 3,743 total cases among DuPage County residents, including 197 deaths. Of those, 687 were outbreak-associated, while 3,056 were not.  Since Sunday, there were 80 new cases and five deaths reported. (Outbreak-associated cases are linked to a congregate setting, e.g., long-term […]


First Ward’s Sabatino resigns

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent At the City Council meeting on Monday, May 4, which was held virtually, Mayor Steve Morley announced the resignation of Alderman Mark Sabatino from representing the First Ward on the Elmhurst City Council.  “It is with regret that I inform you that I […]


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 […]


Rose Marie Peters, 90

Rose Marie Therese (nee Pusateri) Peters passed away recently at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Robert John Peters, loving mother of Mary Jo (Charles Madick) Peters, Janet (Robert) Kremer, James Robert (Elizabeth Woods) Peters, John Joseph (Mary) Peters; proud grandmother of Kathryn (Steven Walsh) Peters, Sarah, […]


Georgianna Vorel, 95

Georgianna Vorel, 95

Georgianna Frances Vorel, of Elmhurst, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2020 at Elmhurst Hospital one week after she turned 95 years old.  She was born on April 16, 1925 in Chicago to Charles and Tillie Hlavac.  She married Charles Joseph Vorel on September 3, 1949 in Chicago.  He preceded […]


Nancy Saviola, 101

Nancy Saviola, 101

Nancy Joan Saviola (Rizzo) was born on April 14, 1919, in Melrose Park, and passed away on her 101st birthday on April 14, 2020. She was married to her childhood sweetheart, David Donald Saviola, Sr. for 65 years. Wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Nancy was the quintessential homemaker, an excellent […]