Elmhurst News

York Alumni Assn. commissions commemorative blankets; Throw depicts various Elmhurst landmarks

York Alumni Assn. commissions commemorative blankets; Throw depicts various Elmhurst landmarks

By Julia Locanto For The Elmhurst Independent Elmhurst residents are commemorating their beloved town with special woven throw blankets this year and they are currently available for purchase as Christmas gifts. The York Community High School Alumni Association is selling throw blankets that pay homage to various Elmhurst landmarks. Originally […]


Foundation grants more than $750K from two programs; Art Museum, Spirito!, UCCA among recipients

The DuPage Foundation has announced its volunteer grant committee has been able to review and make 80 grants for a total of $763,192 to not-for-profit organizations from two DuPage Foundation grant programs. Being disbursed before the end of the year, the funds have come from either the DuPage Foundation COVID-19 […]


Mayor appoints Hill to represent 2nd Ward

According to a release issued by the City of Elmhurst, Mayor Steve Morley announced his appointment of Jacob Hill for Alderman in the City’s Second Ward at a City Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 7. Mayor Morley said he had interviewed a total of eight candidates for the position before […]


205 Special Meeting

The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a special meeting on Thursday, Dec. 10. All seven board members joined members of the district administration to participate in the virtual meeting, which took place remotely. Board president Kara Caforio noted that current health concerns made it neither practical nor prudent to hold an in-person meeting. The special meeting […]


Antonia Balice, 70

Antonia Balice recently died at home surrounded by family at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Lorenzo for more than 52 years; loving mother of Maria (Kevin) Kresnicka, Anna (fiancé Mike Wiley) and Giuseppe (Margherita) Balice; cherished grandmother of Jacob and Thomas Kresnicka and Nicholas Gemmati; dear sister of […]


Top Crime News

Armed robbery reported at gas station On Dec. 8, armed robbery was reported at a gas station in the 900 block of N. York at around 2:10 a.m. A reporting officer met with the complainant who stated an unknown suspect displayed a silver revolver and took cash from the cash […]


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 […]


Elmhurst community comes together for Haiti; Provides supplies for students and orphans

Elmhurst community comes together for Haiti; Provides supplies for students and orphans

By Julia Locanto For The Elmhurst Independent During COVID-19, the Elmhurst community decided to give back to those who are struggling from the pandemic’s impact. Two York High School students helped collect supplies for a school and orphanage for hundreds of children in Haiti. Cousins Emerson Dondlinger and Avery Stanley […]


HOPE Taskforce announces grant recipients; Serenity House tabbed to receive almost $25G

The DuPage County Heroin/Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Taskforce announced last week the award of grants to local government and community organizations to expand their capabilities in the fight against the opioid crisis in the County. The grant awardees and a brief description of each project are below: • DuPage […]


Three teens killed in crash while fleeing Berkeley police; Driver collides with semitrailer at Taft, Bohlander; fourth teen later dies from injuries

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Three teenagers were killed and one was critically injured while allegedly fleeing police in west suburban Berkeley on the evening of Monday Nov. 30, according to law enforcement officials. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the hospital reported that the fourth teen had also died […]