Elmhurst News

York girls cross country

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The York girls cross-country team also is headed to Peoria. The Dukes, with only one senior in their top seven, took third at the Class 3A Niles West sectional to earn a state-qualifying berth. The Dukes had 94 team points. New Trier won the sectional with […]


York girls volleyball team wins regional title

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The York girls volleyball team recorded a 28-26, 25-14 win over Glenbard North to win the Class 4A Addison Trail regional championship. It was York’s 21st regional title and ninth under coach Patty Iverson. The Dukes reached the final with a 25-4, 25-11 win over Maine […]


York boys cross-country team headed to state meet; Kern individual champion

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The York boys cross-country team is headed back to familiar environs. The Dukes, with no seniors in their top 7, took third at the Class 3A Niles West sectional to earn a team spot in Saturday’s state finals race in Peoria. York was third with 102 […]


Rotary, Diplomat West to host annual Thanksgiving dinner

For the 25th consecutive year, the Elmhurst Rotary Club will welcome area residents to a complimentary Thanksgiving dinner. The annual holiday party, co-hosted with the Diplomat West Banquet Hall, begins at 12 noon on November 22 and is open to the whole community. “Celebrating our 25th year, we once again […]


A guide for next Tuesday’s elections

A guide for next Tuesday’s elections

In the Nov. 6 general election, voters in the Lombardian and Independent readership area will find the following federal, state and county races, as well as a township ballot question and propositions on the ballot:   Editor’s note: Candidates running unopposed are not listed.   Congressional Representative in Congress, 6th District […]


The Independent’s Election Watch; Presenting the candidates for DuPage County Board in District #1

Pictured here at the Elmhurst League of Voters Can-didate’s Forum are the Candidates for County Board in District #1 (from left) Zahra Suratwala (D), Sam Tornatore (R), Ashley J. Selmon (D) and Dino Gavanes (R). Voters can select two. Tornatore and Gavanes are incumbents.

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent   The League of Women Voters posed five questions to the candidates for County Board in Districts #1 and #2. The Independent presents the replies to three of those questions. Some replies have been edited for length.   Q-1. According to Forbes Magazine (7/25/17 […]


Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The event NOT to be missed…   Saturday, Oct. 27 Art Museum program on Bauhaus design From 1-3 p.m., the Elmhurst Art Museum is holding a panel discussion in conjunction with The McCormick House and the Bauhaus Dream of Pre-Fabricated Homes. Panelists will discuss the […]


Police Reports

The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named. Assault, battery Oct. 16 A victim in the […]


Virlyn W. Walter, 93

Virlyn W. Walter, of Lombard, formerly of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Betty; loving father of Steven (Janis), Donald and Russell (Rosemary); cherished grandfather of Laura, Sara, Karen and Susie; proud great grandfather of 7; brother of Raymond. Virlyn was a WWII Air […]


Edwin E. Sprandel, 92

Edwin E. Sprandel, of Elmhurst, formerly of Oak Park, passed away recently at the age of 92. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII and Korea. Beloved husband of the late Susan E., nee Simpson; fond father of Susan (Steven) Shaffer, James (Kathleen) Sprandel and Paul […]