Elmhurst News

WWII veteran’s daughter to receive long-lost medal

WWII veteran’s daughter to receive long-lost medal

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   Chalk it up to “it’s a small world,” or “the Good Lord works in mysterious ways,” or whatever makes serendipitous encounters occur, but it’s always nice when good things happen right in your own backyard – it’s even more meaningful when it […]

 
 

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.   Criminal damage   Nov. 11 Police said […]

 
 

Clara Olas, 101

Clara Olas nee Podgorski, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 101. Beloved wife of the late Zeno; loving mother of Joan (Tom) McKenna and the late Dolores Fritz; cherished grandmother of Dr. Tom (Gina) McKenna, Tim (Katie) McKenna, Sherri (Marvin) Royce, Lesley (Jamie) Bludworth, David (Tammy) McKenna […]

 
 

Thanksgiving spirit

Thanksgiving spirit

STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS For 24 years, the Elmhurst Elks Lodge #1531 has been helping needy families in DuPage County through its annual Thanksgiving dinner project. This year, the lodge donated 266 complete Thanksgiving dinner baskets Nov. 17 to 10 area churches (including Villa Park’s St. Alexander Church) and organizations serving […]

 
 

Suspects charged with robbery at Yorktown Mall

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton announced last week that bond had been set for four suspects accused of stealing personal items from two victims outside the Yorktown Mall. All four men appeared at bond hearing this morning where Judge John Kinsella […]

 
 

Former civilian employee of VP Police Dept. charged with misconduct, theft; Lombard resident Simons released on bond following arrest

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Villa Park Chief of Police Michael Lay announced on Wednesday, Nov. 7 that a former civilian employee at the Villa Park Police Department had been charged with two counts of Official Misconduct (Class 3 Felony), one count of Theft of Government Property […]

 
 

People say ‘yes’ to District 205 Referendum; Moyer issues letter of appreciation to community

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   Elmhurst’s eye was on the District 205 Referendum, which had only been placed on the ballot about four to six weeks prior to the Election. In the end, more than 62% of Elmhurst voters chose to support a property tax increase to […]

 
 

York grad, musician meets up with famous actor; Elmhurst resident meets movie star while hitchhiking in Australia

York grad, musician meets up with famous actor;  Elmhurst resident meets movie star while hitchhiking in Australia

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   The Elmhurst Independent just loves to bring its readers the exciting news when a current or former resident has a brush with someone famous. Growing famous on his own as a musician, Elmhurst resident Scott Hildebrand has already performed at various venues […]

 
 

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   Nov. 3 Bradley Gillette, […]

 
 

Kathleen Carlson

Kathleen A. Carlson,  of Elmhurst, passed away recently. Beloved wife of Mark; loving mother of Julia, Maria and the late Michelle; daughter of the late Thomas and Coletta Flynn; sister of Pamela (Roy) Knighton and Michael Flynn; aunt of several nieces and nephews. Services and Interment Private. Arrangements provided by […]