Elmhurst News

City and Santa plan Holiday Parade through town

According to a release from the City of Elmhurst, Santa Claus and his holiday friends are coming to your neighborhood on Thursday, Dec. 17 ( or Friday, Dec. 18 rain date). Santa has asked to use City vehicles to bring you the joy of the holiday season safely and close […]


While facing prison time, former state senator dies from COVID-19 complications

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Former Democratic State Sen. Martin Sandoval died Saturday, Dec. 5, from COVID-19 complications, according to his criminal defense attorney Dylan Smith. Sandoval was 56. Sandoval had been facing prison time after pleading guilty to taking bribes from the red-light camera company SafeSpeed. Smith said he […]


Community Calendar

Welcome to the Elmhurst Independent’s Community Calendar Upcoming events will be published, even if they are virtual and only available online. Please remember to be safe when attending live events by wearing masks, using hand sanitizer and maintaining the proper social distance. If your club or organization is gathering during […]


Lawrence Field, 86

Lawrence Ronald Field, longtime resident of Elmhurst, passed away Tuesday, December 1 at the age of 86. He was born in Louisville, Ky., on March 14, 1934 before moving to Chicago at the age of 3. He was the devoted husband of Ruth Field for 58 years, loving father of […]


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 […]


ECAF postpones annual fundraisers for 2020

Offers gratitude to community for continued support Elmhurst Children’s Assistance Foundation (ECAF) is celebrating 27 years since it was founded in 1993. ECAF’s mission is to provide financial assistance to local families with children whose lives are impacted by serious medical or disabling conditions. Through the community’s consistent and generous […]


County announces COVID-19 test site winter operations plan; Site at Villa Park’s Odeum to reopen

The DuPage County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Site will activate its Winter Operations Plan starting on Monday, Nov. 30. The plan will allow testing to be available for individuals through the winter months while maintaining safe conditions for staff and visitors. The COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Site location will remain at the […]


City announces new Director of Public Works; Stan Balicki begins position Dec. 7

City announces new Director of Public Works; Stan Balicki begins position Dec. 7

The City of Elmhurst has announced the hire of a new Public Works Director. Stan Balicki will assume his position on Monday, Dec. 7. Over the past 27 years, Balicki has spent his career in public works field management and operations. Balicki comes to the City of Elmhurst after serving […]


Dermody Properties grants a $5,000 annual Thanksgiving Capstone Award to EYFP

Dermody Properties, a national private equity real estate investment, development and management company focused exclusively on the logistics real estate sector, has announced the recipients of its annual Dermody Properties Thanksgiving Capstone Award. The Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry (EYFP), which assisted nearly 1,000 households in 2019, has received $5,000 to support […]


Long-time community volunteer Alice Doyle dies at 83

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent If you don’t know who Alice Doyle is, you must be new in town. Everyone always knows Alice and she knew everyone because she wasn’t afraid to speak up, meet new people, and ask for what she needed, be it a contribution to […]