Events

Memorial Day Parade takes place Monday

Memorial Day Parade takes place Monday

True Patriots Care to stage 300 U.S. flags in Wilder Park Led by Grand Marshal John M. Wendel, retired Brigadier General and Chaplain in the United States Air Force, some 90 entries will march in Elmhurst’s 99th Annual Memorial Day Parade through downtown Elmhurst on Monday, May 29, stepping off […]

 
 

Elmhurst Lions Club to host a free picnic

Elmhurst Lions Club to host a free picnic

On May 15, Mayor Morley proclaimed June 30, through July 4, Lions Clubs International Week in Elmhurst. This is for the 100 year anniversary of Lions Clubs International and the 77 years which the Elmhurst Lions have served their community. We, the Elmhurst Lions, would like to show our gratitude […]

 
 

37,000 pounds of electronics taken at Recycling Extravaganza

37,000 pounds of electronics taken at Recycling Extravaganza

More than 37,000 pounds of electronics and several thousand more pounds of clothing, building supplies and other materials were recycled, reused and kept out of landfills as a result of the annual Elmhurst College Recycling Extravaganza. Held in partnership with the City of Elmhurst, the environmental education group SCARCE and […]

 
 

Police announce Click It or Ticket campaign over upcoming holiday weekend

Police announce Click It or Ticket campaign over upcoming holiday weekend

As summer kicks off and travel increases, the Elmhurst Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. Funded by a grant from IDOT, the program’s goal is saving lives by reducing fatal and serious injury car crashes through additional enforcement […]

 
 

“Cop on Top” Special Olympics Fundraiser Friday

“Cop on Top” Special Olympics Fundraiser Friday

Look for cops on top of Dunkin’ Donuts outlets For the past 15 years, police officers from throughout the state have “staked out” Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops in May to heighten awareness and raise donations for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Illinois Special Olympics. In return for the police […]

 
 

Kids and families invited to ‘Just for Kids Fishing Derby’ at Blackwell’s Silver Lake

Kids and families invited to ‘Just for Kids Fishing Derby’ at Blackwell’s Silver Lake

Anglers 15 and under are invited to drop a line at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s 31st annual ‘Just for Kids Fishing Derby,’ on Sunday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Silver Lake in Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville. Kids can learn about fishing and advance […]

 
 

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 18 • From 6-10 p.m., United Community Concerns Assn. (UCCA) will hold Taste of the Town: Food for Life at Wilder Mansion. Tickets include samples from 15 area restaurants, cooking demos, live music by the Clay Corso Trio. Tickets are $50 each in advance, $60 at the door, […]

 
 

Air Force Chaplain to be Memorial Parade Grand Marshal

Air Force Chaplain to be Memorial Parade Grand Marshal

John M. Wendel active with local parade for 10+ years The Grand Marshal for Elmhurst’s 99th Memorial Day Parade is retired United States Air Force Brigadier General and Chaplain John M. Wendel, 83, an honored contributor to the parade and post-parade military ceremony and Elmhurst’s Veterans Day observances for more […]

 
 

Elmhurst celebrates 99th Memorial Day Parade on May 29

Elmhurst celebrates 99th Memorial Day Parade on May 29

John M. Wendel to serve as Grand Marshal Led by Grand Marshal John M. Wendel, retired Brigadier General and Chaplain in the United States Air Force, some 90 entries will march in Elmhurst’s 99th Annual Memorial Day Parade through downtown Elmhurst on Monday, May 29, stepping off at 9:30 a.m. […]

 
 

Park Board Capsules

Park Board Capsules

Park Board Capsules Here’s what’s going on at the Elmhurst Park District… By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Park District Board held a regular meeting on May 8 at the Wilder Mansion, 211 S. Prospect Ave. Circuit Judge swears in newly elected, re-elected The board held its […]