Lombard News

Ripper Crew member released from prison Friday; Man serving 70 years for killing Elmhurst woman will live in Aurora

By Dee Longfellow For The ELMHURST Independent   Over the weekend, the Independent learned that 58-year-old Thomas Kokoraeleis, a convicted murderer and one-time resident of Villa Park, was released from the Illinois River Correction Center outside of Peoria on Friday, March 29. Kokoraeleis, a member of the notorious “Ripper Crew” […]

 
 

College’s Recycling Extravaganza, without electronics, to be held April 13

On Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Elmhurst College will host its annual Recycling Extravaganza, a place to bring a variety of items that can be recycled, reused and kept out of landfills. NOTE: Because the City of Elmhurst now offers quarterly electronics recycling, the College event […]

 
 

Woman builds new life after series of surgeries restores vision

Woman builds new life after series of surgeries restores vision

Annie Pawlisz, 28, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1996 when she was 5 years old. By the time she was 22, she knew the condition increased her risk for a host of health problems, including heart disease, nerve damage and blindness. Still, she wasn’t too worried in early […]

 
 

Celebrating Lombard’s past

Celebrating Lombard’s past

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO In celebration of Lombard’s 150th anniversary, the Lombard Historical Society Carriage House exhibit, Building Lombard: Celebrating 150 years, is now on display. The exhibit, which runs through Aug. 31, features artifacts, maps and photographs of people and places from Lombard’s past. Also featured is an 1869 Lombard […]

 
 

Tiara time in Lombard

Tiara time in Lombard

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO The Lombard Junior Women’s Club sponsored its annual tiara presentation for the five members of the 2019 Lilac Court and their families in the historic Maple Street Chapel March 18. Pictured are royal court members (left to right) Princess Sydney Wilson, Princess Elaine Wesling, Princess Emily Hansel, […]

 
 

Dear Abraham Lincoln…

Dear Abraham Lincoln…

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Sheldon Peck would have been proud again this year of the letters that were written by fifth-grade students who pretended to be Peck writing a personal letter to Abraham Lincoln in 1848. Six of the students who submitted the highest scoring letters were honored at an awards […]

 
 

County moves to close alleged adult business in Wheaton

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin announced today that DuPage County has filed a lawsuit against Hot Shots Photography Studio, located at 0N758 Gary Avenue in Wheaton, alleging that the business has been operating as an adult business and not as a photography […]

 
 

Bond set for man accused of killing DGN student with car

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Downers Grove Chief of Police Shanon Gillette announced on Tuesday, Feb. 26, that bond has been set for a Naperville man accused of striking 17-year-old Elizabeth Dunlap with his car causing her death. Joseph Kucharski, 51, with a last known address in Naperville, […]

 
 

Lilac royalty

Lilac royalty

The five members of the 2019 Lilac Court posed for their first official photograph on Sunday, March 3, after being selected from a field of 11 contestants. The young women and their parents met with Lilac Queen Contest chairman Brittney Conway, assistant chairman Nancy Spartz and committee members Maria Uribe […]

 
 

Four men accused of breaking into Lombard apartment

Four men accused of breaking into Lombard apartment

Following alleged robbery, suspects lead high-speed chase thru Villa Park, Elmhurst DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton have announced that bond has been set for Mashawn Barnes, 27, of Chicago; Kevin Jones, 31, of Chicago; Calvert Williams, 29, of Matteson; and Dion Young, […]