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Elmhurst twins Tracie Banser and Lonnie Buseman celebrate centennial birthdays; They credit their longevity to having each other, a happy childhood

Elmhurst twins Tracie Banser and Lonnie Buseman celebrate centennial birthdays; They credit their longevity to having each other, a happy childhood

By Julia Locanto For The Elmhurst Independent The secret to a long, happy life is always having someone by your side—at least according to twin sisters Tracie Banser and Lonnie Buseman. The two celebrated their 100th birthdays last week on Oct. 1. The identical twins both live at Lexington Square […]

 
 

City designates Oct. 24 as Frank Lloyd Wright Day; Public invited to celebrate at two exhibitions at Art, History Museums

This fall, the city of Elmhurst will be host to two special exhibits honoring the legacy of internationally acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Elmhurst is home to the Henderson House, one of Wright’s classic Prairie-style residences built in 1901, and his architectural influence can also be seen in two residences […]

 
 

Nashville coming to American Legion; Inaugural Nashville Songwriter Fundraiser coming Oct. 30

The Elmhurst American Legion THB Post #187 has announced that it will host the Inaugural 2020 Nashville Songwriter Fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 30 from 7-10 p.m. at the Post home at 310 W. Butterfield Rd. Face-covering masks and social distancing required. According to the Legion, Nashville hit songwriters are coming […]

 
 

Top Crime News

Road rage incident leads police to stolen handgun, unlawful cannabis On Friday, Oct.  2, police said that subsequent to the report of a road rage incident near North and Evergreen, where a victim’s car was damaged, a traffic stop was conducted. According to police, Cesar Avalos Mijares, 23, of Melrose […]

 
 

Elmhurst cancer survivor goes to Washington as advocate; Displays 100 luminaria as bagpiper Costello performs

Elmhurst cancer survivor goes to Washington as advocate; Displays 100 luminaria as bagpiper Costello performs

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent As a volunteer for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Elmhurst resident Terry Hennen has gone to Washington D.C. five times to advocate for cancer patients.  In past years he joined 600+ other delegates from around the country to meet […]

 
 

Scott Levin announces candidacy for Mayor of Elmhurst

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent After representing the 5th Ward on the Elmhurst City Council since 2010, Scott Levin has announced his intentions to run for mayor in the April 2021 Consolidated Election. “Elmhurst is a wonderful city that has a great heritage,” said Levin. “I believe that […]

 
 

Police bust illegal cannabis dispensary; Find 34,000+ grams of product, a handgun; three arrested

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to the Elmhurst Police reports, on Wednesday, Sept. 30, officers served a search warrant at a business whose sign currently says its name is “BDI Brands, LLC,” located at 231 West Wrightwood, regarding its alleged operation as an unlicensed recreational cannabis dispensary. […]

 
 

Top crime news

Car engulfed in flames leads to arson investigation On Sept. 24, police said that subsequent to a call for a vehicle fire at Elm Lawn Cemetery in the 400 block of E. Lake at around 12:49 a.m., a vehicle was found to be fully engulfed in flames and appeared to […]

 
 

Morley will not seek another term as mayor; Mulliner throws his hat into the ring

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Just when most people are counting the days until the Nov. 3 General Election is over, on the horizon comes yet another Election Day in the spring of 2021. This will include local offices such as Mayor, City Treasurer and several aldermanic seats, […]

 
 

Pinot’s Palette art studio continues its mission despite COVID-19; Studio now hosts virtual classes, camps, tutorials

Pinot’s Palette art studio continues its mission despite COVID-19; Studio now hosts virtual classes, camps, tutorials

By Julia Locanto For The Elmhurst Independent Pinot’s Palette of Elmhurst celebrated its two-year anniversary a month before COVID -19 hit. The art studio’s success was quickly halted when it had to close in early stages of the pandemic. Located at 214 N York St., the ‘paint and sip’ studio […]