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Suspect claims to have virus, threatens to ‘cough on people’ On March 15, a complainant at a pharmacy in the 100 block of N. Robert Palmer told police at around 4:11 p.m., during a phone call discussing the suspect’s prescription, the suspect became upset and made a statement that he […]

 
 

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Suspicious circumstances reported at bank The complainants, employees at a bank in the 400 block of W. Lake, told police that on Jan. 31, a suspect entered the bank and inquired about how much it would be to open a savings account. The subject got upset when he was told […]

 
 

Community reacts as Coronavirus threatens nation; Governor makes call to close bars, restaurants

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent News updates about the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been changing almost hourly, making your weekly newspaper behind the times before the presses even stop rolling. What started as a mild threat heard on the news has now escalated to what could well be an illness […]

 
 

Special meeting to discuss potential civil emergency plans to COVID-19; Action gives mayor temporary emergency executive powers

In a proactive response to COVID-19, Mayor Steve Morley along with three aldermen have called a special meeting to discuss potential civil emergency declaration plans. Although the regular City Council meeting was cancelled, a special meeting was held on Monday, March 16, at which City officials were to discuss an […]

 
 

City takes steps to update zoning code; Committee, Commission meet to begin process

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent There was a joint meeting of the City’s Planning & Zoning Committee and the Zoning & Planning Commission on Tuesday, March 3 at City Hall to begin the process of rewriting the zoning code as needed. The Commission, chaired by former 3rd Ward […]

 
 

Fire Dept. responds to fire, accident with injuries

Causes emergency road closure in Elmhurst  On Monday, March 5 at 2:27 p.m., Elmhurst Fire companies were dispatched to Prospect Avenue and Butterfield Road for the report of an accident with injuries. Upon arrival Elmhurst companies found that a private refuse hauler’s truck had veered off the road striking an […]

 
 

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Store employee seen snorting substance On Feb. 20, police responded to a business in the 900 block of S. York for a drug complaint. According to police, a reporting officer met with a customer who stated she witnessed an employee allegedly snorting a substance off the counter. Police said officers […]

 
 

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Store employee seen snorting substance On Feb. 20, police responded to a business in the 900 block of S. York for a drug complaint. According to police, a reporting officer met with a customer who stated she witnessed an employee allegedly snorting a substance off the counter. Police said officers […]

 
 

Council votes down stoplight at York & Diversey

Despite neighbors’ efforts, aldermen reject measure 13-1 By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Former Mayor and current County Board member Pete DiCianni was the first to speak during public forum at the Elmhurst City Council meeting on Monday, March 2. On the agenda later in the meeting was a […]

 
 

School Board Capsules

Here’s what’s going on at District 205 By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on Feb. 25 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Board member Christopher Kocinski was absent from the meeting. Farewell as Smith […]