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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, […]

 
 

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 meeting on Feb. 26 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Six of the board’s seven members attended the meeting. Chris Blum […]

 
 

Aurora shooting prompts efforts to tighten enforcement of Illinois gun laws

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and some state lawmakers said last week that the recent mass shooting at an Aurora manufacturing plant will lead to efforts to tighten enforcement of the state’s gun laws. Five people were killed and several others were injured when 45-year-old Gary […]

 
 

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 meeting on Feb. 12 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. All seven board members attended the meeting. There were no public […]

 
 

WaterSmart technology already making a difference; Residents urged to register and participate

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   At a recent City Council meeting, Utilities Operations Manager Paul Burris gave a report on the recent change-out of water meters at area homes and offered an overview of the WaterSmart Portal technology. “This year, we changed out 14,886 water meters and […]

 
 

Civic Hall of Fame presented

Civic Hall of Fame presented

Genie Urick beams as Ken Bartels, ECCI Chairman of the Board for 2018, presents a plaque to her as she becomes the 27th person to be inducted into the Elmhurst Civic Hall of Fame. Urick is an author, volunteer and producer of cable TV shows like, “Elmhurst Our Kind of […]

 
 

School Board Capsules

Here’s what’s happening at District 205   By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent   The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a meeting on Jan. 22 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. All seven board members attended the meeting. There were no public comments. […]

 
 

Bond set for volleyball coach accused of child porn possession, video-taping

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Carol Stream Chief of Police Ed Sailer announced last week that bond has been set at $250,000 with 10% to apply for a Carol Stream volleyball coach charged with possession of child pornography. Michael Liedtke, 34, of Streamwood, appeared at a bond […]

 
 

Schiller Park offers $20G reward for info on double homicide, arson. Mayor, police department lead efforts to solve 8-year-old crime

On the weekend of the 8th anniversary of an unsolved double homicide, Mayor Nick Caiafa, the Village of Schiller Park and the Schiller Park Police Department have announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the 2011 murders of George Markopoulos and Wendy Bonder. Early in the […]