Top Crime News

Student admits bringing BB gun to York On Feb. 3, a reporting officer spoke with a suspect at York High School who admitted to bringing a BB gun to school. The BB gun was turned over and the suspect was cited for disorderly conduct and released to his mother. Nine […]


York principal announces departure for new opportunity

York principal announces departure for new opportunity

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to a release issued by School District 205, York High School Principal Erin DeLuga announced last week that she is the finalist for the Lake Zurich High School principal position. DeLuga shared the news of her pending departure with her staff during […]


Man from Lombard kidnapped in Afghanistan 

Staff report According to a story published last week in Newsweek, Mark R. Frerichs of Lombard, a U.S. government contractor, was kidnapped in Afghanistan on Jan. 31 by a group of militants aligned with the Taliban The Newsweek story reports that Frerichs, 57, was kidnapped in the Afghanistan province of […]


Top Crime News

  15 incidents  involving unlocked vehicles  The Elmhurst Police Department reported that 15 incidents of suspects either entering an unlocked vehicle or stealing items after entering an unlocked vehicle were reported between Jan. 26 and Jan. 28. • In the 1000 block of S. Saylor, a victim told police that […]


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 regular meeting on Jan. 28 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Two board members—Christopher Kocinski and Courtenae Trautmann—were absent from the meeting. New synthetic […]


Elmhurst Auto Group named ‘ECCI Business Of The Year’ ; Annual Chamber Gala deemed successful

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Elmhurst Auto Group received the A.J. “Toche” Terrones Business of the Year Award for 2019 at the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 101st Annual Awards Gala held on Friday, Jan. 31. The award was presented toward the end of the awards ceremony, […]



State of the City address A few weeks ago, the Independent published a story about Mayor Steve Morley’s State of the City address that contained an error in one of his quotes. The story indicated that the Police and Firefighters pension funds were funded at 80%, but that was incorrect. […]


Council Capsules; Here’s what’s going on at Elmhurst City Hall

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Elmhurst City Council held its regular meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall. The meeting was held on Tuesday rather than Monday as usual to recognize the Dr. Martin Luther King Day holiday. • Mayor Steve Morley introduced […]


Anglewicz variance of 31.09% approved by City Council; Neighbors lend support; applicant frustrated with ‘deplorable’ treatment

  By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent During public forum of the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, about 12 neighbors of Mark & Rosie Anglewicz spoke in support of their request for a variance for an addition they plan to build onto their home.  Rosie Anglewicz spoke […]


Top Crime News

Person knocks at door, asks for change for $100 bill Suspicious circumstances were reported in the 400 block of Ridgeland at around 12:24 p.m. on Jan. 22. A suspect, described as a white male, around 50 years old, five feet, 11 inches and 180 pounds with a medium build, an […]