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How an infectious disease physician will spend the summer of 2020; A guest column from Elmhurst Hospital

How an infectious disease physician will spend the summer of 2020; A guest column from Elmhurst Hospital

We’re starting the summer in Illinois on a positive note: the numbers of COVID-19 cases are decreasing in our state. That’s great news: it means that 10 weeks of separation has resulted in countless lives saved, but it does not mean the virus is gone or that cases won’t escalate […]

 
 

Mail program expansion, voter safety measure signed into law

In response to the public health situation that continues as a result of the novel coronavirus, legislation to promote the state’s vote by mail program and enact other measures to protect voter safety and health was signed into law last week. “The public health crisis we are experiencing has forced […]

 
 

Pack up the station wagon for a nostalgia-fueled road trip

‘The Great Midwestern Road Trip’ now open at Elmhurst History Museum This year, more than ever, it is predicted that Midwesterners will take to the road for their summer vacations in record numbers to find adventure and relaxation close to home. Undoubtedly, those well-known destinations that have lured tourists for […]

 
 

‘Confused’ elderly man located at quarry; helicopter aids in search

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Tuesday, June 16, the Independent received a call that a helicopter was heard flying over the City in the vicinity of Rte. 83 and North Avenue. Later it was learned that an elderly man had gone missing at about 11 p.m. and […]

 
 

COVID-19 updates for DuPage County

As of 11 a.m. on Monday, June 29, there were 8,996 total cases among DuPage County residents, including 465 deaths. Since Saturday, there were 52 new cases and two deaths of persons with COVID-19 infection reported: One male in his 70s; One female in her 80s. Number of cases by […]

 
 

Top crime news

At fight, witness saw suspect with pistol; police find shell casings in area On June 20, police said officers responded to the report of a fight in the south parking lot of a hotel in the 900 block of Riverside at around 5:17 a.m. Upon arrival, numerous people and vehicles […]

 
 

Elmhurst rental company corrals life-sized dinosaurs for zoo exhibit

This spring, about 100 tons of lifelike, robotic dinosaur creations were heaved out of more than 14 truck-trailers in massive pieces and spread across a lot at Brookfield Zoo for assembly in a special summertime exhibit scheduled to open in July. Covid-19 precautions may have delayed the project for six […]

 
 

COVID-19 updates for DuPage County

As of 11 a.m. on Monday, June 22, there were 8,716 total cases among DuPage County residents, including 445 deaths. Since Sunday, there were 32 new cases including one death in persons with COVID-19 infection reported. The death was a female in her 100s. Number of cases by town At […]

 
 

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 June 16. Six of the board’s seven members participated in the meeting, which took place remotely, with the board and staff members communicating […]

 
 

School Board reviews survey results; Feedback about E-learning included

By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent At its regular meeting held on June 16, the Elmhurst District 205 School Board had a discussion of the results of a recent survey of students, parents and staff members regarding remote E-learning during the last two months of the 2019-20 school year. […]