Under my Father’s Fedora

Under my Father’s Fedora

By Dee Longfellow Editor The last time this happened… a visit back to 1856 So much has been said about the events in Washington, DC last week and it’s turned the world topsy-turvy. We like to have our newspaper feature local news almost exclusively and yet, it’s hard not to […]


Edward-Elmhurst Health Q&A: Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

More than 300,000 Americans and more than 1.6 million people worldwide have lost their lives to COVID-19. There is finally a way to end to this pandemic: vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use authorization (EUA) in the U.S. Because the […]


COVID-19 updates for DuPage County

As of 8 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10, there were 63,194 total cases among DuPage County residents, including 1,024 deaths. Since Saturday, there were 207 new cases and four deaths related to COVID-19. Number of cases by town At press time, the DuPage Department of Health reported the following number […]


News from Congressman Raja; Rioters breaching the U.S. Capitol building

“I would like to begin by expressing the outrage I have felt this past week, along with so many Americans, as rioters stormed the Capitol Building, breached the Capitol Complex, and laid siege to the Capitol for many hours in an attempt to prevent the certification of the Electoral College […]


Madigan suspends speaker campaign: ‘This is not a withdrawal’; Kathleen Willis drops out of race for speaker; supports Williams

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan announced he would suspend his campaign for House Speaker of the 102nd General Assembly on Monday, but his statement made clear he was not withdrawing from the race. “This is not a withdrawal. I have suspended my campaign for speaker,” […]


County, C.O.D. launch Anti-Racism Initiative

In partnership with DuPage County, the College of DuPage launched a new initiative to unite the community against racism and provide a platform for meaningful conversations to help audiences reflect, share and act. Together, the College and DuPage County will participate in activities to examine the ways that racism exists […]


County Clerk completes four recounts for 2020 election; Kaczmarek confident of results

DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek’s office recently completed four discovery recounts for the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election and found nothing that would suggest a change in the outcome certified at the conclusion of the election. Petitions for four discovery recounts were requested by candidates Jim Oberweis for U.S. 14th […]


DuPage County Health Department reports 976 COVID-19 related deaths since March, 2020; Latest update reports 164 COVID-19 related deaths in December, following 165 in November

The DuPage County Health Department’s daily COVID-19 update of Jan. 3 reported there have been 60,630 total cases of the coronavirus, including 976 deaths, in DuPage County residents since March. At press time, the DuPage Department of Health report-ed the following number of COVID-19 cases in our readership communities as […]


Mayor to deliver “State Of Our City” address via youTube Live on Jan. 14

    Two-term Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley will deliver his eighth and final “State of Our City” Mayoral Address from event co-sponsor Community Bank of Elmhurst’s second-floor Hammersmith Community Room on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 8 a.m. via the City’s YouTube page at      The Elmhurst Chamber of […]


Unemployment benefits fraud rampant across the state; Elmhurst residents victims as well

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT Readers may have noticed there have recently been a rash of incidents known by police as, “Unemployment benefits identity theft.” Record numbers of Illinoisans have filed for unemployment since the COVID-19 pandemic started in March. On the flip side, however, hundreds of thousands […]