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Suspects charged with robbery at Yorktown Mall

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton announced last week that bond had been set for four suspects accused of stealing personal items from two victims outside the Yorktown Mall. All four men appeared at bond hearing this morning where Judge John Kinsella […]

 
 

Former civilian employee of VP Police Dept. charged with misconduct, theft; Lombard resident Simons released on bond following arrest

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Villa Park Chief of Police Michael Lay announced on Wednesday, Nov. 7 that a former civilian employee at the Villa Park Police Department had been charged with two counts of Official Misconduct (Class 3 Felony), one count of Theft of Government Property […]

 
 

People say ‘yes’ to District 205 Referendum; Moyer issues letter of appreciation to community

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   Elmhurst’s eye was on the District 205 Referendum, which had only been placed on the ballot about four to six weeks prior to the Election. In the end, more than 62% of Elmhurst voters chose to support a property tax increase to […]

 
 

York grad, musician meets up with famous actor; Elmhurst resident meets movie star while hitchhiking in Australia

York grad, musician meets up with famous actor;  Elmhurst resident meets movie star while hitchhiking in Australia

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   The Elmhurst Independent just loves to bring its readers the exciting news when a current or former resident has a brush with someone famous. Growing famous on his own as a musician, Elmhurst resident Scott Hildebrand has already performed at various venues […]

 
 

Glenbard East student charged with threatening school held for $75,000 bond

Glenbard East student charged with threatening school held for $75,000 bond

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton announced last week that an 18-year-old male Glenbard East student has been charged with posting a threat on Instagram directed at his school. Jairus Castillo, 18, of 266 Blue Spruce Lane in Glendale Heights, appeared in […]

 
 

Members of Russian delegation stay in Elmhurst

Russian visitors come to Elmhurst
Pictured are two men visiting from Russia as part of the Open World program through the Library of Congress, along with their Elmhurst hosts. Sophia and Jim Abenante (center) are wearing hats their guests brought them from Russia. On the far left is Artemiy Aksenov, 38, and Konstantin Chernov, who is 28.

A learning experience for all, including their hosts By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Two young men from Russia were recently guests of Jim and Sophia Abenante who live on Edgewood in south Elmhurst. They were delighted to be a part of their adventure to America. The men were […]

 
 

Republicans take a beating on Election night

Cullerton Camp celebrates big finish
It was a back-and-forth night, but at about 10:30 p.m., Republican Seth Lewis called to concede to Tom Cullerton (D), who was elected to his third term to represent the 23rd Senate District in Illinois. Here, Cullerton (top row center) with wife Stacey joins his volunteer organization to celebrate late on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 6. Cullerton, who is a resident of Villa Park, beat Lewis 36,552 to 30,489, garnering almost 55% of the vote.

Paul Hinds, Chris Nybo out; Cronin wins in a squeaker; D205 referendum passes   By Dee Longfellow For The Independent It was a sad night at the Elmhurst Elks Club, where DuPage County Republicans gathered to watch the results of the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. At the federal […]

 
 

A guide for next Tuesday’s elections

A guide for next Tuesday’s elections

In the Nov. 6 general election, voters in the Lombardian and Independent readership area will find the following federal, state and county races, as well as a township ballot question and propositions on the ballot:   Editor’s note: Candidates running unopposed are not listed.   Congressional Representative in Congress, 6th District […]

 
 

The Independent’s Election Watch; Presenting the candidates for DuPage County Board in District #1

Pictured here at the Elmhurst League of Voters Can-didate’s Forum are the Candidates for County Board in District #1 (from left) Zahra Suratwala (D), Sam Tornatore (R), Ashley J. Selmon (D) and Dino Gavanes (R). Voters can select two. Tornatore and Gavanes are incumbents.

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent   The League of Women Voters posed five questions to the candidates for County Board in Districts #1 and #2. The Independent presents the replies to three of those questions. Some replies have been edited for length.   Q-1. According to Forbes Magazine (7/25/17 […]

 
 

City clears the way for electronic signs on underpass; Opinions range from ‘great idea’ to ‘do we need more communication?’

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   At the City Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 15, Aldermen voted 11-3 to direct City staff to gather plans and specifications for electronic message signs to be installed on the underpass bridges on Palmer Drive. The measure was a recommendation of the […]