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Woman carjacked at Oak Brook Center; Florida man held for $500,000 bond

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Oak Brook Police Chief James Kruger announced last week that bond has been set for a Florida man accused of robbing a woman of her car from the Oak Brook Shopping Center. Anthony Riola, 39, of Florida, appeared at a bond hearing, […]

 
 

ECCI Celebrates 100th Annual Awards Gala On January 25

ECCI Celebrates 100th Annual Awards Gala On January 25

Members and guests will gather together to celebrate the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 100th Annual Awards Gala in the main floor ballroom at The Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook, on Friday, January 25, from 5 to 9 p.m.  “This is a real showcase event […]

 
 

An icon of Elmhurst banking moves on… Bill Gooch retires after 60+ years in the industry, the local community

An icon of Elmhurst banking moves on…   Bill Gooch retires after 60+ years in the industry, the local community

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   His tall slender stature and winning smile makes him a larger-than-life part of the Elmhurst community, being a leader not only in local banking but also throughout the community, taking part in organizations like the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Elmhurst […]

 
 

Historic train engine visits area

Historic train engine visits area

The Union Pacific Railroad’s “4141” is painted in the colors of Air Force One and the number 4141 is to commemorate President George H.W. Bush as our forty-first President of the United States.  This locomotive was used to pull the former Presidents funeral train to the George H.W. Bush Library, in […]

 
 

Former long-time resident turns 104

Former long-time resident turns 104

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Mrs. Olga Jordan, a resident at Bridgeway of Bensenville, turned 104 years old on Tuesday, Nov. 27. She was born in White Plains, New York, in 1914. She moved to Elmhurst with her husband Robert Jordan in 1957. Mr. Jordan passed away in […]

 
 

Villa Park house fire claims a life, injures 3; Injured includes two first responders

By Paul DelGuidice For The Independent   Villa Park and surrounding area fire crews responded to a structure fire in the 300 block of North Lincoln Ave. at about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. According to a Villa Park Police Dept. release, one person in the single-family residence was […]

 
 

Bomb threat sent to local business via e-mail

According to a release issued by Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth and the City of Elmhurst, on Thursday, Dec. 13, at approximately 2 p.m., police responded to a report of a bomb threat that was received by e-mail to a business in the 300 block of North York Rd. The […]

 
 

Fitness Formula Club officially opens

Fitness Formula Club officially opens

On Friday, Dec. 14, the Fitness Formula Club (FFC) at 135 No. Addison in downtown Elmhurst officially opened its doors and held a ribbon-cutting with the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Pictured here (center with scissors) is Gale Landers, founder and CEO of FFC, surrounded by staff people, Chamber […]

 
 

Elmhurst Library victim of swatting prank; Phony ‘emergency’ causes evacuation, lockdown for most of Saturday

Elmhurst Library victim of swatting prank;  Phony ‘emergency’ causes evacuation, lockdown for most of Saturday

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent About 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, the Elmhurst Public Library had to be evacuated and was placed on lockdown due to an unknown threat. Police and fire officials were on the scene immediately, some with automatic rifles, securing the area and urging […]

 
 

Yadav Nathwani sworn in as 24th District Senator; First Indian-American member of Illinois Senate in history

Yadav Nathwani sworn in as 24th District Senator; First Indian-American member of Illinois Senate in history

Milton Township Vice-Chairman Yadav “Nick” Nathwani was appointed and sworn in as the new State Senator for the 24th District to represent the interests of his west suburban constituents for the remainder of the 100th General Assembly. Nathwani made Illinois history as the first Indian-American member to serve in the […]