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League of Women Voters hold meeting on District 205 Referendum

League of Women Voters hold meeting on District 205 Referendum

Join the League of Women Voters of Elmhurst on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., to hear about the ballot initiative for Community Unit School District 205. Associate Superintendent Mary Henderson and Executive Director of Communications, Bev Redmond will explain the […]

 
 

Bond set for Elmhurst man charged with videotaping 17-year-old girl

Bond set for Elmhurst man charged with videotaping 17-year-old girl

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced on Friday, Sept. 14, that an Elmhurst man has been charged with Unauthorized Video Recording, a Class 3 Felony, for allegedly videotaping a 17-year-old girl at an Elmhurst residence. Alberto Garcia, 34, of 989 No. York Road, appeared in Bond Court this […]

 
 

Chicago man arraigned on charges he stole $9,000 worth of cigarettes; Berlin praises Elmhurst police for quick apprehension of suspect

Chicago man arraigned on charges he stole $9,000 worth of cigarettes; Berlin praises Elmhurst police for quick apprehension of suspect

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth announced last week that a Chicago man has been arraigned on charges that he stole more than 100 cartons of cigarettes from an Elmhurst gas station. Elijah Jones, 63, of 6751 S. Prairie in Chicago, entered […]

 
 

South Dakota-based health system may have eyes on EEH; Hospital says it has no plans for any merger

South Dakota-based health system may have eyes on EEH; Hospital says it has no plans for any merger

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent   The Independent has learned that a South Dakota-based hospital system has indicated an interest in entering the Chicago healthcare market and its decision may hit close to home. According to SiouxFalls.Business, a digital news organization, Sanford Health is considering a merger with a […]

 
 

Major milestone for Health Dept. RxBOX; More than 50 tons of medication collected

The DuPage County Health Department’s medication take-back program, known as RxBOX, recently reached a collection milestone, following the drop-off by local police departments of unwanted, expired or unused medications. On Friday, Aug. 17, officials dropped-off 4,957 pounds of medications, bringing the total to 101,165 pounds collected (roughly the weight of […]

 
 

Suspect in alleged retail theft flees custody

Suspect in alleged retail theft flees custody

Police discontinue search after about four hours By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   Early in the evening of Wednesday, June 13, the Independent learned that the Elmhurst Police Department was in the midst of a search for man who is a suspect in a retail theft. The suspect […]

 
 

York girls softball takes 4th at State

York girls softball takes 4th at State

Celebration planned at 5 p.m. Monday York High School is hosting a celebration of the York girls softball team, who placed 4th at the recent State Finals. The event will take place Monday, June 11 at 5 p.m. in the Campbell Gym. Asst. Principal of Athletics Rob Wagner said he […]

 
 

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 meeting on May 22 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Commissioner Shannon Ebner was absent from the meeting.   Churchville Coderz team recognized The board recognized the Churchville Middle […]

 
 

Police Reports

The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named. Criminal damage, criminal defacement, criminal trespass to property, […]

 
 

City announces summer schedule for Explore Elmhurst Trolley

Back for its fourth season, the Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley offers visitors and residents a free 30-minute ride around the City of Elmhurst. Making six stops across town, this fun and easy trip runs every Friday and Saturday, June 1 through September 15 from 12 noon to 12 midnight. The […]