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Lombard citizens save 96-year-old woman from being struck by train

Lombard citizens save 96-year-old woman from being struck by train

Lombard Police Officer Dan Herrera responded to a call of a car on the railroad tracks at the intersection of St. Charles Road and Grace Street in Lombard, at approximately 8:15 on the evening of Jan. 14. Herrera was close to the location and was on scene within two minutes […]

 
 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade plans in motion; Immaculate Conception to serve as Grand Marshal

On Saturday, March 9, the 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 12 noon from Wilson St. & Spring Rd. heading north, ending at the railroad tracks just beyond Silverado Grill. This year’s Grand Marshal will be Immaculate Conception Catholic Prep and its outstanding football team. The […]

 
 

Krave Restaurant closes due to storm damage; To reopen in Bridgeview

Due to unforeseen storm damage, Krave Restaurant, located at the northwest corner of St. Charles Rd. and Rte. 83, has announced through a sign on the door and on its Facebook page that it is closed “for the time being.” “We are very grateful to everyone whom supported us in […]

 
 

County Coroner releases 2018 opioid statistics

DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen, M.D. has completed evaluation of the Opioid related deaths for 2018. “The Opioid epidemic continues to escalate and destroy the lives of too many DuPage County residents,” Dr. Jorgensen said. “The influx of potent synthetic opiates including fentanyl has increased significantly, and now represents a […]

 
 

DuPage County consolidates Election Commission into County Clerk’s Office

The DuPage County Board voted on Jan. 15 to officially dissolve the DuPage Election Commission into the County Clerk’s Office, completing a multi-year process to consolidate the sixth unit of government under the County’s ACT Initiative. The action comes as a result of the enactment of Public Act 100-0628, which […]

 
 

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 Jan. 8 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. All seven board members attended the meeting. There were no public comments.   ILMEA All-State students recognized The board […]

 
 

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 […]