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Man found in possession of stolen vehicle in Elmhurst gets seven years. Cases still pending for others involved in November incident

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced last week that one of three men accused of possessing a stolen vehicle in Elmhurst has been sentenced to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Tyrone Wilson, 19, of 5721 S. Chappel, Chicago, appeared in court last week where he […]

 
 

Army Colonel serves as Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal

Army Colonel serves as Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal

The Grand Marshal for Elmhurst’s 100th Memorial Day Parade is Elmhurst resident Mark R. Mallon, a medal-winning Colonel in the United States Army Reserves who served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Growing up in Elmhurst since 1975, Col. Mallon began attending the City’s Memorial Day parades long before his […]

 
 

At Home coming to K-Mart space

At Home coming to K-Mart space

According to a release issued by the City of Elmhurst, At Home, the décor superstore, will soon have a home in Elmhurst. The management team at the property has informed the City that a lease has been signed for the former K-Mart space, 265 So. Rte. 83. At Home plans […]

 
 

City to celebrate 100th Memorial Day Parade on May 28

City to celebrate 100th Memorial Day Parade on May 28

Led by Grand Marshal Mark R. Mallon, a medal-winning Colonel in the United States Army Reserves, more than 90 entries will march in Elmhurst’s 100th Annual Memorial Day Parade through downtown Elmhurst on Monday, May 28, stepping off at 9:30 a.m. The 2018 Parade is presented by the Elmhurst Chamber […]

 
 

Moyer offers explanation of Future Focused meetings. Gatherings have already begun, to continue through May

Moyer offers explanation of Future Focused meetings.   Gatherings have already begun, to continue through May

By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent   At a meeting of the Elmhurst District 205 School Board last week, District Superintendent David Moyer provided the board with details outlining the district’s presentation at four community meetings in May regarding the district’s master facility plan. The first meeting took place […]

 
 

Senate passes broader K2 ban. CDC: 99 percent of cannabinoid cases have occurred in Illinois

Senate passes broader K2 ban.   CDC: 99 percent of cannabinoid cases have occurred in Illinois

In the wake of a wave of deaths related to synthetic cannabis overdoses, the Illinois Senate approved a plan b to broaden the classification of such drugs, which often skirt the law through minute tweaks to their formulae. “After the careful consideration taken to weigh the implications of new restrictions […]

 
 

State’s Attorney Berlin finds officer justified in Elmhurst officer-involved shooting. Statement from State’s Attorney Berlin

State’s Attorney Berlin finds officer justified in Elmhurst officer-involved shooting.   Statement from State’s Attorney Berlin

  “Every case involving the use of deadly force by a police officer must be carefully and thoroughly investigated. Such scrutiny is required to ensure the protection of the civil rights of those involved and to maintain the public’s confidence in law enforcement. “After a thorough and extensive investigation surrounding […]

 
 

A day in the life of a developer…

A day in the life of a developer…

When the Independent published a story about Livia, the new restaurant in town, it was learned Elmhurst’s own Charles Walsh Jr. was one of the business’s silent partners. It seemed like a good reason to catch up with Walsh and see what development endeavors he has been involved with of late

 
 

UCCA to host ‘Taste of the Town: Food for Life’

UCCA to host ‘Taste of the Town: Food for Life’

United Community Concerns Association will host the 2nd annual Taste of the Town: Food for Life, an Elmhurst food and drink sampling event. It will take place on Thursday, May 17, from 6-10 p.m. at Wilder Mansion. The evening will showcase food, wine, and beer tastings from 17 Elmhurst businesses, […]

 
 

Craft Beer Fest hosts ‘Ticket Pre-Sale Party’ on May 19 at Pints

Craft Beer Fest hosts ‘Ticket Pre-Sale Party’ on May 19 at Pints

For lovers of craft beer, live music, and the camaraderie of a good beer fest, make plans to be at Pints Elmhurst on Saturday, May 19 from 2-4 p.m. for a special Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest ticket pre-sale event.