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Police seek suspicious van that approached 12-year-old

Police seek suspicious van that approached 12-year-old

Elmhurst — On Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at approximately 5:56 p.m., Elmhurst Police Officers responded to the area of Chandler and Adelia for a suspicious vehicle. A 12-year-old Elmhurst resident reported that while walking in the area, a white minivan, described as possibly a Dodge Caravan with rust and tinted […]

 
 

Dog rescued from Elmhurst house fire

Dog rescued from Elmhurst house fire

Photo by Pete Cruger Fire Department responds to fire caused by soldering of pipes Elmhurst – On the afternoon of October 1 at 2:19 p.m., the Elmhurst Fire Department along with mutual aid companies responded to a report of single-family house fire in the 200 block of north Highland Avenue. Upon arrival […]

 
 

Park Board news…

Park Board news…

Here’s what’s happening at the Elmhurst Park District Elmhurst — The Elmhurst Park District Board held a regular meeting on Sept. 23 at the district’s administrative office at 375 W. First Street. All seven park board commissioners participated in the meeting. Commissioner Doug Ennis took part in the meeting via […]

 
 

And You Are…Bob McKeague

And You Are…Bob McKeague

Winner of 90+ Age Group, World Triathlon Grand Final By Jean Lawrence For The Elmhurst Independent A triathlon is a multi-sport athletic endeavor that only a small percentage of the population ever undertakes, regardless of their age. Yet at age 90 ½, Bob McKeague of Villa Park, who is active […]

 
 

Alleged abduction turns out to be hoax

Alleged abduction turns out to be hoax

Suspects face felony theft charges following staged incident at Shell By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent What started as a community stunned about the news of an abduction at a local gas station turned out to be a hoax plotted by two persons who hoped to get away with […]

 
 

Community Calendar

  Picks of the Week – Two events not to be missed! Saturday, Sept. 19 — Spring Road Day From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., come to Spring Road Day for a petting zoo, pony rides, Moon Jump, temporary tattoos, concessions, visits from the Elmhurst Fire and Police Departments, musical […]

 
 

DiCianni officially announces run for Illinois 8th District

DiCianni officially announces run for Illinois 8th District

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent On Sunday, Sept. 13 just before the 3rd annual “Talkie Trot” to support the Center for Speech and Language Disorders (CSLD), Pete DiCianni, County Board member (Dist. 2) and former Mayor of Elmhurst, announced his intentions to seek the seat in the U.S. House […]

 
 

Elmhurst Travelers Football Club holds reunion at Historical Museum Brings forth memories of a storied football legacy

Elmhurst Travelers Football Club holds reunion at Historical Museum  Brings forth memories of a storied football legacy

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Most of them had a day job in the working world doing something other than their beloved sport. But after work at weeknight practices and on weekends, they were something more: they were semi-pro football players. Some were former high school, college and […]

 
 

York ’01 grad publishes first novel “A Good Family”

York ’01 grad publishes first novel “A Good Family”

By Jean Lawrence For The Elmhurst Independent Publishing a first novel is a lifelong dream for many writers. For Erik Fassnacht, that dream has just come true with the introduction this month of his novel “A Good Family.” Erik Fassnacht grew up in Elmhurst and attended Edison, Sandburg and York, […]

 
 

Officers honored for quick action rescue when car plunged into lagoon

Officers honored for quick action rescue when car plunged into lagoon

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent They likely wouldn’t call themselves heroes – they are too humble for that. But there’s no other word that describes three police officers who put themselves in harm’s way in order to free a citizen who was trapped inside his car which was […]