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Elmhurst BMW seeks $6 million to expand dealership Could mean establishment of TIF #5

Elmhurst BMW seeks $6 million to expand dealership  Could mean establishment of TIF #5

  By Dan McLeister For The Elmhurst Independent City Manager Jim Grabowski presented to the City Council a proposed redevelopment agreement proposal including $6 million for the expansion of the BMW auto dealership as part of a new Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District. The Elmhurst Auto Group, of which BMW […]

 
 

Former Elmhurst Mayor Ray Fick dies at 87

Former Elmhurst Mayor Ray Fick dies at 87

Considered the man behind the underpass By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Early Tuesday morning, the Independent learned that former Mayor Ray Fick had passed away on April 25, 2016, in the home he shared with his wife Mary Ann in Naples, Florida. In addition to his wife, Fick […]

 
 

Hero, 11, reflects on saving sister from drowning Sam Braafhart honored at Elmhurst City Hall

Hero, 11, reflects on saving sister from drowning  Sam Braafhart honored at Elmhurst City Hall

  By Patti Pagni For The Elmhurst Independent “I saved my sister’s life. That’s it,” said 11-year-old Sam Braafhart. Quite the understatement, says his mother, Elmhurst resident Courtney Braafhart. “As the oldest brother of three younger sisters, we knew Sam would protect them, but thought it would be when the […]

 
 

Fatal accident on Addison St. Woman, 26, hits tree with power lines down

  Bensenville – According to a report issued by the Bensenville Police Department, on Thursday, April 28, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of So. Addison St. at about 1:26 p.m. to investigate a single-car accident in which a vehicle hit a tree with power lines down. Tianna K. […]

 
 

FBI seeks suspect in robbery of Wood Dale bank

FBI seeks suspect in robbery of Wood Dale bank

By Dee Longfellow For  The Independent According to local authorities, the FBI is currently in search of a man wearing a red Indiana University sweatshirt who allegedly robbed a bank in Wood Dale on Thursday, April 28. The Wood Dale Police Department reportedly received a call about 1:20 p.m. about […]

 
 

Lincoln School on soft lockdown after bullet found in restroom

Lincoln School on soft lockdown after bullet found in restroom

Classes carry on as police, evidence techs investigate   By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to the City of Elmhurst, the Elmhurst Police Department was summoned to Lincoln Elementary School on the morning of Friday, April 29, to investigate after a small caliber bullet was found in one […]

 
 

Young man, 11, honored for saving 3-year-old sister Performs “textbook” CPR on drowning victim until assistance arrives

Young man, 11, honored for saving 3-year-old sister  Performs “textbook” CPR on drowning victim until assistance arrives

  By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent The City of Elmhurst and the Elmhurst Fire Department took time at the City Council meeting held on Monday, April 18, to recognize a young man who went above and beyond the call when he was involved in the rescue of his […]

 
 

PANDAS/PANS Advocacy and Support Holds Fundraiser: The PANDAS Bash!

Help Support Families Struggling with PANDAS/PANS ELMHURST- On Friday, April 29, 2016 PANDAS/PANS Advocacy and Support (PAS) is hosting The PANDAS Bash! at Fitz’s Spare Keys at 119 N. York St. in Elmhurst, Illinois. The PANDAS Bash! will feature Mike and Joe, “a modern rock cover band widely regarded as […]

 
 

Bank Robbery

Bank Robbery

Elmhurst police are investigating a reported Bank Robbery that occurred on Tuesday, 04/19/16, at approximately 3:42 p.m. at TCF Bank, located within the Jewel Food Store at 153 E. Schiller Street, Elmhurst, Illinois. The offender entered the Jewel Store on Schiller Street and demanded money from the TCF Bank teller. […]

 
 

YMCA Celebrates with longest member

YMCA Celebrates with longest member

On Friday, April 8, 2016 the Elmhurst YMCA celebrated the Grand Opening of the new men’s locker room.   Dick Malone, President and CEO of YMCA of Metro Chicago, was present alongside Angie Flesch, Elmhurst  YMCA’s Executive Director, senior Elmhurst YMCA staff and Charles “Chuck” Weigel, Jr., former Mayor of Elmhurst (1961-1973) and the […]