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Arrest made in recent armed robbery

Facebook helps police ID offender with suspect handgun According to a release from the City of Elmhurst, Police Chief Michael Ruth reports the arrest of a 15-year-old juvenile from Hammond, Ind., in relation to an armed robbery that occurred on the 100 block of E. North Avenue in Elmhurst on […]

 
 

Armpit Orchestra to Honor Whistler’s Memory with York High Band Scholarship

Armpit Orchestra to Honor Whistler’s Memory with York High Band Scholarship

In June, 2017, Elmhurst lost a piece of its heart and soul with the passing of Darrell Whistler. Although Whistler was a native of Kansas, he loved his adopted hometown and his enthusiasm for all things Elmhurst was infectious. “If you look up the definition of volunteer in the dictionary, […]

 
 

Update: Officer’s firearm discharges after subject drove toward him in incident at York & Crestview. Pursuit involves several agencies; no injuries reported

Update: Officer’s firearm discharges after subject drove toward him in incident at York & Crestview.   Pursuit involves several agencies; no injuries reported

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent At about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Independent received a press release from the City of Elmhurst saying that police were investigating an incident that occurred at York St. and Crestview Ave. and that traffic lanes were closed on York St. […]

 
 

Lufkin Pool issue revisited Resolutions to repair, demolish both on agenda.

by Paul DelGuidice for The Villa Park Independent After two votes not to fund repairs of Lufkin Pool in November, followed in the last three months by vociferous calls to ‘Save Lufkin Pool’ from many residents, the Villa Park Board of Trustees revisited the question at their Feb. 26 meeting. […]

 
 

Addison Police Reports

Addison Police Reports

Area police departments recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that suspects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named. Feb. 12 Jesus Flores-Contreras, 38, of Addison, was charged […]

 
 

Elmhurst College alums take band on national tour. Mungion to perform 20 gigs from Kansas City to Atlanta to Chicago

By Patti Pagni After the band’s van, with attached trailer carrying about $30,000 worth of instruments and equipment, was hot-wired and stolen while at a stop-over in Detroit in 2017, the Mungion (pro: MUNG-yin) band, comprised of three Elmhurst College graduates, didn’t let that sour note stay with them. They […]

 
 

Plans in the works for Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Plans in the works for Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade

On Saturday, March 10, the 22nd Annual Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 12 noon from its starting point at the intersection of Wilson Street & Spring Roads. The parade then continues north on Spring Road to the railroad tracks. Considered by many to be the best […]

 
 

Police officer helps citizen shovel

Police officer helps citizen shovel

By Dee Longfellow Last week, the Elmhurst Independent received a letter from Amy Lichon who lives on the 800 block of No. Indiana, about a police officer who helped her out during the Feb. 9 snowstorm! “I thought I would share a few pictures of an Elmhurst Police Officer stopping […]

 
 

City of Elmhurst announces snow removal, parking limitations

City of Elmhurst announces snow removal, parking limitations

The National Weather Services has issues a Winter Storm Warning calling for the possibility of 8-14 inches of snow through Saturday morning, with localized higher amounts. Limited visibilities and blowing snow may impact travel. Please use caution while driving. City snow removal crews will be working around the clock to […]

 
 

County releases 2017 opioid statistics

The DuPage County Coroner’s Office has completed all suspected opioid related deaths from 2017. The numbers are startling and show that there continues to be a serious problem of addiction and death related to legal and illegal opioids. The trend towards the mixture of the opioid fentanyl into the heroin […]