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Three charged after Monday’s manhunt

Three charged after Monday’s manhunt

Burglars strike police squad car while fleeing By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent [Ed. Note: This is an update to a story that appears in the 11-30-17 issue of the Elmhurst Independent.] On Wednesday, Nov. 29, the Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth announced that charges had been filed in […]

 
 

Police investigate armed robbery associated with Facebook sale

Police investigate armed robbery associated with Facebook sale

Elmhurst Police are investigating a reported Armed Robbery that occurred on Monday, Nov. 27 at 8:14 p.m. at 100 block of E. North Avenue. A 19-year-old victim told police that he responded to a Facebook post offering an I-Phone 7 for sale.  The victim met with two people described as […]

 
 

Burglary suspects crash into police squad attempting to flee

Burglary suspects crash into police squad attempting to flee

  Three of four found later; one had loaded handgun   By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   Early Monday morning, Nov. 27, the Independent learned that Elmhurst police were seeking suspects in a garage burglary that took place about 5 a.m. on the 600 block of Fay. Acting […]

 
 

Chicago man charged inresidential burglary at Elmhurst College

Chicago man charged inresidential burglary at Elmhurst College

Elmhurst police have arrested and charged a 35-year-old Chicago man with Residential Burglary after he entered an occupied college dorm room and took a credit card from a student’s purse inside of the residential dorm room. Police have charged Joseph A. Phillips, of 756 S. Kostner, Chicago, with one count […]

 
 

Chicago man charged in residential burglary at Elmhurst College

Chicago man charged in residential burglary at Elmhurst College

  Elmhurst police have arrested and charged a 35-year-old Chicago man with Residential Burglary after he entered an occupied college dorm room and took a credit card from a student’s purse inside of the residential dorm room. Police have charged Joseph A. Phillips, of 756 S. Kostner, Chicago, with one […]

 
 

York honors “Dukes of Distinction” at reception

York honors “Dukes of Distinction” at reception

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Thursday, Nov. 2, a reception was held in the Commons of York High School for this year’s class of Dukes of Distinction. Selected by a committee of judges, the six persons chosen  have distinguished themselves through significant and extraordinary accomplishments, service and […]

 
 

Update – Apartment fire in Bensenville claims one life

Update  – Apartment fire in Bensenville claims one life

  Bensenville apartment fire fatality 11/20/2017 11:41 AM CST 1 DEAD IN BENSENVILLE APARTMENT FIRE 2017-11-20 The DuPage County Coroner’s Office, Bensenville and Fire Departments along with the DuPage County Arson Task Force are currently investigating a residential apartment fire fatality in Bensenville, Il.   Many residents displaced as officials […]

 
 

School Board Capsules

School Board Capsules

Here’s what’s going on at District 205 schools… By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a meeting on Nov. 14 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. All seven commissioners attended the meeting, which lasted about 4 hours, 30 […]

 
 

Garden Club presents Park District with $3000 from Walk & Faire

Garden Club presents Park District with $3000 from Walk & Faire

At the Monday, Nov. 13 meeting of the Elmhurst Park Board, members of the Elmhurst Garden Club presented a check to the District for $3,000 raised during the recent Garden Walk and Faire. Pictured are (from left) Kevin Graf, Carolyn Ubriaco, Tim Sheehan, Vince Spaeth, Elmhurst Garden Club President Donna […]

 
 

More residents speak out against nursing home plan to ZPC

More residents speak out against nursing home plan to ZPC

CAC attorney claims there could be a lawsuit against City By Dan McLeister For The Elmhurst Independent At a meeting of the Zoning and Planning Commission (ZPC) this month, Fremont residents still objected to a revised plan to add space proposed by Elmhurst Extended Care (EEC), a nursing home facility. […]