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More incidents of counterfeit $100 bills reported

More incidents of counterfeit $100 bills reported

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to the Elmhurst Police Reports, on Nov. 7 there were numerous incidents reported in which a suspect had purchased or attempted to purchase items using a $100 bill that was later found to be counterfeit. • A complainant told police at around 5:49 […]

 
 

Saluting our veterans… Korean War vet from Elmhurst takes Honor Flight

Saluting our veterans…  Korean War vet from Elmhurst takes Honor Flight

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent In October, Edward DePasque got the thrill of a lifetime. The U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War had the opportunity to go on the much-publicized Honor Flight out of Chicago. Family and friends agreed that if anyone should deserve the recognition of […]

 
 

The legacy lives on… Community of 500+ gathers for Joe Newton retirement

The legacy lives on…  Community of 500+ gathers for Joe Newton retirement

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent The Campbell Gym was filled with well-wishers admiring tabletop displays defined by decades. Each decade told another chapter in the life of a person who has touched other lives perhaps more than any other person in history – at least at York High […]

 
 

IC Catholic Prep’s Terry Doherty Scholarship plans fundraiser

IC Catholic Prep’s Terry Doherty Scholarship plans fundraiser

                            Family, friends remember Elmhurst resident lost at sea Elmhurst – The Terry Doherty Memorial Scholarship will host An Afternoon at the Y for Terry at the Elmhurst YMCA, 211 W. First Street on Sunday, November 13 […]

 
 

Week 11 Preview

Week 11 Preview

Paxton-Buckley-Loda (9-1) at IC Catholic Prep (10-0) What: Second round of the Class 3A state football playoffs When: Friday or Saturday. Check IHSA.org for exact day and time Where: Lewis Stadium at Plunkett Athletic Complex, Elmhurst Seeds: PBL is the No. 8 seed on the top half of the Class […]

 
 

Community invited to reception on Sunday for Joe Newton’s swan song

Community invited to reception on Sunday for Joe Newton’s swan song

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent I don’t know where you plan to be this Sunday but I know where I’ll be… and likely the rest of the community. There will be a retirement celebration held for long-time York Cross Country Coach Joe Newton, who is stepping down after […]

 
 

The Independent newspapers’ Election Guide… Reminder: Don’t just follow the President’s race

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent As the Nov. 8 Election draws closer and closer, the Independent hopes to share with its readers the information they need to know as our country, as well as our state and county, decide who will serve in the upcoming terms of office. […]

 
 

Driver charged with DUI after crashing into business

Driver charged with DUI after crashing into business

  By Dee Longfellow For The Villa Park Independent Business owner Anna Lebiecka-Helma got a big surprise on the morning of October 21 when a vehicle crashed into the front window of her business just before 11 a.m. She is the owner of Anna Lebiecka-Helma Insurance Agency Inc., located at […]

 
 

Trick or Treat Hours for Halloween Oct. 31

Trick or Treat Hours for Halloween Oct. 31

Elmhurst from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Addison from 3 to 7 p.m. Bensenville from 3 to 8 p.m. Villa Park from 3 to 7 p.m.                                                   […]

 
 

Consultant suggests new wider tunnel for train station Deuter: Plan should be best for community, not just commuters

Consultant suggests new wider tunnel for train station  Deuter: Plan should be best for community, not just commuters

By Dan McLeister
 For The Elmhurst Independent At a recent meeting of the Elmhurst City Council, a City consultant suggested a new wider tunnel closer to York St. with an estimated cost of $1 million for the Metra train station in downtown Elmhurst. The cost of replacing the entire station […]