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Victim shot in leg during armed robbery attempt

Victim shot in leg during armed robbery attempt

Police investigating incident in First Street parking lot By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent After reports that neighbors in the 200 block of E. First Street had heard a loud bang followed by the arrival of an ambulance, the Independent learned that an attempted armed robbery had reportedly taken […]

 
 

Villa Park man arrested at Cubs game for child exploitation Registered sex offender allegedly points small camera at boy at urinal

Villa Park man arrested at Cubs game for child exploitation  Registered sex offender allegedly points small camera at boy at urinal

  By Dee Longfellow For The Independent A Villa Park man was arrested by Chicago police at last Saturday’s Cubs game at Wrigley Field for sexual exploitation of a child. The man, Nichols J. Gregor, 37, of the 300 block of No. Ardmore in Villa Park, had a history of […]

 
 

Time to get off electric aggregation: Finance Chair Residents advised to switch back to ComEd for lower energy rates

  By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to Alderman Kevin York (4th Ward), who serves as Chairman of the City’s Finance Committee, it’s time for Elmhurst homeowners to move away from electric aggregation and sign back up with ComEd. “The electric aggregation program has realized about $3.7 million […]

 
 

Lombard Driver Services Facility is temporarily closed

Lombard Driver Services Facility is temporarily closed

LOMBARD – State Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) and State Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) are advising local residents that the Lombard Driver Services Facility in the Eastgate Shopping Center is temporarily closed due to issues with heating and air conditioning systems in the building. The facility at 837 S. Westmore-Meyers Road […]

 
 

Search for Elmhurst bank robber ends with suspect’s suicide

Search for Elmhurst bank robber ends with suspect’s suicide

  Subject was resident of Villa Park By Dee Longfellow For The Independent   On Thursday, May 26, the search for the suspect in the robbery of the Inland Bank on Spring Road in Elmhurst ended when the subject shot and killed himself in front of a police officer in […]

 
 

Bond set at $100,000 for driver accused of running over officer Berlin says van struck plain-clothes detective at nearby Home Depot

Bond set at $100,000 for driver accused of running over officer   Berlin says van struck plain-clothes detective at nearby Home Depot

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent WHEATON – According to a release issued by DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin last week, bond has been set at $100,000 for a man accused of striking an Oak Brook police detective in the parking lot of a Home Depot. According to Berlin’s […]

 
 

Teacher’s aide at Willowbrook arrested for sexual assault Woman, 28, allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old student

  By Dee Longfellow For The Independent Last week, the Independent learned that a teacher’s aide working at Willowbrook High School is facing sexual assault charges after a 16-year-old male student revealed they had sex. According to police authorities, Elyse V. Snyder, 28, of Bolingbrook, was arrested on Thursday, May […]

 
 

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 […]