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Daily COVID-19 Case Counts* for DuPage County

Daily COVID-19 Case Counts* for DuPage County

April 4, 2020 Media Alert: Daily COVID-19 Case Counts* for DuPage County Coronavirus Disease     (COVID-19) Case Counts* in DuPage County, 2020 outbreak-associated cases 606 (88 outbreak-associated** and 518 nonoutbreak-associated cases), including 19 deaths Total cases in DuPage County residents Total Willowbrook long-term care facility 51 (34 residents and […]

 
 

School districts provide food service

School districts provide food service

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS District 88 is teaming up with other area school districts, including District 45 and Salt Creek School District 48, to provide meals to students while schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. From March 17-20, about 140 volunteers prepared and distributed thousands of meals to students. […]

 
 

Seven deaths in DuPage County related to COVID-19

Seven deaths in DuPage County related to COVID-19

According to the Daily Herald and Elmhurst Edward Hospital in Naperville, a DuPage County man has died from the COVID-19 virus. The man, in his 60s, died Sunday at Edward Hospital in Naperville. Neither his identity, nor further details, were revealed. He had no underlying conditions. Keith Hartenberger, a spokesman […]

 
 

Top Crime News 

Suspect claims to have virus, threatens to ‘cough on people’ On March 15, a complainant at a pharmacy in the 100 block of N. Robert Palmer told police at around 4:11 p.m., during a phone call discussing the suspect’s prescription, the suspect became upset and made a statement that he […]

 
 

Elmhurst civilian police department employee tests positive for COVID-19

Elmhurst civilian police department employee tests positive for COVID-19

The City of Elmhurst has been notified that one of its civilian police department employees has tested positive for COVID-19. The civilian police department employee was notified of the diagnosis on Monday, March 23 and immediately informed the Police Chief and City Manager. The employee’s workstation was partitioned by glass […]

 
 

Community reacts as Coronavirus threatens nation; Governor makes call to close bars, restaurants

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent News updates about the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been changing almost hourly, making your weekly newspaper behind the times before the presses even stop rolling. What started as a mild threat heard on the news has now escalated to what could well be an illness […]

 
 

Special meeting to discuss potential civil emergency plans to COVID-19; Action gives mayor temporary emergency executive powers

In a proactive response to COVID-19, Mayor Steve Morley along with three aldermen have called a special meeting to discuss potential civil emergency declaration plans. Although the regular City Council meeting was cancelled, a special meeting was held on Monday, March 16, at which City officials were to discuss an […]

 
 

An extraordinary time

An extraordinary time

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School, like all other K-12 public and private schools in Illinois, is closed this week (March 16-20) and next week (March 23-27) because of the COVID-19 pandemic. All school-related activities and events at Willowbrook have been suspended until further notice. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on […]

 
 

Your local Primary Election Coverage

Your local Primary Election Coverage

Not surprising, DuPage voter turnout is low; D45 School referendum passes By Dee Longfellow For The Independent/VP Review With the public huddling indoors to avoid any contact with the COVID19 Coronavirus, it is no surprise voter turnout was low on Tuesday, March 17 for the Primary Election. As of noon […]

 
 

Top Crime Stories

Store employee seen snorting substance On Feb. 20, police responded to a business in the 900 block of S. York for a drug complaint. According to police, a reporting officer met with a customer who stated she witnessed an employee allegedly snorting a substance off the counter. Police said officers […]