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Pick of the Week – An event NOT to be missed… Saturday, May 21 – Green Garden Fair at First Cong From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a Green Garden Fair will be held at First Congregational UCC church, 235 S. Kenilworth Ave. Attendees will be able to purchase seedlings […]

 
 

Elmhurst Sports Report

York’s Dierksheide wins four matches at state badminton Dukes’ boys water polo team headed for state quarterfinals. By Mike Miazga Correspondent York girls badminton standout Julia Dierksheide won four matches at the recent IHSA state finals meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Dierksheide opened play with a 21-9, 21-10 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Elmhurst Police Reports

The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named. Criminal damage to property/motor vehicle/criminal trespass to property/ […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Obituaries

Antonietta Forty, 93 Antonietta Forty, of Villa Park, passed away recently at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late John Forty. Loving mother of David Forty, Richard Forty, Diane (Keith Anelli) Murray and Susan (Robert Battles) Forty. Dearest grandmother of Teresa (Adam) Carver and Alicia Rhodes-Condon. Dear great […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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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 […]