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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 […]


Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – An event NOT to be missed… Sunday, May 15 – Elmhurst Museum Day From 1-5 p.m., the 20th annual Elmhurst Museum Day will be held at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst History Museum, Elmhurst Public Library, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, and Wilder Park. Jump […]


Fatal accident on Addison St. Woman, 26, hits tree with power lines down

  Bensenville – According to a report issued by the Bensenville Police Department, on Thursday, April 28, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of So. Addison St. at about 1:26 p.m. to investigate a single-car accident in which a vehicle hit a tree with power lines down. Tianna K. […]


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.   Correction: • The May 12 issue of […]


York softball team enjoying productive season Magnifico homers against Oak Park-River Forest.

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The York softball team had a healthy dose of recent West Suburban Conference Silver Division action. During a four-game stretch, the Dukes went 2-2 in games against Oak Park-River Forest, Proviso West, Glenbard West and Lyons Township. The 2-2 split put York at 13-5 overall and […]




George A. Calhoun, 84 George A. Calhoun, of Elmhurst, died peacefully surrounded by his family on May 2, 2016, at the age of 84.  He was born in Chicago on April 11, 1932. Devoted husband of Sandra, nee Johnson, for 59 years; loving father of Lynn (Bill) Nichols, Patricia (Bob) […]


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