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Richard Norris Spurr, 79

  Services March 17-18 Richard Norris Spurr, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Linda R; loving father of Robert A. (Mary Jo) and Kenneth (Ellen); grandfather of Katie (Andrew) Allbaugh, Dan (Melissa), Beth and Michael; great grandfather of Weston and Evelyn; dear son […]

 
 

Robert P. Nowak, 75

Services March 11 Robert “Bob” P. Nowak, passed peacefully to his heavenly home on February 2, 2017, at the age of 75. Beloved husband of 53 years to Nancy (nee Surdell); Dear son of the late Alex and Lottie Nowak; Proud dad of Paul (Denise), Don (Melinda), Jim (Barb); Loving […]

 
 

At deadline…City Council approves conditional use for daycare facility 9-4

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent After an agonizing nail-biter for the petitioner and her supporters, the Elmhurst City Council after much debate finally approved the conditional use permit for the proposed Elmhurst Premier Childcare facility at 187-195 No. York, just south of City Hall. At the previous week’s […]

 
 

Rising Islamophobia in the US: causes and consequences

Rising Islamophobia in the US: causes and consequences

  Religion Scholar Todd Green to give Al-Ghazali lecture at Elmhurst College on March 12 Todd Green, associate professor of religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, will discuss Islamophobia and interfaith engagement as part of the Al-Ghazali lecture series at Elmhurst College. Green is the author of The Fear of […]

 
 

What a beautiful day for a parade!

What a beautiful day for a parade!

Pictured here in front of the Elmhurst Armpit Orchestra’s giant bass drum are (from left): Bill Reichert (Rich’s dad), Scott Ahlgrim, Maureen Osborne, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley. It was just one of the scenes on Saturday, March 4 at the Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade […]

 
 

Sudden impact

Sudden impact

York freshman Kosanovich qualifies for state swimming finals. By Mike Miazga Correspondent York freshman boys swimmer Branko Kosanovich wasted no time this season making his presence felt. Kosanovich qualified for the boys state finals meet in the butterfly where he took 33rd in the state with a time of 52.41. […]

 
 

Judy Socha named “Everyday Hero” by Blackhawks

Judy Socha named “Everyday Hero” by Blackhawks

For Judy Socha, giving back through participating in blood drives is a way of life. She has been involved in blood banking for 45 years and has no intention of slowing down. Socha’s son passed away at a young age after battling leukemia, and she saw firsthand the critical need […]

 
 

Magic and mystery come alive with hit musical CATS!

Magic and mystery come alive with hit musical CATS!

Elmhurst Children’s Theatre is proud to perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical CATS! Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, CATS tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of the Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the […]

 
 

Elmhurst resident LoPiano heading to NCAA swimming nationals

Elmhurst resident LoPiano heading to NCAA swimming nationals

Qualified in 500, 1,650 and 800 free relay. By Mike Miazga Correspondent Elmhurst resident Cara LoPiano is finishing off her collegiate swimming career in grand fashion. LoPiano, a senior at the University of Chicago who attended York and graduated from Hinsdale Central, qualified for three events at the upcoming NCAA […]

 
 

Park Board Capsules

Here’s what’s going on at the Elmhurst Park District The Elmhurst Park District Board held a regular meeting on Feb. 27 at the district’s administrative office at 375 W. First Street. Commissioner Doug Ennis and Commissioner Anthony Pelosi were both absent from the meeting. There were no public comments. Imprinted […]