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Former long-time resident turns 104

Former long-time resident turns 104

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Mrs. Olga Jordan, a resident at Bridgeway of Bensenville, turned 104 years old on Tuesday, Nov. 27. She was born in White Plains, New York, in 1914. She moved to Elmhurst with her husband Robert Jordan in 1957. Mr. Jordan passed away in […]

 
 

Villa Park house fire claims a life, injures 3; Injured includes two first responders

By Paul DelGuidice For The Independent   Villa Park and surrounding area fire crews responded to a structure fire in the 300 block of North Lincoln Ave. at about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. According to a Villa Park Police Dept. release, one person in the single-family residence was […]

 
 

Police Reports

Area police departments recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that suspects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named.   Addison   Dec. 11 Police said officers responded […]

 
 

Bomb threat sent to local business via e-mail

According to a release issued by Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth and the City of Elmhurst, on Thursday, Dec. 13, at approximately 2 p.m., police responded to a report of a bomb threat that was received by e-mail to a business in the 300 block of North York Rd. The […]

 
 

Fitness Formula Club officially opens

Fitness Formula Club officially opens

On Friday, Dec. 14, the Fitness Formula Club (FFC) at 135 No. Addison in downtown Elmhurst officially opened its doors and held a ribbon-cutting with the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Pictured here (center with scissors) is Gale Landers, founder and CEO of FFC, surrounded by staff people, Chamber […]

 
 

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. Assault, battery Dec. 12 A victim in the […]

 
 

Community Calendar

Pick of the Week   Tuesday, Dec. 25 A very Merry Christmas from the Elmhurst Independent!   Saturday, Jan. 5 Beginning at 9 a.m., the annual Sugar Creek Chili Golf Open will take place at Sugar Creek Golf Course. Get out the clubs and bundle up for a round of […]

 
 

Elmhurst Library victim of swatting prank; Phony ‘emergency’ causes evacuation, lockdown for most of Saturday

Elmhurst Library victim of swatting prank;  Phony ‘emergency’ causes evacuation, lockdown for most of Saturday

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent About 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, the Elmhurst Public Library had to be evacuated and was placed on lockdown due to an unknown threat. Police and fire officials were on the scene immediately, some with automatic rifles, securing the area and urging […]

 
 

Funky Java welcomes Willowbrook students’ art

Funky Java welcomes Willowbrook students’ art

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS About 150 pieces of Willowbrook High School students’ art were on display at Villa Park’s Funky Java Coffee House from Dec. 12-19. Funky Java owner Larry Poggi has welcomed the weeklong display of Willowbrook students’ creations for about 15 years. Senior Jane Huske (left) showcased her mixed […]

 
 

Shopping with a cop in Lombard

Shopping with a cop in Lombard

STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS Members of the Lombard Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (LCPAAA) and Lombard police officers teamed up Dec. 1 to host their 20th annual Shop with a Cop program. The event is the largest undertaking by the alumni members each year. First, the officers and alumni members traveled […]