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York grad, musician meets up with famous actor; Elmhurst resident meets movie star while hitchhiking in Australia

York grad, musician meets up with famous actor;  Elmhurst resident meets movie star while hitchhiking in Australia

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   The Elmhurst Independent just loves to bring its readers the exciting news when a current or former resident has a brush with someone famous. Growing famous on his own as a musician, Elmhurst resident Scott Hildebrand has already performed at various venues […]


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   Nov. 3 Bradley Gillette, […]


Kathleen Carlson

Kathleen A. Carlson,  of Elmhurst, passed away recently. Beloved wife of Mark; loving mother of Julia, Maria and the late Michelle; daughter of the late Thomas and Coletta Flynn; sister of Pamela (Roy) Knighton and Michael Flynn; aunt of several nieces and nephews. Services and Interment Private. Arrangements provided by […]


IC Catholic Prep boys cross-country team qualifies for sixth consecutive sectional

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The IC Catholic Prep boys cross-country team finished fifth in conference this season. “Our team strength was learning how to spread out the race and not leaving it all for the kick,” said coach Jeff Fredrickson. “They improved on their racing techniques. What impressed me the […]


York student-athletes sign national letters of intent

By Mike Miazga Correspondent Earlier this week, 11 York High School student-athletes were scheduled to sign their national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level next year. That group included York softball players Julia Derkowski (St. Lawrence University), Katherine Karnatz (Missouri-Kansas City) and […]


Dorothy M. Whistler, 84

Dorothy M. Whistler, nee Ready, 84, of Elmhurst since 1961. Beloved wife of the late Darrell L.; loving mother of Donald W. (Denise) Whistler, Denise L. (James M.) Lucas and the late David Whistler; grandmother of Alyssa Kozacek, Amber Kozacek, Matthew Whistler and Keith Whistler; sister of the late Donald […]


Veterans remembered and honored

Veterans remembered and honored

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO On Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m., Lombardians gathered at the Veterans Memorial in Lombard Common to remember and honor our nation’s veterans during the Village of Lombard’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. This year’s Veterans Day marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. […]


A ‘Reel’ adventure at the Villa Park Library

A ‘Reel’ adventure at the Villa Park Library

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO A movie poster for “The GRINCH,” pictured with Villa Park Library’s Head of Public Services Sean Birmingham (left) and movie poster artwork enthusiast William Brandeis, was one of 29 posters on display for a special event at the library on Saturday, Nov. 10. The library has hosted […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—November 15

ANNA S. LUTTER Anna S. Lutter, nee Strakusek, age 96, of Elgin, formerly of Granite City, passed away Nov. 9, 2018. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln St., Lombard. Interment followed at Ridgewood Cemetery in Des Plaines. Visit or […]


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