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Jeanette S. Zientara

Jeanette S. Zientara nee Kulka 93 of Villa Park, Illinois. Beloved wife of the late Felix L. Loving mother of Linda (Mike) Szabo, Deborah (Anthony) Cifonie and Pamela (William) Schroedter. Dear grandmother of Michael V., Jeanne, Louis, Nick, Jessica, Ashley, Natalie. Great grandmother of Sophia. Fond sister of Ann Kulka […]

 
 

Finishing on a high note

Finishing on a high note

Senior Alex Marlott ends his York swimming career at the state meet. By Mike Miazga Correspondent York senior boys swimmer Alex Marlott identified something that needed work. And then he took action. “Last year I was one second shy of state,” he said. “I needed to get my walls better […]

 
 

IC Catholic Prep Knights Theatre Productions presents…Sister Act – A Divine Musical Comedy

IC Catholic Prep Knights Theatre Productions presents…Sister Act – A Divine Musical Comedy

IC Catholic Prep Knights Theatre Productions is proud to present Sister Act. This divine musical comedy based on the 1992 smash hit movie tells the story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier who witnesses a murder and is put in protective custody in the one place cops are sure she […]

 
 

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 […]