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Lombard Waves update—June 20

The Lombard Waves who won individual events during Saturday’s meet at Woodridge included Marco Garavito, who won three races in the 13-14 boys division. He is pictured during his first-place swim in the 100-yard freestyle. Waves swim one meet during the week, losing at Woodridge Lombard’s June 12 home meet […]


Villa Park Mariners update—June 20

The Villa Park Mariners faced the Roselle Racers in Saturday’s meet at Jefferson Pool. The Mariners narrowly outscored Roselle 294-291 in the meet’s team standings. Villa Park improved its season record to 3-1 with the victory. The Mariners who earned individual wins during the meet included Elin Stempel, who won […]

Police Reports

Lombard police report—June 20

INFORMATION TAKEN FROM LOMBARD POLICE FILES The Lombard Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Persons charged with domestic battery are not named in order to protect the privacy of victims. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent […]

Elmhurst News

Traffic control signage coming to Armitage, Van Auken; More discussion about ‘Yield’ signs; would Stop signs be more effective?

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT Following a request from several residents and a subsequent meeting with area aldermen, the City’s Public Affairs and Safety (PAS) Committee placed a recommendation before the City Council at its Monday, June 3 meeting recommending traffic control signage at the intersection of Van […]

Elmhurst News Obituaries

Leila Thornton

   It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Leila Thornton, a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who left us peacefully on May 16, 2024. Leila was a beacon of love, kindness, and strength, touching the lives of all who knew her. Leila was the devoted wife […]

Elmhurst News Obituaries

  Patricia Ann Brennan

Patricia Ann Brennan, 97    Patricia Ann Brennan, age 97, a lifelong resident of Elmhurst, Illinois, died peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2024.    An avid golfer, tennis fan and traveler, Pat had an infectious laugh and was kind to all. During World War II, she volunteered for the Red Cross […]

Elmhurst News Obituaries

Ralph Melda

Ralph Melda    Ralph Melda, born September 30, 1931 and a longtime Elmhurst resident, passed away on May 17, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie “Marge”, and his children, Kenneth (Charlotte), Keith (Kimberly), and Kerri.  His beloved grandchildren, Ashlee, Kyle (deceased), Paige, Meseret and Sidisse were the light […]