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Elmhurst Sports Report

York’s Sidoryk earns academic All-American status Seven York girls lacrosse players earn all-state recognition. By Mike Miazga Correspondent York boys lacrosse player Kenny Sidoryk was recently named to the academic All-American team by US Lacrosse. In a letter sent to him by the Illinois chapter of US Lacrosse, it was […]

Police Reports

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. Animal complaint June 6 A complainant in the […]



Margaret Vinci Heldt Margaret Vinci Heldt, renowned hairdresser and creator of the iconic Beehive hairstyle, resident of Lexington Square of Elmhurst, passed away peacefully at age 98 of heart failure on June 10, 2016. Margaret was born on February 11, 1918 in Chicago.  She attended Calhoun Elementary School, Our Lady of Sorrows and Lucy Flowers […]


Emerson School last day clap out

  The last day of school at Emerson Elementary is celebrated. The event is a tradition of parents and 4th grade students lining up and clapping out the last time out of Emerson for the 5th graders moving on to Churchville. Congratulations graduates! Video courtesy of All Corporate Video


Victim shot in leg during armed robbery attempt

Police investigating incident in First Street parking lot By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent After reports that neighbors in the 200 block of E. First Street had heard a loud bang followed by the arrival of an ambulance, the Independent learned that an attempted armed robbery had reportedly taken […]


Elmhurst Lords are U13 Kings Of Spring

courtesy photo The Elmhurst Lords U13 Lacrosse Team won the Kings of Spring Lacrosse Tournament held on June 4 & 5 at Berens Park.The Lords won all four of their tournament games and defeated the Hornets 5-4 in an overtime thriller to take the Championship. Pictured are (front row, from left): […]


Time to get off electric aggregation: Finance Chair Residents advised to switch back to ComEd for lower energy rates

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to Alderman Kevin York (4th Ward), who serves as Chairman of the City’s Finance Committee, it’s time for Elmhurst homeowners to move away from electric aggregation and sign back up with ComEd. “The electric aggregation program has realized about $3.7 million in […]


Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – An event NOT to be missed… Saturday, June 11 — Special Kids Carnival Day From 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Special Kids Carnival Day takes place at the Jaycees Carnival where the rides and games are reserved exclusively for children and adults with physical and […]