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Regina V. Brooks, 93 Regina V. Brooks (Kolasa), passed away on March 12, 2016, at her home in Elmhurst at the age of 93. Originally from Streator, Ill., she and her husband of 38 years, E. Burdette Brooks of Tonica, Ill., chose Elmhurst as a perfect place to start a […]



Lois J. Aurand, 87 Lois J. Aurand nee Nelson, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 87. Beloved wife of George D.; loving mother of Linda G. Loda, Robert R. (Catherine), David N. (Tina) and William G. (Nancy); proud grandmother of Christy (Patrick) McLaughlin, Laurie (Joseph) Sabath, Carolyn […]


Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The event NOT to be missed… Saturday, March 19 — ECAF Casino Night Beginning at 7 p.m., the Elmhurst Children’s Assistance Foundation (ECAF) will hold its 7th annual Casino Night, with spectacle and fun similar to that at The event will be held at […]

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. Battery March 6 Dheanna Fikaris, 50, of Clarendon […]


Local election results

Ctybd 2 2Yr R R Total Number of Precincts 168 Precincts Reporting 168 100.0 % Vote For 1 Times Counted 25865/102154 25.3 % Total Votes 21546 Richard F. Blass R 7829 36.34% Elaine Zannis R 6847 31.78% Anna Manzo R 3940 18.29% Zachary C. Wilson R 2930 13.60%   Con […]


Election County, State and National candidates

                Republicans in the Primary United States President Donald J. Trump Ted Cruz Marco Rubio John R. Kasich   U.S. Senate James T. Marter Mark Steven Kirk 5th Congressional District No Candidate 8th Congressional District Pete DiCianni State of Illinois State Comptroller Leslie […]


Independent makes edorsements

Join the ABT Party… Don’t forget to vote March 15, unless you’re voting for Trump Many community newspapers profile and make endorsements of candidates for political elections, such as the Primary coming up on March 15. Here at the Independent we cover local elections and profile candidates, but we don’t […]