Elmhurst News

Elmhurst News Obituaries

Kathleen Rae Edwards, 91

Kathleen Rae Edwards, nee Mierka, passed away peacefully at home in Elmhurst on January 20, 2019. She was born April 14, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio. She graduated from Roosevelt High School before attending Ohio State University where she met her husband, Walter, and they married in 1951. While Walter finished […]

Elmhurst News Events

Community Calendar

  Thursday, April 11 Beginning at 11 a.m., the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (EMH) Foundation will host its Hope. Lives. Here. Luncheon at the Butterfield Country Club, 2800 Midwest Rd. in Oak Brook. The featured speaker will be Jenna Lindman, a cancer survivor and founder of IngiteHope. Individual tickets are $60 […]

Elmhurst News Police Reports

Police Reports

The Elmhurst 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 unless proven guilty in a court […]

Elmhurst News Obituaries

Barbara Ann Luka

Co-owner of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Barbara Ann Luka (nee Klich), passed away recently. Beloved wife of Gerald, cherished mother of Steven, Kristen (Lloyd) Northrup and Karen (David) Thompson. Dearest daughter of the late Walter and Wally Klich. Loving grandmother of Benjamin, Jeffrey, and William. Dear sister of the late […]

Addison News Elmhurst News Lombard News News Villa Park News

Ripper Crew member released from prison Friday; Man serving 70 years for killing Elmhurst woman will live in Aurora

By Dee Longfellow For The ELMHURST Independent   Over the weekend, the Independent learned that 58-year-old Thomas Kokoraeleis, a convicted murderer and one-time resident of Villa Park, was released from the Illinois River Correction Center outside of Peoria on Friday, March 29. Kokoraeleis, a member of the notorious “Ripper Crew” […]