By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Most of them had a day job in the working world doing something other than their beloved sport. But after work at weeknight practices and on weekends, they were something more: they were semi-pro football players. Some were former high school, college and […]
By Jean Lawrence For The Elmhurst Independent Publishing a first novel is a lifelong dream for many writers. For Erik Fassnacht, that dream has just come true with the introduction this month of his novel “A Good Family.” Erik Fassnacht grew up in Elmhurst and attended Edison, Sandburg and York, […]
By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent They likely wouldn’t call themselves heroes – they are too humble for that. But there’s no other word that describes three police officers who put themselves in harm’s way in order to free a citizen who was trapped inside his car which was […]
By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent She was a gift to all who had the fortune of knowing her and left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She lit up the world with her smile and lit up the stage with her singing, dancing and acting. Julie Carr […]
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. Assault Aug. 8 According to police, a victim […]
IC Catholic Prep announces fall sports tryout schedules Elmhurst Explosion baseball teams fare well.
By Mike Miazga Correspondent IC Catholic Prep has announced tryout information for the upcoming fall sports season. Each student-athlete (sophomore, junior and senior) must complete an IHSA athletic physical and submit it to the ICCP athletic office before he or she can participate in any school-sponsored event or practice. Incoming […]
IC Catholic Prep girls volleyball competitive in summer leagues Knights had a record turnout for youth camps.
By Mike Miazga Correspondent The IC Catholic Prep girls volleyball team went toe-to-toe with some of the area’s larger schools this summer. The Knights took part in a pair of summer leagues at the Great Lakes Center in Aurora. IC played in a Tuesday and a Thursday night league. “The […]
York football schedule filled with tough competition Dukes open season at state quarterfinalist New Trier.
By Mike Miazga Correspondent The York football team will see no shortage of tough competition right out of the gates this season. The Dukes will play three of their first four games against teams that advanced to the second round or further in the 2014 playoffs. York kicks off the […]