Author Archive: RVP Editor

Santa comes to town!

Santa comes to town!

Every year, Santa Claus makes his first stop at the Spring Road Business Association’s annual holiday tree-lighting, which took place Friday evening, Nov. 19. It was cold enough that people had to bundle up tight, which means you can’t even see little Kenny Kapraun’s face! With him (besides Santa!) is […]

 
 

District 4 Schools announce new superintendent

District 4 Schools announce new superintendent

The Addison School District 4 Board of Education is excited to announce their approval of an Agreement with a new Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, 2022. The current Superintendent, John Langton, will retire at the end of this 2021-22 school year after serving the school district for 26 years. […]

 
 

Two local students honored with ‘Yes I Can’ award

Two local students honored with ‘Yes I Can’ award

Two District 205 students were honored with “Yes I Can” awards from the Illinois Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), which recognizes children and youth with exceptionalities who have demonstrated their determination and achievements in multiple ways. The awards were presented at the recent CEC Convention, held virtually. Paul Rosland, a […]

 
 

City launches Bingo game through holidays

City launches Bingo game through holidays

On Saturday, Nov. 27 is known as “Small Business Saturday” and the City of Elmhurst is using the occasion to springboard a new program called Elmhurst Loves Local Bingo to help small businesses through the holiday season. Elmhurst Loves Local Bingo is a virtual contest, in which participants can fill […]

 
 

School Board honors students’ recent accomplishments; Construction updates optimistic; Transition Center opens, is named

By Chris Fox FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on Nov. 16 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Two board members, Beth Hosler and Christopher Kocinski, were absent from the meeting. Recent sports accomplishments recognized The board […]

 
 

Betty H. Athon, 94

Wife and mother Betty Hughes Athon of Sandy Springs, and formerly Alpharetta, Ga., Elmhurst, , Naples, Fla., and Decatur, Ga., died Nov. 13, 2021 of natural causes. She was born in Sandy Spring on Aug. 22, 1927. Active in garden and bridge clubs, hospital auxiliary and church, notably First United […]

 
 

Patricia Walsh Kerr, 81

Patricia Walsh Kerr passed away in Encinitas, California on October 20, 2021 at the age of 81.  Patricia was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 4, 1940 to Lorraine and Edward Walsh, the first of their five children.  Patricia grew up in Elmhurst, in a household rich with love and […]

 
 

Top Crime News

Car crash leads to charge of resisting arrest On Nov. 17, police said that subsequent to a minor traffic crash near St. Charles and Villa at 1:09 p.m., Michael D. Knight, 35, of Villa Park, left the scene without providing information to the victim. Officers located Knight, who denied getting […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

First United Methodist hosts ‘Sleep Out Saturday’; Experience raises funds, awareness of family homelessness

First United Methodist hosts ‘Sleep Out Saturday’; Experience raises funds, awareness of family homelessness

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   On Saturday, Nov. 6, nearly 1,000 suburban community residents throughout DuPage County spent a cold night inside tents, boxes and cars to raise awareness about family homelessness and funds for Bridge Communities’ Transitional Housing Program. Families, youth groups and friends participated in Sleep Out […]