Author Archive: RVP Editor

 Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 13 From 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, the Elmhurst Art Museum presents architect Erica Blawat who will lead an architectural walking tour of the architecturally rich City of Elmhurst—the only city with houses by Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. Blawat provides historic context and fun […]


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 […]


Show and tell, animal style

Show and tell, animal style

Organization places monarch butterfly on its endangered list

Organization places monarch butterfly on its endangered list

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—July 28

JAMES EVERTS James Nelson Everts, aka Captain Midnight, passed away in the early hours of July 11, 2022. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 1-6 p.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, IL. Private Interment. Info: or 888-629-0094. JOHNSTON GO […]


ECPA Board Spotlight on Becky Marianetti

Public input sought via online survey   By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   [Ed. note: This is the second in a series of stories about those who sit on the Board of Directors of the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts. There is currently a drive to bring more […]


EAM announces first solo exhibition of street artist Sentrock; Features works by community-minded muralist seen in Chicago neighborhoods

Throughout the Elmhurst Art Museum’s 25th year of inspiring its community, the Museum hosts a year-long celebration with a focus on the three major hallmarks of its mission: architecture (Spring), education (Summer), and art (Fall), culminating in the Fall season with the first solo museum show of Pilsen-based street artist […]


Roselle man accused of shooting woman in the head at restaurant

On Sunday, July 17, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Roselle Chief of Police Steve Herron announced that bond had been denied for a Roselle man charged with shooting an innocent woman in the head early Saturday morning at a Roselle restaurant. Jamie Quijano, 22, of the 200 […]


Women Who Care group gives $15K to ‘Warm Coats for Cool Kids’

Women Who Care group gives $15K to ‘Warm Coats for Cool Kids’

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT At its May meeting, the Elmhurst chapter of 100+ Women Who Care (WWC) awarded $15,000 to the Elmhurst-based nonprofit organization, Warm Coats for Cool Kids, operated entirely by Garry and Debra Vaccaro, who take no salary or compensation for their efforts. The mission […]


Elmhurst University sets new fundraising record; Reaches 90 percent of Elmhurst 150 Campaign goal

According to an announcement released last week, Elmhurst University has recently completed its best fundraising year in institutional history for a second consecutive year. During fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022), the University raised more than $10.1 million, the most ever raised in one year by […]