Author Archive: RVP Editor

Stephen Oliver, 73

  Stephen John Oliver, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 73.  Beloved husband of Bonnie nee Haaning; father of Linnea Elin Oliver; brother of Oscar Scott Oliver; uncle of Julia, Michelle and Christopher. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 16, 2016.  Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West […]

 
 

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 Jan. 10 Eno Cela, 32, of […]

 
 

Elmhurst native named to Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame

Elmhurst native named to Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame

Matt Nilles got his start at YMCA outdoor rink By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On a list that includes names like Chris Chelios, Nikos Tselios and Dennis Vaske, Elmhurst residents will likely notice a familiar one. Elmhurst native Matt Nilles, now a resident of Champaign, is part of […]

 
 

Elmhurst College men’s basketball team ranked second in nation

Elmhurst College men’s basketball team ranked second in nation

Defense, rebounding propel Bluejays to great start By Mike Miazga Correspondent Basketball teams that play stellar defense give themselves a chance. Teams that play stellar defense and also get it done in the rebounding department give themselves an even greater chance. The Elmhurst College men’s basketball team fits into that […]

 
 

Down she goes!

Down she goes!

This is an aerial view of the Plass Building where the appliance store operated for many years in downtown Elmhurst. It’s another example of the progress taking place in these prosperous times for building and development as the City witnesses a spurt in growth to its City Centre area. It […]

 
 

Elmhurst 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. Assault/sexual assault Jan. 1 An officer […]

 
 

York girls basketball team in midst of busy stretch

  Dukes lost to recent close games to Glenbard East and Downers North. By Mike Miazga Correspondent The York girls basketball team’s 9-8 record through its first 17 games doesn’t tell the entire story. Of the Dukes’ nine losses, eight have been by seven or fewer points and four have […]

 
 

Obituaries

  Lillian Kobilak, 87 Lillian Kobilak, nee Palenik, of Elmhurst and formerly of Oak Lawn and Glen Ellyn, passed away recently at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Roy Kobilak; mother of Liane (Rich) Krajewski and Jane (John) Keefe; grandmother of Douglas Krajewski and Tom Keefe; sister […]

 
 

Community Calendar

  Pick of the Week – The event NOT to be missed… Saturday, Jan. 16 Dinosaur Discoveries Day Lizzadro Museum will host its annual “Dinosaur Discoveries” Day. Children become dinosaur detectives using fossils and props to create an awareness of their characteristics. See live animals and how they are related […]

 
 

City’s presentation on Downtown Draft Plan packs the house

City’s presentation on Downtown Draft Plan packs the house

Decorative storefronts, varied building heights, traffic, bicycles discussed By Dan McLeister
For The Elmhurst Independent At a packed-house public presentation in the City Council chambers at City Hall on January 7, city officials presented the new Downtown Draft Plan created by the consulting firm of Housel Levigne. According to Mike Kopp, […]