Elmhurst News

Elmhurst Museum Day coming Sunday

Museum Day has been a long-standing tradition in Elmhurst over the last 25 years when the city recognizes the many positive contributions its local museums make to the cultural fabric of the community. Each May, Elmhurst museums come together to open their doors during the free Museum Day celebration. After […]


UCCA’s Taste of the Town: Dining for a Cause

United Community Concerns Association is excited to announce the 5th annual Taste of the Town: Dining for a Cause, an Elmhurst food and drink experience. Participating restaurants and businesses will hold Eat & Earn events throughout the month of May to benefit Elmhurst School District 205 families experiencing food scarcity. […]


Elmhurst man caught in crossfire of shooting in Loop; Incident wounds two in Chicago Theater District

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT An Elmhurst resident was shot and wounded in downtown Chicago near the Theater District last week. Ryan Bush, a Nederlander Theater stagehand, along with a fellow stagehand from Elmhurst, had just departed the theater late Sunday afternoon, May 1, when they heard gunfire, […]


Timothy Christian breaks ground on $7 million stadium

Timothy Christian breaks ground on $7 million stadium

Timothy Christian Schools hosted a groundbreaking celebration on Saturday, May 7 for their new $7 million soccer and track stadium that will put them among the elite for sport complexes. The new stadium will include artificial turf soccer field, lighting, sound, press box, tennis courts, an 8-lane track, and seats […]


Long-time community leader Frank R. Mushow dies at 79; Visitation Friday; funeral mass Saturday at IC

Long-time community leader Frank R. Mushow dies at 79; Visitation Friday; funeral mass Saturday at IC

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT Following a seven-year battle with dementia and Parkinson’s disease, Frank R. Mushow, a long-time resident of Elmhurst, passed away on May 6, 2022 at the age of 79. He was born at Loretto Hospital in Chicago on Nov. 18, 1942. Beloved husband of […]


Lola Clark French, 98

Lola Clark French died peacefully on March 17, 2021, at the Michealsen Health Center of The Holmstad in Batavia. She was 98. Lola was born on February 13, 1923, in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, to James R. and Laura Clemons Clark. The fourth of seven children, she grew up in a […]


Marie Franc, 97

Marie Franc, of Elmhurst, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2022 at the age of 97. She was the beloved wife of late husbands Elmer Pierce Jr. and Robert Franc. She is survived by daughter Patricia Pierce Martin and son Victor Franc; grandchildren John, Tara, Robert, Christopher, and Michael; great-grandchildren […]


 Community Calendar

Welcome to the Elmhurst Independent’s Community Calendar Thursday, May 12 On behalf of UCCA, a Taste of the Town ‘Eat & Earn’ event to benefit District 205 Schools will be at Nu Crepes. Saturday, May 14 • From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Crestview Garden Club will hold its […]


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 […]


ECT presents ‘Disney’s Descendants: The Musical’; Performances set for May 6 – 8 at Trinity High School in River Forest

Elmhurst Children’s Theatre has announced production details for Disney’s Descendants: The Musical.  Directed by Jeremy Nemec, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical takes the stage from May 6 through 8 in Trinity High School’s newly renovated auditorium. About the show… Set during present day in the fictional kingdom of Auradon, all of […]