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Elmhurst Police Investigate Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking

Elmhurst Police Investigate Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking

On Friday, September 17, 2021 at 8:45 a.m. Elmhurst Police were dispatched to the parking lot of the 7-11 at 572 S. York Street for a vehicular hijacking involving the display of a firearm.  Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who related his vehicle was stolen by two men who […]


An Ever-Widening Circle: Elmhurst University at 150; New exhibit at History Museum shares story of institution’s journey

On Dec. 6, 1871, Carl F. Kranz and 14 students stepped off a train in the small Illinois prairie town known as Elmhurst. They would be the first students and faculty at a newly formed “proseminary,” a high school for preparing young men to attend the Evangelical seminary or to […]


Heritage Foundation’s 6th annual Craft Beer Fest coming Saturday

The Elmhurst Heritage Foundation (EHF) has announced the 6th Annual Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest will take place Saturday, Sept. 18 from 1-6 p.m. on the grounds of the Elmhurst History Museum.        This annual event is held to raise funds for the Elmhurst History Museum, including its family-friendly […]


Elmhurst U. receives record $3.4 million gift; Funds will support student veterans, military career exploration

Two brothers with multi-generational ties to Elmhurst University are giving the University $3.4 million to implement a comprehensive initiative that will introduce more STEM students to careers in the military while also supporting student veterans on campus. The gift from Robert Jans, of Brookfield; and Elmhurst U. alumnus Tim Jans, […]


Edward-Elmhurst Health announces merger with NorthShore University HealthSystem; Community investment funds created, totaling $200 million

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) and Edward-Elmhurst Health today announced their intention to merge the two healthcare systems under a new parent system, pending regulatory approval. Together, the organizations will extend their focus on community-connected, expert care while serving as a best place to work, learn, practice and receive care.  “NorthShore […]


Elmhurst police assist in recovery of abandoned electronics; Repair Geekz closes doors, fails to return customers’ items

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to a release issued by Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth, the Elmhurst Police Department has received several complaints lately from customers of Repair Geekz, an electronics repair shop located at 927 S. York Street, Elmhurst. Customers told police they were  unable to […]


Bernadette Lowum, 89 

Bernadette Lowum, a longtime resident of Elmhurst passed away at home on Sept. 9, 2021, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late David D. Lowum (2001) and loving mother of David C. Lowum of Elmhurst. Bernadette was a very active volunteer, over the years she spent countless […]


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 […]


‘Cue for a Cause smokes the others; Gorgeous day, top-notch grillers, fun for kids, good music spell success for EWAN

‘Cue for a Cause smokes the others; Gorgeous day, top-notch grillers, fun for kids, good music spell success for EWAN

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent It was bright and sunny with just the right cool breeze on Sunday, Sept. 5. It could not have been a more beautiful day for this year’s ‘Cue for a Cause, the annual barbecue competition held by the Elmhurst Walk-in Assistance Network (EWAN). […]


Elmhurst church receives nat’l grant to aid local refugees, migrants; First United Methodist honored with ‘Mustard Seed Migration Grant’

United Methodist churches in the Northern Illinois Annual Conference, including First United Methodist of Elmhurst, will be able to provide food and access to benefits of exposure to the arts to refugees and migrants living in their local community, thanks to new grants from the United Methodist Committee on Relief […]