Elmhurst News

EAM presents Art from My Heart: Valentines for Seniors

NOTE: The Art Museum is currently closed for installation and building maintenance. On Monday, Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Elmhurst Art Museum and RGL Marketing for the Arts is holding Art from the Heart: Valentines for Seniors, a special gathering to prepare valentines to be delivered […]


Art Museum kicks off 25th anniversary celebration

NOTE: The Art Museum is currently closed for installation and building maintenance. On Friday, Feb. 4 from 4-6 p.m., the Elmhurst Art Museum is holding a free open house sponsored by Lakeside Bank in celebration of the Museum’s 25th anniversary. Get a first glimpse of the recent Education Center renovations, […]


Laws supporting veterans now on the books

Recently passed laws to help support veterans across Illinois went into effect Jan. 1. “Prioritizing our veterans who have given so much for our country is always a top priority,” State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park), a veteran and chair of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, said. “I’m proud of […]


A solid pillar of the community falls…Elmhurst must bid adieu to Art Ahlgrim

A solid pillar of the community falls…Elmhurst must bid adieu to Art Ahlgrim

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT     Although he was solemn and serious, there was a wink and a smile just behind that calm exterior. For people who knew him, he was just as quick with a quip as he was gentle, while presiding over families often facing their […]


Edward-Elmhurst Health merges with NorthShore University HealthSystem; Creates network of nine facilities, 2400 beds, 6000 physicians, 300+ offices

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT According to a release received from EEHealth, NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) and Edward-Elmhurst Health have come together to transform healthcare and set the standard for community-connected, expert care close to home. Issued on Wednesday, Jan. 5, the release provided the following information: What […]


Eileen E. Brophy, 85

Eileen E. Brophy, 85

Services Thursday Eileen E. Brophy, nee Keane, age 85, Native of Knockkerra, Co. Clare, Ireland; currently of Lombard, formerly of Elmhurst; beloved wife of the late Michael P. Brophy; devoted mother of Brian P. Brophy (Judy) and Kevin T. Brophy, Doreen M. (Greg) Batelli, Eileen A. Brophy and the late […]


Ramona C. McNeese, 88

Ramona C. McNeese, 88

Born in the depths of the Great Depression in Toledo, Ohio on July 12 1933, Ramona C. “Mona” McNeese led a rich and full life that included becoming the first female principal in Oak Park Elementary District 97 and receiving her PhD in Public Policy Analysis at age 53 from […]


Community Calendar

Welcome back to the Elmhurst Independent’s Community Calendar   With the New Year and the continued volatility in the fight against COVID-19, the Elmhurst Independent is bringing back its Community Calendar. Upcoming events will be published, whether virtual or in person. Please remember to be safe at live events by […]


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 […]


BEWSF’S Bags for Wags returns for 11th annual fundraiser

The Brian E. Wagner Scholarship Fund (BEWSF) invites all to attend their 11th annual Bags for Wags Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 12. The charitable event will take place at Visitation’s Valentino Center at 851 South York Road from 5 – 10 p.m. Participants aged 16 and older are welcome to […]