Elmhurst News

Cronin responds to Willowbrook Cancer Assessment Study

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin joined U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin and U.S. Rep. Bill Foster in reaction to the release today of the Willowbrook Cancer Incidence Assessment report by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The report showed elevated numbers of cases of specific types of cancer among […]


Ripper Crew member released from prison Friday; Man serving 70 years for killing Elmhurst woman will live in Aurora

By Dee Longfellow For The ELMHURST Independent   Over the weekend, the Independent learned that 58-year-old Thomas Kokoraeleis, a convicted murderer and one-time resident of Villa Park, was released from the Illinois River Correction Center outside of Peoria on Friday, March 29. Kokoraeleis, a member of the notorious “Ripper Crew” […]


College’s Recycling Extravaganza, without electronics, to be held April 13

On Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Elmhurst College will host its annual Recycling Extravaganza, a place to bring a variety of items that can be recycled, reused and kept out of landfills. NOTE: Because the City of Elmhurst now offers quarterly electronics recycling, the College event […]


Woman builds new life after series of surgeries restores vision

Woman builds new life after series of surgeries restores vision

Annie Pawlisz, 28, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1996 when she was 5 years old. By the time she was 22, she knew the condition increased her risk for a host of health problems, including heart disease, nerve damage and blindness. Still, she wasn’t too worried in early […]


Elmhurst election night brings few surprises

Elmhurst election night brings few surprises

Talluto, Sabatino retain aldermanic seats; Spaeth, Kubiesa win Park Board   By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   It was a busy evening on Tuesday, April 2, when friends and supporters of First Ward Alderman Mark Sabatino and Fourth Ward Alderman Noel Talluto gathered at two establishments in downtown […]


‘Tobacco 21’ bill clears State Senate; Measure heads to governor’s desk

By Rebecca Anzel Capitol News Illinois A four-year effort by lawmakers and advocates to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Illinois appears nearly complete now that legislation approved by both chambers heads to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk. The Senate successfully passed the measure last Thursday by a […]


‘Right to garden’ bill to challenge home rule powers; Dispute between Elmhurst, homeowner makes way to Statehouse

By Grant Morgan Capitol News Illinois A three-year fight between an Elmhurst homeowner and the city’s government made its way to the Illinois Senate last week as the local government committee mulled a statewide solution to the underlying dispute. Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Tom Cullerton of Villa Park, Senate Bill […]


Addison Ave. accident

Addison Ave. accident

Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The Elmhurst event NOT to be missed!   Thursday, March 21 Screening of the movie RBG At 6:30 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Library, the Elmhurst League of Women Voters to view the movie “RBG,” a biopic of Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a biography […]


York girl’s lacrosse team not skimping on strength of schedule; Dukes playing top teams from the Midwest out of the gates

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The York girls lacrosse team’s schedule, to put it mildly, is not easy. Coach Ryan Walz ticked off a laundry list of quality foes the Dukes will face in the early part of the season, including Loyola Academy (earlier this week), which is ranked No. 1 […]