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Yesfest returns to Elmhurst area; Three days of music, comedy, art, poetry, storytelling coming July 27-29

Yesfest returns to Elmhurst area; Three days of music, comedy, art, poetry, storytelling coming July 27-29

Six years ago, a group of self-described “stir-crazy” performers wished they had a festival in Elmhurst where they could perform all the things they loved: original music, comedy, improv, and poetry. “Yesfest is all about creating more spaces for people to do what they love to do,” said Clark Pavlik, […]

 
 

Henrietta Forbes, 83

Henrietta “Jay” Forbes age 83, of Elmhurst. Life long companion of the late John Nichols. Loving mother of Patricia (Russ) Castiglia, Judi (Jim) Davidson, Jim (Diana) and Linda (Dave) Servatius. Dearest Grandmother and great grandmother of many. Dear sister of Rosemary (John) Ryan. Fond aunt of many. Visitation at Steuerle […]

 
 

Roy Lee Tinnon, 92

Roy Lee Tinnon, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 92. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and served during WWII. Beloved husband of Catherine Nee Flannery. Loving father of John (Wendy), Alan (Janet) and Mke (Mary). Dear grandfather of Erin (Julianna) Tinnon, Caitlin Tinnon, […]

 
 

Elmhurst Community Calendar

Community Calendar Pick of the Week – The event NOT to be missed… Friday July 27 — Superior Ambulance presents the Elmhurst Cycling Classic The Sixth Annual Elmhurst Cycling Classic takes place throughout the Elmhurst College and Wilder Park neighborhoods. Don’t miss the opportunity to ride in the Community Ride […]

 
 

Elmhurst Police Reports

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. Criminal damage, criminal defacement, criminal trespass […]

 
 

State Rep. donates kidney to her ex-husband. Deb Conroy says gift was as much for her children as for him

Four, well, five reasons to support organ donation
“Pictured are the four reasons I became a live organ donor,” said State Representative Deb Conroy. They are, of course, her children (from left): Will, 21, Sean, 32, Brendan, 23, and Ryan, 28 – along with Shannon their dog. Conroy recently donated one of her kidneys to Tim, her ex-husband and the father of her four boys. “When something like this happens, we are all still family,” she added.

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   “When it’s the father of your children, it’s about family. It’s always about family.” Those were the words of State Representative Deb Conroy sharing the news that she had donated a kidney to her former husband Tim. “More than anything, it was […]

 
 

The City remembers Charles Weigel, Jr., former mayor passes at 94

The City remembers Charles Weigel, Jr., former mayor passes at 94

Last week, the Independent learned from the City of Elmhurst that former Mayor Charles “Chuck” Weigel, Jr. had passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018, at the age of 94.

 
 

Elmhurst Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The event NOT to be missed…   Sunday, July 22 Run for Hunger 5K Beginning at 8 a.m., the Run for Hunger 5K will step off from Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, followed by a Kids Run at 8:45 a.m. Participants are urged to bring a non-perishable […]

 
 

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, battery   July 9 Police said […]

 
 

Catchy Caption contest!

Catchy Caption contest!

The Elmhurst Independent is offering its readers a chance to get in on the action and write your own Catchy Caption to a photo from the Independent archives. Winners will be announced in a future issue of the Independent and will win a prize.