Elmhurst News

Bond set for two accused of opening fire at Oak Brook shopping center; All injured parties, including suspect, released from medical care

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Oak Brook Chief of Police James Kruger have announced that bond has been set for two Chicago men accused of opening fire at the Oak Brook Mall two days before Christmas. Tyran Williams, 32, and Steven Lane, 29, each appeared at a […]

 
 

Hospitals restrict visitation due to rise in COVID-19

Because of the rise in COVID-19 cases and to protect patients, staff and the community, Edward-Elmhurst Health (EEH) is now restricting routine visitation at all of its locations. No routine visitors will be allowed in EEH hospitals (Edward Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital, Linden Oaks Behavioral Health) or other settings until further […]

 
 

Suspect sought in Chase Bank robbery on NYE

Suspect sought in Chase Bank robbery on NYE

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT According to a release issued by the City of Elmhurst, police are investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred at Chase Bank at 163 No. York Rd. in Elmhurst on Friday, Dec. 31 at 3:15 p.m. According to the release, a suspect entered […]

 
 

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 as of today. Upcoming events will be published, whether they are virtual or in person. Please remember to be […]

 
 

Elsie Shumway, 102

Elsie Shumway, 102

Elsie Shumway, nee Zuley, passed away peacefully on Jan. 1, 2022, at the age of 102. She was a long-time resident of Elmhurst for more than 50 years. Former wife of the late Walter Shumway and prior to that, the late Lyle Wear; beloved mother of Sharon Belletynee and Cindie […]

 
 

J. Edward “Ed” Shea, 77

J. Edward “Ed” Shea, 77

J. Edward “Ed” Shea, of Elmhurst, died on Dec. 27, 2021 after a short illness, at the age of 77. Born in New Jersey, longtime resident of Elmhurst and since 2021, Park Place of Elmhurst. Survived by wife of 52 years, Cathy Beahan Shea; children Kate Shea of California and […]

 
 

Brian Thomas Lechowski, 57

Brian Thomas Lechowski, 57

Brian Thomas Lechowski, a longtime resident of Elmhurst for over 50 years, passed away December 27, 2021 at the age of 57. Beloved son of the late Dr. Robert and Barbara Lechowski; adored brother of Greg (Mindy), Cindy (Jim), Tim, and Suzie; cherished uncle of Matt, Ashley, Jake, Zach, and […]

 
 

Anthony D. Damiani, 101

Anthony D. Damiani, 101

Anthony D. (Tony) Damiani was born in the Damiani Family home in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 12, 1920 and passed away in Elmhurst on Dec. 22, 2021, at the age of 101.  The second of four children (the late Mary, the late Jack and the late Francis) born to […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

DuPage Foundation’s annual gala raises more than $515,000

A virtual celebration of philanthropy was held on Saturday, November 13, as DuPage Foundation’s Annual Benefit: A Starry Night in DuPage, welcomed an estimated 400 participants tuning in to the evening’s program across DuPage County and beyond. With stellar support from generous donors, community partners and sponsors, the Benefit has […]