Elmhurst News

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 […]


New food, entertainment destination to open in winter 2022; Trenta launches new facility in prime location on York Rd.

With its central location, vibrant downtown and strong economic growth, Elmhurst has become one of the top destinations in Chicago’s western suburbs. As the town continues to attract outside investment, a locally led team has stepped up to develop a prime property in the heart of City Centre.  The new […]


Man who stole urn containing baby’s ashes sentenced to 15 years 

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin has announced that a Harvey man accused of burglarizing an Elmhurst residence where he stole, among other things, an urn containing the ashes of the victims’ child, has been sentenced to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.  Glenn Addison, 68, appeared at […]


Police investigating armed robbery attempt on Cayuga Ave.

According to a release issued by Chief Michael Ruth of the Elmhurst Police Department, police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that was reported in the 300 block of Cayuga Ave. on Sunday, Aug. 29 at 9:45 p.m.  The victim told police that while he was out walking his dog, […]


Helen A. Gorman, 107

Services Thursday Helen A. Gorman, née Scanlon, a longtime resident of Elmhurst, died September 5, 2021, at the age of 107. According to the funeral home, Helen was Elmhurst’s oldest living resident. Beloved wife of the late Roger Gorman (2007); loving mother of the late Roger T. (1995), Eileen Moreau […]


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 […]


Elmhurst Police Assist in Recovery of Abandoned Electronics

Elmhurst Police Assist in Recovery of Abandoned Electronics

The Elmhurst Police Department has received several complaints from customers of Repair Geekz located at 927 S. York Street, Elmhurst, IL.  Customers reported being unable to retrieve their items which were put in the care of the business to be repaired. Elmhurst Police determined that the business owner stopped communicating with […]


Local area man gets COVID booster on 100th birthday

Local area man gets COVID booster on 100th birthday

  A Villa Park man got a booster shot and a birthday party at the Edward-Elmhurst Health (EEH) Center in Downers Grove on Wednesday, Aug. 25. John Mellon, 99 years old, received a third dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to help increase his immunity against COVID-19, following his first […]


Elmhurst U. alumna to give $500,000 to jazz studies program; Gift to build on legacy of Doug Beach, who retired from jazz helm in May

Elmhurst University alumna and longtime donor Maureen Lamberty Heakin will make a gift of $500,000 to establish an international visiting artists series for the University’s acclaimed jazz studies program. A 1972 Elmhurst graduate, Heakin made the gift commitment to honor and build on the work of Doug Beach, former director […]


EWAN’s ‘Cue for a Cause returns Sunday

The Elmhurst Walk-In Assistance Network’s ‘Cue for a Cause is back! After a pandemic hiatus, the Elmhurst community will gather once again for some end-of-summer fun. The ‘Cue will take place on Sunday, Sept. 5 from 12 noon-7 p.m. at the city lot at York and Vallette, behind the Knights […]