Elmhurst News

COVID-19? Delta Variant? Mandates?; No problem for Knights of Columbus!

Like all organizations, Covid-19 impacted the Fr. McDonald Council #1911’s ability to raise funds for those less fortunate in our community.  In spite of the recent challenges, Council #1911 has still been able to make meaningful contributions to our community despite the unprecedented challenge of a worldwide pandemic. During the […]

 
 

ECAF honors Tony Gambino as ‘Friend of the Children’; Sold-out golf outing deemed success

ECAF honors Tony Gambino as ‘Friend of the Children’; Sold-out golf outing deemed success

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent It may have been a hot, sticky day, but that didn’t stop a full house of golfers to come out and enjoy the Elmhurst Children’s Assistance Foundation’s 25th annual Golf Classic and Awards Dinner held on Friday, Aug. 20 at Fox Run Golf […]

 
 

Woman stands accused of aggravated DUI in fatal crash in Elmhurst; Berlin praises work of Chief Ruth, Police Dept.

Woman stands accused of aggravated DUI in fatal crash in Elmhurst; Berlin praises work of Chief Ruth, Police Dept.

On Tuesday, Aug. 24, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth announced that bond had been set for a Cicero woman accused of crashing her car in a construction zone in a residential area causing the death of her fiancé, 33-year-old Andrew Lewis.  […]

 
 

School District 205 discusses back-to-school masking; Construction updates show York track almost done but over budget

By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on Aug. 24 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Board members Christopher Kocinski and Karen Stuefen were absent from the meeting. Awards presented, students recognized The board presented […]

 
 

District 205 approves consultant’s contract but questions remain; News reports indicate Sanford under investigation for alleged abusive behavior

By Chris Fox  For The Elmhurst Independent At the recent meeting of the District 205 School Board, members voted unanimously during the meeting to approve a one-year consulting contract with Dr. Jarvis Sanford. Dr. Keisha Campbell, who officially began her role as District 205 Superintendent on July 1, recommended Sanford’s […]

 
 

Elizabeth (Betsy) Schumacher, 93

Elizabeth (Betsy) Schumacher, 93

Betsy Schumacher passed away peacefully in Elmhurst on August 25, 2021 at the age of 93. She was born on May 31, 1928. Betsy embodied simple, yet special virtues. Abiding love, selfless spirit and genuine grace. She was the beloved wife of William C. Schumacher, Jr., mother of William C. […]

 
 

Thelma R. Strejc, 77

Thelma R. Strejc, nee Schratzmeier, passed peacefully at home at the age of 77, surrounded by family, after a brave but short battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Bruce for 45 years; loving mother of Donna Dean, Nick (Maggie) Strejc, John (Brighid) Strejc; cherished grandmother of Abbey and Becca Loague, […]

 
 

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 Investigating an Attempted Armed Robbery on the 300 block of Cayuga Ave.

Elmhurst Police Investigating an Attempted Armed Robbery on the 300 block of Cayuga Ave.

Elmhurst Police are investigating an Attempted Armed Robbery that occurred in the 300 block of Cayuga Avenue on August 29, 2021 at 9:45 p.m. The victim told police that while he was out walking his dog, he noticed a light colored or white SUV pass him several times on Cayuga […]

 
 

ICCP Board welcomes Nikki Kanzia as new president

ICCP Board welcomes Nikki Kanzia as new president

The pastor and the IC Catholic Prep (ICCP) Board of Directors has announced that Nikki Kanzia is the new president, effective July 1, 2021. “I am happy to announce Nikki Kanzia as the new high school president,” said Rev. Thomas Paul, V.F.K.H.S, pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish. “As a member of […]