Elmhurst News

Woman sentenced to 10 years for pouring boiling water on sleeping boyfriend

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin has announced that a Roselle woman accused of pouring boiling water on her boyfriend as he slept on the couch has been sentenced to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Alexis Sykes, 23, appeared in court in front of Judge Ann Celine […]


Bond set at $500,000 for West Chicago man accused of suffocating mother with a pillow

Bond set at $500,000 for West Chicago man accused of suffocating mother with a pillow

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and West Chicago Chief of Police Colin Fleury have announced that bond has been set for a West Chicago man charged with attempting to suffocate his mother to death with a pillow while she slept. Bryan Jones, 39, appeared at a bond hearing […]


Bond set for man charged with shooting at Carol Stream residence

On Monday, Dec. 20, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Carol Stream Chief of Police William Holmer announced that bond had been set for a Carol Stream man accused of firing several times into a Carol Stream residence. Jimmy Calan, 18, of the 600 block of Burns Street […]


COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rising in DuPage County

Everyone ages 5-and-up urged to get vaccinated and to take steps to prevent COVID-19 transmission over the holidays The DuPage County Health Department is raising awareness of rising cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in DuPage County and recommending that residents take action to limit the spread of COVID-19 during […]


Shooting at Oakbrook Center leaves four injured; State’s Attorney issues call for witnesses as one suspect remains at large

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT At about 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, shoppers at Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook were interrupted and sent fleeing after gunshots were fired between two subjects. One of the suspected gunmen was injured as well as three other people who were not […]


Gerald “Gerry” Ruschke, 74

Gerald “Gerry” Ruschke, of Sandwich, Ill., passed away on Dec. 23, 2021 at the age of 74. He was born in Melrose Park, Illinois to the late Lawrence and the late Melvina nee Nelson Ruschke. Gerry was a manufacturing production supervisor, who owned two hobby shops.  Gerry built six experimental […]


Roy Crane Fisher, 83

Roy Crane Fisher, 83

Roy Crane Fisher passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 83. Native of Hammond, Ind., most recently of Elmhurst; graduate of Cathedral High School, Sioux Falls, So. Dak. and St. Mary’s College, Winona, Mn. Roy was a longtime sales associate in the textile industry and was employed […]


Top Crime News

Home surveillance shows suspect crouched by parked car On Saturday, Dec. 18, police said a complainant reported that while reviewing Ring camera footage at her residence in the 100 block of S. Fairfield at 12:20 a.m., she observed an unknown suspect crouching next to her parked vehicle. Officers checked the […]


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 […]


Hospital tightens restrictions on visitors

No routine visitors allowed until further notice Because of the rise in COVID-19 cases and to protect patients, staff and the community, Edward-Elmhurst Health (EEH) is restricting routine visitation at all of its locations, effective Tuesday, Dec. 28. No routine visitors will be allowed in EEH hospitals (Edward Hospital, Elmhurst […]