Elmhurst News

District 205 facilities director offers update at School Board meeting; Plans for stadium scoreboard at York under consideration; needs City approval

By Chris Fox FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on May 24 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. The meeting included a presentation from Todd Schmidt, the district’s director of facilities. Schmidt noted that the new Lincoln […]

 
 

Helen J. Mueller, 96

Helen J. Mueller, 96

Helen J. Mueller, a longtime resident of Elmhurst, passed away May 31, 2022, at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late William F. Mueller (1991); loving mother of the late William D. Mueller (2006) and Jay (Lynne) Mueller; cherished grandmother of Lauren (Kyle) Mullen, Amy (Mike Infanger) Mueller […]

 
 

Pablo Chavez, 85

Pablo Chavez, 85

Pablo Chavez, a resident of Elmhurst since 1969, passed away recently at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Susanne, nee Kendl; loving father of Yvonne Schmidt and Diane Chavez; proud grandfather “Opa” of Daniel Schmidt (Kayla Joyce), Katherine Schmidt, and Joshua Clague; brother of Dolores Calhoun and the late […]

 
 

Thomas Nolan

Thomas Joseph Nolan passed away on Saturday May 28, 2022.  He was preceded in death by parents Thomas and Catherine Nolan; wife Kathleen; parents in law Maisie and John Buckley. Tom is survived by his wife Margaret Mary (Mimi); his children Shea (Irene), Sharyn (Ken), Sean (Emily), Sheila (Don), Senan […]

 
 

 Community Calendar

Welcome to the Elmhurst Independent’s Community Calendar   Thursday, June 9 From 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Spring Road Business Association presents Music at the Gazebo featuring the band PettyCash. Info: springroad.com Saturday, June 11 From 6 – 8 p.m., pre-sale, discounted tickets to the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation’s 7th annual Craft Beer […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Memorial ceremony, procession for Chief Michael Ruth Friday

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Chief Ruth passes unexpectedly
Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth (left) is pictured here with then-Fifth Ward Alderman (currently Mayor) Scott Levin at an Elmhurst University event featuring Jeb Bush in 2018. Ruth passed away on Sunday, May 29, following a medical procedure, surrounded by loved ones.

First Street, Palmer Drive to be closed until 11:30 a.m. By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Friday, June 10 beginning at 10 a.m., there will be a ceremony held in front of the Elmhurst Police Station in memory of Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth, who passed away unexpectedly […]

 
 

Vintage Baseball Game returns to University on Saturday

Vintage Baseball Game returns to University on Saturday

The “kranks” and the “strikers” are gearing up and preparing to “hit the apple out of the orchard.” That’s Vintage Baseball verbiage for “play ball!” The Elmhurst Heritage Foundation is once again presenting a throwback competition played by the old-school rules of the 1850’s when the Vintage Baseball Game returns […]

 
 

First Church of Christ Scientist begins to come down

First Church of Christ Scientist begins to come down

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT In June of 2021, the Independent reported that the First Church of Christ Scientist at 271 So. Prospect Ave. was up for sale, based on information provided by local realtor Tim Schiller of @properties-The Schiller Team. At that time, Schiller was seeking a […]

 
 

City announces unexpected passing of Police Chief Michael R. Ruth

City announces unexpected passing of Police Chief Michael R. Ruth

The City of Elmhurst announces the passing of honorable Police Chief, Michael R. Ruth. Chief Ruth passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 30, surrounded by family members, while in a hospital recovering from a medical procedure. Chief Ruth was a dedicated police professional who served 44 years in law enforcement.  […]