Elmhurst News

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 […]

 
 

UCCA announces 5th annual ‘Taste of the Town: Dining for a Cause’

UCCA announces 5th annual ‘Taste of the Town: Dining for a Cause’

United Community Concerns Association (UCCA) has announced the 5th annual Taste of the Town: Dining for a Cause, an Elmhurst food and drink experience. Participating businesses will be holding Eat & Earn events throughout the month of May to benefit Elmhurst School District 205 families experiencing food scarcity. Participating restaurants […]

 
 

Matt Toole passes away at 51; Community followed his 12-year battle with ALS

Matt Toole passes away at 51; Community followed his 12-year battle with ALS

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT Elmhurst resident Matthew “Matt” James Toole passed away peacefully on March 29, 2022, surrounded by his devoted family at the age of 51, following a courageous 12-year battle with ALS. Matt is survived by his amazing wife, devoted caregiver, best friend, and the […]

 
 

Bond set for man accused of arson at Elmhurst BMW dealership

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth have announced that bond has been set for an Addison man accused of setting fire to a vehicle in the parking lot of an Elmhurst car dealership. Dario Salas, 40, appeared at a bond hearing where Judge […]

 
 

Police warn of ‘Orbeez’ Challenge incidents

The Elmhurst Police Department is warning residents of a dangerous social media trend called The Orbeez Challenge. During the month of March, the Elmhurst Police Department investigated two cases involving juveniles participating in a social media trend called The Orbeez Challenge.  This dangerous activity encourages teens to drive around communities […]

 
 

EPIC welcomes SEL speaker to discuss curriculum concerns

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT On Monday evening, about 135 people gathered at the Diplomat West to hear Jennifer McWilliams, a speaker sponsored by the Elmhurst Parents for Integrity in Curriculum or EPIC. McWilliams is a self-proclaimed expert in social emotional learning or SEL, currently a hot topic […]

 
 

Wilbert ”Bill” A. Thiel, 84

Wilbert ”Bill” A. Thiel, 84

Wilbert ”Bill” A. Thiel passed away April 15, 2022, at the age of 84. He was born August 11, 1937 in Chicago to the late Wilbert B. and Loretta C. Thiel. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Marjorie (nee Erickson) Thiel. Cherished father of Beth Thiel, […]

 
 

Barbara Crowell

Barbara Crowell, nee Meskan, of Elmhurst, passed away recently. She was born in Chicago, Sept. 10, 1929, as the only child of William and Alberta Meskan. She was the loving mother of Kathleen Sichrovsky (Steve), Susan (Kathleen), David (Mary) Dan and Michael; proud grandmother of Alyssa Hope Sichrovsky. At the […]

 
 

Doris Jean Keller, 96

Doris Jean Keller, 96

Doris Jean (nee Goldman) Keller died peacefully on April 8, 2022, at the age of 96, at Clarendale of Addison.  She was the beloved wife of the late Guy G. Keller; dearly loved mother of Barbara (Mark) Madigan, Anita (Kenneth) Downey, Guy Bruce (Julie Zipse), Bryan (Patricia Morton), Kim (Jana […]

 
 

Community Calendar

Welcome to the Elmhurst Independent’s Community Calendar Thursday, April 21 From 6:30-8 p.m., there will be a book discussion about the book, ‘The Seed Keeper’ at the Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. Hailed as a Best Book of 2021 by multiple publications, the book weaves together the voices […]