Elmhurst News

Community Educational Event: Sponsored by EPIC and the Tom Chavez for D205 School Board Campaign

Sponsored content  When: Wednesday January 11 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Where: The Diplomat West 681 W. North Ave. Elmhurst. Cocktail reception at 7:00 p.m. / Keynote at 7:30 p.m. Ted Dabrowski, President of Wirepoints, will be the keynote speaker  Presentation: Are the Kids Alright? The Academic Learning Crisis in Elmhurst Public […]


Dr. Jean Tracy

Jean was born on March 14, 1941 to Imogene and Ruben Fechner, Sr. in Waco, Tex.  Dr. Tracy earned both her B.A. (1962) and Ph.D. (1971) from Texas Christian University, where she met her husband, Robert J. Tracy, and after graduating, they moved to Elmhurst where she has been a […]


Heather McGuire, 46

Heather Marie McGuire, of Lombard, formerly of Elmhurst, finished her life’s journey suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, at the age of 46. She was the cherished daughter of George and Dorothy McGuire; devoted sister of Amber (Dave) Lemar and Drew (Megan) McGuire; amazing aunt of Delaney and Liam Lemar, […]


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 […]


Juvenile, age 13, charged with stealing car from Wilkins dealership; Leads police on high-speed pursuit; later arrested in Oak Park

On Tuesday, Dec. 27, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael McLean announced that Judge Demetrios Panoushis had ordered that a Chicago juvenile accused of stealing a vehicle from an Elmhurst car dealership will be detained until at least his next court appearance. The juvenile, […]


Eagles football program honored for safety; Receive national ‘League Excellence’ award

Eagles football program honored for safety; Receive national ‘League Excellence’ award

Congratulations to Elmhurst Eagles football for being recognized by the USA Football’s “League Excellence Program” for maintaining top-tier operational standards and a commitment to athlete safety. This National initiative was spearheaded by coaching coordinator Nick Larma and is a direct result of the coaches themselves. This is a recognition for […]


Two charged with robbing woman at gunpoint in VP Walmart lot

Suspects in custody following high-speed chase   DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Villa Park Chief of Police Michael Rivas have announced that bond has been denied for one of two Cook County men accused of robbing an elderly woman at gunpoint in a Villa Park Walmart parking lot […]


Police investigate vehicle crash into residential garage; Driver conducting test drive charged with reckless driving

On Monday, Dec. 5 at 11:41 a.m., Elmhurst police and fire departments responded to a home on the 700 block of N. Junior Terrace for a traffic crash involving a single vehicle that struck a home.     Upon arrival, officers learned a white 2012 BMW X6 M had been driving […]


York student launches petition in light of alleged abuse of special needs student

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT Late Monday afternoon, WBBM-TV Channel 2 teased a story on its 5 p.m. news report that a petition with more than 5,000 signatures was circulating around Elmhurst, particularly among those with an interest in York High School. The petition called for support and […]


Margaret “Peg” Baasch, 90

Margaret “Peg” Baasch, 90

Services Dec. 21 Margaret “Peg” Baasch peacefully passed away on Dec. 12, 2022, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Alfred. Loving mother of Karen Bagge, Ellen Eck, John (Shawn) and Jeff (Rusty). Cherished grandmother of Allan, John, Lauren (Derrick), Andrew, Tanner, Ann Marie, Brian and great-grandmother […]