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EAM extends current exhibitions into Feb.

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT The Elmhurst Art Museum, located at 150 Cottage Hill in Wilder Park, has announced that it has extended the dates of its two exhibitions which are currently on display. Sentrock: The Boy Who Wanted to Fly was expected to close Jan. 15, but […]

 
 

EYFP receives donation from ‘100+ Women’

EYFP receives donation from ‘100+ Women’

The 100+ Women Who Care Elmhurst group recently presented their recent quarterly donation to the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry (EYFP) to support the pantry’s efforts to bring mobile units to families in the community. Pictured are (from left): Jean Carlquist (100+), Debby Rutter, Kathie Watts (EYFP), Amy Allen, Judy Ekblad, Darlene […]

 
 

Swastikas found painted on Elmhurst church; Wheeling man charged with alleged hate crime

Swastikas found painted on Elmhurst church; Wheeling man charged with alleged hate crime

Last week, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael McLean announced that bond has been set for a Wheeling man charged with painting multiple swastikas on an Elmhurst church.     Josef Stumpfoll, 35, appeared in bond court where Judge Robert Miller set bond at $100,000 […]

 
 

Virginia B. Savio, 84

Virginia B. Savio, age 84, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2023.  Beloved wife of the late Robert Savio.  Loving mother of Julie (David) Hanebuth, John, Paul, and Mary Beth (Hideo Konishi) Savio.  Cherished grandmother to Erica, Bradley, Matthew, Megan, Benjamin, Ian, and Sophia.  In lieu of flowers, donations to […]

 
 

Top Crime News

Suspect in alleged domestic matter charged with arson On Sunday, Jan. 1, police said that, subsequent to a call for a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of N. Emory at 5:22 p.m., a victim reported the suspect purposely set a fire inside the residence before fleeing the area. Officers […]

 
 

‘Young Hearts for Life’ coming to ATHS; Register your child by Feb. 16

Addison Trail has partnered with the Young Hearts for Life® (YH4L) Cardiac Screening Program, a not-for-profit organization, to offer electrocardiograms (ECGs) to identify high school students at risk for heart conditions that can cause sudden cardiac death (SCD). More than 60 young adults die from SCD each week in the […]

 
 

Elmhurst Symphony prepares for ConcertoFest!

Elmhurst Symphony prepares for ConcertoFest!

The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra has announced its upcoming concert to be performed at a church in Hinsdale as well as at its home location in Elmhurst. ConcertoFest! will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 So. Garfield St., Hinsdale. On […]

 
 

Turkey Trot puts $200,000 back into community; Total of 17 agencies benefit from annual Thanksgiving Day Fun Run

Turkey Trot puts $200,000 back into community; Total of 17 agencies benefit from annual Thanksgiving Day Fun Run

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT It was a picture-perfect day for November, with temperatures almost 50 degrees at the start of the race when 7,155 paid participants took to the streets of Elmhurst for the 39th annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving morning. It was a […]

 
 

Man wanted for catalytic converter theft apprehended; Suspect who ran from police car in September held on $500G bond

According to a release issued by the City of Elmhurst and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael S. McLean, on Tuesday, Jan. 10, the Elmhurst Police Department, with the assistance of several partnering agencies, apprehended a Chicago man wanted for an incident that occurred on Sept. 1 of 2022, involving catalytic […]

 
 

John Sima Jr., 92

John Sima Jr., of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 92. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Korea. Beloved husband of the late Arlene, nee Shanitoske; loving father of Michael F. (Louise) Sima and the late Karen M. Sima; proud grandfather of Michael […]