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An Ever-Widening Circle: Elmhurst University at 150; New exhibit at History Museum shares story of institution’s journey

An Ever-Widening Circle: Elmhurst University at 150; New exhibit at History Museum shares story of institution’s journey

On Dec. 6, 1871, Carl F. Kranz and 14 students stepped off a train in the small Illinois prairie town known as Elmhurst. They would be the first students and faculty at a newly formed “proseminary,” a high school for preparing young men to attend the Evangelical seminary or to […]

 
 

Senior Michael Carver receives Montini’s ‘Bumber’s Corner Locker’ honor; Tradition now in its 4th year honoring extraordinary alumnus

Montini Catholic has announced its 2021 ‘Bumber’s Corner Locker’ recipient, named after 1989 Montini graduate and football standout Brad Bumber. This year’s honor went to senior Bronco (LB/FB) Michael Carver. Michael received the news during the football team’s weekly dinner on Thursday evening, Sept. 2.   “Michael truly embodies the […]

 
 

Heritage Foundation’s 6th annual Craft Beer Fest coming Saturday

The Elmhurst Heritage Foundation (EHF) has announced the 6th Annual Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest will take place Saturday, Sept. 18 from 1-6 p.m. on the grounds of the Elmhurst History Museum.        This annual event is held to raise funds for the Elmhurst History Museum, including its family-friendly […]

 
 

Elmhurst U. receives record $3.4 million gift; Funds will support student veterans, military career exploration

Two brothers with multi-generational ties to Elmhurst University are giving the University $3.4 million to implement a comprehensive initiative that will introduce more STEM students to careers in the military while also supporting student veterans on campus. The gift from Robert Jans, of Brookfield; and Elmhurst U. alumnus Tim Jans, […]

 
 

Edward-Elmhurst Health announces merger with NorthShore University HealthSystem; Community investment funds created, totaling $200 million

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) and Edward-Elmhurst Health today announced their intention to merge the two healthcare systems under a new parent system, pending regulatory approval. Together, the organizations will extend their focus on community-connected, expert care while serving as a best place to work, learn, practice and receive care.  “NorthShore […]

 
 

Elmhurst police assist in recovery of abandoned electronics; Repair Geekz closes doors, fails to return customers’ items

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent According to a release issued by Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth, the Elmhurst Police Department has received several complaints lately from customers of Repair Geekz, an electronics repair shop located at 927 S. York Street, Elmhurst. Customers told police they were  unable to […]

 
 

‘Cue for a Cause smokes the others; Gorgeous day, top-notch grillers, fun for kids, good music spell success for EWAN

‘Cue for a Cause smokes the others; Gorgeous day, top-notch grillers, fun for kids, good music spell success for EWAN

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent It was bright and sunny with just the right cool breeze on Sunday, Sept. 5. It could not have been a more beautiful day for this year’s ‘Cue for a Cause, the annual barbecue competition held by the Elmhurst Walk-in Assistance Network (EWAN). […]

 
 

DuPage Medical Group informs patients of data security incident; Investigation: Outage caused by ‘unauthorized actors’ gaining access to network

The DuPage Medical Group (DMG) announced on Monday, Aug. 30 that it has identified and addressed a data security incident, and is now notifying patients whose information may have been involved. On July 13, DMG experienced a security incident that caused a disruption to its network systems. DMG immediately began working with third-party […]

 
 

Elmhurst church receives nat’l grant to aid local refugees, migrants; First United Methodist honored with ‘Mustard Seed Migration Grant’

United Methodist churches in the Northern Illinois Annual Conference, including First United Methodist of Elmhurst, will be able to provide food and access to benefits of exposure to the arts to refugees and migrants living in their local community, thanks to new grants from the United Methodist Committee on Relief […]

 
 

New food, entertainment destination to open in winter 2022; Trenta launches new facility in prime location on York Rd.

With its central location, vibrant downtown and strong economic growth, Elmhurst has become one of the top destinations in Chicago’s western suburbs. As the town continues to attract outside investment, a locally led team has stepped up to develop a prime property in the heart of City Centre.  The new […]