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Frerichs released; Lombard native freed in exchange for Afghan tribal leader imprisoned in U.S. on drug trafficking changes

Frerichs released; Lombard native freed in exchange for Afghan tribal leader imprisoned in U.S. on drug trafficking changes

By Mike Sandrolini LOMBARDIAN STAFF REPORTER The long ordeal of Lombard native Mark Frerichs being held hostage in Afghanistan has finally ended. And it is indeed a happy ending for him and his family. After over two years of being held captive by the Taliban, senior Biden Administration officials confirmed […]

 
 

Delegation of Mongolian dignitaries visit City; Discuss levels of government, social programs, waste disposal, water treatment

Delegation of Mongolian dignitaries visit City; Discuss levels of government, social programs, waste disposal, water treatment

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT Last week, a group of visitors from the country of Mongolia came to northern Illinois to learn about our system of government and various social programs by meeting with officials of several cities, villages and other entities including the City of Elmhurst. The […]

 
 

Community Calendar

Pick of the Week A Conversation with the Chicago-based artists Sentrock and others On Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1-2:30 p.m., the Elmhurst Art Museum is hosting a live conversation with Chicago-based artists Sentrock, Sara Phalen, VP of the Mexican Cultural Center DuPage, and Luis Tubens, creator of Pilsen Public Art […]

 
 

Local female students achieve rank of Eagle Scout; Clohessy, Czarnecki are founding members of Elmhurst Troop 117G

A ceremonial flag
Eagle Scouts Morgan and Joanna are pictured here displaying Joanna’s gift to Elmhurst Scout Troop 117G, of which the girls are founding members. It is customary for an Eagle Scout to present the troop with a significant flag. The Flying Pigs was the name of Morgan and Joanna’s patrol before girls were included in Boy Scouts, and they retained the name for the first patrol in Troop 117G after girls were included in Scouts BSA in 2019.

Elmhurst Scouts BSA Troop 117G recognized its two first founding members for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest advancement rank in Scouts BSA. On Saturday, Aug. 6, Joanna Clohessy, 16, was presented the Eagle Scout badge at her Eagle Court of Honor. Joanna earned her Eagle rank at […]

 
 

County Clerk sends election mailers to all registered voters; Nearly 50,000 DuPage residents sign up for permanent vote-by-mail

DuPage County Clerk’s Office election information mailers are arriving to more than 606,000 registered voters. The mailer includes a permanent vote-by-mail application, polling place location and a reminder that voters may choose to cast a ballot anywhere on Election Day, Nov. 8, in DuPage County. Some changes were made to […]

 
 

Frerichs released; Lombard native part of exchange for Afghan leader imprisoned in U.S. on drug charges

Frerichs released; Lombard native part of exchange for Afghan leader imprisoned in U.S. on drug charges

By Mike Sandrolini FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT The long ordeal of Lombard native Mark Frerichs being held hostage in Afghanistan has finally ended. And it is indeed a happy ending for him and his family. After over two years of being held captive by the Taliban, senior Biden Administration officials […]

 
 

Elmhurst University sets all-time enrollment record

Elmhurst University has enrolled its largest class of new students ever, including a record number of first-year undergraduates and a record number of graduate students. A total of 1,410 new students started at Elmhurst this academic year, a 16 percent increase over last year. At the same time, an increase […]

 
 

Accomplished musician, composer brings harmonica concerto to ESO; Howard Levy helps launch ESO’s new season this Saturday

Accomplished musician, composer brings harmonica concerto to ESO; Howard Levy helps launch ESO’s new season this Saturday

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT What did YOU do during COVID-19? “I got it in March of 2020; my wife saved my life,” said Howard Levy, an accomplished musician who has spent most of his career—really, since childhood—devoting his passion to what some might call an unusual instrument: […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Elmhurst University’s ‘Chicago Dish’ event to feature famous chefs; Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard, Beverly Kim among participants

Chefs Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard and Beverly Kim are recognized throughout Chicago and beyond for their critically acclaimed restaurants and their culinary prowess on competition series like Top Chef. They’ve also leveraged their fame and influence to benefit a range of charitable causes. On Thursday, Oct. 6 beginning at 7 […]