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June 2, 2020 2:44 PM

PRECAUTIONARY SAFETY ALERT

We have been alerted to a planned protest in our downtown area.

As a precautionary safety measure, downtown City Centre businesses have been asked to close at 3 p.m. today.

Out of an abundance of caution, we will be closing all parking locations and restricting access to York Street from Palmer Drive to North Avenue.

We remain on high alert with an increased police presence. Law enforcement continues to work diligently to maintain order and provide safety to our community. We are coordinating efforts with state and county officials.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available on the City of Elmhurst Facebook page as well as the City’s website. Residents can sign up for community alerts by visiting Elmhurst.org. Community members witnessing any suspicious or unusual activity should call 9-1-1.

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Latest Update:

June 2, 2020 8:16 PM

Community Safety Message from Mayor Morley:

Elmhurst Community Member,

This afternoon, after being alerted to peaceful protests planned in this area, a decision was made to close our downtown City Centre businesses and restrict access to York Street. Our hope is that this remains a peaceful gathering.

Due to public safety concerns regarding widespread vandalism and looting last night in the western suburbs, our downtown will remain closed this evening. Residents are asked to maintain awareness and call 9-1-1 if they witness any suspicious activity. Law enforcement has seen a rise in criminal behavior in the evening hours, therefore residents are advised to stay home.

With the cooperation of surrounding communities and the DuPage County Sheriff, our law enforcement continues to work diligently to maintain order and continue to keep our community safe. Again, please stay home this evening and call 9-1-1 if you require any emergency assistance. For the latest information on this evolving incident, please visit Elmhurst.org. We will contact you again through this CodeRED messaging system if we need you to take any further action. Stay safe, and be well.

Sincerely,

Steve Morley
Mayor of the City of Elmhurst

Prior Updates

June 2, 2020 6:13 PM

COMMUNITY SAFETY ALERT UPDATE / SHUT DOWN OF INTERSECTIONS AND BUILDINGS:

The City of Elmhurst has closed York Street from Church Street to North Avenue until further notice. Out of an abundance of caution, all parking locations in this area have also been closed.

At this time, we are witnessing what appears to be a peaceful assembly in the City Centre business district. Businesses in the downtown area have been asked to close this evening as a precautionary safety measure.

Based on the nature of the evolving regional situation, we remain on high alert with an increased police presence. Elmhurst Police have received numerous calls reporting suspicious activity. With the cooperation of surrounding communities and the DuPage County Sheriff, our law enforcement continues to work diligently to maintain order and provide safety to our community.

Due to public safety concerns regarding widespread vandalism and looting occurring throughout the western suburbs, residents are asked to maintain awareness and call 9-1-1 if they witness any suspicious activity. Law enforcement has seen a rise in this criminal behavior in the evening hours, therefore residents are advised to stay home this evening.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available on the City of Elmhurst Facebook page as well as the City’s website. Residents can sign up for community alerts by visiting Elmhurst.org. Community members witnessing any suspicious or unusual activity should call 9-1-1.