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April 10, 2021 7:03 PM

Incident on Spring Rd.

Elmhurst Police and Fire are responding to an incident on Spring Road from the Illinois Prairie Path to Vallette St. Please avoid the area at this time. The incident is currently under investigation. Information will be released once available.

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April 13, 2021 12:08 PM


WHEATON - DuPage County State's Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth announced today that a Lombard man has been charged with murder following an altercation at an Elmhurst bar last Saturday night. Ronald Dunbar, 55 (d.o.b. 5/6/1965) of the 400 block of S. Brewster Avenue, appeared at a bond hearing this morning where Judge Ann Celine O'Hallaren Walsh set bond at $500,000 with 10% to apply. Dunbar has been charged with one count of First-Degree Murder.
On April 10, 2021 at approximately 6:09 p.m., Elmhurst police officers were dispatched to the Spring Inn, located at 552 South Spring Road, for a disturbance. Upon their arrival, officers observed a broken front window at the establishment. At approximately 6:16 p.m., officers received a call of an unconscious individual, later identified as Karl Bomba, at a park approximately one mile south of the bar. Officers responded to the call and found Bomba unconscious and not breathing. He was immediately transported to a local hospital. Yesterday afternoon, Karl Bomba succumbed to a stab wound he sustained and was pronounced dead at Elmhurst hospital. Following an investigation into the matter led by the Elmhurst Police Department, it is alleged that an altercation between Bomba, Dunbar and a third individual outside the bar turned violent at which time Dunbar stabbed Bomba once in the chest with a pocketknife. A short time after the incident, Dunbar voluntarily went to the Elmhurst Police Department to be interviewed. Subsequently, Dunbar was arrested and charged.
"I would like to commend the Elmhurst Police Department for their efforts in this case," Berlin said. "I offer my condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Bomba as they mourn this senseless loss of life. I would also like to thank Assistant State's Attorneys Patrick Miner and Diane Michalak for their efforts in securing charges against Mr. Dunbar."
Dunbar's next court appearance is scheduled for April 15, 2021, for status hearing in front of Judge O'Hallaren Walsh.
Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant's guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government's burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

February 15, 2021 1:33 PM


Winter Storm Warning Issued
Reminder of City Snow Removal Procedures & Snowstorm Parking Limitations

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning calling for the possibility of 5 to 9 inches of snow starting today through 9:00 a.m....

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January 27, 2021 3:49 PM


Elmhurst Police have closed York Road between Butterfield and Van Buren due to an accident where a school bus hit a light pole.
There were no passengers on the bus and the driver was transferred to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.York...

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January 27, 2021 4:43 PM

Road is open

November 18, 2020 6:41 PM

Train vs Pedestrian Fatality

Elmhurst Police and Fire are on scene at Haven and Park responding to a train vs pedestrian fatality. All trains on the Union Pacific rail line are temporarily suspended in both directions. Traffic is being temporarily re-routed, please avoid the area at...

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November 18, 2020 9:15 PM

Emergency responders have cleared the scene.  Train traffic has now resumed and all streets in the area are again open.  Elmhurst Police are coordinating with the Metra Police and the incident remains under investigation at this time.   Any individuals who may have witnessed the incident or have surveillance video in the area are requested to contact the Elmhurst Police at 630-530-3050.

June 2, 2020 2:44 PM


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...

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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 We will contact you again through this CodeRED messaging system if we need you to take any further action. Stay safe, and be well.


Steve Morley
Mayor of the City of Elmhurst

May 31, 2020 4:18 PM

Precautionary Alert

The City of Elmhurst has been notified that groups are traveling into the suburbs with the intent of causing damage. Several stores in our area have closed as a precaution.

We are continuing to monitor the situation closely. Residents are encouraged to...

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May 31, 2020 6:51 PM

UPDATE: The City of Elmhurst continues to monitor this situation closely. Elmhurst Police have increased their patrol units and remain on high alert. Out of an abundance of caution, many businesses have been advised to close.
Residents are encouraged to stay home this evening if possible and as always call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.