• ‘The sign is meant for anybody who voted for tyranny over freedom’; Cigar House owner defends ‘Biden voters keep out’ sign in store window
  • Around and around
  • Bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ to life
  • Under my Father’s Fedora
  • Award-winning homeowner
  • Holiday lights display at Lilacia Park concludes for the season
  • Commission presents its Holiday Decorating Awards
  • ‘The sign is meant for anybody who voted for tyranny over freedom’; Cigar House owner defends ‘Biden voters keep out’ sign in store window

    ‘The sign is meant for anybody who voted for tyranny over freedom’; Cigar House owner defends ‘Biden voters keep out’ sign in store window

    Staff report The day after the Nov. 3 election, Shaun Thompson—owner of the Elmhurst Cigar House in downtown Elmhurst—put a sign on the window of his business’s front door that’s sure to draw attention in an era in which the country is divided politically. The orange, balloon-shaped sign, which is […]

  • Around and around

    Around and around

    CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department’s 4-year-old preschoolers enjoyed some playtime in the Iowa Community Center’s gymnasium on Friday, Jan 8. Teachers Lynn Dion (left) and Jo McCarthy (center) led the children in playing with a large nylon parachute. In addition to spinning around in unison […]

  • Bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ to life

    Bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ to life

    JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Ballet students from Aspirations Dance Company, 350 S. Main St., Lombard, got to showcase their talents recently—to parking-lot audiences who braved the cold—when they performed pieces from “The Nutcracker.” Also featured in an encore were Aspirations instructor Jackson Liee and Princess Reid from the Joffrey Ballet of […]

  • Under my Father’s Fedora

    Under my Father’s Fedora

    By Dee Longfellow Editor The last time this happened… a visit back to 1856 So much has been said about the events in Washington, DC last week and it’s turned the world topsy-turvy. We like to have our newspaper feature local news almost exclusively and yet, it’s hard not to […]

  • Award-winning homeowner

    Award-winning homeowner

    CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Community Pride Commission recently announced the winners of its 2020 Holiday Decorating Awards. The commission handed out awards in three categories—traditional, colorful and freestyle. Commission chair Leslie Allison-Seei and commission member Tracy Gabriel visited the three winning homeowners to give out the awards. Dan […]

  • Holiday lights display at Lilacia Park concludes for the season

    Holiday lights display at Lilacia Park concludes for the season

    MIKE SANDROLINI PHOTOS Sunday night, Jan. 3, was the last evening for the Lombard Park District’s annual holiday lights display this holiday season at Lilacia Park. The light display features a magical array of animated light shows, decorated trees, a gingerbread house and more. The annual Jingle Bell Jubilee, which […]

  • Commission presents its Holiday Decorating Awards

    Commission presents its Holiday Decorating Awards

    CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Community Pride Commission recently handed out its 2020 Holiday Decorating Awards. The commission presented this year’s awards in three categories—traditional, colorful and freestyle. The winner in the freestyle category was the Cloutier home on the first block of East Elm Street. Susana (left) and […]

 

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