• County announces a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site
  • Veterans Day ceremony
  • Veterans are not forgotten
  • Photo by Pete Cruger
  • Sister Thomas Leo Monahan passes away; Visitation School’s dedicated principal for 40 years
  • Halloween award winners
  • Lombard Masonic Lodge #1098 annual blood drive a success
  • County announces a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

    County announces a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

    Odeum in Villa Park opens Monday, Nov. 23 In response to the exponential spread of COVID-19 cases and the increased need for testing, the DuPage County Health Department is announcing the addition of a second community-based drive-thru testing site to provide additional testing resources in DuPage County. The additional COVID-19 […]

  • Veterans Day ceremony

    Veterans Day ceremony

    CHRIS FOX PHOTO Villa Park Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2801 held its annual Veterans Day observance on Nov. 11. The speakers included Jim Blankshain (pictured), the post’s commander. Blankshain noted how people frequently thank him for his military service. “My response is usually, ‘I’m an American, and I […]

  • Veterans are not forgotten

    Veterans are not forgotten

    SUBMITTED PHOTOS Honor Flight Chicago is grounded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but volunteers have not forgotten our veterans, such as Vietnam veteran and Lombard resident Robert Daehnke (center photo), who received a yard sign honoring his service. Co-Director Doug Meffley said, however, that the signs are not a substitute […]

  • Photo by Pete Cruger

    Pedestrian killed by train in downtown Elmhurst

    By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Late Wednesday evening, the Independent learned that a pedestrian had been struck and killed by a Metra train at No. Haven Rd. near E. Park Ave. at about 6 p.m. Traffic in downtown Elmhurst was rerouted during the incident. Inbound and outbound trains […]

  • Sister Thomas Leo Monahan passes away; Visitation School’s dedicated principal for 40 years

    Sister Thomas Leo Monahan passes away; Visitation School’s dedicated principal for 40 years

    Visitation Catholic School sadly announces that on Friday, Nov. 13, esteemed former principal, Sister Thomas Leo, OP, passed away at the Adrian, Mich., Dominican Life Center she moved to after retiring from her Visitation School principal position after 40 years. “Sister made such an impact on generations of students and […]

  • Halloween award winners

    Halloween award winners

    CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Community Pride Commission announced the winners of its 2020 Halloween Decoration Awards at the Villa Park Village Board meeting on Nov. 9. The winners included Mike and Jennifer Travnick, who are pictured on Halloween outside of their home on the 100 block of East […]

  • Lombard Masonic Lodge #1098 annual blood drive a success

    Lombard Masonic Lodge #1098 annual blood drive a success

    SUBMITTED PHOTO There is no substitute for donating blood—especially when it’s Halloween and Dracula (left) makes an appearance to personally thank each person who donated during the Lombard Masonic Lodge #1098 annual blood drive, held at the Medinah Shriners building in Addison Oct. 31. The event, which collected 38 units […]

 

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