Author Archive: RVP Editor

An end, and a beginning, for Willowbrook’s Class of 2019

An end, and a beginning, for Willowbrook’s Class of 2019

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School seniors Max Polanek (left) and Victoria Palma (right) will speak during Sunday’s graduation ceremony in the school’s main gymnasium. Polanek is the senior class president and holds one of the highest academic ranks in the school’s senior class. Palma holds the top academic rank […]


Lilac royalty

Lilac royalty

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Lilac Queen Madison Crowe and her escort Ryan Bilyeu are pictured as they prepared to greet guests at Friday’s 60th annual Lilac Ball at The Carlisle in Lombard. The ball, hosted by the Lombard Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, supports the Lilac Parade and the Lilac […]


Lombard/Villa Park coming events—May 16

Summer camp for preschoolers in Villa Park Villa Park Parks and Recreation offers a great program for kids ages 3-5 to keep them busy this summer. Mini Adventure Camps are accepting registrations and are available as a Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday option. The two camps can be combined as a full […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—May 16

MARY S. KLEIN Mary S. Klein, nee Suderow, age 100, of Lombard, passed away May 7, 2019. Mary was born May 13, 1918, in Canal Fulton, Ohio. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in business education and later earned a master’s degree in education from the University […]


Lombardian/Villa Park Review classifieds—May 16

Lombardian/Villa Park Review classifieds—May 16

Police Reports

Area police departments recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that suspects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Persons charged with domestic battery are not named in order to protect the privacy of […]


Addison men charged following DEA investigation; Kilo of heroin found at car dealership

By Dee Longfellow For The elmhurst Independent Late last week, the Independent learned that two Addison men had been charged with possession of about one kilogram of heroin as a result of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation. Luis Ortiz, 24 and Christian Cardenas, 23, were arrested on Tuesday, […]


Wheaton couple accused of using charitable funds for personal use

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Wheaton Chief of Police William Murphy announced today that bond has been set for a Lombard couple charged with stealing funds from a not-for-profit agency intended to aid United States veterans. Todd Olshefski, 50, and his wife Priscilla, 60, both of 444 […]


Alfred Martin, 94

Alfred Martin, 94, of Elmhurst. Beloved husband of Elaine; father of Peter, Stephen, Alfred, Catherine, Linda, Margaret, and Mary; Grandfather and great-grandfather of nine. Preceded in death by sisters Felicia and Irene. Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Pedersen Ryberg Funeral Home, 435 N. York St.,


Susan Z. Diamond

Former member of Elmhurst Lions Club Susan Z. Diamond died on April 25, 2019 after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. Susan will be greatly missed by her husband, Allan Devitt, niece Virginia Diamond (Neeraj Moondra and Aman Moondra), nephews James A. Diamond (Kate, Julia, and Caroline) and Kevin Platt […]