Author Archive: RVP Editor

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—March 7

JOANNE C. FENZEL Joanne C. Fenzel, 80, of Island Lake, formerly of Villa Park, passed away on Feb. 28, 2019. Visitation was Saturday, March 2, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Interment was private. For info: 630-832-4161. NANCY M. GILLA Nancy M. “Babi” Gilla of Villa […]


Lombardian classifieds—March 7

Lombardian classifieds—March 7

Aurora shooting prompts efforts to tighten enforcement of Illinois gun laws

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and some state lawmakers said last week that the recent mass shooting at an Aurora manufacturing plant will lead to efforts to tighten enforcement of the state’s gun laws. Five people were killed and several others were injured when 45-year-old Gary […]


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 […]


Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The Elmhurst event NOT to be missed!   Saturday, Mar. 2 Symphony performs ‘Classical Delights’ At 7 p.m., the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Classical Delights’ at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. The church has accessible parking and facilities; parking is free. […]


York girls gymnastics team posts numerous successes

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The York girls gymnastics team took second at the regional level this year and was third in the West Suburban Conference Silver Division. Lailah Waddell earned all-WSC Silver honors on vault, while Angelina Deblasio was all-conference on vault. Coach Anthony Colant also had high praise for […]


Timothy’s Groenewold competes at state swimming

By Mike Miazga Correspondent Timothy Christian’s Calvin Groenewold competed in the recent IHSA boys swimming state finals meet in Winnetka at New Trier High School where he competed in the 100 breaststroke event. Groenewold finished 27th in the preliminaries at state with a time of 59.90. and did not qualify […]


IC Catholic Prep boys basketball team wraps up season

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The IC Catholic Prep boys basketball team concluded its season after a 49-45 loss to Elgin St. Edward in the semifinals of the Class 2A Timothy Christian regional in Elmhurst. Dom Gaudio led the Knights with 14 points, while Ryan Wojtalewicz added 12 points. Zach Jordan […]


Four men accused of breaking into Lombard apartment

Four men accused of breaking into Lombard apartment

Following alleged robbery, suspects lead high-speed chase thru Villa Park, Elmhurst DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton have announced that bond has been set for Mashawn Barnes, 27, of Chicago; Kevin Jones, 31, of Chicago; Calvert Williams, 29, of Matteson; and Dion Young, […]


Taking the stage

Taking the stage

The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department’s Discover Dance program held its annual recital—“The Greatest Show”—on Saturday, February 23, in the auditorium at Willowbrook High School. About 150 girls between the ages of 3 and 15 take part in the Discover Dance program. The girls have been practicing at the […]