Author Archive: RVP Editor

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—July 11

MICHAEL K. BURKE Michael K. Burke, age 65, of Wheaton, died July 2 at Good Samaritan Hospital. A memorial gathering will be held Friday, July 12, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment is […]


Lombardian classifieds—July 11

Lombardian classifieds—July 11

Lombard man dies after 80-foot fall from mountain

Austin Howell was “free solo” enthusiast who climbed without gear   By Dee Longfellow For The Lombardian   Early Tuesday morning, July 2, the Lombardian learned that Lombard resident Austin Howell, a free solo climber, had fallen to his death from Shortoff Mountain located in North Carolina. Howell was just […]


Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The Elmhurst event NOT to be missed!   Sunday, July 14 “An Afternoon In the Garden” EGC Garden Walk From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the Elmhurst Garden Club will present its 24th annual Garden Walk & Faire, “An Afternoon In The Garden.” It will include five […]


Police Reports

The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Persons charged with domestic battery are not named in order to protect the privacy of victims. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court […]


School Board Capsules

Here’s what’s going on at District 205 By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on June 18 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. Board member Chris Kocinski was absent from the meeting. FCCLA students honored […]


Lombardian SPEAK OUT excerpts—July 4

Here are a few of the SPEAK OUT comments in the July 4 paper. To see all of the comments, pick up a copy of this week’s Lombardian. After a storm came through with high winds and big hail, I had three good-size branches fall from my maple tree. I […]


Lombard/Villa Park coming events—July 4

Crafters wanted for October show St. Alexander’s Council of Catholic Women in Villa Park is seeking crafters for its Crafters’ Holiday, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26. For information, contact Pat at 630-941-8592 or Fran at 630-620-7983. Plum Library programs “Sheldon Peck: Portrait of an Ordinary Man” Wednesday, […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—July 4

For information on submitting an obituary, contact Jane Charmelo at 630-834-8503, or email THOMAS J. DOLAN Thomas J. Dolan, age 86, of Lombard, died June 29 at Arden Courts of Glen Ellyn. Thomas was the beloved husband of Rita, nee Citera; loving father of Angela (Ron) Ladniak of Clarendon […]


Athletics win Minor Division title

Athletics win Minor Division title

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Youth Baseball Association celebrated its All-Star Weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The weekend included Saturday’s World Series championship games in the Farm, Minor and Bronco divisions. The Athletics prevailed in the Minor Division title game. They defeated the Rays 7-1 at Lions Field. […]