Author Archive: RVP Editor

Civil rights activist to launch ‘Teach-In’ at Elmhurst University; MLK called Webb-Christburg ‘Smallest Freedom Fighter’ at age 9

Civil rights activist to launch ‘Teach-In’ at Elmhurst University; MLK called Webb-Christburg ‘Smallest Freedom Fighter’ at age 9

Sheyann Webb-Christburg has built her career on offering a voice for hope, justice and humanitarianism. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. named her the “Smallest Freedom Fighter” for her participation, at the age of 9, in the “Bloody Sunday” voter registration march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. She has spent […]

 
 

Former Addison resident, boxer Spinks dies of cancer; Boxing career was marred by years of booze, drugs, partying

By Dee Longfellow For The Addison Independent “He’s still the greatest, I’m just the latest.” That’s what boxer Leon Spinks had to say about world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, after he shocked the world in 1978 in Las Vegas by taking the title from the ageing champion in what was […]

 
 

Elmhurst LWV to host Candidate’s Forum

On Sunday, Feb. 21 between 12 and 4:30 p.m., the Elmhurst League of Women Voters will host a zoom webinar for candidates on the ballot for the upcoming Consolidated General Election to be held on Tuesday, April 6. Following schedule is set for candidates: 12 to 1 p.m. Elmhurst District […]

 
 

Citizens form RESPECT Elmhurst initiative; Residents asked to ‘take the pledge’ to be civil, treat others with dignity

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent A group of friends were having breakfast at a restaurant in downtown Elmhurst one day (pre-pandemic), when two people got involved in a discussion about a topic both were obviously passionate about – but on the opposite sides. The two friends listened to […]

 
 

The Warriors start their season

The Warriors start their season

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook’s girls basketball team opened its season with a 51-50 loss to York on Feb. 12 in Elmhurst. Senior Gracie Tumilty (No. 21) of the Warriors is pictured while driving toward the basket late in the fourth quarter. Tumilty drove to the hoop and scored to break […]

 
 

Rotary Club donates to Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry

Rotary Club donates to Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry

MIKE SANDROLINI PHOTO The Rotary Club of Lombard recently presented the Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry with a $300 check. The money will be used to purchase food for the pantry. Every dollar donated enables the pantry to purchase $8 worth of food, so this donation nets the pantry $2,400. Pictured […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—February 18

JOSEPHINE F. ABRANT Josephine F. Abrant, age 93, of Villa Park, died Feb. 4, 2021. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, from 2-8 p.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral Service Friday, Feb. 19, with 9:45 a.m. Prayers at Brust Funeral Home to St. […]

 
 

Elmhurst’s effort to make a difference; Group led by Pilot Pete’s distributes 2,000 coats to homeless

Elmhurst’s effort to make a difference; Group led by Pilot Pete’s distributes 2,000 coats to homeless

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, a crew of local volunteers gathered at the Elmhurst Metra Station to take part in Pilot Pete’s 9th Annual Coat Drive. Peter Thomas, a/k/a Pilot Pete, who owns the coffee shop inside the station, orchestrated the effort to bring more than 2,000 coats to the homeless […]

 
 

District 205 Board meets to discuss hybrid model of learning; Company approved to offer saliva tests to students

By Chris Fox For The Elmhurst Independent The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board held a regular meeting on Feb. 9 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St. All seven board members participated in the meeting, with some attending the meeting in person and others taking part […]

 
 

Margaret “Peggy” E. Loftus, 79

Margaret “Peggy” E. Loftus, of Villa Park, passed away recently at the age of 79. Loving mother of David (Christina) Loftus, Kelly Simms, Dennis Loftus, Bridget Campuzano, Daniel (Kristen) Loftus; cherished grandmother of Kayla Mousser, Monica Loftus, Justin Campuzano, Bethany Loftus, Patrick Campuzano, Tyler Simms, Ruby Campuzano, Cory Simms, Hannah […]