Author Archive: RVP Editor

Jeanette Frosini Aranki, 64

Jeanette Frosini Aranki, nee Khayat, of Elmhurst (originally from Bethlehem, Palestine) passed away in Elmhurst on March 26, 2018 at the age of 64. She is survived by her three sons, Joseph (Debbie), David (Meghan), and Daniel (Janice), plus her siblings Hala (Tony) Dickerson and Christo (Debbi) Khayat. The joys […]


County Board of Health adopts resolution for opioid users. Increase access to treat substance use disorders

The DuPage County Board of Health supports the treatment of substance use disorders. A resolution adopted by DuPage County Health Department takes into consideration that more than 11 million Americans misused prescription opioids in 2016, over two million had an opioid-use disorder from prescription opioids or heroin, but only one-in-10 […]


Elmhurst Police Reports

Elmhurst Police Reports

The Elmhurst Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named. Criminal damage, criminal defacement March 26 Police said […]


Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The event NOT to be missed…   Saturday, April 7 EHM, ECC, Classic Cinemas present Snoopy & Red Baron movie celebration At 9:30 a.m., enjoy The Peanuts Movie (2015, rated G) at York Theatre, then from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, join Snoopy in the […]


IC Catholic Prep girls soccer team plays well against Wheaton Academy. Knights to open play in Pepsi Showdown this weekend

By Mike Miazga Correspondent   While the IC Catholic Prep girls soccer team lost its Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division opener to Wheaton Academy, coach Antonio Godinez took some positives out of the contest. The Knights dropped a 4-1 decision to Wheaton Academy. Bella Leslie scored IC Catholic Prep’s only […]


Synthetic cannabinoid products linked to severe bleeding. County reports 22 cases since March 7

The DuPage County Health Department is providing this health alert to the community: use of a synthetic cannabinoid has been linked to an outbreak with potentially life-threatening reactions in Northeastern Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports 22 individuals since March 7 suffering from severe bleeding following the […]


Timothy Christian baseball team travels to Florida. Trojans see varied competition from different states, close out trip with win

By Mike Miazga Correspondent   The Timothy Christian baseball team ditched the bad Illinois weather for Florida over spring-break week. The Trojans went to the Disney World area where they played a variety of competition from different states. Timothy started the week with a 12-2 loss to Strong Rock Christian […]


Funding approved for St. Charles Bridge reconstruction. Board okays engineering contract; grants to help pay for it

By Paul DelGuidice For The Villa Park Independent   The Villa Park Board of Trustees has approved funding of the engineering portion of plans to reconstruct the St. Charles Road bridge. At the Formal Meeting held on Monday, March 26, the Board unanimously passed two Resolutions that will finally get […]


Timothy Christian baseball team off to 4-0 start. Trojans enjoy myriad contributions out of gates

By Mike Miazga Correspondent Pitching and defense have been the Timothy Christian baseball team’s best friends at the start of the 2018 season. The Trojans jumped out to a hot 4-0 start thanks to strong pitching and equally deft fielding. “We’ve been pitching pretty well,” said veteran Timothy Christian coach […]


York baseball team wins first three games. Pitching depth a strength for Dukes

By Mike Miazga Correspondent   The York baseball team led off the season with a 3-for-3 effort, scoring non-conference victories against Naperville Central, Glenbard East and Waubonsie Valley. York downed Naperville Central 7-5 and scored a 7-1 win at home against Glenbard East before coming from behind to defeat Waubonsie […]