Author Archive: RVP Editor

Cronin responds to Willowbrook Cancer Assessment Study

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin joined U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin and U.S. Rep. Bill Foster in reaction to the release today of the Willowbrook Cancer Incidence Assessment report by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The report showed elevated numbers of cases of specific types of cancer among […]

 
 

Ripper Crew member released from prison Friday; Man serving 70 years for killing Elmhurst woman will live in Aurora

By Dee Longfellow For The ELMHURST Independent   Over the weekend, the Independent learned that 58-year-old Thomas Kokoraeleis, a convicted murderer and one-time resident of Villa Park, was released from the Illinois River Correction Center outside of Peoria on Friday, March 29. Kokoraeleis, a member of the notorious “Ripper Crew” […]

 
 

College’s Recycling Extravaganza, without electronics, to be held April 13

On Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Elmhurst College will host its annual Recycling Extravaganza, a place to bring a variety of items that can be recycled, reused and kept out of landfills. NOTE: Because the City of Elmhurst now offers quarterly electronics recycling, the College event […]

 
 

Woman builds new life after series of surgeries restores vision

Woman builds new life after series of surgeries restores vision

Annie Pawlisz, 28, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1996 when she was 5 years old. By the time she was 22, she knew the condition increased her risk for a host of health problems, including heart disease, nerve damage and blindness. Still, she wasn’t too worried in early […]

 
 

Open for the season

Open for the season

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The Villa Park Historical Museum opens the 2019 season today—April 4, with three new exhibits: “Vintage Board Games,” “Vintage Toys for Boys” and “Vintage Toys for Girls.” The “Game of Villa Park,” created as a fundraiser several years ago by the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce, will […]

 
 

Celebrating Lombard’s past

Celebrating Lombard’s past

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO In celebration of Lombard’s 150th anniversary, the Lombard Historical Society Carriage House exhibit, Building Lombard: Celebrating 150 years, is now on display. The exhibit, which runs through Aug. 31, features artifacts, maps and photographs of people and places from Lombard’s past. Also featured is an 1869 Lombard […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—April 4

PATRICIA EDBROOKE Patricia Ellen Edbrooke, age 89, passed away on March 30, 2019. Visitation is Friday, April 5, 3-8 p.m. at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, and where prayers will be said on Saturday, April 6, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a 10:15 a.m., Mass at […]

 
 

Lombardian classifieds—April 4

Lombardian classifieds—April 4
 
 

Elmhurst election night brings few surprises

Elmhurst election night brings few surprises

Talluto, Sabatino retain aldermanic seats; Spaeth, Kubiesa win Park Board   By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   It was a busy evening on Tuesday, April 2, when friends and supporters of First Ward Alderman Mark Sabatino and Fourth Ward Alderman Noel Talluto gathered at two establishments in downtown […]

 
 

Princess Ball

Princess Ball

SUBMITTED PHOTOS The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department recently held its annual Princess Ball at the Iowa Community Center. Girls and their fathers enjoyed refreshments, music, dancing and a visit from a special princess. One photo (top, left) shows Sam Ricchetti and his daughter Mady. Another picture (top, middle) […]