Author Archive: RVP Editor

Eldred Ellis Denny, 89

Eldred Ellis Denny—known to many as “Denny”—died peacefully at his home in Elmhurst on July 9, 2019, after living life to the fullest for 89 years. He was a “God, Country, and Family” kind of guy, known for his generous heart, great hugs, and hearty laugh. Eldred was a proud […]


Traffic stop yields 43 bags of suspect heroin

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   According to the Elmhurst Police Department, a routine traffic stop made on Wednesday, July 24 at about 5:30 p.m. resulted in a significant arrest for narcotics. During a patrol in the area of I-290 and Illinois Rte. 83, officers pulled over a […]


City Capsules

Here’s what’s going on at Elmhurst City Hall   By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   City seeks update to Bicycle, Pedestrian Plan The City of Elmhurst has requested the firm of Civiltech Engineering of Itasca to update the City’s 2011 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. Civiltech submitted a proposal […]


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 […]



Robert Raymond Sheehan, 90 Robert Raymond Sheehan died surrounded by his loving family at his residence at Lombard Place in Lombard on July 18, 2019, at the age of 90. He was born September 9, 1928, in Chicago. Beloved son of Raymond and Ethel (Hochlassen) Sheehan and brother of Richard […]


Feds: State senator collected pay and benefits for ‘little or no work’

Feds: State senator collected pay and benefits for ‘little or no work’

Villa Park Dem Tom Cullerton indicted on 41 counts of embezzlement and false medical statements By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois state senator was formally accused of collecting a salary as well as health and pension benefits from a labor union “for which he did […]


Big Boy No. 4014 draws a crowd

Big Boy No. 4014 draws a crowd

CHRIS FOX PHOTO A crowd of people lined the area’s Union Pacific Railroad tracks on Friday afternoon to see Union Pacific’s Big Boy No. 4014. The steam locomotive is pictured as it passes Addison Road in Villa Park. Big Boy No. 4014 was delivered to Union Pacific in 1941. It […]


Big Boy roars through Lombard

Big Boy roars through Lombard

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Crowds of spectators of all ages lined the Union Pacific railroad tracks through Lombard on Friday, July 26, to view the world’s largest operating steam locomotive. The Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 is pictured as it passed Grace Street on its “Great Race […]


Speak Out excerpts—August 1

Here are some of the comments in this week’s Speak Out section. To see all of the comments, pick up a copy of this week’s paper. Way to go, Lombardian. The roads were closed because of a big bike race, and there was nothing in the Lombardian about this. I […]


Lombard/Villa Park coming events—August 1

Movies in the Park The Villa Park Public Library, Friends of the Villa Park Library and Villa Park’s Parks and Recreation department co-sponsor Movies in the Park on Mondays, Aug. 5 and Aug. 12 at approximately 8 p.m. All are invited to bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket […]