Villa Park News

Principal honored

Principal honored

SUBMITTED PHOTOS The Illinois Principals Association (IPA) recently named North Elementary School Principal Fred Leinweber as its DuPage Region Elementary Principal of the Year. Leinweber was recognized during the District 45 board meeting at Westmore Elementary School on Dec. 16. Leinweber is currently in his 20th year with District 45. […]

 
 

Former newspaper manager pleads guilty in theft case

Jensen ordered to pay $274,000, serve probation Cynthia R. Jensen, 56, of Kingston, Illinois, pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge in Walworth County Circuit Court on Jan. 10. The former business manager of Rock Valley Publishing, Southern Lakes Newspapers and the Independent Newspapers, made a $250,000 restitution payment at […]

 
 

St. Charles Road Bridge now open

St. Charles Road Bridge now open

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The St. Charles Road Bridge fully opened to traffic in late December. The construction project to rehabilitate the bridge over Salt Creek and replace the bridge superstructure began in July, causing traffic congestion in the already busy area of St. Charles Road near Route 83. The Village […]

 
 

Ushering in a new era; As of Jan. 1, recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois

Ushering in a new era; As of Jan. 1, recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   Some people have been waiting since Jefferson Starship was Jefferson Airplane. Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois state law will allow for the possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana per Illinois resident over the age of 21 to be used recreationally. […]

 
 

Christmas kick at Willowbrook

Christmas kick at Willowbrook

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School’s dance team performed its Christmas kick routine during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game on Dec. 20. The members of Willowbrook’s dance program have performed their Christmas kick routine to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” annually for 20 years. […]

 
 

Police investigate armed robbery at Butterfield gas station

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   According to a release from the City of Elmhurst, police are investigating a reported armed robbery that occurred at the Shell gas station located at 301 W. Butterfield Road, on December 31, 2019 at approximately 5:45 a.m. An employee was inside the […]

 
 

Ushering in a new era

The doors at EARTHMED, 852 South Westgate in Addison, opened at 10 a.m. on January 1 to sell recreational marijuana. The line stretched at least 1/2 mile south and west of the facility.

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois state law will allow for the possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana per Illinois resident over the age of 21 to be used recreationally. Residents will also be able to possess up to five grams of […]

 
 

Obituary notice

Obituary notice

Marga C. Nordman Marga C. Nordman, nee Wangerin, 81, of Lisle, formerly of Villa Park, at rest December 18, 2019. Beloved wife of Ronald for 62 years. Loving mother of Michael (Hazel), Mark (Diane), and Ronny (Fontaine) Nordman. Cherished grandmother of Lyntria, Marga, Victoria, Sarah, Matthew, Joshua, David, Nicholas, Alexander, […]

 
 

A special week at the Funky Java

A special week at the Funky Java

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Villa Park’s Funky Java Coffee House recently welcomed the artwork of Willowbrook High School students. The weeklong display at the coffee house featured more than 100 student creations. The student artists who contributed pieces included the Whiting sisters; pictured left to right are Mary, Sara and Jessica. […]

 
 

Arrest made in Elmhurst home burglary

Arrest made in Elmhurst home burglary

Infant’s remains released to parents following bond hearing By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Last week, the Independent reported on a residential burglary that took place on the 200 block of No. Melrose on Tuesday, Dec. 10. At that time, it was reported that the offender had removed collector’s […]