Villa Park News

A mother’s heartbreak and honor

A mother’s heartbreak and honor

Elmhurst’s Shelly LeGere among ‘Chicagoans of the Year’ By Patti Pagni For The Elmhurst Independent The “Life Giver.” That’s what Chicago Magazine calls Elmhurst’s Shelly LeGere, as the publication honors her as one of 2018’s Chicagoans of the Year. This “Life Giver” award comes a little more than three years […]

 
 

Former long-time resident turns 104

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Mrs. Olga Jordan, a resident at Bridgeway of Bensenville,turned 104 years old on Tuesday, Nov. 27. She was born in White Plains, New York, in 1914. She moved to Elmhurst with her husband Robert Jordan in 1957.Mr. Jordan passed away in 1962. According […]

 
 

Yadav Nathwani sworn in as 24th District Senator; First Indian-American member of Illinois Senate in history

Yadav Nathwani sworn in as 24th District Senator; First Indian-American member of Illinois Senate in history

Milton Township Vice-Chairman Yadav “Nick” Nathwani was appointed and sworn in as the new State Senator for the 24th District to represent the interests of his west suburban constituents for the remainder of the 100th General Assembly. Nathwani made Illinois history as the first Indian-American member to serve in the […]

 
 

Five County-wide officials, 12 County Board members sworn in to office

DuPage County hosted an inauguration ceremony Monday for 17 elected officials who were sworn into office. DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin presided over the event. DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin delivered his third inaugural address. Cronin was first elected to the office of County Board Chairman in 2010. “As […]

 
 

A joyful tradition

A joyful tradition

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Inclement weather didn’t seem to bother those who attended Saturday evening’s 20th Annual Joyful Traditions. The popular family friendly holiday event is held along the Illinois Prairie Path at the Rugaard Gazebo and is hosted by the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Villa […]

 
 

Special Kids Day coming Wed. Dec. 5

Special Kids Day coming Wed. Dec. 5

Annual event offers visit with Santa for special needs kids and their families On Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 3:30-8 p.m., the annual Special Kids Day holiday party will take place at Wilder Mansion, 211 Prospect St. in Elmhurst. Children of all ages with special needs along with their siblings and […]

 
 

‘Y’ Christmas trees now on sale

‘Y’ Christmas trees now on sale

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Tri-Town YMCA’s Annual Christmas Tree Sale fundraiser is now open for business at the Lombard Dairy Queen parking lot, 205 S. Main St. Lot hours are Wednesday-Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Scotch Pines and Douglas and Fraser Firs, […]

 
 

Thanksgiving spirit

Thanksgiving spirit

STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS For 24 years, the Elmhurst Elks Lodge #1531 has been helping needy families in DuPage County through its annual Thanksgiving dinner project. This year, the lodge donated 266 complete Thanksgiving dinner baskets Nov. 17 to 10 area churches (including Villa Park’s St. Alexander Church) and organizations serving […]

 
 

Police Reports

Area police departments recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that suspects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named.   Addison   Nov. 8 Police said William Petrole […]

 
 

Suspects charged with robbery at Yorktown Mall

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton announced last week that bond had been set for four suspects accused of stealing personal items from two victims outside the Yorktown Mall. All four men appeared at bond hearing this morning where Judge John Kinsella […]