Villa Park News

Around and around

Around and around

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department’s 4-year-old preschoolers enjoyed some playtime in the Iowa Community Center’s gymnasium on Friday, Jan 8. Teachers Lynn Dion (left) and Jo McCarthy (center) led the children in playing with a large nylon parachute. In addition to spinning around in unison […]

 
 

Award-winning homeowner

Award-winning homeowner

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Community Pride Commission recently announced the winners of its 2020 Holiday Decorating Awards. The commission handed out awards in three categories—traditional, colorful and freestyle. Commission chair Leslie Allison-Seei and commission member Tracy Gabriel visited the three winning homeowners to give out the awards. Dan […]

 
 

Commission presents its Holiday Decorating Awards

Commission presents its Holiday Decorating Awards

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Community Pride Commission recently handed out its 2020 Holiday Decorating Awards. The commission presented this year’s awards in three categories—traditional, colorful and freestyle. The winner in the freestyle category was the Cloutier home on the first block of East Elm Street. Susana (left) and […]

 
 

Visiting Santa

Visiting Santa

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department gave children an opportunity to have a drive-up visit with Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 19, outside of the Iowa Community Center. In past years, the parks and recreation department has provided a program that brings Santa to Villa Park […]

 
 

Pictures with Santa Paws

Pictures with Santa Paws

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department held its annual “Pictures with Santa Paws” holiday event recently at the Depot at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park. Residents brought their pets to the park for a picture with Santa. In past years, some residents have brought their cats in […]

 
 

Pride commission gives special holiday designation to festive Madison Street home

Pride commission gives special holiday designation to festive Madison Street home

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Community Pride Commission has designated Andy Fillipp’s home on West Madison Street as “The Official Villa Park Holiday House.” Fillipp, who is a Villa Park firefighter/paramedic, creates an elaborate display of holiday lights outside of his home each year. He is pictured (left) on […]

 
 

Former Broncos are hoping to get a shot with the Warriors

Former Broncos are hoping to get a shot with the Warriors

Thornton and Sullivan helped Montini to a third-place trophy last season; now at Willowbrook, they are waiting to take the court The 2020-21 Willowbrook girls basketball team should have played several games by now. Of course, this hasn’t been a typical year. The Warriors, along with every other high school […]

 
 

A holiday tree that warms the heart, and the hands

A holiday tree that warms the heart, and the hands

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Jason and Tracy Herbers of Villa Park adopted a holiday tree along the village’s portion of the Illinois Prairie Path this year. The Villa Park Chamber of Commerce’s tree-adoption program made 72 trees available during the current holiday season. The 4-foot, pre-lighted trees are along the path […]

 
 

A special food distribution

A special food distribution

CHRIS FOX PHOTO District 88 recently extended the hours of service and the number of meals provided through its community food-service program. Each week, seven days’ worth of free meals are available to all residents up to the age of 18. The meals—seven breakfasts, seven lunches and milk—are distributed on […]

 
 

County announces a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

County announces a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

Odeum in Villa Park opens Monday, Nov. 23 In response to the exponential spread of COVID-19 cases and the increased need for testing, the DuPage County Health Department is announcing the addition of a second community-based drive-thru testing site to provide additional testing resources in DuPage County. The additional COVID-19 […]