Villa Park News

Legion’s Nashville songwriter event still on

Legion’s Nashville songwriter event still on

Two smaller groups contained inside meets City, state requirements By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent After Governor JB Pritzker announced that Illinois would be returning to more restrictive limitations due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Committee poised to bring the Nashville Songwriter event to the Elmhurst American […]

 
 

Community pride commission holds Halloween decoration contest

Community pride commission holds Halloween decoration contest

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Community Pride Commission is accepting submissions for its 2020 Halloween Decoration Award contest. Additionally, the commission is holding a scarecrow contest this year. To enter the contests, Villa Park residents can build their own scarecrows or Halloween scenes in their front yard, take a […]

 
 

All-conference performance…

All-conference performance…

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Junior Emma Rattana of the Willowbrook girls golf team earned all-conference honors by finishing among the top 20 individuals in the West Suburban Conference Meet at Bloomingdale Golf Club. Rattana fired the Warriors’ best score of the Oct. 3 conference meet by shooting an 18-hole round of […]

 
 

Warriors run with the Mustangs

Warriors run with the Mustangs

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook’s boys and girls cross country teams competed against West Suburban Gold Conference rival Downers Grove South on Sept 26. The boys and girls races both took place on a 3-mile course on the Downers Grove South campus. The photo shows (left to right) the Willowbrook trio […]

 
 

Fishing derby champion

Fishing derby champion

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department held its 2020 Free Fall Fishing Derby on Saturday, Sept. 19, at North Terrace Park. Children brought their own bait and tackle and tried to catch as many fish as possible from the park’s pond between 9 a.m. and noon. […]

 
 

Martial arts classes in Villa Park

Martial arts classes in Villa Park

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department is offering martial arts classes this fall. The first session of fall classes began recently at the Community Recreation Building. The classes are scheduled to take place outside of the building in nearby Lions Park, but they were moved inside […]

 
 

Warriors on the run

Warriors on the run

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Willowbrook boys and girls cross country teams began the 2020 season with Saturday’s dual meets against York at Berens Park in Elmhurst. A group of Warriors is pictured during the opening seconds of the boys race. The boys and girls teams from Willowbrook and York competed […]

 
 

Bicycle registration

Bicycle registration

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Police Department held a bicycle registration event on Saturday, Aug. 29, along the Illinois Prairie Path, near the Rugaard Gazebo. Dozens of Villa Park residents provided information about their bikes, including serial numbers. Members of the police department also took photos of the registered […]

 
 

Dog obedience classes in Villa Park begin Sept. 9

Dog obedience classes in Villa Park begin Sept. 9

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department is offering group dog obedience classes this fall. Rudy O’Donnell, a certified dog trainer and Villa Park resident, will teach the seven-week program, which begins on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The evening classes will take place at the Community Recreation Building, […]

 
 

Storm damage in Villa Park

Storm damage in Villa Park

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Aug. 10 storm event caused significant damage in Villa Park and several other communities in Chicagoland. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a well-organized and long-lived complex of storms produced widespread severe wind damage across Iowa, northern Illinois and northern Indiana. The severe winds exceeded […]