Villa Park News

Speak Out—July 18

Here are some excerpts from this week’s SPEAK OUT section. To see the complete list of comments, pick up a copy of this week’s paper. The news states that they want to give the illegal immigrants Medicare. They’re saying it’s going to cost $9 billion to the taxpayers, so taxpayers, […]

 
 

Pom camp at Willowbrook

Pom camp at Willowbrook

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School’s pom team held its annual kids summer camp last week. The five-session camp concluded with Friday’s performance for family and friends. Willowbrook’s pom team will hold its Pink Out Kid Camp from Oct. 7-11. That camp, for kids ages 4-13, will offer sessions from […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park coming events—July 18

McCormick Day at Cantigny July 25 Thursday, July 25: McCormick Day 2019, Parkwide, noon to 4 p.m. An afternoon of family fun is planned as the park celebrates the birthday of Cantigny benefactor Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955). In honor of Colonel McCormick’s military service, guests can enjoy Army-themed crafts, programs […]

 
 

3 dead in house fire in unincorporated Elmhurst

3 dead in house fire in unincorporated Elmhurst

DuPage County Sheriff: Woman kills sons, sets home ablaze, commits suicide   By Dee Longfellow For The Villa Park Review   On Friday, July 12 at about 9:30 p.m., Elmhurst firefighters responded to the 3N300 block of Willow Road on the report of a house fire that resulted in the […]

 
 

Independence Day in Villa Park

Independence Day in Villa Park

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Villa Park Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2801 held its annual Fourth of July Parade last week. Boy Scout Troop 242 of Villa Park led off the parade. The troop is shown heading westbound on Central Boulevard near Harvard Avenue. The parade featured several police and […]

 
 

Lombard man dies after 80-foot fall from mountain

Austin Howell was “free solo” enthusiast who climbed without gear   By Dee Longfellow For The Lombardian   Early Tuesday morning, July 2, the Lombardian learned that Lombard resident Austin Howell, a free solo climber, had fallen to his death from Shortoff Mountain located in North Carolina. Howell was just […]

 
 

Athletics win Minor Division title

Athletics win Minor Division title

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Youth Baseball Association celebrated its All-Star Weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The weekend included Saturday’s World Series championship games in the Farm, Minor and Bronco divisions. The Athletics prevailed in the Minor Division title game. They defeated the Rays 7-1 at Lions Field. […]

 
 

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. Persons charged with domestic battery are not named in order to protect the privacy of […]

 
 

Independent merges with Villa Park Review

Starting with this issue (July 4), the Villa Park Independent has been merged with the Villa Park Review under the Villa Park Review name. Villa Park Independent subscribers will receive the Villa Park Review every Thursday. Newsstand copies of the Review will be available every Thursday afternoon. Businesses will still […]

 
 

Fire department lieutenant retires

Fire department lieutenant retires

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS Villa Park Fire Lt. Mike Barton recently retired from the Villa Park Fire Department. Barton joined the department in early 1996. He is pictured outside of Villa Park Fire Station 81 on his final day on the job. The bottom photo shows Barton (right) and two of […]