Villa Park News

The Warriors keep winning

The Warriors keep winning

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Senior Colton Gnadt (No. 74), junior Sergio Ayala (No. 59) and senior John Peterson (No. 55) join their Willowbrook football teammates in celebrating their 33-24 win over Yorkville in a second-round IHSA Class 7A playoff game on Nov. 9 in Villa Park. The Warriors, who improved their […]

 
 

Celebrating Halloween

Celebrating Halloween

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Children in the Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department’s preschool and Funtime Junction daycare programs celebrated Halloween at the Iowa Community Center. The children wore their Halloween costumes to the center and assembled for a brief parade on Oct. 31. The parade would have taken place outdoors, […]

 
 

Special visitor

Special visitor

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Salt Creek School District 48 held its 2019 Animal Extravaganza recently at Albright Middle School. Villa Park Village Trustee Kevin Patrick, who is a district parent, brought several species to the Oct. 24 event. This photo shows Patrick and some district students with a 17-foot reticulated python. […]

 
 

A new chapter begins at the library

A new chapter begins at the library

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Public Library held a grand re-opening ceremony on Oct. 19 to mark the completion of the recent addition and renovation project. In April of 2017, voters approved a $10.6 million bond referendum to expand and renovate the library, which is located at 305 S. […]

 
 

Vandalism incident at Elmhurst College under investigation

Vandalism incident at Elmhurst College under investigation

Campus closed on Oct. 28, 29 Elmhurst police are investigating an incident of graffiti that was discovered in a women’s restroom stall in the campus library on Sunday, Oct. 27, after 10 p.m. Police do not believe the incident constitutes a credible threat. However, the College takes these incidents seriously […]

 
 

U.S. Senator, Presidential candidate Cory Booker visits Elmhurst

U.S. Senator, Presidential candidate Cory Booker visits Elmhurst

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   S. Senator Cory Booker, Democratic Candidate for President of the United States, came to visit Elmhurst last week to meet and greet friends he had known since his college days at Stanford University, where he graduated in 1991. Cory Anthony Booker is […]

 
 

Bond Set at $250,000 for Villa Park man accused of vehicular hijacking, DUI; Alleged carjacker currently on bond out of Cook County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Villa Park Chief of Police Michael Lay recently announced that bond has been set for a Villa Park man charged with hijacking a woman’s car from a gas station. Michael Davis, 35, appeared at a bond hearing where Judge Liam Brennan set […]

 
 

Man gets 45 years in Bensenville stabbing death

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced last week that a Des Plaines man charged with stabbing his former girlfriend to death in 2017 has been sentenced to 45 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Victor Tornez-Sanchez, 29, formerly of Des Plaines, appeared at his sentencing hearing, where […]

 
 

Off and running

Off and running

CHRIS FOX PHOTO More than 200 people participated in the 12th Annual Just For Fun 5K Run and children’s 1-mile race, which took place in Villa Park on Oct. 5. Both races started and finished along the Illinois Prairie Path near the Rugaard Gazebo. The event honors the memory of […]

 
 

A generous gift

A generous gift

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Mike’s Market of Villa Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, Mike’s held special events during each of the five Saturdays in August. The business at 32 S. Villa Ave. served free food to its customers during each of those events. […]