Villa Park News

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 […]

 
 

Veterans Day ceremony

Veterans Day ceremony

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Villa Park Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2801 held its annual Veterans Day observance on Nov. 11. The speakers included Jim Blankshain (pictured), the post’s commander. Blankshain noted how people frequently thank him for his military service. “My response is usually, ‘I’m an American, and I […]

 
 

Halloween award winners

Halloween award winners

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Community Pride Commission announced the winners of its 2020 Halloween Decoration Awards at the Villa Park Village Board meeting on Nov. 9. The winners included Mike and Jennifer Travnick, who are pictured on Halloween outside of their home on the 100 block of East […]

 
 

Halloween costume parade

Halloween costume parade

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department’s 4-year-old preschoolers held their Halloween costume parade on Friday morning outside of the Iowa Community Center. Several parents watched as the children walked around part of the community center. The preschoolers also sang a brief song under the direction of […]

 
 

DuPage County elects ‘Flat Tax’ over alternative Mazzochi retains seat; Casten beats Ives; Lewis wins over Pappas

DuPage County elects ‘Flat Tax’ over alternative     Mazzochi retains seat; Casten beats Ives; Lewis wins over Pappas

By Dee Longfellow At 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, with 100% of precincts reporting, the Presidential race had already been declared for Joe Biden in the state of Illinois by many national media outlets. Still the final tally across the nation was not complete yet, so the race was […]

 
 

District 88 provides free food service each Wednesday

District 88 provides free food service each Wednesday

CHRIS FOX PHOTO District 88 is committed to making sure students continue to receive food service while they are not in school buildings because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The district recently extended the hours of service and the number of meals provided through its community food-service program. The district is […]

 
 

Police K-9 and his handler build a partnership

Police K-9 and his handler build a partnership

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Luke, a German shepherd, joined the Villa Park Police Department as a K-9 officer this summer. Officer Matt Rol vel Rul is Luke’s handler. Luke works and lives with Rol vel Rul. “He’s like my shadow, even at home,” said Rol vel Rul. In addition to being […]

 
 

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 […]