Villa Park News

District 45 students’ art on display

District 45 students’ art on display

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The 2019 District 45 Fine Arts Showcase took place on Saturday, March 9, at Schafer Elementary School. The showcase featured art created during art classes by students from all eight district schools. Art teachers from each school selected the pieces for display in the showcase. One of […]

 
 

County moves to close alleged adult business in Wheaton

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin announced today that DuPage County has filed a lawsuit against Hot Shots Photography Studio, located at 0N758 Gary Avenue in Wheaton, alleging that the business has been operating as an adult business and not as a photography […]

 
 

Bond set for man accused of killing DGN student with car

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Downers Grove Chief of Police Shanon Gillette announced on Tuesday, Feb. 26, that bond has been set for a Naperville man accused of striking 17-year-old Elizabeth Dunlap with his car causing her death. Joseph Kucharski, 51, with a last known address in Naperville, […]

 
 

Taking the plunge

Taking the plunge

CHRIS FOX AND SUBMITTED PHOTOS Several members of the Villa Park Police Department participated in Saturday afternoon’s 2019 Polar Plunge at the Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club. Multiple area law-enforcement agencies took part in the event, which supported Special Olympics Illinois. The participants briefly braved the frigid waters of […]

 
 

Aurora shooting prompts efforts to tighten enforcement of Illinois gun laws

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and some state lawmakers said last week that the recent mass shooting at an Aurora manufacturing plant will lead to efforts to tighten enforcement of the state’s gun laws. Five people were killed and several others were injured when 45-year-old Gary […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Four men accused of breaking into Lombard apartment

Four men accused of breaking into Lombard apartment

Following alleged robbery, suspects lead high-speed chase thru Villa Park, Elmhurst DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton have announced that bond has been set for Mashawn Barnes, 27, of Chicago; Kevin Jones, 31, of Chicago; Calvert Williams, 29, of Matteson; and Dion Young, […]

 
 

Taking the stage

Taking the stage

The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department’s Discover Dance program held its annual recital—“The Greatest Show”—on Saturday, February 23, in the auditorium at Willowbrook High School. About 150 girls between the ages of 3 and 15 take part in the Discover Dance program. The girls have been practicing at the […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Senior Night at Willowbrook

Senior Night at Willowbrook

The Willowbrook boys basketball team played its final home game of the 2018-19 season last Friday night. In addition to recognizing the seniors on the basketball team before the tipoff, the school honored the senior members of its cheerleading and pom/dance teams. Willowbrook’s senior cheerleaders (top photo, pictured left to […]