Villa Park News

Man charged with attempted murder of Elmhurst resident out walking dog

Man charged with attempted murder of Elmhurst resident out walking dog

On Wednesday, July 1, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth announced that a 22- year-old man had been charged with Attempt First Degree Murder for allegedly shooting an Elmhurst man last May. Charged with one count of Attempt First Degree Murder and […]

 
 

Summer campers

Summer campers

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department’s summer camps for children began last week at the Iowa Community Center. The photo from Friday, June 19, shows members of the Adventure Camp, which welcomes kids ages 8-12. Pictured left to right with camp counselors Olivia Hartshorn (far left) […]

 
 

Sprucing up a Little Free Library

Sprucing up a Little Free Library

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Katie Bennette of the Villa Park Public Library’s circulation department recently applied some fresh paint to the Little Free Library located near the Rotary Club Playground at Harvard Avenue and the Illinois Prairie Path. The Little Free Library is part of the Villa Park Public Library’s outreach […]

 
 

Ready for takeoff

Ready for takeoff

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The skate park near Villa Park’s Iowa Community Center opened for the season last week. The area had been closed this spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In early May, village staff placed wood chips inside the skate park after receiving numerous complaints about skateboarders using the […]

 
 

Village board approves ordinance to allow outdoor restaurant service and liquor sales

Village board approves ordinance to allow outdoor restaurant service and liquor sales

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS DeMito’s Saloon, located at 335 E. Kenilworth Ave., opened to on-site service on Friday, May 29. The Villa Park business, like other bars and restaurants throughout Illinois, had been closed to in-person service since mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants and bars in Illinois were allowed […]

 
 

Peaceful protest held in Elmhurst City Centre

Peaceful protest held in Elmhurst City Centre

IMG_3231 (2) (Click on link for video) By Peter Cruger For The Independent Newspapers The City of Elmhurst prepared most of the day on Tuesday, June 2, for a protest in response to the death of George Floyd, the African American man who died while in the custody of the […]

 
 

Quiet remembrance

Quiet remembrance

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Villa Park Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 2801 did not hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent years the post has held its Memorial Day service at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 320 E. Kenilworth Ave. The photo […]

 
 

Flooding in Villa Park

Flooding in Villa Park

SUBMITTED PHOTO After a vehicle tried, but failed, to go through recent flooding near Addison Avenue and Madison Street in Villa Park, Dave and Benjamin DeJong waded through waist-deep water to rescue a woman with three children.

 
 

Graduates celebrate

Graduates celebrate

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Four members of Willowbrook High School’s Class of 2020 are pictured outside of the school on Saturday, May 16. Pictured left to right are Kate Gargano, Shannon Knudtson, Loren Perry and Emy Hayes. Willowbrook seniors were supposed to celebrate their graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 17, but […]

 
 

Taking orders

Taking orders

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Hi-View Restaurant in Villa Park, which has been open since 1962, is providing its customers with delivery, carryout and curbside service while all Illinois restaurants are closed to on-site dining. Gov. JB Pritzker ordered all of the state’s restaurants to close to dine-in service in mid-March because […]