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Martial arts classes in Villa Park

Martial arts classes in Villa Park

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department is offering martial arts classes this fall. The first session of fall classes began recently at the Community Recreation Building. The classes are scheduled to take place outside of the building in nearby Lions Park, but they were moved inside […]

 
 

Warriors on the run

Warriors on the run

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Willowbrook boys and girls cross country teams began the 2020 season with Saturday’s dual meets against York at Berens Park in Elmhurst. A group of Warriors is pictured during the opening seconds of the boys race. The boys and girls teams from Willowbrook and York competed […]

 
 

Bicycle registration

Bicycle registration

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Police Department held a bicycle registration event on Saturday, Aug. 29, along the Illinois Prairie Path, near the Rugaard Gazebo. Dozens of Villa Park residents provided information about their bikes, including serial numbers. Members of the police department also took photos of the registered […]

 
 

Dog obedience classes in Villa Park begin Sept. 9

Dog obedience classes in Villa Park begin Sept. 9

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department is offering group dog obedience classes this fall. Rudy O’Donnell, a certified dog trainer and Villa Park resident, will teach the seven-week program, which begins on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The evening classes will take place at the Community Recreation Building, […]

 
 

Storm damage in Villa Park

Storm damage in Villa Park

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Aug. 10 storm event caused significant damage in Villa Park and several other communities in Chicagoland. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a well-organized and long-lived complex of storms produced widespread severe wind damage across Iowa, northern Illinois and northern Indiana. The severe winds exceeded […]

 
 

Special guest reader

Special guest reader

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department welcomed a senior volunteer to visit its summer day camps one day per week. The volunteer read stories to campers each Wednesday. Recently, during the final Wednesday that the camps were in session, former Villa Park Village President Rae Rupp […]

 
 

Donation to the Villa Park VFW

Donation to the Villa Park VFW

CHRIS FOX PHOTO As part of its Operation Helping Heroes Program, COUNTRY Financial presented a $2,500 donation to Villa Park Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2801 last week. Two representatives from COUNTRY Financial—Tyler Nelson (left) and Frank DiStefano (right)—are pictured holding the presentation check while standing with members of […]

 
 

Picture Book Picnic

Picture Book Picnic

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Whitney Martin (left) and Amity Davis (right) of the Villa Park Public Library’s youth services department visited the Iowa Community Center recently for a Picture Book Picnic. Library staff members held multiple Picture Book Picnic events at the community center on Wednesdays in June and July. All […]

 
 

Drive-through graduation

Drive-through graduation

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Montini Catholic High School’s Class of 2020 was originally scheduled to celebrate its commencement on May 17. That ceremony was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s graduates finally had a chance to cross the stage in their caps and gowns during a drive-through event in […]

 
 

Villa Park Historical Museum opens for the season

Villa Park Historical Museum opens for the season

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Historical Museum opened for the 2020 season on July 7. The museum usually opens for the year in early April, but this year’s opening was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum is located at 220 S. Villa Ave., just south of the […]