Villa Park News

An end, and a beginning, for Willowbrook’s Class of 2019

An end, and a beginning, for Willowbrook’s Class of 2019

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School seniors Max Polanek (left) and Victoria Palma (right) will speak during Sunday’s graduation ceremony in the school’s main gymnasium. Polanek is the senior class president and holds one of the highest academic ranks in the school’s senior class. Palma holds the top academic rank […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Addison men charged following DEA investigation; Kilo of heroin found at car dealership

By Dee Longfellow For The elmhurst Independent Late last week, the Independent learned that two Addison men had been charged with possession of about one kilogram of heroin as a result of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation. Luis Ortiz, 24 and Christian Cardenas, 23, were arrested on Tuesday, […]

 
 

Wheaton couple accused of using charitable funds for personal use

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Wheaton Chief of Police William Murphy announced today that bond has been set for a Lombard couple charged with stealing funds from a not-for-profit agency intended to aid United States veterans. Todd Olshefski, 50, and his wife Priscilla, 60, both of 444 […]

 
 

A beautiful day for heroes at Easterseals’ annual run/walk

A beautiful day for heroes at Easterseals’ annual run/walk

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley held its 16th annual Run for the Kids: Superhero Hustle run/walk on Saturday morning in Villa Park. All participants in the 5-kilometer run and 2-mile walk were encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero. Matthew Sisto (bib No. 1634), who attends Fenton […]

 
 

District 45 Fun Run

District 45 Fun Run

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The District 45 PTA Council held its 11th annual Just for Fun 5K Run and Kids’ 1-mile Fun Run on Saturday morning. The races started and ended near the Rugaard Gazebo along the Illinois Prairie Path. Nearly 100 people signed up for the 5-kilometer race. Both races […]

 
 

ZPC soundly rejects development plan for Route 83 and St. Charles Road; Area residents protest project, join together, create web site

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   A group of residents in Elmhurst’s Pick Subdivision has come together to protest a development project being considered at the northwest corner of Illinois Route 83 and St. Charles Road. The Pick Subdivision includes the area west of Route 83 to Villa […]

 
 

Willowbrook hosts joint ceremony for honor societies

Willowbrook hosts joint ceremony for honor societies

SUBMITTED PHOTOS Willowbrook High School recently held an “Evening of Honors” ceremony for the school’s Math Honor Society, National English Honor Society, World Language Honor Society and Civitas (the school’s social studies honor society). About 400 students were recognized and inducted, or reaffirmed into the honor societies. The students who […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Federal investigators subpoena records of Tom Cullerton; State Senator not accused of any wrongdoing

Federal investigators subpoena records of Tom Cullerton; State Senator not accused of any wrongdoing

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   On Saturday, April 13, the Independent learned that the records of State Senator (IL-23) Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) are the subject of a subpoena by Federal investigators who are looking into alleged extortion charges against a former Teamsters union boss. On Feb. […]