Villa Park News

Willowbrook Parent Organization to host 3rd annual Craft Fair

Looking to get a head start on your holiday shopping – or just want to find a unique gift? The Willowbrook Parent Organization (WPO) will host its 3rd annual Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fieldhouse at the high school, 1250 S. […]

 
 

Memorial planned for Ivan Frick, College’s 11th President; Memorial gifts accepted for Frick-endowed book fund

Memorial planned for Ivan Frick, College’s 11th President; Memorial gifts accepted for Frick-endowed book fund

A celebration of life memorial service will be held in October for Dr. Ivan E. Frick, the 11th president of Elmhurst College. Dr. Frick passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25, in Lancaster, Pa, at the age of 90. With his wife Ruth, Dr. Frick served the College from 1971 until […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park police reports–September 6

The Lombard Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named. Assault, battery Aug. 25 A complainant in the […]

 
 

Chicago man arraigned on charges he stole $9,000 worth of cigarettes; Berlin praises Elmhurst police for quick apprehension of suspect

Chicago man arraigned on charges he stole $9,000 worth of cigarettes; Berlin praises Elmhurst police for quick apprehension of suspect

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth announced last week that a Chicago man has been arraigned on charges that he stole more than 100 cartons of cigarettes from an Elmhurst gas station. Elijah Jones, 63, of 6751 S. Prairie in Chicago, entered […]

 
 

South Dakota-based health system may have eyes on EEH; Hospital says it has no plans for any merger

South Dakota-based health system may have eyes on EEH; Hospital says it has no plans for any merger

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent   The Independent has learned that a South Dakota-based hospital system has indicated an interest in entering the Chicago healthcare market and its decision may hit close to home. According to SiouxFalls.Business, a digital news organization, Sanford Health is considering a merger with a […]

 
 

Rainbow over Villa Park

Rainbow over Villa Park

CHRIS FOX PHOTO A colorful sky A portion of a rainbow was visible in Villa Park on Monday afternoon after a day of heavy rain. The photo shows an eastward view toward Ardmore Avenue near Highridge Road. According to the official rainfall totals at O’Hare International Airport, nearly 1.8 inches […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park police reports–August 30

The Lombard Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named. Assault, battery Aug. 22 Norbert Milewski, 31, of […]

 
 

Major milestone for Health Dept. RxBOX; More than 50 tons of medication collected

The DuPage County Health Department’s medication take-back program, known as RxBOX, recently reached a collection milestone, following the drop-off by local police departments of unwanted, expired or unused medications. On Friday, Aug. 17, officials dropped-off 4,957 pounds of medications, bringing the total to 101,165 pounds collected (roughly the weight of […]

 
 

Addison and Villa Park 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. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named. Addison Aug. 23 Police said Seyri Herrera-Bolivar, 21, of […]

 
 

Villa Park Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 30 VPRD free concert At 6 p.m. Cortesi Summer Concert features Mr. Myers. Library screening comedy films. Villa Park Public Library comedy films screening The Villa Park Public Library will screen comedy films at 6:30 p.m. as part of its “Last Laughs of Summer” series. Refreshments are served […]