Villa Park News

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 […]

 
 

County Coroner releases stats on opioid related deaths

DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen MD, has completed evaluation of the opioid related deaths for 2018. “The opioid epidemic continues to escalate and destroy the lives of too many DuPage County residents,” Dr. Jorgensen said. “The influx of potent synthetic opiates including fentanyl has increased significantly, and now represents a […]

 
 

Lufkin Pool demolition begins

Lufkin Pool demolition begins

KEVIN PATRICK/CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The demolition of Lufkin Pool began last week. Fowler Services of Elgin started the demolition on Monday, July 15. The drone photo (top), taken that day by Villa Park Trustee Kevin Patrick, shows the main pool building in the foreground. The entire main building, which is […]

 
 

Speak Out excerpts—July 25

Here are some of the comments in this week’s Speak Out section. Pick up a copy of this week’s paper to read all of the comments. Lombard calling: This story about Frank Robb capturing this alligator in Humboldt Park is a nice, feel good story, but I have to admit […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park coming events—July 25

Summer concerts Villa Park Recreation is offering Thursday evening outdoor concert series this summer at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 318 E. Kenilworth. The free August concerts will be held at 6:30 pm; concessions open at 6 pm. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and appetite out for these great family entertainment […]

 
 

Local business plans 3rd annual “Ride for John”

Local business plans 3rd annual “Ride for John”

‘My Child’s Life Matters’ Motorcycle event fights opiate overdose crisis   By Dee Longfellow For The Villa Park Independent   On Saturday, July 27, My Child’s Life Matters will hosts its 3rd annual “Ride For John,” a community awareness event and celebration of life with a mission of waking people […]

 
 

Speak Out—July 18

Here are some excerpts from this week’s SPEAK OUT section. To see the complete list of comments, pick up a copy of this week’s paper. The news states that they want to give the illegal immigrants Medicare. They’re saying it’s going to cost $9 billion to the taxpayers, so taxpayers, […]

 
 

Pom camp at Willowbrook

Pom camp at Willowbrook

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School’s pom team held its annual kids summer camp last week. The five-session camp concluded with Friday’s performance for family and friends. Willowbrook’s pom team will hold its Pink Out Kid Camp from Oct. 7-11. That camp, for kids ages 4-13, will offer sessions from […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park coming events—July 18

McCormick Day at Cantigny July 25 Thursday, July 25: McCormick Day 2019, Parkwide, noon to 4 p.m. An afternoon of family fun is planned as the park celebrates the birthday of Cantigny benefactor Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955). In honor of Colonel McCormick’s military service, guests can enjoy Army-themed crafts, programs […]

 
 

3 dead in house fire in unincorporated Elmhurst

3 dead in house fire in unincorporated Elmhurst

DuPage County Sheriff: Woman kills sons, sets home ablaze, commits suicide   By Dee Longfellow For The Villa Park Review   On Friday, July 12 at about 9:30 p.m., Elmhurst firefighters responded to the 3N300 block of Willow Road on the report of a house fire that resulted in the […]