Villa Park News

School District 44 cancels school, activities due to virus

School District 44 cancels school, activities due to virus

School District 44 posted the following notice on the district website announcing closure of eight schools on Wednesday, March 11 along with school activities. The notice was posted due to a positive testing for the virus. School officials hope to reopen the schools on Thursday, March 12, after disinfecting procedures […]

 
 

List of candidates for March 17 primary election

List of candidates for March 17 primary election

The following is a list of Democratic and Republican candidates who’ll be running in the Tuesday, March 17 primary elections, as well as referenda pertaining to the area. Candidates who are running as presidential delegates and alternate delegates to the 2020 Democratic and Republican national conventions are not listed here. […]

 
 

Top Crime Stories

Store employee seen snorting substance On Feb. 20, police responded to a business in the 900 block of S. York for a drug complaint. According to police, a reporting officer met with a customer who stated she witnessed an employee allegedly snorting a substance off the counter. Police said officers […]

 
 

Council votes down stoplight at York & Diversey

Despite neighbors’ efforts, aldermen reject measure 13-1 By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Former Mayor and current County Board member Pete DiCianni was the first to speak during public forum at the Elmhurst City Council meeting on Monday, March 2. On the agenda later in the meeting was a […]

 
 

Taking the plunge

Taking the plunge

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Several members of the Villa Park Police Department joined other area law enforcement officers to participate in the 2020 Polar Plunge at the Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club on Saturday, Feb. 29. The officers took a brief plunge into the frigid waters of an outdoor pond […]

 
 

Discover Dance recital at Willowbrook

Discover Dance recital at Willowbrook

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department’s Discover Dance program held its annual recital in Willowbrook High School’s auditorium on Feb. 22. “You Can’t Stop the Beat!” was the title of this year’s recital, which featured dancers between the ages of 3 and 16. There are nearly […]

 
 

Accident occurs where stoplight has been requested; DiCianni joins north side neighbors in outrage

Accident occurs where stoplight has been requested; DiCianni joins north side neighbors in outrage

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Saturday, Feb. 15, an accident occurred on York Street near Diversey in north Elmhurst that reportedly totaled two automobiles. No injuries were reported – at least, not this time. Neighbors have been requesting a stoplight at that intersection ever since north side […]

 
 

Three suspects lead police on high-speed chase;  Charged with stealing merchandise from Elmhurst Kohl’s store

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced that bond has been set for three individuals accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from two DuPage County retailers—one in Wheaton and the other in Elmhurst. Victor Williams, 30, and Joshlyn Allen, 19, both of Chicago; and Emiaya Shannon, […]

 
 

Willowbrook cheer camp

Willowbrook cheer camp

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School’s cheerleading program recently held its winter youth camp for children in kindergarten through eighth-grade. The campers learned cheers, dances and jumps during the camp, which took place daily from Feb. 10-13. The campers joined Willowbrook’s cheerleaders for a couple of brief performances during halftime […]

 
 

Top crime news…

After burglary attempt, suspect found hiding in victim’s vehicle On Feb. 6, Isaish K. Smith, 23, of Schaumburg, was charged with five counts of attempted burglary to a vehicle and criminal trespass to a vehicle in the 200 block of Boyd at around 12:59 a.m. Police said while an officer […]