Villa Park News

Krave Restaurant closes due to storm damage; To reopen in Bridgeview

Due to unforeseen storm damage, Krave Restaurant, located at the northwest corner of St. Charles Rd. and Rte. 83, has announced through a sign on the door and on its Facebook page that it is closed “for the time being.” “We are very grateful to everyone whom supported us in […]

 
 

County Coroner releases 2018 opioid statistics

DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen, M.D. 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 […]

 
 

DuPage County consolidates Election Commission into County Clerk’s Office

The DuPage County Board voted on Jan. 15 to officially dissolve the DuPage Election Commission into the County Clerk’s Office, completing a multi-year process to consolidate the sixth unit of government under the County’s ACT Initiative. The action comes as a result of the enactment of Public Act 100-0628, which […]

 
 

Winter fun

Winter fun

Last weekend’s snowfall attracted sledders to the hill, known to some as Highridge Hill, near Jackson Middle School and the Islamic Foundation of Villa Park. The top left photo from Sunday afternoon shows the trio of (left to right) Brandon Gacek, Jeff Doll and Calvin Requireon heading downhill. The upper […]

 
 

Willowbrook Band fundraiser a success

Willowbrook Band fundraiser a success

Pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage were the main items on the menu as the Willowbrook High School band recently held its second annual pancake breakfast fundraiser recently at the Villa Park VFW. The band had its inaugural fundraiser last year (also held at the VFW) to raise money for the […]

 
 

A great day for golf…in January

A great day for golf…in January

Sugar Creek Golf Course in Villa Park holds its annual Chili Open on the first Saturday of January. In past years, participants have braved subzero temperatures and several inches of snow on the ground. Saturday’s 2019 Chili Open, however, featured blue skies and temperatures around 50 degrees. Cory Ferrell, the […]

 
 

A Lego wonderland

A Lego wonderland

Twice every month on a Friday, the Villa Park Public Library hosts a Lego DUPLO build and play event for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. The event gives children an opportunity to explore Lego blocks and character pieces, and socialize with other kids and families. The next Lego […]

 
 

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   Dec. 24 Hisatomi Kitanaka, 37, of […]

 
 

Serving Villa Park

Serving Villa Park

SUBMITTED PHOTOS Jefferson Middle School Builders Club students have been busy elves this holiday season. The group began the season with Salvation Army bell ringing at a local Walgreens. Next, the club members moved indoors for two projects. According to Builders Club Advisor Carolyn Pakeltis, a casserole crew met in […]

 
 

Historic train engine visits area

Historic train engine visits area

The Union Pacific Railroad’s “4141” is painted in the colors of Air Force One and the number 4141 is to commemorate President George H.W. Bush as our forty-first President of the United States.  This locomotive was used to pull the former Presidents funeral train to the George H.W. Bush Library, in […]