Villa Park News

Princess Ball

Princess Ball

SUBMITTED PHOTOS The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department recently held its annual Princess Ball at the Iowa Community Center. Girls and their fathers enjoyed refreshments, music, dancing and a visit from a special princess. One photo (top, left) shows Sam Ricchetti and his daughter Mady. Another picture (top, middle) […]

 
 

‘Tobacco 21’ bill clears State Senate; Measure heads to governor’s desk

By Rebecca Anzel Capitol News Illinois A four-year effort by lawmakers and advocates to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Illinois appears nearly complete now that legislation approved by both chambers heads to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk. The Senate successfully passed the measure last Thursday by a […]

 
 

‘Right to garden’ bill to challenge home rule powers; Dispute between Elmhurst, homeowner makes way to Statehouse

By Grant Morgan Capitol News Illinois A three-year fight between an Elmhurst homeowner and the city’s government made its way to the Illinois Senate last week as the local government committee mulled a statewide solution to the underlying dispute. Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Tom Cullerton of Villa Park, Senate Bill […]

 
 

Centre for Performing Arts announces site location 

Centre for Performing Arts announces site location 

Cultivation study underway to determine funding feasibility   By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   It feels like it’s been a long-time coming and possibly the best-kept secret in town, but the announcement finally came late Monday, March 4. The Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts (ECPA) has announced that […]

 
 

District 45 students’ art on display

District 45 students’ art on display

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The 2019 District 45 Fine Arts Showcase took place on Saturday, March 9, at Schafer Elementary School. The showcase featured art created during art classes by students from all eight district schools. Art teachers from each school selected the pieces for display in the showcase. One of […]

 
 

County moves to close alleged adult business in Wheaton

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin announced today that DuPage County has filed a lawsuit against Hot Shots Photography Studio, located at 0N758 Gary Avenue in Wheaton, alleging that the business has been operating as an adult business and not as a photography […]

 
 

Bond set for man accused of killing DGN student with car

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Downers Grove Chief of Police Shanon Gillette announced on Tuesday, Feb. 26, that bond has been set for a Naperville man accused of striking 17-year-old Elizabeth Dunlap with his car causing her death. Joseph Kucharski, 51, with a last known address in Naperville, […]

 
 

Taking the plunge

Taking the plunge

CHRIS FOX AND SUBMITTED PHOTOS Several members of the Villa Park Police Department participated in Saturday afternoon’s 2019 Polar Plunge at the Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club. Multiple area law-enforcement agencies took part in the event, which supported Special Olympics Illinois. The participants briefly braved the frigid waters of […]

 
 

Aurora shooting prompts efforts to tighten enforcement of Illinois gun laws

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and some state lawmakers said last week that the recent mass shooting at an Aurora manufacturing plant will lead to efforts to tighten enforcement of the state’s gun laws. Five people were killed and several others were injured when 45-year-old Gary […]

 
 

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 […]