Villa Park News

Student Accused of Threatening York High School

Student Accused of Threatening York High School

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth announced today that a male York High School student has been accused of posting a threatening Snapchat message directed at the school. The juvenile, who lives in Elmhurst, appeared at a detention hearing this morning where Judge […]

 
 

Secure seating

Secure seating

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS Villa Park Fire Station 81, located at 1440 S. Ardmore Ave., hosted a “Seat Check Saturday” on Sept. 7. Parents and grandparents visited the station to have certified child passenger safety seat technicians make sure vehicle safety seats were installed properly. The photos show three young Villa […]

 
 

Senior cheer

Senior cheer

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School recognized the senior members of the football team, pom team, cheerleading team, color guard, marching band and girls golf team before its Aug. 30 season-opening home football game against Providence Catholic. The senior cheerleaders (pictured left to right) are: (front row) Deja Ramsey, Kathleen […]

 
 

A night of cheer

A night of cheer

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School held its fourth annual Silver and Blue Community Night on Friday. In addition to featuring introductions of the school’s fall athletic teams, the event included introductions of the Villa Park Warriors youth football and cheer teams. Shortly after those introductions, the program’s cheerleaders delivered […]

 
 

Dale A. Burzynski, age 68, of Villa Park, passed away August 16, 2019.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, August 22, at Oak Brook Community Church, 3100 Midwest Road, Oak Brook. Interment followed at Wheaton Cemetery, 1209 Warrenville Road, Wheaton. Dale is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Holly A. nee Kolls; his loving children, Stacie Anne (James) Wimberly of Romeoville, Valerie […]

 
 

Big Rigs and Kids

Big Rigs and Kids

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Village of Villa Park held its annual Big Rigs and Kids event on Saturday at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park. Children were able to see and touch a variety of vehicles, including dump trucks, tow trucks, mowers, a garbage truck and vehicles from the village’s police and […]

 
 

Illinois leaders: Keep Blagojevich in prison; Durkin says president ‘politically driven’ by anti-federal government sentiment

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol New Illinois Illinois political leaders from both parties on Aug. 8 said former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich should remain in prison despite Republican U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement that he was considering commuting the sentence of the ex-governor. Trump reportedly made his remarks on Air Force […]

 
 

Cullerton replaced as Labor Committee chair; Change follows federal indictment alleging embezzlement from labor union

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton was replaced as chairman of the Senate Labor Committee, a move that occurred a few days after he was indicted on federal charges of embezzling money from a labor union. According to a spokesman for the senate president’s office, the […]

 
 

DGTT Foundation forced to cancel Toby Keith benefit concert;

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation 
announced on Wednesday, Aug. 7 that Imagine Events (a/k/a Imagn Events), the company handling event arrangements and ticket sales for the first-ever Freedom & Dignity Festival, had filed for bankruptcy, according to Gibbons. Later, Gibbons told the Independent […]

 
 

Sidewalk chalk

Sidewalk chalk

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Community Pride Commission held its annual sidewalk chalk event on Sunday outside of Villa Park Village Hall. Children colorfully decorated the sidewalk squares outside of the building. One photo from Sunday shows Villa Park siblings (left to right) William and Molly Borshell, ages 2 […]