Villa Park News

Major milestone for Health Dept. RxBOX; More than 50 tons of medication collected

The DuPage County Health Department’s medication take-back program, known as RxBOX, recently reached a collection milestone, following the drop-off by local police departments of unwanted, expired or unused medications. On Friday, Aug. 17, officials dropped-off 4,957 pounds of medications, bringing the total to 101,165 pounds collected (roughly the weight of […]

 
 

Addison and Villa Park 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 Aug. 23 Police said Seyri Herrera-Bolivar, 21, of […]

 
 

Villa Park Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 30 VPRD free concert At 6 p.m. Cortesi Summer Concert features Mr. Myers. Library screening comedy films. Villa Park Public Library comedy films screening The Villa Park Public Library will screen comedy films at 6:30 p.m. as part of its “Last Laughs of Summer” series. Refreshments are served […]

 
 

Erik William Wright, 28

How does one even begin to find words? There just aren’t. There is no explanation, no rationale, no sense. There have been many messages, and the words that so many have used to describe Erik have been kind, generous, funny…with the biggest smile. How does someone who seemed to have […]

 
 

Big Rigs and Kids in Villa Park

Big Rigs and Kids in Villa Park

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS Visiting the big rigs The Village of Villa Park held its annual Big Rigs and Kids event on Saturday morning at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park. Children had an opportunity to see and touch a variety of special vehicles, including vehicles from the village’s police, fire and public […]

 
 

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 July 25 Durk L. Griden, 50, of Chicago, […]

 
 

Cantigny Park to celebrate France Aug. 11-12. ‘French Picnic Under the Stars’ precedes ‘Annual French Connection Day’

Cantigny will celebrate French culture—and the park’s special connection with France—at upcoming back-to-back events: French Picnic Under the Stars Saturday, Aug. 11 from 6 to 11 p.m. Guests will have Cantigny Park all to themselves for an evening of food, wine, live music and stargazing. An illuminated 23-foot Eiffel Tower […]

 
 

Awards presented to campers

Awards presented to campers

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Award-winning campers The young campers in the Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department’s Junior and Adventure Summer Camp received awards last week. Friday’s camp session featured the Campers’ Choice Awards and talent show. The camp counselors created the awards and called the children onto the stage to […]

 
 

Saint Genesius Productions presents ‘Titanic–the Musical’

Saint Genesius Productions presents ‘Titanic–the Musical’

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Summer musical at Willowbrook Villa Park’s Saint Genesius Productions presented “Titanic—the Musical” at Willowbrook High School last week. The cast and crew consisted of about 100 area students in grade school, high school and college. The students and an orchestra that included high school and professional musicians […]

 
 

Villa Park News

Governor signs Cullerton-sponsored laws to protect veterans Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed two new state laws sponsored by state Sen. Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) to protect veterans at state homes from deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks. “Gov. Bruce Rauner’s mismanagement and failed leadership killed 13 veterans, now he is trying to […]