Villa Park News

Independence Day in Villa Park

Independence Day in Villa Park

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Villa Park Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2801 held its annual Fourth of July Parade last week. Boy Scout Troop 242 of Villa Park led off the parade. The troop is shown heading westbound on Central Boulevard near Harvard Avenue. The parade featured several police and […]

 
 

Lombard man dies after 80-foot fall from mountain

Austin Howell was “free solo” enthusiast who climbed without gear   By Dee Longfellow For The Lombardian   Early Tuesday morning, July 2, the Lombardian learned that Lombard resident Austin Howell, a free solo climber, had fallen to his death from Shortoff Mountain located in North Carolina. Howell was just […]

 
 

Athletics win Minor Division title

Athletics win Minor Division title

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Youth Baseball Association celebrated its All-Star Weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The weekend included Saturday’s World Series championship games in the Farm, Minor and Bronco divisions. The Athletics prevailed in the Minor Division title game. They defeated the Rays 7-1 at Lions Field. […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Independent merges with Villa Park Review

Starting with this issue (July 4), the Villa Park Independent has been merged with the Villa Park Review under the Villa Park Review name. Villa Park Independent subscribers will receive the Villa Park Review every Thursday. Newsstand copies of the Review will be available every Thursday afternoon. Businesses will still […]

 
 

Fire department lieutenant retires

Fire department lieutenant retires

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS Villa Park Fire Lt. Mike Barton recently retired from the Villa Park Fire Department. Barton joined the department in early 1996. He is pictured outside of Villa Park Fire Station 81 on his final day on the job. The bottom photo shows Barton (right) and two of […]

 
 

Kiefer run in Villa Park

Kiefer run in Villa Park

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS About 200 people took part in Saturday’s 13th annual Lauren M. Kiefer 5K Family Run/Walk in Villa Park. The run/walk began and ended outside of Willowbrook High School. One photo shows members of the school’s marching band, who led the runners and walkers to the start line […]

 
 

Fishing derby in Villa Park

Fishing derby in Villa Park

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The Villa Park Sportsmen’s Club held its annual youth fishing derby Saturday at North Terrace Park. Participants included 7-year-old Karsyn Riha, who is pictured reeling in a fish with some assistance from her grandmother, Debbie Riha. Another photo shows 9-year-old Gianna Fernandez, who caught a large-mouth bass […]

 
 

Speak Out excerpts—June 13

Here are a few of the comments in this week’s SPEAK OUT section. Pick up this week’s Lombardian/Villa Park Review to read all of the comments… Lombard calling. I notice there’s someone in Speak Out who calls for the impeachment of Donald Trump just about every week. If I was […]

 
 

House sends graduated tax question to voters

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois A constitutional amendment that would allow the General Assembly to set higher tax rates on greater amounts of income passed its last legislative hurdle Monday and will head to the voters for final approval about 18 months from now. After more than three hours […]