Villa Park News

Cullerton indicted

Cullerton indicted

CHRIS FOX FILE PHOTO A federal grand jury indicted Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) last week. Cullerton, who represents the 23rd District, was indicted for allegedly receiving about $275,000 in salary and benefits from the Teamsters between 2013 and 2016, while doing little or no work. According to […]

 
 

Villa Park—Coming events—August 8

Friday, Aug. 9 Library holds LEGO® DUPLO® program for younger children The Villa Park Public Library is hosting a LEGO® DUPLO® Build + Play session from 10-10:30 a.m. Children ages 2-5 and their adults can join in to build, play, and socialize with other kids and families. The library will […]

 
 

Feds: State senator collected pay and benefits for ‘little or no work’

Feds: State senator collected pay and benefits for ‘little or no work’

Villa Park Dem Tom Cullerton indicted on 41 counts of embezzlement and false medical statements By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois state senator was formally accused of collecting a salary as well as health and pension benefits from a labor union “for which he did […]

 
 

Big Boy No. 4014 draws a crowd

Big Boy No. 4014 draws a crowd

CHRIS FOX PHOTO A crowd of people lined the area’s Union Pacific Railroad tracks on Friday afternoon to see Union Pacific’s Big Boy No. 4014. The steam locomotive is pictured as it passes Addison Road in Villa Park. Big Boy No. 4014 was delivered to Union Pacific in 1941. It […]

 
 

Speak Out excerpts—August 1

Here are some of the comments in this week’s Speak Out section. To see all of the comments, pick up a copy of this week’s paper. Way to go, Lombardian. The roads were closed because of a big bike race, and there was nothing in the Lombardian about this. I […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park coming events—August 1

Movies in the Park The Villa Park Public Library, Friends of the Villa Park Library and Villa Park’s Parks and Recreation department co-sponsor Movies in the Park on Mondays, Aug. 5 and Aug. 12 at approximately 8 p.m. All are invited to bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

County Coroner releases stats on opioid related deaths

DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen MD, 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 […]

 
 

Lufkin Pool demolition begins

Lufkin Pool demolition begins

KEVIN PATRICK/CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The demolition of Lufkin Pool began last week. Fowler Services of Elgin started the demolition on Monday, July 15. The drone photo (top), taken that day by Villa Park Trustee Kevin Patrick, shows the main pool building in the foreground. The entire main building, which is […]

 
 

Speak Out excerpts—July 25

Here are some of the comments in this week’s Speak Out section. Pick up a copy of this week’s paper to read all of the comments. Lombard calling: This story about Frank Robb capturing this alligator in Humboldt Park is a nice, feel good story, but I have to admit […]