Villa Park News

Curtain call

Curtain call

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School presented its winter play—“Arsenic and Old Lace”—recently in the school auditorium. The cast and crew gave three presentations of the play, which was written by Joseph Kesselring. Pictured (left to right) at the end of the Feb. 7 performance are cast members Michael Poirier, […]

 
 

Man from Lombard kidnapped in Afghanistan 

Staff report According to a story published last week in Newsweek, Mark R. Frerichs of Lombard, a U.S. government contractor, was kidnapped in Afghanistan on Jan. 31 by a group of militants aligned with the Taliban The Newsweek story reports that Frerichs, 57, was kidnapped in the Afghanistan province of […]

 
 

Conference champion

Conference champion

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Sophomore Bella Naumovsky (center) of the Willowbrook girls gymnastics team won the first-place medal in the uneven bars competition during the West Suburban Gold Conference Meet, which took place on Feb. 1 in Villa Park. Naumovsky, who is pictured on the awards stand, won the uneven bars […]

 
 

Fans like the dunk

Fans like the dunk

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Willowbrook student section erupted to celebrate senior Everett Stubblefield’s dunk in the closing seconds of the Warriors’ Jan. 24 boys basketball game against Leyden. Stubblefield made six shots from 3-point range and scored 34 points to lead the Warriors to a 73-63 West Suburban Gold Conference […]

 
 

Top Crime News

Person knocks at door, asks for change for $100 bill Suspicious circumstances were reported in the 400 block of Ridgeland at around 12:24 p.m. on Jan. 22. A suspect, described as a white male, around 50 years old, five feet, 11 inches and 180 pounds with a medium build, an […]

 
 

Former student donates her paintings to North School

Former student donates her paintings to North School

SUBMITTED PHOTO District 45 graduate Maddie Schulte recently donated several of her original paintings to North Elementary School’s Learning Resource Center (LRC). Schulte attended North Elementary School before completing eighth grade at Jefferson Middle School in 2012. She graduated from Willowbrook High School in 2016, and is now a senior […]

 
 

Dare to Dream Conference empowers Latina middle school girls

The 11th annual Dare to Dream Conference, geared towards preparing young Latinas to further their education, was held at the McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn on Jan. 26. Despite the bitter cold, we had 278 girls and 232 mothers/parents/mentors in attendance from schools representing DuPage County, […]

 
 

Top Crime News

Juvenile charged with punching mother’s face goes to detention On Jan. 11, officers responded a report of a domestic battery at around 1:05 p.m. Upon arrival, police met with the suspect and the victim, who was the suspect’s mother. The victim states the suspect became upset with her and reportedly […]

 
 

County invites residents to Route 83 community workshops; Input sought on Route 83 Corridor Plan

Residents are invited to two community workshops to provide input and hear about key recommendations community planners will make regarding the DuPage County Route 83 Corridor Plan. A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the Villa Park Library, 305 Ardmore Ave. DuPage County is working […]

 
 

Village donates holiday trees

Village donates holiday trees

CHRIS FOX PHOTO On Jan. 10, Villa Park Village President Albert Bulthuis joined other village officials to remove the holiday trees and decorations that lined the village’s portion of the Illinois Prairie Path. The Village of Villa Park and the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce co-sponsor the village’s annual Joyful […]