Villa Park News

Breakfast with the Bunny

Breakfast with the Bunny

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department held its annual Breakfast with the Bunny event on Saturday morning at the Iowa Community Center. Children enjoyed breakfast, arts and crafts and taking pictures with the Bunny before going outside for the egg hunt. Brothers (left to right) Joey […]

 
 

Marijuana legalization bill advances without public details; Sponsor says substantial amendment should be filed by end of April

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois There are no details filed yet for a bill to legalize recreational adult-use marijuana in Illinois, but that did not stop the state Senate Executive Committee from voting on the measure April 3. As it stands now, Senate Bill 7 is what is referred […]

 
 

Lombard woman pleads guilty to murdering mother; State recommends 30-year maximum sentence for Stephanie DeFalco

Lombard woman pleads guilty to murdering mother; State recommends 30-year maximum sentence for Stephanie DeFalco

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced last week that a Lombard woman pleaded guilty to strangling her mother to death last year. Stephanie DeFalco, 29, appeared in court in front of Judge Jeffrey MacKay where she entered a blind plea of guilty to one count of first-degree murder. […]

 
 

Three elected to the Villa Park Village Board

Three elected to the Villa Park Village Board

FILE AND SUBMITTED PHOTOS The winners in last week’s election to fill three open seats on the Villa Park Village Board included two first-time candidates and one current trustee. Kevin Patrick, who had never run for office before, received the most votes in the four-way race for three available seats […]

 
 

College’s Recycling Extravaganza, without electronics, to be held April 13

On Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Elmhurst College will host its annual Recycling Extravaganza, a place to bring a variety of items that can be recycled, reused and kept out of landfills. NOTE: Because the City of Elmhurst now offers quarterly electronics recycling, the College event […]

 
 

Cronin responds to Willowbrook Cancer Assessment Study

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin joined U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin and U.S. Rep. Bill Foster in reaction to the release today of the Willowbrook Cancer Incidence Assessment report by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The report showed elevated numbers of cases of specific types of cancer among […]

 
 

Ripper Crew member released from prison Friday; Man serving 70 years for killing Elmhurst woman will live in Aurora

By Dee Longfellow For The ELMHURST Independent   Over the weekend, the Independent learned that 58-year-old Thomas Kokoraeleis, a convicted murderer and one-time resident of Villa Park, was released from the Illinois River Correction Center outside of Peoria on Friday, March 29. Kokoraeleis, a member of the notorious “Ripper Crew” […]

 
 

College’s Recycling Extravaganza, without electronics, to be held April 13

On Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Elmhurst College will host its annual Recycling Extravaganza, a place to bring a variety of items that can be recycled, reused and kept out of landfills. NOTE: Because the City of Elmhurst now offers quarterly electronics recycling, the College event […]

 
 

Woman builds new life after series of surgeries restores vision

Woman builds new life after series of surgeries restores vision

Annie Pawlisz, 28, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1996 when she was 5 years old. By the time she was 22, she knew the condition increased her risk for a host of health problems, including heart disease, nerve damage and blindness. Still, she wasn’t too worried in early […]

 
 

Open for the season

Open for the season

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The Villa Park Historical Museum opens the 2019 season today—April 4, with three new exhibits: “Vintage Board Games,” “Vintage Toys for Boys” and “Vintage Toys for Girls.” The “Game of Villa Park,” created as a fundraiser several years ago by the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce, will […]