Villa Park News

The Independent’s Election Watch; Presenting the candidates for DuPage County Board in District #1

Pictured here at the Elmhurst League of Voters Can-didate’s Forum are the Candidates for County Board in District #1 (from left) Zahra Suratwala (D), Sam Tornatore (R), Ashley J. Selmon (D) and Dino Gavanes (R). Voters can select two. Tornatore and Gavanes are incumbents.

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent   The League of Women Voters posed five questions to the candidates for County Board in Districts #1 and #2. The Independent presents the replies to three of those questions. Some replies have been edited for length.   Q-1. According to Forbes Magazine (7/25/17 […]


Willowbrook boys golf

Willowbrook’s Taylor Sarovich shot a 90 at the recent Class 3A sectional at par-71 Bartlett Hills and did not advance to the state boys golf meet. Sarovich shot 48 on the front nine and 42 on the back. “This marks the end of another great season for us,” said Willowbrook […]


Willowbrook boys cross country

Willowbrook boys cross country sophomore Tyler King recently won the sophomore race at the Niles West invitational. Matt Caron took 22nd in the varsity race at Niles West. The Warriors took fifth place as a team there. “It was maybe our best finish ever there,” said Willowbrook coach TJ Artman. […]


Willowbrook girls tennis

The Willowbrook girls tennis team finished the West Suburban Conference Gold Division season in third place at both the varsity and junior-varsity levels behind Downers Grove South and Hinsdale South. Varsity medalists for the Warriors include Priscilla Delvalle, who finished second at No. 3 singles. Lizzie Martynenko and Victoria Zlatkova […]


Warriors football team clinches no worse than share of second conference title in a row

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The Willowbrook football team upped its record to 8-0 with a 40-7 West Suburban Conference Gold Division win against Proviso East in Maywood. The win also improved the Warriors to 5-0 in WSC Gold play and gave them no worse than a share of the WSC […]


Willowbrook freshman Rattana competes at state girls golf

By Mike Miazga Correspondent It sure didn’t take Willowbrook freshman girls golfer Emma Rattana long to make an impact. Rattana recently shot an 89 and tied for what turned out to be the eighth and final individual state-qualifying spot out of the Class 2A Conant sectional. Rattana went on to […]


Council Capsules

What’s happening at Villa Park Village Hall… By Paul DelGuidice For the Villa Park independent The Villa Park Board of Trustees formal meeting held at Village Hall on Monday, Oct. 8th began with Village President Al Bulthuis reading the Lions Club 95th Anniversary Proclamation into the record. Several of the […]


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. Sept. 30 Police said that during an auto accident […]


Chrysalis Custom Hair emerges in Elmhurst; Creates custom wigs especially for women living with cancer

Kimberly Johnson, owner of Elmhurst’s new Chrysalis Custom Hair, 565 N. York St., gently sets a human hair wig on a display styling head and readies it for cutting and styling by an expert stylist. Chrysalis is open six days a week by appointment only and serves women living with cancer. Visit for more information.

By Patti Pagni For The Elmhurst Independent   Before a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis – its protective shell — it must go through many stages of change, not all of which are as beautiful as the colorful butterfly ready to spread its wings. As a cancer-support specialist, Kimberly Johnson […]


Election Commission announces early voting, grace period registration

The DuPage County Election Commission is informing the voting public that early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election began on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the DuPage County Election Commission office, located on the first floor of the Administration Building in the DuPage County Government Campus at 421 North County […]