Villa Park News

Ready for takeoff

Ready for takeoff

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The skate park near Villa Park’s Iowa Community Center opened for the season last week. The area had been closed this spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In early May, village staff placed wood chips inside the skate park after receiving numerous complaints about skateboarders using the […]

 
 

Village board approves ordinance to allow outdoor restaurant service and liquor sales

Village board approves ordinance to allow outdoor restaurant service and liquor sales

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS DeMito’s Saloon, located at 335 E. Kenilworth Ave., opened to on-site service on Friday, May 29. The Villa Park business, like other bars and restaurants throughout Illinois, had been closed to in-person service since mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants and bars in Illinois were allowed […]

 
 

Peaceful protest held in Elmhurst City Centre

Peaceful protest held in Elmhurst City Centre

IMG_3231 (2) (Click on link for video) By Peter Cruger For The Independent Newspapers The City of Elmhurst prepared most of the day on Tuesday, June 2, for a protest in response to the death of George Floyd, the African American man who died while in the custody of the […]

 
 

Quiet remembrance

Quiet remembrance

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Villa Park Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 2801 did not hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent years the post has held its Memorial Day service at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 320 E. Kenilworth Ave. The photo […]

 
 

Flooding in Villa Park

Flooding in Villa Park

SUBMITTED PHOTO After a vehicle tried, but failed, to go through recent flooding near Addison Avenue and Madison Street in Villa Park, Dave and Benjamin DeJong waded through waist-deep water to rescue a woman with three children.

 
 

Graduates celebrate

Graduates celebrate

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Four members of Willowbrook High School’s Class of 2020 are pictured outside of the school on Saturday, May 16. Pictured left to right are Kate Gargano, Shannon Knudtson, Loren Perry and Emy Hayes. Willowbrook seniors were supposed to celebrate their graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 17, but […]

 
 

Taking orders

Taking orders

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Hi-View Restaurant in Villa Park, which has been open since 1962, is providing its customers with delivery, carryout and curbside service while all Illinois restaurants are closed to on-site dining. Gov. JB Pritzker ordered all of the state’s restaurants to close to dine-in service in mid-March because […]

 
 

DuPage County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Case Counts

DuPage County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Case Counts

May 9, 2020 Total cases in DuPage County residents 4,520, including 247 deaths * Data are provisional as of 11:00am 5/9/2020 and subject to change. Since May 9, 2020 there are 142 new cases of COVID-19 in DuPage County including 10 deaths of persons with COVID-19 infection reported: • 1 […]

 
 

Annual plant sale

Annual plant sale

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Garden Club of Villa Park held its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 2. One year ago, the club held its sale outside of the Villa Park Historical Museum, near the Illinois Prairie Path. The club intended to hold this year’s sale at the same location, […]

 
 

A birthday drive-up

A birthday drive-up

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Rick and Sherry Serio wished their grandson, Lincoln Miller, a happy birthday on Friday, April 24, in Villa Park. Lincoln celebrated his third birthday at his home on Van Buren Street. His grandparents, who live in Oak Park, decorated their vehicle and stopped by Lincoln’s home on […]