Villa Park News

Taking the plunge

Taking the plunge

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Several members of the Villa Park Police Department joined other area law enforcement officers to participate in the 2020 Polar Plunge at the Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club on Saturday, Feb. 29. The officers took a brief plunge into the frigid waters of an outdoor pond […]

 
 

Discover Dance recital at Willowbrook

Discover Dance recital at Willowbrook

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department’s Discover Dance program held its annual recital in Willowbrook High School’s auditorium on Feb. 22. “You Can’t Stop the Beat!” was the title of this year’s recital, which featured dancers between the ages of 3 and 16. There are nearly […]

 
 

Accident occurs where stoplight has been requested; DiCianni joins north side neighbors in outrage

Accident occurs where stoplight has been requested; DiCianni joins north side neighbors in outrage

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Saturday, Feb. 15, an accident occurred on York Street near Diversey in north Elmhurst that reportedly totaled two automobiles. No injuries were reported – at least, not this time. Neighbors have been requesting a stoplight at that intersection ever since north side […]

 
 

Three suspects lead police on high-speed chase;  Charged with stealing merchandise from Elmhurst Kohl’s store

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced that bond has been set for three individuals accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from two DuPage County retailers—one in Wheaton and the other in Elmhurst. Victor Williams, 30, and Joshlyn Allen, 19, both of Chicago; and Emiaya Shannon, […]

 
 

Willowbrook cheer camp

Willowbrook cheer camp

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School’s cheerleading program recently held its winter youth camp for children in kindergarten through eighth-grade. The campers learned cheers, dances and jumps during the camp, which took place daily from Feb. 10-13. The campers joined Willowbrook’s cheerleaders for a couple of brief performances during halftime […]

 
 

Top crime news…

After burglary attempt, suspect found hiding in victim’s vehicle On Feb. 6, Isaish K. Smith, 23, of Schaumburg, was charged with five counts of attempted burglary to a vehicle and criminal trespass to a vehicle in the 200 block of Boyd at around 12:59 a.m. Police said while an officer […]

 
 

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 […]