Villa Park News

Pritzker, stakeholders talk next phases of legalized marijuana rollout

Where to buy marijuana for recreational use

While legal in the state of Illinois, individual municipalities must also approve the sale of recreational marijuana within their community. 
At this time, recreational marijuana sales have been approved in towns of Addison, Bensenville, Lombard and Villa Park. Elmhurst and unincorporated DuPage County have voted against the sale of recreational marijuana.
Also at this time, the Village of Addison is the only community in the Rock Valley Publishing readership area that has a licensed state-approved dispensary for the purchase of marijuana for recreational use.

By Jerry Nowicki CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS One month before the scheduled rollout of legalized marijuana in Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a follow-up bill to the initial reform Dec. 4 and took questions about the next phases of the implementation. “It’s new territory; we’re seeing that in some of the […]

 
 

A rough day for the Warriors

A rough day for the Warriors

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook senior quarterback Sam Tumilty takes a snap near the Mount Carmel goal line during the first quarter of the IHSA Class 7A semifinal football game on Nov. 23 in Villa Park. The Warriors tried a run on a fourth-and-goal play. The Caravan committed a pair of […]

 
 

Delegation from Ukraine visits City; A glimpse of life through the wide eyes of visitors from overseas

Delegation from Ukraine visits City; A glimpse of life through the wide eyes of visitors from overseas

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   There is nothing that expands one’s horizons quite like traveling to foreign lands, but the next best thing is meeting people from other countries. Horizons were broadened on Wednesday, Nov. 20, when City officials hosted a delegation of people visiting Chicago from […]

 
 

Musical at Willowbrook

Musical at Willowbrook

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School presented three performances of its fall musical—“Mamma Mia!”—from Nov. 14-16 in the school auditorium. The musical features the music of ABBA. Pictured (left to right) near the end of Friday’s presentation are: (front row) junior Anna Tymoszenko, junior Michael Poirier, senior Emma Cismesia, senior […]

 
 

The Warriors keep winning

The Warriors keep winning

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Senior Colton Gnadt (No. 74), junior Sergio Ayala (No. 59) and senior John Peterson (No. 55) join their Willowbrook football teammates in celebrating their 33-24 win over Yorkville in a second-round IHSA Class 7A playoff game on Nov. 9 in Villa Park. The Warriors, who improved their […]

 
 

Celebrating Halloween

Celebrating Halloween

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Children in the Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department’s preschool and Funtime Junction daycare programs celebrated Halloween at the Iowa Community Center. The children wore their Halloween costumes to the center and assembled for a brief parade on Oct. 31. The parade would have taken place outdoors, […]

 
 

Special visitor

Special visitor

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Salt Creek School District 48 held its 2019 Animal Extravaganza recently at Albright Middle School. Villa Park Village Trustee Kevin Patrick, who is a district parent, brought several species to the Oct. 24 event. This photo shows Patrick and some district students with a 17-foot reticulated python. […]

 
 

A new chapter begins at the library

A new chapter begins at the library

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Public Library held a grand re-opening ceremony on Oct. 19 to mark the completion of the recent addition and renovation project. In April of 2017, voters approved a $10.6 million bond referendum to expand and renovate the library, which is located at 305 S. […]

 
 

Vandalism incident at Elmhurst College under investigation

Vandalism incident at Elmhurst College under investigation

Campus closed on Oct. 28, 29 Elmhurst police are investigating an incident of graffiti that was discovered in a women’s restroom stall in the campus library on Sunday, Oct. 27, after 10 p.m. Police do not believe the incident constitutes a credible threat. However, the College takes these incidents seriously […]

 
 

U.S. Senator, Presidential candidate Cory Booker visits Elmhurst

U.S. Senator, Presidential candidate Cory Booker visits Elmhurst

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   S. Senator Cory Booker, Democratic Candidate for President of the United States, came to visit Elmhurst last week to meet and greet friends he had known since his college days at Stanford University, where he graduated in 1991. Cory Anthony Booker is […]