Villa Park News

A Lego wonderland

A Lego wonderland

Twice every month on a Friday, the Villa Park Public Library hosts a Lego DUPLO build and play event for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. The event gives children an opportunity to explore Lego blocks and character pieces, and socialize with other kids and families. The next Lego […]

 
 

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.   Addison   Dec. 24 Hisatomi Kitanaka, 37, of […]

 
 

Serving Villa Park

Serving Villa Park

SUBMITTED PHOTOS Jefferson Middle School Builders Club students have been busy elves this holiday season. The group began the season with Salvation Army bell ringing at a local Walgreens. Next, the club members moved indoors for two projects. According to Builders Club Advisor Carolyn Pakeltis, a casserole crew met in […]

 
 

Historic train engine visits area

Historic train engine visits area

The Union Pacific Railroad’s “4141” is painted in the colors of Air Force One and the number 4141 is to commemorate President George H.W. Bush as our forty-first President of the United States.  This locomotive was used to pull the former Presidents funeral train to the George H.W. Bush Library, in […]

 
 

Former long-time resident turns 104

Former long-time resident turns 104

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Mrs. Olga Jordan, a resident at Bridgeway of Bensenville, turned 104 years old on Tuesday, Nov. 27. She was born in White Plains, New York, in 1914. She moved to Elmhurst with her husband Robert Jordan in 1957. Mr. Jordan passed away in […]

 
 

Villa Park house fire claims a life, injures 3; Injured includes two first responders

By Paul DelGuidice For The Independent   Villa Park and surrounding area fire crews responded to a structure fire in the 300 block of North Lincoln Ave. at about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. According to a Villa Park Police Dept. release, one person in the single-family residence was […]

 
 

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.   Addison   Dec. 11 Police said officers responded […]

 
 

Bomb threat sent to local business via e-mail

According to a release issued by Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth and the City of Elmhurst, on Thursday, Dec. 13, at approximately 2 p.m., police responded to a report of a bomb threat that was received by e-mail to a business in the 300 block of North York Rd. The […]

 
 

Elmhurst Library victim of swatting prank; Phony ‘emergency’ causes evacuation, lockdown for most of Saturday

Elmhurst Library victim of swatting prank;  Phony ‘emergency’ causes evacuation, lockdown for most of Saturday

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent About 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, the Elmhurst Public Library had to be evacuated and was placed on lockdown due to an unknown threat. Police and fire officials were on the scene immediately, some with automatic rifles, securing the area and urging […]

 
 

Funky Java welcomes Willowbrook students’ art

Funky Java welcomes Willowbrook students’ art

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS About 150 pieces of Willowbrook High School students’ art were on display at Villa Park’s Funky Java Coffee House from Dec. 12-19. Funky Java owner Larry Poggi has welcomed the weeklong display of Willowbrook students’ creations for about 15 years. Senior Jane Huske (left) showcased her mixed […]