Villa Park News

Christmas kick at Willowbrook

Christmas kick at Willowbrook

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School’s dance team performed its Christmas kick routine during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game on Dec. 20. The members of Willowbrook’s dance program have performed their Christmas kick routine to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” annually for 20 years. […]

 
 

Police investigate armed robbery at Butterfield gas station

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   According to a release from the City of Elmhurst, police are investigating a reported armed robbery that occurred at the Shell gas station located at 301 W. Butterfield Road, on December 31, 2019 at approximately 5:45 a.m. An employee was inside the […]

 
 

Ushering in a new era

The doors at EARTHMED, 852 South Westgate in Addison, opened at 10 a.m. on January 1 to sell recreational marijuana. The line stretched at least 1/2 mile south and west of the facility.

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois state law will allow for the possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana per Illinois resident over the age of 21 to be used recreationally. Residents will also be able to possess up to five grams of […]

 
 

Obituary notice

Obituary notice

Marga C. Nordman Marga C. Nordman, nee Wangerin, 81, of Lisle, formerly of Villa Park, at rest December 18, 2019. Beloved wife of Ronald for 62 years. Loving mother of Michael (Hazel), Mark (Diane), and Ronny (Fontaine) Nordman. Cherished grandmother of Lyntria, Marga, Victoria, Sarah, Matthew, Joshua, David, Nicholas, Alexander, […]

 
 

A special week at the Funky Java

A special week at the Funky Java

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Villa Park’s Funky Java Coffee House recently welcomed the artwork of Willowbrook High School students. The weeklong display at the coffee house featured more than 100 student creations. The student artists who contributed pieces included the Whiting sisters; pictured left to right are Mary, Sara and Jessica. […]

 
 

Arrest made in Elmhurst home burglary

Arrest made in Elmhurst home burglary

Infant’s remains released to parents following bond hearing By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Last week, the Independent reported on a residential burglary that took place on the 200 block of No. Melrose on Tuesday, Dec. 10. At that time, it was reported that the offender had removed collector’s […]

 
 

Holiday concert at Willowbrook

Holiday concert at Willowbrook

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Last week’s holiday concert at Willowbrook High School featured a performance by the school’s CenterStage show choir. Several members of the show choir are pictured during their rendition of “Think,” written by Aretha Franklin and Ted White. The Dec. 5 concert also included Willowbrook’s rock band and […]

 
 

Holiday spirit

Holiday spirit

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Continuing its Thanksgiving tradition, Villa Park Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2801 welcomed recruits from Naval Station Great Lakes for the holiday. Approximately 35 recruits arrived at the post at about 9:20 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. The Medinah Motor Corps—a parade unit of the Medinah Shrine […]

 
 

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 […]