Villa Park News

Election Commission announces early voting, grace period registration

The DuPage County Election Commission is informing the voting public that early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election began on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the DuPage County Election Commission office, located on the first floor of the Administration Building in the DuPage County Government Campus at 421 North County […]

 
 

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   Sept. 25 Chad M. Looby, 40, […]

 
 

County announces first death from West Nile virus

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) has confirmed the first human death due to West Nile virus (WNV) infection. A DuPage County resident over the age of 65 who became ill in early September with WNV has died. There have been 14 human cases reported in DuPage County in 2018. […]

 
 

Eagle Scout project nets one ton of recyclables

Eagle Scout project nets one ton of recyclables

On Saturday, Sept. 8, Boy Scout Joseph Black (front row, 4th from left) from Troop 82 and his fellow Scout volunteers managed to collect almost a full ton of used electronics as his Eagle Scout project. Residents brought printers, laptops, cell phones and other items to the Immanuel Lutheran Church […]

 
 

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   Sept. 20 Police said an officer […]

 
 

Homecoming royalty at Willowbrook

Homecoming royalty at Willowbrook

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook High School celebrated its homecoming week last week. The special events included the Sept. 21 pep assembly that ended with the coronation of each class’s homecoming queens and kings. Pictured left to right are: freshman queen and king Izabelle Manning and John Swastek; sophomore queen and […]

 
 

Going pink

Going pink

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Willowbrook and Addison Trail girls volleyball teams squared off in District 88’s annual Go Pink match in Villa Park. The Sept. 11 battle between the two district rivals raised about $1,000 for the American Cancer Society. Baked goods, tickets for raffles and pink ribbons were available […]

 
 

League of Women Voters hold meeting on District 205 Referendum

League of Women Voters hold meeting on District 205 Referendum

Join the League of Women Voters of Elmhurst on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., to hear about the ballot initiative for Community Unit School District 205. Associate Superintendent Mary Henderson and Executive Director of Communications, Bev Redmond will explain the […]

 
 

York Alumni Assn. finalizes Centennial plans. Change of venue for golf outing; Sat. night banquet cancelled

York Alumni Assn. finalizes Centennial plans. Change of venue for golf outing; Sat. night banquet cancelled

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   The Independent was able to sit down for one of the final committee meetings of the York Alumni Association as they finished off the plans for the upcoming Centennial Celebration of the high school’s 100th anniversary. In a recent issue of the […]

 
 

Bond set for Elmhurst man charged with videotaping 17-year-old girl

Bond set for Elmhurst man charged with videotaping 17-year-old girl

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced on Friday, Sept. 14, that an Elmhurst man has been charged with Unauthorized Video Recording, a Class 3 Felony, for allegedly videotaping a 17-year-old girl at an Elmhurst residence. Alberto Garcia, 34, of 989 No. York Road, appeared in Bond Court this […]