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Grant Muren sentenced to 20 years for murder of roommate

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin today announced that Grant Muren, 24, has been sentenced to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the 2014 death of fifty-five-year-old Charles Clarke of Vail Court, Naperville. On September 16, 2014, following a bench trial, Judge Brian Telander found Muren […]

 
 

Villa Park – more crime news…

Man allegedly pulls knife on bartender who denies his entrance On Feb. 28, Andrew Urso, 26, of Villa Park, was charged with disorderly conduct in the 700 block of W. St. Charles at around 9:16 p.m. Officers responded to a lodge in the area for the report of a subject […]

 
 

Kids Trout Fishing Program March 25 at Wood Dale Grove

Kids Trout Fishing Program March 25 at Wood Dale Grove

Special early access to stocked lake just for kids Kids ages 15 and under are invited to experience the thrill of catching a fish at “Trout Fishing for Kids” on Saturday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Wood Dale Grove Forest […]

 
 

Elmhurst Hospital team headed to Lebanon on mission to help Syrian refugees

Elmhurst Hospital team headed to Lebanon on mission to help Syrian refugees

When we see images of children injured in the war in Syria or displaced with their families to refugee camps in neighboring countries, it’s too easy to feel a moment of sympathy and go on to the next news story. It’s quite a different matter when you’ve met these families, […]

 
 

Obituaries

Pauline Widener, 80 Pauline Widener nee Durham, an Elmhurst resident for more than 50 years, passed away recently at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Jack Widener; loving mother of Paul (Geraldine) Widener; grandmother of Sean and Calvin. Pauline was an active member and Past President of […]

 
 

Schafer students have a four-legged friend in Eve

Schafer students have a four-legged friend in Eve

When Eve walks through the halls of Schafer Elementary School, she is treated like a rock star, and for her part, she is nonchalant and unassuming about her apparent “fame.” That’s because the four-legged visitor is calm, cool and collected and takes her job in stride—as a trained comfort dog […]

 
 

Bulthuis makes his case for village president

Bulthuis makes his case for village president

Longtime trustee runs in three-way race By Chris Fox Lombardian-Villa Park Review Staff Reporter Villa Park Village Trustee Albert Bulthuis has spent the last decade on the village board. After 10 years as a trustee, he’s hoping to win this year’s election for village president. Bulthuis is running in the […]

 
 

Longtime Villa Park resident enters race for village president

Longtime Villa Park resident enters race for village president

By Chris Fox Lombardian-Villa Park Review Staff Reporter Politically speaking, Villa Park’s Chuck Pickerill could be described as an outsider. The 62-year-old business owner has never run for office, but that’s changing this year, as he has entered the race for Villa Park Village President. Pickerill will run against two […]

 
 

Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts expands volunteer team

Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts (ECPA) has launched a volunteer recruitment campaign to engage additional people to join the effort in bringing a state-of-the art performing arts facility to Elmhurst and the surrounding community. “As we enter into the next phase of our plan, we need more volunteers, said Laura […]

 
 

Elmhurst Symphony Association announces Stanger audition winners

Elmhurst Symphony Association announces Stanger audition winners

Held on February 11 at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church in Elmhurst, the competition showcased 25 outstanding high school musicians from many of the western suburbs. Special thanks go to this year’s judges, Jean Hatmaker, Susan Merdinger and Dianne Ryan, who spent many hours listening to and critiquing these spectacular young […]