Villa Park News

Diaper drive collects about 12,000 diapers

Diaper drive collects about 12,000 diapers

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Nicholas Denault (left), who is a Villa Park resident and a member of Boy Scout Troop 202 in Lombard, organized a recent diaper drive for the Outreach House. The six-week drive, which ended on Saturday, April 3, collected approximately 12,000 diapers. The Outreach House, which is located […]

 
 

Lombard man accused of murder following incident at Elmhurst bar

Lombard man accused of murder following incident at Elmhurst bar

On Tuesday, April 13, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Mike Ruth announced that a Lombard man had been charged with murder following an altercation at an Elmhurst bar last Saturday night. Ronald Dunbar, 55 (d.o.b. 5/6/1965) of the 400 block of S. Brewster […]

 
 

Running for office

Running for office

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The Villa Park Junior Women’s Club (VPJWC) hosted a political forum last week for candidates in several local races in the April 6 election. The participants in the March 23 forum at the Iowa Community Center included the two candidates in the race to serve a four-year […]

 
 

A special egg hunt

A special egg hunt

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department held its inaugural Dog Gone Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 20, outside of the Iowa Community Center. Residents brought their dogs to the event to hunt for dog-friendly treats. Pictured (left to right) with Rocco are the Faillo sisters of […]

 
 

Warriors win conference tournament

Warriors win conference tournament

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook’s girls basketball team wrapped up its season by winning the championship in the West Suburban Conference Tournament. The Warriors won two tournament games at Morton High School’s west campus on Saturday, March 13. They defeated York 56-50 in a semifinal game. Willowbrook then beat Lyons Township […]

 
 

A unique state meet

A unique state meet

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Willowbrook High School dance team qualified for the 2021 IHSA Competitive Dance State Meet by placing among the top six teams in its 14-team level at the recent Mascoutah Sectional. That sectional took place virtually, with each team recording its performance at its own school and […]

 
 

Villa Park resident writes children’s book

Villa Park resident writes children’s book

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Robert Sopher of Villa Park used the pen name V.K. Roberts to write “Mistletoe,” a book for young children. The book was released in December and is available through the websites of multiple booksellers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. Sopher describes the interactive book as […]

 
 

June Eaton

June Eaton passed away recently. She was the beloved wife of Fred Eaton for 64 years; loving mother of Ellen (Mark) Grimes, Jan (Jeff) Novak, and Linda (Gary) Lentz; devoted grandmother of Joe Novak, Jerilyn (Jason Soo) Novak, John Novak, David Grimes, and John (Niki) Grimes; dear sister of Robert […]

 
 

Residents invited to quarterly SALT meeting on March 10

The Villa Park Police Department invites Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) members and guests to the upcoming quarterly SALT meeting on Wednesday, March 10. The meeting will be held at the Wildwood Community Center, 320 E. Wildwood Ave., Villa Park. A reception that starts at 10:30 a.m. At 11 […]

 
 

Keep them clear

Keep them clear

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The Villa Park Fire Department and Villa Park Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 2392 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) are asking residents for their help in keeping the village’s fire hydrants clear of snow. In the event of an emergency, when every second counts, […]