Villa Park News

The Warriors start their season

The Warriors start their season

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Willowbrook’s girls basketball team opened its season with a 51-50 loss to York on Feb. 12 in Elmhurst. Senior Gracie Tumilty (No. 21) of the Warriors is pictured while driving toward the basket late in the fourth quarter. Tumilty drove to the hoop and scored to break […]

 
 

Margaret “Peggy” E. Loftus, 79

Margaret “Peggy” E. Loftus, of Villa Park, passed away recently at the age of 79. Loving mother of David (Christina) Loftus, Kelly Simms, Dennis Loftus, Bridget Campuzano, Daniel (Kristen) Loftus; cherished grandmother of Kayla Mousser, Monica Loftus, Justin Campuzano, Bethany Loftus, Patrick Campuzano, Tyler Simms, Ruby Campuzano, Cory Simms, Hannah […]

 
 

House fire in Villa Park

House fire in Villa Park

AL STASCH PHOTOS Firefighters from Villa Park and several surrounding municipalities responded to a recent fire at a residence on the 100 block of South Princeton Avenue. The Villa Park Fire Department was dispatched to the home shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2. According to Villa Park Fire […]

 
 

Former Villa Park resident turns 100

Former Villa Park resident turns 100

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Marianne Kolak, who lived in Villa Park for more than 60 years, celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, Jan. 29. Kolak and her late husband George moved to Villa Park in 1951. They have six daughters, all of whom graduated from Willowbrook High School. Kolak has lived […]

 
 

New police chief brings over 30 years of experience to Villa Park

New police chief brings over 30 years of experience to Villa Park

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Michael Rivas has been Villa Park’s chief of police since Dec. 21, 2020. Rivas spent more than 29 years with the Wood Dale Police Department. He then served as the police chief of Sleepy Hollow in Kane County before coming to Villa Park. In his first few […]

 
 

Fun in the snow

Fun in the snow

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department’s 3-year-old preschoolers spent some time outside during their class at the Iowa Community Center on Jan. 14. The children played outside for about 25 minutes on a relatively warm day for mid-January in Chicagoland. The 3-year-olds, who attend morning classes […]

 
 

Judge Orders Detention of Chicago Teen Accused of Stealing Car at Gunpoint

Judge Orders Detention of Chicago Teen Accused of Stealing Car at Gunpoint

Defendant allegedly threatens to shoot officers once out on pre-trial release DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Addison Director of Police Bill Hayden announced today that Judge Brian Jacobs ordered that a Chicago teen charged with hijacking a woman’s car at gunpoint from a Popeye’s restaurant parking lot […]

 
 

Around and around

Around and around

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department’s 4-year-old preschoolers enjoyed some playtime in the Iowa Community Center’s gymnasium on Friday, Jan 8. Teachers Lynn Dion (left) and Jo McCarthy (center) led the children in playing with a large nylon parachute. In addition to spinning around in unison […]

 
 

Award-winning homeowner

Award-winning homeowner

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Community Pride Commission recently announced the winners of its 2020 Holiday Decorating Awards. The commission handed out awards in three categories—traditional, colorful and freestyle. Commission chair Leslie Allison-Seei and commission member Tracy Gabriel visited the three winning homeowners to give out the awards. Dan […]

 
 

Commission presents its Holiday Decorating Awards

Commission presents its Holiday Decorating Awards

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Villa Park Community Pride Commission recently handed out its 2020 Holiday Decorating Awards. The commission presented this year’s awards in three categories—traditional, colorful and freestyle. The winner in the freestyle category was the Cloutier home on the first block of East Elm Street. Susana (left) and […]