Villa Park News

Willowbrook boys cross country

Willowbrook boys cross country sophomore Tyler King recently won the sophomore race at the Niles West invitational. Matt Caron took 22nd in the varsity race at Niles West. The Warriors took fifth place as a team there. “It was maybe our best finish ever there,” said Willowbrook coach TJ Artman. […]


Willowbrook girls tennis

The Willowbrook girls tennis team finished the West Suburban Conference Gold Division season in third place at both the varsity and junior-varsity levels behind Downers Grove South and Hinsdale South. Varsity medalists for the Warriors include Priscilla Delvalle, who finished second at No. 3 singles. Lizzie Martynenko and Victoria Zlatkova […]


Warriors football team clinches no worse than share of second conference title in a row

By Mike Miazga Correspondent The Willowbrook football team upped its record to 8-0 with a 40-7 West Suburban Conference Gold Division win against Proviso East in Maywood. The win also improved the Warriors to 5-0 in WSC Gold play and gave them no worse than a share of the WSC […]


Willowbrook freshman Rattana competes at state girls golf

By Mike Miazga Correspondent It sure didn’t take Willowbrook freshman girls golfer Emma Rattana long to make an impact. Rattana recently shot an 89 and tied for what turned out to be the eighth and final individual state-qualifying spot out of the Class 2A Conant sectional. Rattana went on to […]


Council Capsules

What’s happening at Villa Park Village Hall… By Paul DelGuidice For the Villa Park independent The Villa Park Board of Trustees formal meeting held at Village Hall on Monday, Oct. 8th began with Village President Al Bulthuis reading the Lions Club 95th Anniversary Proclamation into the record. Several of the […]


Addison and Villa Park 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. Sept. 30 Police said that during an auto accident […]


Chrysalis Custom Hair emerges in Elmhurst; Creates custom wigs especially for women living with cancer

Kimberly Johnson, owner of Elmhurst’s new Chrysalis Custom Hair, 565 N. York St., gently sets a human hair wig on a display styling head and readies it for cutting and styling by an expert stylist. Chrysalis is open six days a week by appointment only and serves women living with cancer. Visit for more information.

By Patti Pagni For The Elmhurst Independent   Before a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis – its protective shell — it must go through many stages of change, not all of which are as beautiful as the colorful butterfly ready to spread its wings. As a cancer-support specialist, Kimberly Johnson […]


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 […]


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 […]