Villa Park News

Chicago man arraigned on charges he stole $9,000 worth of cigarettes; Berlin praises Elmhurst police for quick apprehension of suspect

Chicago man arraigned on charges he stole $9,000 worth of cigarettes; Berlin praises Elmhurst police for quick apprehension of suspect

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth announced last week that a Chicago man has been arraigned on charges that he stole more than 100 cartons of cigarettes from an Elmhurst gas station. Elijah Jones, 63, of 6751 S. Prairie in Chicago, entered […]

 
 

South Dakota-based health system may have eyes on EEH; Hospital says it has no plans for any merger

South Dakota-based health system may have eyes on EEH; Hospital says it has no plans for any merger

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent   The Independent has learned that a South Dakota-based hospital system has indicated an interest in entering the Chicago healthcare market and its decision may hit close to home. According to SiouxFalls.Business, a digital news organization, Sanford Health is considering a merger with a […]

 
 

Rainbow over Villa Park

Rainbow over Villa Park

CHRIS FOX PHOTO A colorful sky A portion of a rainbow was visible in Villa Park on Monday afternoon after a day of heavy rain. The photo shows an eastward view toward Ardmore Avenue near Highridge Road. According to the official rainfall totals at O’Hare International Airport, nearly 1.8 inches […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park police reports–August 30

The Lombard Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named. Assault, battery Aug. 22 Norbert Milewski, 31, of […]

 
 

Major milestone for Health Dept. RxBOX; More than 50 tons of medication collected

The DuPage County Health Department’s medication take-back program, known as RxBOX, recently reached a collection milestone, following the drop-off by local police departments of unwanted, expired or unused medications. On Friday, Aug. 17, officials dropped-off 4,957 pounds of medications, bringing the total to 101,165 pounds collected (roughly the weight of […]

 
 

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. Addison Aug. 23 Police said Seyri Herrera-Bolivar, 21, of […]

 
 

Villa Park Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 30 VPRD free concert At 6 p.m. Cortesi Summer Concert features Mr. Myers. Library screening comedy films. Villa Park Public Library comedy films screening The Villa Park Public Library will screen comedy films at 6:30 p.m. as part of its “Last Laughs of Summer” series. Refreshments are served […]

 
 

Erik William Wright, 28

How does one even begin to find words? There just aren’t. There is no explanation, no rationale, no sense. There have been many messages, and the words that so many have used to describe Erik have been kind, generous, funny…with the biggest smile. How does someone who seemed to have […]

 
 

Big Rigs and Kids in Villa Park

Big Rigs and Kids in Villa Park

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS Visiting the big rigs The Village of Villa Park held its annual Big Rigs and Kids event on Saturday morning at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park. Children had an opportunity to see and touch a variety of special vehicles, including vehicles from the village’s police, fire and public […]

 
 

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 July 25 Durk L. Griden, 50, of Chicago, […]