News Flash

Posted on: August 3, 2018

Historical Society Turns 40

Over the last 40 years, the Historical Society, Historical Museum and Historical Preservation Commission have worked to collect and preserve local history. They are always working to maintain object collections and update archives. 

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: July 27, 2018

National Night Out 2018

The Villa Park Police Department is proud to host its annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. at the Iowa Community Center (338 North Iowa), and all Villa Park residents are invited to participate.

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Sidewalk Chalk Party

Enjoy this family-friendly event by decorating the sidewalks with chalk and showing off your Villa Park pride! Let your artistic abilities shine and create memories with family and friends on August 12th at Village Hall from 11 am - 2 pm. There will be ho...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

August Summer Concerts

Come on out for live music, singing, dancing and an overall good time for people of all ages. Food will be available for purchase at the VFW Post 2801 concession stand which opens at 6:00 pm.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a big appetite to enjoy the...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Brewfest 2018

Join us for the Second Annual Villa Park Brewfest!  This annual event is a celebration of great craft beer and the cool people that enjoy it.

Held at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday September 29th, 2018 – you can sample from more than 1...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Independence Day Parade

Once again this year, Villa Park VFW Post 2801 will host our Independence Day Parade. Formation begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot on Ardmore Avenue. The parade begins at noon, and the route is approximately 2 miles long. The ...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: June 18, 2018

The Write Stuff

Did you know you can recycle used pens and markers? Rather than tossing away your writing utensils, bring them to the front desk of the Public Works Department Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s good for the planet, and best of all, it’s free!

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Electronics Recycling

In Illinois, it is illegal for electronic devices to be disposed of in a landfill, so the Village of Villa Park partnered with Vintage Tech Recyclers, Inc. to host electronics recycling events on the third Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m.-noon at the ...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Preservation Commission Celebrates Preservation Month

The month of May is Preservation Month in Villa Park and across the U.S. On May 7th, the Historical Preservation Commission presented their annual Preservation Awards to Mark and Jessica Paulsen for their bungalow built in c. 1914 named the Haydon House. ...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Shred Event

The shred event will take place at 300 Civic Plaza, Glendale Heights from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday June, 16. The limit will be two boxes of residential shredding per person. 

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Perfect $10K Giveaway Raffle

Purchase tickets for the $10K giveaway raffle! All proceeds from the raffle go towards supporting therapy services for children with developmental delays and disabilities in Villa Park.

Get your tickets Here

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Vote for Westmore Park Playground for a Chance to Win $25,000

Vote Here!

  • The public can vote for an entry every 24 hours
  • Be sure to share your vote
  • Get the word out!

Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Villa Park Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan

The Village of Villa Park partnered with Active Transportation Alliance to develop a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The plan focuses on improving connections to the Illinois Prairie Path, Great Western Trail, Salt Creek Trail and other local destinat...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Fly the Flag with Respect, and Where to Dispose of Old Flags

According to usflag.org, the flag should not be used in the following ways:

  • The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
  • The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk,...
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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

DMMC is launching a new statewide campaign – Protect My Town

DMMC is launching a new statewide campaign – Protect My Town – aimed at activating Illinois residents to voice their opposition to proposed state cuts to the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) dollars.

As part of this effort, DMM...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Keep Storm Inlets Clear of Debris

Clogged inlets prevent storm water from entering the sewers, which causes standing water in the streets and potentially ice if temperatures reach freezing.

Help your community by keeping storm inlets clear of debris!

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Art Show at the Museum Pavilion: Linking Art & Community

The Villa Park Historical Museum is host to the first “Art Show at the Museum Pavilion - Linking Art & Community”, Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is a one day outdoor art show for the whole ...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Villa Park Senior Fair

Come out to the Villa Park Senior Fair on Thursday, May 10th at the VFW Post 2801 30 E. St. Charles Road from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The fair is free and open to everyone! Services and information will be provided by local agencies and organizations during...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Arbor Day Tree Planting

The National Arbor Day Foundation has named the Village of Villa Park Tree City USA. It is the 33rd consecutive year Villa Park has received this National recognition.

The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State ...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: April 16, 2018

RX Box at Villa Park Police Department

**RX BOX***The Villa Park Police Department has teamed up with the DuPage County Health Department to offer residents a safe and easy way to drop off unwanted medications. The drop box is located in the lobby of the Villa Park Police Department a...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Mom and Son Game Night

Join us on Friday, April 27, 6:30-8:30 pm for our Mom and Son Night at Sugar Creek Golf Course. Participants will take some swings at the driving range, dance alongside Coach Josh and DJ Superman, snap a photo in the photo booth, enjoy great food, games a...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: April 9, 2018

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 28 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. A list of colle...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: April 4, 2018

Yard/ Land Waste Collection

Yard waste collection is provided on a pay as throw basis. Yard waste consists of grass, shrubbery clippings, leaves and plant material. Yellow Village of Villa Park YW tags are available for purchase for $2.70 at cooperating merchant locations.For more i...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Senior Concerns Commission

The Senior Concerns Commission makes recommendations to the Village Board to ensure and promote the well-being of the senior population of Villa Park. The Senior Concerns Commission meets at 6 p.m., on the first Monday of each month. The commission meets ...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: March 29, 2018

Prescribed Burn Management Notices

Please be advised of upcoming prescribed burn management taking place tomorrow, March 30th on the naturalized areas of Twin Lakes, Illinois Prairie Path, and Terrace Douglas. The prescribed  burn will be conducted in a safe and expeditious manner...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Kiwanis Club Vidalia Sweet Onion Sale

Help support your community with the Kiwanis Club annual Vidalia Sweet Onion Sale. Please see the brochure attached below for order forms. All order forms must be returned by April 27, 2018 and returned with a check made payable to the Kiwanis Club of Vil...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Board Meeting Tonight

Villa Park has a village board / manager form of government, which consists of a village president and six trustees. The seven-member board meets twice monthly (usually on the second and fourth Mondays). The meeting will take place tonight, March 26th, at...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: March 26, 2018

We Need You!

The Village of Villa Park is now accepting applications to serve on many of the commissions. Applications can be found here: http://www.invillapark.com/DocumentCenter/View/762, and returned in person at 20 S Ardmore Avenue, emailed to presidentbulthius@in...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Environmental Concerns Commission

The seven members of the Environmental Concerns Commission meet on the fourth Thursday of each month, at 7 p.m. Meetings take place on the second floor of Village Hall.

Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Burn Notices

Please be aware of upcoming prescribed burn notices. These dates are subject to change depending on the weather, but will be updated routinely.Please click on the links below for more information:

Twin Lakes Burn Notice

Illinois Prairie Path

Terrace Douglas ...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: March 14, 2018

NOTICE OF A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF VILLA PARK

Please be advised that a meeting of the Village of Villa Park Board of Trustees will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018, and again if necessary on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. These meetings will be held in Village Hall, 20 South Ardmore Avenue,...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: March 12, 2018

DuPage County Students Create Solutions to End Gun Violence in Schools

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Today at Willowbrook High School, students and schools across DuPage County came together with civic leaders and legislators to create an action plan to stop gun violence. These young leaders gathered to share their thoughts on a national issue while tryi...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Villa Park Awarded GFOA Certificate

The Village of Villa Park has been awarded with The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: March 6, 2018

Road Changes Beginning this Week

Please be aware of construction and road changes beginning this week, March 5th, on South Michigan Ave ( Madison to Jackson) and Jackson Pond Improvements. The project consists of pavement improvement as well as the installation of storm sewers. This inst...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Sidewalk Closure

Attention: Please be alerted and take caution that the bridge railing on Ardmore Avenue over Sugar Creek has failed. The west side of the sidewalk will be closed until further notice.

Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Coffee with the Board cancellation

The regularly scheduled monthly meeting for Coffee with the Board has been cancelled for this Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 9:00 am. The next scheduled Coffee with the Board Meeting is planned for Saturday, April 7, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience,...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

45 in 45 on Internet Safety

Last week's 45 in 45 addressed specific topics of interest for District 45. The topic handles Internet Safety as trained juvenile officers Sonia Bregman and Kordell Kitching discuss with District 45 Superintendent Anthony Palmisano about techniques for ke...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Community Pride Commission

Community Pride Commission

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

At 6:30 on the fourth Tuesday every month, the Community Pride Commission meets to discuss matters that affect the overall image of Villa Park, including working towards its beautification and public rel...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Location Change for Monday's Village Board Meeting

The upcoming meeting of the President and Board of Trustees for the Village of Villa Park, originally scheduled for Monday the 26th at Village Hall, has been relocated. The meeting will be held at the Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa Avenue, Villa Park,...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: February 12, 2018

Junior Golf Camp Registration begins Sat, Feb. 17

Registration for the Sugar Creek Golf Course Junior Golf Camp begins Sat, February 17 at 9am, and takes place online only at Sugar Creek's Program Registration page.

This popular camp, for ages 6-13 years, runs for six weeks (fro...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Snow and Ice Control

The Village of Villa Park Public Works Department is responsible for snow and ice control on all public streets within the Village’s corporate limits, except for North Avenue, Roosevelt Road, and Illinois State Route 83, which are maintained by ...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: February 7, 2018

ComEd warns customers of utility scams

ComEd is warning customers to be on high alert for scam artists claiming to be a ComEd representative seeking payment. Over the past couple of years, the company has seen a significant increase in reports from small businesses and residential customers wh...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: February 5, 2018

Door-to-door sales in Villa Park

Village of Villa Park ordinances require residential business solicitors to pass a background check as part of the Solicitor’s License Application process. Solicitors must carry the approved permit on their person at all times ...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: January 31, 2018

Villa Park wins “Project of the Year” award from public works association

On January 25, 2018, the Village of Villa Park received the American Public Works Association (APWA) Suburban Branch Public Works Project of the Year for its work in the disaster or emergency construction/repair category of less than $5 million.

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Friday Night Connect!

Friday Night Connect is a partnership between Willowbrook High School, the Villa Park Police Department, and local clergy to provide students with safe, positive activities. Friday Night Connect meets most weeks during the school year.

All students in sixt...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Partnership for Inspired Education (PIE) Foundation fundraiser

You're invited to join the Partnership for Inspired Education (PIE) Foundation for an evening of entertainment, dining and fun on Sat, March 11 at Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane. Oakbrook Terrace. Purchase your tickets by Wed, January 31 and save $5.00 per ti...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Train station quarterly parking permits still available

A limited number of Villa Park Metra Train Station Quarterly Parking Permits are still available for purchase during the upcoming quarter, which begins February 1. 2018. For your convenience, the Finance Office opens at 7:00 am on Wednesdays to purchase y...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: January 17, 2018

Young Hearts for Life

DuPage High School District 88 and Willowbrook High School will be offering free electrocardiograms (ECGs) to identify high school students at risk for heart conditions. The district is working in partnership with the Young Hearts for Life® (YH4L)...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: January 15, 2018

Villa Park Winter Photo Contest

Enter the Village of Villa Park’s winter photo contest! The theme is Winter Activities, which can include both indoor and outdoor activities in and around Villa Park. Photos can be submitted by commenting, messaging or tagging us on Facebook, Instagram an...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Great Western Trail Head Arch contributors honored by Village Board

UPDATED 1/10/2018: On January 8, 2018, the Villa Park Village Board expressed its appreciation to those who generously contributed to the development and construction of The Great Western Trail Head. Each of the honorees received a plaque for their contri...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Villa Park ice skating rinks now open

UPDATED 1/12/2018: While Villa Park experienced above freezing temperatures during the past week, ice skating is expected to return at the Lufkin Park rink late this weekend. Our diligent Parks & Recreation staff is currently hard at work re-establish...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: January 3, 2018

New Zoning Ordinance Meeting on Jan. 11, 2018

On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Villa Park Village Hall Board Room, (20 S. Ardmore Ave), the Planning & Zoning Commission will discuss the New Zoning Ordinance and the changes that will affect various areas throughout...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Christmas Tree Recycling Jan. 8-18, 2018

Holiday tree collection will take place on your regular garbage collection day during the second and third week (Jan. 8-18) of January 2018 only. All trees collected will be recycled by Roy Strom Co. instead of being placed in the landfill.

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: December 18, 2017

Villa Park Police announces 24/7 opioid misuse helpline

Opioid Hotline

The Villa Park Police Department has announced the establishment of the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances at 1-833-2FINDHELP. Created by the Illinois Department of Human Services (Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse), the ...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: December 15, 2017

Villa Park Holiday Photo Contest

Do you have any historic Villa Park holiday photos you'd like to share? If so, we would love to see them entered into our Historic Holiday Photo Contest! Winning photos will be posted on our social media pages and website home page! Your submissions can b...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: December 4, 2017

Village achieves budgeting recognition award for 25th consecutive year

The Village of Villa Park has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2017 annual budget. This is the 25th consecutive year that Villa Park has achieved this recognition.

Accor...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: November 27, 2017

19th Annual Joyful Traditions

Sponsored by the Village of Villa Park and Villa Park Chamber of Commerce, this year's Joyful Traditions festival will feature a tree lighting ceremony, photos with Santa, trolley and horse wagon rides, tasting tent, strolling carolers, and more!...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: November 24, 2017

Liquid cooking oil recycling

SCARCE will collect your liquid cooking oil at TWO Villa Park locations this holiday weekend:

  • TODAY (Nov. 24), 8am-3pm, at Salt Creek Sanitary District, 201 IL Route 83 (entrance from northbound lanes only); and
  • TOMORROW (Sat), 9am-12noon, at a temporary 1-...
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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: November 22, 2017

Villa Park Public Library hosts Shop Small Scavenger Hunt

From Saturday, November 25 through Thursday, November 30, the Villa Park Public Library is hosting a Small Business Saturday Scavenger Hunt in Villa Park—an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses. To participate:

  1. Visit the Villa...
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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: November 20, 2017

Giving DuPage offers volunteer opportunities

Is your school, family, company, faith/community group, or other non-profit organization looking to fulfill volunteer service hours? By participating in the Do GOOD DuPage campaign, you can transform the greater Villa Park community and assist Giving DuPa...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: November 17, 2017

LifeSource Donor Center in Villa Park Seeking Donors

Every two seconds, someone needs blood. Since blood cannot be manufactured, LifeSource depends on the generosity of its donors to give blood. Furthermore, the holidays present many challenges for blood donation centers like LifeSource, as many regular don...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Metra Commuter Parking Reminders

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The Village of Villa Park wishes to remind those using the Villa Park Metra Station of protocol regarding both daily and permit parking.

Numbered daily parking spots and non-numbered quarterly permit spots are available in both the north and south lots. Th...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Musical Performance at Historical Museum

On Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m., violinist Peter Herz will give a musical performance at the Villa Park Historical Museum following a brief annual meeting of the Historical Society. After the performance, guests can enjoy the museum's new exhibits. Light...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Pumpkin Smash 2017

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Bring your jack-o-lanterns to Village Hall's parking lot for a smashing — and environmentally friendly — good time.

In partnership with SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) and the Environmenta...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Halloween Trick-or-Treating Hours

Whether your costume's sweet, scary, or something in between, the Village of Villa Park wishes you a happy and safe Halloween! This year's official trick-or-treating hours take place on Tuesday, October 31, from 3-7 p.m. Residents can elect to pa...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Drug Take Back Program

In partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Villa Park Police Department is hosting a Drug Take Back event on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Here, community members can bring expired or unneeded prescription medications to the...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: October 18, 2017

Open House Events Seek Public Input on Zoning Ordinance Updates

The Village of Villa Park is hosting a number of Open House events to receive public input on a draft Zoning Ordinance Update document. One Open House will be held at the Villa Park Public Library (305 S. Ardmore Ave) on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 1-3 ...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: October 13, 2017

ComEd Offers Ways for Customers to Fall into Savings During National Energy Awareness Month

From ComEd Media Relations

CHICAGO (October 10, 2017) – October is National Energy Awareness Month and ComEd is encouraging customers to take advantage of offers within the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program to help them save on energy costs this fa...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Zoning Ordinance Draft Available Online for Community Feedback

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The Village of Villa Park has not updated its zoning ordinance in nearly 50 years — but that's about to change.

We are preparing a comprehensive update on the Village's zoning ordinances and are seeking input from residents and businesses.

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Extended Leaf Pickup Dates

Though free leaf pickup was originally scheduled to begin on October 23, the Village will now be able to extend this service an extra week.

Now, the official dates for leaf collection are October 16 to December 8.

Residents can dispose of an unlimited numbe...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: October 2, 2017

CLARIFICATION: Yellow Yard Waste Collection Tags & Bin Stickers

The most recent flier issued about "Yard Waste Collection Dos and Don'ts" mentioned "prepaid Yellow Yard Waste Tag(s)" and "Free stickers (...) available at Public Works."

The Village wishes to clarify that these two types of ...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Washington Street Green Infrastructure Improvements

Construction of the Washington Street Green Infrastructure Improvements has now reached the point that the contractor is ready to begin installing new curb and gutter and driveway aprons. During this time, crews will be setting a string line and preparing...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: September 21, 2017

2017 Street Improvement Project

As part of the 2017 Street Improvement Project, a portion of Adams Street from Ardmore Avenue to Harvard Avenue was paved today, and is now open to all traffic. However, the portion of Adams from Harvard Avenue to Addison Avenue requires additional work, ...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

Lane Closures in Place on St. Charles Road Bridge

On Monday, September 18th at approximately 9:00 a.m. two lanes of the St. Charles Road Bridge, east of Villa Avenue approaching Rte. 83, will be intermittently closed for the installation of several steel support beams. 

Work will begin on Monday,...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: September 6, 2017

DU-COMM Seeking Entry Level Telecommunicators

DuPage Public Safety Communications and Northwest Central Dispatch System are hiring for entry level Telecommunicators. 

A career as a Telecommunicator might be right for you if:

  • You crave a fast paced multi-tasking position that will test your ski...
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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Villa Park Finance Department to Open Early on Wednesdays

Effective Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, the Village of Villa Park Finance Department will open at 7:00 a.m. instead of 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays. 

The early start time is intended to accommodate the schedules of residents who have conflicting obli...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Villa Park Fire and Police Departments to Host "Seat Check Saturday"

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Get your car seats inspected by Certified Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians at the Villa Park Fire and Police Departments' "Seat Check Saturday" event on Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Villa Park Fire Station #81 (14...

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Download the flyer here. Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

UPDATE: St. Charles Road Bridge Weight Restriction

Following notice from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) that the rating of the St. Charles Road Bridge over Salt Creek has been lowered, a weight restriction of 15 tons max has taken effect. The new limit does not restrict ambulances from u...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Village Offices Closed for Labor Day - Garbage Collection Delayed

Village offices will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day. They will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, September 5th at 9:00 a.m.

Additionally, garbage collection will be delayed by one day throughout the week of Septemb...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

Village Board Meetings to be Held at 7:00 p.m.

Starting with the next Village Board Meeting on Monday, August 28th, the official time for Board Meetings will be changed from 7:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This time change is to reflect more current and common municipal practices.

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Villa Park Fire Department Awarded $11,984 Grant from Firehouse Subs

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On Thursday, August 10th, the Villa Park Fire Department received a grant of $11,894 worth of life-saving equipment from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The grant funded four video laryngoscopes that provide an efficient line of sight during ...

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Read the press release here. Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Michael Lay Named Villa Park's New Chief of Police

We are pleased to announce Michael Lay as Villa Park's new Chief of Police. 

Chief Lay started as a Villa Park officer in 1991 and was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2012. He will be sworn in at the next Village Board meeting next Monday, August 14th...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Pace Detour Notice: Route 313, St. Charles Road

Due to the enforcement of new weight restrictions on the St. Charles Road Bridge over Salt Creek in Villa Park, Pace Route 313 will operate using the following detour in both directions until further notice:

St. Charles ↔ IL 83 ↔ Roosevel...

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Download flyer here. Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Volunteers Needed for Butterfly Habitat Planting

Monarch Butterfly

Do you want to help plant a butterfly habitat? If you want to give back to the community, join us when we plant native plants along the Great Western Trail to build habitats for butterflies and to make the trail a beautiful place to walk, run, ride bikes ...

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Download the flyer here. Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Village Accepting Submissions for August Photo Contest

Show us your creativity with the Village of Villa Park’s new monthly photo contest! The theme for August is "Pets Around Town." Show us your pets, and bonus points go to photographers who include Villa Park branding. Photos can be subm...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: August 2, 2017

2017 August Summer Concert Series

August Concert 2016

Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and appetite to our August Summer Concert Series. Great family entertainment and good eats will make for a fun night at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park. The concession stand opens at 6:00 p.m. The Thursday concerts begin at ...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Village of Villa Park Offers New Rain Barrel Program

Rain Barrel

Take advantage of seasonal rainfall with the installation and use of a rain barrel. Rain barrels are an efficient and low-cost way of capturing rainwater for later use. The conserved water can be used to water plants, wash cars and even to bathe pets.

At t...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Villa Park Firefighters Perform Water Rescue Training

Water Rescue Training

Villa Park Firefighters/Paramedics trained for water rescues at Lufkin Pool on Tuesday, July 18th and Wednesday, July 19th with Todd Gutzmer, Firefighter/Paramedic and member of the Water Rescue Team. Training consisted of the use of a new boat and buoyan...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Village Accepting Submissions for July Photo Contest

Show us your creativity with the Village of Villa Park’s new monthly photo contest! The theme for July is "Summer Activities." This can mean relaxing on your front porch, taking a walk on the Prairie Path, spending time at one of the p...

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Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Village Staff and Tri-Town YMCA Promote Healthy Living

On Monday, July 10, Village staff, Trustee Robert Wagner and Tri-Town YMCA staff spent their lunch breaks promoting a healthy lifestyle by walking from Village Hall to Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park. Taking a short walk on your lunch break can help you im...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Village Offices Closed for Independence Day

Village offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, July 5th.

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Coffee with the Village Board Canceled for July

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Coffee with the Village Board has been canceled for Saturday, July 1st, 2017. To see future dates, click here.

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Village Launches Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

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The Village of Villa Park is partnering with Active Transportation Alliance to develop a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The plan will focus on improving connections to the Illinois Prairie Path, Great Western Trail, Salt Creek Trail and other local d...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Village Collecting Submissions for June Photo Contest

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Show us your creativity with the Village of Villa Park’s new monthly photo contest! The theme for June is "Wildlife Around Town;" this could be anything from the smallest insect to a full-grown deer, as long as it’s in Villa ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Villa Park Seeks Commissioners

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The Village of Villa Park is actively seeking applicants to fill vacancies on several commissions.

Interested residents can download an application form and submit completed applications at Village Hall, ATTN: President Bulthuis, 20 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

South Metra Lot to Close for Improvements

On Saturday, June 24th, the South Metra Parking Lot will be closed for seal coating and striping. Please plan accordingly, and we apologize for any inconvenience. 

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

S.A.L.T. Hosts Quarterly Meeting

Join Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.)  group for their quarterly community meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Wildwood Community Center (320 East Wildwood Avenue) on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017. There will be a recep...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Homeowners Presented with Historical Preservation Awards

At the May 22nd Board Meeting, three homeowners and one commercial building owner were presented with plaques for the Historical Preservation Awards by the Historical Preservation Commission.

A Historical Preservation award was issued to Dan Kufner for his...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Village Collecting Submissions for May Photo Contest

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Show us your creativity with the Village of Villa Park's first photo contest! The theme is "May Flowers," and photos can be submitted by commenting, messaging or tagging us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or by email to Kylie Cerk, Public Inf...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Senior Concerns Commission Hosts 3rd Annual Senior Fair

Senior of the Year 2016 (Sid Burke)

Join the Senior Concerns Commission and the Village of Villa Park for the 3rd annual Senior Fair on Thursday, May 4th from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The event is free for all ages and will be taking place at the Villa Park VFW Post 2801 (39 E. St Charles Rd). F...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Village Plants Tree for Arbor Day

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Happy Arbor Day! In honor of the occasion and to celebrate our 32nd consecutive year as a Tree City USA community, a Coralburst Crabapple tree was planted by Village staff at the corner of Harvard Avenue and Park Boulevard.

Thank you to ComEd for donating ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Metra Parking Changes Taking Effect May 1, 2017

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On May 1st, 2017, the Village of Villa Park is instituting a new parking payment machine and renumbered parking lots for the convenience of parking patrons. The new machine, located on the North side of the train station, will facilitate payment in cash o...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Villa Park Named Tree City USA for 32nd Consecutive Year

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The National Arbor Day Foundation has named the Village of Villa Park a Tree City USA community. It is the 32nd consecutive year Villa Park has received this National recognition.

The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Associati...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Yard Waste Collection Resumes Through November 30th

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Yard waste collection began the first week of April and will run through November 30th. Yard waste consists of grass, shrubbery clippings, leaves and plant material. It is to be set out in 30 gallon Kraft paper bags designed for the collection of yard was...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Be a Part of Villa Park's Community Garden

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Spring is here and so is the opening Villa Park’s Community Garden! For the first time ever, the garden is located at Westmore Park (between Westmore Ave, Biermann Ave, Sunset Dr and Plymouth St). Plots are available to community members of all ...

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Posted on: December 26, 2016

Christmas Tree Pickup Available

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Roy Strom will be picking up Christmas trees during the second and third weeks of January 2017 (Jan. 9-20) to recycle rather than placing them in landfills. Please remove ornaments, lights, wiring and any decorations. Remove plastic bags and any string or...

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Free Leaf Pick-up 2016 Extended to Dec. 12

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Villa Park has extended free leaf pick up for Villa Park residents to Monday Dec. 12. Villa Park residents are allowed to dispose of an unlimited number of Kraft paper bags of leaves without yard waste disposal stickers from Oct. 17, 2016 through Dec. 12,...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Village Offices Closed Thursday and Friday, Garbage Collection Delayed

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In observance of Thanksgiving, Village of Villa Park offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25.

The Thanksgiving holiday will also affect garbage collection. Roy Strom (the village's waste hauler) will not pick up garbage on Tha...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Villa Park VFW Seeks Donations, Volunteers for Thanksgiving Programs

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Villa Park VFW Post 2801 is seeking volunteers and donations to package Thanksgiving meal baskets as well as food to serve Naval Recruits on Thanksgiving day.

Every year, the VFW assembles baskets with all the food and fixings for a full Thanksgiving dinne...

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

Villa Park to Host Informational Meeting Regarding Referendum

Village of Villa Park officials will host an informational meeting at the Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa Ave., on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. to discuss a question that will appear on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot regarding increasing municipal...Read on...

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Posted on: February 29, 2016

ComEd Warns Customers of Scams

ComEd has seen an increase in reports of individuals calling ComEd customers and falsely claiming their electric service will be disconnected unless payment is made. These impersonators instruct customers to buy a prepaid credit card and call back to a di...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

Construction to Close South Entrance to North Avenue Target

Sidewalk construction in the area will close the south driveway entrance to Target, located at 50 E. North Ave., beginning Wed., Oct. 5.

The construction will close the south driveway entrance on Ardmore Avenue. Patrons will still be able to use the no...Read on...

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

UP West Schedule Changes Announced

CHICAGO – (Sept. 27, 2016) – Metra today announced a revision to the Union Pacific West Line schedule to take effect on Sunday, Oct. 2. The changes are intended to reduce delays to commuter service caused by conflicts with freight trains that also use the...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

NORC Interviewers to Conduct Research in Villa Park

NORC at the University of Chicago is conducting a national study that includes households in Villa Park.

Because NORC interviewers are not seeking purchases or contributions, they are not required by Village code to carry a solicitor's permit. However,...Read on...

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Villa Park Walgreens Provides Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk

The Villa Park Walgreens, located at 200 E. Roosevelt Road, is one of 45 locations with drug take-back kiosks in Illinois.

According to a company press release, Walgreens launched its safe medication disposal kiosk program in Illinois Aug. 8, 2016. The...Read on...

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

Villa Park Platform Rehabilitation

Beginning Wednesday, July 20, 2016, the west half of the inbound platform at the Ardmore Avenue railroad crossing will be out of service for approximately 6 weeks. Please use the east crosswalk to access both platforms.

After completion of the west h...Read on...

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

NEW for 2016: August Summer Concert Series

August Concerts 2016

Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and appetite to our August Summer Concert Series. Great family entertainment and good eats will make for a fun night at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park. The concession stand opens at 6 p.m. The Thursday concerts begin at 6:3...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Metra Station Coin Box Relocated

Metra commuters, please be aware the coin box has been relocated.

Commuters planning to pay for parking using the coin box at the Villa Park Metra Station should note the coin box is now attached to the wall of the station near the stairs and entrance....Read on...

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Posted on: June 1, 2016

Understanding Zika Virus

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No local mosquito-borne Zika virus disease cases have been reported in US states, but there have been travel-associated cases.

According to information on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, "Zika virus disease (Zika) is a...Read on...

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

Villa Park to Participate in 'America's Night Out Against Crime'

National Night Out 2016

Villa Park Chief of Police Robert Pavelchik announces that on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 neighborhoods throughout Villa Park are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “33rd Annual National Night Out” crime and drug preventio...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Sales Tax Rate Decrease Takes Effect June 1

Effective Wednesday, June 1, sales tax will drop one quarter of one percent (0.25%). That means in the Village of Villa Park, the new sales tax rate will be 7.5 percent for general merchandise and 1.75 percent for qualifying food and drugs.

This decrea...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Villa Park’s French Market Open for the Season

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Every Sunday from May through October, the Villa Park French Market brings an array of fresh flowers, produce and handmade goods to the Ardmore Business District, at Ardmore Avenue and Park Boulevard.

Conveniently located on the Illinois Prairie Path, ...Read on...

More About the French Market... Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Environmental Concerns Commission Awards Green Champion

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The Environmental Concerns Commission presented Bill Karges with the Green Champion award plaque at the May 9 Village Board Meeting.

The commission created a Green Champion recognition program to recognize the outstanding environmental achievements of indi...

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

Parks and Recreation Master Plan Approved

The Villa Park Village Board passed the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Oct. 26, 2015.

The Villa Park Parks Master Plan has undergone a lengthy planning and public input process that has yielded a detailed set of Recommendations and Priorities for “charti...

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Posted on: December 4, 2015

Honor a Veteran at Villa Park's Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park

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The Commemorative Memorial Brick Program provides individuals, families, businesses and organizations the opportunity to honor men and women who have served their country with a memorial brick paver. A paver engraved with a veteran’s name will be installe...

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Posted on: March 24, 2016

Recycle Cooking Oil at Salt Creek Sanitary District

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Residents can now drop off cooking oil at Salt Creek Sanitary District located at 201 South Route 83 in Villa Park between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Even if hot water is running and the grease is liquid when it goes down the...Read on...

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

Villa Park to Flush Water Mains in May 2016

The Village of Villa Park will be performing its semi-annual water main flushing operation in May. This is a necessary maintenance procedure to clear the mains of rust deposits and to check fire hydrants for proper operation.

Flushing will be performed...Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Villa Park Senior Fair Returns May 5

2015 Seniors of the Year

The 2016 Villa Park Senior Fair will be May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Recreation Building,320 E. Wildwood Ave.

The Senior Fair, hosted by the Senior Concerns Commission, is a free fair providing services and information for our senior co...Read on...

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Posted on: March 14, 2016

Villa Park Earns Financial Reporting Award

For the 28th consecutive year, the Village of Villa Park’s Finance Department received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the Vil...Read on...

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Posted on: January 11, 2016

Villa Park Public Library Seeks Community Feedback

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The Library Board is looking for public input and feedback on various building option considerations.

The Board will host several Open Houses. At the Open Houses, the Board, staff, and architects will share information about facility, space, and service ne...

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Posted on: January 28, 2016

Village Staff Thanks Willowbrook Student-Athletes for Assistance Shoveling Snow

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Village staff recently thanked Willowbrook High School student-athletes who volunteered to assist Villa Park senior residents with snow shoveling.

Students from Willowbrook's boys basketball, baseball and football teams graciously volunteered their tim...Read on...

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

Where to Recycle Holiday Lights

Here is a list of locations that are accepting holiday lights for recycling this year. Please call ahead for times and locations if not listed.

Lights accepted include: Italian mini-lights, traditional lights, extension cords, rope lights, LED lights. ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

‘Grow Healthy, Villa Park’ reflects on successes of 2015

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By Erica Whelan, Tri-Town YMCA Development Coordinator

Since its inception in 2011 as a public health initiative intended to provide the Villa Park community with health-conscious choices and support, the “Grow Healthy Villa Park Coalition” has made a ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 24, 2015

Villa Park Police Deliver Presents to Local Families

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Santa enlisted the help of the Villa Park Police Department Dec. 23 to give gifts to local families who might not otherwise receive any this holiday season.

Members of the Villa Park Police Department and their families assembled with lists in hand at the ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2015

Villa Park Warns Residents about Telephone Scammers Claiming to be from the IRS

Several residents have recently received phone calls claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

THIS IS A SCAM. The IRS never calls asking for credit cards or personal information over the phone. The IRS will always send you correspondence...Read on...

More information about scams... Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: December 17, 2015

Villa Park Wins Chaddick Institute 2015 Municipal Development Award

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DePaul University's Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development recognized the Village of Villa Park as the winner of the 2015 Municipal Development Award for Trail Programming and Implementation Dec. 3.

Villa Park won the award for its enhancements to...

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More about the 2015 Municipal Development Award... Village of Villa Park News
Posted on: November 11, 2015

ComEd Reminds Customers to Beware of Scams

ComEd recently issued the following information as part of a reminder to customers.

During the season when many people dress up in costumes for fun activities, ComEd is reminding the public to beware of unwelcomed solicitations by tricksters who pose as ut...

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

Villa Park Honors Retired Police Canine

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VILLA PARK – The Villa Park Board of Trustees recognized retired Villa Park Police Canine Inoe and his handler Officer Bryan Hruby for their service to the citizens of Villa Park on Sept. 14, 2015.

After eight years of dedicated service to Villa Park...Read on...

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

Villa Park Welcomes Newest Firefighter/Paramedics

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VILLA PARK – The Villa Park Board of Trustees welcomed the two newest firefighter/paramedics to the Villa Park Fire Department on Sept. 14, 2015.

During the Board meeting, Villa Park Fire Chief Ron Rakosnik recognized Jeff Brown and Steve Lyons for complet...

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Posted on: December 26, 2015

Christmas Tree Recycling Available

Roy Strom will be picking up Christmas trees during the first two full weeks of January 2016 (Jan. 4-15) to recycle rather than placing them in landfills. Trees will be collected on the same day as your regular trash pick-up. Please remove ornaments, ligh...Read on...

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

Drop off toys for Toy Express at Village Hall, Station 81

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Toy Express delivers smiles to children in our community every year.

The non-profit aims to brighten the lives of children in Chicago's western suburbs who may otherwise not receive any gifts during the holidays. Since 1990, Toy Express has collected and d...

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

Villa Park Grand Prix

The video below features footage captured by a GoPro camera mounted on Peter Bock's helmet during the Cat 3/4 race of the 2015 Villa Park Grand Prix Aug.9.

The Grand Prix brought competitive cyclists from around the world to Villa Park for a day of rac...Read on...

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