Posted on: May 26, 2017

Village Offices Closed for Memorial Day

Village offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th in honor of Memorial Day.

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Congratulations to William Nolden, Senior of the Year 2017

Congratulations to William Nolden who was nominated and awarded as the Senior of the Year for 2017 by the Senior Concerns Commission. Nolden has been a crossing guard for about nine years starting at North School and now at Ardmore School.

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Village Says Farewell to Police Chief Bob Pavelchik

The Village says farewell to Villa Park Police Chief Bob Pavelchik on his last day, May 19, 2017, as he retires and starts a new chapter.

Posted on: May 17, 2017

Villa Park Fire Department Receives Federal Grant

On May 16th, Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced that the Villa Park Fire Department was awarded a total of $159,091 through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Read the press release under the Community tab on the website.

Posted on: May 15, 2017

Villa Park Police to Participate in "Cop on a Rooftop"

On Friday, May 19th, the Villa Park Police Department will be participating in "Cop on a Rooftop" to help support Special Olympics Illinois.

Posted on: May 12, 2017

Congratulations to William Nolden, Senior of the Year 2017

Congratulations to William Nolden who was nominated and awarded as the Senior of the Year for 2017 by the Senior Concerns Commission.

Posted on: May 5, 2017

Village Collecting Submissions for May Photo Contest


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 Information O...

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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

Tree Flowers

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

Metra Flyer 7

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

BEST Commission

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


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: March 17, 2017

Village Introduces New Special Event Packet

The Village Board recently approved the use of a new special event application packet that combines all applications for various requests/events in order to streamline the process. This new packet amends the daily liquor license fee to $75, amends the raf...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Change Your Clocks and Your Batteries for Daylight Saving


Daylight Saving Time is right around the corner, so don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed on Saturday, March 11th. The time change will take effect at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 12th.

We'd also like to remind re...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Village Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting


The Village of Villa Park Finance Department has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for our 2016 fiscal year end comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Holiday Lights Must be Removed by March 27, 2017


Temporary exterior holiday lighting shall be permitted for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days. Please remove all exterior lighting decorations after your celebration of the season no later than Monday, March 27th, 2017.

If your old...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Household Battery Recycling Now Available at Public Works


Roy Strom and the Village of Villa Park now offer household battery recycling at the front desk of the Public Works building (11 W Home Ave). Residents can dispose of D batteries and below - cell phone batteries and others of the like will not be accepted...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Fees for Combined Sewer Separation and Storm Water Funding

In order to provide the residents of Villa Park with the best possible infrastructure improvements, residents will note some changes made to the fees on their utility bills. The fees are meant to provide funding for the construction of improvements to all...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Village Develops Q & A for Underground Utility Improvement Plan

The Village of Villa Park developed an informational Q & A document regarding the Underground Utility Improvement Plan. Click the image below to read.

Read more about the Q & A...

Posted on: February 6, 2017

Roy Strom Announces New Refuse Collection Day for Villa Park Residents


Villa Park residents who receive refuse collection on Fridays will have their waste collection day changing to Thursdays beginning on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. Your final Friday collection will be Friday, February 24th. Affected residents will be receivi...

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Posted on: December 26, 2016

Christmas Tree Pickup Available

Christmas trees

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: November 28, 2016

Be a Part of Villa Park's Community Garden


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 ages...

Read more about Villa Park's Community Garden..

View or download the flier here.
Posted on: November 21, 2016

Village Offices Closed Thursday and Friday, Garbage Collection Delayed

Happy Thanksgiving

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...

Read more about the holiday schedule...

Garbage Collection
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Villa Park Seeks Commissioners

Villa Park Village logo

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 Bullwinkel, 20 S. Ardmore Ave., Vill...

Read more about commissioner positions...

Commissioner Application
Posted on: November 7, 2016

Villa Park VFW Seeks Donations, Volunteers for Thanksgiving Programs

VFW logo

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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VFW Post 2801 website
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...

View informational video
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Free Leaf Pick-up 2016 Extended to Dec. 12

Fallen leaves on the ground

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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More information about yard waste program...
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...

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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View the New Schedule
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...

More about NORC
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...

Read full release...
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...

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...

National Night Out Sponsor
Posted on: July 19, 2016

NEW: 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...Read on...

View flyer
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...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Understanding Zika Virus

Zika mosquito info

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...

CDC Zika webpage
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...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Environmental Concerns Commission Awards Green Champion

Green Champion 2016

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: April 28, 2016

Villa Park’s French Market Open for the Season

French Market

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...
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...

View Additional Event Info
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...

Posted on: March 24, 2016

Recycle Cooking Oil at Salt Creek Sanitary District

Recycle cooking oil

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...

Additional Info...
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...

Read the full release
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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Read the ComEd alert
Posted on: January 28, 2016

Village Staff Thanks Willowbrook Student-Athletes for Assistance Shoveling Snow

Willowbrook Student-Athletes

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...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

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

Family reads Sugar Shockers poster

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...

Tri-Town YMCA website
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...

Posted on: January 11, 2016

Villa Park Public Library Seeks Community Feedback

Villa Park Public Library Logo

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: 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...

Posted on: December 24, 2015

Villa Park Police Deliver Presents to Local Families

Villa Park Police help Santa deliver presents

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...
Posted on: December 17, 2015

Villa Park Wins Chaddick Institute 2015 Municipal Development Award

Chaddick Award

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...
Posted on: December 4, 2015

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

Memorial Brick Pavers

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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Order form
Posted on: December 1, 2015

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

Toy Express Parade

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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More information
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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Read the full release here
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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Parks and Recreation Master Plan
Posted on: September 17, 2015

Villa Park Honors Retired Police Canine

Inoe Retires

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

New Firefighter Paramedics 2015.jpg

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: 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...