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Congratulations to Our Newly Elected and Re-Elected Officials

Congratulations to the Village's newly elected and re-elected Village Board! On May 8th, 2017, President Albert Bulthuis, Clerk Hosanna Korynecky, Trustee Nick Cuzzone, Trustee Cheryl Tucker and Trustee Robert Wagner were sworn in to begin their four-year terms.

Contact the Village's elected officials or get more information here.


Village Board

Village Honored as Tree City USA for 32nd Year

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 Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service sponsors the Tree City USA program. To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance.

On Friday, April 28th, a Coralburst Crabapple tree was planted by Village staff at the corner of Harvard Avenue and Park Boulevard. Thank you to ComEd for donating this tree and nine others for our community.


Tree Planting

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 Officer. 

One winner will be chosen, and the prize will be having your photo promoted through the Village's social media channels, having your photo in the Village's homepage slideshow on the website and having your photo become part of the Village's photo archive. 

The deadline for May submissions is the end of the day on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

The rules for participating are as follows:

  • The photo must be of something in Villa Park
  • The photographer must be from Villa Park
  • Submissions of obscene content are not allowed
Photo Contest

Metra Parking Changes

Metra Parking

On May 1st, 2017, the Village of Villa Park instituted 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 or credit/debit for daily parking on both sides of the lot. See below for more information or download the flyer here.

Rates as of May 1, 2017: 

  • Quarterly Parking Permit - $100.00 
  • Daily Parking - $2.00 
  • Daily Parking (Paid for at Police Dept.) - $4.00

How to Pay:

  • Quarterly Parking Permit - Available for purchase at Village Hall or by mail with application downloaded here.
  • Daily Parking Permit - Available for purchase through parking machine located at train station or through the passport parking app that is now available for the North and South Parking Lots. Note: The machine does not accept pennies or $0.50 pieces.
  • Daily Parking (Paid for at Police Dept.) - Available for purchase at the Villa Park Police Department for $4.00.


As a reminder, permits must be displayed in the rear window, or a ticket will be issued. For further information, please contact Village Hall at (630) 834-8500.

Friday Night Connect - Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday Night Connect

Friday Night Connect is a partnership between Willowbrook High School, the Villa Park Police Department and the local clergy to provide students with safe, positive activities from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

All students in sixth through eighth grades at Villa Park public and private schools are invited to join Friday Night Connect. They will be mentored by Willowbrook High School students, and adults will provide supervision. This program is free for participants.

Each Friday Night Connect will take place at the following three locations: York Center Church of the Brethren (1S071 Luther Ave, Lombard), Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church (206 W. St. Charles Rd, Villa Park) and Calvary United Methodist Church (136 E. Highland Ave, Villa Park).

Garden Club Plant Sale -
Friday, May 12 & Saturday, May 13

Garden Club Sale

Enjoy time out in the Garden Village and purchase from a variety of plants ranging from exotic to native at the Garden Club of Villa Park's annual plant sale.

The sale started Friday, May 12th at 8:00 a.m. and continues through on Saturday, May 13th from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Community Recreation Building (320 E. Wildwood). You can choose from herbs, butterfly garden plants and even gifts for Mother's Day.

All proceeds benefit the Garden Club of Villa Park.

Park Art Center Hosts Paul Elledge Exhibit -
Friday, May 12, 2017

Paul Elledge Exhibit

Renowned photographer Paul Elledge's "iPhone Once A Day, Everyday" series will be on display at the Park Art Center (9 East Park Blvd) from May 12th through July 1st with the Opening Reception on Friday, May 12th from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Get more information on Paul Elledge's unique photo series here.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 pm. All events are free and open to the public.


Kiwanis Vidalia Onion Sale - Saturday, May 13, 2017

Vidalia Onions

Support the Kiwanis Club of Villa Park, and the charitable work they do by participating in their annual Vidalia Onion Sale.

Buy a 10 lb bag of Sweet Vidalia Onions for $10, preorder from a Kiwanian or pick up at St. Paul Lutheran Church (545 Ardmore Ave) from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 13th. 

Meet and Greet the Village Board at the VFW - Saturday, May 13, 2017

President Bulthuis

Meet and welcome the new Village President and Trustees this Saturday at the Villa Park VFW Post 2801 (39 E St. Charles Rd).


The event will be from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and lunch will be provided by the VFW and its members.

Congratulations to the 2017 Senior of the Year

William Nolden

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. He heavily participates in the Villa Park Police Department's "Drug Take Back Program" where citizens can safely dispose of prescription drugs twice a year. 

Nolden has also been on the Fire Pension Commission for about ten years and is a member of CERT, Citizens Emergency Response Team. He volunteers for various Village activities like the Sunday Movie Matinee at the library and Summerfest, and he even helps with directing traffic when needed. 

Thank you for all you do for the Village of Villa Park!

Villa Park Fire Department CPR Class -
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CPR

The American Heart Association "BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Class" covers core materials such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of a bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation for healthcare professionals. 

Classes are taught by trained Villa Park Fire Department paramedics. This is a full class and includes a student workbook. After completion of the class, each student will receive a 2-year certification card. Cost for the class is $55 and must be paid in advance.

The next BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Class is being held on Wednesday, May 17th from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at the Iowa Community Center (338 N. Iowa Ave). Click here to register, and visit the website for information on other classes. 
  
For more information, contact Fire Department Administrative Assistant Mary Hornback via email or by calling (630) 833-5350. 

Calvary United Methodist Church Dinner -
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Calvary United

Calvary United Methodist Church will host its monthly “Third Thursday Community Meal with Speaker” on May 18th. 

Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by a guest speaker. Calvary UMC is located at 136 East Highland in Villa Park, the northwest corner of Highland and Summit. The public is welcome and there is no charge for dinner.

Villa Park Police Participate in "Cop on a Rooftop" -
Friday, May 19, 2017

Cop on the Rooftop 2015

Show your support for Special Olympics by visiting Villa Park cops on the rooftop of Dunkin' Donuts (298 W North Ave).

"Cop On A Rooftop" is taking place on Friday, May 19th from 5:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

DuPage County River Sweep - Saturday, May 20, 2017

River Sweep

The annual DuPage County River Sweep is a county-wide self-coordinated stream cleanup and restoration event. The purpose of the river sweep is to encourage volunteers to help "sweep our rivers clean" by picking up debris in and along the local waterways and restoring nearby land back to its natural state.

Register or get more information on the Conservation Foundation's website. 

Electronics Recycling - Saturday, May 20, 2017

E-Recycling

In Illinois, it is illegal for electronic devices to be disposed of in a landfill, so the Village of Villa Park partnered with Roy Strom to host electronics recycling events on the third Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m.-noon at the Public Works Garage (20 W. Home Ave).

With spring cleaning happening, please remember that old electronics cannot go out to the curb as part of regular garbage pickup.

This is a free service for Villa Park residents only, and a photo ID is required to drop off electronics. Also, only one TV may be dropped off per visit. Read more about Villa Park’s electronic waste program here.

Prevent Flooding on Your Street

Flooded Street

With the rainy season upon us, the Village would like to remind residents to be prepared for storms and flooding.

Please make sure the storm inlets on your street are clear of debris before rain hits the area. If your street floods, keep in mind that 6 inches of rain can reach the bottom of most passenger cars and cause stalling and loss of control, and one foot of water can float most vehicles.

To prevent flooding on your property, utilize complimentary sandbags from the Public Works Department. They can be picked up across the street from the Public Works Facility (11 West Home Ave) and next to Village Hall (20 S. Ardmore Ave) before large storms are expected to hit. 

Visit FEMA's website for more tips and information on flood safety. 

VFW Hosts Memorial Day Event - Monday, May 29, 2017

American Flag

On Monday, May 29th, the Villa Park VFW Post 2801 will be hosting a Memorial Day event at their hall (39 E. St. Charles Rd).

The event will be at 11:00 a.m. and lunch will be provided. Police and Fire Department representatives are expected to attend.

VFW Friday Night Fish Frys & Tactical Taco Thursdays

Fish Fry

Celebrate the end of the week with the Villa Park VFW Post 2801 (39 E. Saint Charles Rd) at their weekly Tactical Taco Thursdays and Friday Fish Frys.

The fish fry is every Friday from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The VFW serves up fried fish, shrimp, Italian Beef, hot dogs and freshly made chips & fries.

Tactical Taco Thursday is every Thursday from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. You can practice your shooting skills while enjoying tacos priced at $2.00 each or three for $5.00.

Get more information on the VFW's website.

Summerfest Commission Seeks Volunteers

Summerfest

The Villa Park Summerfest Commission is looking for volunteers on Saturday, June 17th for 2 hour shifts.

Volunteers will receive 2 free wristbands (a $20 value) for their children to enjoy the rides. Volunteers will also receive a Summerfest shirt. 


If you would like to volunteer, please contact Patty Ruiz at (630) 834-3051 or email her at PRuiz@invillapark.com

                                                                                                                                            


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Please contact, Kylie Cerk, the Village's Public Information Officer
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