The Village of Villa Park

   Jan. 13, 2017                       Villa Park News                       Vol. 3 Issue 1


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Tree Collection Ongoing Through Friday, January 20, 2017

Christmas Tree

Be more green for 2017, and recycle your old Christmas trees so they don't end up in a landfill. Roy Strom will continue tree pickup through the second and third weeks of January 2017 (January 9th-20th).

Please remove ornaments, lights, wiring and any decorations. Remove plastic bags and any string or wires used to move the trees to the curb.

Visit Roy Strom's website for more information on Christmas tree pickup or garbage collection. 

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.

Friday Night Connect - Friday, January 13, 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.

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).

Deadline Approaches for Citizen Police Academy - Sunday, January 15, 2017


The Villa Park Police Department is proud to bring back the Citizen Police Academy program. The Citizen Police Academy is a program designed to give participants a working knowledge of the Villa Park Police Department and how the department interacts with other agencies in DuPage and the surrounding counties.

Classes will be held on a weekly basis from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. beginning January 23rd, 2017 and will run through March 13th. Classes will be led by members of the Police Department. The academy will be open to residents and business owners in Villa Park. Classes will include topics such as conducting criminal investigations, traffic stops, gangs, juvenile law and firearms. 

The application deadline is at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 15th. Applications are located at the front desk of the Villa Park Police Department (40 S. Ardmore Ave). For further information, please contact Sgt. Tim Walsh at (630) 592-6124. Get more information on the Citizen Police Academy on the Village's website

Knights of Columbus Breakfast & Free Throw Event - Sunday, January 15, 2017 & Sunday, January 29, 2017


Join the Knights of Columbus and help support local charities on Sunday, January 15th from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. Alexander Catholic Church (300 S Cornell Ave). Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, french toast, sausage, ham, eggs, coffee, milk, juice and more. Get more information about the Knights of Columbus on their website

Additionally, all children ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Sunday January 29th at St. Alexander’s Gym (200 S. Cornell Ave). Registration starts at 6:00 p.m. with the contest following. All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. Entry forms with the parental consent will be available at registration. For additional information contact Roger R. Dooley at (630) 833-3243.

Villa Park Fire Department CPR Class -
Wednesday, January 18, 2017


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 the 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, January 18th from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at the Iowa Community Center (338 N. Iowa Ave). Click here to register. 
For more information, contact Fire Department Administrative Assistant Mary Hornback via email or by calling (630) 833-5350. 

Calvary United Methodist Church Dinner -
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Calvary United

Calvary United Methodist Church will host its monthly “Third Thursday Community Meal with Speaker” on January 19th.

Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by a guest speaker, Susan Kliene-Weiner of Metropolitan Family Services, who will discuss the services that this organization provides for seniors and how to make application.
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.

Electronics Recycling - Saturday, January 21, 2017


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).

Now that the holidays are over and everyone has opened their new gifts, please remember that the old electronics cannot go out to the curb as part of the regular garbage pick-up.

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.

Ice Rinks Open at Cortesi and Jefferson Parks

Ice Rink

Ice skating is now available at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park (318 E. Kenilworth) and Jefferson Park (341 N. Harvard, just east of Jefferson Pool).

Cortesi Park is for free skating only. Jefferson Park will have two rinks: one for free skating and one dedicated to hockey. These two rinks are convertible to one big free skating rink when there are no hockey players. Also, in the event of ice melting, the rink at Jefferson Park will not be revived. 

The Parks and Recreation Department owns two sets of “Pond Goals” and one set of Mini-Mite goals available for weekend rental. $10 per set allows for a Friday pick-up and requires a Monday return. You must leave a copy of your driver’s license or state ID to rent the goals.

There are no warming facilities at either location, so please dress for the weather. 

Villa Park Police Department Welcomes New Officers

VP Officer

The Village of Villa Park Police Department has welcomed two new officers to the team.

Mallori Morris graduated from the academy on Friday, December 23rd.

Nathan St.Clair (pictured) was sworn in by Village Clerk Korynecky this month and started police academy training on Monday, January 9th. 


9th Annual Ice Fishing Event Registration Deadline -
Friday, February 3, 2017

Ice Fishing

The Villa Park Sportsmen’s Club invites you to join them
for the 9th Annual Ice Fishing event at North Terrace
Lagoon (300 N. Westmore Ave).

You will learn about ice fishing safety, how to drill holes in the ice and how to catch fish. Prizes will be awarded to children only. Bring your own bait: spikes,wigglers and wax worms. Refreshments will be served indoors. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult and ages 16 and older must have a valid fishing license to fish. A license may be obtained here.

Please register by Friday, February 3rd so you can be contacted if the event date changes due to inadequate ice thickness. The event is for all ages and will be held on Saturday, February 11th from 9:00 a.m.-noon.

Snow & Ice Control Plan

Snow Plow

Weather can be unpredictable, and with snow and freezing temperatures, a certain amount of planning is needed to stay safe.

Snow and Ice Control is managed by the Village of Villa Park's Public Works Department and includes plowing and salting on all streets within the corporate limits, except for North Avenue, Roosevelt Road, and Route 83, which are maintained by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). 

View the full Snow and Ice Control Plan here for information on when it's okay to park on the street, which streets will be plowed in the event of snow and more. 


Job Opportunities

Check out open positions with the Village of Villa Park or job postings in the community.
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Upcoming Meetings 

View our Calendar for details about board and commission meetings and other upcoming events throughout Villa Park.

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Questions, Comments & Concerns

Please contact, Kylie Cerk, the Village's Public Information Officer
via email or by calling (630) 592-6082.

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