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National Night Out 2018

The annual National Night Out celebration, which took place on August 7th, was a success as many visitors participated in face painting, enjoyed free snow cones and checked out the Villa Park Police and Fire Department equipment!

Over 37 million people from 16,000 communities  participate in National Night Out nationally. It began as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back!

Thank you to our amazing community for your constant drive to keep making Villa Park a safe place to live!

Illinois Changes Laws Involving Texting and Driving

A new law was announced to strengthen penalties for texting and driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, texting and driving is six times more dangerous than drinking and driving. If that statistic isn't enough to shock you, the new law, which goes into effect next July, just might. 

Previous to the new law, first time offenses were considered non-moving violations, but they will now be considered moving violations and can result in up to a $75 fine. Drivers with three or more moving violations in a year are subject to a suspended driver's license. 

Distracted driving accounts for a quarter of police-reported crashes, so remember to put down your phones and save some lives.


August Summer Concerts Wrap-Up

Did you catch any of the amazing performances this month at Cortesi Park? The August Summer Concert series welcomed a growing crowd each week!

A big thank you to our amazing artists, Los Tequileros, Flat Cats, Mason Rivers, Rosie & The Rivets and Mr. Meyers, for making Thursday nights extra fun!


Super Sensational Saturdays: Big Rigs and Kids 2018

This family event was one to remember! Kids were able to sit in and check out a bunch of different "rigs", from firetrucks to tractors, and enjoy the full sensory experience of sitting in the big seat.

Kids also enjoyed face painting, crafts and a very special performance from Villa Park's Discover Dance team! Thank you for attending and creating such great memories.

Get Your Tickets for Villa Park Brewfest 

Are you looking for a fun way to kick off the fall season? The Villa Park Brewfest is back for another amazing year and will be held on Saturday, September 29th at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, located at 318 E. Kenilworth Ave.

Enjoy a variety of over 100 different styles of craft beer from the best brewers in America. You will even have a chance to vote for your favorite Illinois craft beer that you think deserves the Villa Park Brewfest Award!

Tickets are still available for purchase at For more information visit,

So, grab your family and friends and enjoy an afternoon out. Let’s make this year as memorable as the last!


Upcoming Villa Park Public Library programs and activities

The library has a variety of activities and programs for all ages over the next month, including the following (more program details and registration information can be found on the Villa Park Public Library for each of these programs):

  • Readers Theater Auditions:  Tues, Sept. 11th 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. You're invited to audition for the Readers Theater, one-act comedic play, which will be held in November!
  • Batman Day: Sat, Sept. 15th 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Swoop in and celebrate in true Bruce Wayne style! We'll have Batman activities, games, and crafts in honor of the Dark Knight. 
  • Cheese 101: Mon, Sept.17th 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Calling all cheese lovers! Taste and learn about traditional cheese styles, milk types and basic flavor profiles in this introductory class presented by Meredith Meder, ACS CCP.
  • Age Reversing ESSENTRICS: Sat, Sept.22nd 2018 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Gentle, slow-paced workouts for both men and women. Please bring a mat or towel for floor work.
Toby the dog

Adopt a New Best Friend at Paws on the Path 

On Saturday, September 8th, the Paws on the Path event will offer you the opportunity to meet and adopt a brand new four-legged pal! 

Hosted by the Villa Park Community Pride Commission, visit with local rescues and vendors from 10 am to 2 pm at the Gazebo along the Prairie Path.  

There will also be a kids activity tent, live music, a pet costume contest, and dog-friendly games and prizes! 

Car Seat Check

National Seat Check Saturday

Want to make sure your child’s car seat is properly installed? On Saturday, September 22nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station 81, located at 1440 S. Ardmore Ave., the Villa Park Fire and Police Dept.’s will be hosting a National Seat Check.

This event, in conjunction with the National Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week, will have CPS Technicians on-hand to make sure that your seats are correctly installed.

senior fair

Subsidized Taxi Rides

Our residents 65 years of age and older, as well as physically challenged residents (with a physician's letter confirming disability), qualify for low-cost taxi rides. 

Rides will cost $1 per person each way. Participants must live within the village boundaries and a photo ID is required. 

Junior Women's Club Trick or Trot 5K

Have you ever dreamed of running/walking a 5k dressed in your Halloween costume? Well, the Villa Park Junior Women’s Club is making your dreams come true with the Trick or Trot 5K/Little Devil Kid’s 1K Dash on Saturday, October 27th from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the charities, organizations and families supported by the Villa Park Junior Women’s Club. Enjoy this fun way to celebrate Halloween with family and friends all while doing good for others! For more information and to register, click here.


September Sunday Night Cruise Themes 

The Villa Park Sunday Night Cruise car show will continue on Sunday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. through the end of September. Here are the upcoming themes:

Theme:                                            Activity:                    Promotion:
Sept. 02 – Truck Night                    Small to Big Rigs                Hot Dogs
Sept. 09 – Tailgate Party                Grill Supplied                      Shared Sides
Sept. 16 – Corn Boil                       American & Elotes              Corn on Cob
Sept. 22 – Mopar Night                  MOPAR Clubs Theme                Dash Plaques
Sept. 30 – Movie Night                   American Graffiti                 Popcorn

Sunday Night Cruise is located at Park Blvd and Ardmore, in front of Stulgin's Bar.
National Days

September National Days

Did you know that almost every single day is a different national day celebration (at least according to Here are some of the most interesting days coming up in September:

September 1st: World Beard Day
September 7th: National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day
September 13th: National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
September 19th: National Talk Like a Pirate Day 
September 26th: National Pancake Day


Eyeglasses and Hearing Aid Recycling 

Have any old eyeglasses or hearing aids sitting around your house you might want to recycle? Villa Park Lions Club has a yellow container located near Mike's Meat Market on Villa Ave where you can recycle your old pairs. Over 1,300 pairs have been donated this year!

Fall Colorful

Fall Colorful Photo Contest!

Our Summer Fun Photo Contest is coming to a close. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on Saturday, September 1st! Thank you to everyone for submitting your wonderful photos!

With a brand new season upon us, there will be plenty of opportunities for great photos of changing leaves and festive decorations and the introduction of our brand new photo contest: Fall Colorful. Send us your best high-quality photos that show off the beauty of Fall!

Photos can be submitted by commenting, messaging or tagging us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The photo must be taken in Villa Park, the photographer must be from Villa Park and the content must follow the theme without obscenity. 

The deadline for the Fall Colorful Photo Contest is November 30 at 12 p.m (noon).


Job Opportunities

Check out open positions with the Village (you can also sign up for job notifications). 

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, and Concerns
Please contact Kayla King, the Village's Public Information Officer via email or by calling (630) 592-6082.
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