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Celebrate 8 & 28

SAVE-THE-DATE: Celebrate Villa Park as one of the America's best places to live and raise a family on Apr. 28


Villa Park civic, business, and community leaders invite you to the showcase event on Saturday, April 28 to celebrate our Village's ranking as the 8th best place in America to raise a family and 28th best place to live. The event will include student performances by District 45, 48, 88, the Islamic Foundation School, and the Mayer Irish Dancers. The evening also highlights a special performance by Mick Archer's dueling pianos. Each ticket gives you access to these events, as well as three food tickets to cash in at various local food vendors, and desserts provided by local churches. A student art competition, craft table, and photo booth is sure to entertain the young and young at heart. The cash bar will start at 6 p.m., which highlights a celebratory beer drafted by More Brewing to mark the occasion.

Everyone in Villa Park is invited to enjoy this celebration!
Get your tickets here: http://celebrate8and28.com

Call Before You Dig!

You may be surprised to find what's under your yard. Oftentimes, water, gas, electric, phone, and sewer companies deliver their services underground. Avoid any personal injury or damage to these lines by contacting JULIE; state law requires you to call before you dig, regardless of the project. Call 8-1-1 or 1-800- 892-0123


Villa Park Named Tree City USA


Villa Park has earned the recognition as a 2017 Tree City USA. This year marks the 33rd year the village has received this accolade. Villa Park is one of more than 3,400 Tree City USAs, with a combined population of 140 million. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

Villa Park achieved Tree City US recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

In honor of Arbor Day, the Village of Villa Park will be planting trees around the town.

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Free Mulch Pickup


Public Works will use your twigs and yard waste to create free mulch for pickup. Tree debris is chipped and offered as mulch free of charge and all other wood is hauled to a wood recycling facility in order to reduce our carbon impact on the environment.The mulch will be located in the Lufkin parking lot. Until supplies last.


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Memorial Day Ceremony


Join the Villa Park Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2801 and the Village of Villa Park as we honor those individuals who have served our country in the military during times of conflict or war. We particularly recognize those individuals who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms and our country.

The Memorial Day Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 28, 2018, beginning at 11 a.m. at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 320 E. Kenilworth Ave. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be relocated to the VFW Post 2801 Hall, 39 E. St. Charles Rd.



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Water Main Flushing Operations


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 on May 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. We ask that you please refrain from doing laundry during the above indicated times, as rust stains could potentially damage clothing.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause you and thank you in advance for your patience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Public Works Department at 630-834-8505

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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):

  • Building Project Update:  The Library board will go out to bid on the building renovation project this spring. The primary focus of the first six months of construction will be on building the new addition to the library and replacing building systems; the library will continue to offer services during construction
  • SWAN Program: Starting May 1st, 2018, the library will be joining the SWAN Library Consortium. There are 97 libraries in SWAN, so residents will have access to more books, movies, and everything!
  • Age Reversing ESSENTRICS: Sat, April 14th 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Gentle, slow paced workout for both men and women. Bring a mat/towel for floor work. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver. Ages 14 and older are invited to attend.
  • Career Passioneering: Sat, April 14th 2018 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Frustrated with your job and life? Ready to review and ignite both your job and life? Bring a pen, paper, and an open mind to this workshop. 
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National Bike to School Day May 9, 2018


National Bike to School Day began in 2012. We at Villa Park encourage all students to participate in this year's National Bike to School Day on May 9th to promote a healthy lifestyle and learn about bike safety. Remember to follow traffic safety signs and look out for pedestrians. We hope to see you on the paths!

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Nominations Requested for the 2018 "Senior of the Year" Award


Do you know or are you a senior doing something exceptional for the community and those around you?

The Senior Concerns Commission is requesting nominations for the 2018 "Senior of the Year" award. To be considered, nominees must be 65 years of age or older and a Villa Park resident. More specifically, the commission is looking for someone outstanding who expresses care for the community and their neighbors--someone who makes a difference.

To nominate, provide a paragraph detailing why the senior is exceptional, listing the name and contact information for both the applicant and the nominee. Mail nominations to Village Hall at 20 S. Ardmore Ave, ATTN: Village Clerk Hosanna Korynecky, email to clerkkorynecky@invillapark.com, or call 630-592-6077.

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4th Annual Senior Fair


Join the Senior Concerns Commission and the Village of Villa Park for the 4th annual Senior Fair on Thursday, May 10, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The event is free for all ages and will be held at the Villa Park VFW Post 2801, 39 E. St. Charles Rd. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

The fair informs and provides the senior community with useful resources. The fair features will include free blood pressure screenings, medication checks, crime prevention material, and much more from local medical professionals and other organizations.

If you would like to adopt a table to represent your organization, please contact Village Clerk Hosanna Korynecky at 630-592-6077, clerkkorynecky@invillagepark.com, or the village manager's office at 630-592-6052.


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Vidalia Sweet Onion Sale Supports Services


The Kiwanis Club of Villa Park is again sponsoring its annual Vidalia Sweet Onion Sale to benefit local charitable services. The Villa Park Kiwanis Club gives scholarships to Willowbrook Key Club students, supports Builders Club at Jackson and Jefferson Middle Schools and K-Kids at North School, sponsors the summer concert series in partnership with the Village Parks and Recreation Department, gives assistance to NEDSRA and Easter Seals Dupage & Fox Valley, and responds to residents who need assistance throughout the year. 

Pick-up of the onions is scheduled for Saturday May 12, in the parking lot of St. Paul Lutheran Church at the corner of Ardmore and Washington from 9 a.m. to noon.

The price of this premium onion is only $10 for a 10-pound bag of jumbo Vidalia Sweets. To place an order, fill out the form here: http://www.invillapark.com/civicalerts.aspx?aid=476

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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 collection sites will be available on the SCARCE website.

The Villa Park Police Department will have a safe drop off location for recycling prescription drugs located in their lobby.

The Police Department Lobby hours:
M-F 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun & Holidays Closed

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Please Keep Storm Inlets Clear of Debris


Spring is here, which means warmer weather and rainfall. Please be sure to keep storm inlets free of clogs during the wet season to help reduce flooded streets,

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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Household Battery and Used Pen and Marker Recycling


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

The Public Works Department will now also recycle your used pens and markers. Visit the front desk to utilize this free and environmentally friendly service.

Public Works is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Please call 630-834-8505 for any further questions.

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Pioneer Garden Centennial


Pioneer Garden and Feed celebrates 100 years of business in 2018. Pioneer was the original feed store when Villa Park was mostly farm land and continues the tradition today selling bird and animal food, along with a huge variety of plants, garden items, and specialty organics.

Angie and Tony Rojek purchased the store in 2015 and are proud to be a part of Villa Park history. Employee Bill Karges has worked at Pioneer for over 40 years and can help you with any garden questions. Shop local for all of your gardening needs, and support the store that has been in Villa Park from the beginning.

http://Pioneergardenandfeed.com, 630-832-0815

                                                                                                                                            


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