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Police: Second teen reports attempted assault

Villa Park police are investigating the second report in two days of attempted child luring. A 13-year-old girl told police she was approached by two … Read more ›

Juveniles report attempted sexual assault, robbery

Two Villa Park juveniles reported an attempted sexual assault and robbery around 7 p.m. March 7 near Summit and Maple Avenues, just north of St. … Read more ›

Woman charged after cops see passenger on her car trunk

A 22-year-old Villa Park woman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless conduct, improper lane usage and improper backing after a Forest … Read more ›

College of DuPage Police Chief Joe Mullin (Photo provided)

COD names new police chief

A former deputy chief of the College of DuPage police force has been selected to lead the department after the chief of the community college … Read more ›

A driver uses a cellphone in Evanston in 2010. (Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune)

Ban on cell use while driving could go statewide

Drivers throughout Illinois would not be able to use hand-held cell phones when behind the wheel under a measure making its way through the Illinois … Read more ›

Warnings issued in Burr Ridge, Villa Park after adults approached children

Officials in two suburbs are warning parents after unrelated reports of adults who attempted to lure children into their vehicles. In Burr Ridge two children, … Read more › 1 comment

State police point finger at prints analyst

The Illinois State Police said Friday that it had reassigned a fingerprint analyst and is reviewing a number of the analyst’s cases in Cook and … Read more ›


If you are drinking on New Year’s Eve, watch your step

Most New Year’s Eve revelers know it’s dangerous to drink and drive, but now there’s new evidence that it’s also dangerous to drink and walk. … Read more ›

Catalytic converters stolen from 7 vehicles, and more

The following items were taken from Villa Park police reports from Dec. 11 to Dec. 17. Criminal damage Someone tore down an exterior gate at … Read more ›
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What Have You Done Today To Feel Proud?

Make a charitable donation to Random Acts of Kindness! You will be assisting the critically ill and health-crisis community. PayPal provides security. Be assured, you … Read more ›