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September 20, 2016 by Louise Settino (Register to contact)

Sadly we grieve the loss of another Willowbrook High school, 1966 Classmate,
Sandi Dexter. (Facebook as Aunt Sandi) She rests in the arms of the Lord in Heaven.
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Dana Tomsons Barton with Aunt Sandi and 7 others.
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Sadly my Mother lost her battle last night quietly, painlessly and peacefully in her sleep. She was my Mommy and and my best friend. She listened to all of my b...
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Images: Willowbrook High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook High School held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the school in Villa Park.

Teens to meet in Villa Park to discuss school safety By Justin Kmitch Mar 9, 2018  Chicago Daily Herald

The topic of school safety has probably never been more prevalent and several hundred local high school students are about to join the conversation.

Willowbrook ends Maine West's big season  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook defeated Maine West in a Class 7A second-round football playoff game.

Willowbrook High School to present '9 to 5'  Chicago Daily Herald

For anyone who has ever been mistreated at the office, Willowbrook High School Theatre has a show you'll identify with -- "9 to 5 The Musical."

Elmhurst College President Visits Newly Accepted Students  Elmhurst, IL Patch

Elmhurst College Welcomes New Students - Elmhurst, IL - Elmhurst College visited newly accepted students at Willowbrook High School, Round Lake HS, ...

Willowbrook removes the wonder against Hinsdale Central  Chicago Daily Herald

Football: Willowbrook held on for a 21-17 West Suburban Conference crossover victory over Hinsdale Central Friday in Villa Park.

Baseball: Willowbrook's Pelsor does what he's designated to do  Chicago Daily Herald

Baseball: Sam Pelsor's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Willowbrook a 5-4 walkoff win over Addison Trail in Thursday's Class 4A Willowbrook ...

Willowbrook in a rush to win in first home game  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook's boys basketball team had a little something extra for the home crowd Tuesday night. The Warriors put on a show in their only game in Villa Park ...

Willowbrook blows out Curie  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook walloped Curie in a nonconference football game.

No official cause of death yet for Willowbrook High School student  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook High School students have arranged a memorial for a 15-year-old classmate who died after a medical emergency in the school's cafeteria earlier ...

Head Wrestling Coach Named At York High School  Elmhurst, IL Patch

New Head Wrestling Coach At York - Elmhurst, IL - Metcalf returned to York during 2015-2016 school year as Physical Education/Health/Dr.Ed/Special ...

Willowbrook HS teacher's aide charged in sex assault of student  WLS-TV

A teacher's aide at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of criminal assault of a 16-year-old student at her ...

DuPage County Academic Team, 2017-2018  Chicago Daily Herald

More than 40 top scholars from DuPage County high schools were nominated for the 2017-2018 Daily Herald Academic Team. Each one of them deserves to be ...

Another strong playoff turnout from DuPage County football teams  Chicago Daily Herald

When you think about it, 16 playoff teams out of 28 DuPage County football programs is pretty good. But now think about this ... Downers Grove North, Downers ...

Football: Scouting the West Suburban Gold  Chicago Daily Herald

By Kevin Schmit. West Suburban Conference Gold Division. Teams: Addison Trail, Downers Grove South, Hinsdale South, Leyden, ...

'Best-kept secret' no more, Villa Park makes top places to live lists  Chicago Daily Herald

Villa Park has made two Money magazine lists of best places to live, meaning it might no longer be the "best-kept secret" its leaders say it is.

York stays hot, cools off Willowbrook  Chicago Daily Herald

York defeated Willowbrook in a nonconference girls basketball game.

100 years: Star athletes place Willowbrook in record books  Suburban Life Publications

VILLA PARK – Willowbrook High School boasts a rich history of standout athletes, including many who went on to professional careers, since the school opened ...

15-Year-Old Boy Dies After Choking At High School In Villa Park  CBS Local

(CBS) — A 15-year-old boy died after choking in the lunch room last week at Willowbrook High School in west suburban Villa Park. At 12:16 p.m. Sept.

East St. Louis impressive in all phases of victory at Willowbrook

VILLA PARK, ILL. • The Flyers are so close to their ultimate goal, head coach Darren Sunkett could put a number on it.

Honorable mentions: DuPage County Academic Team, 2017-2018  Chicago Daily Herald

2017-2018 DuPage County Academic Team honorable mentions.

Honorable mentions: DuPage County Leadership Team, 2017-2018  Chicago Daily Herald

Honorable mentions for the Daily Herald's DuPage County Leadership Team for 2017-2018.

Police still probing Villa Park teen's hit-and-run death  Chicago Daily Herald

State police are continuing to search for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a Villa Park teen Saturday near Joslin, Ill. Authorities say 17-year-old Emilio A.

Willowbrook memorializes slain freshman  Chicago Daily Herald

Sixteen-year-old Darnell Holt's favorite color was red. And on Wednesday the halls and classrooms at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park were awash in a ...

Images: Willowbrook vs. Addison Trail, football  Chicago Daily Herald

The Willowbrook Warriors hosted the Addison Trail Blazers for football on Friday in Villa Park.

Boys gymnastics: Sousa marches to tie for first place in state all-around  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook senior Adam Sousa tied for first place in the all-around and Glenbard West placed second in the team standings at the boys gymnastics state meet.

Willowbrook principal named Golden Apple nominee  Chicago Daily Herald

For his efforts to create a positive learning environment for his students and a positive workplace for his faculty and staff, Willowbrook High School Principal ...

Election 2018 candidate: Steve Nero, DuPage County Board District 2  Suburban Life Publications

Political party. Republican. Age. 33. Town of residence. Westmont, Born & Raised in Villa Park, Lifelong DuPage County Resident. Current occupation and ...

Willowbrook High School, church tribute honors slain family  Chicago Daily Herald

A dazzling smile. Statuesque beauty. Sterling fashion sense. A great sense of humor. Those were among the traits recalled during Sunday's special memorial ...

Facial hair fundraiser grows stronger at Willowbrook  Suburban Life Publications

VILLA PARK – The beards, goatees and mustaches sported by Willowbrook High School faculty will be removed today, but the fundraising efforts will continue ...

Villa Park teen remembered for humor, love  Suburban Life Publications

VILLA PARK – Willowbrook High School students gathered around a pair of newly planted trees in Willowbrook Park along with the family of Emilio Perez on a ...

Willowbrook responds, beats Streamwood  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook defeated Streamwood in a nonconference girls volleyball match.

Addison Trail, Willowbrook dedicate renovations  Chicago Daily Herald

The paint is dry, new floors are scrubbed and, after two years of construction, the dedication the just-renovated Addison Trail and Willowbrook high schools ...

'A badge of honor': Some Chicago-area students are getting disciplined for walking out to protest gun violence  Chicago Tribune

An estimated 1,100 students at Downers Grove North and South high schools will serve one hour of detention for walking out of school Wednesday to protest ...

Images: Willowbrook vs. Deerfield football  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook hosted Deerfield for Class 6A first round playoff football in Villa Park.

Willowbrook 5K memorializes Lauren Kiefer  Chicago Daily Herald

When Janice Kiefer chose to plan an event to honor her daughter, Lauren, who was murdered in 2006, she knew it had to be something active and focused on ...

Willowbrook Teacher’s Aide Charged With Student Sex Assault  CBS Local

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Willowbrook High School teacher's aide is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old male student. Police in Bolingbrook say ...

Tournament Named After Coach Kipp  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

The Chicagoland Girls Prep Classic was officially renamed the Derril Kipp Games for the annual upcoming girls basketball tournament at Willowbrook. Kipp was.

Willowbrook High School celebrates homecoming  Suburban Life Publications

VILLA PARK – Willowbrook High School celebrated this year's homecoming with a week's worth of events.

Images: See some of the best pictures by Daily Herald photographers from this past weekend  Chicago Daily Herald

Daily Herald is suburban Chicago's largest daily newspaper. Daily Herald provides a local perspective with local *content* such as the northwest suburbs most ...

Honorable mentions: DuPage County Academic Team, 2016-2017  Chicago Daily Herald

Glenbard East High School. Hometown: Lombard. Parents: Lalit & Suparna Aggarwal. Sponsor: Jim Greener, counselor. GPA: 5.6735 on a weighted 5.0 scale.

2015-2016 DuPage County Academic Team  Chicago Daily Herald

"He is always searching for answers, asking for clarification and striving for self-improvement." Written about one student named to the 2015-16 DuPage County ...

Willowbrook's first female resource officer relates to students  Suburban Life Publications

VILLA PARK – In a closed community like Willowbrook High School, gossip spreads quickly. One of the stories currently circulating the school is that the new ...

Willowbrook ends DeKalb's season  DeKalb Daily Chronicle

VILLA PARK – Willowbrook made a name for itself this season with a potent offense, averaging almost 41 points per game.

Scouting DuPage County baseball  Chicago Daily Herald

Scouting the 2018 prep baseball season in DuPage County.

Deanne Mazzochi named College of DuPage Board chairman for third consecutive year  Chicago Daily Herald

College of DuPage Board Chairman Deanne Mazzochi was elected for the third consecutive year to serve as chairman of the board of trustees at the annual ...

Willowbrook to hold memorial for slain freshman, family  Chicago Daily Herald

Ever since Darnell Holt was killed earlier this month, students and staff at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park have honored the outgoing freshman with ...

Images: Willowbrook vs. Addison Trail, boys basketball  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook hosted Addison Trail in boys basketball on December 8, 2017 at home in Villa Park.

Valle: Thank you to 2017 holiday season supporters  Suburban Life Publications

On behalf of everyone who benefits from our York Township Food Pantry and General Assistance Holiday Programs, I would like to express my gratitude to the ...

Electric car's appearance surprises Villa Park students  Chicago Daily Herald

It wasn't the electric battery, onboard gas generator or "plug" of the Chevy Volt that surprised students in an autos class at Willowbrook High School when the ...

Villa Park teen memorialized with tree-planting ceremony  Chicago Daily Herald

A Villa Park teen killed in a hit-and-run crash earlier this year will be remembered Saturday with a tree-planting ceremony near the school where he would have ...

Evangel Christian Eagles at East St. Louis Flyers

When: 7 p.m. Saturday. Records: Evangel 0-0; East St. Louis 1-0. Last week: East St. Louis 40, Providence Catholic 28. Rankings: Evangel, No. 2 Louisiana ...

Longtime suburban Chevrolet dealer dies  Chicago Daily Herald

William R. "Bill" Stasek, 70, the longtime owner of Bill Stasek Chevrolet in Wheeling, died this week. He grew up in Villa Park and was a resident of Inverness.

Willowbrook principal signs for three more years  Chicago Daily Herald

Dan Krause will be at the helm of Willowbrook High School in Villa Park for another three years after the DuPage High School District 88 board voted ...

Images: An Hour in Villa Park  Chicago Daily Herald

We spent one hour -- no more, no less -- roaming around Villa Park photographing things that caught our eye. The obvious and the obscure, big stuff and small.

'New day in Villa Park' for new Mayor Bullwinkel  Chicago Daily Herald

Villa Park's new Village President Deborah Bullwinkel leads a busy life balancing varied interests in traveling, running her own business and making Villa Park a ...

100 years: Timeline shows Villa Park through the decades  Suburban Life Publications

1849: Galena & Chicago Union Railroad begins *service*.

23rd Annual Derrill Kipp Girls Classic Underway This Weekend  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — An annual tournament is underway this weekend featuring some of the best high school girls' basketball players in the ...

Masys' late 3 lifts Willowbrook over Larkin  Chicago Daily Herald

Matas Masys hit a 3-pointer just before the final buzzer Tuesday night to lead Willowbrook to a 70-67 nonconference boys basketball win over Larkin.

100 years: Century-old Ardmore keeps games alive  Suburban Life Publications

VILLA PARK – There is something charming about history, believes Michele Cummins, principal at Ardmore Elementary School in Villa Park.

Oak Brook neighborhood wants to switch schools  Chicago Daily Herald

Residents of an Oak Brook subdivision prevailed in their petition to pull out of Salt Creek Elementary District 48 and DuPage High School District 88 so the ...

'Absolutely tragic': Missing teen's body recovered in Des Plaines River  Chicago Tribune

The Cook County sheriff's office announced today that the body of 16-year-old Cameron Sanders has been recovered from the Des Plaines River. He had been ...

Willowbrook puts up a fight in quarterfinal loss  Chicago Daily Herald

East St. Louis piled on the points in Saturday's 60-27 Class 7A quarterfinal football victory over Willowbrook in Villa Park.

Villa Park siblings high step toward dancing careers  Suburban Life Publications

VILLA PARK – Following a brief discussion in the middle of an empty studio at DeForest Dance Academy in Elmhurst, siblings Lilly and Anthony Clampit launch ...

Images: Willowbrook vs. Glenbrook North playoff football  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook hosted Glenbrook North for the second round of 7A playoff football in Villa Park.

Addison Trail, Willowbrook kick off new school year with bus ride-alongs  Suburban Life Publications

DuPage High School District 88 and its schools ushered in the new school year with special bus rides for students.

Images: Montini vs. Bollingbrook at Willowbrook High School girls basketball  Chicago Daily Herald

Montini vs. Bolingbrook at Willowbrook High School Monday, Jan 20 for girls basketball.

No ordinary game for Willowbrook  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook's boys basketball team rolled to Friday's 80-38 West Suburban Gold victory over District 88 rival Addison Trail in Villa Park.

Willowbrook adds to trophy case after beating Addison Trail  Chicago Daily Herald

On a tour of Willowbrook's trophy case earlier this week, the Warriors' football team noticed a glaring hole. Not to worry. The District 88 trophy -- nicknamed "The ...

D99 Names New Leaders at Downers Grove North High School

Downers Grove, IL - Three new administrators have been hired at Downers Grove North High School for the start of the 2016-17 school year.

Villa Park teen fighting her way to 2016 Olympic Games  Chicago Daily Herald

Those family trips to work out at the old Bally's in Villa Park were anything but fun for Fabiola Carrillo, who'd inevitably be confined to the gym's day care area.

'We have to come out swinging' as Taste of Lombard headliner  Suburban Life Publications

LOMBARD – For Dan Castady, lead singer and guitarist of the pop-punk band The Fold, playing the Taste of Lombard festival has become a staple the band ...

Christ Church of Oak Brook wants to put down roots in other communities  Chicago Tribune

Christ Church of Oak Brook wants to expand not just on its own site, but beyond its Oak Brook base to nearby communities. Church officials acknowledge its ...

Track and field: Cary-Grove coach Anderson honored for his inspiring tenure  Chicago Daily Herald

Longtime Cary-Grove girls cross-country and track and field coach Mark Anderson learned a valuable lesson at a clinic he once attended. "You learn to coach ...

Illinois Basketball offers scholarship to 2017 guard Alonzo Verge Jr.  The Champaign Room

Per Big State Hoops' Derek Piper, Illinois Basketball has offered a scholarship to 2017 guard Alonzo Verge Jr. Verge burst on to the scene this past season at ...

DuPage County Academic Team honorable mentions  Chicago Daily Herald

There were 40 students from around DuPage County named as honorable mentions to the Daily Herald's Academic Team for 2014-2015.

Prospect's Kowalczyk twins sparking Knights' success  Chicago Daily Herald

Twins Jessica and Stephanie Kowalczyk play key roles for Prospect's girls basketball team. The Knights (6-2, 2-0), are currently the only team without a loss in ...

Upset-minded Willowbrook is next test for undefeated East St. Louis  Belleville News-Democrat

The East St. Louis Flyers take to the road for the first time in the '16 Class 7A playoffs on Saturday when they visit suburban Villa Park to take on the Willowbrook ...

Jessen, Willowbrook on the rise  Chicago Daily Herald

Eyes on Five: The field of playoff football teams may be shrinking, but there's still plenty to talk about in DuPage County.

Memorial Day rededication set for Cortesi Veterans Park  Suburban Life Publications

VILLA PARK. A grand reopening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park will begin at 11 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 30. As part of the ...

Willowbrook qualifies for Science Olympiad state tourney  Suburban Life Publications

VILLA PARK – The Willowbrook High School Science Olympiad team qualified for the state tournament April 12 at the University of Illinois in ...

Honorable mentions: DuPage County Leadership Team, 2016-2017  Chicago Daily Herald

DuPage County Leadership Team honorable mentions, 2016-2017.

Images: Willowbrook vs. Hinsdale South, boys basketball  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook hosted Hinsdale South for boys basketball action on Friday.

Images: Willowbrook vs. Leyden, boys basketball  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook played Leyden for boys basketball action on Friday in Villa Park.

Willowbrook principal, 8 area teachers finalists for Golden Apple Award  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook High School Principal Daniel Krause is among four finalists in the running for the 2016 Golden Apple Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award.

Colorado Rockies pitcher Scahill returns home for clinic  Suburban Life Publications

Rockies pitcher, Willowbrook grad Scahill returns for clinic.

Willowbrook Key Club partners with Jackson Middle School for food drive  Suburban Life Publications

Recently, students in the Key Club at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park hosted a food drive with cooperation from staff and students at Jackson Middle ...

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards nearly $175K in Scholarships to High School Seniors  NBC Chicago

Comcast announced that it has awarded $1000 “Leaders and Achievers Scholarships” to 174 graduating high school seniors in its Greater Chicago Region ...

Willowbrook basketball player Ethan Schuemer is the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gracik Makinney  Suburban Life Publications

Ethan Schuemer. Willowbrook. Basketball. Senior. Schuemer, a senior forward committed to Division II St. Cloud State, had 20 points, 14 rebounds and 10 ...

Honorable mentions: DuPage County Leadership Team. 2015-2016  Chicago Daily Herald

2015-2016 Daily Herald DuPage County Leadership Team honorable mentions.

Sister: Missing teen jumping off bridge 'doesn't make sense at all'  Chicago Tribune

The sister of a 16-year-old Villa Park boy who went missing after he jumped off Rainbow Bridge into the Des Plaines River in Melrose Park last weekend said ...

Willowbrook hoping to add to history-making season  Chicago Daily Herald

Every week and every win means more history for Willowbrook's football team. Imagine if the Warriors stage one of this postseason's biggest upsets by beating ...

Addison Trail, Willowbrook students study physics aboard cardboard boats  Suburban Life Publications

Addison Trail and Willowbrook high school physics students participated in a Cardboard Regatta on May 18.

DuPage County All-Area baseball team  Chicago Daily Herald

Zach Aehlert, Lake Park. From the moment he moved up to varsity for the playoffs last year as a sophomore, Aehlert established himself as a cornerstone player ...

Views: Easy to see why there's a shortage of officials  DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Carifio: Doesn't take a genius to get to bottom of Illinois' ref shortage.

Images: Willowbrook over Addison Trail in 4OT, 85-82 in boys basketball  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook hosted and won in 4OT over Addison Trail, 85-82 for boys basketball action on January 29, 2016 in Villa Park.

Beloved Villa Park police dog retires  Suburban Life Publications

VILLA PARK – Det. Bryan Hruby isn't sad about his partner of eight years retiring from the Villa Park Police Department. In fact, he feels happy and honored to ...

Man linked to 4 deaths in suspicious fire found dead of apparent suicide  Chicago Tribune

A man fatally shot his girlfriend, her two sons and niece as they slept in their beds early this morning, then set their Villa Park home on fire before driving to his ...

Services set for Villa Park bar owner Paul Mahoney who died Sunday  Suburban Life Publications

VILLA PARK – Skydiving, scuba diving and Harley riding are just a few of the adventurous hobbies Paul Mahoney loved.

Willowbrook makes victory feel routine  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook's boys basketball team kept Leyden at bay in a 54-42 West Suburban Gold victory Tuesday in Villa Park.

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