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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.
August 23 at 2:22pm ?
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

See images from the Willowbrook High School graduation on Sunday, May 19, at the school in Villa Park.

DuPage County Academic Team honorable mentions, 2018-2019  Chicago Daily Herald

Honorable mentions for the Daily Herald's DuPage County Academic Team.

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 Leadership Team Honorable Mentions, 2018-2019  Chicago Daily Herald

Honorable mentions for the 2018-2019 Daily Herald DuPage County Leadership Team.

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.

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, ...

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 ...

A new beginning: Graduation season in DuPage  Chicago Daily Herald

A look back at some of our high school graduations ...

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 ...

'Bad guys even respected Jake': Thousands attend funeral service for slain McHenry County Deputy Jacob Keltner  Chicago Tribune

Funeral services were held Wednesday in Woodstock for slain McHenry County sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner.

Watch: Boy runs a mile to raise funds for McHenry County sheriff's deputy's family  Chicago Daily Herald

A visitation and funeral will be held this week for fallen McHenry County sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner as colleagues, neighbors and the public at large continue ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Report: 30 percent of 2016 Wheaton North High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  DuPage Policy Journal

In a year when 94 percent of Wheaton North High School seniors graduated on time, 30 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll ...

Report: 30 percent of 2016 Downers Grove South High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  DuPage Policy Journal

In a year when 93 percent of Downers Grove South High School seniors graduated on time, 30 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to ...

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.

Images: Lakes Community High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

Lakes Community High School held its graduation ceremony at the school on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Lake Villa.

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 ...

Report: 27 percent of 2016 Glenbard North High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  DuPage Policy Journal

In a year when 92 percent of Glenbard North High School seniors graduated on time, 27 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll ...

Loyola Sprints Away In Second Half, Drops Fremd To 20-4  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Loyola Academy's constantly improving basketball player Julia Martinez entered herself in the top 10 in IHSA state history for career assists after dishing out.

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.

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

2017-2018 DuPage County Academic Team honorable mentions.

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 ...

'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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

Principal's 'joyful job' earns honor in Winfield  Chicago Daily Herald

Dawn Reinke is principal of two schools at once, Winfield Primary and Central schools in Winfield Elementary District 34, and she's also the choice for the ...

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

Christ Church of Oak Brook is looking for struggling churches it could adopt and revitalize, as part of its new Take Root initiative.

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 ...

'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 ...

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.

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 ...

Suburban Woman Found Dead in Jail Had Previous Encounters With Police  NBC Chicago

Sandra Bland – who was vocal on the issue of police encounters with African Americans in the months leading up to her death in a jail cell in Texas – had at ...

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

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

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.

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois names Class of 2017  Chicago Daily Herald

Golden Apple announces the induction of the 2017 class of the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program, a group of 234 young people who have chosen to ...

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 ...

Kurt VanHorn named Heats varsity girls basketball coach  Monmouth Daily Review Atlas

He is not related to Keith VanHorn, the retired NBA player who stood at 6-foot-10 and 240 pounds. But locally, you'll be hearing more about 6-foot-1 Kurt ...

100 Best Public High Schools in Illinois for 2016

Chicago, IL - A new 2016 list compiled by, an information *service* provider, ranks the Land of Lincoln's best public high schools.

Images: Turtles and high school students were released in The Week in Pictures  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 ...

Villa Park welder works the model runway  Suburban Life Publications

VILLA PARK – Walking down the runway in the Buckingham Ballroom at the Allerton Hotel in Chicago, Joe Dolecki remained calm and collected, despite the ...

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.

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.

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 ...

After Lombard teen severely burned in bonfire explosion, friends bring prom to her  Chicago Tribune

Korryn Bachner was among a dozen teens injured in a backyard fire pit explosion and had to miss prom. So her friends decided to bring the dance to her.

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 ...

Scouting DuPage County baseball  Chicago Daily Herald

Scouting the 2018 prep baseball season in DuPage County.

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

Basketball. Senior. Schuemer, a senior forward committed to Division II St. Cloud State, had 20 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocked shots in Willowbrook's win ...

Elmhurst College summer program sparks student interest in STEM  Suburban Life Publications

ELMHURST – Local high school students Hansel Lopez, 18, and Rachael Harrison, 17, have attended Elmhurst College's Summer Academy in Math and ...

Students feel the spirit during 'Brook Olympics'  Suburban Life Publications

VILLA PARK – The 2014 Brook Olympics was held this week at Willowbrook High School, 1250 S. Ardmore Avenue. The spirit week featured a series of events ...

Heroin: The human toll  Chicago Tribune

Johnny Dudek had piercing blue eyes, swooping bangs and a perfect grin — thanks to the braces that came off not long ago. Soon to turn 16, he was excited ...

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

Area craft events  Suburban Life Publications

Oct. 14. • 32nd Annual Christmas at Our House – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; also 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 15, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 16, Joliet Elks Lodge, 250 S.E. ...

DuPage board candidate offers lengthy video of endorsements  DuPage Policy Journal

Steven Nero has a video of 60 friends on Facebook -- which might not sound like a lot until you realize they are all prominent backers of his recently announced ...

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 caring for swans drowns after one attacks him near Chicago  Chicago Tribune

To the residents of the Bay Colony Drive condo complex near Des Plaines, Anthony Hensley was responsible for a small but important piece of their peace of ...

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.

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 ...

Villa Park woman, Elmhurst grad pursues pro drag racing career  Suburban Life Publications

Before reaching speeds in excess of 200 mph, it's vital to clear the mind of distractions, believes aspiring drag racer Marina Anderson.

5K event to honor slain Oakbrook Terrace woman  Chicago Daily Herald

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

Elmhurst Eagles' 93-pounders win title  Suburban Life Publications

ELMHURST – Undefeated seasons are never easy to achieve, but one squad from the Elmhurst Eagles youth football program did just that. The 93-pound AFC ...

Three Elmhurst Eagles teams to play for league championships  Suburban Life Publications

Three teams in the Elmhurst Eagles youth football organization won Bill George Youth Football League playoff games and advanced to their respective ...

Chicago-area schools are ranked by students and teachers using 5Essentials survey.  Chicago Tribune

Chicago-area schools are ranked by students and teachers using 5Essentials survey.

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 ...

Montini wins battle of defending champs against Whitney Young  Suburban Life Publications

Broncos' zone limits Harper, Dolphins in shootout win.

Villa Park dad accepts diploma in memory of slain son  Chicago Daily Herald

A Villa Park man accepts his murdered son's diploma from the College of DuPage on what would have been Victor Robles' 21st birthday.

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.

Taste of Lombard to offer many flavors  Suburban Life Publications

LOMBARD – The 2014 installment of the Taste of Lombard, beginning Tuesday at Madison Meadow Park, will feature something for just about everyone.

Suburban Life recognizes local scholars, awards scholarships  Suburban Life Publications

WOODRIDGE – Suburban Life Media and the DuPage Credit Union honored some of the best high school seniors in the western suburbans April 26 at the ...

Jacobs: Santos putting last brick in place  Kane County Chronicle

See, first you gotta get a little flexibility. Yeah. Then you can put weight on it. Then once you start to put weight on it, the whole leg gets stronger. I know. I know.

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

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

Suburban firefighters compete on 'American Ninja Warrior'  Chicago Daily Herald

Streamwood firefighter and Elgin resident Brandon Mears is in the finals on NBC's "American Ninja Warrior." His workout partner, Aurora firefighter Dan Polizzi, ...

Lilac Time returns to Lombard, bringing mix of old favorites, new features  Suburban Life Publications

LOMBARD – Tom Smith, owner of the old Lombard Hotel at 101 W. St. Charles Road, believes the public has a right to see what's hidden in the upper floors of ...

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 ...

Rob Scahill Stats, Fantasy & News

March 8, 2019, Chicago Cubs released RHP Rob Scahill. February 6, 2019, RHP Rob Scahill assigned to Iowa Cubs. January 18, 2019, Chicago Cubs signed ...

Swan attack contributed to man's drowning death  Chicago Daily Herald

An attack by an aggressive swan contributed to the drowning of a Villa Park man Saturday in the pond of a Des Plaines-area condominium complex, Cook ...

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