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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

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

DuPage County Leadership Team Honorable Mentions, 2018-2019  Chicago Daily Herald

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

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 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."

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 ...

York stays hot, cools off Willowbrook  Chicago Daily Herald

York defeated Willowbrook in a nonconference girls basketball game.

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 ...

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, ...

First-year quarterbacks making an impact in DuPage County  Chicago Daily Herald

Football: Eyes on Five looks at the impact being made by some of DuPage County's first-year quarterbacks.

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, ...

'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.

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 ...

'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.

City-lover Atlas will take her game from Barrington to Hofstra  Chicago Daily Herald

Barrington's girl with the big bat is headed to the big city. Leyden Atlas never dreamed she would play her favorite game no more than an hour from New York ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

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.

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 responds, beats Streamwood  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook defeated Streamwood in a nonconference girls volleyball match.

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 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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

DuPage County Leadership Team honorable mentions, 2016-2017.

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

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

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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: 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 ...

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.

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 ...

'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 ...

Addison Trail principal named D 88 superintendent  Chicago Daily Herald

Officials in DuPage High School District 88 named Scott Helton, principal of Addison Trail High School, as the new superintendent. He will start training for the ...

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.

Addison Trail names new principal  Chicago Daily Herald

Students at Addison Trail High School will recognize their new principal in the 2012-13 school year as a familiar face. This week, officials named Assistant ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

'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 ...

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

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

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.

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.

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 ...

Community, family helping Villa Park teacher on road to recovery  Chicago Daily Herald

A popular Villa Park elementary school teacher faces a tumultuous recovery from a blood clot in her brain that could take years. Friends and family have begun ...

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.

Plain White T's happy to return to roots  Chicago Tribune

Band says new album, new label means chance to return to roots.

High schools: Fontanetta saying farewell to D211, hello to New Trier  Chicago Daily Herald

For the past eight years, Augie Fontanetta has worked in District 211. Now he is returning to the school in which he held his first full-time job. On July 1 ...

SAT scores in Illinois: explore the data  Chicago Tribune

Unlike most of Illinois schools, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights scored an average 1202.3 on the SAT, one of only 14 high schools in the state that on ...

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

Willowbrook hosted Hinsdale South for boys basketball action on Friday.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Family recalls victims of murder-arson near Villa Park  Chicago Daily Herald

Ursula Nailor and her two sons were just about to move down to Alabama. Her mother Doris Wallace says was coming to live with her after growing tired of the ...

Domin remembers glory days at Notre Dame | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Tom Domin has something on his right hand that very few, if any, high school athletic directors have. He wears a college football national championship ring.

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.

2014-2015 DuPage County Academic Team  Chicago Daily Herald

Earlier this year, 25 high schools around DuPage County nominated their best students for the Daily Herald's Academic Team. The result is a list of 48 nominees ...

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.

Villa Park man, mother killed in Arkansas  Chicago Daily Herald

Naperville resident Ben Javra spent Christmas still wondering what he did to deserve such a great mother and brother, both of whom were taken from him as ...

Scouting DuPage County baseball  Chicago Daily Herald

Scouting the 2018 prep baseball season in DuPage County.

Rocker Darren Vorel taps his other creative side for visual art show  Chicago Daily Herald

Music and visual art can go hand in hand, as Villa Park rocker Darren Vorel shows with his weekend fine art show "Art Will Fix You."

Only female candidate for Park Ridge school board removed from ballot  Chicago Tribune

The only woman running for a seat on the Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 Board of Education this spring has been removed from the ballot.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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