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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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full story » Coach Kipp's Hoopsfest sure to have top-notch competition Updated Jan 15, 2019 8  Chicago Daily Herald

The 29th annual Coach Kipp's Hoopsfest will be held over the Martin Luther King weekend for the 24th straight year at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park.

Willowbrook ends Maine West's big season  Chicago Daily Herald

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

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.

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.

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, ...

York stays hot, cools off Willowbrook  Chicago Daily Herald

York defeated Willowbrook in a nonconference girls basketball game.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Images: Willowbrook High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook High School held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 22 at the school.

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 ...

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 ...

'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.

Loyola knocks off Fremd  Chicago Daily Herald

Loyola (19-5) went on a 15-2 run and never looked back in a 55-38 triumph over Fremd's girls basketball team (20-4) at the 29th annual Coach Kipp's Hoopsfest ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

2017-2018 DuPage County Academic Team honorable mentions.

Willowbrook responds, beats Streamwood  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook defeated Streamwood in a nonconference girls volleyball match.

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

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

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

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 ...

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.

Dennis P. Doyle, 1950-2011  Chicago Tribune

Dennis P. Doyle patrolled gymnasiums and classrooms for nearly four decades as a basketball coach and educator in the western suburbs.

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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.

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

Willowbrook hosted Hinsdale South for boys basketball action on Friday.

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.

Colorado Rockies pitcher Scahill returns home for clinic  Suburban Life Publications

Rockies pitcher, Willowbrook grad Scahill returns for clinic.

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.

Honorable mentions: DuPage County Academic Team, 2015-2016  Chicago Daily Herald

DuPage County Academic Team honorable mentions, 2015-2016.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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 ...

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.

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.

Scouting DuPage County baseball  Chicago Daily Herald

Scouting the 2018 prep baseball season in DuPage County.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Fremd blitzes Batavia at Subway Classic  Chicago Daily Herald

Fremd dominated Batavia 65-29 at the 26th annual Subway Chicagoland Girls Prep Basketball Classic on Monday at Willowbrook High School.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Images: Willowbrook vs West Chicago boys basketball  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook hosted West Chicago for boys basketball action on January 12, 2016 in Villa Park.

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 ...

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 ...

Hersey, Prospect teachers nominated for Golden Apple  Chicago Daily Herald

Michael Ayala, a world languages teacher at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, and John Camardella, a social science teacher at Prospect High ...

DuPage County said goodbye to many who made a difference  Chicago Daily Herald

We said goodbye to several notable DuPage County residents in 2014. They left indelible marks on their communities through impressive accomplishments and ...

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.

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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