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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.

How two suburban firefighters made it on 'American Ninja Warrior'  Chicago Daily Herald

Two suburban firefighters who met while competing on the "American Ninja Warrior" TV show have since become a team known as "The Towers of Power.

Saint Genesius Productions to stage historical musical '1776' July 25-27  Chicago Daily Herald

Saint Genesius Productions presents the funny, insightful, and compelling historical musical "1776" for four performances, July 25-27, at the Doris White ...

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 ...

Illinois schools are starting earlier and earlier — except in Chicago  Chicago Sun-Times

If it seems like students in Illinois are going back to school earlier and earlier in August — infringing on late summer family vacation time — that's because ...

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

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

Teams coming to grips with new rules limiting playing time  Chicago Daily Herald

The fifth of five key things to watch this season as DuPage County prep football teams began practice on Monday.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Images: First day of high school football practice in the suburbs  Chicago Daily Herald

See images from the first day of high school football practice in West Aurora, Willowbrook, Warren in Gurnee, and Palatine.

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.

Images: Addison Trail High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

See images from the Addison Trail High School graduation on Sunday, May 19, at the school in Addison.

Flanagan's Boston finish sets her up for even bigger things  Chicago Daily Herald

Lindsay Flanagan is running unattached, without a sponsor. After Monday that may change. Achieving her goal of a top-10 finish to gain Olympic Trials ...

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 ...

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 ...

A new beginning: Graduation season in DuPage  Chicago Daily Herald

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

'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.

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.

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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: Cary-Grove High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

Cary-Grove High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the school in Cary.

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, 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 ...

Scouting DuPage County boys track and field  Chicago Daily Herald

A comprehensive look at DuPage County boys track and field this season.

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 ...

Local talent have eyes on making Cubs roster  Chicago Daily Herald

Local and worldly, those are the perspectives that four nonroster invitees bring to Chicago Cubs spring-training camp.

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 ...

Boys track and field: At York it's a rush to get the right numbers  Chicago Daily Herald

Wheaton North senior Kevin Boehm, running late from an advanced-placement statistics test, had a phone that was blowing up. His 3,200-meter relay ...

Dundee-Crown High grad Court among nonroster invitees to Cubs spring training  Chicago Daily Herald

There will be a strong local flavor among veteran nonroster invitees to Cubs spring training. The club Wednesday finally announced its list of players who will be ...

Images: Wheeling High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

See images from Wheeling High School graduation on May 26, 2019, at the school.

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 ...

Report: 31 percent of 2016 Metea Valley High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  DuPage Policy Journal

In a year when 97 percent of Metea Valley High School seniors graduated on time, 31 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in ...

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 ...

Willowbrook leaves no doubt against Addison Trail  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook's football team will keep the District 88 trophy for a second straight year after Friday's 45-0 West Suburban Gold victory over Addison Trail in Villa ...

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 ...

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 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'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 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.

Boys track and field: WW South's Rowzee gets season off to a blazing start  Chicago Daily Herald

It all fell in line for Cedric Rowzee. Enjoying the best weather of 2019 at Wheaton North's 34th Best 4 boys track invitational, the Wheaton Warrenville South ...

Entertainment options abound in DuPage and Cook  Kane County Chronicle

JULY 18. LAUGHS ON TAP: 7:30 p.m., Alter Brewing Company, 2300 Wisconsin Ave., Downers Grove. Several comedians will entertain. Cost: $10. Information: ...

'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.

Air Force survival training supervisor Ron Centanni  Fra Noi

As a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape supervisor, Ron Centanni helped train everyone from foot soldiers headed for Vietnam to astronauts headed for ...

Kay Marie (Bolke) Gruenweller - WISC - WISC-TV3

WINDSOR – Kay Marie Gruenweller, age 59, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 with family by her side at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.

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 Leadership Team, 2017-2018  Chicago Daily Herald

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

Football: Scouting the West Suburban Gold  Chicago Daily Herald

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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.

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 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.

Willowbrook responds, beats Streamwood  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook defeated Streamwood in a nonconference girls volleyball match.

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 ...

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 ...

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

DuPage County Leadership Team honorable mentions, 2016-2017.

'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 ...

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 ...

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

2017-2018 DuPage County Academic Team honorable mentions.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

Your DuPage and Cook guide to fun heralds 'Henry V,' festivals, food, outdoor concerts  Kane County Chronicle

JULY 25. TASTE OF CERMAK ROAD: 5 to 9 p.m., Cermak Road, Berwyn. It's presented by Mayor Robert Lovero. Cost: $15. Information: Registration details at ...

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 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.

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 ...

The 2018 DuPage County All-Area Baseball Team  Chicago Daily Herald

Baseball: Introducing the 2018 Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Team.

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 ...

Willowbrook student to reign as Lombard Lilac Time queen  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook High School senior Kathleen Gomez has a bit of a dilemma for May 20: How will she attend graduation and fulfill her duty as Lombard Lilac Queen ...

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.

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 ...

Dist. 88 improves big on PARCC test; top-ranked schools remain on top  Chicago Daily Herald

PARCC test scores in both of DuPage High School District 88's schools improved drastically between the first and second year that the test was administered, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

DuPage County Academic Team honorable mentions, 2015-2016.

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.

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 ...

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

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

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 Boy Scouts attain Eagle status  Suburban Life Publications

VILLA PARK – Villa Park Boy Scout Troop 199's Andy Ciesla, Greg Danielson, Gene Ciesla and Zach Wolski all recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

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 ...

Baseball: Willowbrook sitting pretty in Gold  Chicago Daily Herald

Willowbrook's baseball team moved a key step closer to winning the West Suburban Gold title with Thursday's 6-2 win at Hinsdale South. The Warriors took two ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Scouting DuPage County boys track  Chicago Daily Herald

An in-depth look at DuPage County boys track this season.

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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