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February National Days & Holidays:

February 2 - Groundhog Day 
February 9- National Pizza Day 
February 14 - Valentine's Day 
February 18 - Presidents Day 
February 20 - National Love Your Pet Day
February 23 - National Toast Day 

Ice Rink

Ice Rink Open for the Season

Enjoy a fun-filled day of ice skating or hockey at the FREE outdoor rink located at Lions Park, 320 E. Wildwood St., through the winter season.

If the flag is red, that means that the ice rink is closed due to unsafe skating conditions. If the flag is green, the ice is open for skating.


  • M/W/F: 6 am - sunset (free skate only, no hockey)
  • T/TH: 6 am - sunset (designated hockey play)
  • SAT/SUN: 6 am - 11 am (designated hockey play),11 am - sunset (free skate only, no hockey)
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Alarm Permits Required

If you have a residential or business burglar alarm for your property, a permit is required to be on file with the police department! 

Permits are required in order to help the police department make contact with owners or keyholders in the event of an activation.  Having accurate information on file will also help the police department and owners work together to reduce the amount of false alarm activations. 

In 2017, the police department responded to over 750 false alarm activations.  Responding to false alarm activations can pose an inherent danger and may take officers away from other emergency calls or duties. 

There are no fees associated with alarm permits; however, fines will be assessed to owners of alarms systems that do not have a permit on file with the police department as well as those that have multiple false activations during a calendar year.

Alarm user permits may be downloaded from the village website.

Enter the Winter Wonderland Photo Contest 

What's your favorite way to spend a snowy day in Villa Park? Show us by entering your best, high-quality photo in our Winter Wonderland photo contest for a chance to be featured on all of our social media pages, our website photo slideshow and our February E-Newsletter!

So, throw on your winter coats, grab your sleds and have some fun! You can enter the contest now until February 28. 

  • You must be a resident of Villa Park to enter and win. 
  • Only one entry per person.
  • Entry is only valid through a comment on the photo contest Facebook post, pinned at the top of our Facebook page: click here.
Winter Wonderland

Welcome to Villa Park: Hover Chiropractic and Sports Medicine

On Thursday, Jan 17, Hover Chiropractic and Sports Medicine hosted their ribbon cutting ceremony at their office, located at 82 W. St. Charles Rd. They are a family owned office that offers an array of Chiropractic services! Check out their website for more information: click here.

Welcome to Villa Park, Hover Chiropractic! 

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Upcoming Villa Park Public Library programs and activities

The library has a variety of activities and programs for all ages over the next month, including the following (more program details and registration information can be found on the Villa Park Public Library for each of these programs):

  • Movie Poster Matching Event - Great, Valuable Prizes Sat, Feb 2 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. REEL fun for all movie maniacs, film freaks and cinema-centrics, guaranteed! Visit the library to view a large array of movie posters from pop culture films (current and upcoming) in the lobby. If you wish to test you skill of observation, you may match several descriptions with the corresponding posters displayed (correctly) for your chance to win a prize!
  • MSI Science Minors: Thurs, Feb 7 3:45-5:00 p.m. Join us to do some hands-on exploration of mechanical, sound, chemical, electrical and light energy. We'll build a battery using pennies, create glowing glue, build a soup soon catapult and more.  
  • Valentine's Day Craft Open House: Fri, Feb 8 and Sat, Feb 9 2:00-4:00 p.m. Celebrate Valentine's Day with a craft! Young children will need some adult help. *while supplies last*
  • Bark for Books: Wed, Feb 13 6:30-7:30 p.m. Read a story to a dog! We have a variety of dogs certified by Therapy Dogs International to be gentle listeners. For all ages. Children under the age of 7 must attend with a parent or guardian. Choose a book to read in advance.
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Prevent Frozen Pipes

January brought us some seriously freezing temperatures, but as we all know... the cold isn't over yet.

Preparing your water pipes for the freezing cold can prevent frozen or burst pipes. These tips from the American Red Cross will help protect your home:

  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. 
  • Let water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Even a trickle will help prevent freezing.
  • Keep thermostat set to the same temperature day and night. 
  • If you are going to be away from home, keep thermostat set at a temp no lower than 55 degrees.
  • Consider installing specific items made to insulate water pipes like a "pipe sleeve" or UL-listed "heat tape". Newspaper also provides some degree of insulation and protection to exposed pipes - even 1/4 inch of newspaper can make a huge difference!

Sign up for CodeRED

Stay up-to-date on emergency or time-sensitive information in Villa Park by signing up for CodeRED, the free service available to residents.

CodeRED will send you alerts, through phone calls, text messages, emails and social media, when there is something that will impact your area. 

To sign up, visit the CodeRED page on our website (

Electronics Recycling

Don't leave your electronics at the curb with your garbage because they will not be collected! Instead, bring them to the electronics recycling event which occurs every third Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m at the Public Works Garage, located at 20 W. Home Ave.

The next electronics recycling event will be on Saturday, February 16. Please bring a valid state I.D. and note that only one TV per visit is permitted. 

Harley and Rizzo

VP Pup(s) of the Month - January

Our Villa Park pups sure love the snow! The January Pup of the Month photo contest winner is Heather Ruchala, with this great photo of Raven, the 13-year-old German Shepherd, with her best friend, Sonia!

Your pup can be featured too! Each month we post our two-day photo contest on our Facebook page and the winning photo gets featured in our Village Matters newsletter, this E-newsletter and our social media pages!


Job Opportunities

Check out open positions with the Village (you can also sign up for job notifications). 

Upcoming Meetings 

View our Calendar for details about board and commission meetings and other upcoming events throughout Villa Park.

Connect with Villa Park

Villa Park Chamber of Commerce
Villa Park Library 
Villa Park Parks and Recreation 

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Questions, Comments, and Concerns
Please contact Emily Arias, the Village's Communications Specialist via email or by calling (630) 592-6082.
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