New push for tougher penalties for people who murder children in Illinois

“What kind of nonsense is that to have people think that they can get away with shooting in places like an amusement park?” said State Rep. LaShawn Ford, referencing a shooting in Villa Park. “On the west side, we have someone shooting at McDonalds. That's ridiculous. We have to send the message to people that we are not going to tolerate killing our babies."

FBI charges Villa Park man with bank robbery

With sticks of Airborne Troop Parachute fireworks duct-taped around his waist, Jason Bradley walked into West Suburban Bank in Lombard and handed a teller a note Monday afternoon.

Portillo's plans to go public

Portillo’s was founded in 1963 by Dick Portillo, who sold hot dogs from a stand in Villa Park. Portillo sold the company to Berkshire Partners for nearly $1 billion in 2014.