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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Villa Park

Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST
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Senior Rebecca Cisneros swims in the girls 15+ year old 50 meter freestyle for the Villa Park Mariners Youth Swim Team at Jefferson Pool on Senior Night, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Bill Ackerman -

THUMBS UP: It's good to see the Villa Park Mariners Swim Team continue to grow. The club, which serves ages 5 to 18, has more than tripled in size over the last five years, from about 40 swimmers to 130. Looks like they're doing a lot more than just staying afloat.

THUMBS UP: The bad news is that a recent garage fire in the 500 block of East Park Boulevard in Villa Park caused about $30,000 in damage. The good news is that there were no injuries and four pets, a dog and three cats, were safely removed from the home by Villa Park firefighters.

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