Villa Park landmark destroyed

October 30, 2008 6:40:41 AM PDT
A smokestack that had been Villa Park's most noticeable landmark for decades is gone for good. An implosion leveled the former Ovaltine factory, which was converted to apartments seven years ago.

Officials in the west suburb say it would have cost up to a half million dollars to make the smokestack last another 10 to 15 years.