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With a storied history in a culturally rich community, Val’s halla has had its share of media coverage over the years. Explore some of the highlights below.

Recent Media Coverage

The Buzz on Val’s Halla Records
Oak Park Arts District, January 2020

Saving Val’s Halla
Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Dec. 6, 2019

“Angels do Exist”: Val’s Halla Records Saved by Local Oak Park Investor
ABC 7 Chicago, Nov 18, 2019

Val’s Halla, Legendary Oak Park Record Store Meant To Close After 47 Years, Saved By Business Consultant
WBBM News Radio, Nov 16, 2019

The bands will play on at Val’s halla Records in Oak Park
Chicago Sun-Times, Nov 15, 2019

Oak Park’s Val’s Halla Records to Stay Open, For Now
Chicago Tribune, Nov 15, 2019

Oak Park artist honors late Val’s Halla Records owner Camilletti with mural
Chicago Tribune, August 20, 2019

The Evening John Prine Stopped by Val’s, June 11, 2019

From the Archives

Business owner Val Camilletti dies
Windy City Times, July 25, 2018

Val Camilletti dies at 78; ran Oak Park record store loved by music fans
Chicago Sun-Times, July 24, 2018

Val’s Halla Records and the Woman who Brought a Myth to Life
NewCity Music, July 24, 2018

Meet Val Camilletti of Val’s Halla Records in Oak Park
Voyage Chicago, June 13, 2017

A chat with Val Camilletti of Val’s Halla Records
The Current, Feb 14, 2017

Re-Vinylized (full 30-min documentary)
Whiskey Bender Productions, Dec 5, 2012

Val’s halla Records in Oak Park
VOP-TV, July 26, 2012

Val’s Hallowed Past
New City Music, April 19, 2012

Val’s Halla on Chicago Tonight
WTTW, originally aired circa 2005