Remembering Val Camilletti

When First Light host Brian O'Keefe was planning to do a story for ‘Record Store Day’ this year, he wanted to talk with a variety of independent record store owners. Several people said, “You’ve got to talk to Val.” Val Camilletti owned ‘Val’s Halla’ in Oak Park. Val died this week, just days before the store’s planned anniversary celebration. The 'Valapalooza' continues Sunday afternoon at Val's Halla Records on Harrison St. in Oak Park. When Brian met Val in the spring of this year Val talked about her more than 50 years in the music business

 Val Camilletti, the owner of Val's Halla Records in Oak Park died this week. She was 78. Val spent more than 50 years in the music business and was a fixture of music in Chicago

Val Camilletti, the owner of Val's Halla Records in Oak Park died this week. She was 78. Val spent more than 50 years in the music business and was a fixture of music in Chicago