Friday, March 1, 2013
We recap some of the top stories from Woodridge Patch
February is the shortest month, but there was no shortage of news in Woodridge during February 2013. Here's a recap of some of the top headlines from the past month: Former Mayor Joel Kagann Passes Away Former Woodridge mayor Joel Kagann died Thursday, Feb. 7. He was born Sept. 16, 1936. Affectionately known as “Mr. Woodridge”, Joel served a storied career with the Village of Woodridge, first as the Village’s Chief of Police from 1962 until 1971, then as Mayor from 1973 to 1977 and Village Clerk from 1979 until 1981. Read more. Woodridge Drug Ring Leader Sentenced to 20 Years A Woodridge man who led a drug ring with ties to California pleaded guilty to trafficking charges and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Dorian Luzaj, 29, of the …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Kagann, a former mayor and police chief in Woodridge, died Friday.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Village of Woodridge is mourning the loss of the longtime resident.
Story updated at 4:10 p.m. Friday: Former Woodridge mayor Joel Kagann died Thursday, Feb. 7, village officials announced Friday. Kagann was born Sept. 16, 1936. Visitation is set for Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Blake Lamb Funeral Home at 5015 Lincoln Ave. in Lisle. Visitation will also take place Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Scholastica Parish at 7800 Janes Ave. in Woodridge, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. Scholastica. Here's the text of the village's original press release: The Woodridge Community has experience a great loss in the passing of Joel Kagann, longtime resident and contributor to the Woodridge community. Affectionately known as “Mr. Woodridge”, Joel served a storied career with the Village of Woodridge, …