Tuesday, May 14, 2013
It's Police Week in the United States; in that spirit, we asked our local readers in DuPage County what they appreciate most about their local force.
Did you know that this week—May 13-20—is officially Police Week in the United States? According to PoliceWeek.org: In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. In the spirit of the week, we reached out to our DuPage County readers on Facebook and asked what they appreciate most about their local police departments. Here’s some of what readers shared with us: Carol Gog: “Back in the nineties, I locked my keys in …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
How crazy is it out there right now? Please show us! Upload your pictures of flooding from DuPage County towns here.
Note: when uploading photos/video, please include a caption with the town and street where they were taken. Thank you! By 7 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service in Romeoville had the total rainfall amount at 3.24 inches for the previous 24 hours. Then it rained some more. And it's not forecast to stop until Friday morning. What does the scene look like for you? Are there several feet of water outside your home (or, heaven forbid, inside it)? Stranded cars; flooded lawns and streets? If you’re lucky enough not to be too busy dealing with any emergencies right now (and we hope you are), we’d love to see what you see, and our readership likely would as well. If you have any great snapshots/photographs of the flooding around DuPage …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Check out these updates on the court cases we're keeping an eye on in DuPage County.
DUPAGE: Darien: A man accused of shooting heroin with his wife in a gas station bathroom while their children were left inside a running car has pleaded not guilty to a drug possession charge. Andrew Burr denied the charge during a Jan. 23 hearing before Judge Kathryn Creswell. Andrew and Georgina Burr, both from the western Illinois town of Walnute, were arrested on Christmas Eve. A grand jury recently indicted the couple. Georgina Burr is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 6. Elmhurst: Judge George Bakalis reduced bail on Jan. 23 for a Libertyville man accused of committing a hate crime when he carved racial epithets into a dorm window ledge on the Elmhurst College campus in December. Myles Burton, charged with felony criminal damage …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Check in with the court cases we're keeping an eye on in DuPage County.
DUPAGE: Elmhurst: The Elmhurst man convicted last month on 15 counts of possessing child pornography was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to register as a sex offender. Paul F. Murphy was arrested last year after an investigation turned up hundreds of pornographic images on computer files and DVDs in Murphy's apartment. He was also ordered to serve 180 days in DuPage County Jail, but was credited with 326 days he had already served. Downers Grove/Lisle: John C. Campbell, accused of pretending to be a federal agent, pleaded not guilty Jan. 9 to forgery and multiple counts of impersonating an officer. Campbell was arrested in November after telling a Lisle police officer and a bank employee he was a U.S. Marshal, according …
Friday, January 13, 2012
The 27-year-old passenger from Woodridge was driving with a 22-year-old Downers Grove woman when she crashed into a home in Wheaton.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Check in on the court cases we're keeping an eye on in DuPage County.
Darien: A 74-year-old Darien man faces a second round of charges accusing him of fondling a young girl. John P. Higgins was charged in 2009 in connection to a 2006 incident where he kissed and fondled a then-16-year-old girl, according to prosecutors. Earlier this month, prosecutors charged Higgins with predatory criminal sexual assault relating to incidents from 2001 in which he is accused of fondling a young teen girl. Higgins pleaded not guilty on Dec. 19 to the six counts from 2006, court records show. He is free on bond. Wheaton: Two Wheaton residents charged in connection to the drug overdose death of a Carol Stream woman pleaded not guilty on Dec. 19 to drug charges. Tiffany Vanderbusch and Glenn Kliest were arrested in November …
Friday, August 12, 2011
New restaurant in Wheaton wants to transport you to Austin through its BBQ.
Imagine the hard work involved in opening and running a new family-owned restaurant, especially in these economic times. Doug Pierce did just that eight months ago when he opened Austin BBQ at 226 W. Front St., in downtown Wheaton. And the report card so far has been more than encouraging. Customers have posted favorable reviews onYelp and on our very own Wheaton Patch along with an interview article that describes Pierce’s 4,200 pound 100 percent wood-burning stove. ABC’S The Hungry Hound picked up the scent of the new business in May with a spot featuring Steve Dolinsky giving mouth-watering rave reviews of his meal served Austin-style with pickles, onions, cheese and white bread accompanying the beef brisket. This July, Chicago Magazine…