Author Archive: RVP Editor

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi to host Town Hall Meeting On Saturday, April 22 in Villa Park

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi to host Town Hall Meeting On Saturday, April 22 in Villa Park

Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi What:      A town hall-style meeting where Congressman Krishnamoorthi will listen to constituents’ concerns and answer questions. When:     Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Where:    Willowbrook High School, 1250 Ardmore Ave, Villa Park Contact:  Will Baldwin (202) […]

 
 

Local governments must take lead in reducing tax burden

Local governments must take lead in reducing tax burden

By Dan McCaleb It’s been business as usual in Springfield during the 2017 legislative session, minus one particularly vocal component. As lawmakers debated a “Grand Bargain” that is much more grand rip-off for taxpayers, longtime state Rep. Jack Franks is, for the first time in 18 years, not participating directly in […]

 
 

Illinois democracy is an empty shell

Illinois democracy is an empty shell

Good news: Springfield is working. Don’t believe me? How else could you explain the following? On March 29, an Illinois House committee passed 1,464 bills with unanimous support. In a time of partisan divide, Illinoisans should rejoice at such efficiency, such cooperation, such competence. But a closer look at these […]

 
 

DuPage County Undersheriff announces inaugural deployment of EpiPens by police in Illinois

DuPage County Undersheriff announces inaugural deployment of EpiPens by police in Illinois

Undersheriff Frank Bibbiano is proud of the relationship that was forged between the Sheriff’s Office, Shelly LeGere, County Board member Pete DiCianni, Senator Chris Nybo and the DuPage County Health Department. Bibbiano said, “It’s this collaborative effort that really paved the way for this significant moment in law enforcement. I […]

 
 

Lombard Police Department report

Lombard Police Department report

 The Lombard Police Department recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that subjects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles age 17-or-younger are not named. Assault April 6 Jeffrey Allen, 44, of Lombard, […]

 
 

Farewell to Healy

Farewell to Healy

  photo by Dee Longfellow City bids farewell to Healy, Wagner Fifth Ward Alderman Chris Healy (left) and Seventh Ward Alderman Pat Wagner hold plaques that now bear the name plates that were used to identify them on the dais of Elmhurst City Council for the past eight years. Both […]

 
 

Unwanted prescription drugs will be collected – no questions asked – on April 28

Unwanted prescription drugs will be collected – no questions asked – on April 28

 On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lombard Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in six years to prevent pill theft and abuse by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs. Bring unwanted […]

 
 

Cronin talks government consolidation, Transform program

Cronin talks government consolidation, Transform program

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent Last week, DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin addressed state legislators about his TransForm Illinois program and his efforts to reduce the size of government in Illinois. “It takes a lot of hard work, but consolidation is the only way to shrink the number of […]

 
 

Willis to host Community Resource Fair in Addison

Willis to host Community Resource Fair in Addison

Families are gearing up to attend the annual community resource fair hosted by state Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, in the gymnasium at Lake Park School, located at 330 Lake Park Drive in Addison on Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. “I’m excited to be able to continue […]

 
 

State’s Attorney Berlin finds officer justified in Villa Park officer-involved shooting

State’s Attorney Berlin finds officer justified in Villa Park officer-involved shooting

Statement from State’s Attorney Berlin April 20, 2017  “Every case involving the use of deadly force by a police officer must be carefully and thoroughly investigated. Such scrutiny is required to ensure the protection of the civil rights of those involved and to maintain the public’s confidence in law enforcement. […]