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Police Reports

Area police departments recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that suspects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Persons charged with domestic battery are not named in order to protect the privacy of […]

 
 

County Coroner releases stats on opioid related deaths

DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen MD, has completed evaluation of the opioid related deaths for 2018. “The opioid epidemic continues to escalate and destroy the lives of too many DuPage County residents,” Dr. Jorgensen said. “The influx of potent synthetic opiates including fentanyl has increased significantly, and now represents a […]

 
 

Local business plans 3rd annual “Ride for John”

Local business plans 3rd annual “Ride for John”

‘My Child’s Life Matters’ Motorcycle event fights opiate overdose crisis   By Dee Longfellow For The Villa Park Independent   On Saturday, July 27, My Child’s Life Matters will hosts its 3rd annual “Ride For John,” a community awareness event and celebration of life with a mission of waking people […]

 
 

3 dead in house fire in unincorporated Elmhurst

3 dead in house fire in unincorporated Elmhurst

DuPage County Sheriff: Woman kills sons, sets home ablaze, commits suicide   By Dee Longfellow For The Villa Park Review   On Friday, July 12 at about 9:30 p.m., Elmhurst firefighters responded to the 3N300 block of Willow Road on the report of a house fire that resulted in the […]

 
 

Lombard man dies after 80-foot fall from mountain

Austin Howell was “free solo” enthusiast who climbed without gear   By Dee Longfellow For The Lombardian   Early Tuesday morning, July 2, the Lombardian learned that Lombard resident Austin Howell, a free solo climber, had fallen to his death from Shortoff Mountain located in North Carolina. Howell was just […]

 
 

Police Reports

Area police departments recently reported the following arrests and citations. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a conviction, and that suspects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Persons charged with domestic battery are not named in order to protect the privacy of […]

 
 

House sends graduated tax question to voters

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois A constitutional amendment that would allow the General Assembly to set higher tax rates on greater amounts of income passed its last legislative hurdle Monday and will head to the voters for final approval about 18 months from now. After more than three hours […]

 
 

Village of Villa Park planning for Summerfest

Village of Villa Park planning for Summerfest

On Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, the Village will host its annual Summerfest celebration in the Ardmore Business District at Ardmore & Park, along the Illinois Prairie Path by the Gazebo. The fest opens on Friday, June 14 from 6 to 11 p.m. for food, beer, bands, a […]

 
 

Illinois House sends marijuana legalization to Gov. Pritzker; Legal retail sales could begin Jan. 1, 2020

Illinois House sends marijuana legalization to Gov. Pritzker; Legal retail sales could begin Jan. 1, 2020

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois The Illinois House on May 31 passed a bill legalizing adult recreational marijuana in the state. The 66-to-47 vote sends House Bill 1438 to Gov. J.B. Pritzker who campaigned in 2018 on a platform that included legalizing marijuana. The Senate approved the bill on […]

 
 

Changes likely coming to cannabis legalization bill

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois Some provisions that advocates for recreational marijuana legalization have said are the most important facets of their bill faced the stiffest questions at a legislative hearing May 15. “Throughout all of the work we’ve been doing, there’s been three real themes that have arisen […]