Bensenville News

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 […]

 
 

Pedestrian struck, killed by freight train near Ardmore, Union Pacific railroad tracks

Pedestrian struck, killed by freight train near Ardmore, Union Pacific railroad tracks

On Monday, Villa Park Police and Fire Departments responded to the area of Ardmore and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks for the report of a pedestrian who was struck by a westbound Union Pacific freight train at around 3:59 a.m. A 38-year-old man was fatally struck by the freight train, […]

 
 

Bond set for volleyball coach accused of child porn possession, video-taping

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Carol Stream Chief of Police Ed Sailer announced last week that bond has been set at $250,000 with 10% to apply for a Carol Stream volleyball coach charged with possession of child pornography. Michael Liedtke, 34, of Streamwood, appeared at a bond […]

 
 

Schiller Park offers $20G reward for info on double homicide, arson. Mayor, police department lead efforts to solve 8-year-old crime

On the weekend of the 8th anniversary of an unsolved double homicide, Mayor Nick Caiafa, the Village of Schiller Park and the Schiller Park Police Department have announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the 2011 murders of George Markopoulos and Wendy Bonder. Early in the […]

 
 

Elmhurst College’s 52nd annual Jazz Festival begins Feb. 21

Elmhurst College’s 52nd annual Jazz Festival begins Feb. 21

The Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, one of the oldest and best collegiate jazz festivals in the country, is back this year with its usual all-star lineup of the industry’s most notable performing artists, as well as some of the country’s leading college bands. Each February, the best college jazz bands […]

 
 

Lombard citizens save 96-year-old woman from being struck by train

Lombard citizens save 96-year-old woman from being struck by train

Lombard Police Officer Dan Herrera responded to a call of a car on the railroad tracks at the intersection of St. Charles Road and Grace Street in Lombard, at approximately 8:15 on the evening of Jan. 14. Herrera was close to the location and was on scene within two minutes […]

 
 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade plans in motion; Immaculate Conception to serve as Grand Marshal

On Saturday, March 9, the 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 12 noon from Wilson St. & Spring Rd. heading north, ending at the railroad tracks just beyond Silverado Grill. This year’s Grand Marshal will be Immaculate Conception Catholic Prep and its outstanding football team. The […]

 
 

Krave Restaurant closes due to storm damage; To reopen in Bridgeview

Due to unforeseen storm damage, Krave Restaurant, located at the northwest corner of St. Charles Rd. and Rte. 83, has announced through a sign on the door and on its Facebook page that it is closed “for the time being.” “We are very grateful to everyone whom supported us in […]

 
 

County Coroner releases 2018 opioid statistics

DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen, M.D. 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 […]

 
 

DuPage County consolidates Election Commission into County Clerk’s Office

The DuPage County Board voted on Jan. 15 to officially dissolve the DuPage Election Commission into the County Clerk’s Office, completing a multi-year process to consolidate the sixth unit of government under the County’s ACT Initiative. The action comes as a result of the enactment of Public Act 100-0628, which […]