Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Downers Grove Republican has significant support as the replacement for Pat Brady, according to a Chicago Sun-Times politics post.
Illinois state Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) is a top-tier candidate to become the next Illinois GOP Chairman and replace Pat Brady, who resigned last week, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The Sun-Times lists Sandack as one of nine finalists considered by the Republican State Central Committee; of the nine, Sandack won the paper's informal reader poll with almost 44 percent of the vote. Sandack would likely be a controversial choice given that many believe Oberweis and other socially conservative Republicans ousted Brady over the former chairman's support of gay marriage—which Sandack also supports—the paper said. Major Illinois Republican player Ron Gidwitz is quoted in the article as being highly critical of anyone who pushed out …
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, February 18, 2013
Police said Monday that Downers Grove resident and Lisle native William Foley was found dead Sunday in Pope County.
After a week and a half search by family, friends and law enforcement, Downers Grove resident and Lisle native Bill Foley was found dead Sunday in Pope County. The Downers Grove Police Department said Monday that the cause of death is still under investigation by Illinois State Police. Family members thanked more than 1,100 followers on the Facebook page "Help Find Bill Foley" for their support in a message Monday morning. "Hey FB family...it is with a broken heart that I tell you that Bill Foley was located last night and he is deceased. We are all so sad, but we know he is now at peace with his dad in heaven. I want to thank all of you for your efforts, thoughts, prayers, shares, cares, signing of the petition, writing stories, helping …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Family members say there has still been no sign of 55-year-old William Foley, who was reported missing Feb. 6 after he didn't return home from work.
Nearly a week after his disappearance, there are still no signs of Downers Grove resident William Foley—leading his family to question whether he has been the victim of foul play. Foley, 55, who grew up in Lisle, was last seen around 1 p.m. on Feb. 6, when he was leaving his job in Lombard, police said. His family reported him missing when he didn't return home. READ: Police Searching for Missing Downers Grove Man Downers Grove police issued an alert Friday afternoon with a picture of Foley and a description of his vehicle, a white 1997 Ford Escort with Illinois license plate 9985772. On Tuesday, police told Foley's brother, Jim, that there has been no cell phone, I-Pass, bank or credit card activity since he was reported missing. The last…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
No serious injuries were reported from the collision near Highland Avenue, according to the Daily Herald.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
A Chicago attorney is expecting the class action suit against the pet chain to grow stronger, according to a report from the Naperville Sun.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Six individuals are currently part of a class action suit against Happiness Is Pets stores, alleging they purchased dogs from the store that later developed serious health issues, according to a report from the Naperville Sun. The Chicago attorney defending the group told the Sun his list of clients will likely grow. Read the full story. The chain has locations in Downers Grove, Lombard, and Naperville. At least one dog diagnosed with canine distemper died, according to the Humane Society of the United States.
Friday, February 24, 2012
I may be a gender traitor, but I don't want to get shot, either!
Every now and then, the magnitude of an event in one of our 22 happy Friday Patch suburbs makes me sit up and take notice. And let me tell you, when the fine folks in Downers Grove set out to pique my interest, they go all in. Let’s just say, were I an inhabitant of that fine municipality and my wife, girlfriend, or maybe even my sister, asked me to do the dishes, people would say they’d never seen an old guy move that fast. I’d be practicing my best “yes dears” 24/7. Vickie D. Podruzek, 43, currently faces charges of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery with a firearm and may ultimately be charged with attempted murder. DuPage County Judge Elizabeth Sexton set her bail at $1 million. If she does manage to post bond, Podruzek…
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Primary election will be March 20; early voting starts Feb. 27.
Republicans vying for a seat in DuPage County Board District 2 had a chance last weekend to set themselves apart from one another in the crowded Primary race. At the Elmhurst League of Women Voters candidate forum at Elmhurst College Sunday, the audience heard from Michael Loftus of Lisle, Elaine Zannis of Oak Brook, Zachary Wilson of Lombard, and Pete DiCianni, Charles Mueller, Sean Noonan and Rafael Rivadeneira, all of Elmhurst. Candidate Jim Long of Downers Grove did not attend. They answered questions posed by the League on transportation, affordable housing and attracting green businesses in DuPage County. But it was the audience questions, like "Will you sign up for a pension from DuPage County if elected?," that perhaps most …
Friday, January 27, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States said anyone who recently purchased a puppy that appears ill should check for distemper.
The Humane Society of the United States said it confirmed that two puppies recently purchased from a pet store with locations in Naperville and Downers Grove were diagnosed with distemper. One of the puppies died. Happiness is Pets sold the puppies in December and early January, according to a news release from the Humane Society. “Canine distemper is potentially deadly and is highly contagious to other dogs,” HSUS Illinois State Director Kristen Strawbridge said in a news release. “We need to get the word out to the pet-loving public who may be inadvertently exposing their pets to this virus by coming in contact with one of these puppies at a dog park or handling or buying a puppy from the Happiness is Pets Naperville or Downers Grove …