Addison News

Village named Culture of Health Prize winner by the RWJF; Veenstra, Barbanente, library staff weigh in on honor

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ADDISON INDEPENDENT The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) located in New Jersey calls itself “the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health.” It is committed to improving health and health equity in the United States. The RWJF periodically awards its coveted “Culture of Health Prize” […]

 
 

Roselle man accused of shooting woman in the head at restaurant

On Sunday, July 17, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Roselle Chief of Police Steve Herron announced that bond had been denied for a Roselle man charged with shooting an innocent woman in the head early Saturday morning at a Roselle restaurant. Jamie Quijano, 22, of the 200 […]

 
 

Addison among 15 County park districts to receive state grant; Lake Manor Nature Preserve project receives $396,200

Gov. JB Pritzker has announced $30.3 million in grants for 87 local park projects that will help communities acquire open space and develop and improve recreational facilities throughout Illinois. A list of this year’s OSLAD grant recipients includes the Addison Park District for the Lake Manor Nature Preserve in the […]

 
 

Teen sentenced to 8 years for stealing car at gunpoint

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin has announced that a Chicago teen charged with hijacking a woman’s car at gunpoint from an Addison Popeye’s restaurant parking lot has been sentenced to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Deondre Logan, 18, appeared at his sentencing hearing this morning in […]

 
 

Rock ‘N Wheels continues Thursday; Enjoy ‘Downpour,’ ‘Phat Kiss’ on Village Green

Addison’s Rock ‘N Wheels summer concert series continues Thursday, June 30 with Downpour, an AC-DC tribute band plus opener Phat Kiss, a tribute to the music of KISS, complete with costumes.  Be sure to take a photo with Phat Kiss and share it on social media. Phat Kiss performs from […]

 
 

Tom Cullerton sentenced to one year for embezzlement; Former state senator received salary, benefits from ghost union job

By Peter Hancock CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS A federal judge in Chicago handed down a one-year prison sentence June 21 for a former state senator who once chaired the Senate Labor Committee. Tom Cullerton, a Villa Park Democrat, pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of embezzlement for receiving salary […]

 
 

Primary election night wraps up early in DuPage

Primary election night wraps up early in DuPage

Republican: Hart ousts DiCianni; garners almost 60% of vote for Board Chair Democratic: Willis bests challenger for Rep; Yoo, Chaplin, Garcia earn ballot spots   By Dee Longfellow For The Independent Tuesday night wrapped up early with most of the races in DuPage County called, although unofficially, just after 11 […]

 
 

Building an international community; Library volunteer shares his experience with English language learning groups

Building an international community; Library volunteer shares his experience with English language learning groups

When Allen Polich first moved to Addison in the fall of 2020, he didn’t expect he’d become a regular visitor to the Addison Public Library. But after receiving the library’s newsletter and spotting an intriguing volunteer opportunity, everything changed. The timing worked out perfectly, Polich said. He had just decided […]

 
 

Candidate listings for June 28 primary elections

Candidate listings for June 28 primary elections

Editor’s note: The names of candidates running unopposed in their primary races are not listed here.         United States Senator Republican Vote for 1 (Winner to face Democratic incumbent Tammy Duckworth in November) Casey Chlebek Peggy Hubbard Robert “Bobby” Piton Jimmy Lee Tillman II Anthony W. Williams […]

 
 

Cullerton sentenced to a year in federal prison for fraudulently receiving salary and benefits from labor union

Cullerton sentenced to a year in federal prison for fraudulently receiving salary and benefits from labor union

Former State Sen. Tom Cullerton was sentenced Tuesday to a year in federal prison for fraudulently receiving salary and benefits from a labor union. Cullerton, 52, of Villa Park, pleaded guilty earlier this year to a federal embezzlement charge.  U.S. District Judge Robert W. Gettleman imposed the year-and-a-day sentence after […]