Addison News

Suspect shot, dies; Lombard police officer wounded, hospitalized in armed robbery at The Smoke Shop

Suspect shot, dies; Lombard police officer wounded, hospitalized in armed robbery at The Smoke Shop

At approximately 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Lombard police responded to a call for an armed robbery in progress at a retail store in the 0-100 block of W. Roosevelt Road. Responding police officers encountered two male suspects in the vicinity of Ann Street and Lincoln Street. A preliminary investigation shows one […]

 
 

Addison supports County’s ‘211’ launch

Addison supports County’s ‘211’ launch

Addison Mayor Rich Veenstra (at podium) and DuPage County officials, including DuPage County Board Chair Dan Cronin (far right) launched the 211 health and human service telephone referral system at a press conference in Wheaton on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The Addison Consolidated Dispatch Center will serve as the receiving point […]

 
 

Addison receives Chicago Region Trees Initiative Recognition

At the Addison Village Board meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, the Village’s Public Works Department Electrical and Forestry Division was honored for partnering with the Chicago Region Trees Initiative, a coalition of more than 200 public and private agencies including municipalities, conservation groups, and schools with the goal of enhancing […]

 
 

Bond denied for Addison man accused of murdering wife

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Addison Director of Police Timothy Hayden have announced that bond has been denied for an Addison man accused of killing his wife in their home earlier this week. Brahim Bakayoko, 44, appeared at a bond hearing where Judge Paul Marchese granted the state’s […]

 
 

Republicans reel as Democrats win many key races

Republicans reel as Democrats win many key races

Conroy elected County Board Chair; Casten tops Pekau; Duckworth, ‘Raja’ hold seats By Dee Longfellow For The Independent Many Republicans were silent and shocked as the polls closed and the numbers came rolling in on Tuesday, Nov. 8, as the Democrats won race after race and even firmly established Republicans […]

 
 

AT celebrates Italian American Heritage Month

AT celebrates Italian American Heritage Month

During the week of Oct. 11 to 14, Addison Trail students, staff and community members celebrated Italian-American Heritage Month with numerous activities and events hosted by AT’s Italian Club. The activities included an opportunity for ATHS staff, most of whom wore this year’s Italian-American Heritage Month t-shirt, to enjoy cannoli […]

 
 

Bond set for man accused of stealing Addison police officer’s personal vehicle

On Thursday, Oct. 20, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Addison Director of Police Bill Hayden announced that bond had been set for a Chicago man accused of stealing an Addison police officer’s personal vehicle from the Addison Municipal Center. Jerome Fears, 20, of the 3700 block of S. […]

 
 

DuPage County approves cannabis regulations

The DuPage County Board on Tuesday voted to approve a process for the siting of adult-use cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas. On June 28, the County Board directed staff to develop an Adult-Use Cannabis Permitting Program for unincorporated areas of the County.  On Tuesday, the Board amended the DuPage County […]

 
 

Addison library to receive PLA Digital Literacy grant; AT&T-sponsored program brings bilingual workshops, new technology

=The Addison Public Library is one of 160 public libraries nationwide that received funding from the Public Library Association (PLA) as part of the PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive that is supported by AT&T. With this funding, the library will purchase additional technology that patrons can borrow and will host […]

 
 

SCARCE program reaching area laundromats; Bookshelves offer kids more access to reading

SCARCE program reaching area laundromats; Bookshelves offer kids more access to reading

By Jane Charmelo INDEPENDENT STAFF REPORTER According to the “Handbook of Early Literacy Research, Vol. 2,” the ratio of books to children in a middle-income home is 13 to 1. That ratio becomes one book for every 300 children in low-income homes. Addison-based SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling […]