Addison News

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 […]

 
 

Addison to receive County Stormwater Management ARPA grant

DuPage County’s Stormwater Management Department accepted grant proposals from municipalities for flood control and water quality projects countywide. The selected projects will be partially funded using an allocation of DuPage County’s American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funding from the federal government. Open to municipal governments, DuPage County’s grant will award […]

 
 

Eagle Scout project dedicated to the late Helton, Regan builds enhancements to Army Trail Nature Center

Eagle Scout project dedicated to the late Helton, Regan builds enhancements to Army Trail Nature Center

During its May 23 meeting, the District 88 Board of Education recognized and honored Addison Trail alumnus Jackson Regan (class of 2022) for his Eagle Scout project. Regan built a planter box and two doggie bag stations for the Army Trail Nature Center in Addison. The planter is dedicated in […]

 
 

Memorial ceremony, procession for Chief Michael Ruth Friday

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Chief Ruth passes unexpectedly
Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth (left) is pictured here with then-Fifth Ward Alderman (currently Mayor) Scott Levin at an Elmhurst University event featuring Jeb Bush in 2018. Ruth passed away on Sunday, May 29, following a medical procedure, surrounded by loved ones.

First Street, Palmer Drive to be closed until 11:30 a.m. By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent On Friday, June 10 beginning at 10 a.m., there will be a ceremony held in front of the Elmhurst Police Station in memory of Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth, who passed away unexpectedly […]

 
 

Addison Trail student charged with alleged threat against school personnel

On Friday, May 20, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Addison Director of Police Timothy Hayden announced that an 18-year-old male Addison Trail High School student has been charged with posting a threatening message on Instagram directed at school personnel. Michael Gamboa, 18, of the 2N100 block of Vista […]