Addison News

Former Sen. Tom Cullerton pleads guilty to embezzlement

Former Sen. Tom Cullerton pleads guilty to embezzlement

Plea deal calls for nearly $250,000 restitution, possible prison time By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois Former state Sen. Tom Cullerton pleaded guilty March 8 to one count of embezzlement and could face more than a year in federal prison. During a plea hearing in federal court in Chicago, Cullerton […]

 
 

Library Board approves policy change; Teens can obtain cards more easily, check out more materials

The Addison Public Library’s Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday, Feb. 15 to update a circulation policy allowing middle school and high school students to get a Teen Restricted library card without a parent or guardian present. Under the new policy, these cards will now be called Teen Limited Access […]

 
 

The library’s Getting Addison Back to Work series, Spotlight on Debbie Spacko

The library’s Getting Addison Back to Work series, Spotlight on Debbie Spacko

Debbie Spacko’s story starts like many Americans: in April 2020, she was furloughed from her job as a customer service representative. “In the first couple of months of the pandemic, everyone was hoping things would get better. I was on unemployment, I could survive, but not really live, and it […]

 
 

Addison police launch Crime-Free Multi-Housing program; Officials work to empower property owners

Addison police launch Crime-Free Multi-Housing program; Officials work to empower property owners

Twelve Addison rental property owners attended a class on Saturday, Feb. 5 as officials from the village’s Police Department educated owners on how to make their properties safer and more desirable for residents. Addison’s Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program, part of the Police Department’s Community Response Unit, began in 2009 with the […]

 
 

Man sentenced to 20 years in shooting death of rival gang member; Addison police  investigation led to offender

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin has announced that a then 17-year-old Glendale Heights man has been sentenced to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the shooting death of 21-year-old Miguel Reynoso. Jesse Garza, 20, appeared in court where he entered a guilty plea to one count […]

 
 

Convicted gunrunner charged after cutting off electronic monitor following brother’s funeral; Former Villa Park resident apprehended at Glendale Hts. Jewel Osco

Convicted gunrunner charged after cutting off electronic monitor following brother’s funeral; Former Villa Park resident apprehended at Glendale Hts. Jewel Osco

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced that bond was denied yesterday for a recently convicted gunrunner accused of fleeing after cutting off his electronic GPS monitor following his brother’s funeral. Bruce Berrier, 23, formerly of Villa Park, appeared in Bond Court where Judge Craig Belford ordered he be held […]

 
 

Man gets natural life without parole for sexual assault of two female minors; Offender formerly an Addison resident

Man gets natural life without parole for sexual assault of two female minors; Offender formerly an Addison resident

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin has announced that Stephan Filipiak, 58, formerly of Addison, has been sentenced to natural life without the possibility of parole in the Illinois Department of Corrections for sexually assaulting an acquaintance’s two minor daughters. On Oct. 8, 2021, following a three-day-long trial, a jury […]

 
 

Bensenville resident runs Chicago Marathon first time ever; Brother from Addison urges her on, presents her with medal

Bensenville resident runs Chicago Marathon first time ever; Brother from Addison urges her on, presents her with medal

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ADDISON INDEPENDENT When the 43rd annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon took over the city streets last October, Bensenville resident Maria Tiscareno was a first-time participant. Maria, relationship manager lending specialist with Bank of America, volunteered at the marathon in 2019.  Along with her brother […]

 
 

Montini football welcomes Mike Hohensee to coaching staff

Montini football welcomes Mike Hohensee to coaching staff

Montini Catholic Football has announced the recent addition of veteran player and coach Mike Hohensee to the Bronco coaching staff.  Hohensee will serve as offensive quality control coach and football consultant.  Hohensee has served countless student athletes as a quarterback coach for almost two decades. After being named an All-American […]

 
 

Jim Peterik to perform at ATHS studio theater; Center for the Arts presents his ‘Guitars, Stories and Songs’

Join the Addison Center for the Arts on Thursday, Feb. 10 to welcome Grammy award winner Jim Peterik of The Ides of March to the Addison Trail Studio Theater Stage located inside Addison Trail High School, at 213 No. Lombard Rd. Experience the music and the stories of Jim Peterik […]