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A Suburban Heroin Addict’s Story

A Suburban Heroin Addict’s Story

Heroin use in DuPage and other nearby counties has increased at an explosive pace in the past five years.  The (Tribune) chart to the left indicates an alarming growth trend; heroin is increasingly more available in the Chicago area.  Because it is cheap and readily available, teen heroin use is also on the rise. Here […]

September 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Villa Park Drug Dealer Gets 16-year Prison Term

Villa Park Drug Dealer Gets 16-year Prison Term

It’s not every day that a seemingly ordinary traffic stop leads to a major multi-million dollar drug bust, but that’s exactly what happened when police caught up with Herasmo Herrera last September. A Villa Park man nabbed in a $3 million cocaine bust will serve at least eight years in prison for possessing about 70 […]

August 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Lisle Man Gets Prison Time for Slashing Relative

Lisle Man Gets Prison Time for Slashing Relative

An ex-convict has been sentenced to four years in prison for slashing a relative’s face during an argument last winter in their apartment in Lisle. Michael J. Janczewski, 28, was convicted in DuPage County Circuit Court of a felony charge of aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, according to court records. Five other charges in […]

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Naked Man Tased by Police in Wheaton

Naked Man Tased by Police in Wheaton

Now here’s something that doesn’t happen everyday!  Whoa!  Welcome to Wheaton! Naked Wheaton man Tased by police Wheaton police had to use a Taser gun on a man who was allegedly running through the … Naked Wheaton man Tased by police … St. Downers Grove, IL. Read more on Suburban Life Publications  

June 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Janitor Sentenced in Teacher’s Battery Case

Janitor Sentenced in Teacher’s Battery Case

Former janitor sentenced in teacher’s battery Kenneth R. Brown, who turned 55 on Friday, was convicted in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton of a Class 3 felony charge of aggravated battery of a school employee, according to court records. A companion charge of public indecency/lewd exposure … Read more on Naperville Sun

May 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Warrenville Ex-Alderman Christopher Halley Gets 5 Years in Prison

Warrenville Ex-Alderman Christopher Halley Gets 5 Years in Prison

Yesterday, the DuPage County State’s Attorney office released a press release indicating that Warrenville resident Christopher Halley was sentenced to five years in prison for stealing thousands of dollars from acquaintances.  We posted about Halley’s antics before.   Some people never learn…  Here is the press release: Former Warrenville Alderman Sentenced to Five Years on Theft […]

April 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Stolen MacBook Tracked to Suspect in Addison

Stolen MacBook Tracked to Suspect in Addison

It’s getting harder and harder to be a criminal these days…  No one knows that better than 59 year-old Richard Leon of Addison. Leon stole the wrong laptop from a Hinsdale office building; the MacBook Pro laptop valued at $4,500 has built-in GPS tracking technology that led let police right to the suspect’s home within […]

February 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Stabbing in Naperville Bar

Stabbing in Naperville Bar

If you aren’t familiar with this story, it’s a surprising and sad one.  27 year-old Daniel Olaska is charged with stabbing second-grade teacher Shaun Wild to death inside Frankie’s Blue Room in downtown Naperville.  It is reported that Wild had tried to calm a tense confrontation between Olaska and one of Wild’s friends. This just […]

February 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Naperville Man Sued in Facebook Speeding Case

Naperville Man Sued in Facebook Speeding Case

More and more, information posted to Facebook is being used as evidence in litigation cases.

Revanth Vema, 28, of Naperville, had recently posted a photo of his car with a message that he was “ready to drive at 90-mph.” It is alleged that Mr. Vema’s excessive speed caused an accident and very serious injuries to two motorcycle riders.

October 11, 2011 | By | Reply More
News Coming in Kristy Wesselman Murder Cold Case

News Coming in Kristy Wesselman Murder Cold Case

A news conference will be held Thursday to announce new developments in the 1985 murder of Kristy Wesselman in Glen Ellyn.   The date marks the 26 years since the horrific crime wounded the surrounding Glen Ellyn community.  Sandy Wesselman, Kristy’s mother is expected to speak at the news conference. Many leads have been pursued over […]

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