Month in Review: A Prostitution Sting with a Twist Gets Top Spot
The most popular stories on Darien Patch during November.
November was a busy month for the City of Darien as well as all of us here at Darien Patch, which celebrated its one-month anniversary Monday. Take a peek back at the most popular stories on Darien Patch during the past four weeks.
Johnny Borizov, the Willow Springs man charged in connection with the March murder of three members of a Darien family, requested visitation rights with his 21-month-old son. DuPage Circuit Court Judge Daniel Guerin will hear arguments from the prosecution against that motion Dec. 16, according to the State's Attorneys Office.
Kids got to show their parents how tough it can be to switch classes and run laps in gym class during Cass Jr. High's parent shadowing day. Fifth grader Annie Banks loved the opportunity to share a school day with her mom: "It's great she gets to witness what we do everyday instead of sitting at home and saying, 'What's going on?'" Annie said.
Hinsdale South did an amazing job during its annual food drive, collecting a whopping 21,000 pounds of food. It disbursed the goods to local groups including Our Lady of Peace's food pantry and the Lions Club's food drive.
More good deeds from Hinsdale South: Nearly 100 students donated blood with the help of LifeSource, the largest blood bank in Illinois.
Ellie Gibbler opened its doors and welcomed shoppers to a wonderland of one-of-a-kind purses, wallets, hats and headbands.
A Hinsdale man verbally assaulted police officers while resisting arrest after a traffic stop, according to police reports. Victor A. Martinez, of Marybeth Lane, was charged with aggravated DUI, police said.
The Darien Police Department will start a trial run of a plan that City Council hopes will lower the amount of overtime paid out for sick and vacation day fill ins. But Police Chief Robert Pavelchik said that many officers in the department are unhappy about the trial.
Andrew Blumenfeld, owner of DuPage Star Technologies, has transformed his lifelong love of all things tech into a successful and satisfying career. The Chamber of Commerce recognized his efforts earlier in the month during its annual Excellence Awards luncheon.
Eisenhower Jr. High's Booster Club held a rollicking benefit at The Barn at Arabian Nights Farm to raise money for the school's athletic programs. "The Booster Club started these fundraisers over three years ago and they brought intramurals back, paying all costs, such as teacher stipends and student t-shirts," Principal Michael Fitzgerald said.
The four people who police said responded to online requests for adult services weren't the only ones in for a surprise when they showed up at a Darien apartment complex Nov. 9. The Darien police who organized the prostitution sting soon discovered that while all four people advertised themselves as female, two weren't—they were men who portrayed themselves as women.