Sunday, May 19, 2013
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BURR RIDGE April 28: Marcus Conner, 39, of the 2000 block of Wheatfield, Romeoville, was charged at 12:11 a.m. with DUI while driving his 2005 Chevrolet on Clarendon Hills Road at southbound I-55, police said. DOWNERS GROVE May 14: Joseph M. Deir, of the 800 block of Franklin Street, Westmont, was arrested at 11:48 p.m. at the intersection of Ogden and Williams. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, according to police. His gray Chevy Cruze was towed from the scene to an impound lot. Deir was released on I-bond and has a June 19 court date in Wheaton. May 12: Angela A. Schapiro, of the 1100 block of South Grove, Oak Park, was arrested at 2:51 a.m. on Butterfield Road and Esplanade. She was charged with …
Tillie is a 4-year-old domestic medium hair mix looking for a forever home.
Name: Tillie Breed: Domestic medium hair mix Sex: Female Age: 4 years Spayed/Neutered: Yes Personality: Volunteers at the West Suburban Humane Society describe Tillie as a puzzle because she is tough to figure out. She does OK with some cats, but not others; any cat she lives with must have a backbone. Tillie is best-suited for families with older kids because she likes to pounce and play. She needs a family who wants to play and keep her entertained. Interested? Stop by the West Suburban Humane Society at 1901 W. Ogden Ave., Downers Grove, or call 630-960-9600.
Some people are destined to draw more attention than others, apparently.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Diezel is a sweet, energetic 4-year-old English bulldog/basset hound mix looking for a forever home.
Name: Diezel Breed: English bulldog/basset hound mix Sex: Male Age: 4 years Spayed/Neutered: Yes Personality: Diezel and his brother, Bullet, were taken to the West Suburban Humane Society when their owner could no longer care for them. Diezel is sweet and energetic, and loves to play and cuddle up on the couch. He cannot live with others cats, but would be great with dogs. He cannot live in an apartment, townhouse or condo, so a house with a large fenced-in yard would be best. Interested? Stop by the West Suburban Humane Society at 1901 W. Ogden Ave., Downers Grove, or call 630-960-9600.
Check out some of the most interesting posts we found for Burr Ridge, Darien, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Lemont.
The following items and postings were found on Craigslist for the Burr Ridge, Darien, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Lemont area. Note: Patch has no control over the status of these posts on Craigslist and how long they remain available. If “Game of Thrones” had been conceived by Wayne Gretsky, the seat of the Seven Kingdoms might look something like this chair, going for $350 out of Burr Ridge. The frame is almost entirely made of hockey sticks, with pucks for the base. A perfect chair from which to cheer on the Blackhawks (go Hawks!) This unorthodox coffee table from a Darien seller might look misshapen, but it’s carved from a single California redwood and is seriously huge—status symbol extraordinaire. (For some reason, in…
Here's a round-up of recent, bizarre police report items from the area.
NAPERVILLE A woman who moved out of an apartment in the 200 block of East Bailey Road two months ago returned to the apartment May 15 and asked the property manager if she could get her belongings. She was told by the property manager that the apartment was cleaned out and she was not allowed to enter, police said. A resident then saw the woman scale the balconies to get to her old apartment on the third floor, but she was not able to gain entry, police said. CLARENDON HILLS An apartment tenant on the 200 block of North Richmond Avenue wrote in magic marker on his door that "any trespassers will be shot," according to a police report. The person reporting said neighbors are scared about this. An officer at 4:33 p.m. May 7 spoke with the …
Check out this week's crime stories out of Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Darien and Burr Ridge.
Look back at all the crime stories published this week on the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills, Darien and Burr Ridge Patch sites.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Passed by a 35-21 vote, the bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Pat Quinn, who has not yet said whether he intends to sign it.
By a vote of 35-21, the Illinois Senate approved legislation on Friday that would allow doctors in the state to prescribe marijuana as pain relief for severe medical conditions. The bill now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn for his signature. According to the Chicago Tribune, the bill covers 33 specific conditions—including multiple sclerosis, cancer and HIV infection—and includes several controls, with a four-year trial program, dosage limits, fingerprinting, background checks and licensed dispensing centers. “This bill is filled with walls to keep this limited,” the paper quoted sponsoring Sen. Bill Haine (D-Alton), who urged lawmakers to pass the legislation as a compassionate measure for those suffering with extreme pain. In opposition, Sen. …
Marchex Institute says Illinois residents are among the worst offenders in the country when it comes to swear words, though we are pretty courteous with 'please' and 'thank you.'
Well gosh darn it, turns out we're a bunch of potty mouths here in Illinois, thank you very much. That's the finding from the Marchex Institute, a data analysis firm, which ranks Illinois as the 5th worst cursing state in the country, though acknowledges that we're pretty liberal with our "pleases" and "thank yous." Just in time for National Etiquette Week, Marchex released findings on the most courteous and the least courteous states in the nation. The Institute examined more than 600,000 phone calls from the past 12 months. You know, the calls that "may be recorded for training purposes." The calls were placed by consumers to businesses across 30 industries, including cable and satellite companies, auto dealerships, pest control centers…
Find out which properties have sold recently in Downers Grove, Darien, Lemont and Woodridge. This week's featured property is located on Ailsworth Drive in Darien.
A 3-bedroom, 1.75 bath home recently sold in Darien for $307,000, according to real estate records. The home at 8682 Ailsworth Dr. features an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. The home also has an open floor plan. $145,000: 1110 Grove St., Apt. 2H $255,000: 4715 Pershing Ave. $341,000: 5921 Webster Place $785,000: 5638 Washington St. $470,000: 5243 Washington St. $90,000: 4220 Saratoga Ave., Apt. 314 Lemont – April 29 $442,000: 12881 Klappa Dr. $220,000: 7911 Windsor Dr., #7911 $254,500: 6714 Charleston Dr. $307,000: 8682 Ailsworth Dr. $135,000: 8120 Eastwood Lane $274,000: 2409 Evergreen Lane $36,524: 2533 Spring St., Apt. 2603 $60,000: 7010 Sussex Court, 19-101 Need More Info? Want to know what's …