Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The 2012 Hinsdale South graduate was shot and killed Monday night on the grounds of the Hinsdale Lake Terrace apartment complex where he lived.
On Monday night, several Hinsdale South students who live at the Hinsdale Lake Terrace apartment complex in unincorporated Willowbrook watched as a friend and former classmate was gunned downed on the grounds of the apartment community off Route 83. READ: '18-Year-Old Shot and Killed in Unincorporated Willowbrook.' When something like this happens, people want to know who the victim was and why. As journalists, our job is to find as many answers as we can to the questions out there and report facts that will help keep the public informed. But when a son, friend and fellow classmate is taken in a senseless tragedy, the question of why could never be answered by a journalist. I don't think it's a question anyone can answer. But we can try to…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Joshua Holmes, 18, was a 2012 Hinsdale South graduate who was the victim of a drive-by shooting Monday night in unincorporated Willowbrook.
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- Sabrina Wu
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
UPDATED: 4:50 a.m. on Sept. 26 Hinsdale South staff and administrators are working closely with HCS Family Services in Hinsdale to provide support for about 250 students who live in the Hinsdale Lake Terrace Apartment complex in unincorporated Willowbrook. A 2012 Hinsdale South graduate was shot and killed on the grounds of the apartment complex where he lived, and a few Hinsdale South students were witnesses of the shooting, according to Hinsdale South Principal Brian Waterman. The principal at Hinsdale South released a statement Tuesday afternoon on the shooting of a 2012 Hinsdale South graduate Monday night. Joshua Holmes, 18, was shot in the area of Honeysuckle Rose Lane and Lilac Lane Monday night. READ: Witnesses say they saw the …
Joshua Holmes, 18, was shot near the intersection of Honeysuckle Rose Lane and Lilac Lane at approximately 6:35 p.m. Monday night.
An 18-year-old man was shot and killed Monday night near the intersection of Honeysuckle Rose and Lilac lanes in unincorporated Willowbrook, according to a release from the DuPage County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's officers responded at approximately 6:35 p.m. to a report of gun shots being fired in the area, the release reads. The sheriff's office cites witnesses who said they saw a handgun fire several shots from a white four-door vehicle that had approached the intersection. The victim was Joshua Holmes, who lived nearby on Honeysuckle Rose. He was transported to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, where he died from his injuries. Holmes was scheduled for several court appearances next month. According to the DuPage County Clerk website, he …
Friday, February 24, 2012
I may be a gender traitor, but I don't want to get shot, either!
Every now and then, the magnitude of an event in one of our 22 happy Friday Patch suburbs makes me sit up and take notice. And let me tell you, when the fine folks in Downers Grove set out to pique my interest, they go all in. Let’s just say, were I an inhabitant of that fine municipality and my wife, girlfriend, or maybe even my sister, asked me to do the dishes, people would say they’d never seen an old guy move that fast. I’d be practicing my best “yes dears” 24/7. Vickie D. Podruzek, 43, currently faces charges of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery with a firearm and may ultimately be charged with attempted murder. DuPage County Judge Elizabeth Sexton set her bail at $1 million. If she does manage to post bond, Podruzek…
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
John Kavan, 70, is accused of shooting at a man whose car had run out of gas, Chief Ernest Brown said.
Updated 9:16 a.m. Wednesday A Downers Grove man faces felony gun charges after firing a shot at the driver of a car near the intersection of Greenbriar Lane and Bailey Road in Darien on Thursday evening, Darien Police Chief Ernest Brown said at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. John Kavan, 70, of the 500 block of Redondo Drive, approached a car that had run out of gas around 7:30 p.m. and confronted the man who was waiting with it, Brown said. The man's friend had called his mother for assistance and left with her to get more gas for the car, Brown said. They didn’t get enough gas on the first trip and returned to the station for more. It was while the friend was on his second trip to the gas station that Kavan approached the car, Brown …
Friday, March 4, 2011
The incident happened Jan. 15 near Cass Avenue and Plainfield Road.
Darien Police Chief Robert Pavelchik has confirmed officers are investigating a shooting that occurred Jan. 15 near Cass Avenue and Plainfield Road. The information about the investigation was released after mayoral candidate Kevin Monaghan questioned the Police Committee about the incident Thursday. Pavelchik declined to comment further because of the Darien Police Department's ongoing investigation into the shooting. "There was never any danger in the community, and this was an isolated incident," Pavelchik said. "We are only commenting now as information was released in a public meeting."