Saturday, May 19, 2012
Another Batavia police officer suspension and a controversial St. Charles development gets approval from P&D committee.
The Batavia Police Department might want to consider requiring their officers to take a driver’s ed class, as a second officer is suspended for involvement in a car crash. And one Geneva mom gets national attention from MSNBC with her blog criticizing her daughter’s school for forcing her to expose her Facebook page. What follow is a lot of discussion on just how far school officials should go and are legally entitled to go in questioning kids and checking cell phones. More news from around the ‘burbs this week: Batavia —Second Batavia Police Officer Suspended for Separate Crash — An officer was suspended for two days following his collision with a police vehicle in April. Another officer received a suspension for an unrelated crash on…
Friday, September 2, 2011
George Orwell was right!
All that whooping and hollering you just heard was me! I couldn’t help but get a little excited over Houston, TX, removing every last one of its 70 red-light cameras. Despite a despicable legal attack and being outspent 10-to-1, a citizen’s group started by two brothers got the removal measure on the ballot and then prevailed. Not one to admit defeat, the camera company tried a last-ditch legal end run and, when the city council wouldn’t buckle, sued Houston for $25 million. It’s all about safety, isn’t it! That second round of loud applause you heard was also me. After calling every single West Suburban Patch police department, I was astonished to find that only four cities—Geneva, St. Charles, Lisle and Western Springs—employ the heinous…
Friday, March 11, 2011
A roundup of the region's news for March 11.
Here's a look at the news happening around you: — Stacy Peterson's Brother Charged With Assault After Altercation in Downers Grove Parking Lot — Hinsdale Resident Wins HGTV Dream Home — Batavia Whiz Kid Goes Above And Beyond For His Brother — Western Springs Kids Kneading for the Needy
Friday, March 4, 2011
A roundup of the region's news for March 4.
Here's a look at the news happening in Patch sites in your area: — Western Springs Man Killed in Fall Down Elevator Shaft — Hinsdale Police Use the Jaws of Life — Mayor Richard M. Daley Visits Wheaton — Batavia Residents Question Another Senior Housing Plan — Burr Ridge Honors Health Club Hero