Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Here's a look at some of the cases we're keeping an eye on this week.
Among the court cases we're keeping any eye on in DuPage county, is the case of a man accused of trying to kill a former St. Charles woman (a Kane County case that crosses borders into DuPage), a mortgage-fraud case in Darien, a man charged with punching a nurse at Hinsdale hospital and a Naperville man who is challenging the process of a red-light ticket. KANE COUNTY St. Charles—Attempted murder suspect Mario Bocanegra was supposed to go on trial in DuPage in December on a domestic violence charge where the victim is the same woman he is accused of trying to kill in St. Charles. The trial was first delayed because prosecutors couldn't locate the woman to testify, in part, because she moved out of house in St. Charles where she was …
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Increase will raise an estimated $1.5 million a year to help implement the village's infrastructure master plan.
Hinsdale residents have voted in favor of increasing the sales tax in Hinsdale from 7.25 percent to 8.25 percent. The increase in sales tax will go towards funding infrastructure improvements in the community. All of Hinsdale's 20 precincts in DuPage County and its two precincts in Suburban Cook County have reported their numbers.
Clarendon Hills taxes will stay where they are, and the money will pay for park district capital projects.
It was a close race Tuesday night for the Clarendon Hills Park District referendum. At the start of the night, votes were split 50-50 on whether to extend the current debt ceiling to pay for park district capital projects, or allow it to expire and reduce taxes in Clarendon Hills. But as results continued to come in, the measure gained the support of 55 percent of voters. In 1990, $1.4 million in debt, in the form of 20-year bonds, was issued by the Park District, after voters approved a referendum allowing the district to increase its tax rate for annual debt service—primarily to improve Lions Park Pool. Those bonds were scheduled to be retired this year. If the referendum had not passed to keep taxes at their current level, the Park …
90 of 90 precincts reporting.
With all precincts reporting, incumbent Republican Patricia Bellock is the winner of the race for the Illinois House in the 47th Representative District. Bellock has represented the district since 1999, defeating Democrat James Speta and Green Party candidate Bob Mueller.