Friday, February 22, 2013
Burr Ridge resident Daniel Swayka was also found to be in possession of a shotgun and 900 rounds of ammunition without a valid gun-owner's license, police said.
A Burr Ridge man was charged with possession of stolen property after police found him to be in possession of one of more than 20 guns stolen during a burglary last September, according to a release from the Burr Ridge Police Department. Daniel R. Swayka, 20, of the 16W200 block of 94th Street, Burr Ridge, surrendered to police Thursday afternoon. A warranted search of his home by police on Feb. 8 turned up a pistol that was among the items stolen from a Burr Ridge home during a Sept. 27 burglary in the 120 block of Circle Ridge. Sgt. Marc Loftus of the Burr Ridge Police Department said 23 firearms, a combination of handguns and rifles, were taken during the burglary, along with several electronics items. "That’s still under investigation…
Monday, February 11, 2013
On Feb. 19 and Feb. 22, the state will stage public hearings to discuss a new concealed carry handgun law for Illinois.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
No determination of when the 10-judge panel will decide whether to look at last year's decision.
Illinois' attorney general Lisa Madigan has asked the entire 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a December ruling that overturned the state's ban on the concealed carry of handguns in public. The Chicago Tribune reports that the move is aimed at challenging the decision by a three-judge panel of the court, which ruled 2-1 that the state's longtime ban violated the Second Amendment. If the court accepts the petition, the case would be reviewed by all 10 appellate judges. If the court rejects the petition, Madigan would have to decide whether to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. "In ruling that Illinois must allow individuals to carry ready-to-use firearms in public, the 7th Circuit Court’s decision goes beyond what the U.S. Supreme …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
A roundup of the region's news for March 8.
Here's a look at the news happening around you: — Planned Parenthood and Pro-Life Groups Face Off at Rally Over Federal Funding — Loyola Medical Center Opens in Burr Ridge — Glock Handgun, 500 Rounds of Ammunition Seized in La Grange — Customers Line Up for Paczkis at the Busy Bee *Please note: The police car pictured in the third story is of a La Grange police car, but it was La Grange Park police that made the arrest. Patch regrets the mistake.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Oak Brook's Fire and Police Board has decided to wait 23 days before deciding whether to fire Drew Peterson's son.
Stephen Peterson, son of former Bolingbrook Police Officer Drew Peterson, will have to wait another 23 days to find out whether he will lose his job as an Oak Brook police officer. Suspended with pay since August, Stephen Peterson will continue to get paid while he waits. Three members of Oak Brook's Fire and Police Board will meet Monday night as scheduled, but will only deliberate behind closed doors without announcing their decision, as they had said they would last month. Village Manager David Niemeyer said he did not know the reason for the delay. "They're just not making a decision tonight," Niemeyer said. "I'm not privy to what their deliberations are." Stephen Peterson is on the hot seat for hiding three of his infamous father's …
Friday, December 10, 2010
Peterson believes his father would never give him an illegal weapon.
Drew Peterson's son denied any wrongdoing stemming from keeping three of his father's guns—including an illegal assault rifle—while state police searched his father's house. "I am completely not guilty of those charges," said Oak Brook Police Officer Stephen Peterson, 31, who testified during a Thursday night disciplinary hearing to determine whether he will lose his job as a result of keeping the guns for his father and not disclosing that his father transferred more than $230,000 to him after the disappearance of his stepmother, Stacy Peterson. "I in no way obstructed any investigation." Peterson said he believes the charges had more to do with his father than with him. "As as soon I was subpoenaed by the state to testify in my …