Thursday, April 25, 2013
Check out some video documentation of the floods that swamped much of Hinsdale, Burr Ridge and surrounding towns last week.
Plenty of last week's dramatic flooding in and around towns like Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Willowbrook was captured by residents and passers-by and uploaded to YouTube, where we found a couple dozen videos documenting residents' own experiences with the storm and its fallout. From Burr Ridge up to Oak Brook and everything inbetween, check out some of what people caught on video up above!
Friday, April 19, 2013
The body could only be identified as male and was badly decomposed; DuPage officials are continuing to investigate.
A Friday autopsy has failed to identify the male body found floating in Salt Creek by Graue Mill at the Oak Brook/Hinsdale border at around 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, or pin down a cause of death, the Daily Herald reports. "[The body] was in bad shape due to advanced decomposition," Lt. Howard Oller of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District Police Department told the Suburban Life. "The decomposition was so advanced they couldn't even get fingerprints." According to the Chicago Tribune, the body was found by a passerby who was aiding family in the flood near the footbridge on the east side of York Road and north of Spring Road. The body was "badly decomposed," the Daily Herald reports. Multiple sources, including the Associated Press, …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Oak Brook Fire Department confirmed the accident near the intersection of I-294 and I-88, and crews have cleared the scene.
Updated at 3:32 p.m. The site of an accident on I-294 involving a school bus carrying no children is now clear, according to firefighter paramedic Dave Kornfeind of the Oak Brook Fire Department. Fire officials said the driver of the empty school bus lost control of the bus near on northbound I-294 near I-88 Tuesday afternoon just after 2 p.m. The bus was the only vehicle involved. The driver was transported to Elmhurst Memorial with minor injuries and the bus suffered only minor damage. The cause of the crash is unknown. Two lanes were closed for a period of time as the crash was cleared, Kornfield said. Mapquest traffic maps currently show slow northbound traffic near the I-294/I-88 interchange. 3:15 p.m. Mapquest traffic maps have …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The 40,000 square foot venue will feature 16 bowling lanes, six indoor and four utdoor bocce courts, two outdoor fire pits as well as a bistro and bar.
Editor's note: Pinstripes new Oak Brook location held its grand opening on Sept. 22. Above are pictures from that grand opening night and below are excerpts from a recent Pinstripes release about the new restaurant. Pinstripes, Inc. announced today that the company will open its two-level, indoor/outdoor entertainment and dining venue to the public on Saturday, September 22, 2012. The 40,000 square foot venue will feature 16 bowling lanes, six indoor and four utdoor bocce courts, two outdoor fire pits as well as a bistro and bar. The bistro will feature American—and Italian—inspired cuisine from small plates to pizzas and flatbreads, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, large plates and desserts. Guests can also enjoy a Pinstripes complete …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Aurora resident Shaun Horan faces a Class 1 felony charge and could serve up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
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Thursday, May 31, 2012
The following is a release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's office: DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Shaun Horan, 31, of 1673 Blackwell Lane in Aurora, has been charged with stealing more than $285,000 from his former employer, Resource One, in Oak Brook. (Sign up for Patch’s email newsletter and get all the top Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills headlines in your inbox each morning. And then like us on Facebook!) It is alleged that from between 2007 through 2011, Horan worked at Resource One as an accountant. During this time, it is alleged that Horan wrote himself unauthorized checks totaling $286,237.23 from the company account and, in an attempt to conceal the thefts, either deleted or changed …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Jerry Hudson was convicted of murdering his ex-wife in February; his sentence was handed down by a DuPage judge Tuesday.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A man convicted of murdering his ex-wife on New Year's Day 2010 outside an Oak Brook hotel was sentenced to 60 years behind bars by Judge Daniel Guerin Tuesday in DuPage County Court. Around 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2010, 51-year-old Jerry Hudson shot then 45-year-old Melissa Bridgewater six times—three times in the head and three times in the back—while she was leaving a New Year's hotel party in her car, according to a release from DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin's Office. "Once Bridgewater was inside her vehicle in the hotel parking lot, Hudson ran his car into Bridgewater’s car, preventing her from leaving the parking lot," the release reads. "Hudson then approached Bridgewater’s vehicle and shot her while she sat in the …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Primary election will be March 20; early voting starts Feb. 27.
Republicans vying for a seat in DuPage County Board District 2 had a chance last weekend to set themselves apart from one another in the crowded Primary race. At the Elmhurst League of Women Voters candidate forum at Elmhurst College Sunday, the audience heard from Michael Loftus of Lisle, Elaine Zannis of Oak Brook, Zachary Wilson of Lombard, and Pete DiCianni, Charles Mueller, Sean Noonan and Rafael Rivadeneira, all of Elmhurst. Candidate Jim Long of Downers Grove did not attend. They answered questions posed by the League on transportation, affordable housing and attracting green businesses in DuPage County. But it was the audience questions, like "Will you sign up for a pension from DuPage County if elected?," that perhaps most …
Monday, April 4, 2011
Edward Condon has been selected as the new superintendent for District 90.
The River Forest Public Schools District 90 school board selected a Hinsdale resident as its new superintendent, officials announced Monday. Edward Condon, III, principal of Butler Junior High School in Oak Brook, will be introduced at Tuesday's District 90 school board meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at Roosevelt Middle School. He'll replace outgoing Supt. Thomas Hagerman, who announced his departure to take the top job at Winnetka public schools in January. Condon has 20 years of experience in public schools, beginning with a stint as high school social studies teacher in Chesapeake, Va., where he later became principal of a large middle school, according to a news release. "Throughout the interview process and with each stakeholder …
Monday, March 28, 2011
Five of six candidates running for the District 86 school board took part in a forum in Oak Brook Wednesday.
The District 86 forum in Oak Brook Wednesday seemed slightly less formal than the previous forums that have taken place so far for the April election. Although there was a moderator and table for the candidates as with the other forums, the relatively small auditorium at Faith Fellowship Church in Oak Brook where the forum was held, was conducive to allowing the audience to interact with the candidates and with one another. After a brief introduction from each of the five candidates that were present, the floor was opened up to audience questions. The questions were not pre-submitted or on index cards, people spoke freely as they saw fit. At a couple of points during the forum, audience members spoke up when they thought a candidate had …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
District says judge will rule on merits of case March 10.
The electoral board meeting for District 86 that was scheduled for Monday has been canceled. A DuPage County circuit court judge had ordered that on Tuesday the District 86 Electoral Board must meet again regarding objections to Jennifer Planson's candidacy for the school board, according to a Clarendon Hills Doings report. This is because only two members of the electoral board were present Jan. 6, when the board ruled against objections to Planson's candidacy brought by two Oak Brook residents. Donald O’Neil and Terrence O’Malley objected to Planson's running for the school board on the grounds that she wrote “Hinsdale District 86” on some of the papers, when she applied to run for the school board, rather than the district’s full title…