Day: July 4, 2018

Naperville Mayor Chirico plans to seek second term

Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico’s first term may be waning, but he says he isn’t done yet. Chirico said he plans to run in the April 2 election for a second 4-year term leading the city of nearly 150,000. He said he wants to continue to promote…

Naperville parks designating park field for drone flight

Naperville Park District has designated one of its parks as a site for drone enthusiasts to practice flight. Officials have chosen the west side of Brush Hill Park at 203 N. Whispering Hills Drive as the best place for recreational drone pilots to work on their…

How suburbs add flair to their fireworks shows

Think all fireworks shows on the Fourth of July are alike? Think again. An informal look at displays happening Wednesday, July 4, across the suburbs, turned up some interesting differences that go beyond the setting and accompanying festivals. Take the show in Itasca, for starters. Co-sponsored…

3 cops hurt, suspect killed after South Elgin standoff

A 52-year-old man was killed and three police officers were wounded early Wednesday morning during a shootout that followed a four-hour standoff on the 300 block of Woodridge Circle in South Elgin, police said. The dead man was identified as Frank Dripps, 52, who authorities said…

New building at long vacant Libertyville property to house pharmaceutical firm

A new building at the long dormant Libertyville Corporate Center is in the works. PharmaLogistics Ltd. has proposed a 126,611-square-foot office/warehouse/distribution facility on roughly 10 acres in the park at the southwest corner of Butterfield Road and Route 137. Village officials recently approved changes to the…

Oak Park man charged in June 3 slaying near Roselle

An Oak Park man was charged Tuesday with the June 3 slaying of a 27-year-old Glendale Heights man near Roselle. Owen Reneau, 30, of the 300 block of Maple, was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Sanchez Townes-Elliot in a basement music recording…

Waukegan man accused of selling homemade fireworks online

A Waukegan man who Lake County sheriff’s police said sold homemade fireworks online will spend the Fourth of July in jail. Janko Armanov, 30, of the 3100 block of Grandville Avenue, was charged with unlawful use of an explosive substance, which is a felony. Sgt. Christopher…

Hoffman Estates man charged in crash that killed passenger

A Hoffman Estates man was charged with causing a two-car crash that killed one of his passengers June 24 on Interstate 90 in Hoffman Estates, the Illinois State Police said Tuesday night. Kevin P. Lejman, 25, was charged with aggravated DUI involving death, a felony. Authorities…

9 reasons the suburbs beat Chicago for the Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July, suburbanites! If you’re reading this first thing Wednesday morning, we hope we’re not too late to dissuade you from making that awful trek into Chicago for what will be a fun but exhaustingly hot, unbearably crowded and unbelievably expensive day celebrating our…