Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Illinois law forbids known sex offenders from participating in Halloween activities, but they could stray from the law. Parents should map their route, aware of sex offenders in their area.
While Halloween is all about costumes, sugar and fun for kids, parents behind the scenes need to plan for a safe holiday in the event that sex offenders stray from the law forbidding them from handing out candy on Halloween. A 2005 Kirk Dillard law (House Bill 121/PA 94-0159) prohibits sex offenders from participating in any holiday event involving children younger than 18 years of age as a condition of their probation, parole, mandatory supervised release or conditional discharge, according to a release from Dillard's office. A more recent law (SB 3579/PA 97-0699) sponsored by Dillard this year restricts all child sex offenders from participating in these same types of holiday events. Offenders who break these laws may be subject to fines…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
There are 21 sex offenders listed as living in Naperville, according to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry. See what else we discovered about them.
Patch wants to help Naperville parents keep their kids safe this fall. The laws center on sex offenders registering in person each year at the local police department. They must do so for a required 10-year registration period, unless they are separately required to register for life. Offenders are prohibited from living within 500 feet of a school, daycare center, youth center or other facility that caters to children younger than 18 years old. A search of the Illinois Sex Offender Registry links 21 registered sex offenders to the city of Naperville. There is one registered sex offender listed as homeless in Naperville. The map is interactive, meaning you can zoom in, zoom out, or move it around to see all the plotted points. Floating …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Police said the car carrying three teens — Brian Herrera and Tyler Montgomery of Plainfield, and Alexis Banuelos of Naperville — turned out in front of a semi-tractor trailer in Monday's fatal crash.
According to Illinois State Police Trooper Jason Shrake, charges are not expected in the crash that killed three teenagers near Oswego on Monday afternoon. Shrake said all evidence points to the driver of the black Ford coupe, 19-year-old Brian Herrera of Plainfield, causing the accident when he turned in front of a semi tractor-trailer heading east on Route 126. The truck tried to avoid the car, but ended up flipping on its side, pinning the car beneath it. Herrera and his passenger, 19-year-old Tyler Montgomery of Plainfield, were pronounced dead on scene. A second passenger, 18-year-old Alexis Banuelos of Naperville, was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where she was pronounced dead, police said. The driver of the truck, …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Three teenagers - two from Plainfield, one from Naperville - were killed when their car collided with a semi truck on Monday afternoon, Illinois State Police have confirmed.
Updated at 10:15 a.m. June 5: Plainfield School District 202 Community Relations Director Tom Hernandez released a statement from the district Tuesday morning. "We extend our sincere condolences to the families of these three students. All of our students are part of the District 202 family, even after they've moved on to life after high school, and so we also grieve this loss," Hernandez said. Alexis Banuelos, 18, was a 2011 Plainfield North High School graduate. Tyler Montgomery, 19, graduated from PNHS in 2010. Hernandez said Brian Herrera, 19, was also a former District 202 student. Original article: Three teenagers were killed when the car they were in collided with a semi truck on Route 126 near Oswego on Monday afternoon, Illinois …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Illinois State Police have not released the identity of the victim.
One individual is dead following a three-car crash on northbound I-355 on Saturday near the border of Lisle and Downers Grove. A spokesman with the Illinois State Police said that the crash occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. near the on-ramp to I-88. Officials could not specify whether the fatality was a driver or passenger; they have not released the identity of the victim pending notification of the family. Two other individuals involved in the crash were transported to nearby hospitals, the spokesman said. An investigation is ongoing. Police are not releasing additional details at this time. Stay tuned to Patch for updates as they become available.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
From Thanksgiving until the New Year law enforcement agencies will increase patrols looking for impaired and distracted drivers.
While today is Black Wednesday, a time when bars are packed full with those celebrating their return home for the holidays, this is also the time when law enforcement officials increase holiday patrols. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, law enforcement patrols looking for questionable drivers are stepped up in an effort to keep the roads safe. The Illinois State Police said that Thanksgiving is expected to be the busiest travel day over the long holiday weekend and drivers are asked to follow the rules of the road, particularly when drinking and driving are involved. “Although the number of crashes involving impaired drivers has significantly decreased over the years, a single life lost to drunk driving is one life too many and we …
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Naperville police are joining other law enforcement agencies Monday for an intense traffic study.
Although you should be abiding by the law regardless, be sure to buckle up Monday if you drive along Route 59. Naperville police and other area law enforcement agencies will be conducting a direct traffic study along Route 59 between the Will and Lake county lines. "The purpose of the initiative is to increase the safety of citizens utilizing the thoroughfare through education and traffic enforcement," said Naperville Police Sgt. Lee Martin, in a written statement. The efforts will be geared specifically toward speed and seat belts, according to a news release. But other safety violations may also be ticketed. "Each jurisdiction will implement their own enforcement action based upon the needs of their communities," Martin stated. The …
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
A husband and wife from Aero Estates were hurt today after they crashed their plane into XSport Fitness, but everyone made it out of the gym safely.
Two people were injured after a plane crashed into the XSport Fitness around noon today while taking off from a nearby subdivision. Lloyd McKee, 66, and his wife, Maureen McKee, 63, of Aero Estates — a local subdivision which includes a small residential airport — took off shortly before noon in their private airplane and were heading to Pittsburgh, Penn., said Naperville Police Cmdr. Mike Anders at the scene. Lloyd McKee was flying at the time, according to a city of Naperville news release. Emergency personnel received the 911 call at 12:04 p.m. indicating the couple had crashed into the second level of XSport Fitness at 2780 Fitness Dr. The gym is near 75th Street and Route 59 in Naperville. The McKees — pinned inside the plane — were …