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  • Addison police investigating possible dog shooting May 23, 2012 6:00 PM
    Addison police are investigating the death of a Yorkshire terrier that was shot while it was being walked near a forest preserve. The woman, whom police would not identify, was walking her dog about 10:30 a.m. Saturday on Fullerton Avenue, east of Villa Avenue, when she heard a faint "pop," Deputy Chief Mike Simo said.

     
  • Man charged with DUI after striking disability agency’s van May 1, 2012 3:41 PM
    The executive director of RRAF, a Lombard agency that serves adults with developmental disabilities, was driving three clients home Friday afternoon on Route 53 in Addison Township when a driver struck her van head-on. Marilyn Flanagan now is dealing with foot injuries, three years of payments on a used van to replace the crushed one, and loss of state funding for clients unable to attend services because of their injuries.

     
  • Should Milton Township be dissolved? Residents to have say Tuesday Apr 9, 2012 1:50 PM
    Most of the annual town meetings planned for Tuesday night at DuPage Countys nine townships are pretty standard gatherings where residents will get updates about what the townships are doing. But in Milton Township, the focus will be on the need for township government itself. Residents attending Miltons town meeting will take a vote on whether two advisory questions should be placed on the November ballot, including one asking for the end of township government.

     
  • Want a say about township government? Now's the time Feb 29, 2012 12:02 PM
    Daily Herald investigations into how townships spend tax dollars led some townships to change how they do business. Others stayed with the status quo. Upcoming township annual meetings give residents the chance for a direct say in how their township operates. But a deadline to get a public petition on the agenda is Thursday.

     
  • Milton Twp. trustees don't work enough for pensions Nov 30, 2011 1:53 PM
    Milton Township officials will stop allowing trustees to take part in the agency's pension program. An audit of the organization shows the trustees can't vouch for the 1,000 hours of work required to participate in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund program. But other townships continue the practice. “I don't think we think the job demands the 1,000 hours required,” said Milton Township Supervisor Chris Heidorn.

     
  • DuPage County property assessments continue falling Nov 21, 2011 5:14 AM
    Residential property assessments in DuPage County, which are used to determine next year's tax bills for homeowners, have fallen by nearly 7 percent due to the struggling housing market. “We’ve had an unprecedented residential property market in the last several years,” said DuPage Supervisor of Assessments Craig Dovel. who expects the downward trend to continue.

     
  • Which township trustees are getting pensions Jul 13, 2011 6:04 AM
    In addition to making a few thousand dollars annually for attending 12 meetings each year, some suburban township trustees will be getting pensions when they are no longer in office.

     
  • Addison man charged in vehicle theft Jun 20, 2011 9:11 PM
    A 21-year-old Addison man has been charged after police say he stole a vehicle at a Lombard area gas station while the owner was inside the station, according to police.

     
  • Which township road chief makes $45,866 to maintain four miles? Jun 1, 2011 5:08 PM
    Some township highway commissioners are getting paid substantial salaries despite caring for only a small number of miles of roads.

     
  • Addison man dies in fireworks accident May 31, 2011 6:59 PM
    An Addison man was killed Monday night by an exploding firework, according to police.

     
  • Man indicted in fatal Addison crash bonds out May 17, 2011 5:09 PM
    A 21-year-old Hillside man accused of driving under the influence of marijuana in a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Addison last year was released on a $25,000 bond Tuesday after spending a night in jail, authorities said.

     
  • Townships offer little change on taxpayer-funded health benefits for elected officials Apr 18, 2011 5:27 AM
    It will be slow going for taxpayers looking to reform how suburban townships pay for elected officials' health care. Several township officials said there had been no discussion about possible changes to coverage policies in the wake of a Daily Herald investigation that revealed more than two dozen suburban townships provide free health care to 70-plus elected officials at a cost to taxpayers of more than $1 million in 2010.

     
  • Health-care perk proves townships need scrutiny Apr 10, 2011 10:01 PM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on voters and residents to pay more attention to township governments in the wake of an On Guard report that suburban townships have collectively spent more than $1 million of taxpayer dollars on free health care for elected officials.

     
  • Township leaders' benefits Apr 10, 2011 9:54 AM
    Taxpayers spent more than $1 million last year to cover health care benefits for 77 elected leaders in suburban townships. Those same officials paid nothing for their insurance coverage. An investigation of insurance costs for 50 suburban townships showed 29 offered health care coverage at no charge to elected officers who held full-time positions like supervisor, assessor and highway commissioner.

     
  • Voter intimidation? Or rough-and-tumble politics, Addison Township style? Nov 7, 2010 7:55 PM
    DuPage County Democrats are accusing a Republican precinct committeeman from Addison Township of Election Day chicanery. Democratic operatives took pictures Tuesday of Lawrence Moretti near a polling place at 848 N. Mill Road in Addison wearing a black jacket and a blue cap with bright yellow letters emblazoned with the letters “ICE,” the logo of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

     
  • Another reason to eliminate townships Oct 25, 2010 3:11 PM
    Addison Township recently hired an employee who is alleged to have embezzled from her former tax paid job. Her brother is a career politician (DuPage County Board and surprise on the Addison Township Republican Organization).

     
  • Addison Township official charged with DUI Oct 5, 2010 5:31 PM
    Addison Township Highway Commissioner Richard Kaske was charged with drunken driving early Saturday in Villa Park

     
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