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Villa Park Lions Donate to York Township Food Pantry

On November 9, 2017 York Township Supervisor John W. Valle was presented with a $300.00 donation by the Villa Park Lions Club to help stock York Township Food Pantry shelves for the upcoming holiday season. Lion Past President Rich Hamlin said, "We hope that this will help to feed the needy during t

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-16 21:41:39

8 arrested in Uptown drug investigation, 5 suspects remain at large

Eight people have been arrested in a drug investigation in response to recent violence in the North Side Uptown neighborhood, and police are still looking for five others. The arrests, announced in a community alert Wednesday night, were part of "a Narcotics Enforcement Mission in response to an inc

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-11-16 11:48:00

Man killed on Dan Ryan among 3 dead, 3 wounded in Thursday shootings

A man killed in a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway was among six people shot, three fatally, in Thursday gun violence on Chicago's South and West sides. The 20-year-old man was shot in the head and crashed his vehicle about 5:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 90/94 near 51st Street, a

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-11-17 06:03:00

Man killed, 5 wounded in Wednesday shootings on South, West sides

A man was killed and five others were wounded in shootings over a 10-hour period Wednesday on Chicago's South and West sides. A 21-year-old man was shot to death about 2:15 p.m. in the South Side Englewood neighborhood, according to Chicago Police. He was sitting in his vehicle in the 6600 block of

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-11-16 06:20:00

Conroy Appointed to Discrimination and Harassment Task Force

VILLA PARK, Ill. - State Rep. Conroy, D-Villa Park, has been appointed to the House Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment, created in response to recent reports of harassment and discrimination at the State Capitol. "In Springfield, the legislature took action to implement a number of m

PATCH - 2017-11-17 14:39:30

Rep. Conroy Hosts Community Conversation on Mental Health

VILLA PARK, Ill. State Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, recently held a conversation on how communities can break down the stigma that surrounds mental health at the Bloomingdale Public Library. "The first barrier we face when dealing with mental health issues is stigma. No person should ever feel an

PATCH - 2017-11-17 14:36:38

'I'm Going To Rape You:' Berwyn Detective Sues Deputy Chief

BERWYN, IL - Berwyn Detective Carmelita Terry said she feared for her physical safety when Deputy Chief Joseph Drury allegedly "got within inches of [her]" and said something to the effect of "I can give you six orgasms," according to a complaint Terry filed with the Cook County Circuit Court on Nov

PATCH - 2017-11-16 19:49:29

American Wind Band Holiday Concert at Timothy Christian H.S. Auditorium

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Wind Band Holiday Concert at Timothy Christian H.S. Auditorium American Wind Band will present a delightful, heartwarming Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Timothy Christian High School Auditorium, 1061 South Prospect Avenue, E

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-17 02:24:11

PBS to air Winter Park filmmaker's 'Unrest'

Here's thrilling news for Central Floridians interested in local filmmakers: "Unrest" by Jennifer Brea, who grew in Winter Park, will air on PBS in January. "Unrest" screened at the Florida Film Festival in April. Brea worked for four years on her documentary, a frank look at her chronic fatigue syn

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-11-17 14:45:00

Winter Park man who dared feds to arrest him after threatening congressman, takes plea deal

WINTER PARK, Fla. - A Winter Park man accused of leaving a profanity-laced, threatening voice mail for a U.S. congressman has accepted a plea agreement in the case. Charles Zachary Howard was incredulous while speaking with Channel 9 reporter Jeff Levkulich on March 16 about a criminal complaint fil


Winter Park man who threatened U.S. Congressman takes plea deal, records show

A Winter Park man who made a threatening phone call to a U.S. Congressman took a plea deal in federal court on Tuesday, records show. Charles Zachary Howard faces up to 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years probation after pleading guilty to a charge of interstate transmission of threat


Winter Park Commissioners approve conceptual library design

The Winter Park City Commissioners have unanimously approved Adjaye Associates' conceptual design for the upcoming Winter Park Public Library and Events Center. Bungalower was in attendance at the unveiling of the plans on November 2, HERE, when the public was given their first look at the new $30 m

BUNGALOWER.COM - 2017-11-16 02:08:25

Winter Park man pleads guilty to threatening congressman

ORLANDO, Fla. - A Florida man has pleaded guilty to making a threatening phone call to a Utah congressman. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Charles Zachary Howard, of Winter Park, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to threatening Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz last March. Howard, a regi

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-11-15 20:34:49

3-Year-Old Girl Is Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

A 3-year-old girl is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash that killed six adults, authorities said. Her family was en route to visit the toddler's grandmother. The twin-engine passenger plane dropped off radar Wednesday as it tried to land in Russia's Far Eastern Khabarovsk region, TASS r

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-11-16 20:48:08

Facebook threat of 'massacre' at Palm Bay school puts police on high alert

PALM BAY, Fla. - Police in Palm Bay were on high alert Friday after receiving a threat of mass casualties at Southwest Middle School on social media, officials said. The Palm Bay Police Department said it was treating the threat as credible and will have additional officers at the school Friday. The

WFTV - 2017-11-17 12:16:50

Woman killed in downtown apartment suffered 'severe' injuries, medical examiner testifies

Sasha Samsudean's killer likely squeezed the life from her with his bare hands, an Orange County medical examiner testified in court Thursday. Dr. Gary Utz spent hours Thursday morning describing to the jury the numerous bruises and scrapes found on the 27-year-old's body after her death in October

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-11-17 00:20:00

National Entrepreneurship Month honors American innovation

President Trump has proclaimed the month of November 2017 as National Entrepreneurship Month, celebrating American pride and the country's two-plus centuries of innovation, hard work and an enterprising spirit that have driven our nation. American entrepreneurs are known for inventing and selling ne

BOCARATONTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-11-17 18:26:16

Burglary investigation prompts heavy police presence in Boca Raton

St. Andrew's School in Boca Raton was placed on lockdown Thursday morning as officers searched for burglary suspects, police said. Police later said they had three suspects in custody Officers asked that the public avoid the area near St. Andrews Boulevard and Potomac Road while the search continued

WPTV - 2017-11-16 17:29:32

Boca Raton company, doctor develop nutritional supplement to help malnourished children

HopeGel, a product developed with the help of a Boca Raton company and doctor, is making a difference in the lives of young children in Guatemala and Haiti. The nutritional packet, which contains protein, vitamins, minerals, good fats and high calories, is designed specifically for malnourished todd

FORT LAUDERDALE SUN-SENTINEL - 2017-11-17 17:00:00

Proposal to build 2nd Tri-Rail stop in Boca Raton

There is a public meeting on Dec. 5 to discuss a proposal to build a second Tri-Rail stop in Boca Raton. Phillip Pessar Creative Commons 2.0 BOCA RATON, Fla. - There is a public meeting on Dec. 5 to discuss a proposal to build a second Tri-Rail stop in Boca Raton. The proposed station would be locat

WPTV - 2017-11-16 14:57:38