Conversely, now charged with stabbing murder
Cook County prosecutors reversed course, accusing Guillermo Perez-Moreno, 17, of the September 28 first degree murder in which 18-year-old Manuel Porties Jr., of Elgin, was stabbed to death in a fight on a Schaumburg driveway. Schaumburg police provided additional evidence to justify the charges after Kim Foxx’s office rejected them in October, officials said.
Naperville OKs mosque
After months of debate and negotiations, the Naperville Islamic Center’s plan to build a mosque, multipurpose center, school and high school on the south side of the city was sailed with unanimous approval by the city council. Tuesday’s 9-0 vote ended what Mayor Steve Chirico called a “painful” process.
Animal Cancer Hospital in Hoffman Estates
Hoffman Estates Village Board members unanimously approved the renovation of an empty office building at 2700 W. Higgins Road to house a veterinary clinic with a rare specialty in cancer treatment.
Randhurst split up
Randhurst Village management can now sell up to 15 points of sale to pay off their mortgage and raise funds to revitalize the center. Mount Prospect’s trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved the subdivision of the mall, which has operated as a package for more than 50 years.
Pitch for a second pot shop on Lake Zurich
Just two weeks after Lake Zurich leaders voted to allow the village’s first marijuana pharmacy, a new group put forward a plan to build the second. According to the new plan, Dispensary 2.0 is to be built at 927 S. Rand Road on Lake Zurich.
Attempted murder charges in park shooting
Bail was set at $ 1 million Monday on Monday for a Chicago man charged with attempted murder and other charges after he was accused of breaking another during a children’s birthday party at Safari Land indoor amusement park in Villa Park last weekend Man having shot. Another man was shot three times; he should recover.
Cannabis cultivation facility planned for Wheeling
Now that Illinois is licensing artisanal cannabis-growing facilities, a company is looking for an abandoned industrial building in Wheeling for such a business. Chicago area NBCG Partners plans to open a grow facility at 160 W. Hintz Road.
The regional superintendent of McHenry Co. was deposed
The McHenry County Board unanimously voted Tuesday evening to remove Regional Superintendent of Education Leslie Schermerhorn from her elected office after years of difficult trials. Since Schermerhorn was named superintendent in 2012, the McHenry Regional Office of Education has undergone six consecutive state exams with errors and thousands of dollars in unrecorded funds.
The extended al fresco dining in Grayslake can remain
Although pandemic conditions have improved, Grayslake leaders voted Tuesday to maintain the expanded al fresco dining guidelines that have allowed restaurants that have never served outside before to continue doing so in the future.
The coming week: shopping for hope
Schaumburg-based Ride for Hope is partnering with Magnolia’s Weddings and Events in Bartlett for a Shopping Night Fundraiser to help local women struggling financially with ovarian cancer. The event will take place on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Magnolia’s, 389 Bartlett Plaza in Bartlett. It will offer a variety of small vendors and entry is free. For more information, call (630) 855-4413 or visit www.rideforhopeil.org.
The coming week: budget adjustment in DuPage
Members of the DuPage County Board are expected to vote on Tuesday on the county’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2022, which begins December 1. The county board meeting begins at 10 a.m. in the county administration building at 421 County Farm Road, Wheaton.
The next week: Elgin tree lighting
The city of Elgin will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, November 27th at 5:00 p.m. Mayor David Kaptain, City Council members and Santa Claus will turn on the tree lights for Christmas in Festival Park at 132 S. Grove Ave.