Barry Lee Whelpley, 76, charged with the 1972 murder of 15-year-old Julie Hanson from Naperville, has filed a motion to have a search warrant waived and any evidence suppressed in the case. He appeared in Will County Court today, where his attorney argued that there was a violation of Miranda Rules, an outdated search warrant, no probable cause, and a lack of adequate link between the location searched and the evidence sought. Whelpley faces three first-degree murder charges and is being held in prison on $ 10 million bail. Oral arguments on the motion will be heard at the Will County Courthouse on November 10th at 1:30 pm.
Water and electricity prices
To help the city of Naperville raise funds to fund investment projects, officials are considering increasing water and electricity tariffs. Water users in residential areas could see an annual increase of 4.7% from 2022 to 2024. The proposal also provides for an annual electricity price increase of 1% for both 2023 and 2024. Naperville City Council is expected to vote on the tariff increase at its first session in November.
Glass pumpkin stain
Morton Arboretum is now hosting its 11th Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch through Sunday October 17th. Thousands of hand-blown pumpkins are on display and will be available for purchase on Friday from 1:00 p.m. There are also glass blowing demonstrations today and tomorrow from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday. Entry to the event is included in the arboretum.
Be careful when driving on Halloween
DuPage County’s Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to be extra careful on the streets this Halloween with trick-or-treaterners on the go. If you want to party, like any time of the year, make sure you have a dedicated driver to get you home safely, or use a car service or public transport. Prevent another person from driving a car while they are disabled by picking up their keys, then help bring them home. And if you see a disabled driver on the road, report it to the local police as soon as it is safe to do so.
Hello Kitty Truck
Prepare for a cuteness overload on Saturday when the Hello Kitty Café Truck stops on the Main Street Promenade on Van Buren Street. The pink truck carries a bevy of Hello Kitty chase items and some tasty treats. It will be there from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Only credit or debit card payments are accepted.
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