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Arlington Heights Daily Herald Suburban Chicago Newspaper Archives Oct 19 1970, Page 1

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Daily Herald Suburban Chicago (Newspaper) - October 19, 1970, Chicago, IllinoisIbi sets sights on Dupage county mafia by Dick Barton Illinois Bureau of investigation is preparing to make arrests in Dupage county within the month As part of a major crackdown on mafia activities in the paddock publications has Learned. Mitchell Bureau said Friday that the arrests Are expected but he could t reveal further that would jeopardize his investigations. The mafia is carrying on All types of illegal activities in Dupage county and other areas and Are he said. Wart also revealed last week that the Bureau of sometimes referred to As Little plans to investigate All mafia activities in do Page county and other parts of the state. The Bureau is trying dog the top Echelon of the he told members of the Dupage county press association at its meeting thursday. The meeting was Abo attended by members of Hie Dupage county chiefs of police association. Investigations Wilt Aba include he and Bow some of them Are the he added the judiciary has frustrated some of the Bureau s investigations in the past. Are going to teu the electorate which judges Ere bending the he said. A state wide investigation will be conducted and a report will be released probably next year. The Illinois Law enforcement commis Sion May also contribute Money and manpower to the investigation. Ware said the Bureau will Start by ask ing county state s attorneys for information on the mafia and judges. He said some will be but some May Holdback. In those areas where the state s attorney s cannot or will not Supply enough the Bureau and commission will investigate further. A Check of county records and files May be Ware said. Want to determine How effective the judiciary really he we want the people to Are All in this together. It is not up to the judges to change the provisions of the but some Are bending Ware mentioned gambling and drugs thursday As part of mafia activities but did t specify areas of the largest operations. The Bureau director said Withiam the Dupage county state s actor has been in process ing cases and has shown cooperation. Not knowing when the Bureau investigation report would be he did say he would try to Speed the investigation and release the report when available. Telephone 543-2400 the Bensenville Cool continued Cool. To not so Low in the continued Chance of rain. Paddock publications 31 Illinois october 1970 2 20 pages Home delivery 25c a i5c a copy Village zoning requests nixed the Benin vice zoning Board of appeals last week denied the Village s re Quested zoning for the Bensenville Home gardens and Irving Highlands sections of the Village. The zoning request denial came after several alternative zoning schemes were submitted by the plan commission and residents of the area under zoning consideration. The original zoning plan was rejected because were modifications to the originally requested zoning classification and because we were unable to act upon the according to Cliff member of the zoning Board. The original zoning plan called zoning for the West Side of Walnut zoning for the East Side of the South Side of Brookwood Street and both sides of pleasant my zoning for the North Side of Brookwood and and b-3 zoning for the lots on the North Side of Irving Park Road. Modifications requested by resident san the area included r-4 zoning for both sides of Walnut Street and Broo Kwid Street. Police contacts up for month Bensen Vitle police contacts were up in september Over the previous but police handled complaints last month than they did in according to chief Walter Tett. During the month of police department contacts totalled com pared to contacts during August. Police officers handled 36 fewer com plaints last month than the month before. Domestic disturbance complaints doubled during september compared to August. There were 13 Domestic disturbance complaints last month. While 36 suspicious person complaints were recorded during 30 were recorded during september. There were is burglaries and 25 thefts reported during september compared to eight burglaries and 38 thefts reported the previous month. Fourteen speeding citations were handled during september com pared to 19 speeding citations in August. Arrests for drug trafficking were Down during september and Only one arrest of a juvenile was effected. That arrest was for the Sale of narcotics and will be handled in juvenile court. There were 73 accidents reported both in september and August. Of the 144 Drivers involved in the sep tember 42 were Bensenville residents. Nine of the 15 individual in juries reported required Hospital exam there have been 84 More accidents during the first nine months of this year compared to the same period of time last year. Shortly before the zoning hearing for this Section of the the plan com Mission submitted a third alternative which included my zoning for both sides of Brookwood Street and pleasant Street. Don chairman of the plan said in the recommendation the r-2 zoning for the West Side of Wal nut should remain. At the Public residents of the West Side of Walnut Street strongly objected to the r-2 zoning for their tots and requested_b-4 coincide with the zoning on the East Side of Walnut Street property owners from the North Side of Brookwood Street protested my zoning for their lots and requested r-4 zoning. Zoning Board can recommend to the Village Board confirmation of any zoning that was published in the hearing Village atty. Steven Nagy said in a letter to the zoning there Are to be changes with regard to then As to those changes further notice and hearings must be the Village must now submit another petition for zoning and another Public hearing must be arranged. Parents night h tonight Penton High school s parents will be held tonight from . To . At the High Moo w. Green St. In Bensenville. Seniors and their parents Are invited to attend this special event the purpose of is to things to a As far As student s plans following graduation Are concerned according to Henry administrative assistant. Cheers from Homecoming fans did t Fenton lost. Police to show pot film Bensenville Grade school students will have the Opportunity to get the facts straight about marijuana when the police department begins showing the film thursday night the Village Board re viewed the recently purchased movie. Sonny of the musical duo Sonny and narrates the color which lasts about 40 minutes. According to the movie is not attempting to Tell youngsters what to do about but it is offered Only to the must make up your own mind whether to blow marijuana or Bono said. The movie compares the effects of Al Cohol to marijuana and Points out the differences Between an alcoholic and an habitual drug user. The with several teen agers at a party. The police and As the Young people Are escorted to the police they make comments regarding the use of marijuana. Is a free country and i should be the one to decide what to do with my said one youngster. Knows marijuana is not habit said a Young girl. The movie goes on to discuss the Young people s comments. Interviews with heroin addicts and simulations of the grotesque hallucinations some habitual marijuana users have experienced Are highlights of the film. Police chief Walter text said the police department Hopes to show this film in the near future to school youngsters and to Community organizations and Church groups. Safety committee is disbanded Dimis and ironic sign a loft of raft Mirt on strut of add tort South of the we tin on which to to from Junction to York is deserted end Biu Immiti suffered As a result. The Bensenville elementary dist 2 safety committee disbanded last week after recommending the school Board so licit an Agency to evaluate traffic factors and safety conditions in several areas of the Village. The safety committee was organized last month when several residents claimed the routes their children had to walk to schools were hazardous. The most vehement protests came from residents of the townhouse area of the located East of Hamilton who contend their kindergarten youngsters must pass Many dangerous areas on their Way to the Green Street school. The residents were requesting busing for kindergarten children from the townhouse area. Kenneth acting dist. 2 us said Friday letters have been sent to various agencies including the Chicago motor club View the situation in committee recommended it would be Best at present to wait for someone professional to study the safety factors and traffic Kaufman said

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