Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Chicagoland news to talk about: Illinois legislators among best paid in the country.
The Illinois state Senate voted on Tuesday to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain temporary drivers licenses, and sent to the House the measure that would make Illinois the most populous U.S. state to allow such licenses. Only Washington state and New Mexico allow drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants, while Utah allows driving permits. Republican leaders in the Illinois state legislature earlier on Tuesday announced their support for the proposal, after Hispanics voted overwhelmingly for Democrats in the November election. Illinois has some 2 million Hispanics, according to the 2010 Census, and lawmakers said there are an estimated 250,000 undocumented immigrants in the state. Illinois’ legislators are among the highest paid …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Ditka brothers Mark and Michael both face DUI charges.
Another Ditka is headed to court to face drunk driving charges after getting arrested in Deerfield on Saturday, according to TribLocal. The website states that Mark Ditka, 48, of Deerfield, was stopped in his Mercedes Benz on Route 43 at Kates Road around 3:27 a.m. on Sept. 24. TribLocal wrote that Mark had “red, blood shot eyes, slurred speech, odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath,” according to a police report. He was also cited for speeding and failure to show proof of registration. His brother, Michael Ditka, is currently facing DUI charges as well. He was arrested for dunk driving back in April. His trial has been scheduled for Nov. 28. However, earlier this month the Deerfield resident’s defense team indicated they were hoping …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Michael Ditka back in court Tuesday on DUI charges.
Michael Ditka will have to continue to adhere to his pre-trial bond services curfew, after a judge denied his lawyer’s request to lift the restriction in court on Tuesday. “I’m not going to modify the terms of bond at this time,” the judge commented, which means Ditka’s 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew will stick. Ditka was originally placed under a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew after his April DUI arrest; however, the curfew was later changed because of work conflicts. The 49-year-old son of former Bears coach Mike Ditka was originally arrested on April 20. Police say they spotted his Hummer leaving the Deerfield Village Center around 11:45 p.m. and drive into the rear parking lot of the West Deerfield Township Building. When officers approached the …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Prosecutors claim Michael Ditka broke court ordered curfew.
In court Friday, Michael Ditka pleaded not guilty to DUI charges during an arraignment hearing. The 49-year-old son of former Bears coach Mike Ditka was originally arrested on April 20. Police say they spotted his Hummer leaving the Deerfield Village Center around 11:45 p.m. and drive into the rear parking lot of the West Deerfield Township Building. When officers approached the parked car, officers claim Ditka had “red blood shot eyes and slurred words.” But according to Ditka’s lawyer Robert Ritacca, Ditka wasn’t actually driving but instead sitting in a parked car. Court records show this is Ditka’s third time being charged with drunk driving. On Friday, a judge notified the Deerfield resident that the charge is a class 2 felony. If …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Michael Ditka scheduled to be back in court for DUI charge.
According to court records, Michael Ditka's arraignment has been set for July 8 in Lake County. Back in April, the Deerfield resident was charged with a DUI. This was the 49-year-old's third DUI charge. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Ditka's drunk driving charge was upgraded to a felony in May because of those two previous offenses. The website states he was arrested for drunk driving in Highwood in 2004 and again in Deerfield in 2008. A preliminary hearing, originally scheduled for Friday, was "stricken from call" according to court documents. -Previous article on May 11- Michael Ditka, the son of former Bears coach Mike Ditka was in court Wednesday for his first hearing since charged with driving under the influence. The …
Friday, April 29, 2011
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Here's what happened in Patch sites around you this week: UPDATE: Man Killed by Metra Train in Des Plaines. Mike Ditka’s Son Charged with DUI. Video, Pictures of Armed Robbery Suspect Released. Empire Carpet Man, Evanston Resident, Dead at 89. Niles Man Makes Finalist For TV Gig, Asks For Votes. Glencoe's Drinking Water Named Tastiest In Illinois.