Welcome to the Friday Wrap for October 13th, 2017 & GO CUBS! This edition was slightly delayed to summarize police activity in the village and since it was already Saturday, I was unable to film a summary.
Village Board Meeting:
The Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday. Discussed at some length was the Plan Commission’s recommendation for Lakeside Pointe by McNaughton Development. It was approved unanimously and we are very excited to have this zero-lot line development in Burr Ridge! It will be primarily built with Empty Nesters in mind and complete with sidewalks, water, plenty of open land and a combination of two stories with first floor masters and ranch style homes. (I wouldn’t be surprised, though, if it also attracts some successful career couples that I like to call “Early Nesters”.) If anyone is interested in pre-sales information, please call Paul McNaughton at 630-325-3400.
Burr Ridge Police Arrest Man for Robbery at Bath & Body Works:
Burr Ridge Police have charged a Chicago man with aggravated robbery after Officers investigated a report of a robbery at the Bath and Body Work. On October 11, 2017, Burr Ridge Officers responded to investigate report of a man who allegedly made threats to a store employee while stealing items from the store. A store employee reported that the man entered the store and filled two shopping bags with merchandise. Before leaving the store, the man threatened the employee not to “make a scene”, and implied he had a weapon.
Witnesses provided a description of the man, and the vehicle he left in. Based on these descriptions, police identified Andrew Payton as the alleged offender. Payton was located and taken into custody in the early morning of October 13th. He was brought to the Burr Ridge Police Department where he is being processed before transfer to the Cook County jail to await a bond hearing. Payton was charged with Aggravated Robbery, a Class 1 felony.
Items Stolen from Unlocked Cars:
Credit cards and valuables were taken from five cars in the Lake Ridge area of Burr Ridge this past week. Chief John Madden would like to remind everyone to please lock your car doors and do not leave your key fobs in the car and any garage door openers in plain sight.
Hampton Social Update:
The general contractor who is building out the Hampton Social restaurant told me this week that he is very optimistic that Hampton Social will open in November. I hope to film the Friday Wrap from thee in the coming weeks!
1st Family Dental Opens in Mt. Prospect:
The owners of 1st Family Dental, Drs. Ghassan and Sandi Abboud, invited me this week to join them at the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for their newest location across from Randhurst Mall in Mt. Prospect. The first-class event was well attended and included Mayor Arlene Juracek, an Assyrian Bishop and many other friends, family, fans and staff!
Campaign Kick-off Scheduled:
A lot has certainly happened since I announced my interest in running for State Representative against Jim Durkin who will be running for his eleventh (11th) term. In short, it appears that family, friends and neighbors are enthusiastic and supportive, but the career politicians and established party members are against it. I even received phone calls from Governor Bruce Rauner and Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady to express their concerns over my running against the incumbent.
My Campaign kick-off for State Representative is set and I hope you can SAVE-THE-DATE! It will be held on Wednesday, October 25th and if you would like to attend, please reply to this email and I/we will send you more information? Let’s put Illinois on the Right Path!
On a Personal Note . . . I found a great place to pray the Rosary, walk and reflect at St. Mary’s Franciscan in Lemont near the Slovenian Cultural Center. Also included this week are some flashback pictures of my visit to Lake Coeur D’Alene and the Montana State Capitol which I visited five years ago this week. (I must be getting even more sentimental in my older years.)
That's a Wrap...make it a great week!
Mayor Mickey Straub