Berwyn City Council to Vote on $475,000 Police Misconduct Settlement, See all complaints and settlements from last 14 years May, 23, 2023 | At tonight’s Berwyn City Council meeting, council members will authorize a $475,000 police misconduct settlement involving Berwyn Police Officer Giuseppe Canciari. According to the complaint: 9. At the police station, Defendant Canciari, acting […]
U.S. Government Defrauded of $83M by Co-Founder of COVID Testing Lab that Serviced Berwyn After a year-long federal investigation, the co-owner of LabElite, the Chicago-based COVID testing company that serviced the testing site at 3310 Grove in Berwyn, was indicted in March. Zishan Alvi was indicted on 10 counts of wire fraud and one count
How Are Berwyn Aldermen Using Their Expense Accounts? Media coverage of Berwyn’s 5th Ward Alderman Robert J. Pabon using his aldermanic expense account towards participatory budgeting has prompted residents of other wards to ask, “What is my alderman spending their funds on?” Pabon is the first alderman to introduce participatory budgeting to Berwyn, a democratic process that gives residents decision-making
Read Berwyn Police Report on Fight at Ald. Leja’s 3rd Ward Meeting
Berwyn Alderman Scott Lennon Sued for First Amendment Violations for Blocking Constituents on Social Media in Retaliation for their Expression of Opposing Viewpoints Berwyn residents Luz Chavez and Stephen Taylor have filed a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that Scott Lennon, alderman of Berwyn’s First Ward, is violating their First Amendment rights by blocking them from his
City Attorney Says Ethics Commission Has No Jurisdiction on Handling of Sarah Lopez’s Termination In a letter dated September 27, 2022, addressed to Mayor Lovero and Berwyn City Council, City Attorney Anthony Bertuca states that the Ethics Commission has no jurisdiction over the complaint Alderman Joe Carmichael filed regarding the handling of Sarah Lopez’s termination.
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Why Does Mayor Lovero Want to Subsidize a Company That’s Closed $1B in Sales in the Last 9 Years? At Tuesday’s (9/27/22) City Council meeting at 8pm at City Hall, City Council will vote on a TIF-funded Pay-As-You-Go Redevelopment Agreement with Realty of Chicago for its second location in Berwyn at 6505-11 Cermak. If the
North Berwyn Park District sold Unity Park for $21,500; a flipper is now selling a $739,000 home at the site with a second home under construction. FOIA request reveals Unity Park’s purchase price as NBPD schedules informational meetings this month for a $5 million referendum.
Politically Connected Board Appointments Continue at Morton High School District 201 Posted May 28, 2022.On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, the Morton High School District 201 Board interviewed three candidates to fill the board vacancy of Melissa Cundari, who announced her resignation in March. The board application stated: “To be appointed to fill a school board vacancy,