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Cindy Mulligan, stepdaughter of Donnie Rudd, in 2016 near Bateman and Dundee roads in Barrington Hills, close to the site where Noreen Kumeta Rudd died in 1973. (Stacey Wescott / Chicago Tribune)

Convicted murderer Donnie Rudd has died while serving his prison sentence — 49 years to the day after the death of his wife, whom he was found guilty of killing in 2018.

Rudd was an attorney and school board member in Hoffman Estates in 1973 when his wife of less than a month, 19-year-old Noreen Kumeta, died from what police believed at the time were injuries from a car crash in Barrington Hills, with Rudd behind the wheel.

Despite some of the unusual circumstances of the case — including that Rudd had been living with another woman and her children up until his wedding to Kumeta — Rudd remained a free man for four decades.

But authorities were prompted to take a fresh look at the case in 2013, after an Arlington Heights detective — while reviewing the 1991 unsolved murder of a local woman who was Rudd’s client — raised new suspicions. Kumeta’s body was exhumed and a pathologist found she’d died of blunt-force injuries to her skull that were inconsistent with a car crash.

In 2015, Rudd was arrested in Texas and charged in his wife’s murder. He was convicted in 2018, despite his continued assertions of his innocence.

Rudd, who was sentenced to 75 to 150 years in prison, died Wednesday.

Rudd was 80.

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Dundee Bateman

Police say a 17-year-old Algonquin boy was driving under the influence and using an electronic device during a crash that killed a 26-year-old man in Barrington Hills.

The 17-year-old, whose name was not released because he is a minor, was charged in a juvenile petition with aggravated driving under the influence, reckless homicide and aggravated use of an electronic communication device.

All of the charges are felonies, the most serious being aggravated driving under the influence, which is a Class 2 felony.

The charges stem from a two-vehicle crash on May 21 that left Ismoiljon Khakimov, 26, of Elgin, deceased.

The incident occurred around 11:10 p.m. at Route 68 and Bateman Road, according to Barrington Hills Police Department Press Information Officer William Walsh.

Two vehicles were involved and Khakimov was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The juvenile was injured and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Walsh said.

Read more here.

Related: “One driver killed, another injured in Barrington Hills crash

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Oak Knoll Buckley

From the VBHPD:

“The Barrington Hills Police Department is currently investigating the theft of two vehicles from an unlocked detached garage in the area of Oak Knoll and Buckley Roads.  Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Department’s Investigations Division.

Please remember to keep your vehicles locked at all times and refrain from leaving keys inside your vehicles.”

The VBHPD can be reached at 847-551-3006.

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6.21 BOT

The Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their monthly meeting this evening at 6:30 PM.  Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • [Vote] Accept the Audit Report for FY2020 — Mr. Andrew Mace, Partner, Wipfli, LLC
  • [Vote] A Resolution Approving the Execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement with Cuba Township Road District Resolution 21 –
  • Introduction to Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG) – Kimberly Saunders, Executive Director
  • [Vote] Appointment of BACOG Representative(s)
  • 5K Fun Run Through the Hills – Saturday, July 3, 2021 ~ 7:30 AMStart/Finish at Cuba Township Office: 28000 Cuba Road, Barrington, Illinois
  • 9th Annual The Hills Are Alive Fall Festival – Sunday, September 19, 2021-Noon to 4 PM Behind Village Hall.

A copy of the agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.

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DW

Dennis Walega

According to TV blogger Reality Steve, Dennis Walega is a 26-year-old police officer for the Village of Barrington Hills, in Chicago, Ill. If his Instagram bio — which reads “Chicago-ish | Mówimy po polsku” — is to be believed, he is fluent in Polish. (Per Google Translate, the phrase literally translates to “We speak Polish.”)

Read more here.

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The Village Board of Trustees will be holding their monthly meeting this evening at 6:30 PM.  Some of the topics for discussion and/or vote include:

  • Vote] Village of Barrington Hills Annual Appropriation Ordinance for the FiscalYear Beginning January 1, 2021 and Ending December 31, 2021 Ordinance 21
  • [Vote] A Resolution Adopting the 2021 Edition of the Official Zoning Map of theVillage of Barrington Hills Resolution 21-

A copy of the agenda can be viewed hereThose wishing to try to listing in on the meeting can phone 508-924-1464.

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The Village Board of Trustees will be holding their monthly meeting this evening at 6:30 PM.  Some of the topics for discussion and/or vote include:

  • An Ordinance Granting A Special Use Permit to Christ the Rock Churchfor Operation of a Religious Institution at 195 S. Sutton Road Ordinance 21-
  • A Resolution Renewing a Boundary Agreement with the Village of AlgonquinResolution 21 –

A copy of the agenda can be viewed hereThose wishing to try to listing in on the meeting can phone 508-924-1464.

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Recordings have been released from last month’s Board of Trustee’s meeting (12.17.2020), and the Village Attorney’s report contained the following update:

“Just really quickly, the Drury litigation versus the Village discovery is now closed. It’s moving in to motion practice, so we’ll hopefully get some kind of ruling in February, March-ish.”

To listen to the recording of the December 17th BOT meeting, click here.

Related:Things may get very interesting after Thanksgiving…

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Illinois State Police are investigating a shooting early Friday that resulted in the death of a 54-year old Sleepy Hollow woman in a vehicle in Barrington Hills.

Local police and rescue personnel, responding to a report of shots fired shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, found the woman, identified by state police as Christina Czuj, in a vehicle on Palatine Road just east of Barrington Road. The area is on the border of Barrington Hills and Inverness.

District 15 troopers, who patrol tollways in Northern Illinois, responded and assumed control of the investigation, according to state police Sgt. Christopher “Joey” Watson.

The report location was listed as being on the ramp from I-90 westbound to Barrington Road, but Watson did not elaborate.

According to Barrington Hills police, the case originated in the tollway’s jurisdiction and was immediately turned over to state police.

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The Village Board of Trustees will be holding their monthly meeting this evening at 6:30 PM. Some of the topics for discussion and/or vote include:

  • [Vote] A Resolution Approving the Execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement with Cook County for the Donlea Road Drainage Investigation Resolution 20 –
  • [Vote] A Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of ALPR Equipment and Related Services and Software for use by the Village Police Department Resolution 20 –
  • [Vote] An Ordinance Granting an Amendment to the Existing Special Use Permit for an Expansion of the Parking Lot at 160 Hawthorne Road Ordinance 20 –
  • [Vote] An Ordinance Adopting by Reference of the Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance 20 –
  • [Vote] A Resolution Consenting to an Amendment of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions and Easements for Hurstbourne Subdivision Resolution 20 –
  • [Vote] Resolution of Proclamation Congratulating Janet Agnoletti Upon Her Retirement From the Barrington Area Council of Governments Res 20 –

A copy of the agenda can be viewed here. Those wishing to try to listing in on the meeting can phone 508-924-1464.

Related: Mosque replica planned for 160 Hawthorne Road?,” “Cook County to investigate Donlea Road flooding problems

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