Cops catch three for DUI in Memorial Day campaign; Duke’s Blues-N-BBQ Fest scheduled for this weekend; Carpentersville police mourn death of K-9 dog – Chicago Tribune

Duke’s Blues-N-BBQ Fest will be held from 6pm to 11pm on Friday June 10 and from noon to 11pm on Saturday June 11 in the area outside the depot in downtown East Dundee.

Friday’s lineup includes the Dundee-Crown High School Marching Band, jazzman Mark Bettcher and Michael Charles. Saturday will feature gospel singers Cesare Salad & the Spicy Croutons, Jimmy Nick, Mama Bear, Nu Blu and Sharay Reed.

Duke’s BBQ will be selling food and Que Pasa food trucks, Lou Lou’s Soul Food and Sugar Fairy Treats will be on site.

For more information, call 224-587-2677 or visit

The Carpentersville Police Department announced this week that their dog K-9 Blitz has died.

Blitz had been associated with Officer Jason Caudle for the past five years and was reaching his 8th birthday, according to a press release.

The dog was a purebred German Shepherd and born in the Czech Republic. He has been trained in narcotics detection, tracking, area searches, building searches, item searches, body searches, suspect arrest and dog handler protection.

A Memorial Day campaign to arrest drunk drivers in Kane County, which ran from 8 p.m. to midnight on May 30, resulted in three impaired driving arrests, including two Elgin men.

In addition to DUI, Lirio P. Hernandez-Camacho, 28, of the 200 block of Lovell Street, Elgin, was arrested by Elgin Police for assaulting a police officer, resisting/obstructing a police officer causing harm injury, resisting/interfering with a police officer and endangering children.

St. Charles Police arrested Sean W. Howell, 29, of the 2800 block of Randall Ridge Drive, Elgin, on two counts of impaired driving and a traffic violation.

The third arrest took place in Batavia. Jose L. Barrerea-Munoz, 39, of the 300 block of Church Street, West Chicago, was charged with two counts of impaired driving and a traffic violation.

Police from Aurora, Batavia, Carpentersville, Elgin, Geneva, St. Charles and South Elgin Police Departments, Kane County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police District 15 participated to effort.

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office has set up a hotline to report voting problems or irregularities on primary election day.

The election complaint line at 630-208-5328 will be available from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on June 28. Assistant state attorneys will be available to receive complaints and audit polling places to ensure compliance with state election laws, a news release said.

Voters who experience or witness problems at any polling place during the early voting period or those who need voter information should call the Kane County Clerk’s Voter Helpline at 630-232 -5990.

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