Digital Access

Digital Access
Access daily-chronicle.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more!

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
The Holiday Gift Auction is Live! Click here and bid now on great local gifts!
State

Village relieves officer of duty; forgery alleged

ELMWOOD PARK – A police sergeant in Elmwood Park is on paid administrative leave during an investigation of an allegedly forged $20,000 check from the account of an elderly man with dementia.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Elmwood Park Police Sgt. John Wasilenko was named in a citation to discover assets filed by Cook County Public Guardian Robert F. Harris.

The citation alleges Wasilenko befriended an 85-year-old man after investigating a report of theft at his home. The elderly man’s bank later reported a $20,000 check had been written on his account payable to the sergeant.

Elmwood Park Police Chief Frank Fagiano issued a statement detailing the allegations and announcing Wasilenko had been relieved of duty.

Loading more