Group's 'AAIM' for 25 years: Fighting drunken driving

Updated 10/18/2015 4:25 PM

The Schaumburg-based Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists hosts its 25th annual fundraiser Saturday at Medinah Banquets, 550 Shriner Drive, Addison.

The night begins with a reception and appetizers at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. followed by music and dancing.


AAIM will recognize police officers and prosecutors in the fight against impaired driving.

ABC 7 anchor/reporter Alan Krashesky will emcee the event. The featured speaker is Judge Joseph Birkett, the former DuPage County state's attorney who now sits on the Second District Appellate Court.

A silent auction features items such as Chicago Blackhawks tickets and an iPad. For information or tickets, call (847) 240-0027, ext. 12.

Man accused in threat at ECC

A Bartlett man is free on bond after his arrest this month on charges he threatened to fight an instructor at Elgin Community College.

John H. Standefer Jr., 48, of the 500 block of Fox Ford Road, faces charges of aggravated battery to a school employee, a felony that carries a punishment of anywhere from probation to five years in prison, according to Kane County court records.

Standefer is accused of standing over an ECC instructor Oct. 1 and asking him to step outside to fight, court records show. Standefer threatened to "destroy and track down" the teacher and spat a piece of chewed gum his way, striking the teacher in the forehead, documents state.

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He is due in court Nov. 2.

Human trafficking awareness

The Kane County Sheriff's Office and The Well church in Geneva will sponsor a seminar, "Stop the Traffic: Training for Human Trafficking" at 7 p.m. Oct. 27, at the church, 33W835 Cherry Lane.

Authorities say human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes, and the seminar -- open to the public -- is designed to increase awareness.

The featured speaker is Vick Lombardo, a supervisory special agent for the FBI. Lombardo manages the FBI Chicago Division's Civil Rights Investigative Program, which covers human trafficking, hate crimes and other offenses.

Authorities say the seminar's nature and content make it appropriate for people 18 and older, and the goal is to learn how to identify victims and report trafficking, as well as protecting children from it.

Call (630) 262-1083, ext. 300, to register. Seating is limited.

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