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Crime & Courts

Paroled killer moves across street from school

School district posts warning on website, will step up security at school

Carl Reimann
Carl Reimann

A suburban school district has warned the community about paroled killer Carl Reimann after he moved into a house located across the street from an elementary school.

Reimann was convicted in 1973 of the murder of five people at the Pine Village Steak House in Yorkville.

Reimann is listed on the Illinois State Police Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registry. Reimann had previously been listed on the Department of Corrections website as requiring sex offender registration, but that designation has since been removed.

According to a presentence report in Reimann's 1973 case file, Reimann was charged with "contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor child" on Sept. 8, 1966 in Aurora.

La Grange School District 105 posted a warning and a statement on its website regarding Reimann, who was paroled on April 26 and has moved into a home in the 700 block of South Seventh Avenue in La Grange.

The house is directly across the street from the Seventh Avenue Elementary School.

In the statement, district officials say the district is working with the La Grange Police Department to increase security around the school.

“The Board of Education has been made aware that a convicted murderer has been paroled from prison and has listed his residence at an address across the street from Seventh Avenue School,” the statement reads. “The police department is aware of this fact and is working closely with the schools to plan for increased presence during school arrival and dismissal times. We have contacted the Illinois Department of Corrections, Chief of Paroles, to express our concerns about his residence being in such close proximity to our school.”

La Grange Police Chief Kurt Bluder gave a statement that confirmed the village learned over the weekend that Reimann had moved in.

“The village has expressed strong concerns to the Illinois Department of Corrections that the village had no advance notice of the parole or Mr. Reimann’s residency in La Grange,” Bluder said. “The village is also in contact with the Illinois State Police, the governor’s office, and other officials to express concerns and determine what restrictions apply to Mr. Reimann. The village will continue to closely monitor the situation.”

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