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Parents guilty in NNHS drinking party

Updated: June 25, 2012 12:58AM

A Naperville couple has been placed on supervision and fined $1,000 for allowing underage drinking at an after-prom party.

Michael R. Bushman and Cathy R. Bushman, both 47, were cited under a city ordinance for permitting the consumption of alcohol by minors. They pleaded guilty before Judge Mary E. O’Connor in Naperville’s municipal courtroom, on the campus of DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton.

Naperville Assistant City Attorney Michael DiSanto said O’Connor on Thursday accepted the couple’s pleas and fined each of them $500. Court records showed they were also placed on an unspecified period of “non-reporting” supervision.

The Bushmans live on the 900 block of Commons Road in the Century Farms neighborhood. They hosted a party during the late-evening hours of April 28 and the early-morning hours of April 29, following the Naperville North High School prom.

Police were investigating reports of at least two mailboxes being damaged outside houses in the Century Farms area. Their investigation eventually led them to the Bushman home, where they learned post-prom revelers had been drinking alcoholic beverages that had been supplied by the couple.

A total of 26 teenage boys and girls were ticketed that morning for unlawful consumption of alcohol by minors.

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