Barbara King, 45 of the 1000 block of Curtiss in Downers Grove, has agreed to make restitution for numerous ice sculptures she damaged while intoxicated on February 11 during the Ice Festival.
According to the police report, a witness led investigators to King's residence, where King readily admitted she had damaged numerous sculptures. According to King, she was returning home from that Saturday night and was intoxicated, but was “fully aware” of what she was doing and remembered knocking over three ice sculptures.
The police report states King was visibly upset with herself when investigators spoke with her and she offered to reimburse each business any money they lost. King admitted to damaging ice sculptures outside of , and but denied causing damage to sculptures near or .
Investigators took King's offer to the businesses affected and they all agreed to give King the opportunity to make restitution instead of signing a complaint against her. According to the police report, the gave investigators the dollar amount each business paid for the sculptures, which determined the restitution King needed to pay. The dollar amounts were:
•Avec Panache—$97.50 (Avec Panache and split the cost of the sculpture)
Additionally, Wedding Etc. lost an additional $200 due to its ice sculpture being part of a store promotion. The $200 covered the cost of the advertising and materials surrounding the promotion that had to be canceled due to the damage to the sculpture.