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Judge fines Hillside gravestone company owner

The headstone of Jayleen Castaneda, who died at five months old, was finally delivered in June after several months of waiting and delays. (Alex Garcia/Chicago Tribune)

 By Jon Yates | A Hillside gravestone maker has been ordered to pay more than $15,000 in damages and fees for failing to deliver a headstone as quickly as promised.

The default judgment, entered Tuesday by DuPage judge Bruce Kelsey, requires Caesar Rizzi of Hillside Memorials Inc., to pay Jorge and Aurora Castaneda $10,000 in compensatory and punitive damages, and an additional $5,485 in court costs and legal fees.

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