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    Longtime Elgin attorney dies in plane crash near Plano

    John E. Juergensmeyer

    Sep 29, 2014 4:37 PM

    Longtime Elgin attorney John E. Juergensmeyer, who was killed in a small plane crash Sunday night near Plano, was remembered as an energetic man with a passion for social causes. Juergensmeyer, 80, who had a pilot’s license for about 35 years, was piloting a small plane while coming back from visiting his older brother at a nursing home in Carlinville, Illinois, his widow, Betty Juergensmeyer said.

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    Lombard man killed by stray wheel identified

    This tire, rim, and brake drum assembly from a vehicle caused a fatal crash in Wisconsin that left a 55-year-old Lombard man dead. Police said the rim is 16 inches wide and the tire is a Mastercraft Courser size LT235/85R16. People with information about the crash are asked to call the Wisconsin State Patrol at (608) 846-8500.

    Sep 30, 2014 12:19 AM

    A 55-year-old Lombard man was killed early Monday after the car he was riding in was struck by a wheel that came off an oncoming vehicle on the interstate in Wisconsin. The Dane County medical examiner’s office identified the Lombard man as Mark C. Bolan. He was the passenger in a 2014 Ford sedan going west on I-90 near Madison, Wisconsin, at 1:20 a.m. when a wheel somehow broke off an eastbound vehicle.

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    Renovations begin after mold shut down Kane morgue

    Renovation work is under way at the Kane County coroner’s office and morgue, which was shut down in June because of mold. Coroner Rob Russell hopes to have the project completed by Jan. 1.

    Sep 29, 2014 5:43 PM

    Renovations have begun at the Kane County coroner's office and morgue, which was shut down months ago and autopsies outsourced to DuPage County. Coroner Rob Russell said this is a chance for him and County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen to work together.

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    Challenger: Cut high-ranking jobs to hire new deputies

    Mark Curran, left, and Jason Patt, right, are candidates for Lake County Sheriff in the 2014 general election.

    Sep 29, 2014 5:38 PM

    The Democratic challenger for Lake County Sheriff on the Nov. 4 ballot said he would put more deputies on the street and fund the change by cutting two high-ranking deputy chief positions. Incumbent Mark Curran, a Republican, said Jason Patt’s idea to decrease the number of deputy chiefs from five to three shows his lack of management skills.

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    DuPage coroner: Heroin a 'challenge to our society'

    DuPage Coroner Richard Jorgensen stands near the entrance of the county morgue while discussing the grave consequences of using heroin. Heroin, he says, is a different drug that “will addict you, will extinguish your life, will extinguish your soul.”

    Sep 29, 2014 5:58 AM

    DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen has taken a lead role in the campaign against heroin in Chicago's suburbs. Here's a look at the problem, as seen through his eyes, and what he's doing to combat it. “It does not embarrass DuPage County to admit that we're like everybody else,” he said. “Not addressing it and not trying to fix the problem, that embarrasses DuPage County.”

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    Jewel-Osco admits to second data breach

    Customers who shopped at Jewel-Osco in Elburn, seen here, and others are at risk of a new data breach, the company said.

    Sep 29, 2014 7:48 PM

    Itasca-based Jewel-Osco said Monday it has discovered another breach of customers’ private information but the company was unsure if payment card data was stolen. AB Acquisition LLC, which operates Albertsons stores under Albertson’s LLC and ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, and Shaw’s and Star Markets under New Albertson’s Inc., was notified by its third party IT services provider SuperValu of a separate, more recent, “attempted criminal intrusion seeking to obtain...

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