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    Quinn orders 21-day quarantine for Ebola patient contacts

    Health alerts regarding people who may have traveled to particular West African countries are posted in the lobby of Bellevue Hospital in New York. Illinois is following New York’s and New Jersey’s lead in implementing 21-day quarantines of anybody who’s been in contact with Ebola patients while in any of three African countries.

    Oct 24, 2014 11:38 PM

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Friday that he has ordered the Illinois Department of Public Health to require a mandatory 21-day home quarantine for “high-risk” individuals who have had direct contact with anyone infected with the Ebola virus while in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.


    Elgin woman with breast cancer encourages mammograms

    Gloria Valencia, 48, of Elgin, says she rarely cried in front of her children when discussing her breast cancer, diagnosed in January.

    Oct 25, 2014 7:30 AM

    Looking back, Gloria Valencia knows exactly what she should have done to try to prevent getting breast cancer. The 48-year-old Elgin resident says the only reason she is telling her private, painful story is to encourage other women, especially Latinas, to make better choices. “Women should get mammograms, but we don’t do it. We have too much faith nothing will happen."


    Sleepy Hollow voters asked to double their taxes

    The village hall and police department of Sleepy Hollow, where officials are seeking an 82 percent property tax increase.

    Oct 25, 2014 7:50 AM

    Voters in the tiny bedroom community of Sleepy Hollow will decide Nov. 4 whether to approve a property tax increase nearly doubling what homeowners already pay the village. The village is seeking to collect an additional $478,571 yearly from its more than 3,300 inhabitants. If approved, the owner of a $200,000 home would pay roughly $310 more in property taxes in 2015. It amount to an 82 percent tax increase that officials say is necessary to meet long-term capital expenses. “In about...


    New brewery brings ‘craft’ to Naperville

    Granite City Food & Brewery opens its 31st location on Wednesday at 1828 Abriter Court in Naperville.

    Oct 25, 2014 7:15 AM

    Craft is the word at the new Granite City Food & Brewery opening Wednesday in Naperville. “The idea behind it was keeping people here for the craft beer,” said RJ Nab, director of field operations for the Minnesota-based restaurant, which is opening its 31st location in Naperville. “We call it craft food, craft service and then craft beer.”


    DuPage County Board mourns death of J.R. McBride

    J.R. McBride

    Oct 24, 2014 9:21 PM

    The life of the DuPage County Board has passed away. J.R. McBride, who represented county board District 4, died early Friday morning at his Glen Ellyn home after a long battle with cancer. He was 47. On Friday, friends used words like “funny,” “smart,” and “gregarious” to describe McBride, an insurance broker who had served on the county board since 2006.


    Cubs a perfect fit for Maddon

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season.

    Oct 24, 2014 3:15 PM

    With Joe Maddon having opted out of his final year as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, speculation heated up immediately that Maddon could be headed to the Cubs. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles said it makes all the sense in the world for the Cubs to look into that possibility.


    Coming Sunday: Special report on Route 53

    Looking East down Rt 120 by Almond Marsh.

    Oct 24, 2014 10:01 AM

    The newest incarnation in the 50-year struggle to extend Route 53 north into central Lake County is heading to a make-or-break decision about its future. Starting Sunday, read Mick Zawislak’s two-part report, which includes videos, photos, detailed map/graphics and an interactive Web map/graphic.

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