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    Police: Elgin man fleeing cops ends up in Fox River

    Members of the Elgin Police and Fire departments surround Melvin Ramsey, 20, of Elgin, after pulling him from the chilly Fox River Sunday morning. Ramsey fell into the river while fleeing from police officers trying to arrest him on outstanding warrants.

    Nov 23, 2014 6:12 PM

    A 20-year-old man was rescued, treated and then arrested after he fell through ice on the Fox River Sunday afternoon while fleeing officers, Elgin police said.


    More than 30 horses killed in barn fire

    Amber Bauman, owner of Valley View Acres, hugs a friend Sunday morning after a barn fire on the farm near Crystal Lake killed 32 horses Saturday night. Investigators were on the scene Sunday trying to determine what sparked the massive blaze,

    Nov 23, 2014 4:55 PM

    State, county and local investigators sifted through the smoldering remains of a McHenry County barn Sunday where 32 horses died in a massive fire. “I’m devastated,” farm owner Amber Bauman said Sunday. “This is every barn owner’s worst nightmare.”


    Des Plaines police dog helps recover drug money

    Des Plaines Police Officer Steven Dickson recently hit the streets with his new K9 partner, Bane, an 18-month old Austrian Shepherd.

    Nov 23, 2014 4:05 PM

    Des Plaines’ new police dog helped recover $30,000 in drug seizure funds just days after hitting the streets for the first time. But it’s the simple things that bring this dog happiness. “When he does something good, he gets his toy,” said Officer Steven Dickson. “His toy means the world to him.”


    Faiths unite to celebrate in Buffalo Grove

    Fr. Dan Whiteside, pastor of St. Mary Church, front right, leads the processional during the Northwest Suburban’s 24th annual interfaith celebration at St. Mary Catholic Church in Buffalo Grove Sunday evening.

    Nov 23, 2014 9:55 PM

    In the Buffalo Grove area, the Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration is just as much of a tradition and cranberry sauce. The event, held by the Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council, takes place at a different house of worship each year. St. Mary Parish in Buffalo Grove was the site of this year’s celebration, which brings together worshipers of all faiths to celebrate each other’s religions and give thanks.


    Wheaton doctors spread positive message about house calls

    Dr. Paul Chiang listens to Margaret Sloan’s heart during one of the doctor’s regular house calls to her Wheaton home.

    Nov 23, 2014 7:33 AM

    Bernard and Margaret Sloan don't schedule their doctor's appointments at a clinic anymore. Instead, the couple -- married 67 years -- has check-ups and procedures done in the comfort of their Wheaton home by a physician who does house calls for a living. Some say “a perfect storm” is occurring that will push more people back into the direction of home health care in the near future. That includes a mix of health care changes due to the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare and Medicaid...


    Free meals offered on Thanksgiving

    Lazarus House, a charitable organization serving the homeless and those at-risk of becoming homeless, hosts a free community Thanksgiving feast every year at the Salvation Army in St. Charles.

    Nov 23, 2014 2:59 PM

    Churches, restaurants and service organizations in the suburbs give the lonely, the elderly, the poor, the homeless and those in military service camaraderie and a great meal to be thankful for on our uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving. Read about these giving people and organizations in our community and be thankful for them.

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