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    Naperville teen programmer takes on cyberbullying

    Fourteen-year-old Trisha Prabhu of Naperville is one of 15 finalists in the Google Science Fair. She's entered her Rethink program, which she believes will help prevent teens from posting offensive messages online.

    Sep 14, 2014 7:30 AM

    Trisha Prabhu of Naperville says she has found a way to prevent cyberbullying: give teens a chance to change their minds before posting potentially offensive messages. Based on research she conducted on local teens, Trisha is developing a program called "Rethink" and taking it to the Google Science Fair finals this month. "I knew I had to do something to stop this problem," the 14-year-old said about cyberbullying.


    Police: Lombard man crashes into 7-Eleven

    Junior A. Espinal, 32, of Lombard is accused of crashing his 2004 Acura through a 7-Eleven located at Butterfield Road and Lloyd Avenue.

    Sep 14, 2014 8:23 PM

    A Lombard man who authorities say drove his vehicle into the front of a convenience store Sunday morning then fled the scene is facing multiple charges. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office said Junior A. Espinal, 32, crashed his 2004 Acura through the 7-Eleven near Lombard. “Thankfully no one was injured during this incident,” said Sheriff John Zaruba.


    Dogs are the stars at Carol Stream event

    Charlie, a German shorthaired pointer from Aurora, flies through the air as he leaps off the dock into a pool chasing after a water toy during Carol Stream Park District’s 6th annual CSBarks Dog Festival.

    Sep 14, 2014 4:53 PM

    Four legs were definitely better than two on Sunday at the Ross Ferraro Town Center in Carol Stream. The 6th annual “CSBarks” dog festival, organized by the Carol Stream Park District, took place at the Town Center site throughout the day. Hundreds of canines of every size, shape and disposition roamed the grounds.


    Mayor: More development, changes coming to Rosemont

    Rosemont is spending $1.1 million to spruce up its 20-year-old waterfall at the corner of Higgins and River roads.

    Sep 14, 2014 7:35 AM

    Cranes are in the air and shovels are in the ground in Rosemont. The tiny northwest suburb, home to only 4,200 residents, has become a business and entertainment hub. But there’s more new infrastructure to come, as noted last week by Mayor Brad Stephens in his annual state of the village address.


    Elgin’s 1st Fringe Festival celebrates the arts

    The Elgin Fringe Festival blimp flies high overhead Saturday, announcing the festival in downtown Elgin.

    Sep 14, 2014 7:40 AM

    Growing up in Elgin as an aspiring actress, Kelly Bolton said she enjoyed the city’s “huge art scene” but knew there was still untapped potential there. She’s excited to see it brought to the forefront by the first Elgin Fringe Festival, which runs through Sunday in downtown Elgin. “Elgin has a small town feel but such a big town heart,” she said. “I’m amazed and thrilled, at the same time, that they’re actually pulling off a fringe...


    Konerko should be back in lineup this week

    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, seen here watching batting practice in spring training, could be back in the lineup this week.

    Sep 14, 2014 4:50 PM

    Out since Sept. 2 with a fractured left hand, Paul Konerko was able to take some light batting practice on Saturday. Konerko expects to play for the White Sox on their upcoming road trip.

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