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District 15's 2012-13 budget approved, posted online
Aug 22, 2012 11:59 AM
The District 15 Board of Education approved a budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year during its August 8 meeting. The document can now be viewed online in its entirety.
Palatine Street Fest starts Friday
Daily Herald report
Aug 22, 2012 9:33 AM
Palatine Street Fest 2012, a free festival in downtown Palatine, begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, and runs through 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Here's a look at some of the food, music and events that will be part of the party.
How suburbs are dealing with the emerald ash borer
Aug 21, 2012 5:49 PM
There are almost as many different ways for communities to treat the emerald ash borer as there are communities. Here is a sampling of how Chicago suburbs have decided to "treat with" the pest.
Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists meets Sept. 8
Aug 21, 2012 3:36 PM
Mike Karsen will present "Write Your Family History NOW" at the next meeting of the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept 8, at the Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road
Complaints prompt St. Charles to look at closing bars earlier
By James Fuller
Aug 21, 2012 12:59 PM
In response to complaints about patrons leaving downtown St. Charles bars and getting into drunken clashes with each other and police officers, Mayor Don DeWitte proposed closing the establishments earlier Monday night. DeWitte, who also serves as the city's liquor commissioner, proposed reducing the hours of operation for downtown bars by one hour.
Anthony Bourdain ventures into graphic novel territory
By Tim Carman
Aug 21, 2012 12:01 PM
"Get Jiro!" Anthony Bourdain's debut graphic novel -- set in a dystopian Los Angeles in which two rival chefs rule the city with iron ladles -- plays out as a blood-spattered, spaghetti-western homage to the people and philosophies that Bourdain salutes.
Naperville, Bolingbrook, Wheaton make 'Best Places' list
Daily Herald report
Aug 21, 2012 11:15 AM
Money magazine has named three area towns -- Naperville, Bolingbrook and Wheaton -- among the 100 Best Places to Live among small cities in the United States.
Two Antioch Rescue Squad paramedics facing license revocation
By Lee Filas
Aug 21, 2012 8:35 AM
Two EMTs could lose their licenses amid allegations they abused and mistreated patients and co-workers while working at the Antioch Rescue Squad, state officials confirmed. The Illinois Department of Public Health officials said they are investigating the conduct of Kyle Shouse and Chris McBrady and will decide if they should ever again work as EMTs or paramedics.
Aurora library taking precautions against TB spreading
By Justin Kmitch
Aug 21, 2012 8:11 AM
Aurora Library officials are cautioning residents and employees that two people who regularly visited the city's Main Library have been diagnosed with TB. Kane County Health Department officials were at the library Monday testing employees, but officials say they don't believe there's anything to fear.
Final year on job for Batavia schools chief
By Susan Sarkauskas
Aug 21, 2012 8:05 AM
Batavia schools Superintendent Jack Barshinger announced Monday he is retiring at the end of the school year.
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