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Endorsements: Ishmael, Martin, Taylor for Kane County Board
The Daily Herald Editorial Board
Mar 7, 2014 4:28 PM
The Daily Herald endorses Donald Ishmael, Melisa Taylor and John Martin for office in Kane County Board Districts 3, 5 and 11.
Water district candidates discuss suburban representation
By Doug T. Graham
Feb 25, 2014 10:35 AM
Although about half the population of Cook County lives in the suburbs, only one commissioner on the nine-member Metropolitan Water Reclamation District board resides outside Chicago. Some of the 10 candidates in the Democratic primary for the MWRD board say they're willing to consider measures that would change that.
Kuzmanic connects with national honor at Carthage
By John Leusch
Feb 24, 2014 4:48 PM
When she was at Wheeling, Stephanie Kuzmanic used to participate in the high school's 'boxing night' in the spring. This season at Carthage College -- her final one -- Kuzmanic was a real knockout in her true sport. She has been named the Capital One Academic all-American "Player of the Year" for NCAA Division III women's basketball.
Why medical school training should fast-track to five years
Feb 21, 2014 3:30 PM
The Carnegie Foundation in 2010 recommended fast-track medical education, while two highly respected authorities have written that eliminating a year of medical school can be achieved without affecting patient care or academic performance. Northwest Suburban College in Rolling Meadows offers a fast-track program.
Northwest suburban police blotter
By Freida Gad
Feb 21, 2014 2:17 PM
Two drivers using fictitious driver's licenses stole two semitrailers in Des Plaines with $300,000 in cargo. One trailer contained 43,000 pounds of copper alloy valued at $150,000. The second trailer contained approximately 20,000 pounds of copper and 22,000 pounds of brass, valued at $150,000.
Wind to remain through 3 p.m. today, NWS predicts
By Lee Filas
Feb 21, 2014 2:09 PM
Swirling winds caused some minor damages overnight, but officials from the National Weather Service said the winds will only linger until about 3 p.m. this afternoon, which could cause some hazardous commutes Friday. Officials from the National Weather Service said a low pressure system will continue into this evening, causing winds to remain gusty for all of Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana into this afternoon.
Wheaton man gets 5 years for drugs, stabbing
By Justin Kmitch
Feb 21, 2014 12:23 PM
A 32-year-old Wheaton man was sentenced to two five-year prison terms Thursday on two charges including selling heroin to undercover agents in late 2012 and the Dec. 29, 2012 stabbing of a fellow drug dealer.
Sugar Grove police probe possible $100,000 bank theft
By Harry Hitzeman
Feb 21, 2014 10:53 AM
Sugar Grove police are investigating the possible theft of more than $100,000 from the bank's safety deposit area by a bank employee. No arrests have been made so far, but authorities executed a search warrant in late-January and a former 30-year-old bank employee from Plano admitted she stole to pay bills for her house in foreclosure, according to court records. Sugar Grove Police Chief Pat Rollins said Thursday the matter is still under investigation.
Hanover Park dog training club burglarized
By Melissa Silverberg
Feb 21, 2014 10:27 AM
The German Shepherd Dog Training Club in Hanover Park reopened on Thursday after an act of burglary and vandalism earlier in the week. The club, located at 4925 County Farm Road, was broken into sometime between 10 p.m. Tuesdayand 6 a.m. Wednesday, said Nancy Bartosch, vice president of the club.
Coffee shop project brews lessons
Feb 21, 2014 8:13 AM
When Rae Conolly opened Olivia's Cookie Jar & Kitchen three and a half years ago, she had an image of what the perfect cup of coffee should look and taste like. "I grew up on really strong coffee," said the Monmouth business owner. "I wanted that bold coffee taste without it being bitter -- something that would wake you up in the morning -- and that's exactly what we have today."
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