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Tulips losing apricot color after several years
By Mary Boldan
Jun 19, 2014 8:46 PM
Q. My beautiful apricot colored tulips seem to be turning red after a few years in the ground. Is there anything I can do to prevent the bulbs from changing color?
Addiction recovery seminar for churches, groups offered June 19
Submitted by Cornerstone Community Baptist Church
Jun 11, 2014 2:38 PM
Nearly half of today's population is touched by alcoholism or drug addiction, and families everywhere are desperate for solutions to the destructive behavior that this sickness brings. Cornerstone Community Baptist Church in North Aurora recognizes the helplessness that so many feel in the immediate Fox Valley area.
Fox Valley police reports
Jun 6, 2014 4:51 PM
Tyler E. Conley, 31, of Elgin, was charged Thursday with aggravated battery and resisting or obstructing a police officer, court records show.
Prosecutors: 5-year-old was killed in payback attempt
By Barbara Vitello
Jun 6, 2014 1:08 PM
One gang member's attempt to shoot another gang member resulted in the death of a 5-year-old boy, prosecutors said Thursday as the trial opened for the man accused of firing the gun. Eric Galarza Jr. was shot to death on Oct. 7, 2011, while riding with his family in a car on the way to return a rented movie.
Mount Prospect home catches fire
Daily Herald report
Jun 6, 2014 11:58 AM
A fire at a home in Mount Prospect Thursday night caused some $30,000 in damage, authorities said. Fire officials continued to investigate the cause of the blaze, which they say started outside the structure.
State law requires millions of dollars in mailers
By Mike Riopell
Jun 6, 2014 8:15 AM
Democracy costs money, and the multiple efforts to change the Illinois Constitution on the ballot in November could cost the state as much as $4 million in printing, mailing and advertising to tell you about it. State law requires Secretary of State Jesse White's office to print and mail about 5.4 million pamphlets -- one to every household in the state, plus a few to keep around if anyone wants one.
South Elgin's roll continues
By Jerry Fitzpatrick
Jun 6, 2014 7:43 AM
South Elgin is making playoff baseball look easy. The Storm scored 7 runs in the first two innings against No. 3 St. Charles North and elite right-hander Ryan Nutof limited the North Stars to an unearned run on 3 hits and struck out 9 in a complete-game victory in a Class 4A Schaumburg sectional semifinal Thursday.
Former Boston Blackie's owners sentenced
By Christopher Placek
Jun 6, 2014 5:29 AM
The former father and son owners of the Boston Blackie's restaurant chain have been sentenced for their roles in a check-kiting scheme that defrauded two Chicago-area banks out of more than $1.7 million, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.
Autopsy confirms second brother's death in Huntley shooting was suicide
By Madhu Krishnamurthy
Jun 6, 2014 5:26 AM
A second person has died due to gunshot injuries sustained during a fight between two brothers in Huntley last month. Mark Grundei, 50, died Wednesday from a penetrating gunshot wound to the head that the coroner said was a suicide. Grundei shot himself after shooting his brother May 26, authorities said.
Baseball: Thursday, June 5 results
Jun 6, 2014 12:07 AM
Results of area high school baseball games for Thursday, June 4.
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