Reward raised to $25,000 in Streamwood murder
A reward for information leading to the arrest in the stabbing death of a Streamwood man was raised to $25,000 yesterday. Anandkumar "Andy" Jaiswal was working at the Thornton's gas station on Barrington Road in Streamwood when he was killed in a robbery early Saturday morning. Full story.
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Naperville officials again scoff at FOIA volume tied to smart meters
Naperville City Clerk Pam LaFeber said last night the city has received and responded to more than 150 Freedom of Information Act requests over the past two years. She did not identify those filing the requests, but a majority of the requests between Feb. 11, 2011, and Feb. 12, 2013, were related to the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative and filed by the Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group. Full story.
Dist. 300 leaders question online charter school idea
The idea to allow students to attend classes virtually through the Illinois Virtual Charter School at Fox River Valley was questioned by District 300 officials last night, who spent more than three hours asking about the details of such a proposal. They didn't get the details they wanted. The board is expected to make a final decision about the proposal April 8. Full story.
Arlington Hts. police officer has medical event, hits pole
An Arlington Heights police officer was in stable condition last night after a medical event caused him to strike a pole on Algonquin Road near Briarwood Drive. A Mount Prospect man says he saw it happen and tried to help the officer; police would not comment on the details. Full story.
Island Lake mayoral candidates cordial in transparency discussion
One of Island Lake's mayoral candidates thinks officials can improve government transparency by videotaping meetings, while the other believes creating a questionnaire for residents is a good way to go. Incumbent Debbie Herrmann and challenger Charles Amrich discussed transparency and other issues with the Daily Herald, and the vitriol that has marred the campaign and recent village board meetings was absent from the session. Full story.
Aurora talks cash registers, broadband contracts for RiverEdge Park
Now that the Music Garden at RiverEdge Park is complete, Aurora officials contemplated some finishing touches last night. Among those final contracts include cash registers to support the purchase of food, drinks and tickets at the venue. Another contract for fiber cabling would connect the park to the city's broadband network. Full story.
Winfield trustees say Meijer, Cosco interested in village
After recently rezoning a stretch of Roosevelt Road near Wynwood Road to commercial property, Winfield trustees say Meijer and Cosco have both expressed interest in relocating to the site. Full story.
Elburn man charged with St. Patrick's Day DUI
An Elburn man who celebrated St. Patrick's Day in downtown St. Charles was charged with DUI after he hit several signs and almost ran down two St. Charles police officers, police said last night. Full story.
Elgin homeless man charged with sexual assault
An Elgin homeless man was arrested and charged with sexual assault and attempted sexual assault of two female acquaintances in separate incidents this month, authorities said yesterday. Full story.
On this, the first day of spring, temperatures will hover below freezing. Temperatures are only expected to reach 24 degrees this afternoon, but will be 18 degrees when you head out this morning. It will get even cooler tonight when it dips to 15 degrees. Full story.
Roadwork continues in East Dundee on Van Buren Street between IL Route 72 and William Street, then again on Elgin Avenue between Barrington Road and the south corporate limits of the village. Construction is expected to last through November. Full story.
Danks looking iffy for the White Sox
After another shaky Cactus League outing yesterday, the White Sox' Danks admits he might not be ready for the regular season starting April 1. Danks is coming off shoulder surgery and hasn't pitched in a regular season game since May 19. Full story.