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  Every time somebody calls the Batavia Fire Department to help lift someone who has fallen, the fire department sends a fire engine and three firefighters. It did that at least 153 times in 2013 to people living in single-family houses and...

Batavia won’t charge for helping residents who fall

Updated: 6/11/2014 12:20 AM

  Across the suburbs, food scrap composting is beginning to take hold at institutions and households that want to go beyond recycling, divert more matter away from landfills and ultimately take another step toward true sustainability. "It's like where...

Composting gains steam in suburban schools, homes

Updated: 6/11/2014 12:09 AM

  Jayson Werth hit his first homer in almost a month and drove in three runs, and the Washington Nationals capitalized on Matt Cain’s erratic start to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.

Nationals crack Cain early, beat Giants 6-2

Updated: 6/12/2014 12:44 AM

  Nacho lovers in the know gravitate to Taco in a Bag in West Dundee's Spring Hill Mall food court — and not just for the meat-and-cheese-topped chips. The spot sprang from Food Network's “Food Court Wars” reality TV competition, and...

'Food Court Wars' winners have flavor in the Bag

Updated: 6/23/2014 11:30 AM

  The city of Chicago and the Citizens Utility Board on Wednesday requested an Illinois Commerce Commission probe of the electric market prompted by reports of confusing offers from alternative suppliers, misleading pitches and prices up to six times...

City, CUB request ICC probe

Updated: 6/12/2014 08:07 AM

  A Prospect Heights letter to the editor: Like many Americans, I question the logic of trading five terrorists for one captive in Afghanistan. I suggest an exchange that does make sense. Let us trade President Obama for President Karzai. Granted, Mr.

Instead of prisoners, let’s swap presidents

Updated: 6/12/2014 01:41 PM

  An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: What is important to us from the past? The last Navajo code talker of World War II died — front page news? No. Should it have been. They earned that spot for the commitment and selfless acts they...

Selfless acts define these two war forces

Updated: 6/12/2014 01:41 PM

  A St. Charles man will have to pay $5,000 in restitution to a person depicted in child pornography he downloaded, a Kane County judge ruled Wednesday.

St. Charles man must pay victim in child porn case

Updated: 6/12/2014 04:26 PM

  How does “The Nike Building” sound for the new administration building now under construction in Community Unit District 300? That, along with “Fred’s Place” and “Chuck’s Place” were among...

District 300 exploring name for administration building

Updated: 6/11/2014 05:23 PM

  A car can’t go anywhere without fuel. Fremd High School graduates Frank Kranz and Tom Mayer know that to be true after one mechanical mishap dropped them to 31st place in this week’s the Ford/AAA Auto Skills competition at Ford...

No win, but much gained by Fremd grads at auto skills competition

Updated: 6/11/2014 04:58 PM

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