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  • Can Metropolis survive? How other suburban theaters do it Oct 2, 2014 5:21 AM
    Arlington Heights officials will discuss the future of the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre tonight and whether to give the theater $450,000 more in village funding, or to let the struggling theater close. The experiences of other theaters around the suburbs shows that with varying levels of support from their municipalities, they can help a local arts community to flourish.

  • Local surgeon wins international awards for best surgical video contributions Oct 1, 2014 5:17 PM
    On Sept. 12, Dr. Jonathan Y. Song of TLC Medical Group won multiple awards at this year's Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons meeting which was held in Las Vegas. Dr. Song won the coveted Carl J. Levinson Award for Best Surgical Video in the field of gynecologic surgery, as well as the Carl J. Levinson Award for Best Overall Minimally Invasive Surgical Video.

  • New Hope Lutheran Church plans to special services Oct. 5 Sep 30, 2014 3:51 PM
    New Hope Lutheran Church/Iglesia Luterana Nueva Esperanza invites the public to bring their pets to a special bilingual service for Blessing of the Animals to be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Montgomery Park, 200 N. River St. in Montgomery.

  • 2 arrested on I-88 near Aurora with uncut heroin, crack Sep 30, 2014 4:59 PM
    Authorities arrested two Rock Island residents Monday on Interstate 88 with nearly an ounce of uncut heroin and a large chunk of crack cocaine. Courtney E. Martin, 34, and Robert R. Butler, 45, face up to 30 years in prison on charges of possession of heroin with intent to deliver and are being held on $500,000 bail, according to police and court records.

  • Support Bill’s Needs From a Spinal Cord Injury Sep 29, 2014 3:28 PM
    This story is about Bill Kornfeind - The business owner of Ultimate Car Wash in Round Lake Beach and a longtime Wauconda resident. Bill suffered a tragic accident which left him a quadriplegic. We would like to share his story through the fundraiser that is setup to help him.

  • Celebrate Public Safety Month during Flashback Friday: Meet A Curator Sep 29, 2014 5:10 PM
    In honor of Public Safety Month in October, Flashback Friday: Meet A Curator will feature the extensive Naperville Fire Department collection from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at the Collections Care and Storage Facility, housed in the City of Naperville’s Public Works Building at 180 Fort Hill Drive in Naperville.

  • Local schools fight breast cancer at Dig Pink Volleyball Classic Sep 29, 2014 9:45 PM
    Faith Christian Academy, Harvest Christian Academy of Elgin, Calvary Christian School in Naperville and Mooseheart School of North Aurora joined forces to raise nearly $1,000 for breast cancer research at the Dig Pink Girls Volleyball Classic on Sept. 13 at Faith Christian Academy in Geneva.

  • FAA: 2 weeks to reopen Chicago-area control center Sep 30, 2014 8:46 AM
    The Federal Aviation Administration says it will take about two weeks to fully reopen a Chicago-area control center where an act of sabotage brought the city's two international airports to a halt last week. The FAA said Sunday it hopes to return the facility to full service by Oct. 13.

  • Downtown Aurora First Friday event Oct. 3 Sep 29, 2014 9:28 AM
    You never know what you'll see at First Fridays in Downtown Aurora, and this October is no different. From artists dealing with the subject of death to delicate pressed flowers on display, several downtown venues are open with art, food, and fun on Friday, Oct. 3.

  • Halloween Hustle 5K Fun Run & Walk Coming Up in Palatine: Sign Up Today! Sep 29, 2014 8:02 AM
    The 9th annual event will start in historic downtown Palatine and include a .5K Kid's Dash as well as an after part at Durty Nellie's!

  • FAA chief promises better fallback plan, improved security after fire Sep 30, 2014 8:32 AM
    The FAA's top administrator called for a full review of its Plan B options after criticism over massive flight delays and cancellations across the nation because of a fire at the Chicago Center air traffic control facility in Aurora. Fallout from the Friday fire continues in airports in Chicago and across the nation.

  • Attorney: Man charged in FAA fire made 'tragic mistake' Sep 30, 2014 12:43 PM
    Brian Howard of Naperville, whose failed suicide attempt in the Chicago Center air traffic control facility in Aurora forced the cancellation of thousands of flights at O'Hare and Midway airports, apologized to his family while making his initial appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge. “Friday morning Brian tried to take his life,” his defense attorney said. “That he did so in a way that inconvenienced many, many people is unacceptable and he deeply regrets that.

  • Heroin user still striving to 'get better eventually' Sep 28, 2014 5:54 AM
    Jon Dennison isn't over it. His addiction to heroin, which first gripped the 21-year-old when he was 17, hasn't let him go. Rather, he hasn't let go of it. “I keep wondering when it's going to stop. When the endless circle of destruction is going to stop,” he said. Dennison is one face among suburban heroin users who find themselves unable to stop once they try the drug, but he's not done fighting his addiction.

  • Why Aurora air traffic control center is essential Sep 27, 2014 8:23 PM
    Why is Chicago Center so essential to air travel across the world? The FAA will rebuild the technical infrastructure for its air traffic center in Aurora, but it won't be a quick fix because of the multi-facted, highly specialized work carried out there.

  • Batavia play focuses on Mary Todd Lincoln’s life after the White House Sep 27, 2014 8:01 AM
    The life of Mary Todd Lincoln, widow of President Abraham Lincoln, is the subject of an original work by Batavia playwright Donna Latham. “The Haunted Widow Lincoln" will be presented by the Batavia Arts Council on Oct. 10, 11 and 12 at The Holmstad, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia.

  • FBI details FAA facility arsons, Naperville man’s Facebook post Sep 26, 2014 10:44 PM
    A 36-year-old Naperville man has been charged with one count of destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilities in connection with fires and other damage Friday that forced the closure of the FAA’s air traffic control facility in Aurora. A federal source said Brian Howard, of the 1300 block of Ivy Lane, also cut all radar feeds into the facility and most communication lines, and the FBI said Howard outlined his plans in a Facebook message.

  • Job workshop for veterans set for Tuesday in Aurora Sep 26, 2014 2:26 PM
    The 2014 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans event is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Pipers Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Trail, Aurora. The employment workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the hiring fair will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jobseekers must register for free online to guarantee admission. Walk-ins welcome but space not guaranteed.

  • Previous Elgin, Aurora incidents that shut down air traffic Sep 26, 2014 2:04 PM
    Previous incidents at Elgin and Aurora FAA facilities have disrupted air traffic at O'Hare and Midway airports.

  • Wander acres of corn mazes this fall at suburban farms Sep 26, 2014 6:15 AM
    Autumn has arrived, and it's time to spend an afternoon wandering through some suburban corn mazes in the crisp fall air. Here is our guide to some local corn mazes.

  • Sabotage raises questions about Chicago FAA vulnerability Sep 26, 2014 10:43 PM
    Experts say the FAA "can do better" after an act of sabotage cut off radar and communications links to an air-traffic control center in Aurora. It's the third time in two years air traffic at O'Hare International Airport has ground to a halt over problems at air traffic centers in the suburbs -- Aurora and Elgin -- with repercussions for flights across the world.

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