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  • Aurora man killed in ATV crashApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Aurora man died Sunday after the ATV he was driving in an unincorporated area near Big Rock Township hit a culvert.

  • While the assessed value of her Crystal Lake house has decreased by $12,000 over the past two years, Barbara Rogers' property tax bill increased $900.

    Housing crash pushed bigger tax load onto seniorsNov 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    A property tax relief program intended to save Illinois senior citizens hundreds of dollars on their annual tax bills has had the opposite effect since property values began their steep nosedive since 2009. Because of the way the "senior freeze" is set up, the declining value of properties is actually making seniors pay more than ever before. “It's the law of unintended consequences,” said Craig Dovel, DuPage County's supervisor of assessments.

  • The Kane County Forest Preserve commission's utilization and planning committee agreed to allow such hunting, during the state's deer hunting season, at Freeman Kame and Brunner forest preserves in Gilberts and Dundee Township, respectively.

    Kane forest panel OKs deer culling by huntingAug 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    Kane County bow hunters could help reduce the deer population in two forest preserves this fall under a plan a committee approved Thursday. The preserve commission's utilization and planning committee agreed to allow such hunting, during the state's deer hunting season, at Freeman Kame and Brunner forest preserves in Gilberts and Dundee Township, respectively.

  • Glenn Swanson

    Officials in 31 suburban townships get automatic raisesAug 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    While most American workers have spent the past four years getting by with stagnating wages, or making even less than in years before, a segment of government employees is doing just fine. Elected officials in 31 suburban townships combined to make $661,387 more this year than they did in 2009. In many cases, they gave themselves the raises -- and they're getting ready to do it again.

  • ComEd crews work to restore electricity near Sugar Grove after an experimental airplane clipped the power lines before crashing into a cornfield Sunday west of Aurora. The crash killed the plane's pilot, a 73-year-old Aurora man who'd survived two previous crashes.

    Aurora pilot killed on homemade plane's maiden voyageJul 31, 2011 12:00 AM
    An Aurora man who twice before walked away from crashes in small experimental aircraft was killed Sunday morning when the plane he was flying went down in a cornfield shortly after takeoff from Aurora Municipal Airport.

  • Which township road chief makes $45,866 to maintain four miles? Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    Some township highway commissioners are getting paid substantial salaries despite caring for only a small number of miles of roads.

  • Health-care perk proves townships need scrutiny Apr 10, 2011 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on voters and residents to pay more attention to township governments in the wake of an On Guard report that suburban townships have collectively spent more than $1 million of taxpayer dollars on free health care for elected officials.

  • Kurt Dorr is championing a proposal that would let voters decide whether to stop part-time Naperville Township trustees from receiving free health care coverage.

    Township leaders' benefits Apr 10, 2011 12:00 AM
    Taxpayers spent more than $1 million last year to cover health care benefits for 77 elected leaders in suburban townships. Those same officials paid nothing for their insurance coverage. An investigation of insurance costs for 50 suburban townships showed 29 offered health care coverage at no charge to elected officers who held full-time positions like supervisor, assessor and highway commissioner.

  • Campton Hills clerk race now contested Feb 8, 2011 12:00 AM
    The race for Campton Hills village clerk became a contested one, as one person has declared a write-in candidacy.

  • Kane will apply for 2008 hurricane relief money Jan 5, 2011 12:00 AM
    Kane County identifies 16 projects it believes can receive funding from Hurricane Ike flood relief dollars in Illinois.

  • Baker leads Michigan State over Minnesota 31-8Nov 6, 2010 12:00 AM
    This was exactly what Michigan State needed after last weekend's blowout loss: an early lead, a revitalized running game and an easy victory against an overmatched opponent. Edwin Baker ran for 179 yards and four touchdowns, and the 16th-ranked Spartans bounced back from their first defeat of the season with a 31-8 win over Minnesota on Saturday.

  • 2 more West Nile cases in Kane County Oct 6, 2010 12:00 AM
    Two more cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Kane County, bringing this year's total to five, health officials said Wednesday.

  • Tri-Cities police reportsOct 6, 2010 12:00 AM

  • Kane County confirms 3rd West Nile caseSep 29, 2010 12:00 AM
    Kane County's third human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in a 73-year-old Big Rock man, health officials said Tuesday.

  • Downers Grove woman dies in Kane County crashApr 12, 2010 12:00 AM
    A Downers Grove woman died in a two-car crash Saturday night in an unincorporated area of Kane County.

  • Do some Kane Co. officials get free golf?Mar 20, 2010 12:00 AM
    Kane County Forest Preserve Commissioners might not officially get free rounds of golf at district courses, but there may not be any strict oversight making sure they don't play for free either.

  • 5 homes in Kane Co. forest preserve to be demolishedJan 13, 2010 12:00 AM
    Kane County Forest Preserve District Commissioners voted Tuesday to send five of the 22 residential structures it owns to face the wrecking ball, while also adding up to 250 acres of new green space.

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