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  • Sandwich, Ill., man killed in Big Rock car crash Oct 7, 2014 7:19 PM
    One person was killed Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle crash near Jericho and Granart roads near Big Rock, according to Kane County authorities.

     
  • The sandhill crane: A restoraton success story Sep 13, 2014 7:49 AM
    It's a restoraton success story. Just 10 years ago, the sandhill crane was a rare sight in Kane County. But wetland restoration efforts have been a boon to this big bird, and sandhills are now a common sight throughout northern Illinois.

     
  • Aurora man killed in ATV crash Apr 7, 2014 6:04 PM
    An Aurora man died Sunday after the ATV he was driving in an unincorporated area near Big Rock Township hit a culvert.

     
  • Housing crash pushed bigger tax load onto seniors Nov 13, 2013 9:03 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.

     
  • Kane forest panel OKs deer culling by hunting Aug 31, 2012 5:01 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.

     
  • Officials in 31 suburban townships get automatic raises Aug 29, 2012 1:58 PM
    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.

     
  • Aurora pilot killed on homemade plane's maiden voyage Aug 1, 2011 6:11 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 5:08 PM
    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 10:01 PM
    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.

     
  • Township leaders' benefits Apr 10, 2011 9:54 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 4:22 PM
    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 5:38 PM
    Kane County identifies 16 projects it believes can receive funding from Hurricane Ike flood relief dollars in Illinois.

     
  • Baker leads Michigan State over Minnesota 31-8 Nov 6, 2010 5:08 PM
    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.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Oct 6, 2010 6:10 PM
    Elburn Ÿ A woman reported Sept. 17 that her debit card had been used fraudulently Sept. 16 to obtain $500 at an ATM in Long Beach, Calif. She last recalled using the card at the Jewel grocery store at Routes 38 and 47, according to a recent police report. Ÿ Blaine P. Burzawa, 18, of the 200 block of Birchwood Lane in Bloomingdale, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 2:34 a.m. Sept. 12 in the 200 block of South Main Street, according to a police report. Police saw him trying to pump gasoline into his car at a Mobil station, which had closed at midnight. He and a passenger, Jordan D. Walczyk, 19, of the 1100 block of Azalea Lane in Palatine, were also given tickets for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. Ÿ Julie A. Kopielski, 43, of the 800 block of Shepherd Lane, was arrested at her home at 7:04 p.m. Sept. 30 on a Gilberts police warrant charging her with violating an order of protection, according to a police report. Kopielski refused to post bond, police said, and so was taken to the Kane County jail. Ÿ A Garmin GPS device was stolen out of a vehicle in the 1000 block of Liberty Street between 1 and 4 a.m. Sunday, police said. Ÿ A Cobra radar detector and 50 cents were stolen out of an unlocked vehicle between 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Stoffa Avenue, police said. Kane County Ÿ Marilyn M. Fabrizius, 22, of the 4N800 block Meredith Road, Maple Park, was arrested at 1:33 a.m. Sunday on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting arrest, police said. According to a police report. Fabrizius was pulled over on southbound Randall Road at Brookside Drive, near Elgin, after an officer saw her vehicle cross the center line. Police said Fabrizius failed sobriety tests and later struggled with an officer as she was placed under arrest for DUI. Ÿ Leon R. Peavy, 50, of the 43W700 block of Kenmar Drive, Elburn, was arrested at 7:09 p.m. Friday on charges of assault and disorderly conduct after shouting profanities and threatening a neighbor mowing his own lawn, according to a police report. Police said Peavy appeared intoxicated and was trying to get the neighbor to fight him. Ÿ Leonardo H. Tovar, 39, of the 5N block of Adams Street, North Aurora, was arrested at 1:03 a.m. Saturday on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, improper overtaking and failure to reduce speed after a crash on the 46W300 block of Route 30 in Big Rock Township, according to a police report. Police said Tovar registered a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.281 after his vehicle collided with another car in a one-lane construction area on Route 30. Both drivers were taken to the hospital. Ÿ An assault report was taken at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 36W925 Red Gate Road, near St. Charles, on Sept. 30, police said. According to a police report, a man cursed at and waved a knife at another man after a meeting of church members on Aug. 30. Police said the victim “had no idea why (the suspect) was acting the way he was. Ÿ Police responded to Little Bit Country Preschool, 00S734 Wenmoth Road, near Batavia, for a report of a former employee making threats Friday, according to a police report. Police said the former employee, who was fired on Sept. 7, threatened to take legal action against the school and “degrade the business to others when she stopped in to pick up a paycheck. She later called the business three times and made more threats, according to the report. Police said officers advised her to have no further contact with the school. Ÿ A two-wheel cart containing scrap fencing was reported stolen Sept. 27 from a driveway on the 06N800 block of Murray Court, near St. Charles, police said.

     
  • 2 more West Nile cases in Kane County Oct 6, 2010 3:33 PM
    Two more cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Kane County, bringing this year's total to five, health officials said Wednesday.

     
  • Kane County confirms 3rd West Nile case Jan 31, 2011 6:29 PM
    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 crash Apr 12, 2010 12:01 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 12:01 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 demolished Jan 13, 2010 12:01 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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