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  • How bad will our winter be? A caterpillar can tell you. Oct 22, 2014 3:28 PM
    Memories of last year's icy winter are etched in our minds. Many are wondering what's in store this winter. Look no farther than the woolly bear caterpillar. Like Punxsutawney Phil, the renowned groundhog who predicts the coming of spring, the woolly bear caterpillar is said to predict the winter ahead.

  • 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.

  • Images: Storms in the suburbs and Chicago Jul 1, 2014 11:06 AM
    Storms moved through the suburbs Monday evening dumping heavy rains and leaving residents without power. High winds caused damage and some homes were struck by lightning.

  • 11 years for 2012 fatal Elgin crash that sparked overnight search May 22, 2014 4:16 PM
    Shannon Hill, 19, of Elgin, was sentenced to 11 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to causing a crash in September 2012 in Burlington Township that killed his friend and passenger. Hill spent nearly a year in jail while the case was pending.

  • Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree at Fitchie Creek in Elgin Apr 17, 2014 7:01 AM
    This weekend, volunteers can get some exercise and help the environment at the same time. Celebrate Earth Day by planting trees with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Elgin.

  • Spring spells relief for Kane County snowplow driver Apr 1, 2014 2:39 PM
    Did you drive safely on Kane County roads this winter? You can thank Lucas Mowers for his diligent work as a snowplow driver. “Christmas is on a day that doesn’t snow,” Mowers said. “I know what I signed up for. They know I’m taking care of my business."

  • Vintage photos mystery: Are these your relatives? Mar 26, 2014 1:42 PM
    Dale Moorhouse of Elgin has hundreds of wedding pictures he’d like to identify. The only trouble is, he’s not sure who to ask. “My father, Ferris Moorhouse, took photos at many Elgin area weddings in the 1940s and ‘50s,” said Moorhouse. But Ferris died in 1998, and Dale inherited his father's images -- which are not labeled.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Dec 17, 2013 5:00 PM
    Tyler R. Palmer, 20, of Sycamore, was charged with attempting to defraud a drug screening test, a felony, at 3:31 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, according to a sheriff’s report. Palmer admitted to bringing some of his older “clean” urine in a condom to the test after an administrator noticed the sample he provided was too cold.

  • 2nd lawsuit in fatal 2012 crash near Elgin Nov 1, 2013 7:37 PM
    A second lawsuit has been filed in response to a fatal rollover crash from September 2012 in which a 19-year-old from Elgin was charged with reckless homicide. Authorities say Shannon Hill was high on marijuana when he crashed a SUV, killing passenger Lawrence Echols and injuring Shandontre Smith of South Elgin. Smith has sued, seeking unspecified damages.

  • Lawsuit filed in 2012 DUI crash that killed Elgin teen, injured another Sep 13, 2013 6:40 PM
    A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Shannon Hill, 18, of Elgin, who is accused of being high on marijuana when he caused a crash in September 2012 that killed a passenger, Lawrence Echols. Also named in the lawsuit are Hill's guardian, Mattie Grant, and 2 J's Wine and Liquor, an Elgin store. The suit argues that: Hill is liable for wrongful death; Grant was negligent in letting him drive her vehicle; and Hill somehow got alcohol from the store.

  • Leaf peepers: Clues to help identify white oaks Aug 19, 2013 6:00 AM
    “There were many splendid oaks,” wrote John S. Wilcox in 1906, describing Kane County at the time of European settlement. These magnificent trees included white oaks, red oaks, black oaks and bur oaks. There were swamp white oaks and chinkapin oaks, Hill’s oaks and shingle oaks, too. Although oaks are in serious decline, these species can still be found in Kane County.

  • Find out why oaks are endangered and how to help preserve them Jul 29, 2013 3:37 PM
    The oak tree was once hailed as king of the forest. People called it magnificent, majestic and mighty. But that was then. Now, the oak no longer reigns supreme. As a group, oaks are in serious decline. As ecological communities, oak woodlands are imperiled.

  • Tigers, bull riding and pig races? Must be the Kane County Fair Jul 15, 2013 6:00 AM
    When Larry Breon of Batavia was growing up, he went to the Kane County Fair to show off his family’s cattle as part of the 4-H exhibition. “It was something you looked forward to all summer,” he said. “We weren’t in town a lot, so this was our big chance for getting around other kids.”

  • Elgin teen charged with being high and causing 2012 fatal crash Mar 20, 2013 11:54 AM
    Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for an 18-year-old from Elgin involved in a fatal crash in September 2012. Shannon Hill is accused of being high on marijuana and going at least 40 mph over the speed limit when he crashed in Burlington Township, killing Lawrence Echols, 17, of Elgin, according to police and court records.

  • Endorsements: Gorman, Kellenberger, Perry for Central Unit Dist. 301 schools Mar 19, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Jeff Gorman, Jeffrey Kellenberger and Maggie Perry for the Central Unit Dist. 301 Board of Education.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Sep 25, 2012 5:23 PM
    Twelve unauthorized credit card charges, totaling $868, were made between noon Sept. 15 and noon Sept. 19 on the account of a resident of the 34W900 block of Stanton Drive near St. Charles, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Investigation continues into fatal Kane County crash Sep 3, 2012 2:38 PM
    Police say it will be a few weeks before they wrap up their investigation of a Sunday morning crash in Kane County that killed one teen and seriously injured another, authorities said Monday. The one-car crash occurred about 12:50 a.m. Sunday in an area west of Burlington, killing 17-year-old Lawrence Echols of Elgin.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 30, 2012 5:16 PM
    Robert G. Foster, 67, of Geneva, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in court for DUI charges from the Kane County Sheriff's Department at 3:48 p.m. Tuesday, according to a police report.

  • 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.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 24, 2012 3:52 PM
    Gregory Schmitt, 23, of the 48W600 block of Whispering Oaks Road near Burlington, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane use and illegal transportation of alcohol after a traffic stop at 8:19 p.m. Monday at Meredith and Winters road near Maple Park, according to a sheriff's report.

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