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  • Following IT breaches, Jewel scanning driver’s licenses irk customers Dec 22, 2014 2:47 PM
    Itasca-based Jewel-Osco started a policy in late October that allows cashiers to scan your driver's license when purchasing liquor or tobacco products. The grocer follows other retailers, including Target, who do similar scans. While consumers may be upset, considering these stores have had previous data breaches, the companies say it's done to verify birthdates and authetic driver's licenses.

  • South Route 59 ‘turning to trash,” Naperville resident says Dec 22, 2014 1:47 PM
    Naperville is “turning into trash,” an angry resident wrote in a recent email to the mayor and city council. South Route 59 is the culprit specifically identified by Saiqa Malik, who said she’s fed up with garbage she sees collecting on vacant lots, near the road and in front of businesses. “Every single day when I drive Route 59, literally there’s trash,” said Malik, who lives near Route 59 and 111th Street. “There’s trash on the green patches, there’s trash on the sides. It breaks my heart to see that.”

  • Girl Scout Troop 383 donates paintings to Cancer Care Center Dec 22, 2014 3:45 PM
    Members of Girl Scout Troop 383 from South Elgin visited the Cancer Care Center at Advocate Sherman Hospital on Dec. 21 to donate artwork they created.

  • Toys for Tots in Mundelein Dec 22, 2014 2:52 PM
    Mundelein’s Tavern on 60, 330 Townline Road (Route 60), recently organized a special wrap-up event for the 2014 Toys for Tots program. Representatives from the U.S. Marines were on hand along with Mayor Steve Lentz, village trustees, and members of the Mundelein police and fire departments and the Citizens Emergency Response Team.

  • Women’s self-defense class: Dec 22, 2014 4:04 PM
    The Hawthorn Woods Police Department is hosting a women’s self-defense program on from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 4-25, at the Village Barn.

  • Sente town hall in Vernon Hills: Dec 22, 2014 4:04 PM
    Democratic state Rep. Carol Sente plans to host a town hall meeting in Vernon Hills next month.

  • Kane Co. Regional Office of Education celebrates student photography Dec 22, 2014 4:24 PM
    On Dec. 16, the Kane County Regional Office of Education hosted more than 100 students, parents, graduates, college recruiters, professional photographers and local legislators to celebrate the conclusion of the first Kane County Student Photography Initiative.

  • Breen resigns from Lombard village board Dec 22, 2014 4:15 PM
    Peter Breen has submitted his resignation from the Lombard village board in preparation of taking on his new role as state representative for the 48th District. Breen has served on the board since 2011. He represented District 4 and held the position of acting village president.

  • Emergency Nurses Association names director Dec 22, 2014 11:04 AM
    The Emergency Nurses Association has named Linda L. Morris, PhD, APN, CCNS, FCCM, as Director of ENA’s Institute of Emergency Nursing Education.

  • Naperville Twp. assessor recalled for ‘kindness and respect’ Dec 22, 2014 4:12 PM
    Kind words are flowing in to describe longtime Naperville Township Assessor Warren L. Dixon Jr., who died Saturday at age 68 after a five-year battle with esophageal cancer. “He treated everyone he met with kindness and respect and he always stood up for his friends,” DuPage County Board member Jim Healy wrote in a message to Dixon's family.

  • Raises in new contracts for Lake Zurich cops, other police employees Dec 22, 2014 1:42 PM
    Lake Zurich police officers and other department employees will receive raises under separate multiyear agreements. "We believe we were able to lock in a good contract for the next few years that is fair to our hardworking employees, but is also mindful of the fiduciary duty we have to our residents and taxpayers,” Village Manager Jason Slowinski said.

  • Breaking the Code teaches about bullying Dec 22, 2014 5:47 PM
    Breaking the Code (BTC) is a research-based prevention simulation that highlights the existence and harmfulness of a hidden and unchallenged bullying social structure.

  • 15-year-old dies in Mt. Prospect home Dec 22, 2014 4:20 PM
    A sophomore at Rolling Meadows High School died over the weekend at his home in Mount Prospect, but police said foul play is not suspected. Israel Echeverria, 15, was pronounced dead at 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

  • Races take shape for Arlington Hts. board, schools and park district Dec 22, 2014 5:59 PM
    Arlington Heights voters will have contested races next spring for village trustee, school boards in District 214 and District 25, and the Arlington Heights park board.

  • Mayor’s critics among those running for Des Plaines council Dec 22, 2014 6:09 PM
    Among the contested elections for Des Plaines City Council are candidates outspoken in their opposition to Mayor Matt Bogusz. The list includes Bob Porada, running in the 7th Ward, and 4th Ward incumbent Alderman Dick Sayad.

  • Crowded race for Mount Prospect village board Dec 22, 2014 6:10 PM
    A crowded race has developed for the Mount Prospect village board, with seven candidates filing nomination papers for three available seats. Incumbents Paul Hoefert, John Korn and Richard Rogers are seeking re-election to 4-year terms, while newcomers John Dyslin, Kevin Grouwinkel, Kevin J. Nohelty and Colleen Saccotelli have also filed.

  • Papantos back in race for Wheeling village board Dec 22, 2014 6:11 PM
    Four candidates have filed to run for three seats on the Wheeling village board. When filing closed at 5 p.m. Monday, three current trustees had filed for re-election along with Mary Papantos, who will be making her third run for the village board.

  • Three-way village president race in Oak Brook Dec 22, 2014 6:12 PM
    Oak Brook Village President Gopal Lalmalani will face a pair of challengers, including a sitting trustee, in the April 7 election, but two other municipal leaders, Carol Stream Village President Frank Saverino and Wood Dale Mayor Annunziato “Nunzio” Pulice will run unopposed. The filing period ended Monday for mayor, city councils, school boards, park boards, library boards and other elected positions in most DuPage County communities. Here’s a quick look at how the president and mayoral races are shaping up:

  • Former top cop on ballot in Lake County Dec 22, 2014 6:13 PM
    Caught up in controversy as Round Lake’s police chief in 2005, Charlie Foy will be on the spring ballot seeking a village board seat.

  • S. Elgin students prepping for future in broadcasting Dec 22, 2014 6:17 PM
    Beacon Academy at South Elgin High School prepares their students for a future in broadcast journalism. The program offers hands-on, industry-specific training, state-of-the art technology, and an opportunity to get a head start on higher education. “It’s giving our students some actual fieldwork experience in a real-life situation,” said Tom Bozikis, media teacher at the academy.

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