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  • Elk Grove man facing trial on allegations he abused friend’s daughters Jan 25, 2015 3:56 PM
    An Elk Grove Village man is scheduled to stand trial this week on accusations he sexually abused a friend’s 5- and 9-year-old daughters and photographed the attacks. Scott J. Gates, 35, of the 600 block of Carroll Square, has been held on $250,000 bail charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child.

     
  • Young farm hands sought in Lake County Jan 25, 2015 3:57 PM
    The Prairie Farm Corps is looking for area high school students to grow, cook, promote and market healthy food raised on the Prairie Crossing Farm, 32400 N, Harris Road, Grayslake.

     
  • Crystal Lake couple, 6 others charged in $600,000 tax scheme Jan 25, 2015 3:58 PM
    A Crystal Lake couple and six others face charges in what federal authorities are calling a $600,000 tax scheme; Aurora and St. Charles police departments are gearing up for their spring citizen police academies.

     
  • DuPage County judge remembered as advocate for children Jan 24, 2015 10:13 PM
    As a longtime DuPage County judge, it would be nearly impossible for Michael R. Galasso to please everyone who appeared before him in court. Yet, friends and family say he seemingly managed to do just that, with his caring and relatable demeanor. Galasso, of Elgin, died Friday at age 78 after a brief battle with cancer.

     
  • Neighbors mourn woman killed in Barrington-area fire Jan 25, 2015 8:29 AM
    An elderly woman, Carole Schnable, died in a house fire early Saturday in unincorporated Barrington. Schnable’s husband, Ken, her high school sweetheart, had died almost two years ago. “She really missed him after he passed away,” neighbor Isabel Chang said. “They had enjoyed a long life together.”

     
  • Dawn Patrol: COD president’s $762,000 deal; Danica Patrick in Lombard Jan 23, 2015 5:49 AM
    COD board says yes to $762,000 Breuder severance deal. Bail revoked for former Gavin teacher in sexual assault. Autistic man from Glendale Heights is missing. Patrick leads ‘Healthy Driven’ campaign in suburbs. Messmer sings national anthem at Geneva/Batavia game. 2 arrested in St. Charles tobacco shop robbery. Seabrook’s all-star honor well-deserved.

     
  • Artists sought: Jan 23, 2015 6:06 PM
    The David Adler Music & Arts Center is inviting artists to participate in its 35th annual Festival of the Arts to be held Aug. 1 and 2 at Cook Park in downtown Libertyville.

     
  • “Arctic Adventure” in Vernon Hills: Jan 23, 2015 6:06 PM
    Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana in partnership with Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is hosting an area “Arctic Adventure” at their Vernon Hills office, 650 N. Lakeview Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.

     
  • Teen pleads not guilty in distracted driving case Jan 23, 2015 5:51 PM
    A 17-year-old Winthrop Harbor girl, described by her attorney as an athlete, musician and “good girl,” faces the tragic consequences of texting and driving, Lake County prosecutors said. Justine Kerscher pleaded not guilty in Lake County court Thursday to one count of aggravated use of an electronic device that resulted in a death.

     
  • Northwest Symphony winter concert Sunday at Forest View Jan 23, 2015 4:10 PM
    The award-winning Northwest Symphony Orchestra will present its winter concert “Reveries” 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, featuring violinist Maria Storm performing the rarely heard “Winter Song” by Belgium composer Eugene Ysaye.

     
  • Robert Breuder’s employment history Jan 23, 2015 7:13 PM
    Robert Breuder’s employment history

     
  • Water-damaged Naperville museum lays off employees Jan 23, 2015 5:46 PM
    The temporary closure of DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville has resulted in the loss of a job for an unspecified number of museum employees. “Sarah Orleans, who is our president and CEO, and the board have had to make some thoughtful business decisions regarding facility services and staff,” museum spokeswoman Dee Dee McDevitt said Friday. “We have told staff at this time while we are closed to please take care of themselves and their families..."

     
  • Possible 3-6 inches of snow expected Saturday night, Sunday Jan 23, 2015 2:50 PM
    Just as we were letting down our winter guard a bit, Old Man Winter is sneaking back in with the threat of snow this weekend.

     
  • DuPage parts ways with animal control boss Jan 23, 2015 11:55 PM
    The veterinary administrator who oversaw DuPage County Animal Care and Control for more than two years no longer works at the Wheaton facility. Dr. Todd Faraone’s employment with the county ended this week, a county spokesman confirmed on Friday. But the spokesman wouldn’t say why because it’s personnel matter.

     
  • Elgin man gets 6 years for sex assault of autistic woman Jan 23, 2015 6:04 PM
    A 55-year-old Elgin man was sentenced to six years in prison after admitting to sexually assaulting a mentally disabled woman in April 2013. Kenneth Logwood must register as a sex offender. He was arrested after the woman became pregnant and police obtained his DNA, according to court records.

     
  • Over 300 building violations found at DuPage fairgrounds Jan 23, 2015 7:29 PM
    DuPage County Fair organizers are vowing the annual event will continue without interruption despite the discovery of more than 300 building code violations inside multiple structures at the DuPage County fairgrounds. Wheaton City Manager Don Rose said many of the violations at the site were “very minor” while others were “more substantial.”

     
  • Gages Lake man charged after 1,000 images of child porn found Jan 23, 2015 8:25 PM
    A Gages Lake man was held in the Lake County jail Friday charged with five counts of reproducing child pornography. Authorities said they found approximately 1,000 images and videos identified as child pornography on devices after using a search warrant to enter the home.

     
  • Editorial: Facts don’t support gambling expansion Jan 22, 2015 5:01 AM
    Though proponents of expanding gambling in Illinois say they'll present a new bill this session, the time for that is past. Casino revenue continues to drop and it's evident adding casinos simply rearranges the pot of gambling dollars, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: O’Hare again the busiest; Barrington church break-in Jan 22, 2015 5:38 AM
    O’Hare takes back busiest airport title. Fire damages home in North Aurora. Two charged in Barrington church break-in. Wauconda man accused of tire thefts in Palatine. Elgin man, woman face drug and gun charges. Tollway looks to hire minority contractors. Gase rejoins Fox as Bears offensive coordinator.

     
  • Fox River Grove ski tournament marks 110 years this weekend Jan 23, 2015 5:16 AM
    While most suburbanites would welcome this week's warmer temperatures, Fox River Grove residents are praying for snow. The Norge Ski Tournament marks its 110th year this weekend in Fox River Grove. Organizers said with temperatures rising keeping the slopes snowpacked will be a challenge.

     
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