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  • The Soapbox Aug 16, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors offer quick-hit opinions on suburban topics.

     
  • Veteran project promotes awareness through artwork Aug 16, 2014 7:00 AM
    Navy veteran Michael Woods, 32, of Huntley knows how difficult it is to transition from the military back to civilian life. To bring awareness to what many soldiers experience during that transition, Woods partnered with Veronica Juncer of Mount Prospect to jumpstart a project that showcases veteran-related artwork.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: U-46 interim leaders; Man accused of abducting kids sought Aug 15, 2014 6:14 AM
    Zion man accused of abducting kids sought. Elgin U-46 names interim leaders Kenneth Arndt and Tony Sanders. Term limits will not be on Arlington Heights ballots. Where to go for help after Robin Williams' death. Suggestions to 'change the culture' of downtown Naperville. Bears rally to win.

     
  • Catholic Charities Lake County seeks volunteers to be youth mentors Aug 15, 2014 1:08 PM
    Catholic Charities Lake County Youth Mentorship Program has made a positive impact on a dozen children already, but more mentors are needed before the 2014-2015 school year begins.

     
  • Authorities: Man wore burqa disguise to rob ATM Aug 15, 2014 5:20 PM
    Authorities say a security guard donned a burqa to disguise himself as he stole $168,000 from a suburban ATM this week. The allegations against 31-year-old Gildardo Lopez Jr. of Chicago and an accomplice are spelled out in a criminal complaint filed Friday. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the filing says authorities arrested Lopez Thursday outside a Chase Bank in La Grange. It says he was dressed in the all-concealing garment worn by some Muslim women and carrying a suitcase full of cash. The complaint says Lopez had been hired to service the ATM and then boasted of the planned theft to an informant. He also planned to escape to the Dominican Republic and buy a home there, authorities say. It wasn’t immediately clear if Lopez had an attorney.

     
  • Trial date set for suspect in Joliet slayings Aug 15, 2014 5:21 PM
    A trial date has been set for another suspect in the 2013 strangulation deaths of two men in Joliet. Joshua Miner, 26 has been described in testimony by a co-defendant as a ringleader in the slayings.

     
  • 3 home runs power Cougars to win Aug 16, 2014 12:27 AM
    Three home runs helped Kane County to a 7-2 victory at Fox Cities Stadium over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, giving the Cougars a five-game winning streak.

     
  • Jewel-Osco offers help to consumers after data breach Aug 15, 2014 7:05 PM
    The parent company of Itasca-based Jewel-Osco said its consumer data was breached and is offering consumers a way to check their data. AB Acquisition LLC said it learned of the criminal breach to obtain credit and debit card payment information in some of its stores, including in the Chicago suburban area. “There is so much hacking out there, it’s become a joke,” one customer said.

     
  • Neighbors rally against Hinsdale club's skeet shooting plan Aug 15, 2014 5:17 AM
    Residents opposing a plan to build a seasonal skeet shooting range at a private country club near Hinsdale say the proposal would cause noise, pollution and other problems. More than 100 neighbors urged DuPage County officials to reject Ruth Lake Country Club's request for a conditional use permit for a gun club on its golf course. “This gunshot range ... is going to destroy a way of life for us,” Ron Hanson said.

     
  • ‘Mama’s boy’ Mr. T does jury duty in Rolling Meadows Aug 16, 2014 11:37 AM
    Mr. T held court outside the Rolling Meadows courthouse Friday where the television and film star was assigned jury duty. “I pity the criminals today,” said the Chicago resident, who was designated an alternate juror for a trial scheduled for Friday afternoon. Then he called himself an “old-fashioned mama’s boy” and encouraged young people to listen to their mothers.

     
  • Grant High votes to join new athletic conference despite coaches’ opposition Aug 15, 2014 4:33 PM
    Over objections from several youth sports coaches, Grant High School District 124 board members voted Thursday to leave the North Suburban Conference and particpate in a new, unnamed conference. The local youth sports coaches said the decision would hurt Grant in the long run.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Support for gay ex-church staffer; AWOL firms blasted Aug 14, 2014 6:01 AM
    Ex-music director of Inverness church finds big support at meeting; Rep. Duckworth blasts firms that leave U.S.; $100,000 fire in Schaumburg;c community alert for Round Lake Park; $16 million upgrade for Addison golf course?

     
  • Civil War Days revived at Aurora's Blackberry Farm Aug 14, 2014 9:33 AM
    Reading history is one thing. Seeing it acted out and relived brings even greater impact. It will all come to life this weekend at historical Blackberry Farm, where a new event — Civil War Days — stages a full-scale re-enactment of this central event in American history.

     
  • EPA to collect household toxic waste in DuPage, 5 other counties Aug 14, 2014 5:00 PM
    The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will collect household hazardous waste collection in six communities this fall. The agency said Wednesday that residents can bring leftover chemicals and other toxic wastes to sites in DuPage, Henry, Logan, Marion, Ogle and Piatt counties during the one-day events in September and October.

     
  • Savage sculpture to grace atrium of new Aurora library Aug 14, 2014 6:09 PM
    Aurora Public Library Foundation members and community members gathered Thursday in the steel and concrete shell of the library to announced a $250,000 grant from the Dunham Fund to support the arts and education at the new facility scheduled to open in May 2015. The design of the “Dream Catcher” sculpture, to be displayed in the newly named John C. Dunham Atrium of the Santori Library, was also unveiled.

     
  • Martin helps Cougars sweep Bandits Aug 14, 2014 10:51 PM
    Coverage of Kane County Cougars baseball: The Kane County Cougars rallied with 4 runs in the eighth inning to complete a sweep of the River Bandits 4-1 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva on Thursday night.

     
  • Trial set for Lake Villa Township man accused of shooting neighbor while showing off guns Aug 14, 2014 4:25 PM
    A Lake Villa Township man charged with shooting a neighbor while showing off his handguns almost a year ago is set to go to trial Sept. 15, Lake County officials said Thursday.

     
  • Final suspect nabbed in Villa Park home invasion Aug 14, 2014 6:08 PM
    A Chicago woman has been tracked down and now stands charged with being involved in a Villa Park home invasion last year in which three people were tied up and robbed. Toni Gipson, 33, of the 3100 block of South Throop, is charged with home invasion with a firearm. She is being held in DuPage County jail on $500,000 bail.

     
  • $25.3 million class action lawsuit filed over McHenry court fines Aug 14, 2014 4:37 PM
    Four people have filed a lawsuit against McHenry County 22nd Judicial Circuit Clerk Katherine Keefe, arguing her office improperly assessed fines instead of fees after their traffic and misdemeanor cases were adjudicated. The federal lawsuit seeks class action status, a collective refund of $3,525 to the four plaintiffs and a reimbursement of $25.3 million collected from defendants in thousands of other cases.

     
  • Police looking for driver who fled Elgin-O’Hare Expressway crash Aug 14, 2014 11:10 PM
    A police search continues for a driver who caused an accident that injured two construction workers early Thursday morning on the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway, authorities said. The unidentified driver was headed westbound about 4 a.m. when he struck the two men, who were standing outside of a parked construction vehicle on the left shoulder.

     
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