2014 election guide

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  • Dawn Patrol: Joe Biden in Vernon Hills; Batavia police seek cop attacker Oct 23, 2014 5:50 AM
    Vice President Biden in Vernon Hills. Waukegan teachers strike continues. Batavia police looking for man who attacked officer. Carpentersville defies ruling to release post-traffic stop death details. Prospect Hts. man killed in Indiana crash. Long Grove man dies in crash. Prospect Hts. police save man from heroin overdose. Butler injury hopefully heals quick.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: 2 passengers into O’Hare monitored; Biden in Vernon Hills Oct 22, 2014 6:09 AM
    Passengers flying into O'Hare quarantined with Ebola-like symptoms. Vernon Hills preparing for Vice President Joe Biden’s visit today. Lawsuit: Mom, daughter assaulted by clowns with sex toys at haunted house. Naperville police looking for person of interest in inappropriate contact case. Elk Grove Village police make arrest in bank robbery. Lombard synangogue vandalized. Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies. Hawks power their way to shutout win.

     
  • Firefighters battling Downers Grove apartment blaze Oct 22, 2014 10:21 AM
    Firefighters are battling a blaze in the 2000 block of Prentiss Drive in Downers Grove. Media reports claim the garden apartment of the multiunit complex caught fire at about 6 a.m. Wednesday near Woodward Avenue.

     
  • Roskam: Feds may help fund W. Chicago thorium cleanup Oct 22, 2014 9:30 PM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam says progress has been made to find funding for the removal of thorium waste from a former factory site in West Chicago. The U.S. Department of Energy, he said, has agreed to consider paying claims for remediation of radioactive contamination stemming from federal atomic energy programs in the 1970s. Roskam learned of the department's decision this week in a letter from Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.

     
  • Quick start to early voting in suburbs Oct 22, 2014 7:33 PM
    Early voting is off to a fast start in the suburbs, with some counties reporting twice as many voters casting early ballots than during the 2010 gubernatorial election. Here's why...

     
  • CDH proposes $14.2 million expansion of Winfield campus Oct 22, 2014 3:44 PM
    Central DuPage Hospital is hoping to pursue a $14.2 million plan to modernize its pediatrics unit and neonatal intensive care unit. The Winfield-based hospital earlier this month submitted an application for expansion with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. The application is scheduled to be reviewed by the panel in December.

     
  • Griffin: Some residents taxed twice for sheriff patrols Oct 22, 2014 4:59 AM
    Taxpayers from unincorporated areas in four DuPage County townships are spending an extra $530,648 this year to pay for special sheriff's patrols. While voters approved paying for the special patrols more than two decades ago, some are questioning it since those costs will balloon over the next four years.

     
  • Gasoline prices below $3 in Kane, DuPage, Lake counties Oct 22, 2014 6:13 PM
    Gasoline prices at some spots in the Western suburbs are the lowest they have been in several years, dipping below $3 a gallon last week for 87 octane regular unleaded.

     
  • Lawmakers press for more thorium cleanup money Oct 21, 2014 5:30 AM
    With money running out to pay for removal of radioactive thorium waste at a former factory site in West Chicago, local officials are appealing to the federal government for help. So far, their request for as much as $40 million in federal funding for the cleanup hasn’t been granted.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Quinn, Rauner in feisty debate; how deputies’ lives saved Oct 21, 2014 5:58 AM
    Sheriff: Holiday Hills shooter ready to ‘finish off’ officers. Quinn, Rauner's final debate a feisty one. Hinsdale District 86 OKs teacher contract. Truck driver’s statements can be used in trial on I-88 crash. Early voting problems arise in Cook County suburbs. Aurora man dies in Naperville crash. Lombard doctor guilty of defrauding insurance companies. Abreu named top rookie.

     
  • Lawsuit: Mom, daughter assaulted by clowns with sex toys at haunted house Oct 23, 2014 7:19 AM
    A mom and her 17-year-old daughter have sued the Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery, arguing the two were assaulted and harassed by two workers dressed as clowns holding sex toys earlier this month in the parking lot. "Their conduct was outrageous and extreme," said the woman's lawyer. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Crystal Lake teen identified as crash victim; Bears lose again at home Oct 20, 2014 5:56 AM
    Crystal Lake teen identified as Lakewood crash victim; man found dead at wooded McHenry County crash scene; lawsuit says Elgin hair salon injured 7-year-old; Waukegan Dist. 60 classes canceled again because of strike; pit bulls, pinot and patriots in Long Grove; Bears’ offense out to lunch all day in ugly loss to Dolphins

     
  • Truck driver’s statements can be used in trial on I-88 crash Oct 20, 2014 6:47 PM
    Statements a Hanover Park truck driver gave police just hours a January crash along I-88 in which he is accused of killing Wheeling tollway worker Vincent Petrella and seriously injuring a state trooper can be used against him should his case proceed to trial, a DuPage County judge has ruled..

     
  • $500,000 grant allows for expansion of Lombard pond Oct 20, 2014 5:30 AM
    Lombard has been awarded a $500,000 state grant for the expansion of Vista Pond to ease flooding for residents living in the northeast corner of the village. Public Works Director Carl Goldsmith said the village has been trying for years to address flooding near the pond.

     
  • Berlin rejects DuPage clerk candidate’s request for investigation Oct 20, 2014 1:06 PM
    DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin says there's no evidence to support a claim that county clerk candidate Paul Hinds improperly used county employees to notorize his nominating papers.

     
  • Endorsement: Hinds for DuPage County clerk Oct 19, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Republican Paul Hinds for DuPage County clerk

     
  • Good feelings run high at Cantigny cancer walk Oct 19, 2014 4:29 PM
    Wheaton’s Cantigny Park was filled Sunday morning with the kind of celebration that occurs when people band together to do something good. More than 2,000 people participated in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising walk at Cantigny, organizers said. “It’s a great feeling,” said Dale Lavoy of Oswego, a first-time participant in the walk.

     
  • DuPage candidates differ on consolidating fire districts Oct 19, 2014 6:14 AM
    DuPage County Board candidate Jeremy Custer says county officials are “moving too fast” to consolidate fire districts and fire departments. But his opponent in the Nov. 4 election — District 4 incumbent Grant Eckhoff — insists he’s already waited five years to see progress made on the fire consolidation issue.

     
  • Ex-Schaumburg cop’s trial in drug-skimming case delayed Oct 17, 2014 9:05 PM
    A trial date has been pushed back for a former Schaumburg police officer accused with two others of skimming drugs from police seizures and then using an informant to sell the narcotics on the street. The trial for John Cichy, 31, was set to begin Tuesday in DuPage County, but Judge Blanche Hill Fawell agreed Friday to delay it for an unspecified time at the request of the officer’s attorney, Jay Fuller.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: 2 McHenry deputies shot, manhunt ends; OD drug’s success Oct 17, 2014 6:17 AM
    Holiday Hills shooting suspect caught after passers-by spotted him; man gets 78 years for shooting Elgin boy; judge says Crystal Lake South bleachers must come down; opiate overdose reversal drug saves 25 lives in DuPage; negotiations break down again in Waukegan school district; Streamwood father wins $1.3 million lottery prize.

     
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