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  • Man guilty of theft from Naperville adoption agency Oct 1, 2014 6:55 AM
    The former director of a Naperville adoption agency was found guilty of stealing more than $200,000, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. Robert Geniesse was guilty of theft over $100,000, forgery and wire fraud in connection to actions he committed while he ran the Our Children's Homestead adoption agency, the Chicago Tribune is reporting on its website.

  • Griffin: Why gas tax distribution varies in suburbs Oct 1, 2014 5:01 AM
    When Wheeling has to fix its roads, the village can count on $14,096 per mile in motor fuel taxes disbursed by the state. North Barrington gets just $3,647 a mile. The towns are the two extremes among 73 suburbs analyzed by the Daily Herald. Funding swings widely among different towns because motor fuel tax revenue — which comes from taxes drivers pay at the pump — is distributed to towns by population, rather than taking into account road mileage.

  • No injuries in accident involving two state tropers on I-355 Oct 1, 2014 9:08 AM
    Congestion is building on southbound I-355 after a van struck two state troopers and slammed through a guard rail. The troopers were not injured in the crash.

  • Dawn Patrol: Person of interest in stabbing death; fire in Elk Grove Oct 1, 2014 6:04 AM
    Person in custody after death of Carpentersville woman. Authorities say blowtorch is likely cause of Elk Grove fire. Brace yourself for work on Arlington Heights, Rand roads. Son of Wood Dale alderman pleads guilty to sexual assault charges. Cubs' goal is division title next year. Playing time won't come easy for Bulls' rookies.

  • Dawn Patrol: Lombard man killed by wheel; Elgin cop fired over posts Sep 30, 2014 5:50 AM
    Lombard man killed by wheel in Wisconsin identified. Attorney: Man charged in FAA fire made ‘tragic mistake.’ Elgin officer fired after FB posts on Ferguson, MLK day. Female jockey punches another at Arlington Park. Motorcyclist seriously injured in Elk Grove crash. Barrington Hills police officer on leave. Construction underway at Wrigley.

  • Candidates talk political activism at Waubonsie Valley Sep 30, 2014 5:35 PM
    It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat or an Independent — what’s important is being active in the political process. That’s the message candidates from local, state and national races relayed to about 400 students during a forum Monday at HYPERLINK ""Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora.

  • 2 arrested on I-88 near Aurora with uncut heroin, crack Sep 30, 2014 4:59 PM
    Authorities arrested two Rock Island residents Monday on Interstate 88 with nearly an ounce of uncut heroin and a large chunk of crack cocaine. Courtney E. Martin, 34, and Robert R. Butler, 45, face up to 30 years in prison on charges of possession of heroin with intent to deliver and are being held on $500,000 bail, according to police and court records.

  • DuPage clerk candidate wants opponent’s petitions investigated Sep 30, 2014 4:50 PM
    Paul Hinds’ opponent in the DuPage County clerk’s race is calling for an investigation into whether the longtime county employee violated any laws or ethics rules by having co-workers notarize his petitions and other nominating papers.

  • No injuries reported in Naperville fire late Monday Sep 30, 2014 9:56 AM

    By Lee Filas

    No injuries were reported from a Naperville fire in the 500 block of Cassin Road late Monday. Authorities said flames were found in the garage of the two-story home at 11:25 p.m. Everyne inside the home were able to get out before fire trucks arrived on the scene.

  • Son of Wood Dale alderman pleads guilty to sexual assault charges Sep 30, 2014 10:05 PM
    The adopted son of a Wood Dale alderman pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Jordan Wesley, 20, of the 400 block of East Itasca Street, is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl at parks and wooded areas in DuPage County, and has been held I DuPage County Jail on $500,000 bail since his arrest last October.

  • Fog could cause traffic delays early Sep 29, 2014 6:37 AM
    Patchy fog could cause issues this morning, meteorologists say. Most areas will see visibilty of several miles, but areas in low lying areas could see visibility reduce to a half mile.

  • Ray Graham official pleads guilty to thefts Sep 29, 2014 12:56 PM
    A Chicago woman pleaded guilty Monday to stealing Illinois Link Cards from two disabled residents of Lisle’s Ray Graham Association. Nakarria L. Bell, 31, of the 1500 block of North Mayfield Street, faces probation or a prison sentence of between three and seven years after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated identity theft.

  • Former Wheaton North Booster president gets jail, probation Sep 29, 2014 12:16 PM
    The former Wheaton North High School booster Club president accused of stealing nearly $11,000 from the organization was sentenced Monday to a combination of jail time and probation. Dorothy “Dee” Horky, 58, of Winfield, was sentenced to 75 days in jail, two years of probation and was ordered to undergo any psychological evaluations deemed necessary by probation.

  • Increased purity, decreasing costs driving heroin use Sep 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    In the past two years, DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen has seen people in their 40s, 50s and even 60s dying from heroin overdoses. He believes the increase in older users is due to what he says is the nation’s new prescription drug abuse epidemic, which can lead to heroin use.

  • Naperville smart meter opponent’s trial begins Sep 29, 2014 11:43 PM
    The trial of a Naperville woman accused of struggling with officers attempting to arrest her kicked off Monday with allegations she elbowed a police officer in the chest during her struggle. Malia “Kim” Bendis, 41, of the 2200 block of Mercer Court, faces a misdemeanor charge of obstructing and resisting a peace officer.

  • Renovations begin after mold shut down Kane County morgue Sep 29, 2014 5:43 PM
    Renovations have begun at the Kane County coroner's office and morgue, which was shut down months ago and autopsies outsourced to DuPage County. Coroner Rob Russell said this is a chance for him and County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen to work together.

  • DuPage coroner: Heroin a 'challenge to our society' Sep 29, 2014 5:58 AM
    DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen has taken a lead role in the campaign against heroin in Chicago's suburbs. Here's a look at the problem, as seen through his eyes, and what he's doing to combat it. “It does not embarrass DuPage County to admit that we're like everybody else,” he said. “Not addressing it and not trying to fix the problem, that embarrasses DuPage County.”

  • Dawn Patrol: Durbin calls for air-traffic inquiry; Bears lose to Pack Sep 29, 2014 5:49 AM
    Durbin calls for inquiry into fire at Aurora air-traffic center; Waukegan, Chicago police investigating deaths of woman, girl; Elgin man killed when motorcycle strikes SUV; Six Flags coaster marathon raises funds for Special Olympics; Rodgers, Packers air it out against Bears; Konerko’s 16-year run with Sox comes to an end

  • Stormwater funding divides DuPage chairman candidates Sep 28, 2014 5:59 AM
    DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and his Democratic opponent in the Nov. 4 election — Robert Peickert — have differing views on how the county could raise additional dollars for stormwater projects. Peickert suggests increasing property taxes, while Cronin opposes that.

  • Durbin calls for inquiry into fire at Aurora air-traffic center Sep 29, 2014 10:07 AM
    As federal officials declared it will be at least two more weeks until the Chicago Center air-traffic facility in Aurora is back at full capacity, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday he wants the Federal Aviation Administration’s inspector general to scrutinize the circumstances surrounding the sabotage that grounded and delayed hundreds of flights since Friday.

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