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  • Authorities: Revenge spurs Naperville man to stab two Apr 1, 2015 2:28 PM
    An 18-year-old Naperville man told police he repeatedly stabbed a female acquaintance’s parents because he “was tired of being made fun of and being called ugly all his life,” authorities said Wednesday. Zachary Machnikowski is being held without bail in DuPage County jail, charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder after breaking into the home of William and Mary Lenk on the 900 block of Iroquois Avenue and repeatedly stabbing them, authorities said.

  • Dawn Patrol: What grand jury subpoenas seek from COD; Naperville couple stabbed Apr 1, 2015 8:58 AM
    Grand jury subpoenas seek COD records on Breuder, COD foundation board member. Naperville commits money to maintain public art. Man in custody after Naperville couple stabbed. Student with BB gun apprehended at Schaumburg H.S. No Campton Hills watering ban this summer. Aircraft din raising a ruckus in Chicago mayoral election. Barrington Hills to outsource emergency dispatching. Bears add competition at running back.

  • COD board’s $66.52-a-person meal cost dwarfs other colleges’ Apr 1, 2015 7:45 AM
    Seven suburban community colleges all charge taxpayers for the meals board members and senior administrators share together, but none come close to how College of DuPage leaders are eating tax dollars. COD leaders spent $66.52 per person during a 16-month stretch, more than double the average meal at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines and more than seven times what is spent at Harper College in Palatine.

  • New community health center on track to open this fall in Wheaton Apr 1, 2015 5:29 AM
    Construction of the DuPage County Health Department’s $11 million community health center is on schedule and the facility is expected to open in mid-September in Wheaton, officials said Tuesday. The one-story 33,000-square-foot facility, just east of the existing public health center at 111 N. County Farm Road, will feature office space for the health department and the DuPage County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, along with meeting rooms for public health and wellness programs.

  • Dawn Patrol: Aurora mayor urges alderman to resign; Crystal Lake police hunt bank robber Mar 31, 2015 5:53 AM
    Aurora mayor urges alderman to resign. Volo woman faces federal charges in bank robbery case. Crystal Lake police search for bank robber. Elgin man gets 18 years on drugs, weapons charges. Blackhawks beat the Kings in a key game. Imrem says Baez demotion no surprise.

  • New trial denied for Villa Park man convicted in Lombard arson murder Apr 1, 2015 5:44 AM
    A Villa Park man faces life in prison after being denied a new trial for igniting a July 2012 fire that killed a 24-year-old woman and severely burned a 25-year-old man. A 12-member DuPage County jury deliberated less than two hours in January before convicting Todd Mandoline of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated arson. Mandoline started the fire at 1028 S. Ahrens Ave. in Lombard that killed Paula Morgan and injured her friend Jason Cassidy.

  • Subpoenas seek College of DuPage records on Breuder, foundation board member Apr 1, 2015 7:02 AM
    DuPage County prosecutors are seeking years of records concerning the spending and employment contract of College of DuPage President Robert Breuder, according to copies of grand jury subpoenas released Tuesday by the Glen Ellyn-based school. The DuPage County state's attorney's office has issued three subpoenas to the college, two dated Feb. 5 and one dated March 19, concerning Breuder as well as a member of the COD Foundation board.

  • The pluses, minuses of educators serving on school boards Mar 31, 2015 5:50 AM
    Does having elected board members with education industry experience mean better decisionmaking for a school district, or does it drive up taxes? It's a question some suburban voters may be asking when they head to the polls next week in districts where former teachers and administrators are on the ballot.

  • Dawn Patrol: Final Four field is set; Elgin man loses arm Mar 30, 2015 5:55 AM
    Michigan State earns trip to Final Four; Duke back in Final Four after 66-52 win over Gonzaga; troubles grow for Campton Hills man accused of Geneva hospital assault; alternative schools experience March Madness; Elgin man loses arm after accident at Bartlett pasta plant; Trout has the tools to repeat as AL MVP; position players poised to make NL MVP bids

  • Northlake man gets life in prison for Addison stick-up Mar 30, 2015 12:00 PM
    A Northlake was sentenced to life in prison this morning after being convicted in a 2011 armed robbery in Addison. A 12-member DuPage County jury, in December, found Luis Moreta, 43, guilty of robbing three men at gunpoint who had responded to a Craigslist ad to buy a motorcycle.

  • Downers Grove man charged with robbing Domino’s Pizza Mar 30, 2015 2:46 PM
    A Downers Grove man is being held on $400,000 bond on charges he stole $127 during an armed robbery at a Domino’s Pizza in Downers Grove and then attempted to rob a Shell station in Hinsdale, authorities said Monday. James W. Himpler, 48, of the 4800 block of Oakwood Avenue, is charged with one count of aggravated robbery, one count of attempted aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer.

  • Batavia college prep school plan might be dead Mar 30, 2015 5:30 AM
    The plan to open a private college prep high school this fall in Batavia is dead, for now. “We just didn’t have the applicants. We needed 100 students to open,” said former Illinois education superintendent Michael Bakalis, founder, president and chief executive officer of American Quality Schools. Bakalis said the project could be delayed until fall 2016 or dropped entirely.

  • DuPage County prosecutors probing College of DuPage, charges appear unlikely Mar 31, 2015 11:31 PM
    An investigation by the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office into spending at the College of DuPage is unlikely to result in any criminal charges, according to sources with knowledge of the probe. But critics of the community college’s administration are questioning the objectivity of the state’s attorney’s investigation and already are calling for an independent probe to be done by federal authorities. Grand jury subpoenas for financial records were issued about two weeks ago to both the Glen Ellyn-based college and its fundraising arm, the College of DuPage Foundation, sources said.

  • Dual credit courses give teens a head start on college Mar 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    Technology Center of DuPage offers dual credit courses, allowing high school students to earn high school and college credit at the same time. Students can explore career interests in depth while working ahead on degree programs and possibly saving significantly on tuition, says Jim Thorne, director of the association that runs the Technology Center of DuPage.

  • Dawn Patrol: CTA driver worked long hours before crash; FAA doesn’t allow solo shifts in cockpit Mar 27, 2015 9:48 AM
    Blue Line operator worked long hours before crash. Why FAA doesn't allow solo shifts in cockpit. Three injured when truck crashes into Big Rock Cafe. Wheeling man held without bail. Ex-Blackhawk fits in nicely with Wolves. Wisconsin hangs on in NCAA tournament. Who will Bulls' opponent be in first round of playoffs?

  • Editorial: Arlington Hts. nonprofit fights to save heroin addicts, one naloxone injector at a time Mar 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says Live 4 Lali in Arlington Heights is to be commended for getting naloxone into the hands of the true first responders to the heroin epidemic in the suburbs -- the friends and family members of addicts throughout Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Kane counties.

  • Join Soil and Water Stewardship Poster Contest by May 1 Mar 27, 2015 8:47 PM
    The Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District will be sponsoring a Soil and Water Stewardship Poster Contest. The contest provides students an opportunity to share their thoughts about natural resource issues. The theme for this year’s contest is "Local Heroes-Your Hardworking Pollinators."

  • Elgin man gets 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting girl Mar 27, 2015 1:55 PM
    A former Elgin man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a girl he knew in February 2005. Robert Shachter, 50, of Glendale Heights, will get credit for nearly 300 days spent in jail since his May 2014 arrest. Authorities also found child pornography in a storage locker rented by Shachter, records show.

  • Wheaton man charged with stealing from Downers Grove charity Mar 27, 2015 9:21 PM
    Youth Pastor accused of theft from Charity

  • Dawn Patrol: Quake near Lake in the Hills; student brings BB gun to school Mar 26, 2015 6:14 AM
    Earthquake reported near Lake in the Hills. Hinsdale South student brings BB gun to school. Carpentersville candidate admits lying. Police say Round Lake Beach man drove drunk with kids in car. Parents want to let kids skip tests. Panera to open in Carpentersville. Bulls pick up big win at Toronto.

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