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  • Dawn Patrol: ‘No gay’ remarks decried; player’s viral highlight reel Dec 17, 2014 6:07 AM
    Community decries board member’s ‘no gay’ remarks. Barrington player’s mock highlight reel goes viral. Metra hopes plan eases overcrowding at Union Station. Dist. 200 considers enrollment change for apartment complex. Three men charged in Aurora armed robberies. Rolling Meadows man gets 12 years for sex assault. Elgin man sentenced to 15 years for cocaine delivery. It’s official: Melky Cabrera joins White Sox.

     
  • Watchdog: Deal helps Medinah club, could hurt neighbors Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    A settlement deal that promises backloaded assessment reductions for Medinah Country Club this year through 2016 could wind up meaning higher taxes for neighboring property owners over the next three years. But officials who negotiated the deal argue the 17 government agencies that receive property taxes from the golf club potentially saved the same taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in future legal bills by settling.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Kaneland hires Fenton principal; packages stolen in St. Charles Dec 16, 2014 5:50 AM
    Fenton principal will be next leader of Kaneland district. Arrest made in St. Charles package thefts. Crystal Lake couple arrested after drug raid. Rosemont renews contract with mayor's brother. Two charged in Elgin vehicle burglaries. Rozner says the Cubs, Ricketts have reason to smile. Imrem says the Bears are just laughable, on and off the field.

     
  • DuPage group ensures inmates’ children not forgotten during holidays Dec 16, 2014 4:11 PM
    Not everyone can be home for the holidays, as the classic song suggests, but a DuPage County organization is attempting to help fill that void for some area children. JUST of DuPage, a nonprofit organization that provides clergy service and life-skills training programs to DuPage County jail inmates, has partnered with several other organizations to host a holiday party Saturday afternoon for more than 730 children of inmates and their guardians.

     
  • Dozens of school board candidates file in DuPage Dec 15, 2014 10:43 AM
    Jennifer Planson admits she was expecting to find “a ton of people and chaos” on Monday morning when she filed her nomination papers seeking re-election to the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 school board. The incumbent from Willowbrook discovered neither scenario was the case when school board candidates filed for the first time at the DuPage County Election Commission office in Wheaton. “It was well organized,” Planson said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Waukegan church leads rally; Saad leads Hawks to win Dec 15, 2014 5:58 AM
    Waukegan church leads protest rally in wake of Brown, Garner deaths; Hinsdale teen critical after being struck by train; ‘DWTS’ champs Davis, Chmerkovskiy greet fans in Deer Park; Elgin police searching for suspected shooter; $1.25M settlement in I-88 crash that killed Aurora woman; No Noah, no problem for Bulls in Miami; Bryant passes Jordan on NBA scoring list; Saad does what it takes to get win for Blackhawks; Cutler says he’s fine with Marshall

     
  • Lines expected for first day of candidate filing Dec 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    For the first time, school board candidates will be filing at county clerk's offices and election commissions around the suburbs.

     
  • Dog’s tennis ball key to DuPage courthouse security Dec 14, 2014 7:45 AM
    Deputy Ken Diebert and his canine companion Jewel patrol the DuPage County courthouse every day. The key to Jewel's success is a green tennis ball, which she gets to play with whenever she detects explosives. "We went through a lot of toys, in training, only to find out she loves this tennis ball,” Diebert said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Our Lady of Guadalupe feast day begins; Dist. 121 apology Dec 12, 2014 6:01 AM
    Catholics trek to Guadalupe shrine; Warren school board member apologizes over no-gay remarks; Grant student accused in stabbing; Arlington Heights murder suspect hasn't hired lawyer; Hawks win 8th straight.

     
  • Joliet man gets 40 years for 1997 Downers Grove murder for hire Dec 12, 2014 2:03 PM
    A former Joliet man convicted in the 1997 murder-for-hire slaying of a Downers Grove man was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison. Jose Ruvalcaba-Quezada, 35, was convicted in the shooting death of Jose Ortiz on Dec. 27, 1997. Prosecutors said he was paid $10,000 and given a car to commit the murder. “It’s very obvious Jose (Ortiz) was a good, hardworking family man but to the defendant, he was nothing more than a paycheck,” Assistant State’s Attorney Steve Knight said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Board member: no gay superintendent; Bulls win Dec 11, 2014 5:59 AM
    Warren Township High School District 121 board member: No gay superintendent. Gene & Georgetti picks Rosemont for first expansion. New Kane panel leader not sold on Settler’s HIll cross country track. Ex-DuPage state’s attorney reflects on Topinka fondly. Donors help all-girls robotics team at Elk Grove. Bulls rediscover defense.

     
  • Son of Wood Dale alderman gets 24 years for sexual assaults Dec 11, 2014 6:01 PM
    The son of Wood Dale Alderman Eugene Wesley was sentenced Thursday to 24 years in prison for the sexual assaults of at least two young girls and the sexual abuse of an 18-year-old co-worker at an Addison grocery store. Jordan Wesley, 20, of the 400 block of East Itasca Street, pleaded guilty in September to two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

     
  • COD events celebrate county’s 175th anniversary Dec 11, 2014 1:50 PM
    COD partners with DuPage Historical Society on events In celebration of DuPage County’s 175th anniversary, College of DuPage has teamed up with the DuPage County Historical Museum to present a series of events throughout the winter and spring.

     
  • Ye Olde Town Inn, Billy Goat latest restaurants to close in suburbs Dec 11, 2014 6:53 PM
    Ye Olde Town Inn and the Billy Goat Tavern in Mount Prospect recently joined the list of restaurants closing down in the suburbs. They are not alone. Here is a look at the restuarnts that have closed, and opened, in the suburbs this year.

     
  • Ex-DuPage state’s attorney reflects on Topinka fondly Dec 10, 2014 5:38 PM
    Joe Birkett, a former running mate of Judy Baar Topinka, remembered the Topinka as a hardworking, staight-talking public servant who always was looking for the best deal for the taxpayers. “She was a great leader,” Birkett said. “She was one of a kind. My heart goes out to her family and all of her friends. It’s a great loss for them and for Illinois.”

     
  • Suburbs losing phone tax revenue; will consumers pay later? Dec 10, 2014 5:26 AM
    Changes in how people communicate mean sharp drops in phone tax revenue in nearly every suburb. And some lobbyists and other experts are guessing what that means: Changes that could cost some consumers more after the state's telecommunications law expires in June. “It's a tax that applies to landlines and lots of people are getting rid of landlines,” said Lisa Happ, Schaumburg's finance director.

     
  • Aurora men arrested after yearlong drug investigation Dec 10, 2014 1:56 PM
    Two Aurora men were arrested Tuesday on federal drug charges as part of a yearlong narcotics distribution ring investigation. Authorities arrested 40-year-old Pablo Vega Cuevas and his brother-in-law, Alexander Figueroa, 37, in Oklahoma, while three others were arrested in the Chicago area Tuesday as well. Prosecutors accuse Vega Cuevas of running the "Chicago cell" of a Mexican drug cartel.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Judy Baar Topinka dies; Cubs get Jon Lester Dec 10, 2014 5:44 AM
    Public funding wish kills downtown Buffalo Grove plan. Cubs reportedly sign Jon Lester to $155M deal. Kane prosecutor pleased with new suspect lineup law. Ukrainian journalists visiting suburbs as part of Palatine trip. Kenyon elected Kane forest president amid political wrangling. Third defendant sentenced in killing of widower. Objection filed against Hoffman Estates candidate. Three targeted men via escort ads in Carpentersville.

     
  • Naperville accountant sentenced in RV financing scheme Dec 10, 2014 8:00 PM
    Two suburban men, including an accountant from Naperville, were sentenced to prison for their parts in a recreational vehicle financing scheme that cost lenders nearly $60 million. Brian McMahon, 55, of Naperville, received a 30-month prison sentence acting as the accountant who facilitated false tax returns, according to prosecutors. Russell S. Ott, 51, of Oswego, who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and tax evasion was sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Ye Olde Town Inn closes; Samardzija back to Chicago? Dec 9, 2014 5:47 AM
    Woman charged with filing false stabbing report. Jeff Samardzija returning to Chicago, on the White Sox, reports say. Investigation into Rosemont hotel gas leak continues. West Chicago man charged with DUI in fatal crash. Atheism sign vandalized again in Arlington Heights park. Ye Olde Town Inn in Mt. Prospect abruptly closes. Deerfield ‘Family Guy’ mom now stars on HBO series. Bears’ Marshall will miss the rest of the season.

     
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