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  • Dawn Patrol: Rolling Meadows fire kills 1; stabbing victim testifies Mar 5, 2015 11:44 AM
    1 dead in apartment building fire in Rolling Meadows. Naperville bar stabbing victim testifies to drinking, not recalling much. Vote cuts Kane sheriff budget by $1.5 million, with options for Kramer. Roselle parolee arrested on charges of selling heroin. Schaumburg man charged with selling meth. Fowler ready to be Cubs’ leading man.

     
  • Witness describes stabbing death of Naperville teacher Mar 5, 2015 11:23 PM
    Within a matter of minutes in the early morning hours of Feb. 4, 2012, Samantha Doti said she went from excitement about seeing a good friend to comforting him as his life slipped away. Doti, 25, a 2012 graduate of Naperville’s North Central College, testified Thursday in the murder trial of Daniel Olaska in DuPage County court.

     
  • Slain teacher’s father testifies how police woke family Mar 5, 2015 11:07 PM
    Shaun Wild’s family last saw him alive less than a week before his Feb, 4 2012 stabbing death. Wild’s father, Bruce WIld, testified Thursday that Shaun had last visited his parent’s Brown Deer, WI home on Jan. 29, 2012 the weekend before he was stabbed inside a Naperville bar.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Fair might not use grandstand; 4 charged in burglaries Mar 4, 2015 7:06 AM
    Mundelein teen sent to juvenile prison for killing half-sister. West Chicago man gets 17 years for role in stabbing. DuPage County Fair may open without grandstand. Witness regrets not reporting knife in Naperville bar. Four charged in smash-and-grab burglaries. McNally's in St. Charles to become Valley Lodge Tavern. Imrem says don't blame Cubs for weather delays.

     
  • FBI: Man who robbed Lisle bank captured Mar 4, 2015 2:33 PM
    A man who robbed the Lisle Savings Bank Monday has been captured, the FBI is reporting. Bandit Tracker Chicago has reported the man was captured in the two days after robbing the bank in the 1400 block of Maple Road. The identity of the robber has not been released on the website, which is owned by the FBI.

     
  • Roselle parolee arrested on charges of selling heroin Mar 4, 2015 7:46 PM
    A 27-year-old Roselle parolee was charged with delivering heroin to undercover officers on five separate occasionas last month. Paul Ramos, of the 800 block of Yosemite Trail, was ordered held on a total bail of $250,000.

     
  • Naperville bar stabbing victim testifies to drinking, not recalling much Mar 5, 2015 7:33 AM
    Willie Hayes said Feb. 3, 2012, was supposed to be a night of celebrating a football teammate’s birthday, but because he was drunk he recalls very little about that night. He does remember how it ended: with his stabbing in the chest. "I felt like I had been punched and I felt like I couldn’t breathe," he testified in the murder trial of Dan Olaska, accused of stabbing Hayes and fatally stabbing a school teacher in a Naperville bar.

     
  • Wheaton council OKs plan to prevent ‘squashed’ looking roofs Mar 4, 2015 3:07 PM
    Architects designing homes in Wheaton will now have a little more freedom, due to a change in the zoning ordinance that allows for larger side yard setbacks. The city council unanimously approved the amendment Monday. Last month, Jim Kozik, director of economic development, said homebuilders frequently called Wheaton’s previous requirements for side yard setbacks “the most challenging for new and remodeling builders as they attempt to meet the desires of customers.”

     
  • West Chicago cop killer dies in prison Mar 5, 2015 12:56 PM
    The man convicted of killing a rookie West Chicago police officer during a botched car theft nearly 23 years ago has died in prison. Ronald Alvine, 52, died Feb. 28 of natural causes at the Pontiac Correctional Center. Alvine was a serving a life sentence for the April 20, 1992, murder of police officer Michael Browning.

     
  • Griffin: Rauner plan could cost suburbs 25% of reserves Mar 5, 2015 5:40 AM
    When Gov. Bruce Rauner suggested withholding half of the municipal share of income tax revenues to shore up state finances, he assumed towns could absorb the loss by dipping into reserves. But can they? An analysis of 90 suburbs shows most could turn to reserves -- but only in the first year of the state cutting their income tax share.

     
  • ‘Gatsby’ Casino Night funds exhibits, programs at DuPage History Museum Mar 3, 2015 1:26 PM
    Supporters of the DuPage County History Museum will suit up in their best flapper, mobster and dandy outfits on Saturday, March 7, and take a trip back to the roaring ’20s for a “Great Gatsby”-themed Casino Night fundraiser.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Weather advisory until noon; Board opposes Rauner’s plan Mar 3, 2015 7:09 AM
    Weather advisory until noon. Arlington Hts. board passes resolution against local budget cuts. Mayors: Really 3 things in Rauner budget hurt suburbs. Crystal Lake police seek despondent teen. Lawmakers unveil aggressive plan to curb heroin use. Police say two Glendale Heights men robbed carload of people. Wrigley’s right-field bleachers may be delayed until June. Hawks make quick work of Hurricanes.

     
  • Witness regrets not reporting knife in Naperville bar Mar 3, 2015 10:33 PM
    Prosecutors say a night of “rejection” and “humiliation” from a young woman at a Naperville bar pushed an already angry Daniel Olaska past his boiling point in the early morning hours of Feb. 4, 2013. Olaska, 30, of the 1500 block of Foxhill Road, is accused of stabbing 24-year-old Spring Brook Elementary School teacher Shaun Wild in the heart with a pocket knife after stabbing Wild’s friend, Willie Hayes, during a brief confrontation.

     
  • DuPage County Fair may open without grandstand Mar 4, 2015 5:36 AM
    The grandstand at the DuPage County fairgrounds may need to be shuttered as part of a plan to resolve hundreds of building code violations so the annual county fair can proceed as planned this July at the site in Wheaton.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: $2,000 bongs targeted; an idea to honor Minoso, Banks Mar 2, 2015 5:53 AM
    Robbers target $2,000 bongs in St. Charles, police say. Bids come in for Maine West gym addition. Hundreds take icy plunge in Palatine. An idea to honor both Minnie Minoso and Ernie Banks. Hawks deny any team turmoil. Now Bulls leading scorer Jimmy Butler is injured

     
  • Trial set to begin in Naperville teacher’s slaying Mar 2, 2015 5:30 AM
    Bruce and Jami Wild say they’ve spent the past three years carrying what seemed to be the weight of the world on their shoulders as they mourned the death of their son, Shaun. They hope some of that weight will be lifted this week as the Naperville man accused of the slaying finally stands trial in DuPage County.

     
  • Winter weather advisory in effect until noon, then rain and sleet to follow Mar 3, 2015 10:51 AM
    A winter weather advisory remains in effect and snowfall is starting accumulate in the Chicago suburbs. The advisory is set to expire at noon today, but not before it's anticipated to deposit between 1 and 2 inches of snow in the suburban area. The snow is expected to move on as temperatures climb to 37 degrees this afternoon, then switch over to rain and sleet.

     
  • Lawmakers unveil aggressive plan to curb heroin use Mar 3, 2015 5:55 AM
    A former DuPage County lawmaker says he's seen “too many wakes” as he and others start work trying to win approval for a package of legislation aimed at cutting the number of drug overdose deaths. The proposal includes drug education, increased use of heroin antidotes and a statewide overdose reporting system.

     
  • We missed big snow, but wintry mess heading our way Mar 2, 2015 7:43 AM
    A winter storm moving across Illinois brought as much as 8 inches of snow to central parts of the state. But the Chicago area is just continuing to deal with cold and then a wintry mess that will come late Monday into Tuesday.

     
  • 16-year-old boy charged in Aurora shooting death Feb 28, 2015 3:45 PM
    A 16-year-old Aurora boy is charged with first-degree murder following a shooting Friday afternoon near downtown Aurora that police described as "gang-related." Police aren't releasing the name of the accused gunman because of his age. Police recovered the gun they believe was used in the shooting.

     
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