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  • Dawn Patrol: Chicago greats in Hall of Fame; Lisle man killed in crash Jul 28, 2014 5:49 AM
    Maddux delivers one more brilliant outing; 'emotional’ Thomas takes his spot in Cooperstown; Lisle man killed in Ogden Avenue motorcycle crash; Mt. Prospect teens learn to be entrepreneurs; Lake in the Hills man gets second chance after drug arrest; firefighter hurt in Bartlett house fire

     
  • Wauconda equine therapy program helps special needs kids Jul 28, 2014 2:30 PM
    Evan Zaloudek, 29, is autistic. Though he is very friendly, he has had problems with speech development and verbalization, said his mother Lorna Zaloudek of Lindenhurst. But in the nine years since he started riding horses at the Partners for Progress barn in Wauconda, she said, Evan’s personality has developed, and his speech has improved. “Since he’s been at the barn, he has just blossomed into this man who talks to anybody and everybody,” Lorna Zaloudek said.

     
  • Slapping bartender cost Naperville man more than $400 Jul 28, 2014 5:29 PM
    It was the drink Kyle Goro was never served that ended up costing him the most. Goro, 26, of the 1200 block of Lakewood Circle in Naperville, pleaded guilty recently to slapping a bar manager in the face and pushing a bouncer during an April 20 skirmish at Bar Louie, 22 E. Chicago Ave. in downtown Naperville.

     
  • Demolition derby again a big hit at DuPage County Fair Jul 27, 2014 8:22 PM
    The cars roared. The mud flew. The crowd cheered. Hundreds filled the grandstand at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton Sunday afternoon for the first of two demolition derbies.

     
  • DuPage County Fair wraps up Sunday in Wheaton Jul 26, 2014 7:41 PM
    The Latting IPRA Rodeo took over the grandstand on Saturday at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. On Sunday, demolition derby drivers will roar into the grandstand area — and each other — for the ever popular event at 1 and 7:30 p.m.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Mom dies saving boy; Traffic problems on eastbound I-90 Jul 25, 2014 7:15 AM
    Mundelein teen gets second chance at play tonight; Arlington Hts. mom dies saving boy in Wisconsin lake; Bensenville community rallying to help grieving family; McHenry man charged with murder; Fremd graduate killed in California motorcycle crash; missing Palatine man found in California; Bears start training camp today; Arlington trainer Catalano hospitalized with pneumonia.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Boy killed in fire; gentleman’s club sued over drowning Jul 24, 2014 5:56 AM
    A 4-year-old boy died in a fire in Bensenville; family of drowned Elk Grove Village man sues gentleman's club; giant wooden soldier dismantled in St. Charles; Carpentersville woman accused of violating probation on murder plea; Palatine police seek missing ill man.

     
  • How to help Bensenville family who lost son to fire Jul 25, 2014 12:23 PM
    The Bensenville community is rallying to support the family of a 4-year-old boy who was killed Wednesday afternoon in a tragic house fire. By Thursday morning, flowers, stuffed animals and a balloon had been placed next to a tree in front of the house where little Martin Pletz died. Bensenville Fire Protection District officials said they were fielding phone calls from residents wanting to help the grieving Pletz family.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Grayslake Central teen honored; warrant issued in Elgin stabbing Jul 23, 2014 5:42 AM
    Friends honor Grayslake teen who drowned. Warrant issued for Elgin man accused of stabbing wife. DuPage leaders on federal West Chicago thorium cleanup funds: 'Pay it now.' Police searching for Oswego home invasion suspects. Northwest Community looks to add rehab facility. Elgin teen who accosted woman on trail gets probation. Who knew Maddux would be such a freak?

     
  • Lombard preps for Civil War re-enactment in Four Seasons Park Jul 23, 2014 1:25 PM
    Visitors at Sweet’s Civil War Re-enactment in Lombard this weekend will get a realistic glimpse at the state of the nation 150 years ago, from candlelight tours of Union and Confederate camps to visits with an embalmer, a laundress, a blacksmith and plenty of soldiers.

     
  • Midways and monster trucks at DuPage County Fair Jul 23, 2014 11:21 PM
    The DuPage County Fair opened its five-day run Wednesday with hundreds of vendors, countless carnival rides, and plenty of performers and grandstand shows featuring monster trucks, rodeo cowboys and even a wine and beer tasting. The fair, which began 60 years as a small expo in Naperville, is expected to draw roughly 100,000 people this week as it continues from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Sunday at the fairgrounds at 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton.

     
  • Carpentersville woman faces probation violation in stabbing death case Jul 23, 2014 6:12 PM
    Kane County prosecutors want a 23-year-old Carpentersville woman, given four years probation for her role in a 2010 stabbing death, to fulfill the terms of her sentence. Otherwise, Jacqueline S. Loyola, of the 2400 block of Tomahawk Court, could serve significant prison time. She was spared prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder while fighting an uninvited guest at her sister’s 16th birthday party in April 2010.

     
  • Five things you can do at the DuPage County Fair today Jul 23, 2014 11:36 AM
    The DuPage County Fair opens today in Wheaton. Here are five things you can't miss while you're at the fair.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Teen’s body found in Third Lake; no to U-46 charter Jul 22, 2014 5:54 AM
    Grayslake Central student's body found in Third Lake; police say speeding truck plowed into cars on I-55; U-46 board rejects Elgin charter school proposal; police say man stabbed woman in Elgin; Mount Prospect man identified as Fox River drowning victim; driver's blood alcohol was .142 in Naperville quarry deaths; Sale helps Sox beat Royals

     
  • Chance of storms tonight, then it gets cooler Jul 22, 2014 7:10 PM
    After temperatures hit 90 earlier today, the National Weather Service is saying we’ll have a chance of storms tonight, perhaps as soon as 9 p.m. The weather service has issued no warnings this evening, and rain is not certain. It says there’s a 40 percent chance in the suburbs.

     
  • Semi driver in I-55 crash faked logs, authorities say Jul 22, 2014 5:36 PM
    A semi-truck driver involved in crash that killed four people southwest of Chicago on I-55 was driving too fast and falsified entries in a logbook tracking the number of hours he spent behind the wheel, authorities said Tuesday. Last year, a Vernon Hills state trooper was killed by a truck driver who fell asleep after driving 18 hours.

     
  • DuPage leaders on W. Chicago thorium cleanup funds: ‘Pay it now’ Jul 23, 2014 12:31 AM
    DuPage County officials are calling on the federal government to provide roughly $30 million to complete an environmental cleanup at the former Kerr-McGee factory site in West Chicago. The hope is to get the money from the Department of Energy’s Title X program. “If this were a football game, we’re on the five-yard line,” said Kurt Stimpson, who manages the West Chicago Environmental Response Trust.

     
  • DuPage County Fair opening Wednesday in Wheaton Jul 23, 2014 11:31 AM
    For five days every July, DuPage County residents get a chance to step into a world dominated by monster trucks, bucking broncos and guys who like to smash their cars into other guys who like to smash their cars. It’s the DuPage County Fair and it opens its five-day run Wednesday and continues through Sunday at the fairgrounds at 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton.

     
  • Police: Armed robbers take $2,000 from business near Aurora Jul 22, 2014 6:30 PM
    A man and woman armed with rifles took $2,000 Tuesday from an auto repair shop near Aurora, tying up their victims and forcing them into a bathroom, police said. Kane County Sheriff Lt. Pat Gengler said no injuries were reported and detectives were interviewing the couple that owns Technically Automotive, at Farnsworth Avenue and I-88.

     
  • Officials share tips for staying safe in the water Jul 24, 2014 10:19 PM
    Personal floattation devices should always be worn by swimmers - no matter how experienced - if they want to jump in the middle of a lake from a boat, says the head of dive rescue team for Lake and Mchenry counties.

     
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