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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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

     
  • The seven suburban drownings in 2014 Jul 22, 2014 6:37 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.

     
  • Officials share tips for staying safe in the water Jul 22, 2014 6:37 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Naperville crash victims remembered; man dies in Fox River Jul 21, 2014 8:01 AM
    Naperville quarry crash victims remembered for humor, confidence; man dies while swimming in Fox River; shocked neighbors recall East Dundee murder victim; Fox Lake man killed in motorcycle crash; fair brings sights, sounds of rural days back to Kane County; former Woodstock streets employee gets diversion program for rock salt theft; tackling 5 key questions about the Bears defense; White Sox again show their bad side

     
  • Air quality alert issued for suburbs, Chicago Jul 21, 2014 1:57 PM
    The National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert for the suburbs until midnight. Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties are among the areas in the alert.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: O’Hare OK after Ukraine crash; Mt. Prospect power back Jul 18, 2014 5:48 AM
    Passengers sad but operations normal at O'Hare after Malaysian plane crash. Power returns in Mount Prospect after two hurt in car crash into ComEd pole. Mount Prospect police warn of burglaries. DCFS says evidence shows Prospect Heights dad of dead infant had abused 9-year-old boy. Cubs, Sox prospects.

     
  • Tears, hugs and prayers after fire ravages Naperville’s Grandma Sally’s Jul 18, 2014 11:40 PM
    For 20 years, Naperville residents Susan and Bill Kazmierski have enjoyed pancakes and omelettes at the original Grandma Sally’s Family Restaurant in Naperville. On Friday morning, Susan stood near the fire-ravaged restaurant’s east entrance on Ogden Avenue and shed a tear. “It’s really sad. They’ve been here so long and they’ve been a part of so many of our Saturday mornings,” she said. “I hope they can clean it up, stick around and make it work.”

     
  • Marchetti named DuPage tourism bureau chief Jul 18, 2014 5:50 PM
    Beth Marchetti has been appointed executive director of the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau, replacing Skip Strittmatter, who is retiring at the end of July.

     
  • Seven charged in Naperville drug bust Jul 18, 2014 5:30 PM
    Seven people have been charged with felony drug conspiracy and sales following a four-month investigation into an alleged drug ring operating out of a Naperville apartment complex. The group was arrested Thursday and appeared in bond court Friday morning.

     
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