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  • Dawn Patrol: Hypothermia killed man; woman with autism missing Sep 22, 2014 5:41 AM
    Naperville man who went missing in S. Dakota died from hypothermia; Glen Ellyn police search for missing autistic woman; Wheeling man crashes into parked car, lamp post, spa; woman injured after being pinned in car near West Dundee; beginners shine at annual Fox Valley Marathon; Naperville celebrates 20th annual Harvest Pow Wow; Bears must move Jets’ monster trucks

  • Constable: Tweets joking about abuse lead to awareness opportunities Sep 22, 2014 5:22 PM
    “It's a knockout deal,” read the tweet offering 20 percent discounts at Cheesie's Pub and Grub. “We're calling it the Ray Rice ;)” “I was so sad to see that, because I personally love Cheesie's,” says Karli Johnson, leader of the Eva Alliance, a new DuPage agency that raises awareness, offers prevention programs and works with the victims of domestic abuse, child abuse and sexual assault. “So I called immediately.”

  • Forecasters: This winter won't be as bad as last year Sep 22, 2014 7:06 AM
    While summer ended nearly spot-on as far as average temperature goes, it probably didn't seem that way because of a soggy atmosphere and overcast skies that frequently lurked. “What was lacking this year were the warm spells,” Tom Skilling said. The good news? Forecasters say the winter ahead won't be nearly as bad as the last one.

  • Helping individuals shipwrecked by drug abuse Sep 22, 2014 5:45 AM
    There is a battle going on in DuPage County — a battle against drug abuse. Since the heroin-related deaths of seven young people in 2011, the mobilization of community and private efforts to combat this problem has been significant. School programs, counseling centers, hospitals and even church groups, have increased their efforts to help individuals caught in the web of drug use.

  • Defense in DuPage murder trial argues sex assault happened after death Sep 22, 2014 5:02 PM
    The timing of Alyssa Van Meter’s death is likely to be an important issue in the DuPage County murder trial of the man accused of killing and sexually assaulting her, Adam Belmont.

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra might build summer home in Naperville Sep 23, 2014 6:09 AM
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is considering a privately owned site in Naperville as a location for a permanent outdoor concert venue. But DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin says a lot has to happen before the proposal becomes a reality.

  • Illinois awards $25.8 million in health outreach grants Sep 19, 2014 5:18 PM
    Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of President Barack Obama’s expanded health coverage will receive additional funding for a second year, state officials announced Friday.

  • DuPage board candidates debate job training Sep 19, 2014 4:41 PM
    Two Aurora residents vying for the same spot on the DuPage County Board have differing views on whether the county is doing enough to help unemployed and underemployed residents find jobs.

  • Health aide charged with stealing from elderly DuPage County women Sep 19, 2014 7:00 AM
    A Chicago woman is being held in DuPage County jail on $300,000 bail for theft, forgery, and financial exploitation of an elderly person, the Chicago Tribune reports. She is accused of stealing checks and credit cards from a Winfield woman, the Tribune reports.

  • Aurora man charged with exposing himself to Warrenville child Sep 19, 2014 1:47 PM
    A 24-year-old Aurora man faces a series of charges after authorities say he exposed himself to a juvenile. Josue Pedraza-Lopez, of the 600 block of East Galena Boulevard is charged with unlawful distribution of harmful material to a minor and sexual exploitation of a child.

  • Dawn Patrol: 5 years for fatal huffing crash; Cuneo assistant guilty Sep 18, 2014 5:47 AM
    Highland Park woman sentenced in huffing case. Lake County woman guilty in Cuneo theft. Bears’ Marshall’s past being scrutinized. Warrant: Man accused of killing grandma had financial motive. Burglar sentenced 16 years for Glen Ellyn crime. Man charged with robbing Glendale Heights Taco Bell. Hendricks dominant as Cubs sweep Reds.

  • DuPage board candidates debate outreach efforts Sep 18, 2014 9:19 AM
    A longtime incumbent on the DuPage County Board says he’s always been accessible to residents who reach out to him. But his opponent in the Nov. 4 election is promising to be the type of board member who reaches out to the constituents.

  • COD's Breuder gets faculty 'no confidence' vote Sep 19, 2014 1:10 PM
    The union representing College of DuPage's 306 full-time faculty members announced Thursday a “no confidence” vote in the leadership of President Robert Breuder, blaming him for helping create “an environment of turmoil, distrust, fear and intimidation.” But a college spokesman quickly dismissed the vote, citing long-running strained relations between the union and Breuder. He also noted faculty members represent only about 10 percent of the college's employees.

  • Dawn Patrol: District 86 says drop strike threat; puppy mill ban delay Sep 17, 2014 5:48 AM
    Arlington Heights delays decision on puppy mill ban. Dist. 86 asks teachers union to drop strike threat. Hoffman Estates officials counting on Sears staying. Palatine man’s defense still waiting on evidence in 1997 slaying. Two Wheaton lawyers disciplined by Illinois Supreme Court. Closing arguments expected in Carol Stream fire hearing. Residents concerned with subdivision near Wheaton North. Arrieta takes no-hitter into 8th, Cubs blank Reds.

  • Eastbound ramp shut down on I-290 near North Avenue Sep 17, 2014 9:03 AM
    An exit ramp on I-290 has been shut down because a flat bed truck rolled over, spilling its pay load at eastbound North Avenue near Elmhurst.

  • Cubs relief pitcher has perfect outing with cancer patients Sep 17, 2014 4:59 PM
    Like just about every other life-long Cubs fan, 79-year-old Sam Ensalaco has waited his whole life for the Cubs to win a World Series. Wednesday morning, Ensalaco was able to give one of the team’s young stars, relief pitcher Neil Ramirez, a little advice on how to make it happen.

  • Griffin: College of DuPage spent $26 million without board scrutiny Sep 17, 2014 9:17 AM
    Over the past 16 months, more than $26 million has been spent by the College of DuPage. But all the seven-member board ever saw of those expenditures were monthly totals. Now, at least one board member with the help of a government transparency advocate are questioning how the board can properly do its job without seeing how more than $1 million a month, or 12 percent of the college's annual budget, is being spent.

  • Trial begins in home invasion case Sep 17, 2014 8:35 PM
    A bench trial began Wednesday for the fourth suspect in a February 2013 Villa Park-area home invasion and robbery in which the homeowner also was beaten. Artur Pawlina, 27, is accused of being the mastermind behind the attack on Dillon Lane in an unincorporated area near Villa Park. Court records show he lives less than a mile from the victim.

  • Burglar sentenced to 16 years for Glen Ellyn crime Sep 17, 2014 7:38 PM
    A man convicted of burglarizing a Glen Ellyn home was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years in prison, the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office said.

  • DuPage County report first West Nile virus case Sep 16, 2014 8:19 AM
    The DuPage Health Department on Monday announced the county’s first reported human case of West Nile virus this year. Department officials said the case involves a male Naperville resident in his 50s. Officials said he was treated as an outpatient and his symptoms have improved.

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