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  • No injuries reported in Lombard fireApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lombard firefighters put out a "challenging" dryer fire in the 2S400 block of Lloyd Avenue at about 8 p.m. Wednesday.

     
  • Arthur Manning was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in prison for the 2008 stabbing death of Naromi Mannery in St. Charles.

    Dawn Patrol: 25 years for St. Charles stabbing murder; GOP chairs pickedApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    25 years in St. Charles stabbing murder. Naperville company can put trucks back on the road. Cook GOP retains chairmanship. Kane County GOP selects new party chairman. Lake County picks new chairman. Party chairmen keep their seats in DuPage. Bulls draw Wizards first. Sox lose in 14.

     
  • Joel Augustine

    Trial begins for Carol Stream man accused of molesting teen girlsApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    A registered sex offender from Carol Stream is standing trial this week on charges he molested two teenage girls, including one who was at his home for a sleepover. During Wednesday’s opening statements, Assistant State’s Attorney Ann Celine O’Hallaren said she intends to prove Joel Augustine, 36, routinely abused a now 16-year-old girl from the fall of 2009 until Oct. 11, 2012, in residences in Warrenville and Carol Stream.

     
  • Grant Muren

    Bail reduction denied in Naperville murder caseApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Defense attorneys argued Wednesday that the $2 million bail for a 21-year-old man accused of killing his new Naperville roommate is oppressive and unreasonable because their client acted in self-defense. However, the bail will stand, as Grant Muren likely has a “problem with alcohol consumption” and poses a considerable threat to the public, DuPage County Circuit Judge Kathryn Creswell ruled.

     
  • Grayslake North High School senior Yanni Gaglos celebrates after his key started the 2012 Fiat 500C Tuesday through the Operation Click program during a ceremony at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer. Students were chosen from area high schools based on a list of requirements, grades, and pledges of safe driving who then were given a key for a chance to win the car.

    Dawn Patrol: Pedophile gets 50 years; safe driving gets two teens carsApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Des Plaines pedophile gets 50 years in prison. Huntley teen who crashed SUV doesn't have a license. Elk Grove, Grayslake North teens win cars for safe driving. Tea Party members in St. Charles call for GOP takeover. Elgin, Huntley see benefits to Amtrak service to Rockford.

     
  • Joseph Gonzalez

    Authorities want repeat sex offender committed after prison releaseApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Illinois Attorney General's Office is seeking to have a 49-year-old Aurora man classified as a sexually violent person and detained indefinitely by the state's Department of Human Services. Joseph Gonzalez is set for release from prison at the end of April after an 18-year sentence from a 1998 Aurora rape.

     
  • Soccer in the snow: Barrington’s Maesyn Poidomani, right, moves the ball against Buffalo Grove during a varsity girls soccer match at Coach Tom Frederick Field last night in Barrington.

    Dawn Patrol: Snow will go away; Aurora boy brings gun to schoolApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Snow falls, not expected to stay. Aurora boy brought loaded gun to school. Georgia man stole millions from Aon Hewitt. DuPage mayors step up push for pension reforms. ECC examines outsourcing custodial services. ComEd sends drop notices in error. Bulls beat Magic.

     
  • Michael Corbett

    Bartlett man sentenced in 2010 burglaryApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Bartlett man accused of breaking into an elderly woman’s house, exposing himself, and then punching her and knocking her down a flight of stairs was sentenced to prison Monday. Michael Corbett, 47, of the 900 block of South Castlewood Lane, was sentenced to six years and seven months in prison. Last month, Corbett pleaded guilty to robbery charges in exchange for prosecutors dropping charges of home invasion and aggravated battery.

     
  • Sameera Samreen

    Addison mom gets 7 years for stabbing young sonApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Addison mother who stabbed her 3-year-old son in the neck “so they could die together” was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison. Sameera Samreen, 30, pleaded guilty in February to one count of aggravated battery of a child — who survived and is now living with a relative — in exchange for prosecutors capping their sentence recommendation at 15 years.

     
  • Caitlin Cox, almost 3, walks with her parents Meghan and Jeff during a Juvenile Arthritis benefit walk organized by the St. Charles East High School student council Sunday at the school’s Sports Center. She was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis last September. They are from St. Charles.

    Dawn Patrol: Benefit for 2-year-old; Elgin driver smashes into houseApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    St. Charles East students help 2-year-old girl’s cause; Elgin driver charged after smashing into house; Arlington Hts. church recreates march into Jerusalem; Wood Dale egg hunt goes to the dogs; Hawks, Blues begin playoffs Thursday; Ramirez homer saves another White Sox bullpen mishap; Cubs drop 2 of 3 to Cardinals; Knicks snap Bulls’ winning streak

     
  • Peter Valinskas

    Woodridge man accused of threatening cops with baseball batApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Woodridge man is accused of charging police officers with a baseball bat before they subdued him with a stun gun. Peter Valinskas, 31, called police on March 30 to warn them that he was “off his medication” and was destroying his family’s home, Assistant State’s Attorney Anne Therieau said. “When officers arrived, every single item made of glass in the home was broken,” Therieau said.

     
  • The Rozycki family got good and bad news after a story ran in the Daily Herald last week about their recovery from a fire that damaged their home. The bad news was that the health of Tucker, their beloved 14-year-old Welsh Pembroke Corgi, took a turn for the worst and had to be euthanized.

    Dawn Patrol: 6 years for 6th DUI; good, bad news for Schaumburg dogsApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Arlington Heights man gets 6 years for 6th DUI; good news, bad news for Schaumburg dogs helped after fire; Senate candidate Oberweis proposes gradual minimum wage increase; Amrich supporter gets Island Lake post; things looking up for Hawks' Ben Smith.

     
  • Jamie and Liz Schramm, on their porch in Wauconda, hold a photograph of John T. Nightingale, as they talk about their friend who died after being shot by Wauconda police.

    Dawn Patrol: The other James Eaton (not charged); 2 portraits of man police killedApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fire damages two homes on Fox River. 2 different portraits of man shot by police. Investigators clear speaker of meddling in Metra jobs. Suburban Dems kills millionaires tax. Elgin votes to fill vacant council seat. Elgin panel delays downtown bar decision. Noah’s fourth triple double leads to 6th straight win.

     
  • DuPage drug trafficking investigation nets first three arrestsApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    DuPage County prosecutors Wednesday announced the first three arrests of what they are calling a “larger, ongoing investigation into drug trafficking” throughout the county. The three men, whom drug agents have been secretly tracking and buying drugs from for months, were arrested late Tuesday during separate traffic stops in undisclosed locations.

     
  • Racine County Sheriff Chris Schmaling yesterday announced the arrest of James P. Eaton in the 1997 murder of 14-year-old Palatine resident Amber Creek. Eaton will appear in court this morning.

    Dawn Patrol: Suspect in Palatine girl’s murder in court; bandit strikes againApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Palatine murder suspect due in court. Lawmakers approve GPS monitoring of suspects. Man accused in Zion murders faces life sentence in Virginia slaying. Hooded Bandit strikes again in Bensenville. First Clampton Hills clerk remembered. Cubs lose to Pirates.

     
  • Local students take part in Sustainable Design ChallengeApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Students from several DuPage County high schools displayed their green building projects to the public at the eighth annual Sustainable Design Challenge this week at the County’s JTK Administration Building, Wheaton.Sponsored by DuPage County Stormwater Management, the annual event coordinated by SCARCE encourages local schools to explore sustainability topics with students. Participating high schools included Glenbard East, Wheaton Warrenville South, Naperville North, Neuqua Valley and Addison Trail, as well as Westfield Middle School in Bloomingdale.

     
  • The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the “Hooded Bandit,” suspected of at least five robberies since February 2013.

    Hooded Bandit strikes again in BensenvilleApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Authorities believe the man they have dubbed the “Hooded Bandit,” who theysuspected of robbing five banks in Rolling Meadows, Wood Dale and Bensenville in the past year, has struck again in Bensenville Monday.

     
  • Jashaun Wright

    Inmate gets 7 years for punching DuPage deputyApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    A DuPage County jail inmate, awaiting trial on a burglary charge, was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for punching a deputy sheriff. Prosecutors say Jashaun Wright, 24, of Bellwood, punched a deputy who was attempting to retrieve Wright’s meal tray from his cell on Oct. 3 2013.

     
  • An arrest has been made in the 1997 murder of Amber Creek, shown here on her 13th birthday.

    Dawn Patrol: Palatine girl’s ’97 murder; Wauconda cops’ gunfire fatalApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Armed man shot by Wauconda police dies. Elgin woman forfeits horses. Lake Zurich overturns gaming ban. Elk Grove man drowns in Chicago River. Elgin man pleads guilty to shooting. UConn beats Kentucky for NCAA title. White Sox fall to Rockies.

     
  • Last of Naperville smart meter criminal cases expected to endApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The final case against one of two Naperville women who stood in the way of crews attempting to install wireless, electronic smart meters on their homes is likely to come to an end today. Malia “Kim” Bendis, 41, of 2200 block of Mercer Court, faces misdemeanor charges of attempted eavesdropping and resisting a peace officer for allegedly filming the January 2013 arrest of another Naperville woman who refused to let workers install a smart meter on her home and resisting her own arrest.

     
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