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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dawn Patrol: 1 hurt in house explosion; 6 cars, house damaged in DUI Sep 16, 2014 5:44 AM
    One injured in Elgin explosion. St. Charles liquor commission urges tobacco shop, massage parlor oversight. Woodridge teen charged with DUI after damaging six cars, house. Disabled couple visiting Schaumburg High: ‘best thing that ever happened.’ Naperville residents want sidewalk to go beyond subdivision. Wadsworth man sentenced to 14 years for Lambs Farm assault. Bears’ Tillman out for season but not giving up.

  • Final two of five guilty in $2.7 million Kane County pot bust Sep 16, 2014 11:34 AM
    The final two of five people arrested in November in a $2.7 million Kane County marijuana bust have pleaded guilty. Mary Nunez, 59, of Batavia, was sentenced to three years in prison and Matthew Westerlin, 30, of Sugar Grove, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Three others pleaded guilty earlier this year, with two receiving sentences of three and four years. Richard Ecklund, 50, of Batavia, faces up to 30 years when sentenced Oct. 28.

  • District 86 nixes Facebook post probe Sep 16, 2014 9:30 PM
    Administrators with Hinsdale High School District 86 have dropped plans to question 17 teachers who “liked” a Facebook post about their negotiations that included a picture of an ax shattering a windshield. “I would guess that nobody will ever be interviewed on this subject,” school board President Richard Skoda said. “We’re glad,” union spokesman Mike Palmquist said. “It was a groundless investigation in the first place."

  • Family entertainment center opens in Warrenville Sep 16, 2014 5:21 PM
    A new family entertainment center called Main Event opens Wednesday in Warrenville. The 48,000-square-foot building houses bowling, billiards, laser tag, arcade games, a full bar and two dining options. “It’s not often that you get a venue of this size and this shape come to your town and bring all the benefits that it brings to us, so we are absolutely delighted you’re here,” Warrenville Mayor David Brummel said during a ribbon-cutting Tuesday. “I hope that you’re here a long, long time and you prosper.”

  • Hinsdale district asks teachers union to drop strike threat Sep 16, 2014 7:32 PM
    Hinsdale High School District 86 school board members are calling on the union representing the district’s teachers to drop the threat of a strike and allow a vote on the latest contract offer by the district. “It’s time for the angst and anxiety to dissipate by the union leadership by presenting the district’s comprehensive offer, which is more than fair, to its membership and allow a vote on it,” school board President Richard Skoda said.

  • Two Wheaton lawyers disciplined by Illinois Supreme Court Sep 19, 2014 1:06 PM
    One Wheaton-based attorney was disbarred and another was placed on probation in the latest round of lawyer disciplinary orders filed by the Illinois Supreme Court. Officials with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission said sanctions were imposed against Brian P. Lee and Thomas McGrath O’Connor because they engaged in professional misconduct by violating state ethics law.

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