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  • Dawn Patrol: Fatal crash slows trains; trucker’s trial could end today Feb 26, 2015 5:53 AM
    Fatal accident, other problems slow commute on Metra. Important ruling today in trucker's trial. School bus rolls over in Lindenhurst. Another measles case in Cook County. Newly discovered film footage shows horrors of Eastland disaster. Thibodeau says Rose's injury is unfair.

     
  • Area under lake effect snow warning until 6 p.m. Feb 26, 2015 11:19 AM
    The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for the area that will last until 6 p.m. An additional 1-3 inches of snow could fall today, according to the weather service. Snow totals will vary considerably due to the lake effect nature of the storm.

     
  • Naperville man not guilty by reason of insanity in attempted murder of mother Feb 26, 2015 2:35 PM
    A DuPage County judge has found not guilty by reason of insanity a Naperville man accused of attacking his mother with a butcher knife. Alexander Georg was charged with the August 2011 stabbing of his then-52-year-old mother. Georg had just been released from psychiatric care when he chased her into the street in front of their home on Spring Garden Circle and repeatedly stabbed her in the chest and neck, authorities said.

     
  • Trucker found guilty of most charges in fatal I-88 crash Feb 26, 2015 5:57 PM
    Hanover Park truck driver Renato Velasquez, 47, was found guilty of most charges against him in connection with a fiery crash on Jan. 27, 2014, that killed a tollway worker and severely injured a state trooper near Aurora. “I cannot fathom how someone would not have seen all of that,” Judge Robert Kleeman said. The judge also ruled prosecutors did not meet their burden of proof regarding the charge of Velasquez falsifying his travel logs.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Lottery winner sets record, has record; Rose hurt again Feb 25, 2015 5:57 AM
    Naperville lottery winner sets record, has record. Bank robbed in Fox Lake. Des Plaines residents speak out about O’Hare Lake plans. Wheaton College student accused of recording woman in shower. Massage therapist sentenced for assaulting Barrington teen. Bulls’ Rose out again with knee injury, needs surgery.

     
  • Judge denies courtroom cameras in Naperville murder trial Feb 25, 2015 2:59 PM
    A DuPage County judge has denied a request by Chicago-area print media and television news channels to have cameras in the courtroom for next week’s murder trial of Daniel Olaska. Olaska, 30, of the 1500 block of Foxhill Road in Naperville, is accused of stabbing Spring Brook Elementary School teacher Shaun Wild in the heart with a pocket knife after stabbing Wild’s friend, Willie Hayes, during a Feb. 4, 2012, confrontation at Frankie’s Blue Room in downtown Naperville.

     
  • Snow could make for a messy afternoon commute Feb 25, 2015 3:00 PM
    Light snow could move into the area this afternoon and early evening, accuweather.com is reporting. The snow should taper off overnight with accumulations of 1-3 inches possible.

     
  • Shoppers paid extra $1 billion in local sales taxes Feb 25, 2015 9:53 AM
    Shoppers in Illinois paid more than $1 billion in additional sales taxes to nearly 300 towns last year, and that could rise if Gov. Bruce Rauner gets his way on a plan to cut municipalities’ share of state income taxes. Just eight years ago, only 185 towns had local sales taxes.

     
  • Defense: No proof trucker committed crime in Illinois Feb 25, 2015 10:41 PM
    Renato Velasquez, the Hanover Park truck driver accused of falling asleep and causing a fatal crash along eastbound I-88 in Aurora, may have had falsified logs in his cab at the time of the accident, but his attorney says merely possessing the books is not a crime.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Rosemont rebated Garth Brooks $1M; Breuder responds Feb 24, 2015 5:42 AM
    Rosemont rebated Garth Brooks more than $1 million. Breuder: COD union’s accusations are ‘irresponsible and unfounded.’ Speed likely a factor in fatal Elgin crash. Woodfield, Schaumburg police say they’ll remain vigilant. Mundelein plan commissioner who wrote critical letter fired. McHenry dems protest hiring of sheriff with DUI, assault convictions. A Naperville man won $265 million, but who? Subs deliver as Bulls subdue Bucks.

     
  • Legislators, mayors sound off on Rauner's proposed cuts Feb 25, 2015 5:49 AM
    While some suburban lawmakers called for caution and even optimism in the wake of Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to cut in half municipalities' shares of state income taxes, local officials said the idea is unacceptable. “I think it's an unreasonable request,” state Sen. Karen McConnaughay said, “but that does not mean that somewhere in the course of negotiations there isn't going to be some consensus to cut some part of (local state income taxes).”

     
  • Prosecutors: Trucker in fatal I-88 crash said he 'cheated all the time' Feb 25, 2015 5:55 AM
    “I cheat all the time. You have to cheat to make money.” Prosecutors say that admission from Hanover Park truck driver Renato Velasquez is the cornerstone of their case to convict the 47-year-old of charges stemming from a fatal crash on Jan. 27, 2014, along I-88 near Aurora. Velasquez, whose trial opened Tuesday, is charged with operating a commercial motor vehicle while fatigued or impaired and making a false report of his record and duty status.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Oscars anything but dull; brutal cold this morning Feb 23, 2015 5:53 AM
    Oscar was predictable, but he wasn't dull. Suspect charged in lottery ticket thefts. Brutal cold expected this morning. Naperville candidates explore traffic solutions. ESO celebrates Oscars with movie music. Logano wins his first Daytona 500. Three White Sox pitchers on comeback trail.

     
  • Warrenville 4th Ward candidates debate city’s economic development Feb 23, 2015 7:04 PM
    The two candidates vying for Warrenville’s Fourth Ward seat have vastly different thoughts on plans for the city’s economic development goals and how to achieve them. One says the city needs to focus on increasing its population to draw larger commercial interest while the other believes investing in “small independent businesses” is the way to go. o.

     
  • Residents fighting proposed annexation by Bensenville Feb 23, 2015 7:31 PM
    White Pines residents opposed to seeing their neighborhood annexed into Bensenville have formed a group and are hosting a Wednesday night meeting to rally support for their cause.

     
  • Fatal crash's impact will resonate beyond the courtroom Feb 23, 2015 1:18 PM
    The impact of a January 2014 crash along Interstate 88 that killed a tollway worker and seriously injured a state trooper will likely resonate beyond this week's trial thanks to legislation now being pushed in Springfield. Renato Velasquez, 46, of Hanover Park is set to stand trial Tuesday on charges he drove while fatigued or impaired and falsified driving records.

     
  • Warrenville police investigating armed robbery Feb 23, 2015 5:39 PM
    Warrenville police are investigating a late-morning armed robbery Monday at the Mobil gas station at 28W050 Warrenville Road. Police said a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and winter coat entered the store about 10:15 a.m., displayed a handgun and demanded cash.

     
  • Why hands-free driving isn't risk-free Feb 24, 2015 5:58 AM
    Thanks to technology, drivers can conference call, set up a play-date, yell at underlings, order pizza AND drive with a hands-free device. Yet, safety experts warn, hands-free doesn't mean risk-free. “You need your brain to drive and you need your brain to talk,” cognitive psychologist Paul Atchley cautions. “If you try to do both at once, you increase the risk of being in a crash.”

     
  • Naperville native's Antarctica journey inspires play Feb 22, 2015 8:32 AM
    Being outside his comfort zone doesn't bother Naperville native and playwright Mat Smart, who chose for his most recent excursion one of the most isolated places on earth: the McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Smart spent three months in this “cruel, beautiful, inhospitable environment,” and his experience inspired “The Royal Society of Antarctica,” a play making its world premiere at The Gift Theatre in Chicago.

     
  • Spot check show rampant texting, driving in suburbs Feb 23, 2015 1:28 PM
    Daily Herald staff members staked out 10 busy intersections across the suburbs and spotted more than 1,000 scofflaws in a hour who just couldn't break the connection addiction. "When it comes to information that has value only for a limited amount of time, people feel like they must access it or lose that value,” said Paul Atchley, a University of Kansas professor. “They know it's bad and illegal and they engage in it anyway.”

     
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