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  • 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.

     
  • Officials share tips for staying safe in the water Jul 24, 2014 10:19 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.

     
  • Eight suburban drownings in 2014 Jul 25, 2014 12:26 AM
    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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Three hurt, one seriously, in Warrenville crash Jul 17, 2014 5:57 PM
    Three people were hurt, including one man who was seriously injured and had to be extricated from his vehicle by Warrenville firefighters, following a Thursday afternoon crash at Warrenville Road and Mill Street, authorities said. Police Cpl. Carl Abraham said the two-car crash likely was caused by a driver confused by the lack of traffic signals, which were off because of a power outage.

     
  • Aurora woman found guilty in 2010 murder-for-hire Jul 17, 2014 5:57 PM
    A Kane County jury Thursday convicted an Aurora woman of trying to hire a hitman to kill her boyfriend. Attorneys for Maricela Arciga, 27, argue she wanted her boyfriend gone, but got cold feet after giving an undercover agent $200 of $2,000 and was pressured into going forward. She faces up to 60 years in prison and has been held at the Kane County jail on $750,000 bail since her arrest in October 2010.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Escapee charged; Mt. Prospect OKs center expansion Jul 17, 2014 5:44 AM
    Escapee from mental health center caught. Mount Prospect shopping center expansion approved. Social media convention goes awry. Kids play one sport these days. Aurora police: 2 men in custody after being on the run. Aurora man convicted 7th time for burglary. Toews, Kane a dynamic duo.

     
  • Former Addison commodities clerk sentenced in fraud Jul 17, 2014 2:39 PM
    A former clerk at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange was sentenced to eight months in prison for a commodities fraud scheme that netted her more than $200,000. Nicole M. Graziano, 33, of Addison, was convicted after a four-day bench trial in March of manipulating trading to her benefit and the detriment of clients where she worked. She was also fined $212,000, according to court records.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Woman screams to scare coyote pack away; torture guilty plea Jul 16, 2014 5:56 AM
    'Hero' neighbor rescues dog from pack of coyotes. Woman pleads guilty to torture, murder of Waukegan man. Republicans have some catching up to do in suburban races, monetarily speaking. Kane County animal control poised to pay off $1.5 million debt. Antioch restaurateur involved in fatal crash sentenced to jail time. Germanfest returns to Lombard church for 47th year. So just how do revamped Bulls stack up in East? Top Hawks prospect Hartman learning by experience.

     
  • Outdoor Shakespeare show geared toward all ages Jul 16, 2014 3:20 PM
    What happens when fairies get involved in a complicated love triangle? Comedy and confusion result in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Saturday, July 19, at Geneva’s Shakespeare in the Park. Performed by the Midsummer Shakespeare Troupe, the free, family-friendly event takes place in a Ravinia-like setting on Island Park.

     
  • Software problem leaves residents in dark on water bills Jul 16, 2014 9:31 AM
    Many West Chicago residents haven't seen a water bill in nearly a year because of a software compatability issue. Residents and some city officials complain poor communication from the city has left many residents owing large sums. “It's scary, and it makes me angry a little bit because I don't know what I'm facing when the bills start coming again,” one resident said.

     
  • Carol Stream photographer turns tree into something almost Gothic Jul 16, 2014 11:01 AM
    Angela Cichosz, a graduate student at Aurora University, captured the surreal image with a bit of serendipity. “I’ve developed a habit of trying to bring my camera along everywhere,” she said. “And the conditions that day were perfect.” An unusually wet June made for lush environs on the Aurora campus, and the fog rolling in made for an eerie and spooky scene.

     
  • Naperville teen sued for driver education class crash Jul 16, 2014 3:05 PM
    A Naperville teen who hit two pedestrians while behind the wheel in a driver education class last summer is now a defendant in two DuPage County lawsuits. The 16-year-old Waubonsie Valley High School student is accused in the lawsuits of striking two women, from Plano and Downers Grove, near Jackson Avenue and Webster Street in Naperville the morning of July 12, 2013.

     
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