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  • Griffin: Video gambling blamed for casino attendance drop Nov 19, 2014 5:06 AM
    The Suburban Tax Watchdog column looks at Wayne Township taxpayers who don't want to keep covering the cost of an extra sheriff's patrol, Illinois gambling revenue that is up but leaves future revenue stability in question, and who pays for judges' robes in DuPage County. Spoiler alert: Taxpayers still do.

  • HandsOn Suburban Chicago supports annual Prairie State Challenge Nov 19, 2014 1:21 PM
    HandsOn Suburban Chicago’s Disaster Services Specialist Linda Trilling supported the 2014 Prairie State Community Emergency Response Team. The event was organized by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

  • HandsOn Suburban Chicago supports Prairie State Challenge Nov 19, 2014 2:41 PM
    HandsOn Suburban Chicago’s Disaster Services Specialist Linda Trilling supported the 2014 Prairie State Community Emergency Response Team on Saturday, Oct. 18. The event was organized by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and hosted this year by the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

  • Dawn Patrol: Report on post-traffic stop death; Cupich installation Nov 18, 2014 6:45 AM
    Report: Internal bleeding killed Carpentersville man after arrest. Palatine man convicted of killing teen in 2003 crash arrested in another DUI. Former Gavin teacher turns himself in. Suburban sufferer of immune deficiency fights for insurance coverage. Cupich to become archbishop today. Car jumps curb, runs into Fox River Grove bank. Blackhawks’ Foley walks, talks among greats.

  • 10 years in prison for third suspect in Villa Park home invasion Nov 18, 2014 4:23 PM
    The third of five suspects has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to prison in the Feb. 12, 2013, home invasion that unfolded after one of the victims arranged to meet a prostitute at his home. Sabas Torres, 27, of Chicago, pleaded guilty, Tuesday, to one count of home invasion in exchange for prosecutors dropping 10 other charges. Torres was then sentenced to 10 years in prison and agreed to testify against the two remaining suspects if their cases go to trial.

  • West Chicago man gets 30 years for raping 12-year-old Nov 18, 2014 6:57 PM
    A 32-year-old West Chicago man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing the 12-year-old daughter of a friend. Javier Rocha-Sosa pleaded guilty late Monday to two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and was sentenced by Judge Blanche Hill Fawell.

  • What's your one word for this cold weather? Nov 19, 2014 12:59 PM
    With this recent round of unseasonably cold weather, we wondered what one word you would use to describe the conditions. Photojournalist Bob Chwedyk hit the streets to find out what your word would be.

  • Dawn Patrol: Wirewalker Wallenda in St. Charles; Bears get win Nov 17, 2014 5:47 AM
    Nik Wallenda visits St. Charles church. Naperville North students shave their heads for cancer research. Ingleside man accused in chases last week improving in hospital. David Schwimmer visits Mundelein High. Cautious optimism over Bears win. Much more optimism over Hawks win.

  • Election filing begins today in four DuPage cities Nov 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Candidates for mayoral and city council races will be filing nomination petitions starting Monday morning in four of DuPage County’s largest cities. The filing period for the consolidated primary election — which, if necessary, will take place Feb. 24 — ends Nov. 24. Naperville, Wheaton, Downers Grove and Aurora all require people running for council and mayor to file during the primary filing period.

  • 18 years for Chicago man who pointed gun at Bensenville police Nov 17, 2014 4:42 PM
    A Chicago man accused of pointing a gun at a Bensenville police officer and pulling the trigger multiple times, before being shot himself, was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison. Namar Davis, 25, of the 900 block of North LeClaire Street, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of armed violence. In turn, prosecutors dropped other charges, including attempted murder, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint charges.

  • Cold will linger throughout the week, meteorologists say Nov 17, 2014 6:25 PM
    A weather system bringing in the coldest air of the season into the region also is expected to deliver a massive lake-effect snowfall east of the Great Lakes.

  • Donations bring paper products to area seniors Nov 15, 2014 5:04 PM
    It’s not unusual for a FedEx truck to pull into an industrial park loaded with important packages, but it’s not every day those boxes are filled with tissues and toilet paper. Through the shipping company’s FedEx Cares-Deliver Hope campaign, employees on Saturday brought a truck with about 1,000 bags of paper products to donate to the Humanitarian Service Project. The donation will supply eight months’ worth of toilet paper, facial tissues and paper towels to the 125 clients in the Carol Stream charity’s Senior Citizens Project.

  • Dawn Patrol: 3 teachers charged in sex abuse case; Bulls’ Rose injured Nov 14, 2014 6:19 AM
    Three Lake County teachers facing misdemeanor charges alleging they failed to report a Gavin School District 37 instructor accused of molesting a student. 3 hurt in Antioch crash. Schaumburg reviewing old murder case. St. Viator fine arts dept. getting $3M renovation. Geneva Wood award given to Rotary Club president. Derrick Rose --- oh, no.

  • Metra board approves 10.8 percent fare hike Nov 14, 2014 2:28 PM
    Metra leaders Friday approved an average 10.8 percent fare hike that will pay employees more and buy essential equipment but won’t deliver any extras such as more express trains or additional weekend and late-night service. Board Director John Zediker of Naperville suggested halving the increase. “Clearly, we can’t balance everything on the backs of the riders” he said.

  • Lisle to receive nearly $2.9 million for flood relief Nov 15, 2014 12:05 AM
    Lisle will be able to purchase 13 houses that regularly flood and elevate six others, thanks to a nearly $2.9 million federal grant. Mayor Joe Broda said the village applied for the grant in response to widespread flooding in April 2013. On Friday, he said it was “fabulous” to get the grant money. “It's going to give us the opportunity to move forward and purchase those homes,” Broda said.

  • Island Lake fatal crash cited as Illinois no-tolerance DUI pot law is challenged Nov 14, 2014 5:23 AM
    Some argue Illinois' zero-tolerance law deeming a driver impaired if any amount of marijuana is detected is archaic. The state bar association has submitted legislation to change it. But prosecutors and other law enforcement officials stand firmly behind the so-called "trace" law. Absent a medical marijuana card "and we take a blood test and it's in your system, you're going to go to jail,” said Limey Nargelenas, deputy director of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.

  • DuPage jury finds Chicago man guilty of drug charges Nov 15, 2014 12:13 AM
    A DuPage County jury is currently deciding the fate of the Chicago man prosecutors say was the first lieutenant of a massive heroin distribution network in Cook and DuPage counties for the past several years. Terrence Steele, 37, of Chicago is charged with nine counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, one count of racketeering and conspiracy and one count of racketeering.

  • Suburban women in politics on Jane Byrne as an inspiration Nov 16, 2014 11:10 AM
    Suburban women in politics said Friday they owe a lot to Jane Byrne for making it clear that women, too, could be players in the political arena. “She was an inspiration for me,” former Palatine Mayor Rita Mullins said. “(Her election) gave any woman the idea that it was possible that a woman could be mayor."

  • Dawn Patrol: Dog poisoned; Lake County murder suspect arrested Nov 13, 2014 5:54 AM
    Lake County murder suspect captured. Man sentenced to 26 years for Mount Prospect slaying. Poisoned Schaumburg dog was deliberately targeted. Suburban priest remembered for prowess with homilies and hockey. Streamwood man pleads guilty to reckless conduct. Public gets chance to comment on Route 53/120 corridor. Rose teammates say actions speak louder than words.

  • New legislation could help with O'Hare plane noise Nov 13, 2014 5:32 AM
    A group of DuPage County Board members learned the county could help residents suffering from O'Hare plane noise by supporting a proposed state law change and lobbying Chicago to update O'Hare's noise compatibility plan. “Any advocacy the county can provide would be greatly appreciated,” Bensenville Village Manager Mike Cassady said.

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