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  • Ex-Islamic Foundation finance director admits theft Mar 23, 2015 10:24 PM
    The former finance director of the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to stealing more than $100,000 from the organization. Inam Rahim, 60, of the 1700 block of Conan Doyle Road, in Naperville, entered the plea Monday, moments before a jury was to be selected for his trial.

     
  • State budget mess prompts trial delays, layoffs at suburban courthouses Mar 23, 2015 8:44 PM
    Chief judges are starting to impose furloughs and delay trials at suburban courthouses in response to state funding running out for court reporters next week.

     
  • Lombard nonprofit Watts of Love delivers lights to poorest areas of the world Mar 23, 2015 11:00 AM
    It’s been a little more than five years since Nancy Economou went to the Philippines and saw the face of a girl who would change her life. The preschooler’s skin was mutilated by fire, the result of a burn from kerosene lanterns that are still used as the primary source of light in her village. As a mother of five, Economou was sickened. She quickly realized that providing light to people living without electricity was her calling in life and in 2012, created a Lombard-based non-profit called Watts of Love that has since provided thousands of solar lanterns and headlamps to people in the poorests parts of the world.

     
  • Residents witness how DuPage’s water works Mar 21, 2015 10:06 PM
    The public got to see just complex and impressive the Elmhurst Quarry is on Saturday when an estimated 300 people signed up for tours of the flood control facility along Route 83 in Elmhurst. “Some places still flood today, but I can’t imagine what it would be if we didn’t have this facility,” DuPage County Stormwater Management Committee Chairman Jim Zay said.

     
  • Aurora police searching for burglary suspect Mar 20, 2015 5:14 PM
    Aurora police said Friday they are searching for a man charged with a Feb. 18 burglary of computer equipment and video games. Police said an arrest warrant has been issued for Anthony D. Gant, 29, whose last known Aurora address was on the 1200 block of West Indian Trail and is also known to frequent the 600 block of Sterling Court in DeKalb. Police said the burglary took place at an apartment on the same block as Gant’s Aurora address.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Hundreds in Dist. 214 refuse PARCC; FBI body-part raid details Mar 20, 2015 6:50 AM
    Hundreds of students refusing PARCC tests; affidavit details why FBI raided Rosemont body donation firm; College of DuPage board signs off on deal with PR firm; Farnham gets 8 years in prison for child porn; Pradel honored; Rauner meeting leaves mayors feeling better about income tax fund loss; March Madness tips off with upsets.

     
  • Colors will fly during first Holi Mela at DuPage fairgrounds Mar 20, 2015 1:53 PM
    This year in DuPage County, spring will arrive with flying colors — literally. The Federation of Indian Associations is hosting Holi Mela: Festival of Color on Saturday, March 21, at the DuPage County Fairgrounds.

     
  • Naperville crash victim’s family sues driver who hit her Mar 20, 2015 3:42 PM
    The family of a Naperville woman who was struck and killed by a motorist as she walked her dog is suing the 74-year-old driver cited in the crash for unspecified damages. Police said Emily Driscoll, 22, and her greyhound, Quincy, were crossing at the intersection of Book Road and Rickert Drive around 8:15 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2014, when they were struck by a 74-year-old Plainfield man driving a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu.

     
  • Chicago man charged in 2013 Aurora shooting Mar 19, 2015 6:17 PM
    A 24-year-old Chicago man, already in prison on a previous weapons offense in Cook County, has been charged in a 2013 shooting in Aurora. Darrell D. Miller, who last lived on the 10000 block of South Green Street in Chicago, has been charged in DuPage County with aggravated battery with a firearm in connection with a Jan. 5, 2013, shooting that injured three Peoria men at an apartment complex parking lot in the 2600 block of Village Green Drive in Aurora.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Layoffs surprise U-46 union; Wauconda OKs 9/11 beam Mar 18, 2015 5:43 AM
    Suburban mayors protest Rauner cuts, learn they might lose funding sooner. Wauconda allows World Trade Center beam at proposed 9/11 memorial. U-46 teachers union president ‘surprised’ by high layoff numbers. Des Plaines aldermen postpone vote on funding Sayad’s defense. Woodridge man charged with hijacking, kidnapping woman and 2 kids. Lombard man gets 10 years for shooting ex-girlfriend’s mother. Buffalo Grove park upgrades on hold after state suspends grants. Geneva may not use paintballs on coyotes after all. Encouraging news on Bulls’ injury front.

     
  • Company protesting contract awarded by DuPage election agency Mar 18, 2015 6:13 PM
    A San Diego-based company wants the DuPage County Election Commission to rebid a contract for electronic poll books after claiming the agency didn’t give it a fair opportunity to bid for the work. Votec Corp. filed a protest with the county’s procurement office after the election commission decided in November to award Hart InterCivic a nearly $500,000 contract to supply the commission with computerized logs to check in voters at the polls. In its protest, Votec claims the election commission “violated and/or failed to adhere to” its procurement ordinance. “They (Votec) feel that the process was not a truly full and open competition,” said Jim Rome, an attorney representing the company.

     
  • Westmont woman pleads guilty to fatally stabbing husband Mar 19, 2015 6:05 AM
    A Westmont woman accused of fatally stabbing her husband during a 2013 argument pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder. Lisa Davis, 44, was immediately sentenced to 14 years in prison for the Feb. 15, 2013, slaying of 49-year-old David Davis.

     
  • DuPage board member facing DUI charge Mar 18, 2015 6:25 PM
    A longtime DuPage County Board member, Grant Eckhoff, is facing a DUI charge after a traffic stop outside his Wheaton home. Eckhoff, 55, of the 200 block of North Erie Street, was charged with one count of DUI and operating an uninsured motor vehicle, according to a Wheaton Police Department report.

     
  • Lombard man gets 10 years for shooting ex-girlfriend’s mother Mar 17, 2015 3:08 PM
    A Lombard man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to shooting his ex-girlfriend’s mother in a 2013 argument about a debit card. Markeith Williams, 21, pleaded guilty to aggravated discharge of a firearm in exchange for prosecutors dropping several charges, including unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

     
  • Woodridge man charged with hijacking, kidnapping woman and 2 kids Mar 17, 2015 5:57 PM
    A Woodridge man in prison on an unrelated armed robbery charge has been charged with hijacking and kidnapping a woman and her two young children in April, 2014. John A. Smith, 18, formerly of Woodridge, is charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking, one count of aggravated kidnapping and one count of armed robbery. All charges are Class X felonies.

     
  • DuPage County keeping patrol deal with townships Mar 18, 2015 7:31 PM
    A longtime arrangement for the DuPage County Sheriff’s office to provide extra patrols in four townships will continue unchanged, despite one township’s request to have the county pay more of the cost.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Geneva man found guilty of killing wife; Naperville bicyclist hurt Mar 19, 2015 12:21 PM
    Geneva man guilty of murdering wife, staging her death; Naperville bicyclist hurt; Gurnee shoppers sickened; services set for Libertyville war veteran; lawsuit seeks to stop Elgin Tower revamp; Mt. Prospect agency employee charged with sexual assault of teen; we knew Frank Kaminsky back at Benet.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Fatal fire in Antioch Twp.; stabbing outside White Castle Mar 16, 2015 5:54 AM
    Antioch Township man killed in fire. Person stabbed in White Castle parking lot in Lake in the Hills. All about syrup in the suburbs. Undefeated Kentucky is the top NCAA seed. Short-handed Bulls fall to Thunder.

     
  • Beautiful weather on tap for St. Patrick's Day weekend Mar 15, 2015 8:04 AM
    The forecast for St. Patrick's Day weekend looks great, with highs in the low 60s both days, according to weather.com. No rain is in the forecast for either day, and winds should be between 10-15 mph both days.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Felipe Calderón one-on-one; bank at COD owes taxes Mar 13, 2015 6:03 AM
    Felipe Calderon one-on-one in Elgin; a bank at College of DuPage should have paid taxes; ex-state Rep. Farnham says he was sexually abused as a child; Arlington Heights picks its Officer of the Year.

     
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