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  • Great Lakes soldiers find Thanksgiving home in Palatine Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    Some 34 Great Lakes sailors will find a home away from home Thursday at American Legion Post 690 in Palatine, thanks to the organizing efforts of program chair Cindy Altenbach. “Boot camp is tough,” said Altenbach of the new recruits, who are given only limited access to phones and social media while in basic training. “For many of them, this is their first holiday away from home.”

     
  • Lazarus House Thanksgiving Feast celebrates community Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    When Lazarus House began serving a free Thanksgiving feast in 1998, the majority of guests were clients, staffers and volunteers. Over the course of 16 years, it's evolved into a community event that serves between 350 and 400 in St. Charles.

     
  • Wheaton doctors work to spread positive message about house calls Nov 23, 2014 7:33 AM
    Bernard and Margaret Sloan don't schedule their doctor's appointments at a clinic anymore. Instead, the couple -- married 67 years -- has check-ups and procedures done in the comfort of their Wheaton home by a physician who does house calls for a living. Some say “a perfect storm” is occurring that will push more people back into the direction of home health care in the near future. That includes a mix of health care changes due to the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare and Medicaid fiscal crisis, increasingly advanced and portable medical technology that can be brought into the home and a quickly aging population.

     
  • Churches, organizations offer free Thanksgiving meals to people in need Nov 23, 2014 2:59 PM
    Churches, restaurants and service organizations in the suburbs give the lonely, the elderly, the poor, the homeless and those in military service camaraderie and a great meal to be thankful for on our uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving. Read about these giving people and organizations in our community and be thankful for them.

     
  • Suburbs see slight snow accumulation Nov 24, 2014 7:43 PM
    Gusting winds and small snow accumulations Monday afternoon created some delays at airports and a smattering of crashes throughout the suburbs, including two in Gurnee that sent nine people to area hospitals.

     
  • DuPage County Board candidates seek to fill McBride’s term Nov 22, 2014 6:50 PM
    DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin hosted a forum for the finalists hoping to fill the county board vacancy in District 4. About 20 residents attended and asked questions.

     
  • Services set for former West Chicago alderwoman Nov 22, 2014 11:13 PM
    A former West Chicago alderwoman and longtime Lions Club volunteer has died. Nanette “Nan” Connelly, who spent more than 40 years with the DuPage County GOP organization, died Thursday. She was 83.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Our elected leaders on Obama’s immigration plan Nov 21, 2014 6:01 AM
    Our elected leaders on Obama's immigration plan. Ex-Zion man pleads not guilty to 2005 murders of two girls. Fox River Grove death investigated. 5 years for Naperville man in 7-Eleven robberies. Lake Barrington Speedway vote up for legal challenge?

     
  • Five years for second man charged in Naperville armed robbery Nov 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Naperville man charged with two armed robberies reported in one week in May at the same 7-Eleven in Naperville, was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday. Adam Zace, 30, of the 400 block of Kiowa Drive, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery with a dangerous weapon or firearm. Zace and co-defendant Kyle L. McGill, 28, of the 800 block of Gladstone Avenue in Aurora, were arrested May 23, one day after the second armed robbery was reported at the 7-Eleven at 351 E. Bailey Road.

     
  • Freezing rain overnight, more rain and heavy winds Saturday Nov 21, 2014 8:15 PM
    Freezing rain is expected to hit the suburbs overnight, with an advisory lasting until 9 a.m. Then expect more rain through mid-afternoon as well as bigger wind gusts -- but warmer temps.

     
  • Eight finalists named for DuPage board vacancy Nov 21, 2014 5:12 PM
    A former Glen Ellyn village president and the town’s village clerk are among eight finalists seeking to replace the late Jerry “JR” McBride on the DuPage County Board. County board Chairman Dan Cronin reviewed applications from 34 candidates interested in the District 4 board seat that’s been vacant since McBride’s death on Oct. 24. That list has since been narrowed down to the eight finalists.

     
  • Bloomingdale teen gets probation for robbery spree Nov 21, 2014 5:52 PM
    The second member of a two-brother burglary team to plead guilty to preying on suburban businesses last summer will spend a half year in jail. Frankie Panoski, 18, of the 200 block of Oakwood Lane in Bloomingdale, was sentenced Friday to 180 days in DuPage County jail and 30 months of probation. He pleaded guilty in September to two counts of burglary.

     
  • COD trustee bites back at criticism over thousands spent on meals Nov 21, 2014 4:30 PM
    A watchdog group has criticized College of DuPage officials for using taxpayers’ money on meals and drinks for themselves and employees at the college’s Waterleaf restaurant, with some outings costing thousands of dollars each. But Trustee Dianne McGuire had her own message, calling out whom she deemed the “extremist, right-wing ideologues and groups attempting to discredit this stellar institution, its administration and its elected leaders.”

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Minimum wage vote possible today; Naperville ranked safest city for women Nov 20, 2014 6:33 AM
    Minimum wage vote possible today in state Senate. Naperville ranked safest city for women. State police finish Carpentersville death probe. Aurora police charge 6 in burglaries. Libertyville seems unlikely to reverse video gambling ban. Blackhawks lose van Riemsdyk to tough break.

     
  • Trial date set for truck driver in I-88 crash Nov 20, 2014 4:43 PM
    A Hanover Park truck driver accused of causing a January crash along I-88 that killed Wheeling tollway worker Vincent Petrella and seriously injured a state trooper, will stand trial Feb. 24. Renato Velasquez, 46, is charged with operating a commercial motor vehicle while fatigued or impaired and making a false report of record and duty status.

     
  • Naperville man gets 10 years for trying to lure young girls Nov 19, 2014 5:52 PM
    A 38-year-old Naperville man who posed as a St. Charles East High School student on Facebook to lure young girls has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Eric Hakala of the 1100 block of Iroquois Avenue pleaded guilty Tuesday to indecent solicitation of a child for aggravated criminal sexual abuse and child pornography in the form of soliciting children for live or filmed performances. Judge Blanche Hill Fawell sentenced him to 10 years, of which he will serve at least half. He has been held on $1 million bail since his Oct. 8, 2013, arrest.

     
  • 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: Naperville councilmen eligibility questioned; hero cops Nov 19, 2014 6:02 AM
    Watchdogs question if Naperville councilmen can serve. Heroes of Holiday Hills shootout honored. Schools plead two sides of proposed state funding. Anti-overdose initiative launched in Lake County. Archbishop Cupich speaks of protecting children. Report: Lake County sheriff official pulls over school bus to give son lunch. Education coalition unveils policy recommendations.

     
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