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  • DuPage County approves contracts with lobbyists Aug 13, 2014 10:00 AM
    DuPage County Board members have agreed to spend $284,000 to continue using four lobbying firms at the state and federal levels. “I can tell you firsthand how important it is to have advocates on the ground representing the county,” said Cronin, a former state lawmaker.

  • State agency is ignoring salary database law Aug 13, 2014 5:21 AM
    An Illinois law requiring the state to keep a salary database of most local government employees is being disregarded because no money was every appropriated to pay for it. Department officials claim they were never given funding to create the database and so didn't have to. “It's nice to know these progressive bills we pass to increase transparency are being ignored,” said Susan Garrett, a former Democratic state senator from Lake Forest.

  • Charged in 3 Radio Shack stick-ups, pair found guilty of one in Lombard Aug 13, 2014 5:34 PM
    Two Chicago men accused of targeting Radio Shack stores were found guilty Wednesday of the armed robbery of one last year near Lombard. It was the third such Radio Shack robbery the pair was charged with; the others occurred in Des Plaines and Elgin.

  • Former Naperville bank executive pleads guilty to tax evasion Aug 13, 2014 6:59 PM
    A former Naperville international bank executive has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion charges and faces up to three years in prison at sentenced later this year. Aamir H. Khan, 43, was the managing director of a Middle Eastern bank based in Bahrain when he filed false income tax returns from 2006 through 2008 and failed to file a 2009 return, resulting in a $1.3 million loss to the U.S. government. He will also have to repay the taxes with interest and could face up to $250,000 in fines.

  • DuPage sheriff wants higher pay for supervisors Aug 13, 2014 1:01 AM
    Because deputies in some instances are making nearly as much money as their bosses, the DuPage County sheriff’s office is requesting extra funding to increase the salaries of the department’s supervisors. But with the sheriff’s office and the county’s human resources department providing conflicting salary information, county board members say they can’t decide whether the additional $536,000 a year is justified.

  • Dawn Patrol: District 87 taking policy feedback; Sun City cleanup Aug 13, 2014 5:55 AM
    Glenbard District 87 taking feedback on athletic code. Screen, stage actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89. Chicago man gets life in prison for 1994 murder of Waukegan store owner. Sun City lake cleanup underway; thousands of fish killed. Missing Elgin man has been found. Hoffman Estates man pleads guilty to beating mother. Former Elgin, South Elgin police chief dies at 88. Bears' Miller happy to find he still belongs.

  • Dawn Patrol: Robin Williams as healer; Parents debate suspensions Aug 12, 2014 5:47 AM
    Dann Gire on Robin Williams as healer for Christopher Reeve. Packed Dist. 87 meeting: Not all against athlete suspensions. Jelly Belly production leaving North Chicago. Illini 4000 bike journey completed by Naperville woman. Police search for suspect in bank shooting. Mount Prospect suspends liquor license of Blues Bar. Bears special teams not so special in preseason opener.

  • Hinsdale country club seeks DuPage’s OK for skeet shooting Aug 11, 2014 4:27 PM
    Ruth Lake Country Club, a private golf club near Hinsdale, is asking for permission to offer skeet shooting for its members during the wintertime. Some expect residents to complain. “I would imagine the biggest issues that will come up — apart from shooting guns on the golf course — are going to be what the hours are going to be, what the decibel levels are going to be and what the lighting situation is going to be,” said Paul Hoss, DuPage County’s zoning coordinator.

  • Dawn Patrol: Crash victim identified; Bears’ Bennett returns Aug 11, 2014 5:54 AM
    Crystal Lake man killed in Lake in the Hills crash; Naperville triathlon draws first-timers and veteran competitors; McHenry prosecutor up for anti-DUI honor; musical parade a highlight of Gurnee Days; Bears lift suspension; latest auto racing tragedy impossible to comprehend; Gillaspie making some noise for Sox; Cubs’ front office steps on the accelerator

  • Quinn signs Pace shoulder-riding program into law Aug 11, 2014 8:07 PM
    Legislation that allows a suburban Chicago bus agency’s vehicles to ride on the shoulders of a major roadway is now law. Gov. Pat Quinn signed a plan on Monday that makes Pace’s “Bus on Shoulders” pilot program permanent.

  • Dawn Patrol: Delays on Metra BNSF; teen gets 90 days for fatal DUI Aug 8, 2014 6:34 AM
    Metra BNSF riders can expect longer commute; Barrington Hills teen gets 90 days for fatal DUI crash; term limits may be on Arlington Hts. ballot in November; police seek public's help finding Elgin man; sales of Kennedy gold coin at Rosemont convention suspended; McIlvaine seeks extension stemming from 1975 project; Cloudy start to the morning with temperatures climbing to 75 degrees this afternoon.

  • Seminar offers info about job training programs Aug 8, 2014 1:11 PM
    The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans and Career Connect Metro West will host an information session on free training opportunities for high-demand manufacturing jobs.

  • Convicted Aurora murderer guilty of 2nd 2007 shooting Aug 8, 2014 4:39 PM
    A 33-year-old Aurora gang member will spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting two people - one of them fatally - in April 2007. Enrique L. Torres, who was already serving 60 years for a murder outside an Aurora hotel in DuPage County, faces up to 30 more years in prison after a jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday for shooting another man on Aurora's east side who Torres thought was in a rival gang.

  • Woman gets 4 years for low-speed chase, crashing into 4 vehicles Aug 8, 2014 2:12 PM
    An Elmhurst woman pleaded guilty Friday to leading police on a low-speed chase last year — during which she crashed into four vehicles, including two squad cars — between Bensenville to Elk Grove Village.

  • DuPage County to receive $18.9 million in federal flood relief Aug 8, 2014 2:27 PM
    More than a year after storms caused major flooding throughout DuPage, the county is poised to receive a second round of federal disaster recovery money. Officials say the county — which had thousands of properties suffer flood damage in April 2013 — is planning to use $18.9 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to pay for flood-prevention projects and buy homes that chronically flood.

  • Dawn Patrol: Nybo takes Dillard’s seat; 22 years for Lombard stabbing Aug 7, 2014 6:53 AM
    Nybo sworn into state Senate. Chicago man gets 22 years in Lombard attempted murder. Services Friday for Long Grove adventurer. North Aurora motorcyclist hurt in crash. Lake in the Hills man accused of child porn. $1 million bail for Aurora man facing drug charges. QB Clausen claims veteran’s mentality. Adam Eaton hurt in Sox loss.

  • Fire causes $150,000 damage to Wheaton house Aug 7, 2014 4:59 PM
    Firefighters are still probing the cause of a Wednesday night blaze that caused roughly $150,000 damage to a two-story house on the 1400 block of Avery Avenue in Wheaton. No injuries were reported, but officials said the house is uninhabitable.

  • Average public pension catching up to average salary Aug 6, 2014 5:03 AM
    The average pension for a retired public employee in Illinois is quickly approaching the average salary of those still working, a Daily Herald analysis shows. That doesn't bode well for the financial health of those retirement systems, some analysts say. “More and more people are making more in retirement than they did when they were working, and I just don't see how you can do that,” said David From, of Americans for Prosperity.

  • DuPage pulling plug on electronics recycling program Aug 6, 2014 3:11 PM
    A vendor problem has caused DuPage County to pull the plug on its electronics recycling program. County officials this week announced the company that collected and recycled electronic equipment for DuPage is no longer providing the service. “We are obviously unhappy that the program has ended,” said Joy Hinz, an environmental specialist.

  • Berlin: DuPage drug-induced homicide cases will only increase Aug 6, 2014 9:08 AM
    DuPage County States Attorney Robert Berlin and his prosecutors are now 2-0 when it comes to prosecuting the relatively new charge of drug-induced homicide. Unfortunately, Berlin said, these first two cases are likely only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to nabbing those peddling heroin in the suburbs.

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