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  • Dawn Patrol: Man killed by Wheeling police vehicle; Bears win Sep 15, 2014 5:48 AM
    Des Plaines man struck, killed by Wheeling squad vehicle; Bears turn things around in a hurry; former Mexican President Calderón to headline Judson’s World Leaders Forum; police: Lombard man crashes into 7-Eleven, flees on foot; firefighter injured, cats killed in Algonquin house fire; dogs are the stars at Carol Stream’s ‘CSBarks’ event; Konerko on track to be back in Sox lineup this week

  • Hinsdale teachers’ 6% raises pad pensions? Suburbs might watch vote Sep 15, 2014 6:29 PM
    After a year of negotiations failed to result in a new teachers contract, Hinsdale High School District 86 is facing the possibility of having its teachers strike for the first time in recent memory. But it’s the major issues -- such as so-called "pension spiking" -- separating the school board and teachers union that could have a ripple effect across the region.

  • Historical museum celebrates county’s 175th anniversary Sep 14, 2014 5:47 PM
    DuPage County Historical Museum is commemorating the 175th anniversary of the founding of DuPage County with the opening of an exhibit titled “Inheriting DuPage: A Family History.”

  • West Chicago celebrates Mexico’s independence Sep 14, 2014 7:45 AM
    Green, red and white was the color combination favored by many West Chicagoans for everything from their hair to their shoes Saturday afternoon as hundreds celebrated Mexico’s independence day. The annual Mexican Heritage Parade of horses, men in their sombreros and cultural garb, flags, balloons and more than 100 honking cars rolled through downtown West Chicago. And the display of cultural music and dance that followed moved the crowd.

  • Dawn Patrol: Woman found dead in Des Plaines pond; 9/11 ceremonies Sep 12, 2014 7:52 AM
    Suburban ceremonies recall loss of 9/11; missing woman discovered in Des Plaines pond; judge delays Cook County puppy mill ban; acting mayor named in Oakwood Hills; Lake County undersheriff sues former sheriff candidate for defamation; dad accused of killing 5 kids had criminal past in McHenry County; Chicago Wolves to extend Allstate Arena contract; Sky return to Pavilion for elimination game.

  • Police say Rolling Meadows man tied to “hooded bandit” bank robberies Sep 13, 2014 10:30 AM
    Wood Dale police say they've captured a Rolling Meadows man who authorities believe is the “hooded bandit” suspected of robbing as many as nine suburban banks since July 2011. Edward Klich, 62, of the 3200 block of Peacock Lane, was charged in federal court Friday with armed robbery. Authorities said they believe he eventually will be charged with numerous other bank robberies.

  • Ex-Wheaton North Booster president sentencing delayed fourth time Sep 12, 2014 3:08 PM
    DuPage County prosecutors sought a 120-day jail term and two years of probation for the former Wheaton North High School Booster Club president who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $11,000 from the organization. But Judge Daniel Guerin on Friday said he needs time to read more information about the case against Dorothy “Dee” Horky, 58, of Winfield, He said he will impose his sentence at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 29.

  • Chicago blusters through another record-setting cold day Sep 12, 2014 7:14 PM
    Of all the things you were hoping for this year, was another record cold temperature one of them? Well, we did. Thursday's 56 degrees was the lowest high temperature ever in Chicago. It’s no Polar Vortex, but it is unseasonably cold in Chicago.

  • Deputy chief ready to take top spot in Itasca Police Department Sep 12, 2014 5:30 AM
    A 32-year veteran of the Itasca Police Department is poised to put his stamp on the place he has called home since 1981. Deputy Chief Robert O’Connor, 54, will replace Chief Scott Heher, 53, who is retiring Friday after 29 years with the department. O’Connor will be sworn in Monday morning.

  • Man charged with attempted murder in Aurora shooting Sep 11, 2014 5:16 PM
    Aurora police have arrested and charged 36-year-old Jermaine L. Baker with attempted murder in an Aug. 27 attack in which a man was shot several times while in bed. Baker, of Aurora, is being held on $750,000 bail and police say the shooting stemmed from a dispute between the two.

  • Former DuPage judge loved conducting wedding ceremonies Sep 11, 2014 5:37 PM
    A retired DuPage County judge known for his compassion and his ability to marry local couples everywhere from the courthouse to the side of the tollway, has died. Duane Walter, 88, of Bloomingdale, died Sunday after a nearly yearlong battle with stomach cancer.

  • Cool weather expected today through the weekend Sep 11, 2014 2:52 PM
    Meteorologists say people will wake up to unseasonably cool weather in the Chicago suburbs this morning, and that high temperatures could break a cold weather record established nearly 70 years ago.

  • TrueStream enters market to offer you a choice on high-speed service Sep 11, 2014 4:50 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features DSL Extreme, which offers TrueStream high-speed Internet services now in the area.

  • Goodman, AWJ seek aspiring critics Sep 11, 2014 5:37 PM
    The Goodman Theatre and the Association for Women Journalists invites 11th grade girls to apply for the Cindy Bandle Young Critics program for 2014-2015. y

  • Dawn Patrol: 9/11 beam in Wauconda? McHenry County horse race delay Sep 11, 2014 5:48 AM
    Driver accused of running over, killing skateboarder charged. Kane officials hope for big profits from cross country track. Ray Graham employee charged with defrauding residents. The man behind the Super J. dies. Palatine officials praise storm response. McHenry County delays horse racing, other regulations.

  • Dawn Patrol: Stormy morning; two found dead in Fox Lake apartment Sep 10, 2014 6:04 AM
    Two found dead in Fox Lake apartment. Heavy rain expected this morning. Suburban pet stores sue Cook County over puppy mill law. Storm causes millions in damage to Wheeling High School. Hanover Park police seek public’s help in probe of weekend slaying. Fired Inverness music director meets with Cardinal Francis George. DuPage forest commission hires executive director -- again. Toll hike, county gas tax considered to fund Route 53. Rose getting ever closer to being back for Bulls.

  • Joggin’ for Frogmen to benefit Navy SEALs Sep 10, 2014 12:33 PM
    If one Navy SEAL were distracted by something in his personal life, a momentary loss of focus or a hesitation could seal the fate of his team members and alter the path of world politics.

  • Kane state’s attorney to lead statewide best practices committee Sep 10, 2014 5:17 PM
    Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon will lead a Best Practices Committee of prosecutors to develop policies and procedures for evidence collection and investigations that can be used across the state. "The goal reallyis to re-emphasize what our responsibility is in all our criminal cases," McMahon said. "That's to get it right the first time."

  • W. Chicago intersection to get $9.4 million upgrade Sep 10, 2014 4:46 PM
    A busy intersection in West Chicago is scheduled to get a roughly $9.4 million makeover next year to improve the flow of traffic between Kane and DuPage counties. DuPage County Board members this week approved an agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation for intersection improvements and traffic signal modernization at Fabyan Parkway and Route 38.

  • Ray Graham official charged with defrauding residents Sep 10, 2014 7:27 PM
    A Chicago woman accused of stealing Illinois Link Cards from two disabled residents of Lisle’s Ray Graham Association is being held on $75,000 bail, DuPage County authorities said Wednesday. Prosecutors said Nakarria L. Bell, 31, of the 1500 block of North Mayfield Street, worked as an administrator in the association’s corporate office in Lisle. Bell is charged with several counts of aggravated identity theft and financial exploitation of a person with a disability.

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