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  • Three hurt, one seriously, in Warrenville crash Jul 17, 2014 5:57 PM
    Three people were hurt, including one man who was seriously injured and had to be extricated from his vehicle by Warrenville firefighters, following a Thursday afternoon crash at Warrenville Road and Mill Street, authorities said. Police Cpl. Carl Abraham said the two-car crash likely was caused by a driver confused by the lack of traffic signals, which were off because of a power outage.

     
  • Aurora woman found guilty in 2010 murder-for-hire Jul 17, 2014 5:57 PM
    A Kane County jury Thursday convicted an Aurora woman of trying to hire a hitman to kill her boyfriend. Attorneys for Maricela Arciga, 27, argue she wanted her boyfriend gone, but got cold feet after giving an undercover agent $200 of $2,000 and was pressured into going forward. She faces up to 60 years in prison and has been held at the Kane County jail on $750,000 bail since her arrest in October 2010.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Escapee charged; Mt. Prospect OKs center expansion Jul 17, 2014 5:44 AM
    Escapee from mental health center caught. Mount Prospect shopping center expansion approved. Social media convention goes awry. Kids play one sport these days. Aurora police: 2 men in custody after being on the run. Aurora man convicted 7th time for burglary. Toews, Kane a dynamic duo.

     
  • Former Addison commodities clerk sentenced in fraud Jul 17, 2014 2:39 PM
    A former clerk at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange was sentenced to eight months in prison for a commodities fraud scheme that netted her more than $200,000. Nicole M. Graziano, 33, of Addison, was convicted after a four-day bench trial in March of manipulating trading to her benefit and the detriment of clients where she worked. She was also fined $212,000, according to court records.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Woman screams to scare coyote pack away; torture guilty plea Jul 16, 2014 5:56 AM
    'Hero' neighbor rescues dog from pack of coyotes. Woman pleads guilty to torture, murder of Waukegan man. Republicans have some catching up to do in suburban races, monetarily speaking. Kane County animal control poised to pay off $1.5 million debt. Antioch restaurateur involved in fatal crash sentenced to jail time. Germanfest returns to Lombard church for 47th year. So just how do revamped Bulls stack up in East? Top Hawks prospect Hartman learning by experience.

     
  • Outdoor Shakespeare show geared toward all ages Jul 16, 2014 3:20 PM
    What happens when fairies get involved in a complicated love triangle? Comedy and confusion result in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Saturday, July 19, at Geneva’s Shakespeare in the Park. Performed by the Midsummer Shakespeare Troupe, the free, family-friendly event takes place in a Ravinia-like setting on Island Park.

     
  • Software problem leaves residents in dark on water bills Jul 16, 2014 9:31 AM
    Many West Chicago residents haven't seen a water bill in nearly a year because of a software compatability issue. Residents and some city officials complain poor communication from the city has left many residents owing large sums. “It's scary, and it makes me angry a little bit because I don't know what I'm facing when the bills start coming again,” one resident said.

     
  • Carol Stream photographer turns tree into something almost Gothic Jul 16, 2014 11:01 AM
    Angela Cichosz, a graduate student at Aurora University, captured the surreal image with a bit of serendipity. “I’ve developed a habit of trying to bring my camera along everywhere,” she said. “And the conditions that day were perfect.” An unusually wet June made for lush environs on the Aurora campus, and the fog rolling in made for an eerie and spooky scene.

     
  • Naperville teen sued for driver education class crash Jul 16, 2014 3:05 PM
    A Naperville teen who hit two pedestrians while behind the wheel in a driver education class last summer is now a defendant in two DuPage County lawsuits. The 16-year-old Waubonsie Valley High School student is accused in the lawsuits of striking two women, from Plano and Downers Grove, near Jackson Avenue and Webster Street in Naperville the morning of July 12, 2013.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: ‘Polar’ air moves in; Glen Ellyn mom on ceiling collapse Jul 15, 2014 5:44 AM
    ‘Polar’ air expected overnight. Glen Ellyn mom happy kids safe after ceiling collapse. Schaumburg native swaps Broadway dreams for production success. Massive wooden soldier moved to Pingree Grove. Des Plaines oasis demo underway. A Grayslake man charged in drive-by shooting. Cubs 40-54 at all-star break.

     
  • Too cold to even spray for mosquitoes? Jul 16, 2014 5:34 AM
    How cool is it tonight? It’s so cold that one village is postponing it’s mosquito spraying. The village of Woodridge sent a notice to residents saying it is putting off its skeeter spraying until Thursday. Mosquitoes were "less active, resulting in a less effective treatment."

     
  • 'Hero' neighbor rescues dog from pack of coyotes Jul 16, 2014 5:00 AM
    The quick thinking and loud screams of an 84-year-old Bensenville-area woman has neighbors calling her a hero after she scared off a pack of coyotes attacking a neighbor's dog. “My son has always told me to scream and yell real loud if I see a coyote and that's what I did," Dolores “Dolly” Jefferson said. "I ran outside screaming as loud as I could and shooed the coyotes away.”

     
  • U.S. News list: Suburban hospitals among the 'best' Jul 16, 2014 12:51 PM
    Several suburban hospitals, including those in the Advocate and Alexian Brothers health care systems, were ranked among the best locally and nationally, according to the U.S. News and World Report's 2014-2015 Best Hospitals released today. Five hospitals within the Downers Grove-based Advocate Health Care system are listed among the top 25 hospitals in the Chicago area.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: 5 charged in shooting; top 15 perform in talent contest Jul 14, 2014 5:44 AM
    Five charged with shooting gun outside Hanover Park home; Glen Ellyn roof collapse leaves apartment uninhabitable; Fox BBQ competition heats up in St. Charles; top 15 perform in Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent competition; why the Bulls failed to hit the Melo jackpot; Cubs showing cracks in the Wood; another tough loss for White Sox

     
  • Two injured in separate I-88 crashes near Lisle, Lombard Jul 14, 2014 1:57 PM
    Two crashes injured two people and shut down multiple lanes on eastbound I-88 Monday afternoon near Lisle and Lombard, authorities said.

     
  • ‘Polar’ air coming overnight, with low around 53 Jul 14, 2014 9:49 PM
    With the chance of storms in the afternoon passing without real precipitation, the attention now turns to the “polar” air that will make for good sleeping weather without air-conditioning in the middle of July.

     
  • West Chicago man sentenced in 2012 sexual assault Jul 14, 2014 1:58 PM
    A West Chicago man was sentenced to prison Monday in the 2012 rape of an 11-year-old girl with whom he shared a home. Juan Hernandez, 18, of the 400 block of Church Street in West Chicago, pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated criminal sexual assault in exchange for prosecutors dropping eight other related charges.

     
  • 10 stories you may have missed this weekend Jul 14, 2014 5:31 AM
    Flight 232 survivors share their stories with the Daily Herald’s Marni Pyke. Batavia wife and mother competes in swimming competition after being at death’s door. The mystery over a group of wedding photos found Memorial Day weekend along a an Arlington Heights road has been solved. A Geneva man is in the Kane County jail facing charges he killed his wife last weekend.

     
  • Storms rumble through area Jul 13, 2014 8:25 AM
    Heavy rains soaked the suburbs late Saturday night. Storms were expected to dump as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. A tornado watch for most of the Northwest suburbs expired at 1 a.m. Reports of damage so far were minimal

     
  • County fairs offer old-fashioned treats, offbeat attractions Jul 13, 2014 5:45 AM
    It’s that time of year again when you can eat almost anything deep-fried on a stick, watch wacky races from pigs to professional lawn mowers and appreciate agriculture in all of its glory. With each of our local county fairs running at least five days, there is enough time to catch it all.

     
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