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  • Icy roads predicted tonight, snow Tuesday Jan 19, 2015 6:06 PM
    The weekend warm up is over and as temperatures dip back below freezing the National Weather Service is advising people to beware of potentially icy roads Monday night into Tuesday with a few inches of snow to follow.

  • New Ronald McDonald House in Winfield welcomes its first family Jan 19, 2015 2:34 PM
    Lisa and Chris Post are about to take the next step in what has been an unimaginably painful journey — their little boy's battle against a brain tumor. But on Sunday, as they looked ahead to their son's next round of treatments, they said a small part of their stress had disappeared. The Post family is the first to move into the new Ronald McDonald House in Winfield.

  • New Ronald McDonald House ready to open in Winfield Jan 17, 2015 7:34 AM
    The new Ronald McDonald House is scheduled to open Sunday across the street from Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. The new 19,000-square-foot, two-story house will support families of hospitalized children at CDH, the CDH Proton Center in Warrenville, Delnor Hospital in Geneva and other area hospitals. "We are thrilled to provide a new place for families to stay and connect with others while they’re living through some of life’s most trying times," said Doug Porter, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana.

  • Raises up to $50/day for jurors fuels Kane budget woes Jan 16, 2015 5:40 PM
    A surprise mandate to give Illinois jurors raises of up to 500 percent is blowing holes in county budgets across the state. Kane County is working to address the surprise, unbudgeted increase.

  • Concealed carry applications fall far short of projections Jan 16, 2015 8:17 PM
    Illinois has received 91,651 applications to carry 2014, according to a report Illinois State Police released Friday. The report says 45,312 came from Chicago and the collar counties, and state police denied 2,359 applicants permits.

  • Dawn Patrol: Fire kills Des Plaines woman; pedestrian killed in lot Jan 16, 2015 5:41 AM
    Des Plaines woman dies in fire caused by careless smoking materials. Pedestrian hit, killed by truck in Des Plaines parking lot. Police seeking info about missing Cary man. Sheriff Kramer: I removed federal inmates for officers’ safety. Guilty verdict in 2012 armed robbery at Streamwood Aldi. Lombard fire survivor testifies in murder, arson trial. Bears taking time hiring new coach.

  • Cops: Hinsdale man's 'emotional affair,' jealousy led to slaying Jan 16, 2015 6:54 PM
    A wealthy Hinsdale businessman, whom prosecutors say was obsessed with the misguided notion that a woman he was having an “emotional affair” with was seeing another man, is now charged with killing that man. Prosecutors say Jeffrey Keller was convinced his victim, Nate Fox, was involved with the woman, and rented an SUV to stalk the man days before the murder. A DuPage County judge on Friday denied bail for Keller, 51, who is charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 22 slaying of Fox, a 37-year-old car salesman and former basketball player.

  • Dawn Patrol: Boy killed on Rt. 20; Metra delays after Itasca crash Jan 15, 2015 5:51 AM
    Elgin boy hit and killed by car. Drivers: Expect delays in Itasca while Metra makes repairs. Testimony: Suspect, victim argued before fatal fire. Aurora man found guilty of sexually abusing child. Aurora man gets 10 years for knife attack. Aurora police arrest 8 in Internet sting offering minors for sex. Bulls lose again, despite good game by Rose.

  • Lombard fire survivor testifies in murder, arson trial Jan 16, 2015 5:23 AM
    Jason Cassidy says he remembers very little from the night that changed his life but scars he bears now serve as a constant reminder. Cassidy, 27, of Villa Park, suffered smoke inhalation injuries and third-degree burns over 40 percent of his body after firefighters rescued him from a second-story bedroom of a smoke-filled, fire-engulfed house at 1028 S. Ahrens Ave. in Lombard in the early morning hours of July 22, 2012.

  • Dawn Patrol: Did Villa Park man admit to arson? Lawmakers’ pensions Jan 14, 2015 5:37 AM
    Prosecutors: Villa Park man admitted to starting deadly fire. Man accused of threatening Crystal Lake police officer. FBI searches two suburban businesses. Felony cases down in Kane, following national trend. Mundelein police to host forum to improve community ties. Kane Co. approves Sixth Street School sale. Departing lawmakers eligible for state pensions. Is Denver’s discarded coach good enough for Bears?

  • Suburban towns to hire experts to combat O'Hare noise Jan 14, 2015 6:09 AM
    A coalition of suburban towns is assembling a panel of experts to fight noise from O'Hare International Airport. Members of the Suburban O'Hare Commission, a group of 11 governmental entities in Northwest suburban Cook County and Northern DuPage County, could hire technical and legal aviation consultants as early as next month who will provide advice on ways to make the skies less noisy.

  • Program allows seniors to defer property taxes Jan 14, 2015 4:21 PM
    DuPage County’s treasurer is reminding seniors struggling to pay their property tax bills that help is available. Treasurer Gwen Henry on Wednesday announced the opening of the application period for the state’s Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program. Residents 65 and older who qualify can defer up to $5,000 of their property taxes for the upcoming tax year until they sell their homes.

  • Testimony: Suspect, victim argued before fatal fire Jan 14, 2015 10:52 PM
    Todd Mandoline and Paula Morgan fought over a necklace Mandoline had recently given her just hours be she died in a house fire he is accused of starting. Mandoline, 25, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated arson, arson and criminal damage to property after the July 22, 2012, fire he is accused of starting at 1028 S. Ahrens Ave. in Lombard.

  • Dawn Patrol: Fears of homeless housing plan; fatal-arson trial Jan 13, 2015 5:49 AM
    Homeless housing plan outside Lake Zurich raises fears. Rauner takes office, orders agencies to freeze nonessential spending. Benedictine president to retire. Firefighters save family’s cat in Bartlett. Trial set to begin in fatal Lombard arson case. Three Barrington High classrooms transformed. Bulls lose to magic.

  • Prosecutors: Villa Park man admitted to starting fatal fire Jan 13, 2015 11:04 PM
    “I hope you all die.” Prosecutors say those were the last words yelled by Todd Mandoline as he was being escorted from a party in the home that he is accused of torching just two hours later, killing 24-year-old Paula Morgan and seriously wounding another man. Mandoline, 25, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated arson, arson and criminal damage to property in the July 22, 2012, fire he is accused of starting at 1028 S. Ahrens Ave. in Lombard.

  • Woman drives past crossing gates, hit by train in Itasca Jan 13, 2015 4:43 PM
    A 79-year-old woman was injured Tuesday when she drove through railroad crossing gates on Walnut Road in Itasca and into the path of an oncoming train, authorities said. The woman had to be extracted from the wreckage about 7 a.m. Tuesday. Witnesses told police her Honda Accord slid under the downed gate and she tried to reverse, but there wasn’t enough time.

  • Carol Stream to feature ex-NBA player, photographs of King for MLK Day Jan 15, 2015 1:11 PM
    The legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be celebrated at events across DuPage County in the coming days, including one in Carol Stream.

  • Dawn Patrol: Ex-teacher faces more charges; 1 dead in St. Charles fire Jan 12, 2015 5:41 AM
    Former teacher faces charges he molested second girl, videotaped both; One killed in St. Charles house fire; Rauner builds relationships with lawmakers ahead of inauguration; 'Boyhood' leads Golden Globes, 'Grand Budapest' upsets; Blackhawks dominate Minnesota 4-1; Bears to interview Austin; Kubiak stays put

  • Do local cops need M-16s? Police get military surplus Jan 12, 2015 1:23 PM
    Shoulder to shoulder, police officers line a suburban street. Black helmets cover their faces and bulletproof vests shield their torsos. Over one shoulder hangs an M-16 military rifle, in one hand a flashlight or baton. More than 450 Illinois police departments have built their arsenals with more than $66 million worth of military supplies. Is it too much?

  • Naperville man admits stealing $332,000 in military equipment Jan 12, 2015 11:58 AM
    A 51-year-old Naperville man has admitted to stealing computer equipment valued at more than $332,000 while working for a defense contractor in Afghanistan. Timothy L. Maurer, who was a systems administrator for contractor Raytheon Corp., was charged last month with theft of government property. He is slated for an April 7 sentencing.

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