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  • St. Charles Dist. 303 settles playground bully lawsuit Aug 31, 2014 4:33 PM
    The family of a St. Charles elementary school student has settled its lawsuit against St. Charles Unit District 303, in which they alleged the boy’s right arm was broken because school officials failed to protect him from a bully. The suit was settled and dismissed this summer, according to court records, after the district’s insurance carrier paid $15,000 to cover the 8-year-old boy’s medical expenses.

  • Hitzeman: Carpentersville SUV ramming case set for trial Aug 17, 2014 5:34 PM
    A Chicago woman accused of running down two teens in Carpentersville with her sport utility vehicle last year because they were bullying her nephew is scheduled for trial Oct. 20.

  • McHenry prosecutor up for anti-DUI honor Aug 10, 2014 4:20 PM
    A McHenry County prosecutor will be honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and an Aurora police officer receives special recognition for going above the call of duty to solve a cellphone robbery.

  • Convicted murderer faces stalking charge in Kane County Aug 3, 2014 4:29 PM
    Kane County prosecutors turn up the heat on a murder parolee accused of stalking a stripper.

  • Lake in the Hills man gets second chance after drug arrest Jul 27, 2014 5:05 PM
    A Lake in the Hills man accused of dealing drugs out of his home gets a second chance when prosecutors let him plead guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge; Aurora police and support personnel will volunteer at an Illinois Special Olympics fundraiser Aug. 6; a wrongful death lawsuit filed after a fatal February 2013 crash in Batavia has been settled.

  • Former Woodstock streets employee gets diversion program for rock salt theft Jul 20, 2014 3:34 PM
    A former Woodstock streets employee enters a pretrial diversion program for a rock salt theft; an Elgin wrongful cremation lawsuit drags on; applications are being accepted for the Aurora Police Department's fall Citizen Police Academy, now in its 20th year.

  • Court upholds forfeiture of 8 horses in Crystal Lake abuse case Jul 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    An appellate court recently upheld the seizure and forfeiture of eight horses from a Crystal Lake woman accused of abusing and neglecting the animals. Jamie Koy, 40, of the 6100 block of Hillside Drive, Crystal Lake, had argued that the Humane Care for Animals Act under which the horses were seized is unconstitutional.

  • St. Charles police warn of suburban IRS scam Jul 6, 2014 4:45 PM
    St. Charles police are warning of a suburban scam in which a caller with a 202 area code tells potential victims they owe money to the IRS and immediate payment is needed to avoid arrest and eviction; an Elgin man faces up to six years in prison for a gang fight last year.

  • Kane County Bar Association, volunteers help with legal advice Jun 29, 2014 4:21 PM
    Thanks to volunteer attorneys, the Kane County Bar Association offers programs that act as a starting point for people who must navigate the legal system; Geneva mourns the loss of a police department records specialist.

  • Kane County Bar Association awards top honors, names new president Jun 22, 2014 4:16 PM
    The Kane County Bar Association named a new president and awarded its top honors recently. Among the honorees: attorney Patrick Flaherty, for his work representing the developmentally disabled, and former law librarian Nancylee Brown.

  • Attorney hopes Maple Park neighbors can get along Jun 1, 2014 4:22 PM
    A 54-year-old Maple Park man, who was sued by his neighbor on allegations he intentionally hurt her horse riding stable’s business, recently was found not guilty of shooting off an air horn last August that spooked a horse and threw its rider. Now the attorney for Donald R. Cinkus hopes his client can get along with Dora Christensen, the owner of Epona Dressage, Inc., who sued him last year.

  • Need cash? Report a drunken driver May 25, 2014 9:27 PM
    Report a drunken driver and collect a $100 reward through the Drunkbuster program by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists; St. Charles police warn of utility scam; Aurora man gets probation after 2010 child porn arrest.

  • Avoiding home repair fraud easy as 1-2-3 May 18, 2014 4:15 PM
    Authorities offer a 1-2-3 strategy to avoid home repair scams, and the Kane County Bar Foundation holds its annual comedy night fundraiser Friday in Geneva.

  • Man accused of cheating Elgin, Aurora casinos dies in Indiana May 11, 2014 4:28 PM
    A New York man accused of bilking Elgin and Aurora casinos dies from an illness in custody; a longtime Kane County prosecutor, the first to win Prosecutor of the Year twice, has retired.

  • Year of growth, volunteering at Elgin’s Administer Justice May 4, 2014 4:48 PM
    The spirit of giving back was evident at the Elgin-based Administer Justice in 2013, as volunteer hours were up 9 percent over the previous year and more than twice the number from 2009.

  • Aurora cop praised for comforting dying tollway worker Apr 27, 2014 4:27 PM
    An Aurora police officer recently was honored for comforting a dying Illinois Tollway worker after a fiery truck crash in January on Interstate 88.

  • Refusal to exit car costly decision for South Elgin woman Apr 20, 2014 5:19 PM
    A South Elgin woman's decision to lock her doors and refuse to get out of her car as ordered by police during a traffic stop led to costly consequences — for both her and her vehicle.

  • Elgin man charged after car smashes into house Apr 13, 2014 6:31 PM
    A 35-year-old Elgin man who went to prison for fighting with emergency crews responding to a 2009 fire at his parents’ Elgin home is in trouble again. James R. Beavers Jr. was arrested April 4 and charged with driving under the influence after, authorities say, he crashed his girlfriend’s car into a house.

  • Kane County’s ‘No Refusal’ event nets 10 DUI arrests Apr 6, 2014 4:55 PM
    The latest “No Refusal” event held the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day in Kane County netted 10 drunken driving arrests. Held from 11 p.m. March 15 through 3 a.m. March 16, 10 motorists were arrested and three refused to consent to chemical tests until authorities got a warrant. “From our perspective, it should reinforce the message that we are prepared to seek a blood sample if that’s what it takes,” said Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon.

  • Aurora serial smash-and-grab burglar faces long sentence Mar 30, 2014 5:12 PM
    An Aurora man arrested after police investigating a spate of smash-and-grab burglaries put a GPS tracker on his car could face a lengthy prison term because of his past record. Mark Swienton, 50, pleaded guilty earlier this year to burglaries in Aurora and St. Charles - his 11th and 12th felony convictons.

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