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  • Kane chairman, coroner get into argument over expenses Sep 12, 2014 10:53 PM
    It wasn't unusual for Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen and Coroner Rob Russell to disagree during Russell's monthly report to the county board Friday. But they saved the real vitriol for after the meeting. Lauzen stepped into a media interview with Russell, resulting in a heated argument among Lauzen, Russell, and Russell's financial adviser, Ken Shepro.

  • Man shot by homeowner in St. Charles Twp. burglary gets 7.5 years Sep 12, 2014 4:38 PM
    A 27-year-old man who was shot by the owner of a St. Charles Township home the man was burglarizing in March was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison. Michael G. Huston, of the 300 block of Walnut Street, St. Charles, faced up to 15 years in prison on the residential burglary charge.

  • 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.

  • Minivan, garbage truck crash near Sugar Grove Sep 12, 2014 2:08 PM
    Two people were hospitalized after a crash between a minivan and a garbage truck at Route 30 and Dugan Road near Sugar Grove Friday morning.

  • Suburban men recall living with man accused of killing 5 kids Sep 12, 2014 9:50 PM
    A South Carolina man charged with killing his five children was kicked out of his house as a teen and lived with a Carpentersville family for about six months in 2001, one of those family members said Friday. One of those family members, David Christie, said his nephew was good friends with Timothy Ray Jones Jr. when they were teens. “Truthfully, I don’t think he could do something like that," Christie said of the charges against Jones.

  • 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.

  • Guilty plea in $163,000 theft from St. Charles law firm Sep 11, 2014 6:15 PM
    A former Geneva woman pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing $163,000 from a St. Charles law firm three years ago. Jordan E. Terry, 48, now of Indiana, faces anywhere from probation to 15 years in prison when she is sentenced Jan. 7

  • Prison for man in Elgin home invasion, beating Sep 11, 2014 5:31 PM
    A man who was arrested on charges that he forced his way into an Elgin apartment, beat a man with a brick and threatened others with a gun while trying to find the person dating his ex-girlfriend was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison Thursday. Kendale M. Baymon, 25, of Elgin pleaded guilty to felony home invasion and had previous arrests for domestic battery and violating an order of protection.

  • Probation, evaluation in 2012 Elgin animal cruelty case Sep 11, 2014 5:36 PM
    An Elgin man who was arrested in September 2012 after dozens of animal carcasses were found at his rented home pleaded guilty this week to neglecting three cats and violating the Dead Animal Disposal Act. William Tinker, 62, also must get a mental evaluation and cannot own any pets during his 18-month probation period, which ends in March 2016.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • St. Charles Jazz Weekend features live music Sep 10, 2014 5:45 AM
    Swing to the sounds of live jazz music this weekend in St. Charles, when the city hosts the third annual St. Charles Jazz Weekend.

  • Singer tells her story through Broadway hits in St. Charles Sep 10, 2014 5:05 AM
    "Dawn of a New Day (A Cabaret)" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and 13, at Vero Voce Theater in St. Charles. Dawn Harkins, singer/actress/wife/mother, with accompanist Richard Trost takes you on a musical tour through the milestones of her adult life.

  • 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.

  • East Dundee takes a bigger role in Heritage Fest Sep 10, 2014 5:45 AM
    With East Dundee taking more of an active role in Heritage Fest, the three-day eventl, which starts Friday, Sept. 12, and spans both East and West Dundee, will be full of international food, more regional and local entertainment, and history lessons.

  • 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.

  • Hearing Wednesday for East Dundee murder suspect Sep 10, 2014 12:17 PM
    Richard Schmelzer, who is charged in the stabbing death of his 85-year-old East Dundee grandmother, is set to appear in court Sept. 17, court records show. Schmelzer, 41, was extradited from Texas Tuesday. He is being held at the Kane County jail pending a status hearing at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 305 of the Kane County Judicial Center before circuit court Judge Susan Clancy Boles.

  • Kane officials hope for big profits from cross-country track Sep 10, 2014 6:43 PM
    Kane County officials increased their economic hopes for the proposed cross country track at the former Settler’s Hill landfill Wednesday after hearing a ringing endorsement from an influential local track and field official. The vision now sees up to 45 running events at the facility and a six-figure income source via parking fees.

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