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  • Lines expected for first day of candidate filing Dec 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    For the first time, school board candidates will be filing at county clerk's offices and election commissions around the suburbs.

     
  • Court reinstates lawsuit over North Aurora child scalding Dec 15, 2014 5:25 PM
    An appellate court panel recently reinstated a lawsuit that was filed by a North Aurora man against a Kane County Child Advocacy Center investigator, police, and other authorities seeking damages for false arrest, conspiracy and infliction of emtional distress. Jason Barnes was acquitted due to lack of evidence on charges that he purposefully scalded his toddler son in 2009.

     
  • Jewish school students make lunches for Lazarus House guests Dec 15, 2014 1:58 PM
    Fox Valley Jewish School students are learning about community service by helping Lazarus House, a shelter for people in need in St. Charles. Recently, the students made sack lunches for Lazarus House guests.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Waukegan church leads rally; Saad leads Hawks to win Dec 15, 2014 5:58 AM
    Waukegan church leads protest rally in wake of Brown, Garner deaths; Hinsdale teen critical after being struck by train; ‘DWTS’ champs Davis, Chmerkovskiy greet fans in Deer Park; Elgin police searching for suspected shooter; $1.25M settlement in I-88 crash that killed Aurora woman; No Noah, no problem for Bulls in Miami; Bryant passes Jordan on NBA scoring list; Saad does what it takes to get win for Blackhawks; Cutler says he’s fine with Marshall

     
  • $1.25M settlement in I-88 crash that killed Aurora woman Dec 14, 2014 4:20 PM
    A $1.25 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed in connection with an April 2013 crash on Interstate 88 that killed an Aurora woman.

     
  • The Soapbox Dec 13, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors comment on suburban stories such as teachers who excel, the Grammys phenomenon in District 204, and hopeful reconciliation in Kane County.

     
  • Kramer completes Kane sheriff reorganization Dec 12, 2014 4:37 PM
    Since he took office Dec. 1, newly elected Kane County Sheriff Don Kramer has made good on one campaign promise already: reorganizing the department's command structure. Lieutenants have been shifted around so two are on duty 24/7 in patrol and at the jail, Kramer told a county board committee Friday.

     
  • Man pleads guilty to robbing Batavia store while kids at home Dec 12, 2014 3:49 PM
    A 28-year-old man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Batavia liquor store in January while his three kids were left alone at an apartment. Antwann L. Hunt, of Chicago, was set to go on trial this week and faces between 10 and 30 years in prison when sentenced early next year.

     
  • Kane morgue renovation to be done Jan. 15, $20K less in autopsy expenses Dec 12, 2014 6:37 PM
    The renovation of the Kane County morgue will be completed by Jan. 15 instead of Jan. 1 because the manufacturer of a newer, larger freezer/cooler can't deliver the $68,000 unit until Jan. 6. Meanwhile, the cost for using the DuPage County morgue for autopsy services will cost about $120,000, which is about $20,000 less than originally anticipated, said Coroner Rob Russell.

     
  • Geneva library close to buying Kane Co.’s Sixth Street School Dec 12, 2014 6:00 PM
    Kane County is in the final stages of negotiating a deal with the Geneva Library for the sale of the county's Sixth Street School property.The sale would trigger the move of the Kane County Regional Office of Education, the possible sale of the current library property and discussions about a referendum to build a new library.

     
  • Inaugural program along Fox marks return of bald eagles Dec 12, 2014 6:11 AM
    The return of the bald eagle to northeastern Illinois is regarded as a success story for a species once endangered. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service with other stakeholders will host an eagle watch event Saturday along the Fox River. “Even if we don't see (bald eagles), there are about eight or nine places along the Fox River they (viewers) can go out and see them themselves,” one expert said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Our Lady of Guadalupe feast day begins; Dist. 121 apology Dec 12, 2014 6:01 AM
    Catholics trek to Guadalupe shrine; Warren school board member apologizes over no-gay remarks; Grant student accused in stabbing; Arlington Heights murder suspect hasn't hired lawyer; Hawks win 8th straight.

     
  • Ye Olde Town Inn, Billy Goat latest restaurants to close in suburbs Dec 11, 2014 6:53 PM
    Ye Olde Town Inn and the Billy Goat Tavern in Mount Prospect recently joined the list of restaurants closing down in the suburbs. They are not alone. Here is a look at the restuarnts that have closed, and opened, in the suburbs this year.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Board member: no gay superintendent; Bulls win Dec 11, 2014 5:59 AM
    Warren Township High School District 121 board member: No gay superintendent. Gene & Georgetti picks Rosemont for first expansion. New Kane panel leader not sold on Settler’s HIll cross country track. Ex-DuPage state’s attorney reflects on Topinka fondly. Donors help all-girls robotics team at Elk Grove. Bulls rediscover defense.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Judy Baar Topinka dies; Cubs get Jon Lester Dec 10, 2014 5:44 AM
    Public funding wish kills downtown Buffalo Grove plan. Cubs reportedly sign Jon Lester to $155M deal. Kane prosecutor pleased with new suspect lineup law. Ukrainian journalists visiting suburbs as part of Palatine trip. Kenyon elected Kane forest president amid political wrangling. Third defendant sentenced in killing of widower. Objection filed against Hoffman Estates candidate. Three targeted men via escort ads in Carpentersville.

     
  • Naperville accountant sentenced in RV financing scheme Dec 10, 2014 8:00 PM
    Two suburban men, including an accountant from Naperville, were sentenced to prison for their parts in a recreational vehicle financing scheme that cost lenders nearly $60 million. Brian McMahon, 55, of Naperville, received a 30-month prison sentence acting as the accountant who facilitated false tax returns, according to prosecutors. Russell S. Ott, 51, of Oswego, who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and tax evasion was sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison.

     
  • New Kane panel leader not sold on Settler’s Hill cross country track Dec 10, 2014 7:42 PM
    The future redevelopment of Settler's Hill in Kane County will be steered by a person who, so far, is not as optimistic about the potential profits of building a cross country facility on the former landfill. County board member Kurt Kojzarek is the new chairman of Kane County's Development Committee.

     
  • Schmidt prosecutor of year in Kane Dec 10, 2014 5:18 PM
    Kane County Assistant State's Attorney Lori Schmidt recently was named Prosecutor of the Year in the office's annual employee awards. Sherrie Robotham, an administrative assistant in the civil division, was named Employee of the Year.

     
  • Suburbs losing phone tax revenue; will consumers pay later? Dec 10, 2014 5:26 AM
    Changes in how people communicate mean sharp drops in phone tax revenue in nearly every suburb. And some lobbyists and other experts are guessing what that means: Changes that could cost some consumers more after the state's telecommunications law expires in June. “It's a tax that applies to landlines and lots of people are getting rid of landlines,” said Lisa Happ, Schaumburg's finance director.

     
  • Soup Kettle chef cooks up good will at Elgin church Dec 10, 2014 1:10 PM
    "I've always enjoyed cooking," said Carl Flaks of Elgin, a longtime volunteer at First Congregational Church of Elgin's Soup Kettle. Flaks, a retired teacher, said the hours he puts into organizing and cooking for the weekly meal are his way of giving back to the community he loves.

     
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