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  • Chicago man charged in 2013 Aurora shooting Mar 19, 2015 6:17 PM
    A 24-year-old Chicago man, already in prison on a previous weapons offense in Cook County, has been charged in a 2013 shooting in Aurora. Darrell D. Miller, who last lived on the 10000 block of South Green Street in Chicago, has been charged in DuPage County with aggravated battery with a firearm in connection with a Jan. 5, 2013, shooting that injured three Peoria men at an apartment complex parking lot in the 2600 block of Village Green Drive in Aurora.

     
  • Kane County engineer wins Community Involvement Award Mar 19, 2015 4:29 PM
    Kane County is honored to announce that Kane County Engineer Carl Schoedel was awarded with the 2015 American Public Works Association, Chicago Metro Chapter Community Involvement Award at the annual awards meeting on March 19, 2015. This award recognizes public works professionals who are active leaders in their community and encourages public trust in public works professionals through recognition of outstanding community involvement.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Layoffs surprise U-46 union; Wauconda OKs 9/11 beam Mar 18, 2015 5:43 AM
    Suburban mayors protest Rauner cuts, learn they might lose funding sooner. Wauconda allows World Trade Center beam at proposed 9/11 memorial. U-46 teachers union president ‘surprised’ by high layoff numbers. Des Plaines aldermen postpone vote on funding Sayad’s defense. Woodridge man charged with hijacking, kidnapping woman and 2 kids. Lombard man gets 10 years for shooting ex-girlfriend’s mother. Buffalo Grove park upgrades on hold after state suspends grants. Geneva may not use paintballs on coyotes after all. Encouraging news on Bulls’ injury front.

     
  • Geneva commission says ‘no’ to tearing down Sixth Street School Mar 18, 2015 2:11 PM
    Not so fast on tearing down the old Sixth Street School, says the Geneva Historic Preservation Commission. "It still has the ability to be used as something else," chairman Scott Roy said Wednesday, explaining why the commission voted to deny a demolition permit. "I'd say we are disappointed," Geneva Library board president Bob Shiffler said. The library is buying the site to build a new facility.

     
  • Kane Co. won’t sign on to condemnations of Rauner budget plan Mar 18, 2015 6:35 PM
    Despite facing a loss of $1.7 m this year and $2.8 million next year, Kane County Board members will not send a letter opposing Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to cut local government funds. Several local municipalities blasted the governor's budget plan in letters this week. But county board members said they will stay neutral and hope whatever the state budget plan is that it ultimately results in a better fiscal outcome for everyone.

     
  • West Dundee man deemed sexually violent, will be committed Mar 18, 2015 6:22 PM
    A Kane County jury on Wednesday found that a former 43-year-old West Dundee man convicted of trying to rape two different women when he was a teenager is a Sexually Violent Person. Jamal Sharifpour, who once fled to Turkey and Iran to avoid prosecution and eventually was sentenced to 14 years in prison, will now be held and treated by the Illinois Department of Human Services until he is deemed fit to re-enter society.

     
  • Strip club owner says she can class up Blackjacks Mar 19, 2015 6:03 AM
    The same group that tried to buy Blackjacks Gentlemen's Club in 2013 is back for a second pitch before Kane County officials. A strip club operator promises 200 jobs, increased tax revenue for the county and a full makeover for the property. “The people who come in for a shot and a beer, we don't want them,” she said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Geneva man found guilty of killing wife; Naperville bicyclist hurt Mar 19, 2015 12:21 PM
    Geneva man guilty of murdering wife, staging her death; Naperville bicyclist hurt; Gurnee shoppers sickened; services set for Libertyville war veteran; lawsuit seeks to stop Elgin Tower revamp; Mt. Prospect agency employee charged with sexual assault of teen; we knew Frank Kaminsky back at Benet.

     
  • Geneva man found guilty of killing wife, staging her death Mar 18, 2015 5:30 AM
    A Kane County jury Monday night found Shadwick King guilty of strangling his wife in July 2014 and dumping her body on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Geneva in the city's first murder in nearly 40 years.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Fatal fire in Antioch Twp.; stabbing outside White Castle Mar 16, 2015 5:54 AM
    Antioch Township man killed in fire. Person stabbed in White Castle parking lot in Lake in the Hills. All about syrup in the suburbs. Undefeated Kentucky is the top NCAA seed. Short-handed Bulls fall to Thunder.

     
  • Campaign for tobacco-free kids marks 20 years of “Kicking Butts” Mar 16, 2015 9:33 PM
    Kane County youths will be marking KICK BUTTS Day, Wednesday, March 18, by promoting this year’s theme of “I am not a replacement!”, a reference to the tobacco companies practice of marketing their products to children to replace customers who have died. The campaign is encouraging youths across the country to take a selfie and post it using the hashtag #NotAReplacement.

     
  • Kane prosecutors primed to monitor April election Mar 15, 2015 5:08 PM
    Kane County prosecutors will operate a complaint hotline for the April 7 election; charges dropped against an Aurora shooting suspect; Kane County Bar Foundation offers scholarships

     
  • Beautiful weather on tap for St. Patrick's Day weekend Mar 15, 2015 8:04 AM
    The forecast for St. Patrick's Day weekend looks great, with highs in the low 60s both days, according to weather.com. No rain is in the forecast for either day, and winds should be between 10-15 mph both days.

     
  • Geneva murder defense: Physical evidence lacking Mar 13, 2015 2:59 PM
    Attorneys for Shadwick King, who is accused of Geneva's first murder since 1975, began their defense Thursday, arguing there were no witnesses to place King at the scene of where the body of his wife, Kathleen, was found July 6, 2014, on theUnion Pacific railroad tracks. Closing arguments are expected on Monday; prosecutors say Shadwick King killed his wife in a jealous rage after she began an affair with a man she met in Army training.

     
  • Cook County measles outbreak has cost health departments $150,000 Mar 13, 2015 2:49 PM
    The recent suburban measles outbreak has cost the state and local health departments at least $150,000, officials said. Illinois hasn’t seen a new measles case since Feb. 25 when an adult from the northwest suburbs was diagnosed.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Felipe Calderón one-on-one; bank at COD owes taxes Mar 13, 2015 6:03 AM
    Felipe Calderon one-on-one in Elgin; a bank at College of DuPage should have paid taxes; ex-state Rep. Farnham says he was sexually abused as a child; Arlington Heights picks its Officer of the Year.

     
  • Pathologist casts doubt on Geneva murder theory Mar 13, 2015 7:33 PM
    A forensic pathologist who reviewed the autopsy of Kathleen King, who was found dead on the Union Pacific railroad tracks in July 2014, says some of the minor hemorraging on her body could have causes besides strangulation. Shadwick King, 47, of Geneva, is expected to take the witness stand Monday when the murder trial resumes. He faces 20 to 60 years if convicted of Geneva's first murder since 1975.

     
  • Kane ‘No Refusal’ part of overall St. Pat’s anti-DUI efforts Mar 13, 2015 5:03 PM
    The Kane County state's attorney's office will work with law enforcement to hold its second "No Refusal" event on Tuesday. The DUI patrol on St. Patrick's Day is part of numerous extra patrols by law enforcement during that week.

     
  • Aurora police arrest 2 men on weapons charges Mar 13, 2015 3:46 PM
    Aurora Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting a party on March 7 in which a minivan was damaged, but no one injured. Adrian R. Hernandez, 18, of Aurora, is charged with shooting at two men at a party. Another man, Jesus Villegas Jr., 25, of Oswego, also was arrested in an unrelated incident on weapons and drug charges.

     
  • Tollway speed limits in suburbs likely going up Mar 13, 2015 10:24 AM
    Speed limits may be increasing by 5 to 10 mph this summer on several segments of the tollway that run through the suburbs. Higher speed limits on parts of I-294, I-88 and I-355 were recommended for approval Thursday by the Illinois Tollway's customer service and planning committee.

     
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