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  • Cougars fall 9-5 to Loons Jul 20, 2014 7:01 PM
    Great Lakes used 9 straight runs Sunday to guarantee a series victory over the visiting Cougars. With the 9-5 victory, the Loons (14-15, 48-51) handed the Cougars (19-10, 64-35) their first series loss of the second half.

  • Big weekend planned at Kane County Fair Jul 19, 2014 7:00 AM
    Looking for a great way to enjoy a beautiful weekend, weather wise? Look no further than the Kane County Fair. The fair is open noon to midnight today and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Today, there’s more bull riding, a demolition derby at 2 and 7 p.m., the Neverly Brothers perform at 4 p.m. and American English at 7 p.m.

  • Bull riding, talent winners highlight Kane fair Jul 19, 2014 7:31 PM
    On the fourth day of the Kane County Fair Saturday, large crowds took advantage of the pleasant weather to spend time with friends and family. People lined up for carnival rides, corn dogs and frozen lemonade. The schedule was packed with activities from Professional Championship Bullriding to pig racing and a performance by the top talent competitors from Kane County.

  • Cougars strike out 4-2 against Loons Jul 19, 2014 11:21 PM
    Great Lakes’ bullpen teamed up for 14 strikeouts Saturday night as the Loons held on for a 4-2 victory over the visiting Kane County Cougars at the Dow Diamond.

  • Dawn Patrol: O’Hare OK after Ukraine crash; Mt. Prospect power back Jul 18, 2014 5:48 AM
    Passengers sad but operations normal at O'Hare after Malaysian plane crash. Power returns in Mount Prospect after two hurt in car crash into ComEd pole. Mount Prospect police warn of burglaries. DCFS says evidence shows Prospect Heights dad of dead infant had abused 9-year-old boy. Cubs, Sox prospects.

  • Summer twilight: an enchanting time Jul 18, 2014 2:40 PM
    The long, hot day melts in the dimming light. Faintly, the evening star appears in the sky. Animals begin to shift in the shadows. It’s twilight. It’s summer. And summer twilight is an enchanting time.

  • Probation for 1 of 3 in Kane presciption drug scheme Jul 18, 2014 5:46 PM
    A 35-year-old South Elgin woman was sentenced to 30 months of probation after admitting Friday to possession of blank prescription forms, a felony. Suzanne E. Rostek was one of three arrested in October 2013 in a scheme to illegally obtain prescription drugs. The cases against the other two people are pending.

  • Cougars pound Lansing in 10-1 victory Jul 18, 2014 10:31 PM
    Jen-Ho Tseng carried a perfect game into the fifth inning and the Cougars backed him up with 16 hits for a 10-1 road victory over the Lansing Lugnuts on Friday at Cooley Law School Stadium.For the Cougars (19-8, 64-33), the win secured their eighth straight series victory. Lansing fell to 13-14 in the second half and 45-51 on the season.

  • Dawn Patrol: Escapee charged; Mt. Prospect OKs center expansion Jul 17, 2014 5:44 AM
    Escapee from mental health center caught. Mount Prospect shopping center expansion approved. Social media convention goes awry. Kids play one sport these days. Aurora police: 2 men in custody after being on the run. Aurora man convicted 7th time for burglary. Toews, Kane a dynamic duo.

  • How Elgin cabbie helped capture mental health center escapee Jul 17, 2014 7:44 PM
    Elgin cabdriver Aaron Dunbar made a split-second decision to pick up the man hailing his cab -- a man now accused of fleeing Elgin Mental Health officials and prompting an 8-hour manhunt. “People were scared in the area,” he said. “I might as well try to do something. Anybody in the same position, I’m pretty sure, would react in the same way -- attempt to do something to solve it.”

  • Aurora woman found guilty in 2010 murder-for-hire Jul 17, 2014 5:57 PM
    A Kane County jury Thursday convicted an Aurora woman of trying to hire a hitman to kill her boyfriend. Attorneys for Maricela Arciga, 27, argue she wanted her boyfriend gone, but got cold feet after giving an undercover agent $200 of $2,000 and was pressured into going forward. She faces up to 60 years in prison and has been held at the Kane County jail on $750,000 bail since her arrest in October 2010.

  • Cougars win 3-0 in 10 innings Jul 17, 2014 10:48 PM
    The Kane County Cougars snapped a scoreless tie with 3 runs in the 10th inning en route to a 3-0 triumph over the Lansing Lugnuts in Midwest League action at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing on Thursday night.

  • 20-year-old killed in Pingree Grove crash Jul 17, 2014 5:16 PM
    One man was killed and another airlifted to a hospital following a crash on Route 20 near Route 47 early Thursday in Pingree Grove. Ian Halasik, 20, was pronounced dead at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin following the 12:15 a.m. crash, police said. Pingree Grove police and the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team are looking for potential witnesses.

  • Elgin conducts shooter training at school Jul 17, 2014 8:08 PM
    Despite the preparation and the jovial atmosphere preceding Thursday’s live training at Otter Creek Elementary School in Elgin, it all ended up feeling surprisingly realistic, said Emily Muller, a member of Spotlight Youth Theater in Cary. “You don’t have to act as much as you think you would. The emotions are very real.” The four-hour training was the largest ever conducted by Elgin police.

  • Dawn Patrol: Woman screams to scare coyote pack away; torture guilty plea Jul 16, 2014 5:56 AM
    'Hero' neighbor rescues dog from pack of coyotes. Woman pleads guilty to torture, murder of Waukegan man. Republicans have some catching up to do in suburban races, monetarily speaking. Kane County animal control poised to pay off $1.5 million debt. Antioch restaurateur involved in fatal crash sentenced to jail time. Germanfest returns to Lombard church for 47th year. So just how do revamped Bulls stack up in East? Top Hawks prospect Hartman learning by experience.

  • Kane County Fair gets off to a comfortable start Jul 17, 2014 5:32 AM
    For Tony Jones, who has two food and beverage booths at the Kane County Fair, business is extremely dependent on weather conditions. He has worked at Illinois fairs every summer since he was a child, and he sees statewide fair attendance decline every year from extreme temperatures. But fair officials said weather was ideal for opening day Wednesday, and they hope for a higher attendance than in years past.

  • Lugnuts hand Cougars rare consecutive loss Jul 16, 2014 10:09 PM
    For the first time in the second half of the season, the first-place Kane County Cougars dropped their second game in a row, falling 8-4 to the Lansing Lugnuts in Midwest League action at Cooley Law School Stadium on Wednesday.

  • Software problem leaves residents in dark on water bills Jul 16, 2014 9:31 AM
    Many West Chicago residents haven't seen a water bill in nearly a year because of a software compatability issue. Residents and some city officials complain poor communication from the city has left many residents owing large sums. “It's scary, and it makes me angry a little bit because I don't know what I'm facing when the bills start coming again,” one resident said.

  • Outdoor Shakespeare show geared toward all ages Jul 16, 2014 3:20 PM
    What happens when fairies get involved in a complicated love triangle? Comedy and confusion result in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Saturday, July 19, at Geneva’s Shakespeare in the Park. Performed by the Midsummer Shakespeare Troupe, the free, family-friendly event takes place in a Ravinia-like setting on Island Park.

  • Prosecutors seek cellphone records in Geneva murder case Jul 16, 2014 3:23 PM
    Prosecutors are seeking the cellphone records of Shadwick R. King, a Geneva man who is accused of killing his wife, Kathleen, on July 6. King, 47, who was being held on $1.5 million bond, appeared briefly in court Wednesday and faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted.

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