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  • Directing ‘The Nutcracker’ from a hospital bed Nov 21, 2014 10:11 AM
    Christmas is the season for giving, and Ashlie Andersen, owner of State Street Dance Studio and director of the school’s 11th performance of “The Nutcracker,” is contemplating three of the most important gifts of her life. Foremost are the twins she is expecting, but the third gift was a complete surprise. “I gave my studio to Ashlie,” said founder Linda Cunningham, who lives in Batavia. “It was my Oprah moment. I said, ‘hey, I want to talk to you about something. I have a gift for you.’ She was blown away.”

  • Dawn Patrol: Minimum wage vote possible today; Naperville ranked safest city for women Nov 20, 2014 6:33 AM
    Minimum wage vote possible today in state Senate. Naperville ranked safest city for women. State police finish Carpentersville death probe. Aurora police charge 6 in burglaries. Libertyville seems unlikely to reverse video gambling ban. Blackhawks lose van Riemsdyk to tough break.

  • State police finish investigation into Carpentersville death Nov 19, 2014 6:16 PM
    The Illinois State Police Public Integrity Task Force has completed its three-month investigation into the death of a 31-year-old Carpentersville man who died after a traffic stop and scuffle with police in mid-August. The report has been submitted to the Kane County State's Attorney who will ultimately determine if a criminal act led to Joshua Paul's death. A coroner's report released Monday listed the manner of Paul's death as "undetermined," but the cause was internal bleeding from a lacerated vein in his liver.

  • Griffin: Video gambling blamed for casino attendance drop Nov 19, 2014 5:06 AM
    The Suburban Tax Watchdog column looks at Wayne Township taxpayers who don't want to keep covering the cost of an extra sheriff's patrol, Illinois gambling revenue that is up but leaves future revenue stability in question, and who pays for judges' robes in DuPage County. Spoiler alert: Taxpayers still do.

  • Dawn Patrol: Naperville councilmen eligibility questioned; hero cops Nov 19, 2014 6:02 AM
    Watchdogs question if Naperville councilmen can serve. Heroes of Holiday Hills shootout honored. Schools plead two sides of proposed state funding. Anti-overdose initiative launched in Lake County. Archbishop Cupich speaks of protecting children. Report: Lake County sheriff official pulls over school bus to give son lunch. Education coalition unveils policy recommendations.

  • Editorial: ‘No Refusal’ DUI crackdowns are useful tool Nov 19, 2014 9:37 AM
    Kane County's "No Refusal" DUI crackdown is an effective tool in the fight against drunken driving, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • What's your one word for this cold weather? Nov 19, 2014 12:59 PM
    With this recent round of unseasonably cold weather, we wondered what one word you would use to describe the conditions. Photojournalist Bob Chwedyk hit the streets to find out what your word would be.

  • Dawn Patrol: Report on post-traffic stop death; Cupich installation Nov 18, 2014 6:45 AM
    Report: Internal bleeding killed Carpentersville man after arrest. Palatine man convicted of killing teen in 2003 crash arrested in another DUI. Former Gavin teacher turns himself in. Suburban sufferer of immune deficiency fights for insurance coverage. Cupich to become archbishop today. Car jumps curb, runs into Fox River Grove bank. Blackhawks’ Foley walks, talks among greats.

  • Report: Internal bleeding killed Carpentersville man after arrest Nov 18, 2014 6:00 PM
    Kane County Coroner Rob Russell said the death of 31-year-old Joshua Paul was caused by a lacerated portal vein in Paul's liver "complicated by cirrhosis due to chronic alcoholism." Paul died a few hours after a traffic stop and scuffle with two Carpentersville police, according to Russell's report. The manner of Paul's death is listed as "undetermined" because Illinois State Police have yet to conclude their investigation.

  • Dawn Patrol: Wirewalker Wallenda in St. Charles; Bears get win Nov 17, 2014 5:47 AM
    Nik Wallenda visits St. Charles church. Naperville North students shave their heads for cancer research. Ingleside man accused in chases last week improving in hospital. David Schwimmer visits Mundelein High. Cautious optimism over Bears win. Much more optimism over Hawks win.

  • Model railroad club invites kids to operate trains Nov 17, 2014 2:04 PM
    Watching trains run around a large model railroad layout is fun, but what’s even more fun is having a chance to operate the trains yourself. At the 65th annual Valley Model Railroad Club’s open house and food drive, kids — and adults — will have this opportunity.

  • Bartlett High, Tefft students succeed during Technology Day Nov 17, 2014 3:15 PM
    Bartlett High School’s robotics team earned first place and Tefft Middle School students earned second place during the 14th annual Technology Day, a state conference hosted by Illinois State University.

  • Cold will linger throughout the week, meteorologists say Nov 17, 2014 6:25 PM
    A weather system bringing in the coldest air of the season into the region also is expected to deliver a massive lake-effect snowfall east of the Great Lakes.

  • New I-90 bridge over Fox: How do you build in a river? Nov 17, 2014 5:11 AM
    At dawn today, wind willing, two hoists will lift a 190,000-pound beam from a waiting truck on the Jane Addams Tollway and heave it onto columns rising about 40 feet above the Fox River in Elgin. Two teams of ironworkers 170 feet apart will chatter on walkie talkies, calibrating the movement of the beam so it's in the right spot at the right time.

  • Despite headlines, U.S. violent crime down Nov 16, 2014 5:24 PM
    Violent crime fell about 4 percent nationwide last year, according to the FBI, a trend that appears to be occurring in Kane County as well; a Huntley man gets three years of probation and must register as a sex offender after admitting to soliciting a 12-year-old over the Internet.

  • Donations bring paper products to area seniors Nov 15, 2014 5:04 PM
    It’s not unusual for a FedEx truck to pull into an industrial park loaded with important packages, but it’s not every day those boxes are filled with tissues and toilet paper. Through the shipping company’s FedEx Cares-Deliver Hope campaign, employees on Saturday brought a truck with about 1,000 bags of paper products to donate to the Humanitarian Service Project. The donation will supply eight months’ worth of toilet paper, facial tissues and paper towels to the 125 clients in the Carol Stream charity’s Senior Citizens Project.

  • Dawn Patrol: 3 teachers charged in sex abuse case; Bulls’ Rose injured Nov 14, 2014 6:19 AM
    Three Lake County teachers facing misdemeanor charges alleging they failed to report a Gavin School District 37 instructor accused of molesting a student. 3 hurt in Antioch crash. Schaumburg reviewing old murder case. St. Viator fine arts dept. getting $3M renovation. Geneva Wood award given to Rotary Club president. Derrick Rose --- oh, no.

  • Love the outdoors? Become a Kane County Certified Naturalist Nov 14, 2014 5:01 PM
    Are you someone who loves nature but doesn’t know how to learn more about it? Do you wish you could explore the woods but feel too shy to do it on your own? Come out of the closet and join like-minded people in the Kane County Certified Naturalists program.

  • Thirteen lbs. of pot seized in indoor growing operation near St. Charles Nov 14, 2014 3:36 PM
    A 44-year-old man is accused of operating a large-scale indoor pot growing operation at a St. Charles Township home. David M. Robbins is being held on $150,000 bail after authorities seized 13 pounds of marijuana packaged for sale along with 463 plants growing in the home's garage, basement and main floor of the home.

  • Metra board approves 10.8 percent fare hike Nov 14, 2014 2:28 PM
    Metra leaders Friday approved an average 10.8 percent fare hike that will pay employees more and buy essential equipment but won’t deliver any extras such as more express trains or additional weekend and late-night service. Board Director John Zediker of Naperville suggested halving the increase. “Clearly, we can’t balance everything on the backs of the riders” he said.

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