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  • Dawn Patrol: COD president’s $762,000 deal; Danica Patrick in Lombard Jan 23, 2015 5:49 AM
    COD board says yes to $762,000 Breuder severance deal. Bail revoked for former Gavin teacher in sexual assault. Autistic man from Glendale Heights is missing. Patrick leads ‘Healthy Driven’ campaign in suburbs. Messmer sings national anthem at Geneva/Batavia game. 2 arrested in St. Charles tobacco shop robbery. Seabrook’s all-star honor well-deserved.

  • Elgin man gets 6 years for sex assault of autistic woman Jan 23, 2015 6:04 PM
    A 55-year-old Elgin man was sentenced to six years in prison after admitting to sexually assaulting a mentally disabled woman in April 2013. Kenneth Logwood must register as a sex offender. He was arrested after the woman became pregnant and police obtained his DNA, according to court records.

  • 2 arrested in St. Charles tobacco shop robbery Jan 22, 2015 5:22 PM
    St. Charles police have arrested two 20-year-old men on charges they robbed a tobacco store Jan. 4 at gunpoint and knife point. Rayshawn Vonperbandt and Jacob M. Fahey, both of St. Charles, face six to 30 years in prison if convicted. They are being held on bails of $100,000 and $130,000, respectively, and are due in court Feb. 5.

  • Dawn Patrol: O’Hare again the busiest; Barrington church break-in Jan 22, 2015 5:38 AM
    O’Hare takes back busiest airport title. Fire damages home in North Aurora. Two charged in Barrington church break-in. Wauconda man accused of tire thefts in Palatine. Elgin man, woman face drug and gun charges. Tollway looks to hire minority contractors. Gase rejoins Fox as Bears offensive coordinator.

  • Fox River Grove ski tournament marks 110 years this weekend Jan 23, 2015 5:16 AM
    While most suburbanites would welcome this week's warmer temperatures, Fox River Grove residents are praying for snow. The Norge Ski Tournament marks its 110th year this weekend in Fox River Grove. Organizers said with temperatures rising keeping the slopes snowpacked will be a challenge.

  • Kane to investigate disbanding Aurora Election Commission Jan 22, 2015 7:37 PM
    Kane County officials will consider what must be done to disband the Aurora Election Commission, a task that's already proved difficult even for city of Aurora officials.

  • Griffin: Municipal retirees' insurance cost taxpayers millions Jan 21, 2015 10:51 AM
    More than 2,100 former employees in 57 suburbs cost taxpayers almost $16.5 million in health insurance costs last year. And experts expect that figure to keep rising as more municipal employees head into retirement before they are eligible for Medicare at age 65. But even then, Medicare eligibility only reduces the municipal burden, rather than putting an end to it.

  • Kane Co. to push state for lawsuit fee, juror pay relief Jan 22, 2015 12:16 AM
    Funding a courthouse expansion, creating jobs with a new green energy technology and reversing the looming juror pay increase will be among the top three priories for Kane County Board members this legislative session. The board's Legislative Committee agreed to the priority list in preparation for meeting with the county's state lawmakers in coming months.

  • Was horrific childhood a factor in murder of Aurora Twp. WWII vet? Jan 21, 2015 9:12 PM
    A 28-year-old man was described Wednesday as traumatized by his childhood in the resentencing hearing for the May 2007 murder of Roscoe Ebey, a World War II veteran and Aurora Township man. Hector M. Mauricio was originally sentenced to 60 years, but an appellate court panel voided that sentence because the judge made inappropriate remarks about how he respected Ebey as a member of the "Greatest Generation."

  • Campton Hills hopefuls face last hurdle to ballot Jan 21, 2015 5:30 AM
    Four people running for Campton Hills president and trustee seats in April need to clear one more hurdle to get on the April 7 ballot. They have filed court papers to have a judge order the Kane County Clerk to accept their petitions. The petitions were not turned over to the clerk in December because a challenge was filed against Trustee Harry Blecker, who is running for village president, and three others. The matter is due in court on Monday.

  • ‘Skinny jeans bandit’ arrested, authorities say Jan 21, 2015 8:11 PM
    A Yorkville man charged with robbing a bank in Carol Stream may be the "skinny jeans bandit" suspected of similar heists in Grayslake, Cary and Indiana in recent weeks, the FBI says.

  • Dawn Patrol: Guilty verdict in fatal arson; Rt. 20 safety petition Jan 21, 2015 6:01 AM
    Villa Park man guilty of murder in 2012 Lombard arson case. Petition addresses safety after Elgin boy’s Route 20 death. U.S reps from suburbs sound off on Obama’s speech. ‘Food Court Wars’ eatery closing in West Dundee. 2 Bartlett High students face felony hacking charges. Route 53 financing recommendations come into focus. Just the latest challenge for Thibodeau, Bulls.

  • Kane County morgue expected to reopen soon Jan 20, 2015 7:56 AM
    The Kane County morgue is set to reopen in a few weeks, ending a seven-month relationship with DuPage County that cost about $50,000. The morgue would have reopened this week if not for one final glitch involving damage to the new freezer caused by faulty installation.

  • Dawn Patrol: Ice, snow coming; Bears welcome Fox Jan 20, 2015 5:51 AM
    Icy roads predicted this morning, snow later; reports: Duckworth will consider Senate run; officials want no bond for former teacher accused of sex with students; officials: Fire displaces 16; building had no working smoke alarms; Imrem: Bears need to say ‘Jay isn’t our quarterback’; Fox confident his straight talk will help Bears; NHL disagrees with Blackhawks’ Carcillo, suspends him

  • Dawn Patrol: Wauconda couple find missing man; Super Bowl matchup set Jan 19, 2015 5:45 AM
    How Wauconda couple found missing Cary man; Man pleads guilty to exploitation of elderly father; Pedestrian injured in Rolling Meadows hit-and-run; Elgin man arrested after 45-minute car, foot chase; $270 million Jackpot winner has yet to come forward; Blackhawks drop third of last four games; Bears name Lucas director of player personnel

  • Algonquin Commons to host Ladies Night Out Jan 19, 2015 9:32 PM
    If you’re a lady, you’re in luck. Algonquin Commons is hosting a special Ladies Night Out event this month at the Randall Road mall that will feature discounts, food samples and fun. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the mall in Algonquin.

  • First Campton Hills Winter Wonder promises fun, learning Jan 19, 2015 5:13 PM
    The Campton Hills Community Relations Committee will host the first Winter Wonders Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Corron Farm. Part festival, part fundraiser for the Corron Farm Preservation Society, the event will feature a variety of activities and organizers hope to raise money for an eventual restoration of an 1875 barn.

  • Man pleads guilty to exploitation of elderly father Jan 19, 2015 5:29 AM
    A 53-year-old Elgin man was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay nearly $17,000 restitution after admitting to financially exploiting his elderly father; the FBI warns of a scam targeting college students.

  • Learn land management methods from local experts Jan 18, 2015 4:19 PM
    Learn about native plants and how to attract pollinators to your yard at Garfield Farm Museum's Natural Area Management seminar in February.

  • Elgin man arrested after 45-minute car, foot chase Jan 19, 2015 12:15 PM
    An Elgin man who led police on a chase — first in his car before crashing it, and then on foot — has been arrested and charged with, among other things, aggravated fleeing and eluding, police officials said Sunday. News: Elgin police said officers caught up with Claude R. Thompson, 23, of the 1300 block of Maroon Drive, in a rural area near Sleepy Hollow after chasing and searching for him for about 45 minutes.

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