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  • Using DuPage facility helps put Kane coroner at 16% over budget Oct 11, 2014 7:36 AM
    A Kane County committee Friday agreed to increase the coroner's current budget by $140,000, which includes at least $43,000 worth of unexpected spending due to the morgue being closed and autopsies being done in DuPage County's facility.

  • The Great Ferret Show comes to St. Charles Oct 11, 2014 7:36 PM
    The Greatest Ferret Show on Earth came to the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles on Saturday, presented by the Greater Chicago Ferret Association.

  • Dawn Patrol: Quinn, Rauner debate taxes, economy; Hinsdale teacher deal Oct 10, 2014 6:08 AM
    Taxes, economy at issue in Quinn-Rauner debate; Hinsdale District 86 reaches deal with teachers; Bolingbrook teen in terrorism case called intelligent, normal; his lawyer says ISIS isn't a threat; Blackhawks win season opener with OT shootout.

  • Probation, jail for one of two in Elgin Ecstasy bust Oct 10, 2014 4:18 PM
    A 18-year-old arrested in a June 2014 Ecstasy bust in Elgin recieved four years of probation and 180 days in jail after pleading guilty Friday. Alexandra Wojcik, of South Elgin, could be resentenced to up to seven years in prison if she violates her probation. Her boyfriend and co-defendant, Jacob M. Laurance, 20, of St. Charles, pleaded not guilty Friday and is next due in court on Nov. 5. He faces six to 30 years in prison on the most severe charges.

  • Expanded vendors cause stir at St. Charles Scarecrow Fest Oct 10, 2014 8:28 PM
    Some restaurants and business owners on Third Street in St. Charles say carnival food vendors at the 29th Scarecrow Festival have unfairly encroached on their businesses. Festival organizers say this is part of the balancing act of getting the city exposure that will lead to more business in the long run and the short-term inconveniences caused by the festival.

  • Two charged in 2011 Aurora shooting Oct 10, 2014 12:32 PM
    Two 21-year-old Aurora men have been charged with attempted murder for an October 2011 shooting near East Aurora High School. Esteban Perez and Jose A. Becerra, who were already both being held at the Kane County jail on other felony charges, face up a minimum of 21 and 26 years in prison, respectively, if convicted.

  • Metra asks for 68 percent fare hike over 10 years Oct 10, 2014 10:33 AM
    Although a final vote isn’t until November, a majority of Metra leaders committed to a proposal to raise fares an average of 10.8 percent in 2015 followed by increases averaging 4.8 percent in each of the next nine years in exchange for the promise of better, more reliable service. The fare hike is “not a done deal,” Chairman Martin Oberman said. “We’re going on record saying, ‘This is what we need.’”

  • Dawn Patrol: Dist. 214 teacher’s firing upheld; BB gun in U-46 school Oct 9, 2014 7:43 AM
    Parents unhappy with U-46 after student brings BB gun to school. Court upholds Dist. 214’s firing of teacher who attacked son’s molester. Naperville man sued in crash that left woman paralyzed. Ex-cab driver sentenced to 35 years for sexual assaults. Financing kills Glen Ellyn development plans. Elgin man dies from injuries after shooting. Bears special teams gear up to face Hester.

  • Elgin area veterans are needed for special video project Oct 8, 2014 12:42 PM
    Elgin area veterans are sought for a video that's now in production. The tribute video will feature stories, photos and memorabilia shared by local veterans.

  • Dawn Patrol: DuPage County West Nile death; 2 seriously hurt in Elgin Oct 8, 2014 8:18 AM
    Hanover Park woman dies after getting West Nile virus. Bicyclist in hospital after hit by car in Elgin. An Elgin man in hospital after shooting. Quinn, Rauner disagree on gun control. Supreme Court won’t hear Calusinski appeal. 3 juveniles arrested in Crystal Lake arson. Sandwich, Ill., man killed in Big Rock car crash. Falcons’ Ryan another big test for Bears’ defense.

  • Taylor 2 Dance Company to peform at Fermilab Oct 8, 2014 2:36 PM
    The Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series will present Paul Taylor’s Taylor 2 Dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in Ramsey Auditorium. The show is dedicated to longtime auditorium committee volunteer and former chairwoman Nancy Carrigan.

  • Kane County Sheriff hopefuls differ on first steps if elected Oct 8, 2014 6:54 PM
    Both candidates for Kane County Sheriff have plenty of law enforcement experience, but differ on their first course of action if elected. Voters will chose between Democrat Willie Mayes Sr. and Republican Don Kramer to be the next sheriff on Nov. 4 as Pat Perez is not seeking a third term.

  • ‘What’s in a Scarecrow?’ Find out at St. Charles festival Oct 8, 2014 1:01 AM
    Autumn is here and with it one of the Fox Valley’s most popular events: the Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles. Depending on the weather, between 100,000 and 120,000 people are expected to attend the festival, according to Jason Pawlowski, marketing manager and festival liaison for the St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Rocker/filmmaker Rob Zombie goes for jugular in Villa Park haunted house Oct 7, 2014 1:05 PM
    Musician and horror filmmaker Rob Zombie has opened a three-part haunted house in Villa Park. Called Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare, the house features plenty of intense scares, and it has sparked some controversy because of a room dedicated to real-life serial killer John Gacy. How bad is it? “Our goal is that after you walk through, you'll feel like you need to take a shower," says haunted-house producer Steve Kopelman.

  • Domestic violence: What Kane County is doing Oct 7, 2014 7:05 PM
    The video of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancé in a casino elevator made headlines across the country, but for Kane County authorities and domestic violence victim advocates it was an all too familiar scene. October is Domestic Violence awareness month and authorities say counseling can help prevent future domestic attacks, which officials say only grow in frequency and severity if not stopped.

  • Lauzen accuses county board member of revealing closed session info Oct 7, 2014 2:00 PM
    Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen criticized board member Maggie Auger Tuesday, saying she had revealed information discussed during a September closed session meeting regarding his plan to study whether all the autopsies Coroner Rob Russell has done were necessary.

  • Sandwich, Ill., man killed in Big Rock car crash Oct 7, 2014 7:19 PM
    One person was killed Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle crash near Jericho and Granart roads near Big Rock, according to Kane County authorities.

  • Dawn Patrol: Delays hit airports again; Teacher allowed to retire Oct 7, 2014 6:02 AM
    Delays hit airports again. N. Aurora Activity Center might come down sooner. Retirement approved for controversial Batavia teacher. Narrow escape for driver in Des Plaines. Anti-bullying author speaks at Lake Park campuses. Bears' Marshall missing in action. High intensity during Bulls' preseason opener.

  • Grown-ups can find treasure at Pirates of the Commons Oct 6, 2014 1:42 PM
    As you’re scrambling to create Halloween costumes for your kids this year, don’t forget to put together one of your own. You’re going to need it for the second annual Algonquin Commons Pirates of the Commons Scavenger Hunt

  • Dawn Patrol: Cardinal George at service; Boy gets his wish Oct 6, 2014 6:23 AM
    Cardinal George helps Mundelein church celebrate 150th anniversary; Make-A-Wish helps Arlington Heights boy become a Jedi; Cantigny Civil War event brings era to life; salary increase a sticking point in Dist. 75 teacher’s contract talks; five ill from carbon monoxide poisoning in Vernon Hills; Bears’ loss to Panthers a total team failure

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