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  • 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.

  • Kane Co. circuit court clerk puts son on payroll Jul 16, 2014 6:34 PM
    There are now two Hartwells on Kane County's payroll as the elected circuit court clerk, Tom, recently hired his son, Dave. Tom Hartwell said he hired his son, who is a math teacher in Arkansas, for a part-time summer job because he was having a hard time finding anyone who would work on a temporary basis.

  • Court overturns Carpentersville woman’s 4th DUI Jul 16, 2014 6:29 PM
    An appellate court panel has overturned a 35-year-old Carpentersville woman's aggravated DUI conviction, ruling a prosecution witnesses estimation of her blood alcohol concentration was "inherently unreliable." Chrystal Floyd was sentenced to six years in prison for the 2011 offense.

  • Two girls win Kane County Fair Talent Contest Jul 15, 2014 1:20 AM
    The annual Kane County Talent Show featured 25 contestants in two divisions Monday night at the fairgrounds in St. Charles -- and two winners emerged after all the girls anxiously awaited their chance to sing, dance or play instruments (VIDEO).

  • Rock out to local favorites at fair soundstage Jul 15, 2014 3:26 PM
    One of the most popular spots at the Kane County Fair, now on its 146th year, is the Miller Lite Soundstage, which showcases local bands and performers each day. Fair board president Larry Breon says organizers aim to offer a variety of acts to suit all musical tastes.

  • Bull riding shows featured at Kane County Fair Jul 15, 2014 3:38 PM
    Bob Sauber has experienced thrill. He has gone bungee jumping and cliff diving. He has gone snowboarding and skiing down some of the hardest black diamond courses. But for him, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of bull riding.

  • Two accused of beating at Carpentersville party Jul 15, 2014 5:48 PM
    Two Carpentersville men face felony charges that they jumped a man outside of a party in Carpentersville over the weekend, kicking him repeatedly while he was on the ground and breaking his nose. Daniel Mora, 23, and Jose A. Mora-Aguilar, 26, face charges of aggravated battery and mob action.

  • Too cold to even spray for mosquitoes? Jul 16, 2014 5:34 AM
    How cool is it tonight? It’s so cold that one village is postponing it’s mosquito spraying. The village of Woodridge sent a notice to residents saying it is putting off its skeeter spraying until Thursday. Mosquitoes were "less active, resulting in a less effective treatment."

  • Kane County Fair opens Wednesday Jul 15, 2014 5:46 PM
    The 146th annual Kane County Fair begins its five-day run at 8 a.m. Wednesday with sheep and poultry judging at the fairgrounds on Randall Road in St. Charles. Preparations pretty much wrapped up Tuesday under threatening skies, a bit of rain and unseasonably cool temperatures. It was in the 50s early Tuesday.

  • Kane County animal control poised to pay off $1.5 million debt Jul 15, 2014 9:13 PM
    A preview of the 2015 budget for Kane County's animal control agency shows the department is on track to zero out the so-called mortgage debt it owes county taxpayers for the construction of its facility by 2017. When that happens, it will provide more than $150,000 of financial wiggle room for the department, which has had financial difficulties in the recent past.

  • Dawn Patrol: ‘Polar’ air moves in; Glen Ellyn mom on ceiling collapse Jul 15, 2014 5:44 AM
    ‘Polar’ air expected overnight. Glen Ellyn mom happy kids safe after ceiling collapse. Schaumburg native swaps Broadway dreams for production success. Massive wooden soldier moved to Pingree Grove. Des Plaines oasis demo underway. A Grayslake man charged in drive-by shooting. Cubs 40-54 at all-star break.

  • Snappers stun Cougars Jul 15, 2014 11:06 AM
    Coverage of Kane County Cougars baseball: One out from another victory, the Kane County Cougars gave up a 2-run homer to Tyler Marincov in the ninth inning and dropped a 3-2 decision to the Beloit Snappers in Midwest League action at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva on Monday.

  • Kane County Fair opens Wednesday in St. Charles Jul 14, 2014 4:01 PM
    Visitors come to the 146th annual Kane County Fair for a variety of reasons. For 17-year-old Emily Studt, of Elgin, the Kane County Fair is a chance to demonstrate all the hard work she has put into her 4-H projects over the past year. “We work hard year-round, but for the kids in 4-H, the fair is the biggest part of our entire year,” she said.

  • Dawn Patrol: 5 charged in shooting; top 15 perform in talent contest Jul 14, 2014 5:44 AM
    Five charged with shooting gun outside Hanover Park home; Glen Ellyn roof collapse leaves apartment uninhabitable; Fox BBQ competition heats up in St. Charles; top 15 perform in Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent competition; why the Bulls failed to hit the Melo jackpot; Cubs showing cracks in the Wood; another tough loss for White Sox

  • Barbeque & More offers a taste of Pakistan in Algonquin Jul 14, 2014 12:57 PM
    After moving to Algonquin from Pakistan, Shakil Hussain noticed that if he wanted to get some of the tastes from home when dining out, he had to head all the way into Schaumburg. So, he decided to open his own restaurant closer to his Fox Valley home featuring food from Pakistan, as well as Indian, Mediterranean and Asian food.

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