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  • Prospect Heights police respond Thursday to the scene of a reported death of a 1-month-old girl on the 800 block of East Old Willow Road.

    Dawn Patrol: Autopsy today on infant; West Chicago man not guiltyJul 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Autopsy today on 1-month-old girl; West Chicago man acquitted of sexual assault; tollway warns of email scam targeting I-PASS users; vehicle missing for 20 years found in hospital pond; Farnham attorney requests time for possible plea negotiation; judge rules charges in Highland Park huffing case are constitutional; Sale, Rizzo get final All-Star Game spots; landmarks commission OKs Wrigley Field upgrade.

     
  • It’s going to be chilly next week. Not cold enough to shock us like we were when snow fell on May 16 in the suburbs, forecasters say. Richard Nowinski walks his two dogs Archie and Cartman in the snow along Terrace Drive in Algonquin Friday morning. “The dogs love it, but I don’t, not in May,” said Nowinski.

    Polar vortex next week? Not likely, but it’s going to be coldJul 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dire predictions of the return of the dreaded polar vortex to the Chicago area next week might have been a bit exaggerated, but you can expect to feel cooler than normal temperatures. You can also expect severe storms to hit us tonight and tomorrow.

     
  • Shelly Engelhardt leaves the courthouse in Rolling Meadows on Wednesday after the sentencing of D’Andre Howard, who killed three members of her family in 2009.

    Dawn Patrol: Killer gets 3 life sentences; Charges against ex-BullJul 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Howard gets 3 life sentences, plus 60 years. Documents detail allegations against ex-Bull. Barrington Hills teen pleads guilty in fatal DUI. Gurnee man accused of having child porn. Aurora man guilty of burglarizing ex-girlfriend’s home. Melo expected to spurn Bulls.

     
  • Because legislators didn't take into account future growth and the changing business landscape of the state, a tax on businesses provides minimal return to most suburbs.

    Archaic tax formula leaves most suburbs wanting moreJul 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Suburban Chicago would be almost unrecognizable to someone who hasn't been here in 35 years. But what's the same is the distribution of funds from a lesser-known state tax that is based on how the suburbs looked in 1979. “If you're allocating dollars based on how Illinois looked 40 years ago, we're overdue for a change,” Naperville City Manager Doug Krieger said.

     
  • Benjamin Hernandez, 15, of Elgin, suffered serious injuries after the car he was riding in last week plunged into a sinkhole on a rural Kane County road.

    Dawn Patrol: Fund for boy caught in sinkhole; Barrington road projectsJul 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin boy caught in sinkhole home, fund set up. Barrington OK's road projects. Wheaton approves new DuPage health center. Why we don’t see lightning bugs in the suburbs. Fire at Rizzo’s in Naperville started outside. Boating victim identified as Arlington Heights woman. Mount Prospect settles with bar owner. Cary man accused of drug crimes, resisting arrest. Carmelo Anthony talk continues.

     
  • Mental health experts and veterans advocacy officials remind residents living near veterans that fireworks displays may trigger post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in neighboring combat veterans.

    Experts warn fireworks may trigger PTSD episodes in veteransJul 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fireworks aren't the symbols of freedom and liberty to many suburban combat veterans like they are to everyone else. Instead, the loud explosions and intermittent flashes trigger the anxiety and stress symptomatic of post-traumatic stress disorder. “What’s worse for these veterans are the days before or after and the unexpected booms,” said Amanda Feiner, an Arlington Heights therapist.

     
  • The two-day Great Lakes Naval Station Fourth of July celebration returns in a big way for 2014 to the base at Sheridan Road and Route 137 near North Chicago.

    The top six fireworks shows in the suburbsJul 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you're looking for someplace to watch Fourth of July fireworks in the suburbs, you probably don't have to go too far. The Independence Day fireworks shows are a point of pride for many suburbs, but the biggest bangs can be found in Arlington Heights, Elgin, Great Lakes, Hoffman Estates, Itasca and St. Charles. Check out our interactive graphic to find times and locations for all shows in the suburbs.

     
  • San Juanita Pineda comforts her son Benjamin Hernandez, 15, in the pediatric intensive care unit at Loyal Hospital in Maywood on Tuesday. Benjamin was severely injured after the two drove into a sinkhole in Kane County early Tuesday morning.

    Dawn Patrol: Boy walks after sinkhole fall; fatal Naperville motorcycle crashJul 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin boy takes steps after sinkhole accident. One killed, one injured in Naperville motorcycle crash. Local clergy hand out condoms at Hobby Lobby. Email prompts Quinn to withhold COD funding. Geneva doctor’s license suspended. Tollway named for Medal of Honor holder. Cubs beat Red Sox, sweep series. Bulls waiting on Carmelo, have options. Cubs beat Red Sox, sweep series. Fireworks, festival options.

     
  • Storm clouds hang over the downtown Chicago skyline Monday. The National Weather Service is now reporting five tornadoes touched down in Illinois during a storm that dumped heavy rain as it swept across the state.

    5 tornadoes hit Illinois Monday, weather service saysJul 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    The National Weather Service is now reporting five tornadoes touched down in Illinois during a storm that dumped heavy rain as it swept across the state. The weather service confirmed a tornado touched down in Plainfield, causing some damage.

     
  • Members of a Chicago area faith-based initiative learned about growing food and starting a service garden project during a special class series taught by University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator Richard Hentschel. The group is starting a garden project in Aurora for inner-city youths.

    Faith-based group to teach inner city kids about gardeningJun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Cultivate. Nurture. Prepare. Grow. Each of these words could be referring to tending a garden or educating youths. One Chicago area group is doing both with a new Aurora-based project.

     
  • A hot air balloon made an emergency landing in Sun City in Huntley early Tuesday, and now the operator of the balloon could face charges.

    Dawn Patrol: Charges against hot-air balloon operator? Busse Building to goJun 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Charges could come against Huntley balloon operator. Busse Building in Mount Prospect to be torn down. Wheaton woman found in Illinois River. Kane County morgue mold could mean simple fix, longterm move. Lombard police seek help finding missing elderly woman. Cubs fall 4-1. Sox lose in 12. Bulls draft day today.

     
  • Kane County Chief Judge Judith Brawka

    Kane County juvenile detainees fall far short on classroom timeJun 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Youths at Kane County's juvenile detention center average only about 120 minutes of school per day. That's less than half the 300 minutes required by state law. It's going to cost Kane County more than $377,000 to fix the problem.

     
  • Susan Semla of Bloomingdale, who has an autistic daughter, gets emotional as another mother of an autistic child speaks during Bloomingdale’s village board meeting last night. Residents spoke for and against Marklund’s proposal to expand its school for autism.

    Dawn Patrol: Marklund to expand; U-46 says ‘no’ to charter schoolJun 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    U-46 says ‘no’ to charter school. Bloomingdale allows Marklund school for autism to expand. Barrington area residents can soon monitor well water. Road repairs slowing traffic in Carol Stream. Two men charged in Aurora prostitution sting. Lombard pedestrian underpass meeting set. Waukegan man charged in stabbings. Antioch man charged with having fraudulent ID. Kasper: Light at the end of the tunnel for Cubs fans.

     
  • Joe Walsh tested his radio station, 560-AM WIND, last night after it kept cutting to commercial when he used racially charged language by using or preparing to use racial slurs. The station ultimately ended his show.

    Dawn Patrol: Joe Walsh pulled off radio; Roskam out of leadership post?Jun 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Joe Walsh pulled off radio; Roskam could be out of leadership after losing whip bid; freight train hits pedestrian in Lake Forest; Glen Ellyn-area lightning strike fire; two accused of lying about kidnapping friend; $1.2 million gift to hospital from West Dundee couple; IDOT advises drivers to stay off the Kennedy again; Cook County property tax levies increase.

     
  • Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.comStorm clouds roll in over Libertyville Wednesday morning.

    Storms sweep through suburbs; airport delays reportedJun 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Severe thunderstorms packing large hail, strong winds and heavy downpours struck the Chicago area tonight including a strong storm with 60-70 mph winds that moved through the Aurora area. A lightning strike caused a small fire at a home in North Aurora. The severe weather caused delays at both airports.

     
  • Oak Brook residents paid more than $67 million in income taxes in 2012, but received just 1.3 percent back from the state while other areas received far a greater percentage of what the workforce contributed.

    Which suburbs are income tax givers and takers?Jun 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Since municipalities and counties share in the income taxes collected by the state, how much is coming back home? That depends on where you live. Some suburban workers pay a lot more to the state than what comes back through what's known as the Local Government Distributive Fund. But some places get much more back from the state — in one case, as high as 25 percent of what residents paid in.

     
  • The United States’ Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring the opening goal in Monday night’s World Cup match against Ghana in Natal, Brazil. The Americans won 2-1.

    Dawn Patrol: Man gets 15 years for sex assault; dump truck hits motorcyclistJun 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin man gets 15 years for sex assault. Schaumburg motorcyclist struck by dump truck in Crystal Lake. 3 years in East Dundee DUI hit and run. Carpentersville to consider marijuana regulations again. Itasca nature center to add animal exhibits. Men charged in Kane County sex assault. U.S. wins but needs to improve.

     
  • Six being questioned in Aurora shootingJun 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Aurora police were questioning six people Friday about an early morning shooting that injured a 43-year-old woman at her home on the city’s near east side. Police said the woman was struck once in the neck as several shots flew through her home’s bathroom window just before 3:20 a.m. in the 200 block of North Fourth Street.

     
  • This tree branch fell on three guests Sunday afternoon at Cantigny Park.

    Dawn Patrol: Metea mourns teacher; Dist. 34 kindergarten unconstitutional?Jun 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Metea Valley mourns death of young teacher, coach. Suit calls Dist. 34 kindergarten fee unconstitutional. Cantigny tree branch collapse ‘isolated incident.’ Rolling Meadows police looking for parolee. Teens could be prosecuted as adults in Elgin robbery, beating. Gurnee man reported missing. Sox notch sweet win over Tigers. Graduation season comes to a close.

     
  • Howard E. Dibbern of McHenry was charged Thursday with the murder of 48-year-old Karen M. Scavelli of Island Lake.

    Dawn Patrol: Charges in Island Lake death; Lombard stabbing verdictJun 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    McHenry man charged with murder. Guilty verdict in Lombard beating. Duchossois in France for D-Day anniversary. South Elgin cancer survivor creates police memorial car. Naperville manager reprimanded for "off-color" joke. Clausen joins Bears. Sox and Cubs make draft selections.

     
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