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  • Let voters decide future of townshipsApr 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Wonder Lake letter to the editor: Illinois’ nearly 13 million citizens have a shameful tax burden of supporting 7,000 units of governments, which is 2,100 more than any other state. That is what happens when so many Springfield politicians, from both major parties, focus primarily on extending their incumbency by being township friendly, thus throwing the taxpayer under the bus.

  • Members of The Puppy Mill Project held their first protest Saturday in Kane County on Randall Road outside the Petland in Batavia. Organizers said they sought to raise awareness about the dangers of mass breeding and to educate consumers about adoption alternatives.

    Puppy mill protesters picket in BataviaApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Protesters from The Puppy Mill Project picketed along Randall Road in Batavia Saturday. Organizers said the effort was to help raise awareness and consumers about places like Petland and other stores that get their animals from USDA licensed breeders,which they consider to be puppy mills. The Petland owner said she visits each breeder to check on the care each puppy receives.

  • Semiautomatic handguns on display for purchase at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill.

    Authorities file objections to some concealed carry permitsApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    While new licenses to carry concealed firearms continue arriving in suburban mailboxes, some local law enforcement offices are objecting to permits for certain individuals. The Illinois State Police have received 1,669 objections from law enforcement agencies across the state.

  • Boy, 15, recovered from Crystal Lake pond is deadApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 15-year-boy from Crystal Lake who jumped into a pond during a party in unincorporated McHenry County died Thursday night, authorities said. The teen was attending a party for another teen at a residence in the 6100 block of Haligus Road in Woodstock, the McHenry County Sheriff’s office said in a news release.

  • Stacy Fiebelkorn, left, confers with her attorney, Alexis Costello, during an appearance before Kane County Associate Judge Elizabeth Flood in an animal neglect case Thursday at the St. Charles branch court.

    Dawn Patrol: Gag order in animal neglect case; Hawks lose in 3OTApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gag order in Kane animal neglect case. Water rescue in Crystal Lake. Road projects coming to DuPage. Horses escape Wauconda-area farm. Record Store Day tomorrow. Hawks lose in triple overtime. Sox lose.

  • Blarney Island had about 2 to 3 feet of water inside the bar during Chain O' Lakes flooding in spring 2013.

    Blarney Island being raised above Chain flood levelsApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    When floodwaters crested on the Chain O' Lakes a year ago, Blarney Island owner Rob Hardman said the only place he was able to walk inside the century-old Grass Lake tavern was on the bar top. But the final phase of a plan to raise the whole bar above flood levels is set to begin. “When it's completed, it would take an absolutely catastrophic event for it to flood," Hardman said.

  • Barrington man accused of drug traffickingApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Barrington man was arrested on charges of drug trafficking after authorities seized six pounds of marijuana worth a street value of $27,000.

  • Governor announces Lake, McHenry projects:Apr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday that $6.9 million in state taxpayers' money will be spent on bridge and road projects for Lake and McHenry counties.

  • Grayslake North High School senior Yanni Gaglos celebrates after his key started the 2012 Fiat 500C Tuesday through the Operation Click program during a ceremony at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer. Students were chosen from area high schools based on a list of requirements, grades, and pledges of safe driving who then were given a key for a chance to win the car.

    Dawn Patrol: Pedophile gets 50 years; safe driving gets two teens carsApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Des Plaines pedophile gets 50 years in prison. Huntley teen who crashed SUV doesn't have a license. Elk Grove, Grayslake North teens win cars for safe driving. Tea Party members in St. Charles call for GOP takeover. Elgin, Huntley see benefits to Amtrak service to Rockford.

  • Soccer in the snow: Barrington’s Maesyn Poidomani, right, moves the ball against Buffalo Grove during a varsity girls soccer match at Coach Tom Frederick Field last night in Barrington.

    Dawn Patrol: Snow will go away; Aurora boy brings gun to schoolApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Snow falls, not expected to stay. Aurora boy brought loaded gun to school. Georgia man stole millions from Aon Hewitt. DuPage mayors step up push for pension reforms. ECC examines outsourcing custodial services. ComEd sends drop notices in error. Bulls beat Magic.

  • Richard J. Vanecko

    Daley nephew released from jailApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has been released from jail after serving a 60-day sentence for involuntary manslaughter.

  • Caitlin Cox, almost 3, walks with her parents Meghan and Jeff during a Juvenile Arthritis benefit walk organized by the St. Charles East High School student council Sunday at the school’s Sports Center. She was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis last September. They are from St. Charles.

    Dawn Patrol: Benefit for 2-year-old; Elgin driver smashes into houseApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    St. Charles East students help 2-year-old girl’s cause; Elgin driver charged after smashing into house; Arlington Hts. church recreates march into Jerusalem; Wood Dale egg hunt goes to the dogs; Hawks, Blues begin playoffs Thursday; Ramirez homer saves another White Sox bullpen mishap; Cubs drop 2 of 3 to Cardinals; Knicks snap Bulls’ winning streak

  • Elgin man charged after car smashes into houseApr 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 35-year-old Elgin man who went to prison for fighting with emergency crews responding to a 2009 fire at his parents’ Elgin home is in trouble again. James R. Beavers Jr. was arrested April 4 and charged with driving under the influence after, authorities say, he crashed his girlfriend’s car into a house.

  • The Rozycki family got good and bad news after a story ran in the Daily Herald last week about their recovery from a fire that damaged their home. The bad news was that the health of Tucker, their beloved 14-year-old Welsh Pembroke Corgi, took a turn for the worst and had to be euthanized.

    Dawn Patrol: 6 years for 6th DUI; good, bad news for Schaumburg dogsApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Arlington Heights man gets 6 years for 6th DUI; good news, bad news for Schaumburg dogs helped after fire; Senate candidate Oberweis proposes gradual minimum wage increase; Amrich supporter gets Island Lake post; things looking up for Hawks' Ben Smith.

  • Jamie and Liz Schramm, on their porch in Wauconda, hold a photograph of John T. Nightingale, as they talk about their friend who died after being shot by Wauconda police.

    Dawn Patrol: The other James Eaton (not charged); 2 portraits of man police killedApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fire damages two homes on Fox River. 2 different portraits of man shot by police. Investigators clear speaker of meddling in Metra jobs. Suburban Dems kills millionaires tax. Elgin votes to fill vacant council seat. Elgin panel delays downtown bar decision. Noah’s fourth triple double leads to 6th straight win.

  • Amber Creek’s body was discovered Feb. 9, 1997, in the Karcher Wildlife Refuge located in Burlington, Wis. The identity of the man suspected of slaying the 14-year-old Palatine girl is set to be released this afternoon by Wisconsin authorities.

    Dawn Patrol: Arrest made in 1997 slaying; Family moved by supportApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Report: Arrest made in 1997 slaying of Palatine girl; family moved by support after toddler’s tragic death; body found in Evanston could be that of missing Des Plaines woman; woman fights off would-be abductor near Elgin hospital; Revolutionary War figures honored at Elk Grove Cemetery

  • Kane County’s ‘No Refusal’ event nets 10 DUI arrestsApr 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    The latest “No Refusal” event held the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day in Kane County netted 10 drunken driving arrests. Held from 11 p.m. March 15 through 3 a.m. March 16, 10 motorists were arrested and three refused to consent to chemical tests until authorities got a warrant. “From our perspective, it should reinforce the message that we are prepared to seek a blood sample if that’s what it takes,” said Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon.

  • Heroin was a hidden scourge in the suburbs when the Daily Herald started a special series more than 10 years ago.

    Hidden no more: Heroin in suburbsApr 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    What the Daily Herald addressed more than a decade ago as a “Hidden Scourge” is hidden no more. In the years since our first series of extensive reports on the effects of heroin on lives in the suburbs, the deadly addiction has grown relentlessly more visible.

  • Joshua Smoron of Gurnee realizes he’s just taken second place in the championship round of the state competition of the National Geographic Bee, held Friday at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

    Gurnee, Oak Brook kids place 2nd, 3rd at state Geographic BeeApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Joshua Smoron, a seventh-grader from Gurnee, took second place at the Illinois Geographic Bee Friday. Of the 100 fifth- through eighth-graders who competed in the bee, more than 30 students were from the suburbs. “It’s just amazing what these kids know, and at such a young age,” said Michael Middleton, Illinois Geographic Bee coordinator.

  • Illinois Geographic Bee participantsApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Students from across the suburbs participated in the Illinois State Geographic Bee on Friday at College of DuPage.

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