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  • Dawn Patrol: Suburban ‘Biggest Loser’ win; COD anger continues Jan 30, 2015 5:45 AM
    Bloomingdale man wins 'Biggest Loser.' Critics say COD building should be named for veteran, not Robert Breuder. Elk Grove Village man guilty in sexual abuse of girls. Chicago man admits to Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect burglary spree.

  • Dance teams compete in state championship preliminaries Jan 30, 2015 9:19 PM
    Ninety dance squads entered the Illinois High School Association state meet on Friday, and 30 remain. The finals will be held today at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. Seventeen schools in the Daily Herald coverage area are in the mix for a state title.

  • Dawn Patrol: COD board OKs buyout; ‘offensive image’ sent to teens Jan 29, 2015 7:34 AM
    COD board again approves Breuder's severance deal, despite outcry. ‘Offensive image’ sent to Fremd students. Delnor knife suspect has lengthy criminal past. Kane County to slash sheriff budget. Defense seeks to suppress statements in Amber Creek case. Bloomingdale man in tonight’s ‘Biggest Loser’ finale. Hawks give up late goals, fall to Kings.

  • Ponzi scheme nets N. Barrington man 25-year prison sentence Jan 29, 2015 4:28 PM
    A 55-year-old North Barrington man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to operating a Ponzi scheme that bilked 455 investors out of $105 million. Federal prosecutors said Daniel Spitzer targeted the elderly in his investment scheme. Spitzer's former underling, Alfred Gerebizza, 59, of Crystal Lake, was convicted of fraud after a trial this past summer.

  • COD president Breuder chose against guaranteed pension Jan 28, 2015 2:35 PM
    Departing College of DuPage President Robert Breuder’s decision to self-manage his retirement benefits cost him thousands of guaranteed dollars even though taxpayers have contributed at least $418,000 on his behalf. “Most academics might choose this option because of the mobility of their profession,” said Keith Brainard, research director at the National Association of State Retirement Administrators. “It is riskier.”

  • The film is the focus at Woodstock Groundhog Days festival Jan 27, 2015 2:45 PM
    Although not all of the activities associated with Woodstock Groundhog Days are linked to the movie “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray, the film is the focus of the city’s festival, which starts Thursday, Jan. 29 and runs through Monday, Feb. 2. “The movie was the catalyst. There was no Woodstock Groundhog Days before the movie came out in 1992,” said Rick Bellairs, member of the Woodstock Groundhog Days Committee.

  • Dawn Patrol: No flying to storm out east; Island Lake clerk dies Jan 27, 2015 5:49 AM
    Flights canceled as blizzard shuts down East Coast; COD to vote again on Breuder $762,000 severance package; Gurnee OKs $5.8 million in tax breaks for AKHAN to move; ISU student from Crystal Lake taken off life support; services set for Cubs legend Ernie Banks; Island Lake clerk loses battle with cancer.

  • Dawn Patrol: Former Kane sheriff dies; winds force early end to Norge event Jan 26, 2015 5:50 AM
    Fmr. Kane County Sheriff dies; Winds force early end to Norge ski-jumping competition; Elk Grove man facing trial on allegations he abused friend’s daughters; Man shot while walking along Elgin street; Crystal Lake couple, 6 others charged in $600,000 tax scheme; SAG Awards photo gallery; Big challenge ahead for Bears’ Fangio; White Sox fans happy to see Samardzija; Toews scores goal, 4 assists in All-Star game

  • Richmond Police seek info on tobacco store robbery Jan 25, 2015 10:24 PM
    The Richmond Police Department is seeking information about a robbery that took place at a downtown tobacco store at around 3 p.m. Friday. According to a Richmong Police media release late Sunday, an unarmed male black subject entered the “Dollar Up Tobacco” store, 10217 Route 12, Richmond. The subject then robbed the store, taking an undetermined amount of money from the cash register. The subject left on foot in an unknown direction.

  • Crystal Lake couple, 6 others charged in $600,000 tax scheme Jan 26, 2015 5:45 AM
    A Crystal Lake couple and six others face charges in what federal authorities are calling a $600,000 tax scheme; Aurora and St. Charles police departments are gearing up for their spring citizen police academies.

  • Possible 3-6 inches of snow expected Saturday night, Sunday Jan 23, 2015 2:50 PM
    Just as we were letting down our winter guard a bit, Old Man Winter is sneaking back in with the threat of snow this weekend.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dawn Patrol: Fire kills Des Plaines woman; pedestrian killed in lot Jan 16, 2015 5:41 AM
    Des Plaines woman dies in fire caused by careless smoking materials. Pedestrian hit, killed by truck in Des Plaines parking lot. Police seeking info about missing Cary man. Sheriff Kramer: I removed federal inmates for officers’ safety. Guilty verdict in 2012 armed robbery at Streamwood Aldi. Lombard fire survivor testifies in murder, arson trial. Bears taking time hiring new coach.

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