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  • Dawn Patrol: Teen’s body found in Third Lake; no to U-46 charter Jul 22, 2014 5:54 AM
    Grayslake Central student's body found in Third Lake; police say speeding truck plowed into cars on I-55; U-46 board rejects Elgin charter school proposal; police say man stabbed woman in Elgin; Mount Prospect man identified as Fox River drowning victim; driver's blood alcohol was .142 in Naperville quarry deaths; Sale helps Sox beat Royals

     
  • Paddle board fans sought for Founders’ Days competition Jul 22, 2014 3:54 PM
    Returning to the Algonquin Founders’ Days festival for the second year in a row is the stand up paddle board competition. The challenge will begin at Riverfront Park, and competitors will race down the Fox River in two separate timed events. Prizes will be given out to the winners in each division.

     
  • Carnival, crafts, competitions featured at Algonquin Founders’ Days Jul 22, 2014 3:55 PM

    By Lauren Rohr

    Algonquin residents will come together this weekend to commemorate the town’s founding fathers in a festival of food, activities and live entertainment. The independent Algonquin Founders’ Days festival began in 1960, when business owners and community leaders wanted to celebrate their community, said festival board secretary Sue Bazdor.

     
  • The seven suburban drownings in 2014 Jul 22, 2014 6:37 PM
    Personal floattation devices should always be worn by swimmers - no matter how experienced - if they want to jump in the middle of a lake from a boat, says the head of dive rescue team for Lake and Mchenry counties.

     
  • Officials share tips for staying safe in the water Jul 22, 2014 6:37 PM
    Personal floattation devices should always be worn by swimmers - no matter how experienced - if they want to jump in the middle of a lake from a boat, says the head of dive rescue team for Lake and Mchenry counties.

     
  • Carnival, crafts, competitions featured at Algonquin Founders' Days Jul 22, 2014 9:01 PM
    Algonquin residents will come together this weekend to commemorate the town's founding fathers in a festival of food, activities and live entertainment. The independent Algonquin Founders' Days festival began in 1960, when business owners and community leaders wanted to celebrate their community, said festival board secretary Sue Bazdor.

     
  • Chance of storms tonight, then it gets cooler Jul 22, 2014 7:10 PM
    After temperatures hit 90 earlier today, the National Weather Service is saying we’ll have a chance of storms tonight, perhaps as soon as 9 p.m. The weather service has issued no warnings this evening, and rain is not certain. It says there’s a 40 percent chance in the suburbs.

     
  • Experts: Wear flotation devices away from shore Jul 22, 2014 6:21 PM
    Personal flotation devices should always be worn by swimmers — no matter how experienced — when in the middle of a lake, the head of a regional dive rescue team and other experts say. “You know nothing can go wrong with a (flotation device),” said Gurnee Fire Department Battalion Chief John Skillman, a rescue diver since 1988. “You can relax.”

     
  • Air quality alert issued for suburbs, Chicago Jul 21, 2014 1:57 PM
    The National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert for the suburbs until midnight. Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties are among the areas in the alert.

     
  • McHenry County deputies shoot woman during standoff Jul 21, 2014 5:41 PM
    McHenry County sheriff’s deputies shot and wounded a woman Sunday near Wonder Lake, the sheriff’s office announced Monday. The woman is in the intensive care unit of a local hospital.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Naperville crash victims remembered; man dies in Fox River Jul 21, 2014 8:01 AM
    Naperville quarry crash victims remembered for humor, confidence; man dies while swimming in Fox River; shocked neighbors recall East Dundee murder victim; Fox Lake man killed in motorcycle crash; fair brings sights, sounds of rural days back to Kane County; former Woodstock streets employee gets diversion program for rock salt theft; tackling 5 key questions about the Bears defense; White Sox again show their bad side

     
  • Former Woodstock streets employee gets diversion program for rock salt theft Jul 20, 2014 3:34 PM
    A former Woodstock streets employee enters a pretrial diversion program for a rock salt theft; an Elgin wrongful cremation lawsuit drags on; applications are being accepted for the Aurora Police Department's fall Citizen Police Academy, now in its 20th year.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: O’Hare OK after Ukraine crash; Mt. Prospect power back Jul 18, 2014 5:48 AM
    Passengers sad but operations normal at O'Hare after Malaysian plane crash. Power returns in Mount Prospect after two hurt in car crash into ComEd pole. Mount Prospect police warn of burglaries. DCFS says evidence shows Prospect Heights dad of dead infant had abused 9-year-old boy. Cubs, Sox prospects.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Sanfilippo Mansion to host fundraiser for immigration advocates Jul 15, 2014 10:50 AM
    The Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants is hosting a fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Sanfilippo Mansion in Barrington Hills. The organization advocates for just and humane treatment in the immigration detention system, including those detained at the McHenry County jail.

     
  • Huntley may offer permanent bus service for all residents Jul 15, 2014 7:40 PM
    Huntley may soon be offering a permanent bus service for all residents, not just seniors. The village board’s committee of the whole Thursday will review a memorandum of understanding and resolution to join McHenry County Division of Transportation’s MCRide Dial-a-Ride Transit Service program. It would cost Huntley $48,582 yearly to participate and would allow residents to commute within Huntley and McHenry County.

     
  • 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."

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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

     
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