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  • Dawn Patrol: Montgomery police seek man’s killer; new Metropolis ED Dec 19, 2014 5:58 AM
    Metropolis hires new director; police search for shooter in Montgomery; St. Charles students expelled for shutting down Dist. 303 network; Quinn wants 2016 special election for comptroller; North Barrington mom pledges to streak for the environment; Trestman on benching Cutler; Butler carries Bulls past Knicks.

     
  • Suburban schools changing how they discuss heroin Dec 19, 2014 11:58 AM
    In response to the rise in local heroin use, educators say classroom scare tactics about the perils of drugs in general are evolving into lessons that take a science-based look at addiction and opioids, including heroin. “Our kids are so sophisticated today,” says DuPage County Regional Superintendent Darlene Ruscitti. “It's a whole different type of learning going on.”

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Suburban Cuban-Americans hope to renew family ties; Bears bench Cutler Dec 18, 2014 5:49 AM
    Fear wins out as Sony caves to threats. Suburban Cuban-Americans hope to renew family ties. Gold dropped in Libertyville Salvation Army kettle. Naperville theater owner released on $25,000 bail. Two Elgin men accused of armed violence. Park Ridge man charged with child porn possession. Bears bench Cutler vs. Lions.

     
  • International Union of Operating Engineers to put its brand on Lakemoor banquet facility Dec 18, 2014 4:27 PM
    An idled space at a prominent building at Route 120 and Darrell Road in Lakemoor will be rebranded as the Countryside Banquets & Conference Center. The facility is owned by the International Union of Operating Engineer, which is investing about $500,000 in the renovation.

     
  • Gather around the campfire to mark winter solstice Dec 17, 2014 7:01 AM
    The Forest Preserve District of Kane County will hold its annual Winter Solstice Campfire at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. The program is free, and all ages are welcome to herald the return of the sun. The program will include stories from different cultures, emphasizing the interplay of cultural, astronomical, and ecological events on this pivotal day.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: ‘No gay’ remarks decried; player’s viral highlight reel Dec 17, 2014 6:07 AM
    Community decries board member’s ‘no gay’ remarks. Barrington player’s mock highlight reel goes viral. Metra hopes plan eases overcrowding at Union Station. Dist. 200 considers enrollment change for apartment complex. Three men charged in Aurora armed robberies. Rolling Meadows man gets 12 years for sex assault. Elgin man sentenced to 15 years for cocaine delivery. It’s official: Melky Cabrera joins White Sox.

     
  • Lakemoor special finance district meetings: Dec 17, 2014 5:32 PM
    The joint review boards for two proposed special financing districts in Lakemoor will meet beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 in the meeting room at the Lakemoor police department building, 27901 W. Concrete Drive.

     
  • Barrington Hills passes new rules on horse boarding Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Barrington Hills village board passed new rules this week on the number of horses allowed at commercial boarding operations, possibly ending what’s been a long-standing controversy in a town that proudly proclaims its equestrian friendly atmosphere. The measure was passed during a special meeting Monday before a large crowd at Countryside Elementary School.

     
  • Watchdog: Deal helps Medinah club, could hurt neighbors Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    A settlement deal that promises backloaded assessment reductions for Medinah Country Club this year through 2016 could wind up meaning higher taxes for neighboring property owners over the next three years. But officials who negotiated the deal argue the 17 government agencies that receive property taxes from the golf club potentially saved the same taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in future legal bills by settling.

     
  • Sing along or just listen at upcoming holiday concerts Dec 17, 2014 6:01 AM
    Sometimes the best way to get into the holiday spirit is with music. Whether you perfer the stirring sounds of a brass band, the warmth of a community singalong or the harmony of a professionally-trained choir, you’re bound to find a show you’ll enjoy in the Fox Valley this weekend.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Kaneland hires Fenton principal; packages stolen in St. Charles Dec 16, 2014 5:50 AM
    Fenton principal will be next leader of Kaneland district. Arrest made in St. Charles package thefts. Crystal Lake couple arrested after drug raid. Rosemont renews contract with mayor's brother. Two charged in Elgin vehicle burglaries. Rozner says the Cubs, Ricketts have reason to smile. Imrem says the Bears are just laughable, on and off the field.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Waukegan church leads rally; Saad leads Hawks to win Dec 15, 2014 5:58 AM
    Waukegan church leads protest rally in wake of Brown, Garner deaths; Hinsdale teen critical after being struck by train; ‘DWTS’ champs Davis, Chmerkovskiy greet fans in Deer Park; Elgin police searching for suspected shooter; $1.25M settlement in I-88 crash that killed Aurora woman; No Noah, no problem for Bulls in Miami; Bryant passes Jordan on NBA scoring list; Saad does what it takes to get win for Blackhawks; Cutler says he’s fine with Marshall

     
  • $1.25M settlement in I-88 crash that killed Aurora woman Dec 14, 2014 4:20 PM
    A $1.25 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed in connection with an April 2013 crash on Interstate 88 that killed an Aurora woman.

     
  • Inaugural program along Fox marks return of bald eagles Dec 12, 2014 6:11 AM
    The return of the bald eagle to northeastern Illinois is regarded as a success story for a species once endangered. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service with other stakeholders will host an eagle watch event Saturday along the Fox River. “Even if we don't see (bald eagles), there are about eight or nine places along the Fox River they (viewers) can go out and see them themselves,” one expert said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Our Lady of Guadalupe feast day begins; Dist. 121 apology Dec 12, 2014 6:01 AM
    Catholics trek to Guadalupe shrine; Warren school board member apologizes over no-gay remarks; Grant student accused in stabbing; Arlington Heights murder suspect hasn't hired lawyer; Hawks win 8th straight.

     
  • Ye Olde Town Inn, Billy Goat latest restaurants to close in suburbs Dec 11, 2014 6:53 PM
    Ye Olde Town Inn and the Billy Goat Tavern in Mount Prospect recently joined the list of restaurants closing down in the suburbs. They are not alone. Here is a look at the restuarnts that have closed, and opened, in the suburbs this year.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Board member: no gay superintendent; Bulls win Dec 11, 2014 5:59 AM
    Warren Township High School District 121 board member: No gay superintendent. Gene & Georgetti picks Rosemont for first expansion. New Kane panel leader not sold on Settler’s HIll cross country track. Ex-DuPage state’s attorney reflects on Topinka fondly. Donors help all-girls robotics team at Elk Grove. Bulls rediscover defense.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Judy Baar Topinka dies; Cubs get Jon Lester Dec 10, 2014 5:44 AM
    Public funding wish kills downtown Buffalo Grove plan. Cubs reportedly sign Jon Lester to $155M deal. Kane prosecutor pleased with new suspect lineup law. Ukrainian journalists visiting suburbs as part of Palatine trip. Kenyon elected Kane forest president amid political wrangling. Third defendant sentenced in killing of widower. Objection filed against Hoffman Estates candidate. Three targeted men via escort ads in Carpentersville.

     
  • Suburbs losing phone tax revenue; will consumers pay later? Dec 10, 2014 5:26 AM
    Changes in how people communicate mean sharp drops in phone tax revenue in nearly every suburb. And some lobbyists and other experts are guessing what that means: Changes that could cost some consumers more after the state's telecommunications law expires in June. “It's a tax that applies to landlines and lots of people are getting rid of landlines,” said Lisa Happ, Schaumburg's finance director.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Ye Olde Town Inn closes; Samardzija back to Chicago? Dec 9, 2014 5:47 AM
    Woman charged with filing false stabbing report. Jeff Samardzija returning to Chicago, on the White Sox, reports say. Investigation into Rosemont hotel gas leak continues. West Chicago man charged with DUI in fatal crash. Atheism sign vandalized again in Arlington Heights park. Ye Olde Town Inn in Mt. Prospect abruptly closes. Deerfield ‘Family Guy’ mom now stars on HBO series. Bears’ Marshall will miss the rest of the season.

     
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