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  • Dawn Patrol: Protests in Chicago after Ferguson cop not indicted Nov 25, 2014 5:39 AM
    Grand jury doesn’t indict Ferguson cop. Naperville bar security to get more training. FAA avoids taking blame, suggests changes after Aurora sabotage. Teen critically injured in Gurnee crash. Suburbs see slight snow accumulation. Rose, Gasol return in win.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Snow on the way; Bears beat Bucs 21-13 Nov 24, 2014 6:07 AM
    Gusty winds, snow expected in some suburbs today; more than 30 horses reported dead in Crystal Lake-area barn fire; Ppolice: Elgin man fleeing cops ends up in Fox River; new Des Plaines police dog helps recover $30,000 in drug money; faiths unite to celebrate in Buffalo Grove; turnovers boost Bears over Bucs, 21-13

     
  • Fire Chief: Crystal Lake horse farm fire not suspicious Nov 24, 2014 5:38 PM
    Authorities have ruled out arson as a possible cause of a Saturday night fire at a Crystal Lake horse farm that killed 32 horses and caused an estimated $1 million damage. Investigators believe the fire at Valley View Acres began in a second-story barn area, but are unsure how it was caused.

     
  • Other groups offering a free Thanksgiving dinner Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    Some churches, restaurants and service organizations treat Thanksgiving as a chance to give the lonely, the elderly, the poor, the homeless and those in military service camaraderie and a meal to be thankful for. Here’s a look at a few of the other groups serving a free meal on this special day.

     
  • Thanksgiving tradition grows at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    After their Thanksgiving celebrations thinned as relatives died or moved on, Dean and Susan Stewart took a different approach. “We started it with people who didn't have traditional Thanksgiving dinners anymore and it started snowballing,” said Dean Stewart. This Thanksgiving, the couple will host the 8th annual feast at St. Matthew Church, 24500 N. Old McHenry Road, Hawthorn Woods. Dinner is open to all and participation has more than tripled since its inception to about 100 diners.

     
  • Great Lakes soldiers find Thanksgiving home in Palatine Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    Some 34 Great Lakes sailors will find a home away from home Thursday at American Legion Post 690 in Palatine, thanks to the organizing efforts of program chair Cindy Altenbach. “Boot camp is tough,” said Altenbach of the new recruits, who are given only limited access to phones and social media while in basic training. “For many of them, this is their first holiday away from home.”

     
  • Lazarus House Thanksgiving Feast celebrates community Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    When Lazarus House began serving a free Thanksgiving feast in 1998, the majority of guests were clients, staffers and volunteers. Over the course of 16 years, it's evolved into a community event that serves between 350 and 400 in St. Charles.

     
  • Churches, organizations offer free Thanksgiving meals to people in need Nov 23, 2014 2:59 PM
    Churches, restaurants and service organizations in the suburbs give the lonely, the elderly, the poor, the homeless and those in military service camaraderie and a great meal to be thankful for on our uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving. Read about these giving people and organizations in our community and be thankful for them.

     
  • Suburbs see slight snow accumulation Nov 24, 2014 7:43 PM
    Gusting winds and small snow accumulations Monday afternoon created some delays at airports and a smattering of crashes throughout the suburbs, including two in Gurnee that sent nine people to area hospitals.

     
  • Freezing rain overnight, more rain and heavy winds Saturday Nov 21, 2014 8:15 PM
    Freezing rain is expected to hit the suburbs overnight, with an advisory lasting until 9 a.m. Then expect more rain through mid-afternoon as well as bigger wind gusts -- but warmer temps.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Our elected leaders on Obama’s immigration plan Nov 21, 2014 6:01 AM
    Our elected leaders on Obama's immigration plan. Ex-Zion man pleads not guilty to 2005 murders of two girls. Fox River Grove death investigated. 5 years for Naperville man in 7-Eleven robberies. Lake Barrington Speedway vote up for legal challenge?

     
  • Island Lake cops honored: Nov 21, 2014 5:12 PM
    Island Lake police officers Gil Hueramo and Vicki Gwizdak received Life Saving Awards and Medals of Valor on Friday for their efforts to help wounded McHenry County sheriff’s deputies during an Oct. 16 shootout in Holiday Hills. A third Island Lake police officer who responded to the emergency, Lisa Knebl, received the medal and award, too.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Minimum wage vote possible today; Naperville ranked safest city for women Nov 20, 2014 6:33 AM
    Minimum wage vote possible today in state Senate. Naperville ranked safest city for women. State police finish Carpentersville death probe. Aurora police charge 6 in burglaries. Libertyville seems unlikely to reverse video gambling ban. Blackhawks lose van Riemsdyk to tough break.

     
  • Fox River Grove death investigated Nov 20, 2014 10:52 PM
    The McHenry County coroner’s office is investigating the death of a 50-year-old woman whose body was found Wednesday evening in a room at the Fox River Grove Motel.

     
  • Griffin: Video gambling blamed for casino attendance drop Nov 19, 2014 5:06 AM
    The Suburban Tax Watchdog column looks at Wayne Township taxpayers who don't want to keep covering the cost of an extra sheriff's patrol, Illinois gambling revenue that is up but leaves future revenue stability in question, and who pays for judges' robes in DuPage County. Spoiler alert: Taxpayers still do.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Naperville councilmen eligibility questioned; hero cops Nov 19, 2014 6:02 AM
    Watchdogs question if Naperville councilmen can serve. Heroes of Holiday Hills shootout honored. Schools plead two sides of proposed state funding. Anti-overdose initiative launched in Lake County. Archbishop Cupich speaks of protecting children. Report: Lake County sheriff official pulls over school bus to give son lunch. Education coalition unveils policy recommendations.

     
  • What's your one word for this cold weather? Nov 19, 2014 12:59 PM
    With this recent round of unseasonably cold weather, we wondered what one word you would use to describe the conditions. Photojournalist Bob Chwedyk hit the streets to find out what your word would be.

     
  • McHenry County honors heroes of Holiday Hills shootout Nov 18, 2014 6:57 PM
    It was a day of firsts for the McHenry County sheriff's office. The department awarded two purple hearts, an award of valor, and unit citations for the entire detective and patrol divisions. The awards honored the first responders and supporting officers who saved the day on Oct. 16 when a domestic dispute call in Holiday Hills turned into a shootout. “We have so much to be thankful for this season,” Sheriff Keith Nygren said.

     
  • Report: Lake County Sheriff official pulls over school bus to give son lunch Nov 18, 2014 8:38 PM
    A Lake County Sheriff's Office lieutenant is under investigation for making a traffic stop on a Johnsburg High School bus late last week in order to deliver lunch to his son, authorities confirmed Tuesday.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Report on post-traffic stop death; Cupich installation Nov 18, 2014 6:45 AM
    Report: Internal bleeding killed Carpentersville man after arrest. Palatine man convicted of killing teen in 2003 crash arrested in another DUI. Former Gavin teacher turns himself in. Suburban sufferer of immune deficiency fights for insurance coverage. Cupich to become archbishop today. Car jumps curb, runs into Fox River Grove bank. Blackhawks’ Foley walks, talks among greats.

     
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