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  • Dawn Patrol: Local reality show; medical pot permitting begins Sep 2, 2014 6:37 AM
    Dawn Patrol: Labor Day festivals close out summer, medical marijuna applications to begin, East Dundee and West Dundee bridal shops will square off on reality TV show, Jorge Soler helps Cubs bump the Brewers.

     
  • Four Boy Scout councils consolidating to increase membership, donations Aug 31, 2014 6:37 AM
    A plan to consolidate four Chicago area Boy Scout councils is underway. "The purpose to doing this is to enable us to have more funds and more of an intelligent use of our resources to bring more kids to programs and bring in demographic areas where we’re underserving and make programming bigger and better,” said Mike Duffee, area president.

     
  • St. Charles Dist. 303 settles playground bully lawsuit Aug 31, 2014 4:33 PM
    The family of a St. Charles elementary school student has settled its lawsuit against St. Charles Unit District 303, in which they alleged the boy’s right arm was broken because school officials failed to protect him from a bully. The suit was settled and dismissed this summer, according to court records, after the district’s insurance carrier paid $15,000 to cover the 8-year-old boy’s medical expenses.

     
  • Algonquin Bypass slated to open Thursday Aug 30, 2014 11:25 AM
    The long-awaited Algonquin Bypass project that has been in the works for three years now will open Thursday. The $88.5 million project created a new, four-lane, 2.2-mile segment of Route 31 that allows motorists to bypass downtown. “We do have a historic downtown and it’s the heart and soul, just like every community, which is very important. It returns Main Street to a downtown street,” Algonquin Village President John Schmitt said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Family wants answers on traffic stop death; Buffalo Grove Days Aug 29, 2014 6:00 AM
    Family of Carpentersville man who died after traffic stop wants answers. Buffalo Grove Days opens. Prosecutor testifies about Schaumburg hotel attack. Cyclist hit by car in Arlington Heights. Prep football begins tonight.

     
  • Man gets 6 years for DUI on same road as ’99 crash that killed 4 Aug 29, 2014 8:55 PM
    A Mount Prospect man who served 12 years in prison for killing four people in a 1999 drunken driving crash was sentenced Friday to six years behind bars for a DUI he was given last year on the same road. Walter J. Depner, 62, caused the Aug. 21, 1999, crash on Route 120 near Lakemoor that killed Eva Burleson of Crystal Lake and her three children. Her husband, Tom Burleson, said Friday he hopes Depner “finds peace.”

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Three fires in St. Charles; Libertyville to reconsider gambling Aug 28, 2014 5:47 AM
    St. Charles firefighters battle three fires in one day. Libertyville to reconsider video gambling ban. Waukegan robberies linked to others, police say. Joseph Academy closes DuPage location. Naperville man killed in crash. Palatine man pleads not guilty in one-punch death. Bank exec appointed to Libertyville board. New Cubs outfielder homers in first MLB at-bat.

     
  • Middle school teacher charged with created porn Aug 29, 2014 3:23 PM
    John Vastis, a teacher at Buffalo Grove’s Meridian Middle School, is facing federal child pornography charges after his arrest early Thursday morning. Aptakisic-Tripp Elementary District 102 Superintendent Theresa Dunkin said there are no allegations Vastis victimized any of the district’s students. “District 102 is a family and we will get through this,” she said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Man killed by train; No tollway speed limit increase Aug 27, 2014 6:03 AM
    Metra train strikes, kills man in Des Plaines. Quinn: No speed limit increase in the suburbs. Elk Grove Village officials: No tarps or blankets at next summer’s concerts. Pierotti: I was surprised DuPage forest exec director was let go. Algonquin man arrested on heroin-related charges. Prosecutors: Deng should stand trial for 2005 Bethell murder. Roskam talks tax reform, health care, immigration in St. Charles. Bears’ Lynch out to make most of final opportunity.

     
  • Oakwood Hills to reopen village hall after threats led to closing Aug 27, 2014 12:43 PM
    Oakwood Hills will reopen its village hall Sept. 2 nearly a month after threats forced officials to close the building, an official said Wednesday. The small McHenry County town of roughly 2,000 people, north of Cary and east of Crystal Lake, erupted with controversy over a proposed 430-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant. At the urging of the Illinois Attorney General, the facility at 3020 North Park Drive will reopen to the public with new security measures, Village President Melanie Funk said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Suburbanite wins Emmy; grandson charged in murder Aug 26, 2014 5:42 AM
    Suburban native wins Emmy for ‘Modern Family.’ Grandson charged in slaying of 85-year-old East Dundee woman. Arlington Heights picks developer for Golf Road site. Lake Zurich District 95 puts new heat policy into effect on first day. Elgin man exposes himself outside school, police say. Two Elgin High students charged with bringing pellet gun to school.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Hot, oppressive today; Chicago cheers Little Leaguers Aug 25, 2014 5:47 AM
    Near-record heat (that will feel even worse) expected today. Chicago celebrates its Little-Leaguers. Carpentersville man who died after traffic stop recalled. Aurora University student charged with sexual abuse. Jimmy Clausen gets the Bears backup QB job.

     
  • Food bank trying to help suburbanites struggling even with jobs Aug 25, 2014 5:19 AM
    Leaders of the Northern Illinois Food Bank say the organization provides about 50 million meals a year to hungry people all over the suburban areas it serves. But the Geneva-based Food Bank wants to increase the number of meals it provides to 75 million annually by the year 2020. "We’re trying to spread the word about how many of our neighbors need food assistance," CEO Julie Yurko said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Vigil held for slain baby; Flash flood warning Aug 22, 2014 6:26 AM
    Slain 5-month-old Zion boy recalled at vigil; attorney says abuse suit against cleared priest "is alive"; College of DuPage trustee censured; Do you have money in old I-PASS account?; Anti-bullying campaign gets boost from senator, former Bear; Chicago Little Leaguers win; Bears play Seahawks tonight

     
  • Wonder Lake man denies child sex assault accusation Aug 21, 2014 10:09 AM
    A Wonder Lake man pleaded not guilty to charges he molested two Round Lake children on Valentines Day. John W. Kline, 68, of the 3200 block of Lakeshore Drive, is free from Lake County jail after posting the required 10 percent of his $500,000 bail, authorities said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: UBERx driver sued over crash; Cubs game resumes today Aug 21, 2014 5:55 AM
    Giants’ rain-delay protest upheld; Cubs game will conclude today. Crash forces evacuations in Hoffman Estates. Deceased cabbie’s son sues UberX driver. Archdiocese clears former Schaumburg pastor of abuse. Metra could get extra RTA money for improvements. Wauconda merchants upset about event parking.

     
  • Heavy rain falling over DuPage County; western suburbs Aug 21, 2014 8:00 AM
    Thunderstorms are producing heavy rainfall totals over aras in the western suburbs, meteorologists from the National Weather Service said. Westmont and Lisle have recorded about an inch-and-a-half of rain since 3 a.m., while Naperville has recorded about 1.2-inches. Meteorologists said storms will linger until about 11 a.m., this disperse, but return this afternoon into this evening.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: 4-hour wait for a Cubs win; U-46 minority program flap Aug 20, 2014 3:48 PM
    The Cubs win -- with a short game and a loooong rain delay. 12-year-old girl who drowned in Arlington Heights pool identified. U-46 criticized for paying parents $1,000 in minority leadership program. Paniagua guilty of 2010 Mount Prospect murder. Ex-Arlington Hts. PTA president charged with theft. Batavia customers file suit against electricity provider. DuPage courts expert Lapinski to lead forest preserve. Stratton Lock and Dam getting $16 million renovation. Chicago Little League team tops Texas 6-1

     
  • Man sent to prison for impregnating 12-year-old Aug 20, 2014 6:22 PM
    A McHenry County man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after impregnating a 12-year-old girl.

     
  • Where does Chicago rank in sleep deprived cities? Aug 19, 2014 1:36 PM
    Feeling tired this week? It might be more than your imagination. Chicago residents get an average of 6 hours and 50 minutes of sleep at night, that's about 2,737 hours less of sleep over a lifetime than Orlando, the city in the U.S. that gets the most sleep.

     
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