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  • Suburban men recall living with man accused of killing 5 kids Sep 12, 2014 9:50 PM
    A South Carolina man charged with killing his five children was kicked out of his house as a teen and lived with a Carpentersville family for about six months in 2001, one of those family members said Friday. One of those family members, David Christie, said his nephew was good friends with Timothy Ray Jones Jr. when they were teens. “Truthfully, I don’t think he could do something like that," Christie said of the charges against Jones.

  • Dawn Patrol: Woman found dead in Des Plaines pond; 9/11 ceremonies Sep 12, 2014 7:52 AM
    Suburban ceremonies recall loss of 9/11; missing woman discovered in Des Plaines pond; judge delays Cook County puppy mill ban; acting mayor named in Oakwood Hills; Lake County undersheriff sues former sheriff candidate for defamation; dad accused of killing 5 kids had criminal past in McHenry County; Chicago Wolves to extend Allstate Arena contract; Sky return to Pavilion for elimination game.

  • Police: Illinois man stole, sold breast pumps Sep 12, 2014 1:01 AM
    A 30-year-old Woodstock man is facing felony charges after authorities say he stole breast pumps and accessories worth several hundred thousand dollars and sold them online.Kristopher Kaecker has been charged with two counts of theft and two counts of burglary. He could spend up to seven years in prison if convicted, The Northwest Herald reported.

  • Chicago blusters through another record-setting cold day Sep 12, 2014 7:14 PM
    Of all the things you were hoping for this year, was another record cold temperature one of them? Well, we did. Thursday's 56 degrees was the lowest high temperature ever in Chicago. It’s no Polar Vortex, but it is unseasonably cold in Chicago.

  • Dad accused of killing 5 kids had criminal past in Fox Valley Sep 12, 2014 9:03 AM
    The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama went on a McHenry County crime spree 13 years ago. Timothy R. Jones, 32, was convicted on a host of offenses, including car theft, burglary and forging nearly $2,000 in checks in September 2001. Jones, 19 at the time, lived on the 200 block of Granada Road in Carpentersville.

  • Cool weather expected today through the weekend Sep 11, 2014 2:52 PM
    Meteorologists say people will wake up to unseasonably cool weather in the Chicago suburbs this morning, and that high temperatures could break a cold weather record established nearly 70 years ago.

  • Goodman, AWJ seek aspiring critics Sep 11, 2014 5:37 PM
    The Goodman Theatre and the Association for Women Journalists invites 11th grade girls to apply for the Cindy Bandle Young Critics program for 2014-2015. y

  • Dawn Patrol: Stormy morning; two found dead in Fox Lake apartment Sep 10, 2014 6:04 AM
    Two found dead in Fox Lake apartment. Heavy rain expected this morning. Suburban pet stores sue Cook County over puppy mill law. Storm causes millions in damage to Wheeling High School. Hanover Park police seek public’s help in probe of weekend slaying. Fired Inverness music director meets with Cardinal Francis George. DuPage forest commission hires executive director -- again. Toll hike, county gas tax considered to fund Route 53. Rose getting ever closer to being back for Bulls.

  • Kane state’s attorney to lead statewide best practices committee Sep 10, 2014 5:17 PM
    Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon will lead a Best Practices Committee of prosecutors to develop policies and procedures for evidence collection and investigations that can be used across the state. "The goal reallyis to re-emphasize what our responsibility is in all our criminal cases," McMahon said. "That's to get it right the first time."

  • McHenry County delays vote on horse racing rules Sep 10, 2014 7:18 PM
    The McHenry County Board will continue its review next week on a host of new regulations, including restrictions on horse racing, storage of boats and recreational vehicles, and adult businesses in unincorporated areas. After months of haggling, board members have proposed more than 60 amendments to the “unified development” ordinance that consolidates and streamlines existing regulations on zoning, subdivision and signage.

  • Driver charged with DUI in McHenry skateboarder’s death Sep 10, 2014 6:07 PM
    A 21-year-old Wonder Lake man is charged with drunken driving and causing the death of a 17-year-old skateboarder on Crystal Lake Road late Tuesday night. McHenry Police said Justin Raven, of the 7700 block of Orchard Road, was driving the white Ford F-250 pickup truck that struck Nicholas Kilpatrick of McHenry in the 4200 block of West Crystal Lake Road at 9:08 p.m.

  • Flood advisory for suburbs extended as rain continues to fall Sep 10, 2014 11:16 AM
    The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the suburbs until 2:30 p.m. The weather service estimates two to four inches of rain has fallen on the area so far today, with another one to inches possible.

  • McHenry County drops controversial intersection plan Sep 9, 2014 5:55 PM
    McHenry County officials have dropped a controversial idea to build a continuous-flow intersection at Algonquin and Randall roads for improved traffic flow. The McHenry County Board now will consider a more conventional intersection improvement proposal that includes adding through and turn lanes and limiting access points at its Sept. 16 meeting. The move comes after months of lobbying by businesses and property owners along the Randall Road corridor and by officials in Lake in the Hills, who opposed the CFI idea because it would have required a major redesign of that intersection. “This new proposal for a conventional intersection ... I think it’s a splendid solution to a problem that is real and does need to be fixed,” Lake in the Hills Village President Paul Mulcahy said.

  • Dawn Patrol: Man dies in crash; Police: Girl killed by punch malnourished Sep 9, 2014 6:11 AM
    Police: Waukegan girl killed by punch was malnourished, beaten previously. Police staying quiet on Louis Vuitton burglary. Deerfield man struck, killed in Wisconsin. Arlington Heights grants puppy mill ban reprieve to shop. Teens smash 75 mailboxes in Schaumburg, police say. Testimony continues in Wheeling murder trial. Mount Prospect woman who injured 8 on tollway on probation for DUI. Cutler takes responsibility for second pick.

  • Study: Suburban police ranks don’t match racial makeup of communities Sep 8, 2014 11:05 AM
    The racial makeup of suburban police departments does not reflect the diversity of the communities those agencies serve. That’s according to figures from a 2007 study of American police forces by the U.S. Department of Justice. Sixteen of the largest police departments in the Northwest and West suburbs are overwhelmingly white, even in towns where the white population is a minority.

  • Dawn Patrol: OCC pioneer dies; parishioners rally for fired director Sep 8, 2014 5:53 AM
    Hartstein, Oakton Community College pioneer, dies; parishioners show support for fired gay music director; mom’s punch to stomach leads to 11-year-old’s death; 3 Aurora men charged in KFC robbery; Gurnee honors first responders lost on Sept. 11; Bears’ offense more hurtful than helpful

  • Elgin 1999 divorce gets messy as husband sues disbarred attorney Sep 7, 2014 4:32 PM
    A former Elgin man has sued his ex-wife and now-disbarred Elgin attorney William Chesbrough Jr., arguing they presented forged papers at a divorce hearing in 1999 to get a third of his pension. David Shales has not paid any of his pension to his ex since the issue arose when he retired and he now seeks unspecified damages from her and Chesbrough, who was disbarred several years ago for gambling with his clients' money.

  • Dawn Patrol: Dist. 158 students able to view porn on tablets; Roy Leonard dies Sep 5, 2014 5:54 AM
    Dist. 158 students able to access porn on tablets; Chicago broadcasting legend Roy Leonard dies; three shot during Aurora restaurant robbery; Garth Brooks kicks off tour in Rosemont; former forest district headquarters burns down in Libertyville; Joan Rivers remembered as trailblazing comedian; Conte knows it won't be easy with Bears fans

  • Judge orders Dist. 155 to get Crystal Lake OK for bleachers Sep 5, 2014 6:20 PM
    A judge Friday ordered Community Unit School District 155 officials to go through Crystal Lake’s zoning process for a $1.2 million bleachers expansion at Crystal Lake South High School that was completed last summer without city permission. “There was a municipal ordinance that was violated. There was a substantial affect on property owners,” Judge Michael Chmiel said.

  • Dawn patrol: Officer on leave for Facebook comments; Fatal crash Sep 4, 2014 6:50 AM
    Elgin officer on leave, Facebook comments under investigation. Motorcyclist killed, passenger seriously injured in Aurora crash. Hoffman Estates man upset after being intentionally crashed into. Lawmakers want O’Hare noise standards reviewed sooner. Former “Jeopardy!” winner gets booted after charges. LITH chiro and wife sentenced for fraud. Castro likely out for season with ankle sprain.

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