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  • Veteran project promotes awareness through artwork Aug 16, 2014 7:00 AM
    Navy veteran Michael Woods, 32, of Huntley knows how difficult it is to transition from the military back to civilian life. To bring awareness to what many soldiers experience during that transition, Woods partnered with Veronica Juncer of Mount Prospect to jumpstart a project that showcases veteran-related artwork.

  • Dawn Patrol: U-46 interim leaders; Man accused of abducting kids sought Aug 15, 2014 6:14 AM
    Zion man accused of abducting kids sought. Elgin U-46 names interim leaders Kenneth Arndt and Tony Sanders. Term limits will not be on Arlington Heights ballots. Where to go for help after Robin Williams' death. Suggestions to 'change the culture' of downtown Naperville. Bears rally to win.

  • Jewel-Osco offers help to consumers after data breach Aug 15, 2014 7:05 PM
    The parent company of Itasca-based Jewel-Osco said its consumer data was breached and is offering consumers a way to check their data. AB Acquisition LLC said it learned of the criminal breach to obtain credit and debit card payment information in some of its stores, including in the Chicago suburban area. “There is so much hacking out there, it’s become a joke,” one customer said.

  • Dawn Patrol: Support for gay ex-church staffer; AWOL firms blasted Aug 14, 2014 6:01 AM
    Ex-music director of Inverness church finds big support at meeting; Rep. Duckworth blasts firms that leave U.S.; $100,000 fire in Schaumburg;c community alert for Round Lake Park; $16 million upgrade for Addison golf course?

  • $25.3 million class action lawsuit filed over McHenry court fines Aug 14, 2014 4:37 PM
    Four people have filed a lawsuit against McHenry County 22nd Judicial Circuit Clerk Katherine Keefe, arguing her office improperly assessed fines instead of fees after their traffic and misdemeanor cases were adjudicated. The federal lawsuit seeks class action status, a collective refund of $3,525 to the four plaintiffs and a reimbursement of $25.3 million collected from defendants in thousands of other cases.

  • Dawn Patrol: District 87 taking policy feedback; Sun City cleanup Aug 13, 2014 5:55 AM
    Glenbard District 87 taking feedback on athletic code. Screen, stage actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89. Chicago man gets life in prison for 1994 murder of Waukegan store owner. Sun City lake cleanup underway; thousands of fish killed. Missing Elgin man has been found. Hoffman Estates man pleads guilty to beating mother. Former Elgin, South Elgin police chief dies at 88. Bears' Miller happy to find he still belongs.

  • State agency is ignoring salary database law Aug 13, 2014 5:21 AM
    An Illinois law requiring the state to keep a salary database of most local government employees is being disregarded because no money was every appropriated to pay for it. Department officials claim they were never given funding to create the database and so didn't have to. “It's nice to know these progressive bills we pass to increase transparency are being ignored,” said Susan Garrett, a former Democratic state senator from Lake Forest.

  • Dawn Patrol: Robin Williams as healer; Parents debate suspensions Aug 12, 2014 5:47 AM
    Dann Gire on Robin Williams as healer for Christopher Reeve. Packed Dist. 87 meeting: Not all against athlete suspensions. Jelly Belly production leaving North Chicago. Illini 4000 bike journey completed by Naperville woman. Police search for suspect in bank shooting. Mount Prospect suspends liquor license of Blues Bar. Bears special teams not so special in preseason opener.

  • Dawn Patrol: Crash victim identified; Bears’ Bennett returns Aug 11, 2014 5:54 AM
    Crystal Lake man killed in Lake in the Hills crash; Naperville triathlon draws first-timers and veteran competitors; McHenry prosecutor up for anti-DUI honor; musical parade a highlight of Gurnee Days; Bears lift suspension; latest auto racing tragedy impossible to comprehend; Gillaspie making some noise for Sox; Cubs’ front office steps on the accelerator

  • Ramp momentarily closed on I-90 due to water Aug 11, 2014 10:08 AM
    An eastbound ramp on I-90 at Route 31 near Elgin was closed momentarily Monday morning due to water on the pavement, authorities said.

  • ‘Remember what we did’: Veterans honored in Gilberts Aug 11, 2014 5:38 PM
    Local veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War were celebrated in Gilberts on Sunday with an event that featured pride, humor and solemnity. "We have to keep remembering," said Jerry Christopherson.

  • McHenry prosecutor up for anti-DUI honor Aug 10, 2014 4:20 PM
    A McHenry County prosecutor will be honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and an Aurora police officer receives special recognition for going above the call of duty to solve a cellphone robbery.

  • Dawn Patrol: Delays on Metra BNSF; teen gets 90 days for fatal DUI Aug 8, 2014 6:34 AM
    Metra BNSF riders can expect longer commute; Barrington Hills teen gets 90 days for fatal DUI crash; term limits may be on Arlington Hts. ballot in November; police seek public's help finding Elgin man; sales of Kennedy gold coin at Rosemont convention suspended; McIlvaine seeks extension stemming from 1975 project; Cloudy start to the morning with temperatures climbing to 75 degrees this afternoon.

  • Fireworks highlight Lakemoor Fest Aug 8, 2014 4:54 PM
    Lakemoor Fest continues through Sunday at Morrison Park, 233 Route 120.

  • Quaint McHenry County town rocked by power plant proposal Aug 8, 2014 9:57 AM
    The almost all-residential McHenry County town of Oakwood Hills, population 2,000, has been rocked by controversy over plans for a proposed 430-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant. Tempers have flared to the point the village government has been temporarily closed. “It's not just about this power plant going in. It's also about the secrecy that shrouded this whole thing,” a resident said.

  • Dawn Patrol: Nybo takes Dillard’s seat; 22 years for Lombard stabbing Aug 7, 2014 6:53 AM
    Nybo sworn into state Senate. Chicago man gets 22 years in Lombard attempted murder. Services Friday for Long Grove adventurer. North Aurora motorcyclist hurt in crash. Lake in the Hills man accused of child porn. $1 million bail for Aurora man facing drug charges. QB Clausen claims veteran’s mentality. Adam Eaton hurt in Sox loss.

  • McHenry County honors Purple Heart recipients with monument Aug 7, 2014 7:36 PM
    While about 200 people looked on Thursday, a monument was dedicated on Purple Heart Day to McHenry County residents who have won the award. The monument’s creation and dedication event at the McHenry County Courthouse was organized by retired Marine Corp. Richard W. Young of Woodstock.

  • Dawn Patrol: Mt. Prospect settles with inn; Walgreen staying put Aug 6, 2014 5:50 AM
    Mt. Prospect settles with Ye Olde Town Inn for $6.5 million. British report: Walgreen HQ to stay in U.S. County delays vote on ordinance, new horse racing regulations. Woodfield P.F. Chang’s on card data breach list. Hanover Park ‘getting close’ to deal with Hanover Square buyer. Man convicted of 2005 Aurora murder seeks juvenile court. Lombard cover band singer to be new lead singer of Kansas.

  • Average public pension catching up to average salary Aug 6, 2014 5:03 AM
    The average pension for a retired public employee in Illinois is quickly approaching the average salary of those still working, a Daily Herald analysis shows. That doesn't bode well for the financial health of those retirement systems, some analysts say. “More and more people are making more in retirement than they did when they were working, and I just don't see how you can do that,” said David From, of Americans for Prosperity.

  • County delays vote on ordinance, new horse racing regulations Aug 5, 2014 6:10 PM
    The McHenry County Board delayed a vote Tuesday on imposing new restrictions for horse racing events in unincorporated areas. But one county board member who has been trying to rally support for allowing horse racing to continue says, “I have not seen a compelling argument why we should be taking existing businesses away from people.”

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