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  • Chemical company settles with neighbors Dec 26, 2014 3:53 PM
    A Philadelphia-based chemical manufacturer has settled lawsuits with more than 30 people who lived near a plant in McHenry County, ending a legal battle over an alleged brain cancer cluster.

  • Latest weather: No big storm, White Christmas unlikely Dec 24, 2014 9:22 AM
    If you’re still dreaming of a white Christmas, you may need to keep dreaming. The winter storm watch for the Chicago area was canceled. On the bright side, we're not suffering through last year's polar vortex nightmare -- so far.

  • Gift ideas for last-minute shoppers Dec 24, 2014 12:01 AM
    You could say it’s crunch time. It’s Christmas Eve, and you’ve got your work cut out for you if haven’t finished Christmas shopping yet. But you don’t need to panic. There still are plenty of items to buy, and plenty of hours to shop.

  • Dawn Patrol: Lawsuit over I-90 crane accident; final election filings Dec 23, 2014 8:32 AM
    Lawsuit filed over I-90 crane accident in Elgin; Lincolnshire and other Lake County suburbs definitely will have new mayors; who's running in Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect; 3-way village president race in Oak Brook; Campton Hills' mayor challenges her possible successor's petition.

  • Tri-Cities candidate filings Dec 23, 2014 11:58 PM
    These candidates have filed to run for municipal offices: Mayor, city council and village board: Batavia City Council: Seven, 4-year terms Ward 1: Carl Fischer (incumbent), Carl Dinwiddie Ward 2: Alan Wolff (incumbent) Ward 3: Dan Chanzit (incumbent) Ward 4: Susan Stark (incumbent) Ward 5: Louise “Lucy” Thelin Atac (incumbent) Ward 6: Ron Rechenmacher, Michael Russotto Ward 7: Dave Brown, (incumbent) Burlington village board: Three, 4-year terms James Daffron (incumbent) John Totemeier (incumbent) Alec Vonderlack Duane “Curly” Wilkison (incumbent) Campton Hills village board: Three, 4-year terms and president (Note: The candidates’ petitions were being contested at a Tuesday hearing) Laura Anderson, incumbent Susan George, incumbent Michael O’Dwyer President: Harry Blecker Elburn village board: Three, 4-year terms William Grabarek (incumbent) David Gualdoni (incumbent) John Krukoff Michael Rullman Geneva City Council: Five, 4-year terms and two, 2-year terms 1st Ward: Pat Lenski, Tara Burghart 2nd Ward: Don Cummings Jr. (incumbent) 3rd Ward: Mary Seno (incumbent), 2-year term 3rd Ward: Dean Kilburg (incumbent) 4th Ward: Jim Radecki, Eleanor Hamilton 5th Ward: Craig Maladra (incumbent) 5th Ward: Tom Simonian (incumbent), 2-year term Kaneville village board and president No reply from village hall Lily Lake village board: Three, 4-year terms and president Mary Rose Damisch, incumbent Janet Marlovits, incumbent President: Jesse Heffernan, incumbent; Mike L. Carlson Maple Park village board: Three, 4-year terms No one filed. North Aurora village board: Three, 4-year terms Mark Guethle (incumbent) Laura Curtis (incumbent) Mark Carroll (incumbent) Anise Hesson Allen Cavender St. Charles City Council: Five, 4-year terms Ward 1: Dan Stellato (incumbent) Ward 2: Rita Anne Payleitner (incumbent); Jake Wayne Wyatt Ward 3: Todd A. Bancroft (incumbent); Naomi A. Bosko Ward 4: Steven Gaugel; Matthew Dowling Ward 5: Ed Bessner (incumbent) Sugar Grove village board: Three, 4-year terms Mari Johnson, incumbent David Paluch, incumbent Kevin Geary, incumbent Wayne village board: Three, 4-year terms; one, 2-year term; and president No reply from village hall. Virgil village board: Three, 4-year terms and president Cheryl Hackbarth, incumbent Debbie Washburn, incumbent David Morales, incumbent President: Jamie LeBlanc, incumbent

  • Northern Kane municipal filings Dec 31, 2014 10:57 AM
    These candidates have filed to run for municipal offices: Mayor/village president; city council /village board, clerk Algonquin village board; three, 4-year terms Debbie Sosine, Jim Steigert, John Spella Carpentersville village board Don Burroway, Paul Humpfer, Jeffrey Sabbe, Humberto Garcia, Christopher Scholl, Sara Miller Cary village board; three, 4-year terms Erin Hauck, Ellen McAlpine, Steven Degnan-Schmidt East Dundee village board; three, 4-year terms Alan L. Hall, Jerald Bartels, Allen Skillicorn Elgin City Council; five, 4-year terms Mayor: David Kaptain, Joseph Galvan City council: John Steffen, Tish Powell, Rose Martinez, Toby Shaw, Kyle Scifert, Julie Schmidt, Jason Dusenberry, Fred Moulton, Mohammad “Mo” Iqbal, Jaime Hjelm and Andrew Cuming Fox River Grove village board; three, 4-year terms Patrick Wall, Jennifer Curtiss, Steve Knar, Chester Olencheck, Christopher Russell Gilberts village board; three, four-year terms Dan Corbett, Louis Hacker, Elissa Kojzarek Hampshire village board; three, 4-year terms Toby Koth, Janet Kraus, Rob Whaley, Orris C. Ruth Huntley village board; three, 4-year terms Niko Kanakaris, Harry Leopold, Darci Chandler, Pam Fender, Timothy Hoeft Lake in the Hills village board; three, 4-year terms Frank Covone, Russ Ruzanski, Ray Bogdanowski, Bill Dustin, Tyna Zarecky, Paula Yensen Pingree Grove village board; four, 4-year terms Village president: Greg L. Marston, Patrick R. Whalen, Steve Wiedmeyer Trustee: Bernard Thomas, Robert “Bob” Spieker, Joseph J. Nowosielski II, Brian Paszkiewicz Sleepy Hollow village board; three, 4-year terms Joseph Nemec (incumbent) South Elgin village board (three, 4-year terms), president, 2-year term Village president: Steve Ward Trustee: Bill DiFulvio, Lisa Guess, Gary Hyman, Mike Kolodziej, Scott Richmond West Dundee village board; three, 4-year terms Michelle Kembitzky, Andrew Yuscka, Tom Price

  • Cookie care packages sweeten holidays for military Dec 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    In 2004, Diane and Roger Ahrens started “Operation Sweettooth” to sweetly let U.S. military men and women know the country has not forgotten them or their sacrifices. Ten years that have passed and the East Dundee couple, who own Piece-A-Cake Bakery, continue to bake and individually wrap cookies and Rice Krispie treats to thousands of troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, and U. S. military hospitals around the world.

  • District 57 students take on multiple charitable efforts for holidays Dec 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    The four schools of Mount Prospect School District 57 have taken on at least 10 projects in recent weeks to help those in need. “Our students, families and staff have really made a difference in the community this holiday season,” says Elaine Aumiller, superintendent of schools.

  • Dawn Patrol: Wheaton Warrenville South athletes give back; Bears lose 20-14 Dec 22, 2014 5:57 AM
    Wheaton Warrenville South athletes participate in Day of Caring; Cagers of all ages have fun at Mustang tourney; Despite Lions’ miscues, Bears fall 20-14; Imrem: Winston an intriguing question for Bears; Blackhawks win, but with heavy hearts; DuPage officials investigate death of Blackhawks staffer

  • ComEd offering seniors electric bill help Dec 21, 2014 2:21 PM
    ComEd has dedicated more than $300,000 through a special “Senior Giving” hardship fund that will be used to help senior citizens who have fallen behind on their electric bill.

  • CVS network back online after three-hour outage Dec 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    A network outage Saturday morning kept CVS pharmacies across Chicago and throughout the nation from being able to fulfill new prescription orders for about three hours.The outage began at about 10:30 a.m. and prevented employees from being able to process new prescription orders until shortly after 1 p.m.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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