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  • North Barrington attorney charged with home invasion, firing gun in Hawthorn Woods Nov 10, 2014 11:48 AM
    An attorney from North Barrington remains held in the Lake County jail on charges he broke into a Hawthorn Woods residence Friday night and fired a handgun, authorities said. Raymond Clutts, 57, of the 100 block of Clubhouse Drive, faces charges of home invasion and felony reckless discharge of a weapon.

  • Trial date set in 2013 murder of Elgin artist Nov 9, 2014 4:38 PM
    A Jan. 26 trial date has been set for a man accused of killing an artist inside of her Elgin townhome in March 2013; a Batavia man who scuffled with police in February gets 30 months of probation and alcohol monitoring.

  • Prim outlines first goals as McHenry Co. sheriff Nov 7, 2014 3:58 PM
    McHenry County Sheriff-elect Bill Prim, who’s asserted throughout his campaign that he wants to address morale within the department, said he intends to immediately create a new internal evaluation program. “You start by building trust,” Prim said. Supervisors will be required to mentor personnel, he said. “It puts more onus on supervisors to actively engage with personnel.”

  • Metra riders not onboard with fare hike Nov 7, 2014 5:11 AM
    Some commuters spoke their minds about a proprosed 14 percent hike to Metra monthly passes and other fare increases at a Thursday hearing. Metra leaders are expected to vote Nov. 14 on whether to approve the 2015 budget, which includes an average hike of 10.8 percent.

  • Dawn Patrol: Docs on abusive priests; Mt. Prospect, Aurora shootings Nov 6, 2014 6:01 AM
    Chicago Archdiocese releasing more documents about abusive priests today. Arlington Heights men shot at in Mount Prospect. Two men hurt in Aurora shooting. Quinn concedes race to Rauner. Duckworth reflects on Election Day, pending motherhood. Wheaton bursting with pride for new lt. governor. DuPage political pendulum swings in favor of the GOP. Six men charged with drug crimes in Aurora. Oberweis: No plans for another run for Congress. Rose returns, Bulls beat Bucks 95-86.

  • Crystal Lake daughter, father arrested on drug charges Nov 5, 2014 11:22 PM
    A 19-year-old Crystal Lake woman and her father were arrested Tuesday on drug charges, authorities said, marking the end of a four-month investigation.

  • Dawn Patrol: Rauner says he won, Quinn doesn’t; more from election Nov 5, 2014 5:01 AM
    Rauner says he beat Quinn; Quinn doesn't. Rauner got big numbers in the suburbs. Republicans surge to control of U.S. Senate. Burglars drive car through Ferragamo store in Aurora. Toews ignites Blackhawks’ scoring spree.

  • Dawn Patrol: All you need to know to vote; Maddon talks Cubs winning Nov 4, 2014 6:09 AM
    All you need to know to vote today. New details on Bolingbrook man accused in terror support case. Waukegan man shot, killed by police in NorthShore Highland Park Hospital ER. Bolingbrook soccer coach charged with solicitation. Cruz trial experts dispute cause of newborn’s death. Probation, fine for Elgin woman who starved dog to death. Cook of the Week challenge winner: Jamie Andrade. Cubs welcome Maddon as new manager.

  • Republicans Jung, Rein unseat Yensen in McHenry Board Dist. 5 Nov 4, 2014 11:20 PM
    Incumbent John Jung and fellow Republican challenger Michael Rein secured two seats on the McHenry County Board for District 5, according to unofficial results. With all precincts reporting, unofficial vote totals show Jung garnered 5,617 votes, Rein received 4,955 votes, and incumbent Democrat Paula Yensen lost her seat with 4,308 votes.

  • Nowak re-elected in McHenry County District 1 Nov 4, 2014 11:42 PM
    Republican incumbent Robert Nowak won re-election to represent McHenry County Board’s District 1 Tuesday, while Republican challenger Andrew Gasser appeared set to join him, though his lead over incumbent Democrat Nick Chirikos was so narrow that the winner won't be known until early and provisional votes are counted..

  • Gottemoller, Kopsell lead McHenry Board Dist. 3 race Nov 4, 2014 11:38 PM
    Incumbent Republican Joe Gottemoller, and challengers, Democrat Kathleen Bergan Schmidt and Republican Donald Kopsell, are vying for two seats on the McHenry County Board representing District 3. With 35 of 41 precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial vote totals show Gottemoller in the lead with 5,852 votes, followed by Kopsell with 4,515 votes and Schmidt trailing close behind with 3,995 votes.

  • Hammerand, Wheeler win McHenry Board Dist. 4 race Nov 4, 2014 11:22 PM
    Incumbent Republican John Hammerand and Republican newcomer Charles Wheeler secured two open seats on the McHenry County Board for District 4, unofficial results show. With all precincts reporting, unofficial vote totals show Hammerand lead with 7,334 votes, followed by Wheeler with 5,849 votes and Democrat Arne Waltmire trailing with 4,541 votes.

  • Prim wins race for McHenry County sheriff Nov 4, 2014 11:21 PM
    Republican Bill Prim has won the race for McHenry County sheriff by a wide margin. Prim, 55, of Cary, had 41,320 votes, or about 60 percent of total votes, compared to Independent Jim Harrison, 56, of Johnsburg, who had 27,028 votes, with 209 of 212 precincts reporting. The unofficial tally does not include early votes, as well as provisional and late absentee ballots.

  • Veterans caregiver resources: Nov 3, 2014 4:55 PM
    The Lovell Federal Health Care Center Caregiver Support Program will host a Caregiver Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Building 133EF, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, 3001 Green Bay Road, North Chicago.

  • Hot races in the Fox Valley Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    New sheriffs will be elected in Kane and McHenry counties on Tuesday. They are among the most hotly contested countywide and legislative contests on the ballot for Fox Valley voters this year.

  • Dawn Patrol: Team climbs tower for boy; Kane County sets up election hotline Nov 3, 2014 6:00 AM
    Team climbs Willis Tower in honor of Arlington Heights boy; Kane County sets up hotline for election complaints; toy soldiers provide history lesson at Cantigny; church celebrates its place in Algonquin history; Maddon’s agent: Talk of tampering by Cubs is ‘insulting’; turnover trouble dooms Blackhawks

  • Kane County sets up hotline for election complaints Nov 2, 2014 4:28 PM
    An election complaint hotline will be staffed by the Kane County prosecutors on Tuesday; a Carol Stream teen gets eight years in prison for a 2013 carjacking in South Elgin; State's attorney comments on Batavia man guilty of marijuana trafficking.

  • Dawn Patrol: Cold Halloween weather coming; Neuqua Valley to reopen Oct 31, 2014 6:03 AM
    Nasty Halloween weather coming today (but we have 10 things you can do today anyway). Neuqua Valley High School to reopen after bomb threat dismissed. Deal in Waukegan District 60, but schools still closed. Rolling Meadows police seek hit-and-run driver. Marian Hossa gets 1,000th point.

  • Trick-or-treating hours in the suburbs Oct 30, 2014 2:22 PM
    To help ensure a safe Halloween, communities have established official hours for trick-or-treating activities in the suburbs. All times are Friday, Oct. 31.

  • Dawn Patrol: Deal reached in Waukegan strike; jail cops indicted Oct 30, 2014 6:31 AM
    No school again in Waukegan today. Former Lake County jail officers indicted over homeless man’s death. Attorney concerned with safety of woman who slashed daughter’s throat. Elgin man charged with murder. Durbin, Oberweis see red over environmental issues. Man accused of groping two haunted house employees in Aurora. Algonquin police chief to retire in December. Indications point to manager Joe Maddon, but Cubs mum.

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