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  • Calvary Church sends 1,000 volunteers to serve community Jul 28, 2014 9:35 AM
    Roughly 1,000 volunteers from Calvary Church in Naperville will go into 16 sites around the community to perform cleanup projects and be an extension of God’s love on Aug. 2 and 3.

     
  • Fox Valley Park District’s ‘Amazing Race’ returns Aug. 9 Jul 28, 2014 9:41 AM
    The Fox Valley Park District’s local adaptation of the famously frenetic TV show “The Amazing Race” returns Saturday, Aug. 9, with the sixth annual rendition of the event at 9 a.m. from the Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora.

     
  • Des Plaines tech firm is real gem for entrepreneur Jul 28, 2014 12:52 PM
    Kukec's People features Mitul Gandhi was part of a family of jewelers in India. He said he was the so-called black sheep. Instead of jewelry, he gravitated toward technology. Now, he's the co-founder and chief architect of Des Plaines-based SeoClarity.

     
  • Fox Valley Park District board to be elected, not appointed Jul 24, 2014 6:00 PM
    Commissioners for the Fox Valley Park District, the second-largest in the state, will be elected rather than appointed by county board chairmen. "I would never argue against democracy," Kane chairman Chris Lauzen said, while expressing some misgivings about the change, which takes effect in 2017.

     
  • 2 years in prison for final person in 2013 hammer murder of Aurora teen Jul 17, 2014 7:07 PM
    An Aurora man was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday after admitting to his role in the murder of Abigail Villalpando, 18, in Aurora in early 2013. Enrique Prado, 20, was present when Juan Garnica beat and killed Villalpando with a hammer and helped dispose of her body. Prado got a lighter sentence because he agreed to testify against Garnica, who pleaded guilty and got 30 years in prison.

     
  • Planes to spray for gypsy moths over Montgomery, Geneva Jun 26, 2014 3:25 PM
    If you see planes flying over Montgomery or Geneva early Monday, June 30, don’t panic. It’s the state Department of Agriculture spraying for the dreaded gypsy moth. Sometimes the planes can be noisy, and they start dropping small pheromone flakes at the crack of dawn. The state of Illinois doesn’t always get a lot of calls of complaint, but they like to spread the word as early and often as possible to make sure residents have a heads-up.

     
  • Oscar nominee from Oswego sees ‘beautiful people’ in prisons Jun 16, 2014 5:16 PM
    Filmmaker Edgar Barens is going back to jail. In fact, the Oswego native is going to 50 prisons this fall, showing inmates and wardens his Academy Award-nominated documentary, “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall.” Barens’ goal is to get the jails to start inmate-run, privately funded hospice programs. “If I can get it out there ... I think it’s going to be a game changer,” said Barens.

     
  • Fox Habitat for Humanity partners with family to help autistic son Jun 9, 2014 8:38 AM
    Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity is raising money to provide Joey Genovese of Aurora, who is autistic, with a service dog.

     
  • Conviction vacated in Aurora boy’s 1996 slaying May 31, 2014 12:05 AM
    Kane County prosecutors are weighing their options after an Illinois appellate court vacated the conviction and ordered a new trial for a former Montgomery man serving a 70-year prison term in the 1996 slaying of a 6-year-old Nicholas "Nico" Contreras of Aurora. Mark A. Downs convinced the appellate court the trial court committed plain error in instructing the jury regarding the definition of reasonable doubt.

     
  • ‘Godspell’ shares powerful message through music May 19, 2014 1:46 PM
    The musical “Godspell,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, who later composed “Wicked,” made its debut in 1971. Forty-three years later, it’s being brought to the stage in the Fox Valley by Spotlight Youth Theater Aurora.

     
  • Kaneland High, Nicholson schools receive state honors May 15, 2014 6:06 PM
    Kaneland High School in Maple Park and Nicholson Elementary School in Montgomery were praised by state school superintendent Christopher Koch, as he bestowed Academic Improvement awards at a ceremony at Kaneland.

     
  • Police: 6 people injured in Easter party shooting Apr 20, 2014 3:14 PM
    Authorities say six people were injured in a shooting at an Easter party in Montgomery. Montgomery Police Chief Daniel Meyers tells Chicago’s WBBM-TV that the shooter allegedly got out of an SUV and fired bullets into the garage of a home where an Easter party was taking place and children were present.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Mar 14, 2014 4:16 PM
    A Geneva man was charged with battery and cruelty to animals at 9:30 p.m. March 8 on a trail behind the houses in the 500 block of Edison Street, police said. Michael J. Conlee, 37, of the same block, is accused of punching a neighbor in a shoulder, knocking the person down, and of kicking a dog that he believed was going to bite him, according to a police report.

     
  • Souper Bowl will help feed Fox Valley residents Feb 27, 2014 1:01 AM
    The NFL may have its big game each year, but for the hungry in the Fox Valley, their main event is the Souper Bowl of Caring. The event on March 1 is when Fox Valley United Way, area Jewel-Osco stores, Prisco’s Fine Foods in Aurora and the Montgomery Market Place in Montgomery join forces with shoppers and dozens of youth volunteers to replenish supplies at two local food pantries.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Feb 24, 2014 5:36 PM
    Christopher J. Sebastion, 21, of Aurora, was charged with retail theft at 12:55 a.m. Monday at Walmart, 801 N. Randall Road, according to a police report.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Feb 19, 2014 5:38 PM
    Cedric Powell, 40, of Aurora, was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, no FOID card, possession of a controlled substance, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a traffic stop at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday at Claim and Ohio streets near Aurora, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Police: Man caught with pot-laced chocolate bars Feb 13, 2014 4:30 PM
    Authorities said they arrested a Kane County man Wednesday after a 42-pound shipment of marijuana-infused chocolate bars was delivered to his home from a California dispensary. Thomas J. Franzen, of Montgomery, faces six to 30 years in prison if convicted. Police said the shipment contained 430 individually foil-wrapped chocolate bars that retail for $13 each, or a total of nearly $5,600.

     
  • Attorney: Victim in West Aurora sex abuse lawsuit showed courage Feb 9, 2014 5:18 PM
    A former West Aurora High School student who sued West Aurora District 129 for not protecting her from sexual abuse at the hands of a band teacher and failing to report suspicions to state officials has shown a tremendous amount of courage, her attorney said. “I just feel great that my client had enough courage to stand up and participate in civil proceedings and the criminal case.”

     
  • West Aurora bounces back Feb 8, 2014 11:52 PM
    West Aurora basketball coach Gordie Kerkman likes that his team has often participated in the Night of Hoops at Batavia High School. Kerkman admits he hasn’t always been happy with the end results though.

     
  • Antony’s 3 stuns West Aurora Feb 7, 2014 11:24 PM
    Ryan Antony spent much of Naperville Central’s game at West Aurora Friday night setting up teammates with one nifty pass after another, but when it mattered most the senior point guard fired away.

     
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