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  • Tri-Cities police reports Oct 28, 2014 5:04 PM
    James B. Randich, 43, of Montgomery, was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI, DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more, and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries at 7:34 p.m. Saturday near Aurora, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Lawsuit: Mom, daughter assaulted by clowns with sex toys at haunted house Oct 23, 2014 7:19 AM
    A mom and her 17-year-old daughter have sued the Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery, arguing the two were assaulted and harassed by two workers dressed as clowns holding sex toys earlier this month in the parking lot. "Their conduct was outrageous and extreme," said the woman's lawyer. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

     
  • Montgomery mother, 47, charged with stabbing, trying to poison daughters Oct 11, 2014 7:04 PM
    Montgomery police are still investigating what triggered a mother of three to stab her two youngest daughters and attempt to poison them with a mixture of household items, Chief Daniel Meyers said Saturday. Pamela J. Christensen, 47, is being held in Kendall County jail on $1 million bail.

     
  • Mom accused of trying to poison daughters Oct 10, 2014 4:15 PM
    A Montgomery woman accused of trying to poison her three daughters and stabbing two of them has been charged with attempted murder.

     
  • Girl Scouts open Camp Explorers Oct 7, 2014 2:17 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will open Camp Dean in Big Rock to the public for a Camp Explorers program on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This youth and family-friendly event will include cardboard boat races, archery, crate stacking, fishing, and a scavenger hunt.

     
  • Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inducts 3 from Tri-County area Sep 29, 2014 8:52 AM
    In August, more than 1,000 supporters watched the induction of 66 new members into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame, including three representatives of the tri-county area of DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties. Area winners include: Laura Bennett, DuPage County; Carol McKellar, Kane County; and Mary Ann Petersen, Kendall County.

     
  • ‘Wizard of Oz’ gala to benefit Habitat for Humanity Aug 27, 2014 2:03 PM
    A "There's No Place Like Home" gala that includes the showing of "The Wizard of Oz" will be Monday, Sept. 8, at Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville to benefit the Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity.

     
  • Police reports Aug 12, 2014 7:16 PM
    George Hernandez, 25, of Montgomery, was charged with possession of 2.5 grams to 10 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no vehicle insurance, expired registration and disobeying a traffic control device after a traffic stop at 7:59 p.m. Thursday at West New York and North River streets near Aurora, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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