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  • Police searching for Oswego home invasion suspects Jul 22, 2014 4:40 PM
    Oswego police are searching for four masked men who invaded a home on the 300 block of Hemlock Lane early Tuesday. Authorities said the four black suspects brandished handguns as they entered the home at about 6:02 a.m., and took the phones and keys from a 40-year-old female victim and five other male victims, ranging in age from 21 to 17.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jul 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Someone cut spark plug wires and brake lines on a 1997 Dodge Dakota on the 6N200 block of Willow Drive near St. Charles between 5 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jul 16, 2014 4:06 PM
    Someone punctured the left rear tire on a Hummer H3 on the 6N500 block of Route 25 near St. Charles between 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a sheriff’s report. Also, two Garmin GPS devices were stolen from a van and garbage hauler also parked there, causing an estimated total loss of $900, the report said.

     
  • Religion fuels Libertyville financial expert to help, advise Jul 7, 2014 5:04 AM
    Kukec's People features Roch Tranel, founder and president of The Tranel Financial Group in Libertyville, who follows his christian values in business as well as in the community, where he enjoys cultivating leaders.

     
  • Man gets probation for role in Aurora teen’s murder Jul 2, 2014 12:11 PM
    The second of three people charged in the 2013 murder of an Aurora teen pleaded guilty to reduced charges and was sentenced to 18 months probation. Jose M. Becerra, 22, of Oswego, pleaded guilty to attempted obstruction of justice in the death of Abigial Villalpando, 18. Juan Garnica, 20, was sentenced to 30 years last month for her murder.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Esther’s Place hosts farm days open house May 29, 2014 8:01 PM
    Make plans to join Esther's Place and Lamb of God Farm for their Farm Days Open House June 7-8. Located in Big Rock, just an hour west of Chicago, the farm and fiber art studio offers this opportunity showcasing the connection from the farm to the art, and all the fun and creativity that occurs in between.

     
  • ‘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.

     
  • Longtime taste tester on the edge of foodie trends May 5, 2014 4:55 AM
    Kukec's People features Maria Reyes of Woodridge, who has been a food taste tester for about 30 years, including the last 3 with olive oil at Romeoville-based KeHe.

     
  • 5K walk/run helps feed world’s hungry May 5, 2014 7:58 AM
    Food For The Poor and Hope For Haitians host the third annual 5K Walk/Run for EducationSaturday, May 10, at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Route 31, Geneva.

     
  • ‘The Curious Savage’ comes to Batavia Apr 29, 2014 3:03 PM
    John Patrick’s “The Curious Savage,” which debuted in 1950, calls into question conventional definitions of sanity while offering plenty of PG-rated laughs. The comedy will be presented by the Albright Theatre Company May 2-17 in Batavia.

     
  • History center delves into Chicago’s candy roots Apr 28, 2014 3:14 PM
    Chicago has been called America’s candy capital since the late 1800s, and for much of its history, a third of all candies made in the United States were made here. Iconic candy names like Snickers, Butterfingers, Wrigley, Tootsie Rolls, Lemonheads, Cracker Jack — and many more — have all been produced in the Chicago area over the last century.

     
  • Coroner’s office is collection site for prescription drug disposal Apr 21, 2014 9:41 AM
    Kane County Coroner Rob Russell recently announced that the coroner’s office has recently become a Drug Enforcement Administration collection site for disposal of prescription drugs.

     
  • Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree at Fitchie Creek in Elgin Apr 17, 2014 7:01 AM
    This weekend, volunteers can get some exercise and help the environment at the same time. Celebrate Earth Day by planting trees with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Elgin.

     
  • Sweet deal offered for those who donate blood in St. Charles Apr 17, 2014 3:16 PM
    Who couldn’t think of countless ways to spend $10 at Oberweis Dairy? Well, donors to the St. Charles Mothers’ Club blood drive to be held on Monday, April 21 at Oberweis Dairy in St. Charles will find themselves in that tasty predicament thanks to the generous contribution of an anonymous donor. The donor who has pledged to give $10 gift cards for the first 30 people to sign up and donate to the drive.

     
  • Naperville company can put trucks back on road Apr 16, 2014 9:39 PM
    The Naperville trucking company whose semi was involved in a fiery fatal crash earlier this year can put its trucks back on the road, a judge ruled Wednesday afternoon. The decision overturned an order by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration earlier this month to shut down DND International.

     
  • St. Charles to hold a city update Apr 8, 2014 11:31 AM
    The Downtown St. Charles Partnership is organizing a City Update, to be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in council chambers at the city's municipal building, 2 E. Main St. The event will provide time for people to meet with city staff, followed by staff presentations focused on current opportunities and challenges facing the downtown district, as well as programs and services available to business and property owners. The session will end with a moderated question-and-answer session.

     
  • Garage sale to benefit hospice Apr 7, 2014 5:43 PM
    More than 40 households have contributed to a garage sale benefiting Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice. The sale will start at 8 a.m. Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 122 W. Wilson St. in downtown Batavia, across the street from McDonald's.

     
  • Longtime painting teacher shines in solo show at Fine Line Apr 7, 2014 1:59 PM
    Honoring the painter for her talents as well as recognizing her years as a devoted art teacher all comes into play for Batavia artist Alyce Van Acker’s upcoming solo show in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

     
  • From India to Naperville, CTO aims to keep innovating Apr 9, 2014 8:55 AM
    Kukec's People features Sanjib Sahoo of Naperville, who went from humble beginnings in India, to Naperville and Chicago, where he heads technology for TradeMonster.

     
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