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  • Aurora police arrest 8 in Internet sting offering minors for sex Jan 15, 2015 9:39 AM
    Aurora police have arrested eight people -- including one from Pennsylvania -- in an online sting in which officers post escort ads supposedly from female minors for paid sex and then arrest men as they showed up at a local hotel. Each defendant faces between six and 30 years if convicted. Investigators say they're targeting sexual deviants.

  • Cuban roots keep chamber’s Sosa in tune Jan 12, 2015 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Roger Sosa, the new executive director of the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, who keeps his Cuban roots rocking with his musican group.

  • Cross, Quinn and others exit next week Jan 8, 2015 5:06 PM
    Tom Cross on his way out, talks about a career leading a minority: "I would have loved to work with a Republican governor. But you work with what you have." Former Quinn budget director David Vaught says the governor's legacy will be that he wasn't re-elected because he made tough choices. Chris Christie is coming to the suburbs next month. And a federal lawsuit is filed over an anti-Sam Yingling mailer.

  • Your 2015 Guide to the Suburbs: It’s our best advice, but share yours too Jan 1, 2015 7:30 AM
    Want to make the most of 2015? Daily Herald Editor John Lampinen introduces a special New Year's Day guide to living, working and playing in the suburbs.

  • Aurora cheerleading coach arrested on sex abuse charge Dec 30, 2014 8:03 PM
    A 51-year-old Oswego man and Aurora cheerleading coach, accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old prostitute, was apprehended Tuesday afternoon in Oswego. Aurora police said Ray Saleh was arrested by members of the department’s U.S. Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Task Force around 12:30 p.m. following a brief foot chase after he left a fast-food restaurant on the 200 block of Douglas Road.

  • Man accused of sexually abusing minor Dec 29, 2014 11:38 PM
    An Oswego man has been charged with patronizing an underage prostitute, according to documents filed with the Will County circuit clerk’s office.

  • ‘Does not work’ label wrong Dec 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Oswego letter to the editor: One of the great canards of our time is that torture does not work. A basic tenet of behavior modification is that nonreinforced responses extinguish, i.e., ineffective methods are abandoned because they fail to produce desired results. Torture is probably as old as our species. Were it ineffective, it would not have survived the 200-millennial trek of our species whose survival and propagation depended upon skillful discovery and implementation of things that work.

  • Naperville accountant sentenced in RV financing scheme Dec 10, 2014 8:00 PM
    Two suburban men, including an accountant from Naperville, were sentenced to prison for their parts in a recreational vehicle financing scheme that cost lenders nearly $60 million. Brian McMahon, 55, of Naperville, received a 30-month prison sentence acting as the accountant who facilitated false tax returns, according to prosecutors. Russell S. Ott, 51, of Oswego, who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and tax evasion was sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison.

  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

  • 4-H kids join ‘Hands On, Minds On’ day of science Nov 20, 2014 3:21 PM
    On Nov. 8, 35 youth from DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties took part in “Hands On, Minds On: Science with 4-H” at the Oswego Public Library branch in Montgomery. Designed for youth in second through seventh grade, this “Hands On, Minds On” event focused both on aerospace and healthy living. The youth took part in fun, age-appropriate, research-based activities with trained staff and volunteers.

  • Local author encourages children to stretch their imaginations Nov 11, 2014 9:57 AM
    Linda Brodine, St. Charles resident and children’s book author, has published a second volume of Quilt-Stories titled “Gramma, Please Tell Us More Stories!”

  • Aurora nabs suspects in heroin, cocaine probe Nov 7, 2014 2:09 PM
    Fourteen suspected drug dealers have been charged and five remain at large after a yearlong heroin and cocaine investigation by Aurora police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, authorities said Friday. “We do know that based on especially the background of these people that were targeted, we’re talking about people with very long criminal records, criminal backgrounds,” Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said. “Just to be able to hold these people accountable, we’re confident that it’s going to positively affect the amount of violent crime in Aurora and the surrounding communities.”

  • Treasurer candidates debate efficiency of I-CASH program Oct 9, 2014 8:19 PM
    Republican Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs, both candidates for Illinois treasurer, differ on how to operate the state's I-Cash program, get Illinois to balance its budget, and manage the Bright Start 529 college savings program.

  • Meadowview Theatre presents “Shrek” Oct. 25 Oct 8, 2014 6:44 PM
    Come to the Meadowview Theatre dressed in your Shrek costumes to celebrate Halloween with a special showing of "Shrek" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Admission to this film is $1 per person.

  • 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.

  • State finances a priority for 50th District House candidates Oct 1, 2014 5:30 AM
    Democrat Valerie Burd of Yorkville and Republican Keith Wheeler of Oswego have different ideas on how the state's financial status can be improved. Both are seeking the state House 50th District seat being vacated by Kay Hatcher.

  • Five suburban educators are finalists for Teacher of the Year Sep 9, 2014 2:41 PM
    Teachers at Naperville Central High School, William Fremd High School, Prairie Elementary School (Buffalo Grove), Southbury Elementary School (Oswego) and Grayslake North High School are among the 12 finalists for 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

  • Images: Batavia vs. Oswego, football Aug 29, 2014 10:35 PM
    The Batavia High School football team hosted Oswego High School Friday, August 29 in Batavia. The game was postponed due to lightning in the area and scheduled to resume on Saturday.

  • Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club receives $2,500 charitable gift Aug 11, 2014 8:40 AM
    Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club received a $2,500 gift from PetSmart on July 23. This presentation took place during a PetSmart company meeting as part of their "PetSmart Gives Back" initiative.

  • 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.

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