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  • Rauner meeting leaves Tri-Cities mayors feeling better about income tax fund loss Mar 19, 2015 6:52 PM
    A group of west suburban mayors met in private with Gov. Bruce Rauner Thursday to discuss the specific impacts of local governments losing half their share of state income taxes. They left feeling better about the long term impact of Rauner's vision on their local coffers. “It’s yin and yang," Patsy Smith said. "You only have a certain amount of money and you have to find a way to spend it efficiently."

     
  • Images: Benet Academy vs. Oswego, girls basketball Feb 26, 2015 11:13 PM
    Benet Academy played Oswego in the Class 4A sectional final for girls basketball at Oswego East.

     
  • Mannheim Steamroller drummer from Oswego writes symphony Feb 24, 2015 3:56 PM
    Mannheim Steamroller drummer Tom Sharpe, of Oswego, is debuting his self-written symphony, "Lifting the World." Known for his high-energy performances and seven years as the drummer for former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung, Sharpe spent 10 years working on his album. He's started performing it at small venues around the suburbs. "I am very proud of this work," he said.

     
  • Local food pantries benefit from shopping spree Feb 17, 2015 5:36 AM
    The Kane County Farm Bureau's annual Checkout Challenge was a win-win for local food pantries thanks to state Reps. Keith Wheeler and Steve Andersson.

     
  • Youth theater group flies high with ‘Aladdin’ Feb 10, 2015 3:43 PM
    Discover “A Whole New World” of magic, mayhem and magic carpet rides when Spotlight Youth Theater Aurora stages Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia. Public performances of the energetic musical begin Friday, Feb. 13, and run through Sunday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $10-$12.

     
  • Oswego man charged with sexual assault of student Feb 6, 2015 5:54 AM
    A former Fox Valley Career Center instructor has been charged with criminal sexual assault, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. Glen C. Baum of Oswego was being held in the Kane County jail on $250,000 bail, according to the state's attorney's office.

     
  • 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.

     
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