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  • Tri-Cities police reportsApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    A PlayStation4, 15 gold rings, eight gold necklaces, a diamond necklace and a diamond bracelet were taken from a home on the 300 block of Oakview Avenue near Aurora that was burglarized between 8:30 a.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Fox Valley police reportsApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Brian D. Weiss, 47, of Plato Township, was charged with aggravated DUI, DUI while license revoked, leaving the scene of a crash, improper display of a license plate and no insurance after his vehicle struck a utility pole at about 8:30 p.m. April 9 near Russell and Verona roads in Plato Township, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Kane forest district makes deal with ComEd, may make anotherApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve will be home to new ComEd power lines if Kane County Forest Preserve District commissioners get their way, according to a new deal announced last Friday. And with some coaxing by the owners of the Deutsch Dairy Farm, the Burlington Prairie Forest Preserve might see similar lines.

     
  • Lucas Mowers of Hampshire, a snowplow driver for Kane County, is shown with his wing-plow truck at the county highway headquarters off Empire Road. “It’s different every time,” he says of his west-central Kane County route.

    Spring spells relief for Kane County snowplow driverApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Did you drive safely on Kane County roads this winter? You can thank Lucas Mowers for his diligent work as a snowplow driver. “Christmas is on a day that doesn’t snow,” Mowers said. “I know what I signed up for. They know I’m taking care of my business."

     
  • Decision on ComEd lines through Kane Co. preserves comes down to money Feb 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kane County Forest Preserve District commissioners are positioned to intervene on a plan that would place ComEd power lines and towers on the outskirts of two preserves. The district, though, could bend to desires of local farmers and allow lines to run through the preserves instead. But that will only happen if ComEd is willing to pay the district enough to buy one of the neighboring farms. The whole decision will come down to money.

     
  • John Hoscheit

    Farmers lobby Kane forest officials to keep ComEd off local farms Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kane County Forest Preserve District officials are interested in haggling with ComEd over the rights to run new power lines and towers through the Muirhead preserve. In short, if ComEd comes up without enough money, commissioners may be willing to allow the lines to run along existing railroad tracks. That would make private farmers in the area happy. The lines will run through their property in the current plan.

     
  • Valerie Blaine, a naturalist with the Kane County Forest Preserve District, discusses the prairie at Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve during its opening two years ago in Plato Township. Some of the land ComEd desires for its high-tension power lines includes a portion of the forest preserve.

    ComEd plan leaves county choosing forest preserves or farms Nov 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    A plan to put new high-tension power lines through either Kane County forest preserves or neighboring farms is forcing commissioners to choose between preserving open space and helping out some of their taxpayers.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Oct 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    An aluminum tool rack and hand tools, worth a combined $500, were stolen from a cargo trailer on the 9N300 block of Old Kirk Road near Geneva between Sept. 17 and Oct. 8, according to a sheriff’s report

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Oct 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Karl K. Wuckert, 23, of West Dundee, was charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after a one-car crash at 9:30 p.m. Friday in the 14N800 block of Sleepy Hollow Road near East Dundee, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Aug 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Antonio de Jesus Gonzalez, 20, of Elgin, was charged with illegal consumption of alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia after a disturbance at 2:35 a.m. Aug. 10 in the 10N200 block of Muirhead Road, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports May 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Matthew L. Lorenz, 23, of Geneva, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cannabis, and driving with just one headlight, at 12:33 a.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of Crissy Avenue, Batavia, according to a police report.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports May 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Ana Sandra Rivas Mora, 22, of Round Lake Beach, was charged with misdemeanor battery at 2 p.m. May 21 after an incident in the 12N300 block of Hilltop Road near Elgin in which she is accused of slapping another woman in the faces several times during an argument, according to a sheriff's report.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports May 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Authorities were called to the 11N300 block of Russell Road in Plato Township at 1:52 p.m. April 28 for a report of shots fired, according to a sheriff's report, No arrests were made. Police found more than 150 shell casings from different types of guns around a small campfire littered with beer cans, the report said.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports May 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Four tires were stolen from outside a garage in the 6N700 block of Irwin Avenue near St. Charles between 12:01 a.m. April 28 and 6 a.m. April 29, according to a sheriff's report.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports May 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Cameron T. Hardiman, 33, of Elgin, was arrested at about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday and charged with reckless driving, attempting to elude a police officer, driving with a suspended driver's license, operating an uninsured vehicle and possession of 2.5 grams or less of cannabis, according to a police report.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports May 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Elgin police and sheriff's deputies investigating a complaint about guns being fired at 1:52 a.m. Sunday in the 11N300 block of Russell Road, found firecracker remnants, and more than 150 spent shotgun shells, rifle casings and .45-caliber bullet casings, as well as an unattended fire in a fire pit on the property.

     
  • Fox Valley police reportsMar 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Kane County Probation Department, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, reported that a $1,620 electronic home monitoring bracelet was damaged between 8:32 p.m. March 6 and 2:42 p.m. March 8 by a suspect who was transferred to the Illinois Department of Corrections, according to a sheriff's report. Officials discovered the damage after the bracelet was picked up from the former home of the 24-year-old suspect, whose information was not released.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reportsMar 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Kane County Probation Department, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, reported that a $1,620 electronic home monitoring bracelet was damaged between 8:32 p.m. March 6 and 2:42 p.m. March 8 by a suspect who was transferred to the Illinois Department of Corrections, according to a sheriff's report. Officials discovered the damage after the bracelet was picked up from the former home of the 24-year-old suspect, whose information was not released.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Mar 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    A resident of the 38W600 block of Glenview Drive near St. Charles wired $7,000 between 10 a.m. Wednesday and 12:21 p.m. Friday to an unknown person after receiving a call that a male relative had been arrested and was stranded in Peru, according to a sheriff's report. The victim became suspicious after the caller asked for more money day after day, the report said.

     
  • Frank Brizzolara: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Frank Brizzolara, running for Plato Township Highway Comissioner (4-year Term)

     
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