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  • Gift ideas for last-minute shoppers Dec 24, 2014 12:01 AM
    You could say it’s crunch time. It’s Christmas Eve, and you’ve got your work cut out for you if haven’t finished Christmas shopping yet. But you don’t need to panic. There still are plenty of items to buy, and plenty of hours to shop.

  • Cookie care packages sweeten holidays for military Dec 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    In 2004, Diane and Roger Ahrens started “Operation Sweettooth” to sweetly let U.S. military men and women know the country has not forgotten them or their sacrifices. Ten years that have passed and the East Dundee couple, who own Piece-A-Cake Bakery, continue to bake and individually wrap cookies and Rice Krispie treats to thousands of troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, and U. S. military hospitals around the world.

  • Naperville Twp. assessor recalled for ‘kindness and respect’ Dec 22, 2014 4:12 PM
    Kind words are flowing in to describe longtime Naperville Township Assessor Warren L. Dixon Jr., who died Saturday at age 68 after a five-year battle with esophageal cancer. “He treated everyone he met with kindness and respect and he always stood up for his friends,” DuPage County Board member Jim Healy wrote in a message to Dixon's family.

  • Volunteer’s cookies fetch $75,000 for Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Twp. Dec 20, 2014 7:25 AM
    A batch of 500 cookies were auctioned off at a stunning $75,000 to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township. “They are that good,” said Tom Roeser of Otto Engineering, who made the winning bid. But anyone who knows Roeser also knows it’s all about the businessman’s commitment to the betterment of local youth, says baker Barbara Ferguson. “It’s just wonderful what he did,” she said.

  • Meeting set on plan for homeless facility near Lake Zurich Dec 19, 2014 4:36 PM
    An informational meeting is set for Jan. 12 regarding a proposal for chronically homeless people with mental illness to live in a building on the edge of Lake Zurich's north side.

  • Aurora Twp. senior bus service expanding to Sugar Grove Twp. Dec 19, 2014 8:31 PM
    Aurora Township will offer transportation to Sugar Grove Township's senior citizens and disabled population in a new partnership designed to help those residents get to medical appointments. Aurora Township already offers about 30,000 rides through its service each year. But helping Sugar Grove will put idle buses and drivers back on the roads, which will also be a benefit to Aurora Township.

  • Campton Hills leader explains why police chief should go Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Campton Hills Village President Patsy Smith on Tuesday outlined her case as to why she wants the village’s police chief dismissed when his contract expires later this month. “After careful consideration, I believe it is no longer in the village’s best interest to continue his appointment,” Smith wrote in a memo Tuesday to trustees. Trustees talked all Tuesday night and looked to continue past midnight to discuss Hoffman’s contract and other issues.

  • Watchdog: Deal helps Medinah club, could hurt neighbors Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    A settlement deal that promises backloaded assessment reductions for Medinah Country Club this year through 2016 could wind up meaning higher taxes for neighboring property owners over the next three years. But officials who negotiated the deal argue the 17 government agencies that receive property taxes from the golf club potentially saved the same taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in future legal bills by settling.

  • $200,000 damage to St. Charles Twp. home Dec 16, 2014 2:45 PM
    A St. Charles-area home sustained $200,000 damage to the building and contents, in a midnight fire Tuesday.

  • Lindenhurst Early Childhood Center hosts annual Gift of Giving event Dec 16, 2014 4:20 PM
    About 180 children at the Lindenhurst Early Childhood Center are hard at work this week making 400 hand-packed care boxes filled with food and toiletries. The boxes will be donated to various local charities and food pantries as part of the center’s annual Gift of Giving program.

  • Maine Township receives three awards Dec 15, 2014 6:49 PM
    Maine Township has been honored with three awards from the annual conference of Township Officials of Illinois.

  • Editorial: School board disruption shows consequences of indifference to local elections Dec 12, 2014 9:39 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the controversy over remarks by a school board member emphasizes the importance of participating in local elections.

  • Battle lines drawn in Campton Hills election challenge Dec 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    A Campton Hills electoral board set rules and procedures Tueday night for a challenge to the nominating petitions of Harry Blecker, who is running for village president, and three people running for trustee. Village President Patsy Smith challenged the petitions. The board will met Friday to set a date to hear testimony and consider evidence and legal arguments. The earliest that can happen is after Dec. 19, when attorneys are done submitting legal papers.

  • Editorial: The need for openness on housing projects Dec 9, 2014 8:11 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the Lake County Housing Authority and PADS Lake County should have informed local officials about plans to operate a rental housing program in Ela Township for chronically homeless people with mental illnesses.

  • Helander honored by local GOP Dec 8, 2014 6:47 PM
    Former Lake County Clerk Willard Helander has received a newly created award from the West Deerfield Township Republican Party.

  • Antioch, fire district will again seek tax for ambulance service Dec 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Antioch village and fire officials again will ask voters to approve a tax to raise $1.5 million per year to fund ambulance service. The question failed last month and in response the department this week reduced staffing. "We only asked for what was necessary that's why the question is the same," said Fire Chief John Nixon.

  • Hanover Township, Kid Care holding flu shot clinics Dec 6, 2014 12:52 AM
    Hanover Township and Kid Care Medical will host clinics where kids can get flu shots and immunizations starting Thursday in the township’s Senior Center in Bartlett. “The best way to protect yourself and others around you from getting and spreading the flu is to get the influenza vaccine,” township Trustee Steve Caramelli said.

  • Donate $20 to toy drive, receive Riverwalk photo Dec 4, 2014 8:01 AM
    In an effort to help with Batavia's toy drive, Mike Hoag, an amateur photographer, has offered a Riverwalk photo that is creating quite a stir on social media. For a $20 donation to the toy drive, he will send the donor a JPEG file of the Riverwalk photo for printing at home.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Dec 11, 2014 5:18 PM
    A resident on the 40W0-99 block of Wellington Court in Blackberry Township reported at 6:20 p.m. Monday that someone slashed a $40 inflatable Santa lawn decoration, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Barrington Township’s Dawson wins state honor Dec 3, 2014 6:29 PM
    Barrington Township Supervisor Gene Dawson has won the Township Supervisors of Illinois’ Robert L. “Bob” Turner Award. The award is given by the president of the Township Supervisors of Illinois to a supervisor who shows the same attitude and work effort of former Belvidere Township Supervisor Bob Turner.

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